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.
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.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Solo classical guitarist Kevin Cope, recipient of the Division of the Arts 2019 Emerging Professional Award, performs his original works. Learn more.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
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.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
“…Ross’ precocious creativity, facility, and confidence were downright shocking.”- Asher Wolf, All About Jazz. Learn more.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
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.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
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.