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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.

Il Lauro Verde: The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque

Early music specialists and co-founders of Italy's Palma Choralis duo, Livio Ticli and Marcello Mazzetti, chat with WETA's Nicole Lacroix about the Folger Consort's concert: Il Lauro Verde: The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque.

Alessio Bax

Alessio Bax

Pianist Alessio Bax joins flutist Emmanuel Pahud in a duo recital at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, presented by Washington Performing Arts.  The February 16 concert features Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, and M. Pahud's arrangements of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and Mendelssohn's Sonata in F Major.  In addition, each artist will perform a solo work:  M. Pahud will play Matthias Pintscher's Beyond (A System of Passing), and Mr. Bax will play Dallapiccola's Quaderno musicale di Annalibera.

Emmanuel Pahud

Flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Alessio Bax perform works by Poulenc, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Pintscher and Dallapiccola under the auspices of Washington Performing Arts, Friday February 16 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre.

Washington Concert Opera presents Donizetti's Maria di Rohan Feb. 18

Washington Concert Opera presents  Donizetti's opera, Maria di Rohan, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Washington Performing Arts presents Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Performs Feb. 3 at Kennedy Center

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo discuss their musical mission and Feb. 3 performance at Kennedy Center, a presentation of Washington Performing Arts

Stephen Hough

Pianist Stephen Hough chats with Classical WETA's Bill Bukowski about Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1, which he'll be performing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, February 1, 2, & 3.

Dana Marsh and Washington Bach Consort

Dana Marsh and Washington Bach Consort

Dr. Dana Marsh speaks with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about his approach to leading Washington Bach Consort in Bach's Christmas Oratorio on Saturday, December 9th at 6 PM at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. 

Antony Walker conducts "La Straniera"

Artistic Director Antony Walker discusses Washington Concert Opera's production of Bellini's "La Straniera" on Nov. 19, 2017.

Lara St. John

Violinist Lara St. John is the artistic advisor for the 2017-2018 season of chamber music at The Barns at Wolf Trap.  She discusses the season's theme--classical music inspired by folk music-- and her October 20th concert at The Barns.

Richard Giarusso

Richard Giarusso and Washington Bach Consort

Richard Giarusso is one of five candidates to be the new Artistic Director of Washington Bach Consort.  He speaks with Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton about leading WBC's season-opening concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  The concert, which features three Bach cantatas and an orchestral suite, takes place at National Prestyberian Church in Washington DC on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3 pm.