For Immediate Release
Date: 26 July 2017
Contact: Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director
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.
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.
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.