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.
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 →