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Pre-Season Concert
in Elmwood Park

FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Aug 25, 2018 7:30 p.m. 
Elmwood Park, Roanoke
Symphony Under The Stars

Join us Under the Stars at Elmwood Park for the biggest summer bash in the city! David Stewart Wiley and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra celebrate the start of the season with a FREE concert in Elmwood Park. Enjoy an evening Under The Stars as the RSO kicks of our 65th season.

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley, conductor



Opening Night:
Symphonic Fire

MASTERWORKS 1
Sept 29, 2018 7:30 p.m. 
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Dvorak, Nicolau, De Falla
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley
Juan Nicolau, guitar

Experience the glamour and excitement of Opening Night as guitarist Juan Nicolau joins Music Director David Stewart Wiley and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Manuel Da Falla's Ritual Fire Dance and Antonin Dvorak's stirring masterwork: Symphony No. 8

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Broadway A to Z: ABBA to Les Mis

POPS 1
Oct 19, 018 7:30 p.m. 
Salem Civic Center
Broadway Star Vocalists
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley

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Midkiff, Mountains & Montana

DESTINATION 1
Oct 27, 2018  7:30 p.m.
Vinton War Memorial
With local favorite Jeff Midkiff, the RSO is proud to present one of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today. Through performances that reflect its passions for gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire, Carpe Diem has defied easy classfication while quickly becoming one of America's premier string quartets.
Carpe Diem String Quartet

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Beethoven & Shostakovitch

MASTERWORKS 2
Nov 17, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Nov 18, 2018 3:00 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Shostakovitch, Rossini, Beethoven
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley
Natasha Paremski, piano

The beauty and drama of Beethoven's monumental Seventh Symphony is truly mind altering, as the second movement has been noted as one of the most powerful and haunting displays of Beethoven's genius. Russian-born virtuoso Natasha Paremski joins the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in her debut performance as part of the RSO premier of Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Handel's Messiah

HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Nov 27, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Handel's Messiah
Part One "Christmas" & Hallelujah Chorus
Roanoke Symphony Chorus & Baroque Orchestra
Adelaide Trombetta, soprano
Leah Melfi, alto
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Branch Fields, bass
David Stewart Wiley

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Holiday Pops

POPS 2
Dec 7, 2018   7:30 p.m.
Salem Civic Center
Holiday favorites!
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
RSO Chorus
Blacksburg Master Chorale
Roanoke Valley Children's Choir
David Stewart Wiley

The most highly anticipated holiday show of the season -- HolidayPops! There's no better way to lift your spirits than with the music of the season delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. This year, David Stewart Wiley conducts Holiday Pops with all the magical elements you have come to expect -- high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth, and we'll throw in a surprise or two!

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Holiday Brass

DESTINATION 2
Dec 15, 2018  7:30 p.m.
Cave Spring United Methodist Church
RSO Brass Virtuosi

Just in time for the holidays, enjoy members of the RSO Brass Virtuosi in concert -- their brilliant sound will dazzle you and put you in the spirit of the season!

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Valentine Dreams

MASTERWORKS 3
Feb 9, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Feb 10, 2019 3:00 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Mozart, Walker, Vaughan Williams
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley
Akemi Takayama, violin
Rebecca Young, viola

Relish in a joyous celebration of anticipated spring. Concertmaster Akemi Takayama and New York Philharmonic's Rebecca Young perform one of Mozart's most beloved works. The music blossoms as the violin bursts forth in the Symphony No. 1 along with George Walker's Lyric for Strings and Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis.

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From the Heart

DESTINATION 3
Mar 18, 2019  6:30 p.m.
St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Roanoke
Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, Dohnanyi, Gounoud
Akemi Takayama and RSO String Principals

One of the most majestic and beautiful spaces in Roanoke, St. Andrew's Catholic Church hosts our Destination Series for the first time.

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Russian Fireworks

MASTERWORKS 4
Mar 23, 2019 7:30 p.m. 
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rimsky Korsakov
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley

In a season filled with dramatic music, David Stewart Wiley and the RSO present a night of Russian masterworks. A concert of storybook tales, the majesty of Mongolia, and the celebration of victory -- an inspiring concert as part of another thrilling season!

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Never Break The Chain: The Music of Fleetwood Mac

POPS 3
Apr 26, 2019 7:30 p.m. 
Salem Civic Center
The Music of Fleetwood Mac
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Jeans 'n Classics
David Stewart Wiley

By popular demand, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra rocks on to the iconic sounds of Fleetwood Mac. Hear the full symphony orchestra with the band performing Little Lies, Landslide, Don't Stop, and many more of their beloved tunes.

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America The Beautiful

MASTERWORKS 5
Apr 28, 2019 3:00 p.m. 
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Join us for a celebration of our American musical heritage. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the music of America's beginnings, times of trouble, and inspirational music, along with tributes to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Enjoy selections like Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, America the Beautiful, American Civil War Fantasy, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Theme from Gone with the Wind, Armed Forces Salute, and more. We welcome our guest narrator Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, scholar, writer, educator, and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
"Bud" Robertson
David Stewart Wiley

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Angelic Voices: From Baroque to Broadway

DESTINATION 2
May 6, 2019  6:30 p.m.
Taubman Museum of Art
Roanoke Valley Children's Choir
Julee Hickcox, flute
David Stewart Wiley, piano
John Smith, bass

Come hear the nationally recognized Roanoke Valley Children's Choir perform along with Maestro Wiley and RSO musicians. Enjoy an inspiring program that illustrates the connections between Baroque choral and instrumental music of our modern era.

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Celebrating: Bernstein

MASTERWORKS 5
May 5, 2018 7:30 p.m. 
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Bernstein, Tchaikovsky
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley

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Don't Stop Believin':
The Music of Journey

POPS 3
Apr 13, 2018 7:30 p.m. 
Salem Civic Center
The Music of Journey
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Jeans 'n Classics
David Stewart Wiley

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Pictures of the Baroque

DESTINATION 3
Apr 9, 2018  6:30 p.m.
ADDED performance: Apr 10, 2018  6:30 p.m.
Taubman Museum of Art
Corelli, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi
Roanoke Symphony Virtuosi

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Haydn's Epic Creation

MASTERWORKS 4
Mar 10, 2018 7:30 p.m. 
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
F.J. Haydn
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Roanoke Symphony Chorus & Guest Choruses
David Stewart Wiley

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Serenade To Music

DESTINATION 2
Feb 22, 2018  6:30 p.m.
Temple Emanuel
John Williams, Dvorak, W.A. Mozart
Roanoke Symphony Virtuosi Strings & Winds

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Appalachian Spring &
Four Seasons

MASTERWORKS 3
Feb 10, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Feb 11, 2018 3:00 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Copland, Vivaldi
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley
David Stewart Wiley, piano
Akemi Takayama, violin

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Holiday Pops!

POPS 2
Dec 8, 2017   7:30 p.m.
Salem Civic Center
Holiday favorites!
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Michale Lynche, vocalist
RSO Chorus
Members of Virginia Tech Choirs
Roanoke Valley Children's Choir
David Stewart Wiley

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Handel's Messiah

EXTRA
Nov 28, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Handel's Messiah: Part One & Hallelujah Chorus
Roanoke Symphony Baroque Orchestra
Penelope Shumate, soprano
Tara Bouknight, alto
John Hugo, tenor
Philip Bouknight, bass
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
David Stewart Wiley

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Classical Genius: Mendelssohn & Mozart

MASTERWORKS 2
Nov 18, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Nov 19, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center
Mendelssohn, W.A. Mozart
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley

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A Mighty Fortress:
Musical Reformation

DESTINATION 1
Oct 30, 2017  6:30 p.m.
College Lutheran Church, Salem
Celebrating the Musical Reformation that began 500 years ago - with chorales and secular selections for chorus, brass, and organ.
RSO Chorus & Brass

Opening Night:
Beethoven, Biegel & Brahms

MASTERWORKS 1
Oct 14, 2017 7:30 p.m. 
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Beethoven, Brahms
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley
Jeffrey Biegel, piano

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Ray, Motown & Beyond

POPS 1
Sept 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. 
Salem Civic Center
Ellis Hall
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley

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Pre-Season Concert
in Elmwood Park

FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Aug 26, 2017 7:30 p.m. 
Elmwood Park, Roanoke
Symphony Under The Stars: At The Movies

It's a concert for all ages with favorites from the movies, by John Williams and more!

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley, conductor



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