Thursday, June 6, 2019

Governor's Awards for the Arts Nominations Now Open

The content of this post comes from a release from the Delaware Division of the Arts...

Governor Russell W. Peterson began the tradition of honoring Delaware artists in 1970. Since then, Delaware has paid tribute to 40 distinguished individuals and organizations that have had a profound and lasting impact on the state’s artistic and cultural life.

Delaware’s Governor’s Awards for the Arts recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions and a lasting and profound impact on the artistic and cultural life of Delaware.

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to be facilitating the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts, on behalf of Governor John C. Carney. Nominations are now being accepted for this prestigious honor in these five award categories:
Categories

Arts Administration – Individual who has shown sustained, impactful, and visionary executive leadership of an arts organization.

Arts Education – Individual or organization that has made significant contributions through leadership and creativity to advance arts education in Delaware’s schools and communities, or in community organizations.

Arts Patron – Individual, foundation or entity that, over time, has sustained and enhanced the arts in their community or the state of Delaware through contributions of their time, effort, or financial resources.

Community Engagement – Individual or organization that works to create or strengthen interactive arts participation among diverse community members while increasing the public awareness about the role of the arts in community life.

Government – An elected or appointed official whose work has resulted in significant support for the arts through local or state government action.

Timeline

Now: Nomination Guidelines and Form available

June 28, 2019: Nominations due

July 2019: Selection Panel meets

September 3, 2019: Awardees announced on website

October 28, 2019: Arts Summit & Governor’s Awards for the Arts



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Serafin Summer Music Brings World-Class Artists to Delaware

Content of this post originates from a press release from Serafin Summer Music...

Serafin Ensemble, University of Delaware Department of Music and The Music School of Delaware, present Serafin Summer Music. The 10-day festival runs from Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 30.

Festival artists hail from China, the Philippines, New Zealand and from around the U.S., including New York City, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky, Atlanta, Florida, Pennsylvania and right here in Delaware. 

“Bringing superb artists together to prepare and share marvelous masterworks with a community of eager listeners is a thrilling creative enterprise in every respect,” comments Kate Ransom, Festival Artistic Director.

The festival’s exceptional lineup features a range of repertoire including works by great classical composers Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, as well as works by lesser-known composers, such as Smetana, Khachaturian and Faure. Each concert has a unique theme and ensemble configuration of up to six string, wind, piano and vocal performers.

Festival sponsors are Dr. William Stegeman, Ph.D., Jacobs Music Company, Harry’s Savoy Grill, Tonic Bar and Grille, Montrachet Fine Foods, Delaware Today, WDEL and GateHouse Media Delaware.

All performances will be held at The Music School of Delaware's Wilmington Branch, 4101 N. Washington Street in Wilmington. Season subscriptions are $135 for all eight performances; a four-pack of tickets is $70 and single tickets are $20. Purchase by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com or calling 302.762.1132 (the Music School).

Serafin Summer Music Artist Roster
  • Amos Fayette, violin
  • Hal Grossman, violin
  • Kate Ransom,violin
  • Benjamin Shute, violin
  • Lisa Vaupel, violin
  • Amadi Azikiwe, viola
  • Luke Fleming, viola
  • Mary Harris, viola
  • Charae Krueger, cello
  • Lawrence Stomberg, cello
  • Guang Wang, cello
  • Miles Brown, bass
  • Jennifer Nicole Campbell, piano
  • Amy Dorfman, piano
  • Read Gainsford, piano
  • Augustine Mercante, countertenor 
  • Eileen Grycky, flute
  • Christopher Nichols, clarinet
Serafin Summer Music Schedule
Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm - BOHEMIAN GEMS
  • Dvořák “Sonatina” in G Major, Op. 100 for violin and piano
  • Smetana “Two Pieces From My Native Land” for violin and piano
  • Dvořák “Terzetto” in C Major, Op. 74 for two violins and viola
  • Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor “From MY Life”
Friday, June 21, 7:00pm - IT’S CLASSIC!
  • Michael Haydn Duo No. 2 in D Major for violin and viola
  • Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 1, No.1
  • Schubert song set
  • Schubert “Trout” Quintet for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano
Saturday, June 22, 5:00pm - FRIENDS and MENTORS
  • Brahms Scherzo ("Sonatensatz") in C Minor for violin and piano WoO2
  • Schumann “Fairy Tales” for clarinet, viola and piano
  • Niels Gade Sonata in D Major for violin and piano
  • Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No.1 in C Minor
Sunday, June 23, 4:00pm - OUT OF BAVARIA
  • Mozart D Major Quartet for flute, violin, viola, cello
  • Reger Sonata in G Minor for solo viola
  • Schumann “Fantasy Pieces” Op. 73 for cello and piano
  • Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
Thursday, June 27, 7:00pm - FRENCH FORAY
  • Leclair Duo in E Minor for two violins
  • French Song Set
  • Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
Friday, June 28, 7:00pm - THE THREE B’s
  • Bach G Minor Sonata for solo violin
  • Beethoven String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No.4
  • Brahms Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Saturday, June 29, 5:00pm - RUSSIAN ROMP
  • Khachaturian Trio for clarinet, violin, piano
  • Arensky Trio in D Minor, Op. 32 for violin, cello, piano
  • Borodin Piano Quintet in C Minor
Sunday, June 30, 4:00pm - FINALE FIREWORKS
  • Brahms Sextet in Bb Major, Op. 18 for two violins, two violas, two cellos
  • Tchaikovsky “Souvenir de Florence” for two violins, two violas, two cellos