On Saturday June 4, the National Philharmonic takes the stage at its home, the Music Center at Strathmore, for an all-Tchaikovsky program, featuring violinist Soovin Kim in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Maestro Piotr Gajewski stopped by to talk with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about how he chose the other work on the program, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, why it is so effective, and more.
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 →