America the Beautiful
April 28 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shaftman Performing Arts Center, Jefferson Center
James “Bud” Robertson, narrator
David Stewart Wiley, conductor
Join us for a celebration of our American musical heritage. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the music of America’s beginnings, times of trouble, and inspirational music, along with tributes to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Enjoy selections like Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, America the Beautiful, American Civil War Fantasy, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Theme from Gone with the Wind, Armed Forces Salute, and more. We welcome our guest narrator Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, scholar, writer, educator, and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.