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!
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.Learn more →
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 →