Expect Symphonies from the WSO
According to Reed Wallace, September is the "I like the Wilmington Symphony" month. Mr. Wallace is the Executive Director of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and arguably its biggest fan, so whether he is joking or not remains a mystery. Still, when you take a look at the Masterworks series the WSO is producing this season, you might be inclined to join him in the like--or even Love.
Mr. Wallace and conductor Steven Errante described the season, simply titled Classic Symphonies, which includes many works on Mr. Errante's conducting "bucket list." Believe it or not, attending a performance by a symphony orchestra does not guarantee that you will hear a symphony proper-but this season, if you attend a WSO concert, you can count on it. From Brahms #1 in September to Ives #2 in April, classic symphonies are on the menu every concert. All season concerts will be at Kenan Auditorium, as usual.
September 26: Brahms 1. October 24: Tchaikovsky 6. November 21: Mozart 28. February 6: Sibelius 5. April 23: Ives 2. Additional selections include works from Hindemith, Prokofiev, Bernstein, and C.P.E. Bach.
Nota Bene: the Symphony Pops Concert will not include a symphony and will be performed at the new CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center. That performance will be a tribute to the Beatles with special guests "Classical Mystery Tour."