WCPE "Preview!" Features Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Wake Forest, NC (PressExposure) July 03, 2008 -- TheClassicalStation.org announces today that its weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with cellist Matt Haimovitz. The interview can be heard during the station’s Sunday, July 6 program that airs from 6-9 p.m.

Haimovitz will discuss his upcoming performance at the Eastern Music Festival, his “Bach in the Bars” tour, as well as his future plans with “Preview!” host Deana Vassar.

“Haimovitz successfully made the transition from prodigy to inspiring artist and educator,” says Vassar. “He has been my favorite cellist performer since I discovered his Bach Cello Suites.”

Haimovitz will perform at the Eastern Music Festival July 9 at 8 p.m. at Guilford College's Dana Auditorium in Greensboro, N.C.

“Preview!” is a weekly feature that airs every Sunday evening 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.shtml.

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 Matt Haimovitz: Cellist Matt Haimovitz is a musical pioneer. He has inspired classical music lovers and won over countless new listeners to the genre by bringing his artistry to concert halls, clubs, outdoor festivals, coffee houses and any place where passionate music can be heard. Haimovitz made his debut in 1984 at the age of 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. Alongside his performing and recording activities, Matt Haimovitz is Professor of Cello at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. For more information, visit http://www.oxingale.com.

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About Eastern Music Festival:
Currently entering its 47th season, the Eastern Music Festival will feature 100 concerts and performances over its five-week duration. Distinguished guest artists include Midori, André Watts, Cecile Licad, Xavier Phillips, Elmar Oliveira and many others. The festival also produces a popular fringe series of alternative programming, featuring everything from Americana to alternative country, blues, jazz and gospel. For more information, visit http://www.easternmusicfestival.org/.


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