Steven Errante

Tim Arroyo

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra kicks off this year's Masterworks Series this weekend, featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Lalo's Cello Concerto. The concert also has a special guest: Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, who recently won the Annual Sphinx Music Competition in Detroit. 

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The world of classical music is so vast, even experts like Wilmington Symphony Orchestra conductor Steven Errante stumble upon new pieces all the time. One piece that recently came into Errante's purview is by Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist, Leo Brouwer (born in 1939 in Havana). The piece is Brouwer's Concerto #3, Elegiaco. Julian Bream (for whom the piece was written) premiered the piece in London in 1986. Errante invited guitarist Justin Hoke to join WSO to perform this piece for the Season Finale concert on Saturday, April 22nd at the Wilson Center. The concert begins at 7:30 and includes Smetena's Moldau and Shostakovich's The Gadfly as well. Here are program notes for the concert.

Expect Symphonies from the WSO

Aug 27, 2015

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.