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WCPE Preview! Features Carolina Ballet of Raleigh, N.C.

The WCPE weekly program Preview! will feature an interview with Robert Weiss, artistic director of the Carolina Ballet. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, February 17 program that runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wake Forest, NC, February 15, 2008 --( Interview With the Artistic Director to Air Sunday, February 17. announces today that its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with Artistic Director Robert Weiss of the Carolina Ballet. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, February 17 program that runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Weiss will talk to WCPE’s Rise and Shine host David Ballantyne about his many years as a dancer with the NYC Ballet working with choreographer David Balanchine and Carolina Ballet’s performance of Balanchine Favorites.

“It is a wonderful ballet in which we are able to showcase many of the soloists in the company,” explains Weiss.

The Balanchine Favorites ballet suite will include the Raleigh premiere of Raymonda Variations performed to the music of Alexander Glazounov, as well as Apollo performed to the music of Igor Stravinsky.

The Carolina Ballet will be presenting the Balanchine Favorites February 21 through March 2 at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium in the A.J. Fletcher Theatre. Tickets are available online at

Preview! is a weekly feature that airs every Sunday evening from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. ET and presents the latest in classical recordings and upcoming classical events. 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

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 For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

About Carolina Ballet:
Carolina Ballet was launched in 1997, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Weiss, to serve the ever-expanding Triangle North Carolina community that includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Fuquay-Varina and beyond. Going into its tenth anniversary season, Carolina Ballet is being recognized as one of the top ten ballet companies in the country. The company totals 32 dancers and during the 2007-2008 season will perform in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem and Wilmington. For more information visit

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