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Symphony Pre-Season Concert at Elmwood Park

For Immediate Release

August 10, 2016
Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
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 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.