Arts Guild at Neumann University
Founded in 1991, the Arts Guild at Neumann University was established to extend and enhance cultural activities at Neumann University for residents of the Delaware Valley. The Arts Guild presents quality cultural productions which serve the community as a whole and enhance the visibility and awareness of the arts on Neumann's campus. The eight member organizations of the Arts Guild present a wide range of instrumental, vocal, and dance performances; diverse children's and adult theatrical performances; and a variety of lectures, art exhibits, and seminars at the University and various regional locations.
As a charter member of the Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony has performed on various occasions, both on and off campus, in support of Arts Guild activities. These programs have included performances by the full orchestra, smaller musical ensembles, and soloists. This collaboration between the Delaware County Symphony and the Arts Guild at Neumann University has helped the Arts Guild create a broader cultural presence at the University, and has provided members of the DCS greater opportunities to perform for diverse audiences at different venues.
Members of the DCS performing "Peter and the Wolf" at Neumann University
Ensembles derived from the Delaware County Symphony occasionally provide musical entertainment for community activities, store openings, social gatherings, or other occasions featuring a small number of performers. Speakers and musicians from the DCS have given presentations at schools, community centers, libraries, places of worship, and retirement centers. If you would like to learn more about how members of the DCS could help with your event, please send us a form on the Contact Us page.
Delaware County Arts Consortium
The Delaware County Symphony is an active member of the Delaware County Arts Consortium (DCAC). The DCAC is a collaborative association of cultural groups in Delaware County working to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and cultural community. It strives to promote the value of cultural resources to the local community, and to share information, ideas, and resources to better serve Delaware County.
Working in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, participating organizations of theDCAC have produced a Delaware County-specific online events guide. Information about each organization can be accessed by clicking on the logo to the right.
Each year, the Delaware County Symphony features the work of a local artist on the cover of our annual brochure. For the 2019-2020 concert season, we selected Approaching City Storm by Chris Niedland. Mr. Niedland is a professional, self-taught artist, specializing in bold, abstract paintings, inspired by classical, jazz, and rock music. He first exhibited his work in 1996, and since then, has shown his work throughout the Tri-State area in galleries, cafes, restaurants, and hotels. He has paintings in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and in 14 countries. For more information about the artist, visit https://www.facebook.com/uniedart/