Classical music can seem daunting to some first-time concertgoers, but there’s no reason to stress. We at the Delaware Symphony want you to be able to relax and enjoy the music, and make your visit exiting and memorable. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our concerts: 


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Classics concerts in Wilmington usually occur on Friday evenings, beginning at 7:30 pm.  Kent and Sussex county Classics concerts usually occur on Sunday afternoons, beginning at 3:00 pm.  The Classics Series concert experience DSO includes a pre-show discussion by Music Director David Amado one hour before the performance.  Chamber concerts in Wilmington usually occur on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7:30 pm.

The regular DSO season begins in September and ends in May, but recently it has been able to perform during the summers as well.

Whether it’s due to traffic, having to run back in the house because you forgot your tickets, finding a parking place, or forgetting what time the concert starts, running late happens to all of us from time to time. You’ll still be able to find your seats, but you may have to either wait in the lobby or in the back of the auditorium. Ushers will direct you where to go and seat you during the applause. If there are no breaks in the first half of the concert, you will have to wait until intermission to find your seats.

Yes. All of our Classics and Chamber concerts do have one twenty (20) minute intermission. Some of the pieces will also require stage changes, so there will be short breaks in between them that won’t last more than a few minutes.

Absolutely! Not all venues offer the same selections of restaurants, but there are many options for performances at the Grand Opera House or the Gold Ballroom.

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