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  • Messages from the UD President and the MP Director
    Welcome to the 2016-17 season of the University of Delaware’s Master Players Concert Series...
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  • 16/17 Season Brochure
    Last season, our unforgettable concerts featured top ensembles and soloists in brass, vocal and world music. This year, we celebrate the spectacular repertoire of strings, percussion and piano performed by leading musicians.
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  • Xiang Gao and Friends: A Season Opening Gala
    Master Players' Founding Artistic Director Xiang Gao, performs alongside internationally renowned guest artists in a traditional chamber music concert.
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  • Latin Voyages: The Sphinx Virtuosi
    Viajes Latinos (Latin Voyages), the 2016 Sphinx touring program, takes the audience on a journey from the tantalizing Argentine tango to the nocturnal imagery of Mexico, from a grand tribute to the great Piazzolla to a final invitation to a Catalan dance.
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  • Women in Rhythm: A Percussion Concert
    Get ready to groove! Directed and co-produced by UD faculty percussionist Harvey Price, this one-of-a-kind concert brings four leading female percussionists from a wide range of backgrounds to Delaware.
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  • A Mozart Celebration: The Curtis Chamber Orchestra
    Celebrate the season with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble of advanced young artists from the Curtis Institute of Music, hailed as "one of the world's leading music academies" by BBC Culture.
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  • Great Musical Families: The Ahn Trio
    Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard School, the members of the Ahn Trio—sisters Maria, Lucia and Angella—are redefining chamber music.
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  • iMusic X: Encore! A World Music Pops Concert
    iMusic X celebrates all that the series has stood for with a pops concert that is bigger and better than ever before. Following last year's successful world music concert, the even more daring iMusic X: Encore! features culturally diverse master musicians.
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  • Rachmaninoff and Beyond: Pianist Jon Kimura Parker
    In this concert, Mr. Parker performs a well-rounded program including two beloved Rachmaninoff preludes, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Ravel's lovely and mysterious Jeux d'Eau, and three contemporary works.
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  • The Art of the String Quartet IV: The Emerson String Quartet
    The season concludes on a high note with the fourth entry in the popular Art of the String Quartet series, featuring an ensemble regarded as one of the best string quartets of our time.
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  • Oct. 1st, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Xiang Gao and Friends: Season Opening Gala @Gore Recital Hall, Center for the Arts: Master Players’ Founding Artistic Director Xiang Gao, recipient of the Delaware Governor’s Award in the Arts and the UD Ceruti Violin, performs alongside internationally renowned guest artists in a traditional chamber music concert featuring Mozart’s Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Faure’s Piano Quartet in C minor, Schumann’s passionate Violin and Piano Sonata in A minor, and other beloved Romantic compositions. 
     
  • Oct. 22nd, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Latin Voyages: The Sphinx Virtuosi @Gore Recital Hall, Center for the Arts: The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation's elite Black and Latino classical soloists, these extraordinary artists come together each fall during their annual concert tour as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.  
     
  • Nov. 5th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Women in Rhythm: A Percussion Concert @Mitchell Hall: Get ready to groove! Directed and co-produced by UD faculty percussionist Harvey Price, this one-of-a-kind concert brings four leading female percussionists from a wide range of backgrounds to Delaware, including Angela Zator Nelson, associate principal timpani for the Philadelphia Orchestra; steel pan virtuoso Dr. Jeannine Remy; Valerie Naranjo, percussionist in the Saturday Night Live band for 20 years; and Ezgi Elkirmis, a traditional Turkish drummer who made her Master Players debut during the iMusic IX: 6ixwire Around the World concert last year.  
     
  • Dec. 10th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: A Mozart Celebration: The Curtis Chamber Orchestra @Mitchell Hall: Celebrate the season with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble of advanced young artists from the Curtis Institute of Music, hailed as “one of the world’s leading music academies” by BBC Culture.  
     
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  • Department of Music
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2905
  • masterplayers@udel.edu