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RSO Prepares for Woodstock

A high flying moment from last years RSO Special Concert with Jeans and Classics, "Rock Symphony Cirque!"

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra with David Stewart Wiley, Music Director, continues to prepare for their special concert event, A Night at Woodstock –  The Magic, The Moment, The Music.

The RSO and Maestro Wiley will be accompanied by an all-star lineup of rock & roll instrumentalists and  vocalists from Jeans ‘n Classics.

Devoted to a defining moment in  music history [the Woodstock Festival at White Lake, New York in  August 1969], the event will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Salem Civic Center. The concert is sponsored by Allstate.

A Night at Woodstock will include music by Crosby Stills & Nash, The  Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Jeferson Airplane, and many more, in special music arrangements for  Jeans ‘n Classics instrumentalists, vocalists and full symphony  orchestra.

Previous collaborations between the RSO and Jeans ‘n Classics talent include the recent Motown celebration at the RSO’s  “Rock, Symphony, Cirque” in May of this year.  This time, the RSO jumps in headfirst with a classic Rock program start to finish, reliving the excitement of Woodstock.

A Night at Woodstock will adhere to the RSO’s popular “Picnic at the Pops” concert format, taking place at the Salem Civic Center with audience seating offered at tables and in stadium sections.  Concertgoers with table seating may enjoy food and fun with friends and family prior to the concert.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m with the music beginning at 8 p.m.  Ticket prices will range from $20 to $65 each.

Contact the RSO box office for tickets and information. Call (540) 343-9127, or visit

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