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.

Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Member Showcase

Sunday, September 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Experience the beauty of classical guitar at a showcase featuring the Guitar Society’s professional and amateur members. Free. Learn more.

Pyxis Piano Quartet: Present from the Past

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Reflecting on the work of Mitch Lyons, who expanded traditional clay techniques into a new form, Pyxis will pair Brahms’ magnificent Piano Quartet No. 3 with Pulitzer-winner Caroline Shaw’s piano quartet Thousandth Orange. Shaw says, “The thousandth orange you eat is just as extraordinary as the first,” and this evening is filled with music exploring how what seems new can draw boldly on what went before. Learn more.

Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director

Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Join us for a night with Raye Jones Avery, one of Wilmington’s true talents, as she performs her original songs as well as R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Broadway standards. Learn more.

Kevin Cope

Sunday, November 10, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Solo classical guitarist Kevin Cope, recipient of the Division of the Arts 2019 Emerging Professional Award, performs his original works. Learn more.

Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus

Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to 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. Learn more.

Joel Ross Good Vibes

Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:00 p.m.

“…Ross’ precocious creativity, facility, and confidence were downright shocking.”- Asher Wolf, All About Jazz. Learn more.

Pyxis Piano Quartet: Continental Bridges

Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.

With the Museum’s beautiful Chihuly Bridge overhead, Pyxis turns to music that spans time and geography and links composers to their homeland. Joaquín Turina’s Piano Trio is filled with the fire of Spain, and Zoltán Kodály’s Intermezzo draws on his beloved Hungarian folk tunes. The evening’s major work is Dvořák’s justly famous and masterful Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major. Learn more.

Pyxis Piano Quartet: Epic Divas

Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Inspired by the storied careers of painter Margo Allman and sculptor Helen Mason—whose work will be on view in the Museum—Pyxis will present a vibrant program of works that includes Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s aptly titled 2012 piano quartet Epic Diva! Learn more.