The Fairfax Symphony's next concerts are Saturday evening, March 17, 2012 at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, and Sunday afternoon, March 18th at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. Music Director Christopher Zimmerman conducts. Pianist Rick Rowley joins the orchestra for Franz Liszt's 2nd Concerto. The 1919 suite from Stravinsky's Firebird opens the concert, and it concludes with two works by Jean Sibelius (as the Fairfax Symphony concludes its three-year focus on the Finnish composer) — Finlandia, and his 7th Symphony. Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with Mo. Zimmerman about the pinnacle of Sibelius's symphonies, why he wrote nothing during the last three decades of his life, and why there are three different Firebird suites.
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →
Hundley's hopes to win a spring-cleaning prize are dashed when a burst pipe causes the building to be evacuated. He joins George in the country, but the monkey's efforts to boost his pal's spirits may go for naught when the pooch becomes lost.When to watch on WETA Television →
Inspired by the film Latino Americans, we decided to seek out a local perspective on the Latino experience in our community with our weta.org Digital Extras. 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 →