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Concert review: RSO's season debut rooted in Appalachia

Concert review: RSO’s season debut rooted in Appalachia 

By Kevin Kittredge, Special to The Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and music director David Stewart Wiley kicked off their 2011-2012 season at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre on Monday night with a crowd-pleasing program that featured...

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Gala Musical Evening with the Wileys

Maestro David Stewart Wiley
Soprano Leah Marer Wiley
Flutist Julee Hickcox

A Gala Musical Evening with the Wileys Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7pm

Talmadge Hall, Hollins University, Roanoke Va

Benefiting Community School’s Yamaha MIE Music Lab and featuring favorites from hit Broadway musicals, Italian...

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David Stewart Wiley at Smith Mtn. Lake

Once again, Maestro David Stewart Wiley has put together two exciting musical events to occur at Smith Mountain Lake during the Labor Day Weekend.

September 2, 7:00 p.m.
“Duo Piano Fireworks: From Sea to Shining C” will be presented on Friday September 2, 7:00 p.m. and will feature Tracy Cowden from...

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David Stewart Wiley Records for "Lake Effects"

By Gene Marrano for The Roanoke Star Sentinel

Maestro Wiley in Lake Effects recording session.

Besides rehearsing for an upcoming concert that features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Ode to Joy – a presentation featuring several hundred performers, including a chorus – the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra laid...

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Boz Scaggs and RSO a good harmony…

By Seth Williamson, Special to The Roanoke Times

When Boz Scaggs said, “Thanks, we’ve had a ball!” he apparently wasn’t kidding.

The rock star whose career stretches back to the late 1950s played a pops concert with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra on Friday night.

The encores kept coming and coming as the...

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Voices of Hope enjoyed by many!

Voices of Hope enjoyed by many!

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Rock Symphony Cirque 2009 Review

The following review appeared in the Roanoke Star Sentinel on June 5, 2009

RSO’s Rock Symphony Cirque Serves Up Extraordinary Evening

Admittedly, I was not well-rested for last weekend’s Roanoke Symphony Orchestra performance. After mowing and planting and weeding and mulching and chopping and stacking and...

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RSO Announces 2009-2010 Musical “Journeys”

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra with David Stewart Wiley, Music Director, presents a new season of concerts beginning this fall. The 2009-2010 season, entitled Journeys, includes a series of nine Masterworks concerts in Roanoke as well as three Picnic at the Pops series events in Salem. An additional...

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