The New River Valley Symphony, under the direction of James Glazebrook, will perform its first concert of the season on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in Burruss Auditorium on the campus of Virginia Tech. 

The concert is presented by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and Cinema and the Department of Music.

The orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's dramatic, emotional Fourth Symphony. Composed between 1877 and 1878, the symphony is comprised of four movements: Andante sostenuto, which includes the opening fanfare that the composer described as a metaphor for 'fate;' the reflective Andantino in modo di canzona; Scherzo, with its pizzicato strings; and Finale, which incorporates a well known Russian folk song. 

Glazebrook teaches violin and viola, conducting, and string methods. His varied career has encompassed professional performance, conducting, and music education. He is also the conductor of the Roanoke Youth Symphony.

The New River Valley Symphony is a university-community orchestra with approximately 80 student, faculty, and community resident musicians selected through an audition process. 

Tickets are $10 general, $8 senior, and $5 student, and are available at the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call 540-231-5615, order online, or purchase tickets at the ticket office. Tickets will also be sold at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance.

Free parking is available around the Drillfield on weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200. 

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