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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for ClassicalWETA.org.

Jamie Barton

Jamie Barton at Wolf Trap

Classical WETA's David Ginder speaks with Wolf Trap Opera Alumna, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton.

Lois Narvey and friends

Lois Narvey

Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton visited harpsichord teacher Lois Narvey at her Levine Music studio to explore the importance of Rameau's keyboard music.

Ray Chen

Violinist Ray Chen

Taiwanese-Australian violinist Ray Che speaks with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about his return to Washington for his Washington Performing Arts debut.

Ryan Brown. Credit: Naomi Redder

Ryan Brown

Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix sat down with Ryan Brown to discuss Opera Lafayette's performance of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte (The Celebrations of Marriage and Love, or the Gods of Egypt).

Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton talks with Grammy-winning organist Paul Jacobs.

Deb Lamberton interviews Francisco Fierro

Friends of Classical Music

Deb Lamberton recaps a recent Friends of Classical Music event.

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez

Nicole Lacroix speaks with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez about their upcoming performance with Washington National Opera.

Marie-France Lefèbvre and Mireille Asselin

Marie-France Lefèbvre and Mireille Asselin

Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with Marie-France Lefèbvre and Mireille Asselin about the two short operas on Wolf Trap's double bill this August.

Maya Lahyani

Maya Lahyani

Mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani talks with Classical WETA's afternoon host Bill Bukowski about performing Carmen at Wolf Trap Opera.

Elizabeth Schulze

Elizabeth Schulze

Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute conductor Elizabeth Schulze.