Twenty years ago, a Washington DC doctor named Gerald Perman had a vision to bring world-class song recitals to the nation's capital. Today, Vocal Arts DC presents both internationally-renowned soloists and emerging artists in concert. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with Vocal Arts DC president Dan Silver about the organization's history, and its America Sings Festival, taking place now through June 4, 2010. One of the festival highlights is a free concert Saturday afternoon, April 10th from 2:00 - 5:00 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Classical WETA’s online station VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.Learn more →
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s as an educational television station, the addition of a public radio station, and evolution into a major national producer for PBS.See timeline →