Listen each week to WETA Classical and WETA VivaLaVoce for these programs and features that celebrate classical music in performance and the people who make it such a rich art form.

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    Choral Showcase

    A wide variety of classical choral music from Washington and beyond — from perennial favorites to new discoveries, from Gregorian Chant to the present.

  • Classical Breakdown

    Classical Breakdown

    John Banther takes classical music fans behind the scenes with interviews, deep dives, and analysis. Episodes released bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Produced by WETA Classical in Washington, D.C.

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    Classical Countdown

    An annual WETA Classical tradition. Listeners vote for their favorite classical music pieces and we play back the top 100 pieces during Thanksgiving week.

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    From The Top

    Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens play the classics in concert.

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    Front Row Washington

    Classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles at venues throughout the Washington area.

  • NSO Showcase

    NSO Showcase

    WETA Classical's ongoing series featuring performances from the National Symphony Orchestra, hosted by Nicole Lacroix. This special radio series is made possible by WETA's Friends of Classical Music, including Patricia Sagon. The National Symphony Orchestra’s radio programs are generously supported in part by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

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    Opera at Eight

    In addition to the opera excerpts presented throughout the day, WETA VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 8 pm each day: Opera at 8. These opera performances are taken from the extensive WETA Classical library, ranging from classic recordings to the most recent releases.

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    Opera Encore

    To accommodate our international listeners, WETA VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 3 am ET each day. During this timeslot, we re-air the Opera at 8 broadcast from the previous month. So, operas featured one month at 8pm will be rebroadcast the following month at 3am.

  • PBS News Hour

    PBS News Hour

    Millions of Americans turn to PBS for the solid, reliable reporting that has made PBS News Hour one of the most trusted news programs on television. WETA Classical is proud to simulcast our television broadcast at 7pm weekdays.