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WCPE FM Honors Women’s Equality Day

TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Females

TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Females Wake Forest, N.C. (August 18, 2015) —WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2015. The event honors female composers, conductors and performers commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

“The day actually commemorates the passage of voting rights for women, but it’s a great occasion for us to feature women in Classical music,” says Woltz. “We will feature composers such as Cecile Chaminade, Clara Schumann, Barbara Harbach, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Amy Beach and Ethel Smyth (who was jailed for a time for her women’s suffrage activities in England!).”

Here is a partial list of the day’s celebration:

  • 9:00 a.m. Farrenc: Nonetto in E-flat
  • 10:00 a.m. Chaminade: Sonata
  • 12:00 p.m. Higdon: “Amazing Grace”
  • 3:00 p.m. C. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor
  • 7:00 p.m. Harbach: Jubilee Symphony
  • 8:00 p.m. Tower: Made in America
  • 9:00 p.m. Higdon: Blue Cathedral
  • 10:00 p.m. Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor

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“This is a great opportunity to feature women in Classical music,” he continues. 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. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. 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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