This weekend the Metropolitan Chorus joins members of the Alexandria Symphony, organist Terry Sisk, and soloists for two performances of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. Metropolitan Chorus Artistic Director Barry Hemphill, who is conducting these concerts at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and at Vienna Presbyterian Church, spoke with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about the work.
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 →