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WCPE Honors Women’s History Month

TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Females

Wake Forest, N.C. (March 10, 2016) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces Women’s History Month during March, 2016. The event honors female composers, conductors and performers in Classical Music.

“We feature female composers and performers from the medieval era to the 21st century,” offers Woltz. “We will focus on contemporary female composers during Wavelengths, on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.”

Some featured composers and their works include:

10 Thursday
10:00 p.m. Hildegard von Bingen: “O Felix Anima”

11 Friday
3:00 p.m. Beach: From Grandmother’s Garden
10:00 p.m. Chaminade: Piano Trio no. 1 in G Minor

13 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Higdon: “A Quiet Moment”
2:00 p.m. Schumann, C.: Four Fugitive Pieces

14 Monday
10:00 p.m. Harbach: Veneration for Orchestra

15 Tuesday
12:00 p.m. Beach: “Dreaming”

16 Wednesday
2:00 p.m. Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto no. 1 in G Minor

18 Friday
10:00 p.m. C. Schumann: Three Romances for Piano

22 Tuesday
9:00 a.m. Chaminade: Sonata
10:00 p.m. Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor

23 Wednesday
10:00 p.m. Higdon: “Legacy”

24 Thursday
12:00 p.m. Mendelssohn-Hensel: “March” from The Year
2:00 p.m. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
5:00 p.m. Beach: Barcarolle from Three Characteristic Pieces

28 Monday
10:00 p.m. C. Schumann: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann

29 Tuesday
10:00 p.m. Hildegard von Bingen: “Ave Generosa”

30 Wednesday
12:00 p.m. C. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor

31 Thursday
10:00 p.m. Harbach: Sinfonietta

“On the Saturday Evening Request Program and All Request Friday you may ask for your favorite female composers, performers and conductors here,” concludes Woltz.

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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