Xian Zhang at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

We’ve been excited about the appointment since it was first announced – and now Xian Zhang’s first season as music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has officially begun! The appointment was highly praised at the time – and for good reason.  Zhang, who is an internationally acclaimed conductor and has led major ensembles in Milan, London, and Beijing, will be the ensemble’s 14th music director, and the first woman to hold the role.  The NJSO was enthusiastic about introducing her to their audiences and even shared a video introduction on their website: Though a quick look through the NJSO’s…