Front Row Washington

Some instruments go so well together, that music is written for them... for centuries! In this concert, we hear how writing for the violin and piano evolved over the years in the hands of this iconic duo, violinist Paul Huang, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.

The composers in this performance are separated by centuries, from the 18th to the 20th. But with the same group of notes and instruments, we hear music for this evolved not just over the years, but over different continents!

Paul Huang

Classical Breakdown

John Banther and James Jacobs explore the iconic Romeo and Juliet Fantasy by Tchaikovsky. Its instantly recognizable theme became synonymous with romance and love. Discover the Shakespearean connections and unravel the three main themes.

Romeo and Juliet

Opera Matinee

The Royal Opera House presents Verdi's La forza del destino, a grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta, and family strife. Star soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings the role of Leonora. Sir Mark Elder conducts.


From the Top

New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist and 2020 Avery Fisher Prize recipient Anthony McGill makes a guest appearance performing Brahms with a 14-year-old cellist, bonding with a teenage clarinet quintet over their shared instrument, and recalling stories from his own childhood.

From the Top

Classical Sunrise

Enjoy the brisk November mornings with Classical Sunrise, the perfect musical pairing to each weekday's sunrise. This week's selections:

  • Monday 6:48AM Bernstein - Candide: Overture 
  • Tuesday 6:50AM Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Autumn: I
  • Wednesday 6:50AM Wieniawski - Scherzo Tarantelle
  • Thursday 6:51AM Smetana - Bartered Bride: Overture
  • Friday 6:52AM Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon: Overture 


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