- Opening Night
- Michael McDonald
- RSO Homecoming
- Classics at Calvary
- Holiday Pops
- Musical Aperitif
- Mozart in the Square
- Alexander Nevsky
- Masterworks Finale
- Music of Pink Floyd
- Mainstage Winds
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What to Expect
On the Road
Holiday Pops "Anniversary"
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
Roanoke Valley Children's Choir
Joy Lynn Matthews-Jacobs
David Stewart Wiley, ConductorFri 6 Dec 2013, 7:30 PM
Salem Civic CenterOnline ticketing for this concert is closed. Tickets are available for sale at the Salem Civic Center box office. Info: 540.375.3004.
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Brandon Oaks, Business Solutions, Carilion Clinic, Gentle Shepherd Hospice, Stanley Steemer, The Trust Company of Virginia, and Partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Program More Ways To Buy
Our 2013 Holiday Pops "Anniversary" promises to celebrate the Holidays like never before! You'll hear timeless favorites and new music too. Be one of the first to join our brand new RSO sing-along with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Chorus, and the Roanoke Valley Children's Choir.
Joy Lynn Mathews-Jacobs Soprano About this ArtistOnce upon a time, on a snowy Christmas Eve in Philadelphia, Joy came into the world with a song in her heart and music in her soul!
Blessed with "a powerful voice, a ridiculous range and a swagger that put a smile on every audience member's face" Joy has graced the stage of stellar productions all across the USA and beyond. Beginning her tuneful journey at the tender age of twelve with brilliant vocal instruction by Ms. Anita Fararow, at the Haddonfield Conservatory of Music, Joy stunned audiences with "miraculous" renditions of Musetta's Waltz, Ave Maria, The Viennese Waltz and the like, winning vocal competitions and scholarships.
After being recruited into the vocal performance program at Cal State Long Beach, California, Joy's concert skills blossomed under the outstanding guidance of Ms. Josephine Lott.Ê Joy also gained priceless experience traveling and performing with the University Choir under the direction of internationally renowned choral master Mr. Frank Pooler. Ê Preceding the move to NYC, some momentous career moments included:Ê Singing back up for The Carpenters; Performing principle roles in both production and concert versions of Bizet's "Carmen", Puccini's "Tosca", and Rossini's "Sofonisba", Guest star for Princess Cruises starring in her own main stage shows and performing in ten different production shows; Special guest performer for the Los Angeles First AME Church Sunday Morning Radio show, and many more!
Soon after arriving in NYC she was able to expand her already considerable acting skills under the guiding hands of such luminaries as Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin and Paul Foquet.Ê Then Joy was thrilled to join the casts of a succession of marvelous musicals and plays on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in Television and film.
When not dazzling audiences Joy likes nothing better than to be on horseback pursuing the perfection that is Dressage (and maybe jumping a fence or two) or working together with her oh so handsome husband Michael putting pencil and paint to paper and canvas for their fantastic new artistic endeavor - Phantom Tracks!
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