Gala Concert

The 16th annual Gala Concert, presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture in collaboration with Concert Community Partner Wilmington University will feature a wide selection of celebrated artists, talented musicians, and stirring works. The concert will start at 3:00PM on Sunday, June 10th, in St. Anthony of Padua Church, featuring:

  • Italian Festival Orchestra
  • Singers soloists and members of the choir from Catholic University of America performing Excerpts from Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor
  • Dancers from Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance and First State Ballet performing with the Italian Festival Orchestra and with virtuoso violin soloist Alessandra Cuffaro


The 2017 Gala will feature a number of accomplished musicians from Delaware and the region. Simeone Tartaglione return as Artistic Director and Conductor, and will also serve as Artistic Director & Conductor. Educated at the most prestigious musical institutes in Italy, Simeone serves as Music Director of the Newark Symphony Orchestra and the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra (DYSO), and as the Conductor of The Catholic University of America’s University Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Orchestral Department head at The Music School of Delaware.



2019 Dates & Times [subject to change]

Sunday, 6/9: 3-10:30PM
Monday-Friday, 6/10-6/14: 6-10:30PM
Saturday, 6/15: 4-10:30PM
Sunday, 6/16: 2-8:30PM

Admission Info

Admission Pricing:
Ages 14-61: $5/day
Under age 14: FREE (when accompanied by parent/guardian 18 or older)
Over age 61: FREE

8-Day Passes: Available for $12 pre-Festival (at parish office through Friday; 6/8) & for $15 on-site

Visa/MasterCard/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

Midway Ride Pricing

2018 Midway Ride Pricing

Advance Ride Tickets
25 tickets for $20

On-Site Pricing
2 tickets for $3
24 tickets for $25
54 tickets for $50

Cash/Visa/MC/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

Pet Policy

Only certified & identified assistance or guide animals are permitted on the Festival grounds.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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