The Fairfax Symphony's 2012-13 season opens on September 22nd with an all-American concert at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Music Director Christopher Zimmerman conducts John Adams's The Chairman Dances, Dances from Bernstein's On the Town, Gershwin's Piano Concerto, and a new piece for piano and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Pianist Jeffrey Biegel is soloist in the Gershwin and Zwilich. Classical WETA's David Ginder chats with Mo. Zimmerman about commissioning a new piece, Adams's greatly varied music, and jazz influences in the concert hall.
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