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WCPE FM Great Nicknames Weekend 2017

TheClassicalStation.org: Fun With Aliases

Wake Forest, N.C. (November 8, 2017) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Nicknames, November 10-12, 2017. Throughout this two-day festival, WCPE will share music with alternate titles. On Saturday you may request your favorite nicknames here.

“Beethoven wasn’t thinking of the moon when he wrote his famous piano sonata. A publisher dubbed it Moonlight, and the name stuck,” says Woltz. “Join us for a weekend of great music with colorful names and intriguing stories: Haydn’s Miracle Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony, Chopin’s “Revolutionary” Etude, and much more.”

10 Friday
5:00 p.m. Chopin: Etude in A Minor (Winter Wind)
7:00 p.m. Haydn: Symphony no. 96 in D (Miracle)
8:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
9:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor (Souvenir of Florence)

11 Saturday
8:00 a.m. Prokofiev: Symphony no. 1 in D (Classical)
10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Moonlight)
1:00 p.m. Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 in A (Italian)
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E-flat (Eroica)
4:00 p.m. Mahler: Symphony no. 1 in D
5:00 p.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 41 in C (Jupiter)

12 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Chopin: Prelude in D-flat (Raindrop)
11:00 a.m. Haydn: Symphony no. 45 in F-sharp Minor (Farewell)
1:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 3 in D (Polish)
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat (Emperor)
3:00 p.m. Nielsen: Symphony no. 4 (The Inextinguishable)
4:00 p.m. Schubert: Piano Quintet in A (Trout)

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

“Curl up in a comfy chair or slip on your own dancing shoes,” concludes Woltz. On Saturday you may request your favorites at the Saturday Evening Request Program.

WCPE can be heard worldwide, 24/7, via the Web in multiple streaming formats, including the next generation IPv6. Visit TheClassicalStation.org/internet.shtml to begin listening online. Across North America, WCPE can be heard through cable television and radio transmission affiliates. For a complete list of affiliates and cable broadcasters, visit TheClassicalStation.org/rebroadcasters.shtml and TheClassicalStation.org/cable.shtml. In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM. For more information on WCPE, or to print a downloadable version of Quarter Notes, the WCPE member’s magazine, please click here!.

About WCPE:

With a 39 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. 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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