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Friday April 13, 2018

Join Piedmont Arts for An Evening with Maestro David Stewart Wiley and members of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (RSO) on Friday, April 27, 2018 in the Piedmont Arts galleries. A trio of musicians from RSO will perform an intimate concert themed, “Classical Meets Jazz,” from 7 – 8 pm.

Joining Wiley, who will tinkle the ivories, are Julee Hickcox on flute and piccolo and John P. Smith on double bass. The trio will perform works by famed composers like Scott Joplin and George Gershwin, as well as contemporary rock songs by Billy Joel and Jethro Tull, among others.

“This is a great opportunity to experience the magic of Roanoke Symphony up close and personal,” said Executive Director Heidi Pinkston. “We are honored to bring the full orchestra to Martinsville every year for our Holiday Pops concert, but this event offers guests the chance to experience the RSO in an intimate setting and to meet the musicians.”

Wiley, Roanoke’s beloved Maestro and world traveler is also an engaged and active community partner and celebrity, having been named Roanoke’s “Citizen of the Year” for his outstanding service and outreach in Virginia and beyond. He won the Aspen Conducting Prize, was Assistant Conductor for the Aspen Music Festival, and was awarded a Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood. Wiley holds both a Doctor and Master of Music in Conducting from Indiana University, a degree in Piano Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a degree in Religion, summa cum laude, from Tufts University. He is a recipient of the Perry F. Kendig Prize for service to the arts and is a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International. Wiley will be available to sign CDs after the concert, and a portion of the $10 price will benefit vital RSO education programs.  

Tickets to An Evening with Maestro David Stewart Wiley and members of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra are $35 each. Tickets are on sale now at Piedmont Arts, located at 215 Starling Avenue, and online at PiedmontArts.org. Complimentary beer and wine will be available at the event.

Tags: Art, Henry County, Martinsville, Music, Piedmont Arts