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To Our Patrons

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A Message from the Director and Advisory Council Chair of Master Players

XG and Mike Luck

​Master Players Director Xiang Gao (left) and Advisory Council Chair Michael Luck (right)

Dear friends,

Welcome to our 18th Season of Master Players on the vibrant Newark campus of the University of Delaware!

After “re-stArt @ Home,” our successful season of online concerts last year, we are thrilled to bring you “Prisms of Sound.” 

We know our new season—returning as a hybrid of in-person and live-streamed concerts—will bring joy and hope to local music lovers and the UD community worldwide. 

This season, we will continue to feature top quality artists and unconventional programming. Our focus is on diversity in all directions. Through live classical, jazz and world music, the extraordinary artists we host at UD will demonstrate the unifying and healing power of human creativity and music. We know the universal language of music can bring people from all walks of life together so we can celebrate our commonalities, in spite of our differences.

Local donors, Delaware Division for the Arts and our Advisory Council have generously funded the first three fall events so that they can be free of charge, as a gift to all of you. For those of you who would like to enjoy our concert at home, these exceptional performances will be sent to your screens and smart devices - click here to sign up for a free virtual ticket. We will also have limited in-person seating available by reservation - click here to reserve your free in-person seat

We will of course be following all in-person event policies of the University. Our events will have limited seating to provide social distancing and we will email concert programs and artist comments to our registered audience. We ask all live audience members to wear masks and will have you seated in pods of two so that you can feel safe and comfortable while enjoying the irreplaceable live music we’ve all missed during the past 18 months. Click here for more details about UD’s COVID-19 Event Protocol.

As a representative of the Arts on UD campus, we are led by Dean John Pelesko and Associate Dean for the Arts Suzanne Burton. We thank them for all their guidance and support. We are grateful for our many generous donors and Advisory Council members who have been here to support our series during both good and challenging times. 

You can make tax-deductible donations this season HERE, helping us keep these cultural and social engagements available to all.

We thank you for being great audiences and supporters. Our goal this season is to make sure all of you can enjoy your time while proudly calling UD’s beautiful campus HOME.  

Best wishes for your health and safety,

Xiang Gao, Artistic Director

Michael Luck, Chair of the Advisory Council

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