Ensemble Performances

Delaware’s premier ensembles for children, teens and adults present family-friendly programs.
ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLES

Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • TBA • Free
Saturday, March 10, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TBA • Free
Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TBA • Free
Conducted by Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, the DYSO is coached by highly qualified artists from the Music School and major orchestras along the East Coast, as well as professional guest conductors from renowned institutions. The performance on March 10 will also feature the Suzuki Academy Gala Strings. Simeone Tartaglione music director
Wilmington Community Orchestra
Tiffany Lu interim music director
Shadow and Light
Sunday, November 5, 2017 • 3 p.m. • Wilmington Concert Hall • $10/5 Barber Adagio for Strings
Arvo Pärt Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion
Chausson Poeme for violin and orchestra
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5
Genia Maslov violin
Mediterranean Vistas
Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 3 p.m. • Wilmington Concert Hall • $10/5 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto No. 2
Chabrier Habanera
Braddock/Seth Mudéjar for Guitar, Oud and Orchestra
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
Respighi Pines of Rome
Christopher Braddock guitar, Douglas Seth guest guitar
Lands of Esterhazy
Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 3 p.m. • Wilmington Concert Hall • $10/5 Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”
Eric Kutz guest cello
Vitality and Virtuosity
Friday, May 11, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • Wilmington Concert Hall • $10/5 Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Performances by Winners of the Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians

Milford String Ensemble
Saturday, December 2, 2017 • 9:30 a.m. • The Milford Senior Center, Milford • Free Come and enjoy this ensemble for adults and youth at the Milford Annual Choral Breakfast. Stay for the 10 a.m. performance by Cantabile Women’s Chorus! Michelle Peters conductor
Suzuki Academy Orchestras
Saturday, January 13, 2018 • 4 p.m. • Wilmington Concert Hall • Free
Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 4 p.m. • Wilmington Concert Hall • Free
The Music School’s Suzuki orchestras perform rounds, traditional and folk songs, as well as age-appropriate transcriptions of major orchestral pieces. Julianne Ruiz conductor

CHORAL ENSEMBLES

Holiday Choral Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2017 • 4 p.m. • St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Wilmington • See below This special concert will showcase performances by the Small Wonder Jazz Singers led by Martin Lassman, The Delaware Women’s Chorus led by Joanne Ward and St. Stephen’s Choir with the Music School’s performing arts partner, the Brandywine Brass. Admission: Non-perishable food item to help support St. Stephen’s Food Pantry. Martin Lassman conductor, Joanne Ward conductor
Spring Choral Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018 • 4 p.m. • Trinity Episcopal Church, Wilmington • Free This concert will feature The Small Wonder Jazz Singers led by Martin Lassman, The Delaware Women’s Chorus led by Joanne Ward, as well as this year’s guest ensemble, New Ark Chorale under the direction of Dr. Michael Larkin. New Ark Chorale is one of Delaware’s finest choral ensembles, noted for their exquisite blend and artistic performances. Dr. Michael H. Larkin conductor, Martin Lassman conductor, Joanne Ward conductor
Milford's First Annual Spring Choral Concert
Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 4 p.m. • Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford • Free The Cantabile Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Joanne Ward, presents “Seasons of Life.” This program will highlight music which addresses times of abundance, hardship, joy, sadness, loss and new life. Also featured will be the Music School’s new Voce Youth Choir led by Dr. Colin Armstrong. Dr. Colin Armstrong conductor, Joanne Ward conductor
Small Wonder Jazz Singers
Sunday, September 17, 2017 • 1 p.m. • Trabant University Center, University of Delaware, Newark • $5 Proceeds will support purchase of supplies for child development professionals who complete child development screenings for early detection of developmental delay and disability either at a preschool or infant/toddler’s home. For more information, please visit: padmasherni.org. Martin Lassman conductor
Delaware Women's Chorus
Joanne Ward conductor
The Purple Ribbon Event
Thursday, October 5, 2017 • 7 p.m. • Executive Banquet and Conference Center, Newark • See below The Delaware Women’s Chorus is honored to be the featured performers at this important event, presented by the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Visit dcadv.org for details and tickets.
Delaware American Choral Directors Association Women’s Choir Festival
Thursday, November 9, 2017 • 7 p.m. • The Geipel Center for the Performing Arts, The Sanford School, Hockessin • Free The Delaware Women’s Chorus along with Concord High School’s Bella Voce and UD’s University Singers will perform in a concert featuring an honor choir comprised of high school/middle school women under the direction of guest conductor, Dr. Duane Cottrell.
St. Cecilia's Guild Performance
Sunday, May 20, 2018 • 4 p.m. • Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes • Freewill offering DWC is honored to be part of this important concert series, dedicated to bringing excellence in the performing arts to Lewes and the surrounding community. There will be a freewill offering to support the ongoing work of St. Cecilia’s Guild.

Cantabile Women's Chorus
Joanne Ward conductor
Milford Annual Choral Breakfast
Saturday, December 2, 2017 • 10 a.m. • The Milford Senior Center, Milford • Free Cantabile Women’s Chorus is excited to be part of this traditional event designed to kick off the holiday season in Milford. Come at 9:30 a.m. for the Milford String Ensemble!
Concert at Milford Place
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 • 7 p.m. • Milford Place, Milford • Free As part of our commitment to the community, Cantabile Women’s Chorus will perform excerpts from our spring concert for the residents and their friends and families at Milford Place.

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Programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

The Music School of Delaware is proud to be an active partner in the IN Wilmington Arts Campaign.