WGMS 89.1FM

WGMS 89.1FM
“Washington’s Classical Station”
Studio Request Line: (301) 695-9373
Website: https://weta.org
Format: Classical
Hagerstown, Maryland

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The Divan Orchestra founded by an Israeli and a Palestinian as a humanist project for friendship and dialogue is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. (Via @NewsHour) https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/arab-israeli-orchestra-celebrates-20-years-of-harmony

#OTD in 1852, Fredrick Douglass gave his powerful speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.” He praised the nation's founders for their ideals, but also addressed the hypocrisy of the existence of slavery on American soil. Read more from @NMAAHC: https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/nations-story-what-slave-fourth-july

Our local arts magazine #WETAArts returns tonight, spotlighting a documentary about the historical roots of #DC's black community, a @kencen celebration of jazz trailblazer James Reese Europe, and much more. Join us at 7:30!
https://watch.weta.org/video/preview-weta-arts-july-2020-kgxadf/

This year’s #July4thPBS will feature new performances that were safely taped in iconic locations across the country, as well as highlights of some of the very best performances of past concerts on the 40th Anniversary of this great American tradition.

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