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Violinist Tessa Lark to perform with Delaware Symphony Orchestra this week

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The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2019-2020 season starts this week.";

One of American composer Samuel Barber’s most performed works will be as part of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert this week.



Kentucky-born and raised violinist Tessa Lark will join the Delaware Symphony Orchestra for Friday's performance.

The DSO’s 2019-2020 kicks-off it’s 114th season Friday with the first of five Classic Series concerts at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington.

This opening concert is called “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and will feature Lark on Barber's Violin Concerto.


“It’s one of the lone American Violin Concerto’s out there. And as you mentioned - I sometimes dip my toes in the fiddle world; so for me to play American music is especially meaningful,” said Lark.“And this is a very beloved Concerto of the violin repertoire in general. So, I think the audience is going to love it and I’m certainly going to love playing it with the Delaware Symphony.”



Friday's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House. Tickets are available here.


More about Tessa Lark can be found here. Tessa’s solo debut Fantasyout September 27, the day of the Wilmington performance, contains a collection of Fantasies and Rhapsodies covering four centuries – from Telemann, Kreisler, Schubert and Ravel to Lark’s own Appalachian Fantasy.


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