The DSO is comprised of professional 82 musicians. Some of the DSO’s musicians live in and around Wilmington; others live elsewhere in Delaware; but many are from cities in the Mid-Atlantic region ranging from New York City to central Virginia. Some musicians have been performing with the DSO for more than 40 years.
David Amado became the fifth Music Director of the DSO in 2003. A Marion, PA, native and graduate of Indiana University and The Juilliard School, he has held posts with the Oregon and St. Louis symphonies, and also serves as Music Director of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in Florida.
Every orchestra needs a staff if it is to achieve professional excellence. At the DSO, there are five full-time and two part-time administrative staff members who oversee planning, development (fund raising), marketing, box office, finances, orchestra personnel, and coordination of all the above.