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WCPE Preview! Features Acclaimed Flutist Mimi Stillman

01-11-2008 06:59 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Interview to Air Sunday, January 13 at 7 p.m. ET

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (January 10, 2008)—TheClassicalStation.org announces today that its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with flutist Mimi Stillman. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, January 13 program that airs from 6-9 p.m.

During the program, WCPE’s Larry Kirwan and Stillman will discuss her passion for teaching the art of music, her first CD release, as well as her upcoming performance with The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle on Sunday, January 20. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

“Mimi Stillman has accomplished an astounding amount for a performer of her age,” says Kirwan. “Her talent is only exceeded by her passion for teaching, especially of young flutists. We're looking forward to her return visit to Durham.”

A Boston native, Stillman has gained international acclaim for her performances as soloist and chamber musician at venues throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. She has won the Astral Artistic Services competition, and was the youngest wind player to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In addition, Stillman has taught master classes and presented lecture recitals at The National Flute Association, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Flute Society of Washington, D.C. and the St. Louis Flute Society.

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.shtml.

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Media Contact:
Mike Gauss
919.232.5008
Mike@articulon.com

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 Mimi Stillman:
One of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world today, Mimi Stillman is internationally acclaimed for performances as soloist and chamber musician at major concert halls and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner and earned her Bachelor of Music in 1999. She earned a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. A prominent educator, Ms. Stillman teaches master classes at universities and flute societies, presents lecture recitals, is a published author on music and history and is devoted to educational outreach. For more information, visit www.mimistillman.org.

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