The St. Petersburg Philharmonic makes their Music Center at Strathmore debut on April 12, 2011, presented by Washington Performing Arts Society. Baltimore Symphony Music Director Emeritus Yuri Temirkanov conducts. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, Brahms's 4th Symphony, and Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto, with soloist Alisa Weilerstein. Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with Alisa about the the Weilerstein Trio, the joys of touring with a single orchestra, and the fantastic experience of playing the Shostakovich concerto with the orchestra that premiered it with Rostropovich.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.Learn more →
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →
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