Mélomanie presents provocative pairings of early and contemporary works in collaborations with guest performers and composers. Mélomanie’s early music programming highlights Baroque, Renaissance and Classical music performed on period instruments.
Their modern repertoire features works from the 20th and 21st Centuries as well as world premieres written especially for the ensemble by local/regional/international composers like Ingrid Arauco, Chuck Holdeman, Sergio Roberto de Oliveira, Mark Rimple, and Mark Hagerty.
Mélomanie is an active partner in the downtown Wilmington arts and culture revitalization, offering a concert series at The Delaware Contemporary -- representing the perfect crossroads of visual art & music. Ensemble members are Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; Douglas McNames, cellos, Kimberly Reighley, flutes; Christof Richter, violins; and Tracy Richardson, harpsichord.
"Mélomanie" literally means music mania!