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WCPE FM Celebrates Independence Day

TheClassicalStation.org Features American Music

Wake Forest, N.C. (June 26, 2015) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces an Americana Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, July 3-5, 2015. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted.

“Our extended holiday weekend observance begins Friday, July 3, and features great U.S. composers, orchestras and soloists,” says Woltz. “We’ll play lots of patriotic selections on the Fourth to celebrate the birth of our country.”

Highlights of the celebration:

3 Friday
8:00 a.m. Copland: “An Outdoor Overture”
9:00 a.m. Dvorák: American Suite
10:00 a.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
12:00 p.m. Gould: “Amber Waves”
1:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings
2:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
3:00 p.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
5:00 p.m. Sousa: “Semper Fidelis”
7:00 p.m. Amram: This Land, Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie
8:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
9:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

4 Saturday
8:00 a.m. Bernstein: “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide
9:00 a.m. O’Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer
10:00 a.m. Sousa: “Manhattan Beach,” “El Capitan,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
12:00 p.m. Buck: Festival Overture on the “Star Spangled Banner”
1:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
2:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
3:00 p.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
4:00 p.m. Dvorák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
5:00 p.m. Williams: “Summon the Heroes”

5 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Thompson: “Alleluia”
11:00 a.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
12:00 p.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
1:00 p.m. Williams: “Liberty Fanfare”
2:00 p.m. Bernstein, arr. Penaforte: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio
3:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
4:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid Ballet Suite
5:00 p.m. Dvorák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)

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