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Symphony Pre-Season Concert at Elmwood Park

For Immediate Release
Date: 26 July 2017
Contact: Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
rodney.overstreet@rso.com

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Roanoke’s Elmwood Park. The concert, “Symphony Under The Stars: At The Movies!” marks the RSO’s fourth appearance in Elmwood Park since the new amphitheater’s opening in 2013. Most seating is free and open to the public. A limited number of table seats near the stage will be sold as Premium seating. RSO sponsors for the event include City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Kroger Mid-Atlantic, and Balzer & Associates.

Symphonic Pops

The concert is great for all ages and focuses on the great movie scores of John Williams including music from the Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Harry Potter films. The program lasts approximately 70 minutes.

And More

Pre-concert activities for kids and adults begin at 5:00 p.m. and include performances by acoustic duet Karrington Kay, the Atumpan Drumming Group, Southwest Virginia Ballet, Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory and Roanoke Youth Symphony student musicans as well as community tents and displays from the Carilion Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley Healing Arts Program and the Roanoke City Main Library.

Free Admission & Premiere Seating

The Amphitheater terraces and lawn are free and open to the public – chairs are not provided in these general Amphitheater areas – concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets. Table (“premium”) seating is available at $40 each per person. For more information or for information about the RSO’s upcoming 2017/18 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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Hymes Conducts RSO

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

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.

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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Symphony Pre-Season Concert at Elmwood Park

For Immediate Release
Date: 10 August 2016
Contact: Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
rodney.overstreet@rso.com

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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