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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for ClassicalWETA.org.

Anne McLean

Concerts from the Library of Congress Part 2

Library of Congress' Anne McLean with this week's program.

Abel Pereira and Adriana Horne by Scott Suchman

NSO's Adriana Horne and Abel Pereira

Thursday, May 7 - Saturday, May 9, 2015, two new principal players in the National Symphony Orchestra will get a chance to shine in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5: Principal Harp Adriana Horne and Principal Horn Abel Pereira. 

National Symphony

NSO Celli

Three NSO cellists on their performance of Penderecki's Concerto Grosso.
 

Greg Funfgeld and The Bethlehem Bach Festival

Greg Funfgeld speaks with Bill Bukowski about the 108th Bethlehem Bach Festival.
 

Michael Tilson Thomas

MTT's New World Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas on the New World Symphony's concert at the Kennedy Center.

Anne McLean

Concerts from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress radio series on WETA.

Photo of Corinne Winters by Rebecca Fay

Corinne Winters

Soprano Corinne Winters discusses her April 30th Kennedy Center Terrace Theater appearance with The New York Festival of Song under the auspices of Vocal Arts DC.  The program, with pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, tenor Theo Lebow and baritone Alexey Lavrov, celebrates the poetry of Spain.  Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.  More information at vocalartsdc.org.

Corinne also speaks about her debut album with Steven Blier, Canción Amorosa:  Songs of Spain for which she had to learn four different Spanish dialects. The CD is Viva La Voce's Vocal CD Pick of the Week for the week of April 20th. More information at Vivalavoce.org.

Sybarite5

Two musicians from the string quintet SYBARITE5 discuss their upcoming Barns at Wolf Trap concert, "The Shuffle Effect," where the players press shuffle on an iPod and play whatever piece shows up on the screen. Violinist Sarah Whitney and violist Angela Pickett spoke with Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix about the diversity of their repertoire, which ranges from Mozart to radiohead, and Piazzola to Romanian gypsy music. The Shuffle Effect, at the Barns at Wolf Trap, Friday, April 24 at 8 pm.  Information at Wolftrap.org.

Noel Edison on his Poulenc CD

Noel Edison on Poulenc's choral music.

Loren Kitt by Scott Suchman

Loren Kitt

NSO Principal Clarinet Loren Kitt performs Mozart's Clarinet Concerto April 16-18, 2015 with the National Symphony Orchestra.