Violinist Nikolaj Znaider celebrates the centenary of Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto with a new RCA Red Seal recording and a global tour in 2010. Znaider kicked off the American leg of his tour this month with the National Symphony Orchestra under Elgar specialist Leonard Slatkin. He talks with Deb Lamberton about his unique relationship with the NSO, and about his historic Del Gesu violin--the very same instrument Fritz Kreisler used for the world premiere of Elgar's monumental violin concerto in 1910.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.Learn more →
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →
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 →