WCPE "Preview" Features Interview with Antarctic Explorer

Composer Dr. Allen Anderson and UNC professor of music Dr. Brooks de Wetter-Smith will be featured guests on the WCPE program “Preview!” that airs weekly on Sundays from 6-9 p.m. ET.

Wake Forest, NC, April 18, 2008 --(PR.com)-- WCPE “Preview!” Features “Iceblink” Interview with the Composers to Air Sunday, April 20

TheClassicalStation.org announces today that its weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with composer Dr. Allen Anderson and UNC professor of music Dr. Brooks de Wetter-Smith. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, April 20 program that runs from 6-9 p.m.

During the interview, the pair will discuss the April 27 world premiere of "Iceblink" as part of the Sights & Sounds on Sundays concert series at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.

“This promises to be an intriguing interview with two musicians and academicians that are on the cutting edge of performance techniques,” says Larry Kirwan, host of “Classical Lunch.” “Their collaborative work, ‘Iceblink,’ with photography, music and narration, is as expansive in scope as the vast Antarctic experience that they are trying to capture.”

"Iceblink" is a 45-minute multimedia presentation employing chamber orchestra music, soprano vocal performances and narration to complement the projection of images captured by Professor de Wetter-Smith during a December 2006 expedition of Antarctica.

“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 theClassicalStation.org/listen.

About WCPE:
With a 30-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.

About Dr. Brooks de Wetter-Smith:
Brooks de Wetter-Smith has had a distinguished career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and master class teacher. He has performed in nearly all 50 states in the U.S. and in 20 nations throughout the world. His editions of 19th-century repertoire are published by International Music Company and Southern Music Company. His principal teachers include James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Karlheinz Zöller, Walfrid Kujala and James Pappoutsakis. He holds a DMA from the Eastman School of Music and is the James Gordon Hanes Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Dr. Allen Anderson:
Allen Anderson is Associate Professor and Head of the Composition Area at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches composition, counterpoint and 20th Century music to undergraduates, along with theory and analysis courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Before joining the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996, Dr. Anderson taught at Columbia University, Wellesley College and Brandeis University. He received the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at UNC in 1999, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Arts and Humanities. In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Anderson has composed works for Speculum Musicae, the Empyrean Ensemble, the UNC Chamber Singers, Aleck Karis and Daniel Stepner, among others. His work has been acknowledged with awards or commissions from the Guggenheim, Fromm and Koussevitzky foundations, Chamber Music America, BMI and League of Composers/ISCM (both the National and Boston chapters).

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