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WCPE FM Celebrates Black History Month

Celebration of African-American Music on TheClassicalStation.org

Wake Forest, N.C. (January 31, 2016) – 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 Monday
1:00 p.m. Joplin: “Elite Syncopations”
10:00 p.m. Dett: Magnolia Suite

3 Wednesday
3:00 p.m. Sowande: African Suite

4 Thursday
12:00 p.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals

5 Friday
9:00 a.m. Chevalier de Saint-George: Violin Concerto in D

6 Saturday
12:00 p.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G for Violin and Orchestra

7 Sunday
4:00 p.m. Still: Africa

8 Monday
9:00 a.m. Gretry: String Quartet no. 5 in G

11 Thursday
12:00 p.m. Joplin: “Solace (A Mexican Serenade)”
3:00 p.m. Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony

12 Friday
3:00 p.m. Hailstork: Two Romances for Viola and Chamber Ensemble

13 Saturday
12:00 p.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air

15 Monday
7:00 p.m. Joplin: “Bethena (A Concert Waltz)”

16 Tuesday
5:00 p.m. Hailstork: Fanfare on “Amazing Grace”

19 Friday
12:00 p.m. Still: “Mother and Child”

22 Monday
10:00 p.m. Still: Summerland from Three Visions Suite

23 Tuesday
10:00 p.m. Dett: “Madrigal Divine” from Eight Bible Vignettes

24 Wednesday
10:00 p.m. Joplin: “The Chrysanthemum (An Afro-American Intermezzo)”

25 Thursday
10:00 a.m. Chevalier de Saint-George: Violin Concerto in A

28 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Dett: “Don’t Be Weary, Traveler”

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 37 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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