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'David Amado and Friends' caps Delaware Symphony Chamber Series

Apr 07, 2016 01:09PM ● By J. Chambless

David Amado of the Delaware Symphony.

“David Amado and Friends” will be the final concert in the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 Chamber Series, Tuesday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. 

Violinist Erica Miller.

 “Our audiences have always welcomed opportunities to hear David Amado at the keyboard,” said Delaware Symphony Executive Director Alan Jordan, “and our Chamber Series finale this season will offer two chances. David will perform in works by Schubert and Shostakovich a double-header with two very different treatments of the piano trio.” DSO Music Director David Amado will be featured as pianist, along with Symphony members, Erica Miller, violin, and Naomi Gray, cello, in piano trios by Shostakovich (No. 2) and Schubert (No. 1). Erica Miller will also perform Eugene Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Violin No. 4 in E minor, “Fritz Kreisler.”

David Amado commented, “Shostakovich is as somber as the Schubert is ebullient. Both works feature virtuoso and soloistic writing for all three players. The Shostakovich is marked by eerie atmospheric effects and a troubled and unsettled aesthetic. The Schubert is melodic, spontaneous, and joyful.”

He added, “Erica Miller, our newly named Assistant Concertmaster, opens the program with a solo sonata by Eugene Ysaye, the great Belgian virtuoso. Loaded with jaw-dropping pyrotechnics, it is a rare treat to hear live.”

Jordan concluded, “We hope patrons will come out to support David and our DSO musicians for this extraordinary chamber music performance.” The complete program for the concert follows this release.

As has become a DSO tradition as part of the chamber concert series, coffee and desserts (including chocolate-dipped strawberries and Hotel du Pont macaroons) are served at intermission. Wine and Champagne are also available for purchase.

Tickets for the concert are $60 each, plus a $6 box office handling fee per ticket. All seats are general admission. Tickets are available at The Grand Opera House Box Office, in person at 818 North Market Street in downtown Wilmington, by phone at (302) 652-5577, or online at Tickets for Students, 21 and under with ID, are $14, plus a $2 box office handling fee (not available online). ID must be shown to pick up student tickets. Tickets will also be available at the entrance to the Gold Ballroom before the concert on Tuesday evening April 19. Group discounts are available (call the DSO at 302-656-7442). The Hotel du Pont is located at 11th and Market Streets in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Valet parking is available at the main entrance of the Hotel.

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