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WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces an Americana Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, July 1-4, 2017

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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, 2017. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted.

“Our extended holiday weekend observance begins Saturday, 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.”

Highlights of the celebration:

1 Saturday
9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
12:00 p.m. Traditional: “Deep River”
2:00 p.m. Dvořák: American Suite
4:00 p.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
5:00 p.m. Sousa: “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty”

2 Sunday
10:00 a.m. Beach: Grand Mass in E-flat
11:00 a.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
12:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
2:00 p.m. Gould: “American Caprice”
3:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
4:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
5:00 p.m. Gershwin, arr. Bunch: Porgy and Bess Fantasy for Piano Trio

3 Monday
9:00 a.m. Amram: Theme and Variations on “Red River Valley” for Flute and Strings
11:00 a.m. Dvořák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
12:00 p.m. Copland: “An Outdoor Overture”
2:00 p.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
3:00 p.m. Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
5:00 p.m. Williams: Air and “Simple Gifts”
8:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid
9:00 p.m. Gershwin: Concerto in F

4 Tuesday
8:00 a.m. Williams: “Liberty Fanfare”
9:00 a.m. Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
12:00 p.m. Gould: “Amber Waves”
2:00 p.m. Carpenter: Skyscrapers
3:00 p.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
5:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
7:00 p.m. Buck: “Festival Overture on ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’”
8:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
9:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
10:00 p.m. Barber: “Adagio for Strings”

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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