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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

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.

Scott Tucker leads Choral Arts in Brahms' German Requiem

Choral Arts conductor Scott Tucker joins Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton for a music-filled journey through Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem.

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes at the Kennedy Center

Leif Ove Andsnes' Terrace Theater recital includes Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and rarely-heard Sibelius.

Patrick Dupre Quigley

Patrick Dupré Quigley: Seraphic Fire in DC

They're giving 3 free concerts this season in DC, starting November 10th with Charpentier, Handel, and Purcell.

Amit Peled: Homage to Casals

Amit Peled's recital at the Kennedy Center marking the 100th anniversary of Casals' US tour.

Jeremy Denk

Pianist Jeremy Denk

Pianist Jeremy Denk on his upcoming Kennedy Center recitals.

Robert Wood

Robert Wood on "As One"

Urban Arias' Robert Wood on their season-opening As One, an opera about a transgender person.

Issachah Savage credit Kristen Hoeberman

Tenor Issachah Savage

Tenor Issachah Savage stars in Wagner's Rienzi with the National Philharmonic.

Rafael Payare

Rafael Payare at Castleton

Castleton Festival principal conductor Rafael Payare.