Dee Perry says of her daughter’s experience in the Wilmington Symphony’s youth program, “Blythe plays violin in the Junior Strings program. She has been playing violin for six years and this is her second year in Junior Strings. It has been a wonderful experience for her. Not only have her violin skills improved, but also her confidence and comfort level playing in front of a large audience. She now plays a wide variety of music and enjoys playing everything from fiddle tunes to classical. Blythe looks forward to her practices and performances with the Junior Strings. We are lucky to have such an amazing program in our community.”
The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Steven Errante and managed by Robert Norem. The Junior Strings is directed by award-winning music educator, Jane Tierney. Conductor Dr. Steven Errante conducts for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the UNCW Department of Music faculty.
The mission of the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings is to enrich the lives of Cape Fear area youth by providing talented young musicians with unique orchestral training and performing opportunities. These ensembles perform four concerts per year, which creates opportunities for more than 100 young musicians to perform on stage.
For more information about the WSO's youth education programs, please visit http://wsoyouth.blogspot.com/.
For more information, please contact:
Nicole Thompson, Marketing Manager