Explorer Experience 2017!
Classroom and Concert Experience

Reservation Form

Music, Noise and Silence, with Magic Circle Mime Co.
By arrangement with Alliance Artist Management
ecommended for grades 2-6, all ages welcome
NEW DATE: Wednesday, May 24, 2017!
9:30 am and 12:00 noon
Limited seats available for the 12:00 noon performace

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801

peterframeWhat happens when “Noise” barges in on the Orchestra? Are “Music” and her guest artist, “Silence”, doomed? Come help Maestro Amado, our wonderful musicians, and our (very quiet) friends from Magic Circle Mime Co. bring harmony back to the Grand Opera House. We can’t do it without you in the audience!






Teacher's Guide and Listening Examples

DDOA TranspARTation Grants to help with your transportation costs


burstPre-Concert School Visit
Your ticket includes a pre-Concert classroom visit by 1-2 musicians is included in your ticket price. Beginning a relationship with the students, these visiting musicians will introduce you to some of what you’ll hear at the concert and share their love for their instrument(s.) Contact Marjie Ripsom at to schedule a musician to visit your class before the
Explorer Concert.

Open Dress Rehearsals
for High School and College Students

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has Open Dress Rehearsals are geared for High School and College Students. Bring your students to hear our talented musicians and observe the rehearsal process. All Open Dress Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings in Copeland Hall at the Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE. They begin promptly at 7:30pm with an informal talk by David Amado at 7:10pm.

Dates for the 2016 – 2017 Season are:
September 22, 2016
November 17, 2016
February 23, 2017
March 23, 2017
May 11, 2017

Open Rehearsal Reservation Form

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Marjie Ripsom at

Master Classes
for All Ages and Levels

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra sponsors Master Classes with visiting artists.

These are free and open to the public. Students of all ages and levels are welcome to come and observe the artist work with students on their technique and understanding of a piece on which the student is currently working.

Violin Master Class with Jinjoo Cho
In partnership with the Music School of Delaware
More Information
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
4:15 - 5:45pm
Music School of Delaware - Wilmington Branch
4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802

Piano Master Class with Alon Goldstein
In partnership with Cab Calloway School of the Arts and the Music School of Delaware
Saturday, February 25, 2017
11:15am - 1:15pm
Music School of Delaware - Wilmington Branch
4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802

Pre- and Post-Concert Talks
for Students of All Ages!

Before every Classical Concert, Maestro Amado presents a short talk on the works you will hear during the performance. Pre-concert talks begin 1 hour before the performance and last approximately 30 minutes. Come early, grab your seat before the crowd, and become an educated listener! Post-concert talks will be held occasionally and can include featured DSO musicians in addition to Maestro Amado.

Maestro Amado Visits

During the Season, Maestro Amado lectures at a number of venues.
Visits are currently being scheduled.

Come back soon to see where Maestro Amado will be this season!