The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.
Celebrate the sunniest of seasons with the German prodigy's timeless Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream.
What happens when cultural doors open between the U.S. and Cuba? Beautiful moments like this mix of Mozart and a Cuban classic — with Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein and an orchestra from Havana.
With the aid of motion capture technology, and an imaginative digital artist, the gestures of the London Symphony Orchestra's conductor are transformed into trippy new animations.
Jason Haaheim was a senior scientist at a nanotech company before deciding he wanted to play in a professional orchestra. He's now principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
The choir, composed entirely of singers who are homeless, performs Wednesday at the hallowed New York venue alongside composer and pianist Jake Heggie and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
The legendary diva, who died 40 years ago this year, muses on stardom and fate — both on stage and off — in a luxurious new book of pictures and words.
The Prague native was a proud promoter of his country's musical heritage — from Antonín Dvořák to Bohuslav Martinů — with the world's top orchestras.
Young, classically-trained musicians look to impact the world beyond sharing their virtuosity with it — through meaningful projects building on their potential as leaders in their home communities.
Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the work of American composer Aaron Copland.
In some cases, the job of composer might be going the way of typewriter repairman and bowling pinsetter as software creates music more cheaply and quickly than humans. Can you hear the difference?
Givonna Joseph, founder of OperaCréole, explains why it's so important to perform the works of composers of color, which she says were historically "hidden on purpose."
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Step back in time to this dramatic decade, when political and social forces transformed a sleepy southern town into a world-renowned city.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
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.
This new animated preschool series follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.
Learn about our area's rich past with WETA's local history blog!
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s to becoming a major national producer for PBS.