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For Immediate Release
Date: 15 December 2016
Contact: Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
rodney.overstreet@rso.com


HYMES CONDUCTS RSO

Critically acclaimed conductor Janna Hymes will lead the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in concerts this February. The program includes Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and two brief selections by Mozart and Haydn with David Stewart Wiley performing at the piano. The concerts will be performed on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. at Jefferson Center in Roanoke.

Born in New York City, conductor Janna Hymes is currently the Music Director of the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra and the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Previous posts include Music Director of the Maine Grand Opera, Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony, Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, and Music Director of the I Solisti Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. She also served as Assistant Conductor of the Teatro Massimo Opera House in Palermo, Italy, and is a frequent guest of the Messiaen Academy in Zwolle, Holland. Hymes is a Fulbright scholar and a prizewinner of the International Conducting Competition in Besanon, France.

Discount ticket packs and single tickets are on sale now. For more information, call the Member One RSO Box Office at 540.343.9127 or visit www.rso.com. RSO offices are located at 128 East Campbell Avenue, at the corner of Williamson Road and Campbell Avenue, in Roanoke.

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra celebrates its mission to enrich lives, to educate, and to entertain diverse audiences in western Virginia with the highest quality instrumental and choral music.
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For Immediate Release
Date: 10 August 2016
Contact: Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
rodney.overstreet@rso.com


SYMPHONY PRE-SEASON CONCERT AT ELMWOOD PARK

Roanoke, Virginia - The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Roanoke's Elmwood Park. The concert, "Symphonic Pops: From Classics To The Silver Screen" is part of the City of Roanoke's "Parks & Arts" series. The event marks the RSO's third appearance in Elmwood Park since the new amphitheater's opening in 2013. The event is free and open to the public. RSO sponsors for the event include lead sponsor The Branch Group, as well as Balzer & Associates, City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Downtown Roanoke Inc., For Alison Foundation, Hist:Re Partners LLC, and Kroger Mid-Atlantic.

Symphonic Pops
The concert is great for all ages with favorites by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, John Williams and more in a special Elmwood Park program of Symphonic Pops. The program includes God Bless America, Fanfare for the Common Man, music from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, plus a special Armed Forces Salute. The program lasts approximately 70 minutes.

Free Admission
Thanks to the generosity of RSO sponsors, the concert is free and open to the public. Chairs are not provided - concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets. For information about the RSO's upcoming 2016/17 season, visit rso.com or call the Member One RSO Box Office at 540.343.9127.

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra celebrates its mission to enrich lives, to educate, and to entertain diverse audiences in western Virginia with the highest quality instrumental and choral music.
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