WCPE Preview! Features Carolina Ballet of Raleigh, NC

Released on: February 13, 2008, 11:20 am

Press Release Author: Brian Van Norman/WCPE

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: The WCPE weekly program Preview! will feature an interview
with Robert Weiss, artistic director of the Carolina Ballet. The interview will air
during the station's Sunday, February 17 program that runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Media Contact:
Mike Gauss

WCPE Preview! Features Carolina Ballet of Raleigh, N.C.
Interview With the Artistic Director to Air Sunday, February 17

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (February 13, 2008)-TheClassicalStation.org announces today that
its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with Artistic Director
Robert Weiss of the Carolina Ballet. The interview will air during the station's
Sunday, February 17 program that runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Weiss will talk to WCPE's Rise and Shine host David Ballantyne about his many years
as a dancer with the NYC Ballet working with choreographer David Balanchine and
Carolina Ballet's performance of Balanchine Favorites.

"It is a wonderful ballet in which we are able to showcase many of the soloists in
the company," explains Weiss.

The Balanchine Favorites ballet suite will include the Raleigh premiere of Raymonda
Variations performed to the music of Alexander Glazounov, as well as Apollo
performed to the music of Igor Stravinsky.

The Carolina Ballet will be presenting the Balanchine Favorites February 21 through
March 2 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium in the A.J. Fletcher Theatre. Tickets are
available online at CarolinaBallet.com.

Preview! is a weekly feature that airs every Sunday evening from 6 p.m.-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.

About WCPE:
With a 29-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 Carolina Ballet:
Carolina Ballet was launched in 1997, under the direction of Artistic Director
Robert Weiss, to serve the ever-expanding Triangle North Carolina community that
includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Fuquay-Varina and
beyond. Going into its tenth anniversary season, Carolina Ballet is being recognized
as one of the top ten ballet companies in the country. The company totals 32 dancers
and during the 2007-2008 season will perform in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem
and Wilmington. For more information visit CarolinaBallet.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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