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 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.
NSO at Wolf Trap Festival Conductor Emil de Cou speaks with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about three NSO performances in the Filene Center:Carmina Burana on July 28, 2017 and two films with live orchestral accompaniment--La La Land on August 4th and Jurassic Park on August 5th.
Renowned ballerina Julie Kent, who retired from the American Ballet Theatre after 29 years with the company, is now the Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet. In this Classical Conversation, she previews two upcoming performances, and discusses the hopes and challenges of her new job.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.