Arts and Entertainment in Delaware
Plus, Local arts leaders tell us where they like to go.
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brandywinebaroque.org This quintet performs baroque music on period instruments across the state. It performs “Gambists’ Delight” March 1-2 and Arne’s “Eliza” April 4-6.
Chorus of the Brandywine
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, 655-SING, chorusofthebrandywine.com The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Delaware Symphony Orchestra
824 N. Market St., Suite 102, Wilmington, 656-7442, delawaresymphony.org The symphony offers a four-program Classics Concert Series, a Chamber Concert Series of four concerts, its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, and appearances by internationally acclaimed musicians. British actor Sir Derek Jacobi closes the Classics Series by narrating Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 25.
Dickinson Theater Organ Society
1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-5630, dtoskimball.org Presents several concerts on a traditional Kimball theater organ. Hear Don Kinnier play along to the silent film “The Mark of Zorro” on April 6.
First & Central Presbyterian
1101 Market St., Wilmington, 654-5371, fandc.org The music staff presents diverse programs and Thursday concerts at noon.
The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org Offers comedians, orchestral performances, opera, dance, traditional and contemporary music, both in the main hall and the baby grand. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play Jan. 9.
P.O. Box 486, Wilmington, 897-5988, artsdel.org A 50-member volunteer chorale performs spirituals and other musical selections.
P.O. Box 7216, Wilmington, 764-6338, melomanie.org This chamber ensemble plays early and contemporary works on period instruments. See it at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts in Wilmington Feb. 23, March 9 and May 11.
The Music School of Delaware
4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, musicschoolofdelaware.org In addition to student recitals, it presents a Music Masters series featuring faculty and heralded guests. Music Masters includes a program for organ, harpsicord and guitar Feb. 12.
4 S. Poplar St. Wilmington, 658-8063, operade.org International opera stars and newcomers perform for this stellar organization. See “IlTovatore” (“The Troubador”) May 2 and May 4.
Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
P.O. Box 1467, Wilmington, (888) 512-5093, therainbowchorale.org The 60-member group celebrates diversity with concerts in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. “Fabulous First Fifteen” celebrates the group’s 15th anniversary on March 29.
Serafin String Quartet
593-8447, serafinquartet.org The ensemble-in-residence at the University of Delaware performs regularly across the state. See it perform works by Schumann, Green, and Murray-Shafer at UD on March 2.
Wilmington Children’s Chorus
800 N. French St., Wilmington, 762-3637, wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org Talented youngsters perform several concerts a year across New Castle County. The chorus will perform in “Carmina Burana” April 25.
World Cafe Live
The Queen Theatre, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com Hear local and national musical acts. See “One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro” on Jan. 25.
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