WCPE Presents Cartoons at Noon in June

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For many people, the music in cartoons was the first introduction to Classical music.

WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces the series “Cartoons in June”. The series highlights the lighter side of classical Music.

“For many people, the music in cartoons was the first introduction to Classical music," offers Bradshaw, who is also Allegro and Wavelengths host.

Highlights of the series will be (all at Noon ET):
1 Friday
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours from La gioconda Featured in Disney's "Fantasia" and various cartoons
6 Wednesday
Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" Heard in the 2004 Simpsons episode "Margical History Tour"
13 Wednesday
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathetique" Heard in the 1947 cartoon "Bugs Bunny Rides Again"
26 Tuesday
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice The only selection from the original Fantasia film that also appeared in Fantasia 2000.
28 Thursday
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville Heard in the 1950 Bugs Bunny Classic, "The Rabbit of Seville"film that also appeared in Fantasia 2000.

“So, let’s have some great fun listening to music from the cartoons that gave us smiles, laughs or outright guffaws. Here’s to the lighter side of life—from Bugs Bunny to The Simpsons,” adds Bradshaw.

The day’s schedule can be accessed under Quick Links at Today’s Music at http://theclassicalstation.org/index.shtml.

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.

About WCPE:
With a 30 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 http://theclassicalstation.org/index.shtmlor call 919-556-5178.

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Curtis Brothers
919.556.5178
curtis(at)TheClassicalStation(dot)org

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