Delaware Classical Music Concerts
Leon Bates & Portland String Quartet
October 18, 2014, 7 p.m.
Famed pianist Leon Bates will join talents with the Portland String Quartet, a group admired for its many years of excellent music making. The coming together of a piano virtuoso of this caliber with a highly ranked string ensemble promises to be a remarkable evening of music. [ read more | buy tickets now ]
Prism Saxophone Quartet
November 22, 2014, 2 p.m.
Coastal Concerts’ November offering will be a long-overdue “first.” Although there have been woodwind and brass groups featured in previous seasons, the saxophone has never before been highlighted. And this time the audience will be treated to four virtuosos on this unique and versatile instrument, which is technically a member of the wind family but has many brass characteristics. [ read more | buy tickets now ]
Marian Anderson String Quartet
January 17, 2015, 2 p.m.
When members of the Marian Anderson String Quartet won the 1991 International Cleveland Quartet Competition, they made history, becoming the first African-American ensemble ever to win a classical music competition. In keeping with this trailblazing achievement, the players received permission from the great contralto, Marian Anderson, to use her name for their quartet. Since then, the ensemble has sought to honor its namesake by making music that embraces both standard classical repertoire and works by African-American composers. [ read more | buy tickets now ]
Pianist Ingrid Fliter
February 7, 2015, 2 p.m.
The appearance by Argentine-born pianist Ingrid Fliter will be one of the highlights of the season. Ms. Fliter has won the admiration and hearts of audiences around the world for her passionate yet thoughtful and sensitive music making, played with an effortless technique. [ read more | buy tickets now ]
Borealis Wind Quintet
March 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Borealis Wind Quintet, consisting of flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon, is widely acclaimed as one of America’s leading chamber ensembles. Their performances have been hailed by The New York Times as “polished, elegantly turned.” The Philadelphia Inquirer has said they “demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing.” “Their sensitive collaborations … have a sophisticated and cosmopolitan air” (The Washington Post). [ read more | buy tickets now ]