Concerts on Kentmere

Welcome to Site and Sound, the 2015-16 Season of Concerts on Kentmere, now in its 7th year exploring relationships between chamber music and the Museum’s rich visual holdings.

At 7:30 pm before each concert, there will be a 15-minute pre-concert talk. The Museum is now open until 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings, and before the concerts, the Thronson Café will serve drinks and light fare for purchase. Performances begin at 8:00 pm, with complimentary desserts and coffee served at intermission.

Tickets are $20 for Museum Members and $40 for non-members.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wilmington baritone Grant Youngblood, with pianist Jennifer Peterson, will present an intimate and elegant evening of song in the Pre-Raphaelite galleries, featuring works by Richard Strauss and Franz Liszt, among others.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

As the Museum opens a landmark exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite artist Marie Spartali Stillman, Pyxis Piano Quartet will feature the Sonata for Viola and Piano by composer/violist Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979), whose Anglo-American experience mirrors that of Stillman, as well as two Elgar Chansons and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Celebrating the landmark murals of Howard Pyle, Pyxis will present music from that era, including To a Wild Rose and other works by American composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) and the Piano Quartet by Bostonian Arthur Foote (1853-1937), as well as offerings by Saint-Saens and Faure.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Pyxis and guest artists Erica Miller and Lisa Vaupel (violins) will play exciting works by Enrique Granados (Piano Quintet in G Minor) and the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, among others.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wilmington musicians Emily Samson Tepe (soprano) and Julie Nishimura (piano) pay tribute to the Museum’s American holdings with an evening of song and music by Aaron Copland and contemporary American composers Noa Ain and William Bolcom, among others.