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In October 2008, WFMT broadcast the NEA Opera Honors live from the new Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. Co-hosted by Martin Goldsmith and Robert Aubry Davis on the radio, it will be hosted from the stage by Dana Gioia, and Placido Domingo.
Honorees for this special event are Conductor James Levine, composer Carlisle Floyd, arts administrator Richard Gaddes and soprano Leontyne Price.
In exclusive interviews, Lang Lang demonstrates why he has been chosen as a cultural ambassador to the world, and how he continues to be an inspiration to people of all ages.
The entire schedule throughout the month features the complete symphonies, operas and concerti of Shostakovich, as well as commentary from the composer taken from the Friday, September 29th special, Shostakovich Speaks.
A monumental 11-part documentary airing on radio stations across the country and around the world.
A unique two-hour profile of the life and career of the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
Join WFMT during the month of January for the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth.