Soothing Sunday Sounds at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Plus: A classic car show, Beauty and the Beast ballet and an archaeology festival. Arts in Delaware

The exquisite Mélomanie chamber ensemble rounds out its 2013-14 season with a final performance at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and a world premiere of “Buddleja Davidii” by composer Richard Belcastro. “The title ‘Buddleja Davidii’ refers to the beautiful summer plant, the butterfly bush,” says Mélomanie harpsichordist Tracy Richardson. “Richard Belcastro is a gardener, and he wrote his piece for Mélomanie with the beauty of the plant, butterflies and our instruments in mind. The harpsichord and sitar are soft, plucked instruments that draw the listener to them, much like the butterfly to the Buddleja Davidii.” Belcastro guests as sitarist, and since he’s there, Mélomanie will also perform Finger
Alla râga (from Clavier Book 3) for solo harpsichord by local composer Mark Hagerty, Richardson’s husband. You’ll also hear Sequenza VIII for solo violin by Luciano Berio, Sonata sesta in A Minor for viola da gamba and basso continuo by Gottfried, and Trio Sonata in D Major, Wq. 83, H. 505 for flute, violin and basso continuo by C.P.E. Bach. Discover this rare musical beauty on May 11. Check out This is a group you do not want to miss.


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May 1
INShow [IN Wilmington Promotional Pick of the Week] The In Show” is a fun, fast-paced game show and is also an excellent opportunity to find out about can’t-miss happenings coming up over the next few months #inWilm. Come win great prizes… More
Il Trovatore Maestro Giovanni Reggioli returns to OperaDelaware to conduct Verdi’s classic “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”). The plot borders on being … well, operatic. It’s a must-see. (Also runs May 4.)… More

May 2
Crossroads Take an adventure across the vast and diverse continent of Africa at The Music School of Delaware during the latest in its Cultural Crossroads series… More

May 3
Beauty and the Beast The timeless ballet of “Beauty and the Beast” features stunning dance and music as Belle searches for friendship, romance and inner beauty. Brandywine Ballet performs… More
Classic Cars Like cars? Go see the Classic Car and Street Rod Show at Kreutz Creek Vineyards in West Grove, Pa., and feast your eyes on some beauties, all to benefit the Cancer Support Community… More

May 3-4
MASH Hawkeye and Duke are at it again. See the “M*A*S*H Revue” by Second Street Players at Milford’s Riverfront Playhouse… More
Wit When brilliant professor Vivian Bearing undergoes experimental treatment for cancer, she falls from authority to a position of dependency. “Wit” is a compassionate, uplifting story. See it as only UD’s Resident Ensemble Players can stage it… More

May 4
Archaeology Festival See the past come alive when The Delaware Academy of Science (Iron Hill Museum) hosts the 2014 Archaeology Festival. Meet experts in archaeology, history, mineralogy and more… More

May 7
Burt & Me Burt & Me” is a musical comedy featuring the amazing music of the legendary duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, based on the book by Larry McKenna. See it at Delaware Theatre Company starting tonight… More
Capital Ringers Hear the music of handbells as played by Dover’s own Capital Ringers, from contemporary hits to soothing familiar melodies, with some cool multi-media effects. Beautiful… More


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