The Castleton Festival includes opera, chamber music, and orchestral performances open to the public, and behind the scenes is a whirlwind of activity and learning. Among the opportunities is CATS, the Castleton Artists Training Seminar, where young performers have voice lessons with world-renowned faculty, acting technique instruction, language studies, and much more. A second-year “CAT” is young soprano Melissa Chavez, who stopped into the Classical WETA studios to tell Marilyn Cooley about her experiences at the Castleton Festival.
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 →