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English and Irish Inspirations: Romantic Works for Clarinet and Piano

English and Irish Inspirations: Romantic Works for Clarinet and Piano

University of Delaware faculty Christopher Nichols, clarinet, and Christine Delbeau, piano, present a program of lush, romantic music from across the Atlantic. This program intersperses traditional folk music from the United Kingdom with western classical music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Villiers Stanford, Howard Ferguson, and Roma Cafolla.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Newark Free Library who are a volunteer non-profit organization bringing support to your library through funding and advocacy. You can visit their webpage HERE. The Friends of the Newark Free Library will also provide light refreshments before the program.

Artist Bios:

Critically acclaimed clarinetist Christopher Nichols enjoys a dynamic career with performances across the United States and in Italy, Costa Rica, Belgium, Malta, Canada, and the Netherlands. He joined the faculty of the University of Delaware School of Music in 2013 where he is Associate Professor of Clarinet.

Nichols regularly performs with orchestras throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is a member of Christiana Winds. He has recently collaborated with the acclaimed Serafin Ensemble, the Copeland Quartet, as well as members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has served for over a decade in Army Bands and is currently the first sergeant of the 287th Army Band in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and public radio in Kansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Michigan, have broadcast his recordings. In 2015, the Delaware Division of the Arts awarded him an Established Artist Fellowship recognizing his work as a solo recitalist. He has released solo and chamber music recordings on internationally distributed labels including Navona Records, Viduus Records and Albany Records, which have won praise in publications such as Gramophone, Fanfare, NACWPI Journal, De Klarinet, and Pizzicato.


Over the course of her career, Christine Delbeau has performed in recitals at the nation’s most renowned concert halls, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Weill-Recital Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, and in two concerts at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She has also performed in the highly acclaimed Fiddlefest Gala Concerts at Carnegie Hall and at the Tönhalle in Zurich, Switzerland.

An active chamber musician, Christine Delbeau has performed on numerous occasions in chamber music recitals with principal members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She collaborates with University of Delaware colleagues and other chamber musicians in festivals and national/international conventions throughout the United States and abroad.

Christine Delbeau is Professor of Piano at the University of Delaware School of Music. She teaches piano students and music courses, and regularly presents master classes and serves as an adjudicator in the region and beyond. Former students are active performers and pedagogues in the United States and abroad.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
7:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 2
Newark Free Library
  All Ages  
  Community and Culture  
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