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Chopin Celebration

We are celebrating Chopin's birthday with a Chopin-spree and the coverage of the 68th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition taking place in DC!


NSO On Tour

Follow the NSO and Maestro Noseda on their 9-city European tour! Check here for updates from musicians and staff, blog stories, and more.


Classical Notes from the Kennedy Center

Welcome to our regular series on upcoming classical concerts presented by the Kennedy Center! Nicole Lacroix shares sneak peeks into each week's offerings from the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. 

  • Shakespeare


    From November 6 through 17, WETA Classical celebrates four centuries of music inspired by Shakespeare. From special nightly features with James Jacobs to in-depth blogs exploring Shakespeare and music, we look forward to being your Shakespearean guide!

  • Shakespeare

    Shakespeare’s 400 Year Musical Journey

    James Jacobs takes you on the 400 year journey of Shakespeare and classical music in celebration of the upcoming Shakespeare Everywhere Festival and our on-air celebrations of Shakespeare and music.

  • Avi Avital

    A Conversation with Mandolinist Avi Avital

    John Banther speaks with Grammy-nominated mandolinist, Avi Avital, about his upcoming program with accordionist Hanzhi Wang, presented by the Washington Performing Arts.

  • Sphinx Virtuosi

    Anna H. Wang Concert Series Presents the Sphinx Virtuosi

    The Sphinx Organization is a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Evan Keely speaks with Sphinx Organization President and Artistic Director Afa S. Dworkin and Sphinx Virtuosi violist Celia Hatton ahead of the performance presented by Anna H. Wang Concert Series.

  • Halloween

    NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

    The National Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the spooky season with a Halloween Spooktacular. Little monsters, fairies and princesses of all kinds (and their friends and families) will enjoy this NSO October tradition.  

  • Kennedy Center Opera House

    Let’s Hear Some Live Music this Fall!

    James Jacobs gives his concert recommendations for the fall season to get "that feeling you get after a concert that you have just been nourished in an essential way."