John Mauceri has many titles: Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; world-renowned conductor, and former Music Director of both the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He returns to town after nearly two decades to conduct George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" for Washington National Opera, a work he knows well, having researched and recorded Gershwin's original 1935 score. He spoke with Deb Lamberton about "Porgy and Bess," the art of making music, and about working as Leonard Bernstein's protege for 18 years.
By the time she was 23, Arlington's Joan Mulholland had participated in more than fifty civil rights protests including the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins across the country.Watch now →
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 →