Edvard Grieg to Jessie Montgomery on Front Row Washington

National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef teams up with pianist Efi Hackmey in a program inspired by life scenes, works of art, and personal experience on this week's Front Row WashingtonWe enjoy works for the violin by an eclectic bouquet of composers, including Edvard Greig, Sergei Prokofiev, and American composers William Grant Still and Jessie Montgomery. Monday night at 9PM ET.

Nurit Bar-Josef

What you didn't know about the Saxophone!

We all know that unmistakable sound of the saxophone, beloved from jazz, pop, and classical repertoire. But what do we really know about this versatile instrument? Find out with John Banther and WETA Classical's resident saxophonist, Rich Kleinfeldt on the new Classical Breakdown


The NSO and Maestro Noseda celebrate Americana!

NSO Showcase returns this Wednesday at 9PMET with an American-themed program. We’ll hear Samuel Barber’s First Essay for Orchestra and Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento, plus George Gershwin’s tour-de-force, An American in Paris. Also included will be music by two foreign composers with ties to DC and New York: Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, From the New World and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's elegant Four Noveletten. Join us for this Americana program with the National Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Gianandrea Noseda.


A secret lover on Opera Matinee

Secrecy and love abound on this week's Opera Matinee. We enjoy L’Amant anonyme, 18th century composer Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges' only extant opera. It is a story of a grieving widow and the secret admirer who anonymously sends her gifts while waiting for her heart to heal. We hear a lavish production of Chicago's Haymarket Opera Company, sung in French with an international cast this Saturday at 1PM ET.

Opera Matinee

A celebration of Saints on Choral Showcase


November 1 is All Saints Day, and with that, this month's Choral Showcase presents music for the saints, beginning this week with Antonin Dvorak's oratorio about the patron saint of the Czech peoples: Saint Ludmila, who converted her nation to Christianity. We hear a performance by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with Leoš Svárovský conducting. Sunday at 9PM ET. 




Rise and shine with Classical Sunrise

Check out this week's offerings on Classical Sunrise with Linda Carducci! The perfect way to begin the day.

  • Monday 7:34 AM Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 2: III. Rondo
  • Tuesday 7:35 AM Kreisler - Liebesfreud
  • Wednesday 7:36 AM Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9: III. Rondeau
  • Thursday 7:37 AM Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3: IV. Finale
  • Friday 7:38 AM Bach - Flute Sonata, BWV 1033: II. Allegro
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