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Rolston stepping down from leadership role with symphony, entertainment series – Herald

When it comes to world-class entertainment, Greenville, Texas, can boast of a pair of unique assets. Besides the Greenville Entertainment Series with its four or five yearly shows, Greenville also hosts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in three evening concerts and two matinee concerts for local school children each year. The acoustics in the Greenville Municipal Auditorium also offer a further enhancement.

For the past 16 years, Bill Rolston has served as the president of both the Greenville Entertainment Series and the Dallas Symphony Greenville. Because of health reasons, he is stepping down from the leadership role, but he will remain involved with the board as a consultant

In a recent interview, Rolston recalled how he became associated with the two programs.

“When we lived in Dallas, my wife Gail and I were patrons of the Dallas Symphony,” he said. “We attended eight to 10 concerts at the Morton Meyerson Center each year. After we moved to Greenville, I became a member of the board. Harris Morgan was the longtime board president and when he resigned, I became the president. I have enjoyed serving as president. It has been very satisfying, and I appreciate the efforts of all of the patrons and volunteers.

“One of the most important things that we have accomplished over the years has to be the concerts for students. Of course, we couldn’t have done that without the Dr. S.L. Young Foundation. Dr. Young was dedicated to getting classical music to the children.

“Because of the coronavirus, this year is unusual. We haven’t been able to have the Dallas Symphony here at all. When it is OK again, I’m hoping to get to do a children’s concert or two before we get the classical symphony performance concerts.”

This year marks the 46th year for the Dallas Symphony Greenville and the 75th year for

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