The Baltimore Symphony's 2011-12 season is focusing on revolutionary women. One of the centerpieces is Arthur Honegger's oratorio "Joan of Arc at the Stake", being performed November 17 and 18th, 2011 at The Meyerhoff, and on the 19th at Carnegie Hall. Classical WETA's David Ginder chatted with BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, who conducts these performances by the BSO plus many assisting artists, about Honegger's emotionally-charged piece, about the unusual instruments called for in the semi-staged oratorio, and about balancing passionate expression with the job of performing.
The third season of the popular period drama about midwives in the East End of London takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.See all broadcast times →
What happens when a homebrewer, a local business and a museum join forces? Historic beer!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 →