FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2019
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 2019-20 Masterworks Series with something for everyone, including great works by composers such as Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Mahler, Handel, Bach and more!
Opening Night begins with cellist Sterling Elliott (2019 Sphinx Competition Senior Division Winner) featured on Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Rococo Variations and the Symphony continues its Brahms cycle with his Symphony No. 3.
In November, the Austin Piazzolla Quintet returns to Wilmington to join forces with the Wilmington Symphony in a concert that also features El Amor Brujo by De Falla with its familiar “Ritual Fire Dance”.
February brings the Young Artist Concerto Competition winners and the sumptuous music of Prokofiev’s Cinderella ballet.
Not to be missed is the Banquet of Baroque in March, serving up music of Baroque masters Handel and Bach with a side order of selections from Italian and French composers.
Finally, in May the season will conclude with the Symphony No. 3 of Gustav Mahler, who said “The Symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” The vast work has military marches as well as rustic dance tunes to music of overpowering emotional intensity.
Masterworks series subscriptions are on sale now! Tickets are $68, $108, $148, and $188 for the five-concert series. Call 910-362-7999 to reserve your seats today.