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Christopher Zimmerman, music director and conductor
Featuring Simone Dinnerstein, piano

The Center for the Arts is proud to co-present a thrilling classical music program by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) featuring piano virtuoso Simone Dinnerstein, who The Washington Post has praised as “an artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity.” A highlight of the concert is Dinnerstein’s performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto. The evening will also include the regional premiere of Robert Carl’s White Heron, inspired by the birds of the Florida Keys, as well as Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Since 1957, FSO has focused on being a leading artistic voice on the concert stage and teaching the next generation of musicians in the greater Fairfax community. Under Christopher Zimmerman’s baton, the FSO continues to reach new heights, and according to The Washington Post, is “a serious force to be reckoned with.”

$65, $55, $40, half-price for youth through Grade 12.  

Free Tickets for Mason Students
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.

Before the Performance
A pre-performance discussion will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to the performance with Maestro Christopher Zimmerman and special guests. 

This performance is a co-presentation by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University.