Jane Radack started playing violin at age 9, due to the influence of her mother, who she says "tirelessly cheered, listened, drove, volunteered, fund raised and convinced my dad it was all worth it!" Although she did not study music in college, she has always known that orchestral ensembles are an essential to the quality of life.
When asked about what attracts her to performing with the Wilmington Symphony, she says, "I love being part of the whole. When we were looking at places to start civilian life, having an orchestra I might be able to be part of was one of the criteria. Steve's musical choices inspire me to work hard and by the end of each rehearsal cycle, I am usually in love with yet another new piece of classical music."
Outside of playing with the symphony, Jane plays violin occasionally with local rock band Lunar Tide. She also keeps very busy with her family, volunteer work with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, and playing tennis. She lives in Wilmington with her husband Matthew, their children Maggie, Lily, and Chet, and their dog Bubba.
In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the WSO musicians also provide music for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. Many also offer offer private music instruction for both school-age and adult students — please contact each player individually with contact information provided on their biography page.
Mary Jo White
Typical groupings of instruments include string trios and quartets (violin, viola, cello), brass groups (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba), and woodwind ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Musicians also serve as soloists at special occasions such as:
• HOLIDAY GATHERINGS
• CORPORATE EVENTS
• SOCIAL EVENTS
• DINNER PARTIES
• MEMORIAL SERVICES
• BABY SHOWERS
• and more!