Music of Delaware

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Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra is the largest organization of professional performers in the state, and is more than seventy years old; the orchestra evolved out of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.[1] The Delaware Music Festival is a prominent music festival.[citation needed] Other musical institutions include OperaDelaware, the Music School of Delaware, and the School of Contemporary Music.

Delaware is also home to the Firefly Music Festival, an annual music festival held at the Dover International Speedway.

The state song of Delaware is "Our Delaware", with words by George B. Hynson and Donn Devine and music by Will M. S. Brown.[2]

Recent, local trends include a surge in popularity for the blues.[3]

Notable Delaware musicians[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Delaware Symphony
  2. ^ Delaware State Song
  3. ^ "Delaware Coast Press". Archived from the original on 2006-03-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.asp?epk_id=23393
  5. ^ http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/March-2007/FIRST/
  6. ^ http://www.boysetsfire.org/culture2.html#readmore