The triumphant “Ode to Joy” in Beethoven’s 9th is one of the most uplifting musical moments of all time. Hear it performed by one of the world’s leading orchestras in its only 2014 D.C.-area appearance.
Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
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 →