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.
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