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WCPE FM Celebrates Independence Day

TheClassicalStation.org Features American Music

Wake Forest, N.C. (June 29, 2017) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces an Americana Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, July 1-4, 2017. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted.

“Our extended holiday weekend observance begins Saturday, July 1, and features great U.S. composers, orchestras and soloists,” says Woltz. “Of course the 4th will be filled with rousing orchestral favorites and lots of patriotic selections to celebrate the birth of our country.”

Highlights of the celebration:

1 Saturday

9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
12:00 p.m. Traditional: “Deep River”
2:00 p.m. Dvorák: American Suite
4:00 p.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
5:00 p.m. Sousa: “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty”

2 Sunday

10:00 a.m. Beach: Grand Mass in E-flat
11:00 a.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
12:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
2:00 p.m. Gould: “American Caprice”
3:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
4:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
5:00 p.m. Gershwin, arr. Bunch: Porgy and Bess Fantasy for Piano Trio

3 Monday

9:00 a.m. Amram: Theme and Variations on “Red River Valley” for Flute and Strings
11:00 a.m. Dvorák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
12:00 p.m. Copland: “An Outdoor Overture”
2:00 p.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
3:00 p.m. Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
5:00 p.m. Williams: Air and “Simple Gifts”
8:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid
9:00 p.m. Gershwin: Concerto in F

4 Tuesday

8:00 a.m. Williams: “Liberty Fanfare”
9:00 a.m. Dvorák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
12:00 p.m. Gould: “Amber Waves”
2:00 p.m. Carpenter: Skyscrapers
3:00 p.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
5:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
7:00 p.m. Buck: “Festival Overture on ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’”
8:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
9:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
10:00 p.m. Barber: “Adagio for Strings”

Request your favorite American music at the Saturday Evening Request Program.

“It's music that will make you proud,” concludes Woltz.

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