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Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings present FREE Family Matinee at Kenan Auditorium

May 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings present Family Matinees at Kenan Auditorium . FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 30, 2019

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is pleased to host four family matinees per year performed by the Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings.  The final performance for the 2018-19 season is on  May 5th.  The concert begins at 4:30 PM in Kenan Auditorium.

The annual Free Family Concert on May 5th features the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings.  The 2018 Richard R Deas Young Artists Concerto Competition Junior Division Winner, pianist Douglas Han, will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt, Allegro K. 37.  General admission seating is FREE and tickets are available at the door.

Douglas Han, a 7th grader who attends Roland-Grise Middle School, has been studying piano for about 7 years. He has played recitals for the NCMTA and the Wilmington and UNCW Community Music Academy. In March 2018, he won the NCMTA regional and state competitions with Highest Honor, and played in the NCMTA regional and state Performance Festival Honors Recitals. Douglas’s primary teachers include Ms. Martha Hayes and Ms. Emily Morgan, and is currently under the tutelage of UNCW Faculty, Dr. Elizabeth Loparits. In near future, Douglas has plans to attend the UNCG summer music camp and may consider music as one of his areas of study in college. In school, Douglas also plays violin in orchestra while participating in the Battle of the Books and Mathcounts clubs. Outside of school, Douglas’s hobby is playing ice hockey for the Wilmington IceHawks Peewee travel team. Douglas is extremely excited to have the opportunity to perform with Dr. Errante and the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Dr. Richard R. Deas, for whom the young artists concerto competition is named and in whose memory it continues, helped create the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in 1971. As the then-Chair of the UNCW Department of Music he assisted in developing the competition in 1976 as a way to give talented young musicians an opportunity to perform with a symphony orchestra.

For more information about the Wilmington Symphony’s Free Family Concert and youth education programs, please contact:

Nicole Thompson

Marketing and Operations Director

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra





May 5, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Wilmington Symphony Orchestra


Kenan Auditorium
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28406 United States
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