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Cellist Nicholas Canellakis headlines finale of Delaware Symphony's Classics concert series

May 14, 2019

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) wraps up its Classics Concert series this week.

The orchestra’s executive director Alan Jordan says Friday’s performance at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House has a cinematic theme.


“David Amado dubbed this program “Roman Hollywood;” a type of play on the movie “Roman Holiday,” said Jordan. "He’s calling it that because all three of the works on the program have some tieback to cinematic music."

Jordan says Music Director David Amado will conduct music of Rachmaninoff, Respighi and Miklos Rozsa.


“Respighi’s Fountains of Rome opens the program - so there’s that Roman connection. The second piece on the program - kind of the focus - is a cello concerto - the cello concerto by Miklós Rózsa; he was the composer of the music for the movies El Cid and more importantly Ben Hur.”


Jordan points out the performance of Rózsa’s Cello Concerto will feature cellist Nick Canellakis, one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation.


Jordan adds the concert will conclude with Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Symphony.


Tickets for Friday's performance are still available.  They can be purchased online here, or by calling (302) 656-7442.