The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra opens its 53rd season with its first new music director in 37 years. English-born Christopher Zimmerman brings years of experience as a conductor of ensembles both academic and professional, both in the U.S. and abroad. Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley chats with Zimmerman about the opening concert of the season (Saturday September 12) and the many duties of a modern music director, as well as Zimmerman's thoughts about leading one of the nation's finest regional orchestras.
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.Learn more →
Classical WETA’s online station VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.Learn more →
By the time she was 23, Arlington's Joan Mulholland had participated in more than fifty civil rights protests including the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins across the country.Watch now →
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 →
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s as an educational television station, the addition of a public radio station, and evolution into a major national producer for PBS.See timeline →