The first SHIFT Festival brings four of America's orchestras to the nation's capital for an immersive (and accessible, with many free residency events, and concert tickets at a flat $25) festival, March 27 through April 1. Boulder, North Carolina, Atlanta, and The Knights reveal their unique identities and relationships with their listeners. SHIFT is co-presented by the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts. Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with Washington Performing Arts president and CEO Jenny Bilfield and Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter about the inspiration for the Festival, what they hope we Washingtonians will gain from the immersive experience, and what growth in the orchestra world might be nurtured here.
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 →
Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) CDs each week. Hear selections from the CD on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.Learn more →
Since 2007, photographer Lloyd Wolf and collaborators have been documenting Arlington's Columbia Pike corridor, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation.Watch now →