Delaware Symphony announces 2014-15 season—and projected surplus

Posted on: June 18, 2014

“The Delaware Symphony Orchestra enters its 2014-2015 season with an expanded season and new attitude,” writes Ben Szmidt on Monday (6/16) at Delaware Public Media. “The DSO announced the addition of a fifth program to its Classics’ series concerts which includes works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and J.S. Bach. The new season also brings back the 4-concert chamber series hosted at the Hotel du Pont, as well as a special production of the ‘The Nutcracker’ performed with the First State Ballet Theatre and the Wilmington Children’s Chorus. The Orchestra’s Musical Director David Amado says he is especially looking forward to the Classics series finale featuring excerpts from The Musical Offering by Bach.… DSO officials also announced a projected budget surplus of $98,640 for the 2014 fiscal year at the organization’s annual meeting on Monday night, just two years after the DSO was on the verge of closing its doors…. ‘We will be putting part of that surplus towards the cash reserve,’ said [Orchestra General Manager Diana Milburn]. Amado added that the surplus is a welcome relief. ‘I think the moral of the story is proceed with a great deal of ambition and proceed with a great deal of caution all at the same time.’ ”

Posted June 18, 2014