The Explorer Experience 2016-2017
Classroom and Concert Experience

Reservation Form

Teacher's Guide and Listening Examples: available in October, 2016

NEW! DDOA TranspARTation Grants to help with your transportation costs.

Music, Noise and Silence, with Magic Circle Mime Co.
By arrangement with Alliance Artist Management
ecommended for grades K-4, all ages welcome
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:30 am and 12:00 noon

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801

peterframeThis fifty-minute production creates a fanciful world where three magical characters – Music, Noise, and Silence - invade the concert hall. “Silence” is the concert’s guest artist until an unexpected rival appears on the scene and demands equal time. All seems lost to the fierce grip of “Noise” until the conductor, with the help of “Music” and the audience, brings harmony back to the orchestra.






burstPre-Concert School Visit
Your ticket includes a pre-Concert classroom visit by 1-2 musicians is included in your ticket price. Beginning a relationship with the students, these visiting musicians will introduce you to some of what you’ll hear at the concert and share their love for their instrument(s.) Contact Marjie Ripsom at to schedule a musician to visit your class before the
Explorer Concert.

Open Dress Rehearsals
for High School and College Students

Open Rehearsal Reservation Form

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra Open Dress Rehearsals:

  • Are free of charge, but sign up early as space is limited!
  • Are open to high school and college students accompanied by a teacher or chaperone
  • Rehearsals begin exactly on time. Don't be late!
  • Include a short pre-rehearsal conversation with Maestro David Amado on what he hopes to accomplish with the orchestra, history/background of the works to be performed, and information on any guest artist.

Dates for the 2016-2017 season are being finalilzed.
If you would like to be notified directly, please contact Marjie Ripsom at

Master Classes
for All Ages and Levels

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra sponsors Master Classes with visiting artists.

These are free and open to the public. Students of all ages and levels are welcome to come and observe the artist work with students on their technique and understanding of a piece on which the student is currently working.

As details are finalized, they will be posted on this website. If you would like to be notified directly, please contact Marjie Ripsom at

Pre- and Post-Concert Talks
for Students of All Ages!

Before every Classical Concert, Maestro Amado presents a short talk on the works you will hear during the performance. Pre-concert talks begin 1 hour before the performance and last approximately 30 minutes. Come early, grab your seat before the crowd, and become an educated listener! Post-concert talks will be held occasionally and can include featured DSO musicians in addition to Maestro Amado.

Maestro Amado Visits

During the Season, Maestro Amado lectures at a number of venues.
Visits are currently being scheduled.

Come back soon to see where Maestro Amado will be this season!