My Dear Friends and Supporters of Master Players at the University of Delaware,
I am again honored to welcome you to a new season of the Master Players Concerts Series at University of Delaware. Our 2019–2020 season theme is Unusual, Unexpected & Unsurpassed, which tells us much about our musical journey together this season. We are fortunate that our Artistic Director, Xiang Gao is a worthy and adventurous soul who brings us to new musical frontiers without leading us off the metaphorical cliff.
It is through Xiang’s passion and personal charisma that we feature such unsurpassed artists as Yung-Chiao Wei, Asiya Korpenova, Djorje Gajic Marian Lee, Berofsky Family quartet, and the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet among others. I look forward to the debut of Shanghai Sonatas, a project which uncovers unexpected World War II history for many of us. Lastly, we are blessed to grace the stage with unusual talents and instruments all throughout this season.
On behalf of the Advisory Council of the Master Players at University of Delaware, I thank Xiang Gao and 6-Wire for their virtuosity. Our great appreciation to the University Delaware First Family; Dennis and Eleni Assanis, for their leadership and appreciation of our programs. Thanks to Melissa Kitchen and all the Master Players staff for their tireless energy and organization. Thank you to my fellow council members without whom we could not have grown Master Players into a premier performing art presenter in the Mid-Atlantic. And a huge thank you to all our patrons, supporters, audience, and community members whose generous gifts have made Master Players programs possible.
C. Michael Luck
Advisory Council Chair