WPAS brings French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie to the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Friday, April 11th at 7:30 pm for a brilliant and virtuosic recital of works, including Chopin ballades and waltzes, and Liszt transcriptions of Wagner's opera music. He shares his thoughts about Chopin with Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton, and reveals his secret to performing the incredibly difficult Liszt orchestral transcriptions.
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 →