Washington Performing Arts Society is presenting the European Union Youth Orchestra at the Kennedy Center on Sunday afternoon April 15. On its first American tour in 20 years, the orchestra will be conducted by its music director, Vladimir Ashkenazy. Maestro Ashkenazy spoke with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about musicmaking, the inspiration of young musicians, and his first visit to Washington DC.
Classical WETA’s online station VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.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 →