David Stewart Wiley, music director and conductor, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 19, 2011 – On Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra virtuosi group's performance of "Romantic Strings" at the Squires Student Center Recital Salon, College Avenue. The concert is presented in partnership with the New River Valley Friends of the Roanoke Symphony.
Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for students. To purchase tickets, call (540) 343-9127 or go to the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra website.
The concert features David Stewart Wiley, music director and conductor. The program includes Mozart's Romance (from A Little Night Music), Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, J. S. Bach's Air on the G String, and Grieg's Holberg Suite, Op. 40.
Through a comprehensive arts initiative, Virginia Tech has made a strong commitment to the arts on campus and in the surrounding communities. The cornerstone of the initiative is the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech
. Opening in late 2013, the Center for the Arts will include a 1,260-seat, state-of-the-art performance hall for music, theatre, and dance performance and visual arts galleries for traditional, digital, and new media exhibitions. Center programs will bring national and international artists to campus and celebrate the region’s culture through performances, exhibitions, outreach, and learning opportunities. The center is uniquely partnered with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, an applied research environment housed in the center wherein researchers from multiple disciplines partner to prepare students in kindergarten through 12th grade and higher education environments to succeed in a world that demands teamwork and collaboration, and to promote new research domains that transcend institutionalized boundaries.