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Mélomanie Announces 25th Anniversary Season

We are thrilled to announce our 25th Anniversary Season! On Saturday, September 30, our season begins in a new partnership with Delaware Historical Society for Up Close & Personal -- baroque and modern violins featuring ensemble member Christof Richter. La Fia -- one of Market Street's favorite restaurants -- will offer a special deal for post-concert dining! 

This landmark season highlights four new works by composers Chris Braddock, Jennifer Nicole Campbell, Mark Hagerty and Thomas Whitman, as well as a collaboration with Delaware's Poets Laureate, The Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills.

We (proudly) continue in partnership with The Delaware Contemporary, our Wilmington Series home.  On Sunday, October 29 we will perform the world premiere of Up to the Light -- by Mark Hagerty with guest Chris Hanning, percussion -- and music of Bach and Abel. 

Full details on all our performances can be found here. We look forward to seeing you this season!

WELCOME

Mélomanie means music mania!  This beautiful French word also translates as 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, cello, Kimberly Reighley, flute, Christof Richter, violin and Tracy Richardson, harpsichord.

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 Delaware Contemporary's Alternatives Museum Store!

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 www.DelawareScene.com.