Amit Peled, Saint-Saëns and the Pablo Casals Goffriller cello
Classical WETA evening host James Jacobs speaks with cellist Amit Peled about his upcoming performance of Saint-Saëns' cello concerto with The Apollo Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, as well as his recent recording of J.S. Bach's Cello Suites nos. 1-3 on the same instrument Pablo Casals used for his iconic recording of these same works.
Pianist Jonathan Biss, discusses his participation in the recital "Leon Fleisher and Friends: A 90th Birthday Celebration", a presentation of Washington Performing Arts, at Kennedy Center on February 9, 2019, and Mr. Fleisher's influence on generations of pianists.
Leon Fleisher talks with Linda Carducci about his 90th birthday celebration, "Leon Fleisher & Friends: A 90th Birthday Celebration", a presentation of Washington Performing Arts, at Kennedy Center, Feb. 9, and musical experiences.
Antony Walker conducts Washington Concert Opera in U.S. premiere of Gounod's Sapho
Classical WETA's James Jacobs speaks with Washington Concert Opera's Artistic Director and Conductor Antony Walker about their upcoming presentation of the U.S. premiere of Charles Gounod's first opera, Sapho, which will take place November 18 at Lisner Auditorium.
Kevin Puts, composer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, talks to Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix about the opera and its music. Washington National Opera presents the DC premiere of Silent Night at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater November 10-25, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.
Christopher Bell, Artistic Director of The Washington Chorus, chats with Classical WETA's Bill Bukowski about their season-opening concert of memorial music by Brahms and Britten, and about the rest of the season and ideas for the future.
Cellist Kian Soltani, cellist with the West-Eastern Divan orchestra who will be playing the solo part in Strauss's Don Quixote at the Kennedy Center November 7, shares his thoughts on the orchestra, musically portraying the famous knight, and working with Daniel Barenboim.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.