Barry Douglas to be Featured on WCPE’s Show “Preview!”

Pianist, conductor and recording artist Barry Douglas will be featured on WCPE's weekly show "Preview!" The show will air on Sunday, August 5 at 7 p.m. ET.

Wake Forest, NC, August 04, 2007 --( announces today that its weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with pianist, conductor and recording artist Barry Douglas. The interview will air Sunday, August 5 at 7 p.m. ET.

During the show, WCPE’s Larry Kirwan will sit down with Douglas to discuss his role as founder and artistic director of the Camerata Ireland orchestra and his lifetime of accomplishments and achievements. Douglas will also share his U.S. tour plans for 2008.

“I have enjoyed Douglas’ interpretations and piano styling for several years,” says "Preview!" host Deanna Vassar. “With Camerata Ireland, Douglas conducts pulsating musical journeys through the sheer strength of his presence.”

“Preview!” will be playing an excerpt from Douglas’ recording, "Beethoven Piano Cycle," with Camerata Ireland. Camerata Ireland provides opportunities for the best of young Irish musical talent from both Irelands, North and South, to learn, tour and play with the best musicians from around the world with the potential of going solo.

“Preview!” airs every Sunday evening from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. ET and presents the latest in classical recordings and upcoming classical events.

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

About WCPE:
With a 28-year history, WCPE 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. Other radio stations and cable television systems are able to rebroadcast Great Classical Music. 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.

About Barry Douglas:
Barry Douglas first studied the piano in Belfast at age 16. Later, in London, he studied at the Royal College of Music. Douglas is a multi-medal winner and most recently was awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002. He also received a Fellowship from the Royal College of Music where he is Prince Consort Professor of Piano. Douglas holds an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Queens University Belfast. Douglas has performed with every major international orchestra and collaborated with conductors such as: Colin Davis, Jansons, Masur, Maazel, Previn, Rostropovich, Tilson-Thomas and Temirkanov. With the great success of his orchestra, Camerata Ireland, Douglas increasingly devotes part of his time to conducting. He has made many recordings for BMG/RCA, and more recently, Satirino. For more information, visit

Mike Gauss