Music for 2 Pianos

What better than 1 piano? 2 pianos! Don't miss this exciting concert on Front Row Washington that features pianists Lisa Emenheiser, Lura Johnson, Jenny Lin. Under the direction of its founder and conductor, Christopher Kendall, the Consort’s artists include principal players from the National Symphony Orchestra, along with other prominent chamber musicians from Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. As telling as the regular critical acclaim are the 20th Century Consort’s large and enthusiastic houses season after season at the Smithsonian Institution, “playing, as they always do, a program carefully thought out and performed with virtuosity.” Monday at 9PM ET.

Lura Johnson

Dvořák and Bruckner

This weekend on Choral Showcase, a rare performance of the original version of Antonin Dvorak's Mass in D major, scored for small choir and organ. We'll also take in a stellar performance of Anton Bruckner's Te Deum. Sunday at 9PM ET.


Peter Grimes

Deeply rich, with subtle beauty, Britten's 1945 masterpiece Peter Grimes is the gripping and tragic story of mistrust, misunderstanding and secrets as an enigmatic fisherman faces community oppression and is accused of murder. This recorded performance from November 2022 stars tenor Allan Clayton in the title role, conducted by Nicholas Carter. On Opera Matinee Saturday at 1PM ET.


Special guest host on From the Top


New York Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda joins Peter Dugan as co-host on From the Top and shares insights into her iconic career at the helm of the country’s leading orchestras. She speaks with an inspiring 16-year-old violist who is an emerging leader in her own right. We also meet an articulate young composer who wants her music to bring people joy and healing, a teen clarinetist who has traveled the world with his musical parents, and a pianist with a passion for acting. They give incredible performances of Prokofiev, Enescu, Kovács, and more. Sunday at 6PM ET.

A Musical Sunrise

Linda Carducci greets the sunrise every weekday morning on Classical Sunrise with perfectly paired selections for the morning. Start your day on the right note!

  • Monday 6:20AM Rachmaninoff- Prélude Op. 23 No. 6
  • Tuesday 6:19AM Handel - Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 11: V. Allegro
  • Wednesday 6:17AM Mozart - Rondo, K. 269
  • Thursday 6:16AM Schubert  Trout Quintet: III. Scherzo. Presto
  • Friday 6:15AM Naudot - Recorder Concerto, Op. 17 No. 1: III. Légèrement


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