Roanoke Symphony's 2014-15 Season.
The 41st anniversary of RSO broadcasts on WVTF continue thanks to long time underwriter Grand Home Furnishings.
Hear the following Roanoke Symphony Orchestra concert performances:
In Nature's Realm: Elizabeth Futral & RSO
On WVTF - Saturday, October 11 at 1pm
Masterworks opening night recorded at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.
RSO's opening masterworks concert features world-renowned soprano and recording artist Elizabeth Futral and the RSO performing Mahler's poetic and colorful Fourth Symphony and Sameul Barber's picturesque Knowxville, Summer of 1915. Join us in "nature's realm" with these two spectacular 20th Century works for large orchestra and soprano. The RSO opens the new season with Beethoven's powerful and equally expressive Egmont Overture.
Beethoven and Midkiff Pastorale
On WVTF - Saturday, November 15 at 1pm
Masterworks performances recorded at Shaftman Performace Hall in Roanoke’s Jefferson Center. Roanoke Symphony Orchestra with Akemi Takayama, violin and Jeff Midkiff, mandolin.
Beethoven's pastoral symphony paints the composer's picture of the countryside - scenes along a brook, a village dance, a fierce storm and the celebration that follows. This concert also celebrates the mountain traditions and pastoral beauty of Virginia's Blue Ridge with a new concerto for violin and mandolin by virtuoso Jeff Midkiff. Hear the relevancy of Beethoven and the classic beauty of Midkiff's new concerto!
On WVTF - Wednesday, December 24 TBD
The RSO Holiday Pops just keeps getting bigger and better. With more than 200 singers, star Soprano Ariana Wyatt, full orchestra conducted by Maestro Wiley. Hear heartwarming musical selections, a few holiday surprises, and show-stopping musical numbers in the spirit of the season!
Spring Symphony and Chorus
On WVTF - Saturday May 16 at 1pm
Performance recorded April 12, 2015 at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre featuring Schumann and Faure with the RSO; Leah Marer Wiley, soprano; Powell M. Leitch, baritone; Roanoke Symphony Chorus and Guest Choruses; David Stewart Wiley, conductor.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with Robert Schumann's lovely masterpiece, one of the great romantic era symphonies - his first. After intermission, the RSO and choruses perform Gabriel Faure's enchanting Requiem. It's a colorful and uplifting program just in time for the budding of spring.
Tchaikovsky's Romantic First
On WVTF - Saturday June 13 at 1pm
Performances recorded February 15 and 16, 2015 at Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center featuring W.A. Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Stewart Wiley; Tanya Gabrielian, piano
The brilliant young Armenian-American pianist Tanya Gabrielian makes her RSO debut performing Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto. Also on the program - Mozart's Linz Symphony and the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis from English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
You can check out all the RSO performances for the 2014-2015 by clicking here.