New Year’s Eve at The Grand

Celebrate the New Year with a stunning collection of musical talent from the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and OperaDelaware, alongside Broadway’s Tony-Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. The evening will consist of a two-acts beginning with a program of traditional New Year’s concert music, including your favorite Viennese waltzes and polkas. The second act will feature the talents of Mr. Stokes Mitchell and will be a celebration of Broadway standards throughout the years.

Spend New Year’s Eve with us as we ring in new and exciting times to come!

Performance begins at 7:30pm on Friday, December 31, 2021

Tickets are $155 per person and include a champagne toast.

PUBLIC ON-SALE: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:00am

Chamber III

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Classics V — Transcend!


To our Classics Series Concert V patrons:

Our May 13, 2022, performance will take place the evening prior to the Wilmington Grand Prix bicycle race. Preparations for that race will begin Friday and some traditional access to The Grand Opera House will be limited.  Please allow some extra time for your arrival to the performance.

Beginning at 8:00 pm on May 13th, there will be no traffic or parking permitted on North Market Street. Fencing will be constructed during the evening hours; however, Grand Prix officials have arranged for pedestrian crossings to be left open at the corners of 8th, 9th and 10th street for DSO patrons to access the restaurants along North Market Street and the parking garage on Shipley Street. Patrons will be permitted to drive on Market Street, to drop patrons off at The Grand Opera House’s main entrance.  10th Street will also be closed from Orange Street to King Street.

We encourage all patrons to use King Street and the King Street entrance to The Grand Opera House.  The DoubleTree garage will be open and available to accommodate all DSO patrons.

We are working directly with the senior communities that provide shuttle bus services to and from our concert. Those services will be able to drop off and pick up directly in front of the Grand Opera House.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the DSO office by telephone at (302) 656-7442 or by e-mail at

This information will also be posted on our website ( on the May 13 concert page.

Thank you.

Classics IV — Sing!

The 2021-2022 A.I. duPont Composer’s Awards  Winner, George Tsontakis

About George Tsontakis

Recently called “A giant of the American music scene” by Gramophone Magazine, George Tsontakis has been the recipient of two of the richest prizes awarded in all of classical music; the International Grawemeyer Award, in 2005 and the Ives Living, from the American Academy. He studied with Roger Sessions at Juilliard and in Rome, with Franco Donatoni. Born in Astoria, NY into Cretan heritage, he has become a recognized figure in Greece with performances worldwide each season. Most of his music has been recorded by Hyperion, Koch, INNOVA, and NAXOS, including fifteen works for orchestra — over five hours of orchestral music, leading to two Grammy Nominations for Best Classical Composition.

He served as Composer-in-Residence with the Aspen Music Festival for 40 years, where he was founding director of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, with the Oxford (England) Philomusica, the Albany Symphony, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, among others. He is Distinguished Composer-in-Residence at the Bard College Conservatory.

His recent premieres include works for London’s Mobius Ensemble, the Barlow Endowment, and large-scale pieces for the Boston Symphony and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, a Requiem for the Albany Symphony as well as a violin concerto for Gary Levinson and the Dallas Symphony. His “The Air of Greece” an opera-drama on Lord Byron was commissioned and premiered by the Greek National Opera in December 2021. NAXOS’ release of three of his concertos with the Albany Symphony was heralded as one of NPR’s “Top Ten Classical Recordings of 2017” and of the NAXOS CD with his “Sonnets” by the Boston Symphony, BBC Magazine declared that the Tsontakis work was “the sparklingly expressive jewel in this crown”. He lives in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Classics I — Celebrate!

June 3, 2022
If you currently hold tickets for this concert, no action is needed. All tickets dated for the January 21st date will be honored.

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