I have news about Roanoke Symphony Orchestra joining forces with Center in the Square today. For even more details on this new arrangement and other RSO and Center developments, be sure to check out tomorrow morning’s edition of The Roanoke Times. —MikeA
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Music Director David Stewart Wiley loves the idea of playing his piano in a storefront window.
Wiley, also RSO’s conductor, will get to put that plan into practice. The symphony and Center in the Square announced at a press conference this morning that RSO will move to downtown Roanoke and will become one of Center’s member organizations.
In March, the symphony is scheduled to take up residence in the old Shenandoah Hotel building at Campbell Avenue and Williamson Road, which Center owns. RSO Executive Director Beth Pline said the organization will pay less in rent than it has at Jefferson Center, where the symphony’s offices are now, and the location will give RSO a visible downtown presence it’s never had before. Aside from Wiley’s window display, RSO will have a box office in its new home and will conduct classes.