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Mélomanie is the BEST of Delaware!

Mélomanie has been named Best Chamber Group by the editors of Delaware Today! We're thrilled at the honor and look forward to bringing our 'provocative pairings' to even more fans this season.

Mark your calendars now for two regional performances in August and the Opening Night of our Concert Series at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts on September 13. Details are below!

Mélomanie at the Biggs Museum of American Art
Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:00pm
As part of the Biggs' First Friday event featuring an exhibition of over 50 works from the Delaware Watercolor Society.

Mélomanie at the National Flute Association Convention
Saturday, August 15, 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington DC 20008
Concert in the Delaware Room featuring Kimberly Reighley, Tracy Richardson, Doug McNames & Christof Richter

Mélomanie-DCCA Wilmington Series
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00pm
Featuring a premiere by Sergio Roberto de Oliveira for baroque flute and harpsichord and a premiere by Chuck Holdeman called Two Moods for solo piccolo.


Mélomanie's Latest CD, Excursions

In late 2014, Mélomanie released Excursions, which features pieces written for and premiered by the ensemble: Excursions: Fantasie Mélomanie (2009) by Roberto Pace; Pavane-Variations (2009) by Ingrid Arauco; Dumgoyne (2012) by Jennifer Margaret Barker; The Nobility of Women (2011) by Kile Smith and Angico (2009) by Brazilian composer, Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.

This CD and other Mélomanie recordings are available for download at meyer-media.com or your favorite online music outlet.

WELCOME

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. A contemporary CD, Florescence, featuring original compositions written for the ensemble, was released in 2011 by Meyer Media.  The ensemble's newest CD, Excursions —  also a collection of original works written for Mélomanie — was release by Meyer Media in September 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!


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!