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WCPE Preview! Features Andrew Manze and the Helsingborg Symphony

Andrew Manze will be interviewed on March 23, 2008, between 6-9 p.m. The interview will be based on his unique performance style, as well as, his upcoming performance at Duke University.

Wake Forest, NC, March 21, 2008 --( Interview with the Conductor to Air Sunday, March 23. announces today that its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with Andrew Manze, violinist, music commentator and conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, March 23 program that runs from 6-9 p.m.

“Manze is the violin star of early music,” says Deanna Vassar host of Preview! “He is known for his spontaneity.”

Manze and Vassar will talk about how spontaneity makes a performance. In addition, they will discuss the upcoming performance at Duke University.

On Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m., in Duke University’s Page Auditorium, Manze & the Helsingborg Symphony will offer a program entitled “The Eroica Effect: Beethoven's Third Symphony.” The evening will feature both discussion and a full performance of the famed Eroica.

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 Andrew Manze:
In 2006, Manze became the chief conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He is a gifted speaker whose work as a performer and commentator has earned prestige the world over. As a conductor he is a dynamic leader, directing orchestras around the globe in baroque, classical, and modern repertoires. As a violinist he plays with what the Boston Globe calls "sizzling virtuosity," skill, "so intense that it almost leaves a whiff of hellish sulfur hanging in the air." For more information visit

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