Delaware Division of the Arts

Dover Symphony Orchestra

The Dover Symphony, last year celebrating its 40th concert season, draws musicians and audience members from all three counties in Delaware, as well as neighboring areas from the Eastern Shore in Maryland. It is composed of volunteer musicians who rehearse one night each week. These 60 musicians perform a subscription season of four concerts each year: in October, a Fall Classical Concert (frequently featuring a professional musician as soloist); in November, a Young People's concert in which children under 12 are admitted free, the music performed is gauged to inspire interest on the part of primary and middle school students; and an "Instrument Zoo" is held post-concert to allow children exposure to each family of instruments comprising the orchestra ensemble. In March the DSO presents a Spring Classical Concert, and in May the DSO presents its annual Old Dover Days Pops Concert as part of the weekend-long civic celebration. The Dover Symphony Orchestra, Inc., is a non-profit organization. its annual budget is funded through grants, member donations, ticket sales, and community donations. members of the orchestra range in age from teenagers to septugenarians, and represent a wide spectrum of professions and vocations. The Dover Symphony involves itself with many different segments of the community through collaborations with schools, other arts organizations such as Capital Ringers, Milford Community Band, the Delaware Choral Society. Over the past several years the Orchestra has grown steadily in skill and in reputation. The DSO now performs standard orchestral literature, such as Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," (October 12, 2008), whereas ten years ago this level of musicianship would not have been possible.

Calendar of Events
Nov 30Dover Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert “Ringing in the Holiday Season at Dover Downs”

All concerts are at 3:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Center.

Adult Season Tickets: $70/series
Senior/Student/Military Tickets: $50/series
Adult Single Admission: $20
Senior/Student/Military Single Admission: $15

Visitor Information

Dover Symphony Orchestra
P. O. Box 163
Dover, DE 19903
302-270-1903 phone

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Directions & Parking
Parking is available in public lots across from the Schwartz Center on North Street. Handicapped parking on Schwartz Center for the Arts lot.

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