12:39 PM EDT, October 1, 2012
The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra will be moving their administrative offices and studio space to the historic Shenandoah Hotel building at 128 East Campbell Avenue in Roanoke.
The Shenandoah Hotel in downtown Roanoke is owned by the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (DBA Center in the Square).
The property was completely renovated in 2000 at a cost of $4.5 million and is located in the Historic Downtown Market District, near Center in the Square, the Roanoke Farmer's Market, and the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
The administrative offices for RSO will be located on the second level of the Shenandoah building with studio space for David Stewart Wiley, Music Director and Conductor of the RSO, occupying the north-east corner of the building on the ground level.
Picture windows open up the space and invite observers to enjoy a glimpse into the excitement of the Symphony.
Wiley, together with RSO musicians and staff, will be able to advance opportunities for participation in the arts and strengthen the RSO's integration into the cultural and educational mainstream of our community.
The opportunity to engage the public in downtown Roanoke to see and hear students and musicians on special occasions is exactly what the RSO was looking for.
RSO will acquire their new space in the Shenandoah building January 16, 2013 for upfits - alterations to accommodate their specific needs
Completion of these upfits is scheduled for April 1, 2013, at which time they will make their permanent move to 128 East Campbell Avenue.
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