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.
David Suchet says goodbye to his role as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in this special documentary, which looks back at the iconic character he has played for over 25 years.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →