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WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Sounds of the Silver Screen

Wake Forest, N.C. (July 21, 2017) — WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Music in the cinema, August 4 through 6, 2017. Throughout this festival, WCPE will share music from films ranging from timeless to obscure. On Saturday you may request your favorite cinema classic here.

“A great film relies on both sight and sound for its impact. So for many of us, the memory of a favorite movie scene is forever linked with the music playing at the time,” offers Woltz. “Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we feature Classical selections that have been used in your favorite films, plus music written especially for the silver screen.”

For a stroll down memory lane, hear such notable classical works as:

4 Friday

4:00 p.m. Zimmer: “Now We are Free” from Gladiator
5:00 p.m. Wagner: “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser
6:00 p.m. Williams: “Princess Leia’s Theme” from Star Wars
7:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
8:00 p.m. Shore: Selections from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
9:00 p.m. Morricone: Selections from The Mission

5 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Williams: “Raiders March”
9:00 a.m. Pachelbel: Canon in D
10:00 a.m. Bach: Italian Concerto in F
11:00 a.m. E. Bernstein: Suite from To Kill a Mockingbird
12:00 p.m. Bacalov: Theme from Il Postino
2:00 p.m. Herrmann: Suite from Citizen Kane
3:00 p.m. Strauss II: The Blue Danube
4:00 p.m. Korngold: “The Adventures of Robin Hood”
5:00 p.m. Djawadi: Medley from Game of Thrones

6 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Myers: Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
11:00 a.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
12:00 p.m. G. Anderson: “Three Waltzes for Five Browns” (a Disney movie medley)
1:00 p.m. Glass: The Hours Suite
2:00 p.m. Shore: “The Fellowship”
3:00 p.m. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
4:00 p.m. Morricone: “Stagecoach to Red Rock” from The Hateful Eight
5:00 p.m. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

“This is one of our most popular theme weekends, and one that will bring back more than a few memories,” adds Woltz.





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