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Celebrating America: Opening Night
September 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Enjoy a dazzling ode to our nation as the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra celebrates America. Join Maestro Wiley as he explores composer George Gershwin’s cinematic American in Paris, and also features the inventive composition of Grammy award-winning Composer, Michael Dougherty. In his new work, Night Owl America, audiences will journey into rail history accompanied by nostalgic photographic images from the O. Winston Link collection. The evening will finish with masterful pianist Yuliya Gorenman performing the popular Rhapsody in Blue.
6:30PM Illuminations with Maestro Wiley
David Stewart Wiley, conductor
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Michael Daugherty, Night Owl (presented in partnership with the 0. Winston Link Museum)
Robert Smith, Great Locomotive Chase
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
The festivities continue at the After Party at Hotel Roanoke. Enjoy the signature cocktails, music, and a tapas menu with all your symphony friends, Maestro Wiley, and the Orchestra.