Young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is making his National Symphony Orchestra debut at Wolf Trap on Friday evening, playing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. He spoke with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about playing alone and with others, and about his new album that includes Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Season 2 of The Paradise continues the story of life, love and intrigue in a glamorous Victorian-era department store.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. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers. However, the local beer market changed tremendously after Prohibition and the city was left without a hometown brew for decades before a recent resurgence.
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 →