“Sarah’s Music - Contemporary Classical” is DW’s program dedicated to the rich diversity of classical music. In each edition of the weekly program, broadcast in English and German, presenter Sarah Willis presents concert highlights, goes behind the scenes at top events and gets up close and personal with her star guests and their instruments.
All people deserve access to a creative and expressive life, says Vijay Gupta, the founder of Street Symphony. Sarah Willis meets and performs with some of the residents of the infamous Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
Oscar D´León, known as "El Sonero del Mundo", is a true living salsa legend. He meets Sarah Willis in Los Angeles and during a concert together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sarah manages to surprise him...
Cuban trumpet player and jazz legend Arturo Sandoval invites Sarah Willis for a visit at his home in Los Angeles. They talk about music, social media and high notes on the trumpet. Gracias, Arturo - it was a lovely day!
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is performing in Bonn at the annual Beethovenfest with the Camerata Bern. She prefers taking risks with her music rather than perfection and Sarah Willis finds out why.
Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel dedicates a concert to his mentor, Maestro José Antonio Abreu. To celebrate this inspiring man, musicians from all over the world have gathered in Santiago de Chile for this very special concert.
Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and artist Aamu Song bring their extraordinary Reddress Project to the Boulez Saal in Berlin and reserve a pocket of the dress for Sarah Willis. A unique episode about a unique concert!
Sarah Willis creates a concert for children about the American composer George Gershwin with the help of pianist Stefano Bollani, conductor Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Dance with us!