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Celebrate Mother's Day with Mélomanie

Our annual Mother's Day event in Wilmington begins with a light brunch followed by the ensemble in performance. The program features the World Premiere of Desert Dusk by composer Daniel Dorff and a reprise performance of Ultraviolet with guest artists Chris Hanning, percussion & Naomi Gray, cello. Advance reservations strongly suggested.

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Mélomanie Talks with Florent Schmitt Scholar Phillip Nones

We welcomed writer and Florent Schmitt scholar Phillip Nones to our April 2, 2017 Wilmington Series concert. Along with guest artist Joshua Kovach, we discussed Schmitt's Sonatine en trio, which was originally composed for flute, clarinet and harpsichord. We sat down with Phillip after our performance to chat about the piece we performed and more. Read the complete interview HERE.


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.