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WCPE, The Classical Station, announces several employment opportunities which include Classical Music Announcer, Assistant Music Librarian, Traffic Assistant, Technical Assistant, Business and Underwriting Director, Electrical Engineer, Promotions Coordinator and Accountant. Both full time and part time positions are available. Applicants may apply for multiple positions, which are open until October 25th. Retirees and Senior Citizens are encouraged to apply. Detailed job descriptions and details on how to apply are available on our Employment Page.

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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy


Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Ticket Giveaway

Join Nick Robinson during As You Like It for a special ticket giveaway! This week we'll be offering a family pack of tickets to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. These tickets will cover full admission to the festival for two adults and two children and can be used any day during the festival's run between October 23rd and November 24th. The festival features games and rides, an artisan marketplace, and fourteen stages of music, comedy, and entertainment. Listen between 2 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23rd, for a chance to win tickets to this event.


October 22 Birthdays

On October 22 we observe the birthday of Hungarian composer, pianist, and Franciscan tertiary Franz Liszt. Mere superlatives are not sufficient to describe Liszt's virtuoso piano and organ performances. By all accounts he was extraordinary. Friend of composers Saint-Saëns, Chopin, and Debussy, Liszt himself composed over 750 works during his lifetime.

Photos: Wikipedia.org






Monday, October 21, 2019


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony shines the spotlight on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. On the program is music of Sir Edward Elgar, Giuseppe Verdi and Antonín Dvořák, in performances led by current music director Riccardo Muti, legendary conductor Fritz Reiner, and Sir Georg Solti on the 107th anniversary of his birth. See What's Playing for details.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

Photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Logo/CSO.org


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October 21 Birthdays

On October 21 we observe the birthdays of French composer Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957), English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006), and Hungarian-born British conductor Sir Georg Solti (1912-1997). Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret was a musicologist as well as a composer. He is best known for his arrangements of the folk music of the Auvergne region of France. Despite a rather troubled personal life, Sir Malcolm Arnold composed in a variety of forms. He wrote over one hundred film scores. Widely considered one of the great conductors of the 20th centuries, Maestro Solti was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty years.

Photo: Sir Georg Solti/Alan Warren; Others: Wikipedia.org

 

  
 

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