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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for

Matthew Dirst

Matthew Dirst and Washington Bach Consort

Guest conductor Matthew Dirst leads the Washington Bach Consort in Bach's dramatic St. John Passion Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2018  at 3:00pm  at National Presbyterian Church.  He shares his thoughts about the work and Bach's music with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton.

David Fung

Washington Performing Arts presents pianist David Fung

Washington Performing Arts presents pianist David Fung in recital at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, part of Hayes Piano Series, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Jose Luis Novo conducting

Jose-Luis Novo and "Mediterranean Images" with the Annapolis Symphony

Jose Luis Novo is the longest serving Music Director of the Annapolis Symphony. In this Classical Conversation, he discusses the theme of their upcoming concert, what the future holds for the orchestra, and why you should stay after the concert when going to the Annapolis Symphony.

Il Lauro Verde: The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque

Early music specialists and co-founders of Italy's Palma Choralis duo, Livio Ticli and Marcello Mazzetti, chat with WETA's Nicole Lacroix about the Folger Consort's concert: Il Lauro Verde: The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque.

Alessio Bax

Alessio Bax

Pianist Alessio Bax joins flutist Emmanuel Pahud in a duo recital at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, presented by Washington Performing Arts.  The February 16 concert features Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, and M. Pahud's arrangements of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and Mendelssohn's Sonata in F Major.  In addition, each artist will perform a solo work:  M. Pahud will play Matthias Pintscher's Beyond (A System of Passing), and Mr. Bax will play Dallapiccola's Quaderno musicale di Annalibera.

Emmanuel Pahud

Flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Alessio Bax perform works by Poulenc, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Pintscher and Dallapiccola under the auspices of Washington Performing Arts, Friday February 16 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre.

Washington Concert Opera presents Donizetti's Maria di Rohan Feb. 18

Washington Concert Opera presents  Donizetti's opera, Maria di Rohan, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Washington Performing Arts presents Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Performs Feb. 3 at Kennedy Center

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo discuss their musical mission and Feb. 3 performance at Kennedy Center, a presentation of Washington Performing Arts

Stephen Hough

Pianist Stephen Hough chats with Classical WETA's Bill Bukowski about Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1, which he'll be performing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, February 1, 2, & 3.

Dana Marsh and Washington Bach Consort

Dana Marsh and Washington Bach Consort

Dr. Dana Marsh speaks with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about his approach to leading Washington Bach Consort in Bach's Christmas Oratorio on Saturday, December 9th at 6 PM at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.