eTEST Virtual Concert

Next Concert at 3PM

March 14, 2021 Music Montage

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky selections from “Swan Lake”
– Julien Benichou, Guest Conductor
– Delaware Dance Company (Sunshine Latshaw, Artistic Director)
Paul Hindemith,Der Schwanendreher(“The Swan turner”)
– Youth Concerto Honorable Mention Winner Nicolette Marie Sullivan-Cozza, viola
J.S. Bach, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Jacques Offenbach, Barcarolle from “The Tales of Hoffman”
Alexander Borodin, Polovetsian Dances from “Prince Igor”
– Southern Delaware Choral Society (Ann Freeman,Music Director)
– Cecil County Choral Society (Kevin Wekke, Music Director)”

Your donations are greatly appreciated.
This concert is sponsored by Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory; Mallard Financial Partners; The Practice Avoidance Happy Hour Group; Artisans Bank; Salesianum School; Delaware Division of the Arts and Delaware Community Foundation

Virtual concert featuring the NSO Betsy L. Kent Youth Concerto Competition honorable mention winners Zoe Yost, viola, and Sam Kim, cello.
View interviews with our soloists.

Joseph Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C-Major (H.VIIb:1): I – Moderato
Samuel Kim, cello
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5: IV – Adagietto. Sehr langsam
William Walton,Viola Concerto: I – Andante comodo
Zoe Yost, viola
W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 35, K. 385 – “Haffner Symphony”

Your donations are greatly appreciated.
We thank our Virtual Concert Sponsors: Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory; Mallard Financial Partners;The Practice Avoidance Happy Hour Group; Artisans Bank; Salesianum School; Delaware Division of the Arts; and Delaware Community Foundation.

NSO celebrates the Holiday Season!  Special music from NSO Music Director Simeone Tartaglione; Alessandra Cuffaro, violin; and NSO Concertmaster, Serban Petrescu.  Plus NSO Brass!

NSO: Tchaikovsky, “Nutcracker Suite”           
NSO Concertmaster, Serban Petrescu:
  – Romanian Christmas Songs, “Santa  Claus with Silver Hair” and “Down in Bethlehem”
– “Oh Hanukkah”
NSO Brass:
   – G. P. da Palestrina; “Gaude Gloriosa”, arranged by Jane Frasier  
   – “Ding Dong Merrily on High” Traditional; arranged by Ed Hirschman 
NSO with the Wilmington Handbell Ensemble:
   – “Mary, Did You Know?, Lowry, Green, & Hart 
NSO Horns:  Wagner, “Pilgrims’ Chorus” from Tannhäuser
NSO Music Director, Simeone Tartaglione, and Alessandra Cuffaro, violin:
   – It’s beginning to look like Christmas
– O Christmas tree
– Let it snow
– My favorite things
– Angels we have heard on high
NSO: “Polar Express” Silvestri and Ballard, arranged by Jerry Brubaker 
NSO with Archmere Academy Mastersingers; Cab Calloway Vocal Majors; Concord H.S. Chorale; and Kennett H.S. Select Chorale:
  –  G. F. Handel, “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah 
NSO: Leroy Anderson, “Christmas Festival”
We thank St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE for their support.  Their church steps were a beautiful setting to record our Brass section.


Featured soloist: Gabriel Benton, organ
– Giovanni Gabrieli, ”Canzona per Sonare No.2”
– J.S. Bach, “Passcaglia” in C Minor, BWV 582 for Organ
– Léon Boëllmann, Suite Gothique – Gabriel Benton, soloist
II. Menuet gothique; IV. Toccata
– Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio, Op. 9, No. 3
– Eugène Gigout, ”Grand Choeur Dialogue” for Organ, Brass
NSO musicians: Alan Hodesblatt(Violin); Kathy Hutchison(viola); Michael Smith(cello); Glenn Davis(Trumpet); Keith Herron(Trumpet); LindaHeckert(Horn); James Olson(Trombone);Brian Cox(Tuba)

Many thanks to the Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington DE for donating rehearsal space for this concert.


  • A special National Anthem ‘TILE’ orchestra Project 
  • Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings (in remembrance for all the victims of COVID-19).
  • Vivaldi, Four Seasons featuring NSO Concertmaster Serban Petrescu

Our panel of experts takes viewers through the history of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons violin concertos. They discuss Vivaldi’s life, the history of the baroque concerto as well as how to perform one, and the programmatic nature of the works themselves. Simeone Tartaglione, Russell Murray, and Mike Kelly join the conversation this week on Program Noted, hosted by Niki Purdy.

NSO Fathers perform music featuring their children!

Commentary by NSO music director, Simeone Tartaglione.

Gary Oberparleiter, NSO trumpet, with his arrangement of Con Te Partiro by Francesco Sartori and with his daughter, Cassidy, singing “Nothing Stops Another Day” from the Broadway Musical “Ghost”.

Kevin Freer, NSO cello, performs Edward Elgar’s, “Salut D’Amour”
– Opus 12  with his son, Sam.   Deborah Freer, piano.  Seth Freer, recording.

Steve Getty, NSO french horn, and his son Dan Getty, drummer, electronic musician, and sound engineer perform Sonata 1984 composed in 1966 by the American horn player and composer, Don Haddad.

Greg Fain, Friends of NSO Guitarist, performs his original song “The Only Thing to Do”, with his family. 

Introduction by NSO board president, Jack Bartley

Duet performances by:

Concertmaster Serban Petrescu (violin) and his wife Tatyana Roytshteyn (piano)   
Bela Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances:   No. 1
Stick Dance   No. 2
Sash or Waistband Dance   No. 4
Hornpipe Dance

Principal bass Niki Purdy and assistant conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman (piano) 
Vivaldi, Sonata in A minor​: I – Largo ; II – Allegro​

Maestro Simeone Tartaglione (piano) and his wife Alessandra Cuffaro (violin) 
Excerpt from Paganini La Campanella​
Mannino, Presto from Violin Concerto No.2