On Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents “From Copland to Cohan: Symphonic Broadway to the Silver Screen,” a special performance by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra virtuosi group at the Squires Student Center Recital Salon. The concert is presented in partnership with the New River Valley Friends of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.

David Stewart Wiley, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor, has crafted a program that mixes classical and familiar favorites from Broadway and film. The evening will include pieces from master American composers Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Leonard Berstein, Richard Rodgers, and George M. Cohan, such as “Quiet City 10” and “A Symphonic Portrait;” selections from “That’s Entertainment!” and “West Side Story;” and a medley from “The Sound of Music.” Also featured will be the New River Valley premiere of “Concentric Circles,” which was composed by Wiley for “Lake Effects,” an independent movie filmed at Smith Mountain Lake starring Jane Seymour (airs on the Hallmark Channel, May 19, 8 p.m.).


Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling the Roanoke Symphony box office at 540-343-9127.

The New River Valley Friends of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is an auxiliary and supportive organization of the Roanoke Symphony that is pleased to bring concerts to the community and provide bus transportation from the local area to the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concerts.  



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