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Mélomanie's Returns for Smyrna Performance September 24

We return to Smyrna with our "provocative pairings" in a performance featuring guest violinist Eva Ingolf. Details are below...

Mélomanie at Smyrna Opera House
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30pm • Smyrna Opera House
This performance features Eva Ingolf, violinist from Iceland, performing Raven Thoughts, written for her by Mark Hagerty, along with Scandinavian Baroque music and a special arrangement for Mélomanie of Icelandic folk songs. Doors will open at 6:45pm. Cash bar available.

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Mélomanie means music mania!  This beautiful French word also translates – the love of music.

Mélomanie presents provocative pairings of early and contemporary works in innovative collaborations with guest performers and composers.  Mélomanie’s early music programming highlights Baroque music performed on period instruments. Their contemporary repertoire features works from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including world premieres written especially for the ensemble.  Mélomanie performs throughout the region and presents a concert series at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, Delaware.

The ensemble has recorded works of Telemann on Lyrichord Discs. A contemporary CD, Florescence, featuring original compositions written for the ensemble, was released in 2011.  The ensemble's newest CD, Excursions —  also a collection of original works written for Mélomanie — was released in 2014.  Mélomanie is supported by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Mélomanie is: Donna Fournier, viola da gamba, Douglas McNames, cellos, Kimberly Reighley, flutes, Christof Richter, violins and Tracy Richardson, harpsichords.

What's Brewing — Not Only Delicious Music!

Our Provocative Pairings blend is a coffee created especially for our ensemble by Pike Creek Coffee Roasterie! It celebrates our partnership of visual arts and music with The Delaware Contemporary. Get yours at select local retailers including Haldas Bros., the box office of Mélomanie's Wilmington Concert Series and the Alternatives Shop of The Delaware Contemporary!

This organization is 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