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Arts Playlist: DSO holiday concert in Dover will benefit the re-opening of the Schwartz Center

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra present a holiday concert this week to benefit the re-opening of Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday’s concert is at Central Middle School in Dover.


DSO Executive Director Alan Jordan says their brass quintet will be doing a varied program called “Festive Brass."


"The first half is full of traditional works including a short homage to Leonard Bernstein, who we are celebrating his 100th birthday this year; so some music from West Side Story will end the first half. The second half will be more holiday-themed.”


Jordan says his organization was already working with the Schwartz Center last year to perform this concert before the venue closed this past summer.


"We reached out actually to a good friend of the Symphony’s and of the Schwartz Center, Rosemary Twilley, who agreed to underwrite the Symphony’s expenses so that all of the proceeds from this concert could go to the group that’s re-opening the Schwartz Center.”


This Thursday’s concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the DSO office at 656-7442 or online.


Patron tickets for the concert are $100, which includes a pre-concert reception to be held at 6 p.m. in Dover and reserved seating for the concert. Tickets for the concert only are $25 for adults, $10 for students (21 and under with ID), $20 for seniors (65+) and miliary members.


Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from theDelaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.




Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.