Music School’s Milford Branch Faculty Present Spring Serenade of ‘Nachtmusik’

MILFORD – Join The Music School of Delaware’s Milford Branch faculty artists for a musical welcoming of Spring at the Music Masters concert, Nachtmusik, on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Avenue in Milford.

The performance will feature Music School faculty artists Dr. Donna Beech piano, Nina Cottman viola, Eliezer Gutmanviolin, Jessica Hoffman violin, Kate Inie-Richards viola, Dr. Oleg Maslov piano, Julianne Murphy violin and Jennifer Crowell Stomberg cello. The repertoire will include works by Chopin, Fuchs, Liszt and Schubert.

“This concert’s theme, ‘Nachtmusik,’ gives everyone the chance to experience a serenade of night music,” says Milford Branch Director, Kate Inie-Richards.  “This is also the premiere performance by The Milford Branch Suzuki Faculty String Quartet, in which they’ll play a work from Schubert,” Inie-Richards notes.  “I’m excited to for us all to perform in the beautiful sanctuary of Avenue United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Milford.”

“Our Milford programming is always geared toward exposing Milford Branch teaching artists to local audiences and families,” says Cheri Astolfi, Dean of The Music School of Delaware. “I thought it would be particularly exciting to put together a quartet of our Suzuki faculty to be highlighted as well.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The Music School of Delaware is located at 10 S. Walnut Street in Milford.  To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (302)422.2043 or visit  Sponsors for this event include Season Sponsor Jackson ImmunoResearch Laboratories, The SallieMae Fund, Santora CPA Group and Diver Chevrolet.

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The Music School of Delaware, founded in 1924, is the only statewide, accredited, community music school in the nation, serving residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. A community resource open to the public, the Music School employs nearly 100 expert educators and offers standard-setting instructional programs for people of all ages and levels. In addition, over 75 public performances each year, many of them free, offer opportunities to enjoy outstanding music in a variety of styles and genres. A financial assistance program is available to ensure music excellence for everyone. For more information, visit

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