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WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Sounds of the Silver Screen

Wake Forest, N.C. (August 5, 2015) — WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Music in the cinema, August 7 through 9, 2015. Throughout this festival, WCPE will share music from films ranging from timeless to obscure. There’s newer music, written especially for the movies, and old masterpieces that make the movie. On Saturday you may request your favorite cinema classic here.

“A great film relies on both sight and sound for its impact,” offers Woltz. “Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we feature Classical selections that have been used in your favorite films, plus music written especially for the silver screen.”

For a stroll down memory lane, hear such notable classical works as:

7 Friday

  • 5:00 p.m. Williams: “Raiders March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 7:00 p.m. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • 8:00 p.m. Shore: Music from The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
  • 9:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

8 Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Williams: Suite from Far and Away
  • 9:00 a.m. Steiner: The Three Musketeers
  • 11:00 a.m. Klimek: “Cloud Atlas Sextet”
  • 12:00 p.m. Bacalov: Theme from Il Postino
  • 2:00 p.m. Rozsa: Choral Suite from Ben Hur
  • 3:00 p.m. Morricone: Selections from The Mission
  • 4:00 p.m. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
  • 5:00 p.m. Ravel: Boléro

9 Sunday

  • 7:00 a.m. Bach: Italian Concerto in F
  • 11:00 a.m. Korngold: Suite from Captain Blood
  • 12:00 p.m. E. Bernstein: Suite from To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 1:00 p.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
  • 2:00 p.m. Rodgers: Five Selections from Victory at Sea
  • 3:00 p.m. Strauss II: “The Blue Danube”
  • 4:00 p.m. Shore: “The Fellowship” from The Fellowship of the Ring

About WCPE:

“This is one of our most popular theme weekends, and one that will bring back more than a few memories,” adds Woltz, who is also the host of Allegro. WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

About WCPE:

With a 37 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener- supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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