The Darling Music Experience was launched in 2006 with the aim to organise small music concerts in a rural setting for both lovers of classical and more popular music.
The music on offer varies between classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works and Jazz. During the festival community ensembles and soloists are brought together with well known national and international musicians.
A top local composer is commissioned every year to write a piece especially for the festival and in doing so the Darling Music Experience nurtures and showcases the exceptional talent we have in our country.
The venues for the concerts vary between pretty wine estates, Darling’s lovely old Presbyterian Church, village barns, and even a Vlei.
Local food and the well known Darling wines play an integral role in the festival and enhances the whole experience for you, the concertgoer.
Kids are introduced to classical music with the DME Musical Rally, a fun event to encouraging them "to use their ears as eyes".