The McDermott Trio

Don't miss a stellar trio of sisters with the McDermott Trio from the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Front Row Washington Monday at 9PM ET. Hailed for their ‘dazzling virtuosity and beautifully integrated ensemble,’ the McDermott Trio has been recognized as one of the most exciting trios of their generation. Since their Carnegie Recital Hall debut, they have appeared in recitals throughout North America, Central America and Europe. Highlights of recent seasons include debuts at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y´s Kaufman Hall, at the Ravinia Festival and their first visit to Mexico as a trio with the Mainly Mozart Festival.

McDermott Trio

The meaning of "Home" on Center Stage from Wolf Trap

On this week's Center Stage from Wolf TrapMiró String Quartet performs Home by Pulitzer and this year's Grammy winning composer Kevin Puts, which ​captures in sound the plight of today’s Syrian refugees. Also on the program is Ravel's Quartet in F Major, Ravel's only string quartet, influenced by Claude Debussy. Saturday at 9PM ET.

Kevin Puts
2023 Grammy-winning composer, Kevin Puts

The Music of Dame Ethel Smyth

​On this week's Choral Showcase, the Mass in D for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra by Dame Ethel Smyth, an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement. We'll hear a recent performance recorded for Chandos in 2019. Sunday night at 9PM ET.


The Grand Don Carlo

On Opera Matinee, a presentation from Fall 2022, Giuseppi Verdi's grand-scale Don Carlo, based on true conflicts from the 16th century in the life of Prince Carlos of Spain during the late Renaissance, a tale of unfulfilled love and betrayal set in motion by international politics and intrigue. Carlo Rizzi conducts, with tenor Russell Thomas in the title role. Saturday at 1PM ET.

Don Carlo

Brahms, Wieniawski, and a Young Pianist


On this week's From the Topwe hear the first work Brahms wrote for a solo instrument and a stunning Wieniawski Polonaise played by a 13-year-old violinist. We also meet a teenage baritone who has been drawn to community activism since childhood, a guitarist who plays an arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie’s Night in Tunisia, and a young pianist who shares a special tip she got from piano superstar Lang Lang…play like a grandma! Sunday at 6PM ET.

Rise with the sun on Classical Sunrise

The days are slowly but surely getting longer, and the sun greets us with its warmth a bit earlier each day. Join us on Classical Sunrise for the perfect musical pairing for the day's sunrise.

  • Monday 7:02AM Mozart - Don Giovanni: Champagne Aria
  • Tuesday 7:01AM Brade - Galliard
  • Wednesday 7:00AM Bach - Flute Sonata, BWV 1035: IV. Allegro
  • Thursday 6:59AM Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 25: III. Vivace
  • Friday 6:58AM Ravel - Mother Goose: Empress of the Pagodas


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