Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Strike up the band: The Delaware Symphony and its musicians union have reached a contract agreement that both sides are hailing as a milestone in their relationship. The American Federation of Musicians Local 21 — whose members perform with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra — have unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement renewal. It will be in effect until …

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Firefly releases daily lineup, one-day passes available Friday

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Not everyone wants to trudge through the mud and muck for all four days of Dover’s Firefly Music Festival. For those who don’t, organizers on Monday released each day’s lineup, including headliners.  Single-day passes will go on sale Friday, July 15.  The annual festival, which takes place at The Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway, will be held from Thursday, Sept. …

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Symphony’s new season will include ‘Cold Mountain,’ ‘Harry Potter’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season will celebrate the 20th anniversary of maestro David Amado, include a world premiere, feature a concert of movie music — and return to Sussex County performances. “The DSO and I have planned a gorgeous, wide-ranging season — from Beethoven to Harry Potter, and most things in between,” said Amado in a press release. …

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She turned her back on organ music, only to become concert soloist

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Concert organist Nicole Keller said the largest organ she ever played was the 17,000-pipe Passau organ. Photo by Eric Mot/Unsplash Nicole Keller’s mother played the organ. So did her grandmother. “So, of course, I never wanted to touch the instrument for the longest time,” said Keller. With a father who was a minister in African Methodist Episcopal Church and a …