The McLean Orchestra presents Route 66 to Paris at Oakrest School in McLean, Saturday May 4th at 8 p.m. The concert features Michael Daugherty's Route 66, Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Maurice Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess and La Valse, ending with George Gershwin's An American in Paris. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix chats with Music Director and Conductor Miriam Burns about her new tenure at McLean Orchestra, the music on this musical travelogue, and her own journey as a young American conductor. For more information about Route 66 to Paris, visit McLean-Orchestra.org.
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 →
Inspired by the film Latino Americans, we decided to seek out a local perspective on the Latino experience in our community with our weta.org Digital Extras. 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 →