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WCPE News: Press Releases
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WCPE FM Recognizes Memorial Day
TheClassicalStation.org Honors the Country’s Fallen
Wake Forest, N.C. (May 18, 2016) —Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, May 27 through May 30, 2016.
WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 30, 3 p.m. (ET). WCPE will silence their broadcast momentarily in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen service men and women. The broadcast will resume with the playing of Taps.
“We present an extended weekend celebrating American composers and performers,” says Music Director William Woltz. “We conclude with patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.”
A partial listing includes: (All times ET)
8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
9:00 a.m. All-Request Friday
10:00 p.m. Copland: Quiet City
8:00 a.m. Williams: “Song for World Peace”
9:00 a.m. Dvorák: American Suite
11:00 a.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
1:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
2:00 p.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
3:00 p.m. Schubert: “The Miller and the Stream”
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D Minor (Choral)
7:00 a.m. Paulus: “Hymn for America”
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
1:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
2:00 p.m. O’Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer
3:00 p.m. Chadwick: “Jubilee” from Symphonic Sketches
4:00 p.m. Hurwit: “Remembrance” from Symphony no. 1
5:00 p.m. Bernstein, arr. Penaforte: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio
8:00 a.m. Sousa: “Manhattan Beach”
9:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
11:00 a.m. Rodgers: Five Selections from Victory at Sea
12:00 p.m. Sousa: “El Capitan”
1:00 p.m. Williams: “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan
2:00 p.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
3:00 p.m.: “Taps”; “America the Beautiful”
4:00 p.m. Copland: “Simple Gifts”
7:00 p.m. Ward: Symphony no. 6
8:00 p.m. O’Connor: Americana Symphony
10:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings
On Saturday May 28 you may request your patriotic favorites for the Saturday Evening Request Program here.
WCPE can be heard worldwide, 24/7, via the Web in multiple streaming formats, including the next generation IPv6. Visit TheClassicalStation.org/internet.shtml to begin listening online. Across North America, WCPE can be heard through cable television and radio transmission affiliates. For a complete list of affiliates and cable broadcasters, visit TheClassicalStation.org/rebroadcasters.shtml and TheClassicalStation.org/cable.shtml. In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM. For more information on WCPE, or to print a downloadable version of Quarter Notes, the WCPE member’s magazine, please click here!.
With a 36 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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