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Mélomanie Welcomes You to a Music-Filled New Year

Mélomanie starts off 2019 with a concert featuring a previous commission and a Delaware Premiere, plus works by Geminiani & Telemann.

  • Moonbow • Larry Nelson for the ensemble (premiered in 2014 by Mélomanie)
  • Delaware Premiere, Paesaggio (2017) • Roberto Pace for flute & harpsichord

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WELCOME

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 DelawareScene.com