• IN Wilmington Delaware

  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

  • Delaware Arts Alliance

Mélomanie "Up Close & Personal" Opens September 30

The first performance of our 2017-18 season, Up Close & Personal: The Violin, will offer an informal afternoon of music and conversation featuring ensemble violinist, Christof Richter.

We're also pleased to announce a partnership with La Fia Bistro. Directly after the September 30th performance, enjoy a 20% discount at La Fia with a reservation before 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 • 4:00pm
Old Town Hall, Delaware Historical Society • 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Tickets $25 • $15 DHS members and students 16 & older  youth to age 15 free
Purchase at reserve at 302.764.6338  purchase at door cash/check/credit

Beverages available for purchase, courtesy of Delaware Historical Society. Free parking at Colonial Parking, 6th & Shipley Streets.

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


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