Washington pianist Brian Ganz is performing all the works of Chopin over a 10-year period. This weekend, in concerts with the National Philharmonic, he plays the first piano and orchestra work in the series, Chopin's First Piano Concerto. He came to Classical WETA to converse with Marilyn Cooley about the project, his love of Chopin's music, and his approach to the intimacy of solo recitals in large halls.
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 →