Leadership Fund Created

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is honoring beloved Maestro David Stewart Wiley with the “David Stewart Wiley Leadership Fund,” a six-figure, steadily growing special endowment.

The lead gift was presented to add to the RSO’s existing and growing endowment funds to help sustain and grow the RSO. When presented with this news, Wiley stated “I am truly touched and humbled by this generous gift to the RSO in my name. Together, we will insure that the RSO remains strong both now and for future generations.”

Dr. Wiley continues to travel regularly to NY and beyond to conduct concerts and serve as our unofficial ambassador for music and music education. During his tenure, the RSO has had enormous successes, growing from an annual budget of $700,000 to more than $1.7 million, has recorded classical CD’s and film music for national release, and has brought in a stellar list of guest musical superstars including Sir James Galway, Natalie Cole, Mercedes Ellenton, Vince Gill, and many more.