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Mélomanie Announces New CD, Excursions

Featuring five pieces written for & premiered by Mélomanie:

• Excursions (2009) | Roberto Pace
• Pavane-Variations
(2009) | Ingrid Arauco
• Dumgoyne
(2012) | Jennifer Margaret Barker
• The Nobility of Women
(2011) | Kile Smith
• Angico
(2009) | Sergio Roberto de Oliveira

Available September 13 at our 21st Anniversary Concert & Excursions CD Release Party...or at your favorite Internet music site.


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 Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, Delaware.

The ensemble has recorded works of Telemann on Lyrichord Discs. Mélomanie’s contemporary CD, Florescence, featuring five original compositions written for the ensemble, was released in 2011 by Meyer Media.  Recording of new works currently continues with Meyer Media.  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!

Delicious things continue "brewing" in our partnership with Pike Creek Coffee Roasterie!  Our new Provocative Pairings Blend is a coffee created especially for our ensemble that celebrates our partnership of visual arts and music with the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA). Also available are a Decaf blend and Pumpkin Spice flavor (available fall only).  Get yours at distinguished local retailers including Haldas Bros., the box office of Mélomanie's Wilmington Concert Series and the Alternatives Shop of the DCCA!