For Immediate Release
Date: 15 December 2016
Contact: Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
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 Besançon, 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.
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