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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.

Anne Akiko Meyers by Molina Visuals

Anne Akiko Meyers and the NSO

American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins the National Symphony Orchestra April 14 & 16, 2016 to perform Mason Bates' first violin concerto.   Bates also teams up with Ms. Meyers Friday, April 15th at 9 pm for a special "Declassified" concert, featuring the concerto along with his electro-acoustic suite "The B-Sides." 

Robert Wood

Urban Arias' Robert Wood

Urban Arias' Robert Wood on their early-April production of two Tom Cipullo operas.

Ambassador Wittig

Ambassador Wittig on Ambassador Bach

Celebrating Bach’s birthday with German Ambassador to the US Peter Wittig speaking about the composer, who, through his music, was also an ambassador.

Simon Wynberg

Simon Wynberg of Toronto's ARC Ensemble

March 14, 2016 at 9 pm, Front Row Washington presents "Before the Night:  Jewish Classical  Masterpieces of Pre-1933 Europe" featuring the ARC Ensemble, Simon Wynberg Artistic Director.
Kent Nagano

Kent Nagano conducts the Montreal Symphony

Music Director Kent Nagano conducts the Montreal Symphony at the Kennedy Center.

Peter Jablow

Peter Jablow: Levine Music @ 40

Levine Music CEO Peter Jablow talks with WETA's Deb Lamberton about the school and their 40th anniversary concert March 19th.

Patrick Dupré Quigley

Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts a new Mozart Requiem

Patrick Dupré Quigley on a new completion by Gregory Spears of the Mozart's Requiem, which Seraphic Fire performs in Washington.

Rosa Lamoreaux

The Season Bids Us

Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux joins the Folger Consort for The Season Bids Us
 

Opera Lafayette

Opera Lafayette's Ryan Brown

Opera Lafayette's Ryan Brown on Vivaldi's Catone in Utica.
 

Soloman Howard

Bass Soloman Howard, who plays the roles of Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr., in Philip Glass' opera, Appomattox, talks to WETA's Nicole Lacroix about growing up in DC, and his approach to portraying these two pivotal historical figures.  Washington National Opera commissioned this world premiere production of the revised version of Appomattox, and is presenting it in a limited engagement from November 14-22nd at the Kennedy Center Opera House.