WCPE Preview! Features Awadagin Pratt, Zuill Bailey

Released on: February 27, 2008, 12:09 pm

Press Release Author: Brian Van Norman/WCPE

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: WCPE's weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview
with pianist Awadagin Pratt and cellist Zuill Bailey. The interview will air during
the station's Sunday, March 2 show that runs from 6-9 p.m.


Media Contact:
Mike Gauss

WCPE Preview! Features Awadagin Pratt, Zuill Bailey
Interview With the Pianist and Cellist to Air Sunday, March 2

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (February 27, 2008)-TheClassicalStation.org announces today that
its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview conducted by Classical Lunch
host Larry Kirwan with pianist Awadagin Pratt and cellist Zuill Bailey. The
interview will air during the station's Sunday, March 2 program that runs from 6-9

\"Both of these excellent musicians transcend the normal boundaries of classical
performance," says Kirwan. "They not only play at the level of sheer expression, but
also truly communicate with their audiences.\"

The interview discusses their upcoming performance at the Fletcher Opera Theater,
Progress Energy Center, Raleigh, N.C. on Sunday, March 9. Kirwan talks to them about
their dynamic and engaging performance styles, their long-time friendship and their
efforts to enhance community life through education and performances. More
information can be found at the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild Web site, rcmg.org.

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 the Artists:
Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving
performances that receive tremendous audience response and press attention
throughout the United States. Born in Pittsburgh, Pratt began studying piano at the
age of six. At the age of 16, he entered the University of Illinois where he studied
piano, violin and conducting. He subsequently enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory
of Music where he became the first student in the school\'s history to receive
diplomas in three performance areas - piano, violin and conducting. Pratt is
currently an Associate Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence at the College
Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, visit

Zuill Bailey has established himself as one of the most sought-after and active
cellists today. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School,
Bailey\'s principal teachers were Loran Stephenson, Stephen Kates and Joel Krosnick.
He performs on a 1693 Matteo Goffriller cello, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of
the Budapest Quartet. In addition to his extensive touring engagements, Bailey
serves as Professor of Cello at the University of Texas-El Paso, and as the Artistic
Director of El Paso Pro-Musica. For more information, visit zuillbailey.com.

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Web Site: http://www.theclassicalstation.org

Contact Details: Brian Van Norman
(919) 232-5008

PO Box 897
Wake Forest, NC 27588

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