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.
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 →