Violinist Joshua Bell celebrates the National Symphony Orchestra's 80th anniversary as guest soloist at the sold-out NSO Season Opening Ball Concert on September 25th, 2011. Classical WETA will air the event in an exclusive radio broadcast on Tuesday morning, September 27th at 11:00 a.m.
Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton speaks with Joshua Bell about the Bruch Violin Concerto he'll perform with the NSO. Mr. Bell also reveals how he really feels about his 1713 Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius violin, and talks about his new appointment as Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.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 →