Serafin Summer Music 2022
A festival of chamber music featuring exceptional performers from around the nation and world! The festival includes artists from New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Florida, North Carolina, and Oregon, as well as those local to the MidAtlantic region. Masterworks and lesser-known works for two to eight instruments comprise the programming.
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June 10-26, 2022 at The Music School of Delaware

9 scintillating performances – 15 accomplished artists

Kate Ransom, artistic director
Augustine Mercante, festival manager

NEW - SERAFINS AT THE BEACH! Festival performances on June 11, 18 & 25 will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958. All other Festival performances (June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26) will be held at The Music School of Delaware - Wilmington Branch, Wilmington, DE 19802. Individual tickets $25; ticket packages and student pricing info to come.

Festival Artists:



Serafin Summer Music Festival Schedule

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - FRENCH CONNECTION (WILMINGTON)
Featuring Eric Pritchard, violin; Kate Ransom, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; Jacques-Pierre Malan, cello; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Read Gainsford, piano.
Debussy Piano Trio in G Minor • Faure, Debussy, Poulenc Songs • Ravel String Quartet in F

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - FRENCH CONNECTION (LEWES)
Featuring Eric Pritchard, violin; Kate Ransom, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; Jacques-Pierre Malan, cello; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Read Gainsford, piano.
Debussy Piano Trio in G Minor • Faure, Debussy, Poulenc SongsRavel String Quartet in F

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - MARVELOUS MASTERS (WILMINGTON)
Featuring Eric Pritchard, violin; Kate Ransom, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; Jacques-Pierre Malan, cello; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Read Gainsford, piano.
Beethoven Archduke Trio • Brahms Piano Quintet

Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - AMERICAN TAPESTRY (WILMINGTON)
Featuring Hal Grossman, violin; Kate Ransom violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Charae Krueger, cello; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Victor Asuncion, piano.
Higdon Amazing Grace • Copland Songs • Still Panamanian Dances • Price Adoration for viola/piano • Dvorak String Quartet Op. 96 American

Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - AMERICAN TAPESTRY (LEWES)
Featuring Hal Grossman, violin; Kate Ransom violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Charae Krueger, cello.
Higdon Amazing Grace • Still Panamanian Dances • Dvorak String Quartet Op. 96 American

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - FRIENDS and MENTORS (WILMINGTON)
Featuring Hal Grossman, vioin; Kate Ransom violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Charae Krueger, cello; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Victor Asuncion, piano.
Debussy Cello Sonata • Chausson Piano Trio Op. 3

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - WINDS of TIME (WILMINGTON)
Featuring Hal Grossman, violin; Kate Ransom, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Mary Harris, viola; Charae Krueger, cello; Marci Gurnow, clarinet; John David Smith, horn; Hiroko Yamazaki, piano.
Mozart Horn Quintet, K.407 • Milhaud Suite for violin, clarinet & piano Op. 157b • Brahms Clarinet Quintet

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - SERAFIN FANFARE (LEWES)
Featuring Hal Grossman, violin; Kate Ransom, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Mary Harris, viola; Charae Krueger, cello; Marci Gurnow, clarinet; John David Smith, horn.
Mozart Horn Quintet, K.407 • Brahms Clarinet Quintet

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - FINALE FIREWORKS (WILMINGTON)
Featuring Hal Grossman, violin; Kate Ransom, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Mary Harris, viola; Charae Krueger, cello; Lawrence Stomberg, cello.
Brahms Bb String Sextet • Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

Support Serafin Summer Music -
Matching Gift Doubles Your Impact Now!

John du Pont, Music School Board Chair, is generously matching up to $10,000 of contributions to Serafin Summer Music festival, a program of The Music School of Delaware. Through June 30, 2022, your tax-deductible contribution can be doubled, dollar for dollar, by this generous initiative!

Please consider donating now and maximize the value of your gift.

To donate securely online, visit the Music School site and direct your gift to "Serafin Match". Or, mail your check, payable to The Music School of Delaware (Serafin Match), 4101 N. Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.

For sponsorship information, gifts of stock, or other donation questions, please contact Troy Nuss at tnuss@musicschoolofdelaware.org or call him at 302-762-1132 ext.110.

Ticket sales account for approximately 30% of the budget for Serafin Summer Music. Please consider helping ensure that world class chamber music thrives in our region.

Delaware - an arts and culture destination!

Thank you to our Serafin Summer Music Sponsors



Gold Sponsors:

  • Dr. William Stegeman, Ph.D.
  • John du Pont

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To become a SERAFIN SUMMER MUSIC SPONSOR,
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