Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time season subscriber, you will thoroughly enjoy an evening with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Audience members are delighted each year by the Masterworks concerts presented by the orchestra, which includes 65 to 70 experienced musicians from around the Cape Fear Region. Founded in 1971, the WSO is one of the region’s distinctive cultural treasures.
When violinist Gaile Zack and her family moved to Wilmington in 1971, she couldn’t find a home for her music. Having played in community orchestras in Arkansas, Florida and Tennessee, Zack quickly realized that although Wilmington had many community offerings, live classical music wasn’t one of them.
For nearly half a century, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has regaled the Cape Fear area with an extensive lineup of live musical performances, including five masterworks classical concerts and two pops concerts each year. The orchestra’s rich history and cultural arts significance makes it an invaluable asset to the community.
Wilmington, NC prides itself on having a robust and diverse creative community embracing a wide range of interests. Opera Wilmington added an important missing piece to the performing arts scene when the first live opera was staged here in July 2014.