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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.

Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford LOC

Musical Instruments at the Library of Congress

Marilyn Cooley chats with the curator of the Library of Congress’s Musical Instrument Collection.

Marin Alsop conducts Candide

Marin Alsop conducts BSO performances of Candide.
 

Choral Arts in China

Choral Arts on a five-city tour of China.

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown, artistic director, and Aaron R. White, choreographer, discuss with Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix Opera Lafayette's upcoming production of André Grétry's L'Epreuve villageoise (The Village Trial) at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Saturday, May 30 at 2 and 7:30 pm.

Jennifer Koh

Violinist Jennifer Koh at the Library of Congress

Violinist Jennifer Koh talks about her upcoming concert at the Library of Congress.
 

Julian Wachner

Julian Wachner on Handel's Israel In Egypt

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5 PM, The Washington Chorus accompanied by period instrument ensemble New York Baroque Incorporated presents a single performance of G.F. Handel's dramatic oratorio of the Exodus story, "Israel In Egypt."  Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton and TWC Music Director Julian Wachner talk about the work, and what makes it so much fun to perform.

Bryan Hymel

Tenor Bryan Hymel

Where can you find 19 high C's?  On New Orleans-born tenor Bryan Hymel's debut album for Warner Classics titled "Héroïque: French Opera Arias."  It's our Vocal CD Pick of the Week online at Viva La Voce through May 17, 2015. 

Carmina Burana by Choral Arts

Choral Arts Artistic Director Scott Tucker on their May 17th performance of Carmina Burana.

Leonidas Kavakos

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and the NSO

Internationally acclaimed violinist, chamber musician and conductor Leonidas Kavakos continues his decades-long association with the National Symphony Orchestra performing seven concerts during a two-week NSO residency from May 7-16, 2015.

 

Isabel Leonard

Isabel Leonard

Isabel Leonard chats with Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix about her starring role (alternating with Irish-born Tara Erraught) in Washington National Opera's production of Rossini's Cinderella.  May 9th through the 21st in the Kennedy Center Opera House.  More information at Kennedy-Center.Org.