We salute American composers and performers throughout this extended weekend.
Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
Dick Storck, Program Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org and former announcer for the American Forces Thailand Network, a division of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), invites listeners across the country to remember those who have given their lives for America. Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, May 24 through May 26, 2014.
WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 26, 3 p.m. (ET). WCPE will silence their broadcast momentarily in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen service men and women. The broadcast will resume with the playing of Taps.
“We salute American composers and performers throughout this extended weekend,” says Music Director William Woltz, who also hosts Allegro! “We conclude with patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.”
A partial listing includes: (All times ET)
10:00 a.m. Dvořák: American Suite
12:00 p.m. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
1:00 p.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
2:00 p.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
3:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
5:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid Ballet Suite
7:00 a.m. Hochman: American Dream
11:00 a.m. Williams: “Summon the Heroes”
12:00 p.m. Ward: Symphony no. 6
1:00 p.m. Dvořák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
2:00 p.m. Copland: Red Pony Suite
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D Minor (Choral)
8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
9:00 a.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
10:00 a.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
12:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings
1:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
2:00 p.m. Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
3:00 p.m. “Taps”
4:00 p.m. Williams: “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan
7:00 p.m. Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio
8:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
10:00 p.m. Hurwit: “Remembrance” from Symphony no. 1 (Remembrance)
On Saturday May 24 you may request your patriotic favorites for the Saturday Evening Request Program here.
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For Immediate Release
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