The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, based in Wilmington, has announced details of its 2013-14 season, set to open on September 27 at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House with Music Director David Amado leading a program of Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. The season announcement follows the news earlier this year that musicians and management ratified a three-year contract effective through August 31, 2016. This year’s programs will include four classics and four chamber concerts, with highlights to include Orff’s Carmina Burana, with the University of Delaware Symphonic Chorale; Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Derek Jacobi narrating from the Shakespeare; and an “Igor and Elvis” concert that features Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat, with a libretto rewritten by Maestro Amado, plus Michael Daugherty’s 1993 work Dead Elvis for orchestra and solo bassoon. In addition to performing at the Grand Opera House, the DSO also performs at the Tatnall School and the Hotel du Pont, both in Wilmington. This season, the DSO adds two additional performance venues: Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware, and the Queen Theatre in downtown Wilmington.  

Posted September 24, 2013