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Cultural Partners

Classical WETA and its cultural partners work together to promote arts performances in the Washington area. Cultural partners provide valuable support to the station, and Classical WETA works to promote our partnering organizations' upcoming performances with on-air promotions, contests, and giveaways. Join us in recognizing these important cultural institutions and their role in bringing world-class performances and events to the Washington area!

Cultural Partner Spotlight: A Concert of Kazakh Music


The Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Kazakhstan, and the Kazakh American Association are bringing a group of native musicians to the United States.  First, at Carnegie Hall on June 30, then at the Kennedy Center ( on July 3, the Kazakh State Academic Kurmangazy Orchestra of Folk Instruments, the Kazakh State Baikadamov Chorale of the Kazakh Philharmonic, and award-winning soloists will present a concert titled Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe.  Kazakh music, both traditional and classical, Kazakh opera, American works by Bernstein and Anderson, and even some Mozart are on the program.  Tokjan Balderston of the Kazakh American Association, and international artist Paul Emerson, founder of the dance troupe Company E, talk with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about Kazakh music, and the cultural and historical context of the music in the exhilarating and colorful concert, taking place at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on July 3rd.

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