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Wilmington, Delaware
Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

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A descendent of the amateur Tankopanicum Orchestra of the early 1900s, after a few name changes the orchestra arrived at its modern iteration in 1971. Nominated for a Latin Grammy with its first commercial recording Interchange (a collaboration with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet), the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire features works by such engaging composers as Sergei Rachmaninov, Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel, and contemporary composers Jennifer Higdon and Osvaldo Golijov. Local students are given access to musicians who act as “collaborative docents” to introduce instrument families, as well as open dress rehearsals, master classes, student soloist competitions, and other educational programs. (DK)

Delaware Symphony Orchestra Information

  • Public Transportation: Good. (The Amtrak Wilmington station is a 4-minute walk)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: 5 mainstage shows with multiple performances of each. Performance schedule is Wednesday–Sunday
  • Ticket Prices: $35–$49, $2 dollar/per seat discount for seniors, $15 tickets for students with valid student ID. 40% discount available for groups of 10 or more
  • Subscriptions: Classic subscriptions are $157.50–$220.50; Family Flex Pass is $260; Flex Pass is $215. Additional specialty packages: “Girls Night Out,” “Student Subscriptions,” “Wine Down Thursday,” “Talk Back Thursday” and “Viewpoints” are $67.50–$223.75. Subscribers receive exchange privileges.