Tune in on Mondays at 9:00 pm for classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles, recorded at venues throughout the Washington area.
Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
The National Chamber Players, James Lee, Artistic Director
An Evening of Brahms & Tchaikovsky
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
The National Chamber Players at Episcopal High School, James Lee, Artistic Director. Recorded by Classical WETA's Bruce Cain.
The National Chamber Players have been the resident chamber ensemble at Episcopal High School since 2004. Composed of members of the National Symphony Orchestra and other prominent artists under the artistic direction of NSO cellist, James Lee, the ensemble performs four concerts per year in the Ainslie Arts Center's Pendleton Hall. The concerts, featuring ensembles ranging from solo instruments to chamber orchestra, are appreciated by the school community, critics, and a devoted following for their innovative and balanced programs and their virtuoso performances. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Haydn: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E Major, Hob XV:28
Benny Kim, violin; James Lee, cello; Brandon Straub, piano
Tchaikovsky: Sextet for Strings in D Major, Op.70 "Souvenir de Florence"
Alexander Kerr, violin; Teri Lee, violin; Jonathan Carney, viola; Charles Wetherbee, viola; James Lee, cello; Eugena Chang, cello
Smithsonian Chamber Players, Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director
from the Music Hall of the National Museum of American History
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
Jennifer Koh, Violin and Shai Wosner, Piano
Presented by the JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD