Jean Sibelius composed his Symphony No. 5 at a point of crisis in his career. The breathtaking beginning of the last movement was reportedly inspired by the sight of sixteen swans taking flight in his homeland of Finland.
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is a private non-profit corporation organized to provide symphonic music at the highest possible degree of excellence, to provide performance opportunities for area musicians, and to provide the cultural benefits of a symphony orchestra to the community.
Single tickets are $25-$27 (plus tax) for adults and $6 (plus tax) for students. Subscriptions for the 2015-16 Masterworks Season “Classic Symphonies” are on sale now at $115 (plus tax) and $100 (plus tax), and $30 (plus tax) for students and youth under 17. Tickets are available by phone at 910-962-3500 or online at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org.