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WCPE FM Hosts New World Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Thanksgiving

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (November 15, 2016) — 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.”

24 Thursday
8:00 a.m. Traditional: “We Gather Together” (“Prayer of Thanksgiving”)
12:00 p.m. Thompson: “Alleluia”
1:00 p.m. Bernstein: “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide
3:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
10:00 p.m. Copland: Our Town

25 Friday
8:00 a.m. Boyer: “Celebration Overture”
9:00 a.m. All-Request Friday
10:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings

26 Saturday
11:00 a.m. Dvorák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
1:00 p.m. Gershwin: Concerto in F
3:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
4:00 p.m. O’Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer
5:00 p.m. Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

27 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Hailstork: “Fanfare on ‘Amazing Grace’”
9:00 a.m. Bach: Cantata 140 (Wachet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme) (Sleepers, Awake!)
1:00 p.m. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite
3:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid Ballet Suite
4:00 p.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
5:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
9:00 p.m. Bernstein: Serenade After Plato’s Symposium for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion

You can request your favorite music on All Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program here.

About WCPE:

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, 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:

Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.

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