Percussionist Alex Tomlin says, “There are tremendously talented faculty members and community professionals (local band directors and musicians) that make up the Wilmington Symphony, of which I am proud to say I am a member.”
Musicians for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra are local instrumentalists and include UNCW music faculty and students who rehearse and present orchestral repertoire drawn from the eighteenth to twentieth-first centuries. Instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion, and harp.
The Conductor is Dr. Steven Errante, who is also a member of the UNCW Department of Music faculty. About ten concerts per year are produced by the orchestra, including the Masterworks Series, Symphony Pops Concert, and other special events.
In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the Wilmington Symphony musicians also have opportunities to play for special events such as weddings and receptions, either in small groups or as soloists.