Listen each week to Classical WETA 90.9 FM and 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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    Album of the Week

    Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) albums each week. Hear selections from the album on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.

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    Center Stage From Wolf Trap

    Airing each Saturday night from June through November, this series features intimate chamber music recitals by world-class artists recorded at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

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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 Classical WETA in Washington, D.C.

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    Classical Countdown

    An annual Classical WETA 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.

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    NSO Showcase

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

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    Opera Encore

    To accommodate our international listeners, 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.

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    PBS NewsHour

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