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WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Sounds of the Silver Screen

Wake Forest, N.C. (March 14, 2016) — WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Music in the cinema, March 18 through 20, 2016. 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.

“We will offer timeless masterpieces of Classical music that have become identified with feature films (think “The Blue Danube” from 2001: A Space Odyssey),” offers Woltz. “Plus there will be music written specifically for the silver screen.”

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

18 Friday

7:00 p.m. Morricone: Selections from The Mission
8:00 p.m. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
9:00 p.m. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

19 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Lunn: Downton Abbey, the Suite
9:00 a.m. Bach: Italian Concerto in F
10:00 a.m. Rozsa: Choral Suite from Ben Hur
11:00 a.m. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
12:00 p.m. Williams: Music from Jurassic Park
4:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
5:00 p.m. Desplat: Selections from The King’s Speech

20 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor
11:00 a.m. Music from The Fellowship of the Ring
12:00 p.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
1:00 p.m. Rodgers: Five Selections from Victory at Sea
2:00 p.m. Korngold: Suite from Captain Blood
3:00 p.m. Klimek: Cloud Atlas Sextet (for Orchestra)
4:00 p.m. Strauss II: “The Blue Danube”

“This is one of our most popular theme weekends, and one that will bring back more than a few memories,” adds Woltz.

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 38 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.

With a 38 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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