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WCPE FM Hosts New World Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Thanksgiving

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (November 25, 2015) — WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a New World Weekend to celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The station will air Great Classical Music with American themes and by American composers.

“Celebrate home and family with Classical favorites chosen to provide a beautiful accompaniment to your Thanksgiving gathering,” says Woltz. “The weekend that follows is a celebration of American composers and performers.”

26 Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • 10:00 a.m. Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D
  • 11:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
  • 12:00 p.m. Dvorák: American Suite
  • 1:00 p.m. Thompson: “Alleluia”
  • 2:00 p.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 24 in C Minor
  • 3:00 p.m. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • 4:00 p.m. Copland: Old American Songs, Set I
  • 5:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • 6:00 p.m. Gershwin: Concert Fantasy on Themes from Porgy and Bess
  • 10:00 p.m. Copland: Our Town

27 Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. Gershwin: “Strike Up The Band”
  • 9:00 a.m. All-Request Friday
  • 10:00 p.m. Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

28 Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. Delius: Florida Suite
  • 11:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  • 12:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Washington Post”
  • 1:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid Ballet Suite
  • 2:00 p.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
  • 3:00 p.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
  • 4:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
  • 5:00 p.m. Dvorák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)

29 Sunday

  • 7:00 a.m. Ward: “America the Beautiful”
  • 11:00 a.m. Higdon: “Amazing Grace”
  • 1:00 p.m. O’Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer
  • 2:00 p.m. Amram: This Land, Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie
  • 3:00 p.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • 4:00 p.m. Dvorák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
  • 5:00 p.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
You can request your favorite music on All Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program here.

About WCPE:

“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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