WCPE Honors Women's Equality Day

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TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Females

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You'll hear works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Amy Beach and more

WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2009. The event honors female composers commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

"We shine the spotlight on female composers," says Woltz, who is also As You Like It host. "They have long languished in the shadows."

"You'll hear works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Amy Beach and more," he continues.

On Sunday August 23, Great Sacred Music with Ken Hoover and Peaceful Reflections with Rob Kennedy will highlight the 11th century mystic, Abbess Hildegard von Bingen.
Her debilitating migraine attacks led to her composing some of the most ecstatic music of all time. A self-taught musician with the first biography of a composer, she led the way for women with her writings on theology and natural healing.

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. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve 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.

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