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  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation


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.

Mélomanie Wilmington Series Fall Concert
Sunday, October 18, 2:00 PM
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison Street • Wilmington, DE
The ensemble collaborates this month with guitarist and composer, Kevin J Cope, on a World Premiere piece entitled,
Conscium Universum. CLICK HERE for more details...


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!

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 Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA). Get yours at select local retailers including Haldas Bros., the box office of Mélomanie's Wilmington Concert Series and the Alternatives Shop of the DCCA!

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.