Whether you are fond of Bach and Beethoven, prefer Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov, or appreciate Verdi and Wagner, music is an important part of your life. For classical music and opera on the airwaves and via the Internet, you turn to Classical WETA.

Express your appreciation of Classical WETA by joining Friends of Classical Music with a leadership gift of $1,000 or more to the Leadership Circle Annual Fund.

You'll help support Washington's classical music radio station while you enjoy special benefits tailored to your musical interests, such as invitations to performances and private recitals, behind-the-scenes tours of the radio station, and opportunities to meet the on-air hosts.

"WETA's Friends of Classical Music understand the importance of having a full-time classical music station in our nation's capital. I urge you to join WETA's Friends of Classical Music and ensure that great music has a home on Washington's airways"
— Dan DeVany, Vice President & General Manager

Exclusive Benefits

As a Friends of Classical Music Leadership Circle donor, you enjoy special music-related benefits such as:

  • Complimentary tickets to concerts and performances at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, George Mason University, and other venues around town
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of Classical WETA
  • Opportunities to get to know the on-air hosts at dinner events and concerts
  • Invitations to members-only recitals at private residences
  • High-profile gift recognition
  • Plus, all the benefits of being a donor in the Leadership Circle, including tours of the set of Washington Week and other programs and invitations to private receptions with public broadcasting notables.

For instance, Friends have received invitations to recitals by pianist Murray Perahia, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Friends also can sign up for passes to The Metropolitan Opera’s live simulcast series in local movie theaters, direct from the Met’s stage.

Donate as a Friend of Classical Music now!