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Andy Truscott speaks with J.C. Barker, the Chief Executive Officer of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

Brace yourselves to be captivated by the Executive Director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO), J.C. Barker, as he opens up about how the DSO sailed through the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. With an unyielding commitment to their musicians, we uncover the commendable decision by the DSO board to honor all contracts amidst the crisis. This episode is a tribute to the resilient spirit of the Delaware arts community and the strengthening bond between the musicians, management, and board during these extraordinary times.

Delve into the future of the Delaware Symphony, as Barker lifts the curtain on the upcoming 23-24 season. You’ll hear of an exciting blend of celebration and exploration punctuated by the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and music from Latin America. As Barker shares his journey as the DSO leader, anticipate a deeper appreciation for the thought process behind creating meaningful experiences for patrons. The episode culminates with a palpable energy, mirroring the buzzing anticipation surrounding the first live concert since the pandemic and a sneak peek into the new season. Prepare to be inspired by the story of resilience and passion that characterizes Delaware’s symphonic scene.

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