New River Valley Symphony winter concert to be held Feb. 25, selections to have international appeal
The New River Valley Symphony, under the direction of James Glazebrook, will perform its winter concert on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in Burruss Auditorium on the campus of Virginia Tech. The concert is presented by the Virginia Tech Department of Music.
Concert-goers will be rewarded with a program that includes colorful, contrasting pieces with international appeal, including the ever popular "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini; "Quiet City" by Aaron Copland, featuring John Walker on English horn and Jason Crafton on trumpet; "Three Dance Episodes" from "On the Town" by Leonard Bernstein; "Polka and Fugue" from "Schwanda" by Jaromir Weinberger; and "Huapango" by Jose Pablo Moncayo, one of the most widely performed orchestra pieces in Mexico.
The New River Valley Symphony is a university-community orchestra with approximately 80 student, faculty, and community resident musicians selected through an audition process.
Tickets are $9 general, $7 senior, and $5 student, and are available at the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call 540-231-5615, order online, or purchase tickets at the ticket office. Tickets will also be sold at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Streets, in the Architecture Annex Lot on Otey Street, and the Perry Street/Prices Fork lots. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200. Alternative parking is available in the Kent Squires parking garage and the Farmers Market metered parking lot, both located on Draper Road. Additional Downtown Blacksburg parking information can be found online.