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NSO at Wolf Trap: Beethoven’s Ninth and more

Nicole Lacroix shares her reflections on the upcoming program at Wolf Trap, presenting the National Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto.


Beat the Heat with a Water Playlist!

Need ways to cool down from the heat? Check out our Water Playlist, full of classical music evoking various forms of water to divert our thoughts away from the heatwave!


Summer of Concerts

We offer weekly concert recommendations in and out of the DMV for a classical getaway this summer, from Wolf Trap inside the beltway to various star-studded music festivals along the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Carmen

    PBS Great Performances at the Met: Carmen

    Ahead of the airing of PBS Great Performances at the Met: Carmen on WETA PBS and WETA Metro, Linda Carducci shares a synopsis of this Bizet favorite and guide to the production.

  • Noseda

    Gianandrea Noseda on Verdi’s Otello

    Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra embark on their series of Opera in Concert, starting with Verdi's Otello. Nicole Lacroix speaks with Maestro Noseda about his bringing the opera to the concert stage.

  • Noseda

    Noseda's First Ring Cycle

    Program Director Jim Allison reflects on Gianandrea Noseda's first Ring cycle, his approach to the score, and the special nature of a Ring cycle from Zurich. 

  • Verdi

    A Guide to Verdi's Masterful Otello

    Ahead of the much-anticipated performance of Verdi's Otello with the National Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, Linda Carducci provides historical context and synopsis of the operatic masterpiece.

  • Verdi

    The 150th Anniversary of the Verdi Requiem

    Verdi's Requiem premiered 150 years ago, on May 22, 1874. Ahead of our broadcast of the masterpiece on WETA VivaLaVoce on May 22, James Jacobs reflects on the history and meaning of this powerful work.