Violinist Jennifer Koh performs Augusta Read Thomas's 3rd Violin Concerto, "Juggler in Paradise", Thursday through Saturday, June 9-11, 2011, with the National Symphony in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, on a program that also includes Schumann's 2nd Symphony, conducted by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. This is the US premiere of "Juggler in Paradise"; Ms. Koh gave the British premiere last season at the Proms. She speaks with Classical WETA morning host David Ginder about the joys of discovering a new piece and new composer, Thomas's brilliant orchestration and big musical gestures, and the logic of co-commissions.
The third season of the popular period drama about midwives in the East End of London takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.See all broadcast times →
What happens when a homebrewer, a local business and a museum join forces? Historic beer!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 →