WCPE “Preview!” Features Carolina Ballet’s Robert Weiss

WCPE’s weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with Robert Weiss, artistic director of the Carolina Ballet. Weiss will discuss the Ballet’s upcoming production of “Sleeping Beauty.” Listeners can hear the interview during the station’s Sunday, May 11 program that airs from 6-9 p.m. ET.

Wake Forest, NC, May 11, 2008 --(PR.com)-- TheClassicalStation.org announces today that its weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with Robert Weiss, artistic director of the Carolina Ballet. The interview can be heard during the station’s Sunday, May 11 program that runs from 6-9 p.m. ET.

Weiss will discuss the Ballet’s new production of “Sleeping Beauty” with WCPE’s David Ballantyne. Performances will run May 15 through 18 at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C.

“Carolina Ballet's latest thrilling production is based on the original choreography by ‘the father of Russian ballet,’ Marius Pepita,” says Ballantyne. “Set to the timeless brilliance of Tchaikovsky, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is widely regarded as his greatest ballet score.”

"Preview!" is a weekly feature that airs Sunday evenings from 6–9 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 Carolina Ballet:
Launched under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Weiss in 1997, the Carolina Ballet serves the ever-expanding Triangle, North Carolina community that includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Fuquay-Varina and beyond. Entering its tenth-anniversary season, Carolina Ballet is recognized as one of the top ballet companies in the country. With 32 dancers, the company will perform in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem and Wilmington during the 2007-2008 season. For more information visit CarolinaBallet.com.

Mike Gauss