WCPE Offers Special Programming for New Year’s Eve

TheClassicalStation.org Presents Viennese Waltzes December 31.

Wake Forest, NC, December 28, 2007 --(PR.com)-- William Woltz, music director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.org, announces the station’s New Year’s Eve offerings for December 31.

WCPE will celebrate the joy of classical dance with a collection of Viennese waltzes and dance music written by the Strauss family, Emile Waldteufel, Joseph Lanner and others. Opening the evening of gaiety and dance is the Cleveland Orchestra presenting “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss.

Music & Vision reviewer, Kelly Ferjutz, described the Cleveland Orchestra’s 2007 performance of “Der Rosenkavalier” under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst as “pure magic.” The orchestra’s performance will air at 8 p.m. ET December 31. Regularly referred to as “an immense concert waltz,” “Der Rosenkavalier” will begin the musical journey across the Viennese dance floor for the festive New Year’s Eve celebration.

The evening will be topped off with a presentation of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” at midnight in order to ring in the New Year. The presentation of Great Classical Music never ends on WCPE, so as listeners put away their dance shoes and drift off to sleep, announcer Tara Lynn will present classical music favorites from around the globe.

WCPE’s 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, 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 theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

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 29-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 TheClassicalStation.org/guide. For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

Mike Gauss