Founded in 1992, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra is comprised primarily of members of the National Symphony Orchestra. Sylvia Alimena, founder and music director, is a hornist in the NSO and is also conductor of the McLean Orchestra. Eclipse performs its subscription series in the concert hall of Alexandria's George Washington Masonic Memorial. Each November, Eclipse also presents a Bach Brandenburg Festival in Washington.
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 →