• IN Wilmington Delaware

  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

  • Delaware Arts Alliance

A Busy Summer for Mélomanie

Although our concert season is over, we're still busily working through this summer, putting together details for our new downtown Wilmington venue partnership (info to come), planning a new season and rehearsing for our next recording.  
Along with all of this, we're excited to have welcomed our new cellist, Ismar Gomes, to the group (pictured top center)!

We look forward to sharing these and many more exciting details with you in the months to come. Stay tuned!


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 regular concert series at The Delaware Historical Society in Wilmington, Delaware. The ensemble has recorded works of Telemann on Lyrichord Discs. Two contemporary music CDs, featuring original compositions written for the ensemble, were released in 2011 (Florescence) and 2014 (Excursions).  The ensemble is currently in recording sessions for their next CD. 

Mélomanie is supported by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Mélomanie is: Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; Ismar Gomes, cellos; Kimberly Reighley, baroque and modern flutes; Tracy Richardson, harpsichords and Christof Richter, violins.

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