The week of March 21, 2011--during our month-long Bach Celebration on both Classical WETA and Viva La Voce--our Vocal CD PIck of the Week on Viva La Voce is a recording of Bach Solo Cantatas by soprano Elizabeth Futral and the Washington Bach Consort. The Consort's Music Director, J. Reilly Lewis, speaks with Classical WETA's David Ginder about period instrument performances, the quality of Bach's musicians, and a Bach cantata in Italian!
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →