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The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Announces

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, including the Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings, will hold auditions for new-members in January.  Auditions for the Wilmington Symphony will be held the evening of Monday, January 14th, 2013.  Youth Orchestra (9th-12th grades) and Junior Strings (6th-8th grades) auditions will be held the evening of Thursday, January 10, 2013.  Applications and required music are available at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org, or by calling the symphony office at 910-791-9262.  Appointment times will be assigned upon application.   
Musicians for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra are local instrumentalists and include UNCW music faculty and students who rehearse and present orchestral repertoire drawn from the eighteenth to twentieth-first centuries.  The Conductor is Dr. Stephen Errante, who is also a member of the UNCW Department of Music faculty.  About ten concerts per year are produced by the orchestra, including the Masterworks Series, Symphony Pops Concert, an annual free family concert, and other special events.  In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the Wilmington Symphony musicians also provide music for special occasions such as weddings and receptions, either in small groups or as soloists. The Youth Orchestra participates in approximately four concerts per year.  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.