After 31 seasons with the National Symphony Orchestra, associate concertmaster Elisabeth Adkins is moving to Texas Christian University, home of the Van Cliburn Competition, to head up their violin program. Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke with Elisabeth and her husband, pianist Edward Newman, about their music-making lives here in the DC area, and about their farewell recital at Washington Conservatory of Music, broadcast Monday night, July 21st at 9:00 pm on Front Row Washington.
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →