Introducing the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1971, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra provides symphonic music at the highest degree of excellence through performance opportunities for regional musicians and educational programs for our community’s youth.
Audience members are delighted each year by the classical and pops concerts presented by the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) in the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College. The WSO includes 65 to 70 experienced musicians from around the Cape Fear Region. Dr. Steven Errante is Conductor of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Music at University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
In addition to its concert series in the Wilson Center, the WSO provides both performance opportunities and an array of unique educational programs for Wilmington and Cape Fear Region residents through its Music For Youth education programs. These education programs include the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, a Free Family Concert, the annual Richard R. Deas Young Artists Concerto Competition, and Artist-in-Residence Programs in area schools. The Music For Youth education programs impact 2,500 students in Southeastern North Carolina each year!
The Symphony’s Impact on the Cape Fear Region
A Brief History