DelawareLive Feb 5

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 5, 2023

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Report: Despite early childhood ed gains, some kids need help William Penn eggstra: Ag students provide eggs Bud Martin makes ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ his DTC swan song Culture Tiny art in park brings joy to North Wilmington Amado retiring from Delaware Symphony Orchestra …

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Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Strike up the band: The Delaware Symphony and its musicians union have reached a contract agreement that both sides are hailing as a milestone in their relationship. The American Federation of Musicians Local 21 — whose members perform with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra — have unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement renewal. It will be in effect until …

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Finally! Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell to play Delaware

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    When acclaimed Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell was in high school, his drama teacher told the class to notice the actors and actresses whose faces they recognized in television and movies. “You may not know their names, but they’ve been working for years,” Anne Kill said. They had built a careers that lasted, she said, and anyone who …

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Symphony’s new season will include ‘Cold Mountain,’ ‘Harry Potter’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season will celebrate the 20th anniversary of maestro David Amado, include a world premiere, feature a concert of movie music — and return to Sussex County performances. “The DSO and I have planned a gorgeous, wide-ranging season — from Beethoven to Harry Potter, and most things in between,” said Amado in a press release. …

Symphony to keep mask, vaccine rules for March 11 concert

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Conductor David Amado, center, leads the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in its February performance. Photo by Martin Martinez.   Even though The Grand Opera House in Wilmington has dropped its face mask and vaccine rules, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra will continue to require them for its March 11 concert there. J.C. Barker, executive director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, said while …

Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s January concert postponed

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s January concert will now take place sometime in June. Photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and concerns surrounding the omicron variant, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra has postponed its Jan. 21, 2022 concert featuring pianist Lara Downes until an undetermined date in June.  “With the enormous rise in infection rates …

Rising COVID cases force postponement of New Year’s Eve concert

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A concert planned for New Year’s Eve will be moved into 2022 to avoid rising COVID-19 cases.   A New Year’s Eve concert planned by the The Grand, Delaware Symphony Orchestra and OperaDelaware has been postponed. The concert, which would have seen the symphony and the OperaDelaware play in the first half and Tony-award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell play in …

Grand, opera, symphony join forces for New Year’s Eve gala concert

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A New Year’s Eve gala concert at The Grand will include a champagne toast.   Three of Wilmington’s arts organizations are joining forces for a New Year’s Eve gala concert that will feature Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Grand Opera House, Delaware Symphony and OperaDelaware will include a champagne toast and take place at 7:30 p.m., in time for …