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WCPE Offers Primarily Piano Weekend

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For two days, the piano will be the featured instrument with numerous virtuosi, playing compositions we have grown to love over the years.

WCPE’s Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces Primarily Piano Weekend on April 17 and 18, 2010. The program will feature great composers as well as virtuoso performances.

“Who comes to your mind when you think of a virtuoso pianist?” asks Bradshaw. “For two days, the piano will be the featured instrument,” he continues, “with numerous virtuosi, playing compositions we have grown to love over the years.”

A partial listing includes:

SAT April 17
9am CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor;
10am RAVEL Mother Goose Suite;
12pm ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto;
5pm GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor;

SUN April 18
7am SCHUMANN Papillons;
11am SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A, “Trout”;
1pm BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 15, “Pastoral”;
3pm CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor;
5pm MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G.

Also the Saturday Evening Request Program enables listeners to add their favorite composers and performers to the playlist. is the link to the SERP request page.

WCPE can be heard worldwide, 24/7, via the Web in multiple streaming formats, including the next generation IPv6. Visit to begin listening online.

Across North America, WCPE can be heard through cable television and radio transmission affiliates. For a complete list of affiliates and cable broadcasters, visit and

In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.

For more information on WCPE, or to print a downloadable version of Quarter Notes, please visit TheClassicalStation.Org.

About WCPE:
With a 31 plus year history, WCPE is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. 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. Other radio stations and cable television systems can 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. Quarter Notes, the WCPE Program Guide, is published four times a year as a means to enhance appreciation and understanding of classical music. It is distributed to station supporters and is also available online at For more information visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.


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