Cantate Chamber Singers are devoting their entire season to Benjamin Britten, whose 100th birth anniversary was this past November. For their March 23, 2014 concert, Cantate performs the first of Britten's Church Parables, Curlew River. Classical WETA's morning host David Ginder chats with Cantate Music Director Gisèle Becker about the inspiration for the work, the emotional power of the drama, and about a new piece written for the concert by Gary Davison.
Inspired by the engaging memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House as they aid families in London's East End. In Season 4, the series enters the early 1960s, and a new nurse arrives.Watch a preview →
Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) CDs each week. Hear selections from the CD on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.Learn more →
On a snowy night in 1965, Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High School defeated Lew Alcindor's Power Memorial Academy in what many call the greatest high school hoops game ever played.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 →