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This week Great Sacred Music will feature music sung by The Sixteen, the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Artists Vocal Ensemble in the first hour.

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WCPE's 'Preview!'

Sunday August 30th at 6PM EST

This week on WCPE's Preview! pianist Daniel Barenboim plays Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, with Gustavo Dudamel leading Staatskapelle Berlin.

Tara Lynn speaks with pianist Yundi about his upcoming release of the complete preludes of Chopin.

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Sunday August 30th at 9PM EST

This week on WCPE's Wavelengths the Boston Modern Orchestra Project performs Persephone and the Four Seasons, a work for oboe and orchestra by Chinese­born composer Thomas Oboe Lee. Jennifer Slowik is the soloist.

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Preview - Beth Bader - Young Musicians of Alamance

Alamance County has a brand new music program thanks to the dedication of former educator Beth Bader. This summer, she launched Young Musicians of Alamance to provide instruments and intensive ensemble music instruction by qualified music teachers to an underserved community. Students from Burlington’s Eastlawn Elementary School are the programs first participants, and Beth Bader is eager to expand in the coming years. Based on the El Sistema model, the Young Musicians of Alamance meet at their nucleo site, The First Reformed United Church of Christ in Burlington, North Carolina. Beth Bader recently joined us on “Preview!” to discuss her impetus and vision for this special program.

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WCPE FM, The Classical Station, announces five grants totaling more than $8,000 from its WCPE Education Fund for the 2015–16 season.


WCPE Education Fund

When your contribution is at least $50.00, you may, in lieu of choosing a gift, designate that 10% of your donation go toward the WCPE Education Fund. Please check the appropriate box in the Secure Pledge Form!




The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2014-15 Season

The Met’s 2014-15 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!

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Online playlists
"What was that beautiful piece of music??" Find out now by browsing through a week's worth of playlists!

Meet the Announcer
Ever wonder what your favorite voice looks like? See photos and read brief biographies of WCPE's announcers!

"Quarter Notes"
WCPE's Member Magazine
Published quarterly, this magazine and listener guide offers featured works and program highlights for the WCPE season to come, plus station news, reviews, interviews and other articles designed to enhance your classical music journey.

Quarter Notes is sent to WCPE members in print version, and members may also choose to view this website's "green" online version. To become a WCPE member (your gift is tax-deductible!) and receive a year's subscription to Quarter Notes, click here.

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