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  • Holiday Pops: Frank Sinatra's Coming to Town
    Dec. 9th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Mitchell Hall

    ​Want to experience your favorite holiday classics with a twist? Bring the whole family along for the ride with this festive concert featuring a unique mix of performers, genres and styles! Learn more

     
  • Franz Liszt: Poet, Prophet and Protector
    Feb. 17th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts

    ​African American virtuoso concert pianist Leon Bates, a former UD music faculty member, takes on this challenging program of works composed by Liszt and his associates to tell the story of Liszt’s life, work and influence. Learn more

     
  • A Scottish Showcase: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
    Mar. 18th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts

    ​Delaware native and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland principal Jeffrey Sharkey brings some of RCS’ most talented students and faculty from the UK, Scotland, and the U.S. to his home state for a variety showcase including classical music, musical theatre and drama. Learn more

     
  • Xiang Gao and Friends: A Special Event and Season Finale
    Apr. 28th, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Mitchell Hall

    ​Master Players founding director Xiang Gao performs a multi-genre concert with performing artists he personally invites from all over the world. Themes of unity and cultural understanding will be central to this one-of-a-kind performance that celebrates global culture at the University of Delaware. Learn more

     
  • Xiang Gao, Artistic Director

    Xiang Gao is recognized as one of the world's most successful performing artists of his generation from the People's Republic of China. His musical integrity and virtuoso technique have gained accolades from audiences and reviewers around the world, and he has performed for many world leaders. Mr.Gao is the Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music and the producing artistic director of the Master Players Concert Series at the University of Delaware.

    He performs on a fine violin made by master maker G.B. Ceruti of Cremona, Italy in 1794. The University of Delaware purchased this rare instrument to support Mr. Gao's international performing career. In 2007, the Stradivari Society in Chicago selected Mr. Gao to be a recipient of world famous Stradivarius violins for his international solo concerts.

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  • Master Players Concert Series
  • 100 Orchard Road
  • Department of Music
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3149
  • masterplayers@udel.edu