American pianist Kevin Cole is regarded by members of the Gershwin family as the foremost interpreter of George Gershwin compositions. Irving Berlin once said to him, "Kid, if I could have played piano like that, I would never have become a songwriter!" Mr. Cole brought his sparkling talent to this year's Castleton Festival, performing both Rhapsody in Blue and Gershwin's Concerto in F for piano and orchestra. He spoke with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about what got him hooked on Gershwin's music, and why it's become his signature repertoire.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.Learn more →
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →
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