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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 ClassicalWETA.org.

Bass-Baritone Eric Owens. Credit: Dario Acosta

Eric Owens at Wolf Trap Opera

Eric Owens, Wolf Trap Opera’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, spoke with Marilyn Cooley about the Wolf Trap experience.

Anthony Eversole

Baritone Anthony Eversole

Baritone Anthony Eversole talks about singing the role of the U.S. Consul Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Castleton Festival.

Antony Walker (Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap)

Antony Walker at Wolf Trap

David Ginder speaks with conductor Antony Walker, about encouraging young singers at Wolf Trap this summer.

Julian Wachner and Scott Tucker

Made in America Concert

Wednesday evening, June 11th at 7:30 pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, The Washington Chorus and The Choral Arts Society of Washington co-present "Made In America," a concert celebrating the wide range of America's choral tradition.  Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke with Choral Arts' artistic director Scott Tucker, and The Washington Chorus' music director Julian Wachner about this exciting and eclectic program, which also serves as the opening night concert of the annual Chorus America conference.

Thomas Wilkins

Thomas Wilkins

Classical WETA’s Nicole Lacroix spoke to New Moves festival conductor Thomas Wilkins and others associated with the event.

Jim Kreger

James Kreger

For over three decades, Thomas Circle Singers has upheld a dual mission: to perform diverse choral works for the enjoyment of DC area audiences, and to raise funds for non-profit organizations that work with the city’s underserved citizens.  On Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4pm at National City Christian Church, the choir's artistic director James Kreger leads a concert of favorite works to celebrate his 25 years leading TCS.  He spoke with Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton.

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

Classical WETA’s Nicole Lacroix spoke with Ryan Brown about Rameau’s career, and what it’s like to perform his music at Carnegie Hall and Versailles.

J. Reilly Lewis

J. Reilly Lewis

Music Director J. Reilly Lewis on the Washington Bach Consort's all-CPE Bach concert.

Martin Fröst (photo by Mats Backer)

Martin Fröst

Deborah Lamberton speaks with Martin Fröst about the concerto, his philosophy of music-making, and how long his clarinets last.

Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham

Violinist Gil Shaham discusses his upcoming concert with the NSO and guest conductor James Conlon to perform Korngold's cinematically-inspired Violin Concerto in D major.