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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for

Francesca Zambello

Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello discusses WNO's first complete Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center.

Michael Mael

Michael Mael on the Ring

Washington National Opera Executive Director Michael Mael talks about their Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center.

Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster is Brünnhilde

Catherine Foster is Brünnhilde in Cycles I & II of WNO's Ring Cycle.

Geoffrey Pilkington

Geoffrey Pilkington, Ring orchestra horn

Geoffrey Pilkington is principal horn for WNO's Ring cycle.

Patrick Dupré Quigley

Seraphic Fire's German Requiem

Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts a very personal Brahms German Requiem.

Anne Akiko Meyers by Molina Visuals

Anne Akiko Meyers and the NSO

American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins the National Symphony Orchestra April 14 & 16, 2016 to perform Mason Bates' first violin concerto.   Bates also teams up with Ms. Meyers Friday, April 15th at 9 pm for a special "Declassified" concert, featuring the concerto along with his electro-acoustic suite "The B-Sides." 

Robert Wood

Urban Arias' Robert Wood

Urban Arias' Robert Wood on their early-April production of two Tom Cipullo operas.

Ambassador Wittig

Ambassador Wittig on Ambassador Bach

Celebrating Bach’s birthday with German Ambassador to the US Peter Wittig speaking about the composer, who, through his music, was also an ambassador.

Simon Wynberg

Simon Wynberg of Toronto's ARC Ensemble

March 14, 2016 at 9 pm, Front Row Washington presents "Before the Night:  Jewish Classical  Masterpieces of Pre-1933 Europe" featuring the ARC Ensemble, Simon Wynberg Artistic Director.
Kent Nagano

Kent Nagano conducts the Montreal Symphony

Music Director Kent Nagano conducts the Montreal Symphony at the Kennedy Center.