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WCPE and Quail Ridge Present Brussels Chamber Orchestra

TheClassicalStation.org Features Cary Cross Currents Festival

Wake Forest, N.C. (June 30, 2011) - WCPE Community and Arts Liaison Tara Lynn announces the July edition of the WCPE Local Arts Series in collaboration with Quail Ridge Books and Music. Meet members of the Brussels Chamber Orchestra at Quail Ridge Books and Music on July 6th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and join a discussion on how music and art can bring our different cultures, communities and generations together. The Brussels Chamber Orchestra will perform live for this free event at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC.

The Brussels Chamber Orchestra, comprised of young musicians from around the world, chose North Carolina as the location for its summer festival- The Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music and Arts Festival. This summer, the festival is in its fourth year, returning with concerts, free open rehearsals and social events. New this year is an art-music event for children and a side-by-side program that gives young local musicians a chance to perform with the world renowned musicians of the Brussels Chamber Orchestra.

On Wednesday, July 6th, members of the orchestra will share their insights on working without a conductor in an ensemble of many native tongues. Their cooperative approach and respect for each member’s culture and ideas make this event a fun and informative glimpse at orchestral life. The musicians will take questions and perform gems from the classical repertoire.

“We are thrilled that the Brussels Chamber Orchestra will be back again this year to bring local, international and educational collaborations to the stage,” offers Festival Director Neil Leiter.

“Thank you to the town of Cary for sharing our vision of 'crossing currents’,” he adds. “The incredible new arts center will allow us to bring an even more innovative and educational arts festival to the Triangle.”

For a sneak peek at the Festival line up, tune in to WCPE’s “Preview!” on Sunday, July 3, 2011. The program airs 6-9 p.m. and will feature an interview with Festival Director Neil Leiter and Executive Director Carrie Knowles.

About Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music Arts Festival:

The mission of the Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music Arts Festival is to create an international summer arts community in Cary NC and the surrounding communities. The goal of this arts community is to "cross currents": to mix together international and local chamber musicians, reach out to both young and seasoned audiences, bring together different art genres under the banner of chamber arts and aid in the passing of a distinct love for classical music to the next generation of artists and their publics.

About The Local Arts Series by WCPE and Quail Ridge:

Co-sponsored by WCPE FM and Quail Ridge Books and Music, the Local Arts Series is a monthly free event in which a local arts organization will talk about its mission and one of its upcoming performances. Designed to be as entertaining as it is educational, each event also includes a performance aspect. WCPE and Quail Ridge Books and Music both look forward to working with more arts groups in the future and, together, focusing on community educational efforts.
Quail Ridge Books and Music, 919-828-1588, 3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC, is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Their Music Department specializes in classical, jazz and traditional music and presents a diverse program of free concerts.
With a 30 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. 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. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.