The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming masterworks concert features Armenian-American pianist Tanya Gabrielian, who will perform Tchaikovsky’s romantic and inspiring first piano concerto, along with pieces from Mozart and Ralph Vaughn Williams. 

The program is set for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and is presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. It will be held in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Moss Arts Center’s Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall. 

Guest soloist Gabrielian has performed around the world and rose to international acclaim after receiving first prizes in the Scottish International Piano Competition and the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition, as well as the Pro Musicis International Award.

Gabrielian will join the orchestra, which is led by music director and conductor David Stewart Wiley, for an evening of music that includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1, in B-flat Minor, op. 23; Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C, “Linz;” and Vaughn Williams’ "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis."

Tchaikovsky’s work epitomizes the romantic piano concerto. It was the first Russian piano concerto to enter the standard concert repertoire, and it has remained one of the most popular concertos ever written.

This program is supported in part by a touring grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


Tickets are $25-55 for general public and $10 for students and youth under age 18. Tickets can be purchased online; at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300.

Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Limited street parking is also available. Parking on Alumni Mall is free on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends.



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