Classical WETA's James Jacobs speaks with Kian Soltani, cellist with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, who will be playing the solo part in Richard Strauss's Don Quixote with the orchestra on November 7 at the Kennedy Center, co-presented by Washington Performing Arts, conducted by the orchestra's founder Daniel Barenboim, on a program that also includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5. Mr. Soltani talks about his experiences with the orchestra, his Austrian/Persian background, and the ways in which he himself is "quixotic." He also takes us through the way Strauss depicts the knight errant's adventure with the windmills.
WETA TV 26 recounts the major events, people and places of a decade in which the District of Columbia transitioned from a city of crisis, to a city of opportunity.See all broadcast times →
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.Watch now →