Wake Forest, NC (PressExposure) February 06, 2008 -- William Woltz, music director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.org, announces today that the station is offering Mozart Madness the weekend of January 25 in recognition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday.
The weekend radio festival will capture the full range of Mozart's compositions, beginning at 8 a.m. ET on January 25 with "Overture to the Marriage of Figaro." Weekend offerings will include symphonies, concertos, quartets and sonatas. On Mozart's birthday, January 27, the station's Great Sacred Music program will feature Mozart's "Requiem."
"This year Mozart Madness is an audience participation event," says Woltz. "Our three-day festival takes in an All-Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program. Our listeners get to choose the works by the Eternal Child, Mozart, that we will air."
In 1990, a group of psychologists studied Mozart's written personal history and labeled him as "pathologically optimistic." WCPE's Mozart Madness weekend will explore - through music - his exuberance and hope, even when composing during times of personal hardship and despair.
Of particular interest are an All Request Friday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. ET and the Saturday Evening Request Program from 6 p.m. until midnight ET. Both of these programs allow listeners to choose their favorite works to be aired. Requests can be made via the Web site at TheClassicalStation.org/request.shtml, by calling the station at 1-800-556-5178 or locally calling (919) 556-5178. Requests can be made in advance or during the programs.
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.
In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.