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WCPE FM Celebrates Black History Month

Celebration of African-American Music on TheClassicalStation.org

Wake Forest, N.C. (January 28, 2017) – WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of African-American contributions to classical music to commemorate Black History Month.

“We’ll celebrate music by composers and performers of African ancestry throughout the month,” offers Woltz.

Some of the works offered include:

1 Wednesday
7:00 p.m. Joplin: “Solace”
2 Thursday
2:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
3 Friday
12:00 p.m. Chevalier de Saint-George: Symphony in G
4 Saturday
8:00 a.m. Joplin: “Elite Syncopations”
5 Sunday
1:00 p.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
6 Monday
12:00 p.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G for Violin and Orchestra
7 Tuesday
7:00 p.m. Sowande: African Suite
9 Thursday
12:00 p.m. Price: “Dances in the Canebrakes”
10 Friday
12:00 p.m. Brouwer: “Cancion de Cuna”
12 Sunday
4:00 p.m. Still: Africa
13 Monday
12:00 p.m. Joplin: “Bethena (A Concert Waltz)”
15 Wednesday
3:00 p.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air
17 Friday
12:00 p.m. Hailstork: “Fanfare on ‘Amazing Grace’”
18 Saturday
12:00 p.m. Chevalier de Saint-George: Violin Concerto in A
21 Tuesday
12:00 p.m. Dett: Cinnamon Grove
22 Wednesday
10:00 p.m. Still: “Summerland” from Three Visions Suite
23 Thursday
10:00 p.m. Joplin: “The Chrysanthemum (an Afro-American Intermezzo)”
25 Saturday
11:00 a.m. Perkinson: Generations
26 Sunday
3:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 5 (Western Hemisphere)
27 Monday
10:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: Melancholy Serenade

In addition you may request your favorite every Saturday and the last Friday by going to our home page and clicking on Music Request under Quick Links.

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. 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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