WCPE Presents an Americana Weekend

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We will have a plethora of Great Classical Music. You’ll hear native sons (and daughters!) and our most famous guest composer, Dvorak.

WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces an Americana Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted. The Saturday Evening Request Program on July 3 will give you the chance to program your patriotic favorites.

“We will have a plethora of Great Classical Music,” says Bradshaw, who is also the host of As You Like It. “You’ll hear native sons (and daughters!),” he continues, “and our most famous guest composer, Dvorak.”

Highlights of the weekend celebration will be Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’, Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’, Sousa’s ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ and Dvorak’s ‘New World Symphony’.

Great Sacred Music will launch The Classical Station's July 4 observance with an all American composers and performers program.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Chanticleer and Anonymous 4 will sing hymns and anthems from colonial days through to the early 20th century. Elinor Remick Warren's setting of ‘The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay and ‘The Ascension’ from John Knowles Paine's oratorio St. Peter are but a few of the choral gems on this special July 4th edition of Great Sacred Music hosted by Rob Kennedy.

Great Sacred Music begins at 8 a.m. ET right after Sing for Joy.
The weekend’s schedule can be accessed at http://theclassicalstation.org/playing.shtml.

Also, Peaceful Reflections will close the day beginning at 9 p.m. ET with American selections. Composers featured will be Copland, Hanson and Still.

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:
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.


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