WCPE FM Celebrates Independence Day

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WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces an Americana Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, July 1-4, 2016.

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WCPE FM Celebrates Independence Day
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WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces an Americana Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, July 1-4, 2016. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted.

“Our extended holiday weekend observance begins Friday, 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, culminating in our Independence Day edition of Monday Night at the Symphony.”

Highlights of the celebration:

1 Friday
9:00 a.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
12:00 p.m. Traditional: “Deep River”
2:00 p.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
3:00 p.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
5:00 p.m. Williams: “Liberty Fanfare”
7:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
8:00 p.m. Dvořák: American Suite
9:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
10:00 p.m. Beach: From Grandmother’s Garden

2 Saturday
9:00 a.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
12:00 p.m. Sousa: “Manhattan Beach” and “Riders for the Flag”
2:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
3:00 p.m. Dvořák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
4:00 p.m. Amram: Theme and Variations on “Red River Valley” for Flute and Strings
5:00 p.m. Copland: “An Outdoor Overture”

3 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
11:00 a.m. Williams: “Air and Simple Gifts”
1:00 p.m. Bernstein: Four Moments from Candide
3:00 p.m. Carpenter: Skyscrapers
4:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
5:00 p.m. Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra

4 Monday
8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
9:00 a.m. Gould: “Amber Waves”
10:00 a.m. O’Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer
12:00 p.m. Buck: “Festival Overture on ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’”
1:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings, op. 11
2:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid Ballet Suite
3:00 p.m. Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio
4:00 p.m. Sousa: “Semper Fidelis” and “The Liberty Bell”
5:00 p.m. Ward: “America the Beautiful”
8:00 p.m. Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
10:00 p.m. Thompson: “Alleluia”

Request your favorite American music at the Saturday Evening Request Program.
“It's music that will make you proud,” concludes Woltz.

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed by military and foreign service personnel 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:
WCPE broadcasts on a variety of FM frequencies in Eastern North Carolina and is heard throughout Eastern and Central North Carolina and Southern Virginia from its transmitting tower in Wake Forest, NC and other repeater stations. A live feed is also available on the Internet at http://www.theclassicalstation.org, cable systems, affiliate radio stations and via satellite. WCPE is a non-commercial, listener-supported station that plays classical music exclusively. WCPE is owned and operated by the Educational Information Corporation, a North Carolina non-profit broadcasting organization. The Corporation was formed in 1973 and began operating WCPE in July of 1978. The Corporation holds a federal 501 (C) (3) Public Charity Exemption Certificate and the corresponding certificate from the State of North Carolina.

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