2018 Performance Series

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who push creative boundaries and respond to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community. Click here to read the 2018 Performance Series press release.

Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

Thursday, September, 27
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Delaware Art Museum

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Thursday, October 11
Time: 8 pm
Location: Delaware Art Museum

Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music.

Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili

Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7
Time: 7 pm
Location: Route 9 Library and Innovation Center – Black Box Theater

Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Cartoon Christmas Trio

Sunday, December 16
Time: 7 pm
Location: Delaware Art Museum

Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks.

Join us for our 2019 Performance Series!
Lively, dynamic, moving, and thought provoking—these will be performances you’ll long remember.

Black String

Friday, January 18
Time: 8 pm
Location: Delaware Art Museum

“An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise

The Crossing

Thursday, February 7
Time: 8 pm
Location: Delaware Art Museum

“The Crossing…imbues the music with both energy and awe.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Rennie Harris – Lifted

Friday, March 8
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Grand Opera House

In Lifted, 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, Dr. Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris merges the powerful rhythms of house music with moving gospel vocals for a contemporary exploration of community and spirituality through dance.