A Night at Woodstock – The Magic, The Moment, The Music

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra with David Stewart Wiley, Music Director, announces a special concert event, A Night at Woodstock – The Magic, The Moment, The Music.  The RSO and Maestro Wiley are accompanied by an all-star lineup of rock & roll instrumentalists and vocalists from Jeans ‘n Classics.  Devoted to a defining moment in music history [the Woodstock Festival at White Lake, New York in August 1969], the event takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.  Tickets go on sale November 6, 2009.  The concert is sponsored by Allstate. 

A Night at Woodstock will include music by Crosby Stills & Nash, The Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, and many more, in special music arrangements for Jeans ‘n Classics instrumentalists, vocalists and full symphony orchestra.  Previous collaborations between the RSO and Jeans ‘n Classics talent include the recent Motown celebration at the RSO’s “Rock, Symphony, Cirque” in May of this year.  This time, the RSO jumps in headfirst with a classic Rock program start to finish, reliving the excitement of Woodstock.   

A Night at Woodstock will adhere to the RSO’s popular “Picnic at the Pops” concert format, taking place at the Salem Civic Center with audience seating offered at tables and in stadium sections.  Concertgoers with table seating may enjoy food and fun with friends and family prior to the concert.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The music begins at 8 p.m.  Tickets go on sale November 6th – the day after the RSO’s first Pops Series concert of the 2009-2010 season – prices will range from $20 to $65 each.  Contact the RSO box office for tickets and information. Call (540) 343-9127, or visit www.rso.com.  

For concert sponsorship opportunities, contact the RSO’s Development Director, Caroline Hammond at (540) 343-6221 ext. 225.  

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra celebrates its mission to enrich lives, to educate, and to entertain diverse audiences in western Virginia with the highest quality instrumental and choral music.

RSO Contact:  Rodney Overstreet, Marketing Director at 540.343.6221 ext.227 or rodney.overstreet@rso.com