WCPE Celebrates Mahler

TheClassicalStation.org Honors 150th Birthday

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For some people his music seems coarse

Wake Forest, N.C. (Vocus) July 6, 2010

WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth. The three day event starts with Symphony no. 1 (Titan) on July 5 on Monday Night at the Symphony and continues with Symphony no. 5 on July 6. The conclusion coincides with his birthday, July 7, and a performance of Symphony no. 9.

“The music of Gustav Mahler is an acquired taste,” says Woltz. “For some people his music seems coarse,” he continues. “His work reflects his brief life,” adds Woltz.”Which was a series of crises and triumphs.”

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. Small dish home satellite transmission serves 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://www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

Media Contact:
Curtis Brothers
800-556-5178

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