News & Events

September 1, 2021

World Premier of Dehlinger’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock with second concert just added!

May 25, 2021

Did you miss the premier of “Amore”???


May 18, 2021

Orchestral premier of Dehlinger’s Amore with the National Philharmonic


May 3, 2021

Watch Now!! Opera Roanoke – The Couple that Sings Together


May 3, 2021

Latest review of Heaven and Earth!


February 1, 2021

Gramophone Review of At That Hour!


December 15, 2020

Close Encounters with Music: A Night at the Opera


Upcoming Performances

Oct 8, 2021

Literary Giants!

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Sponsored by St. John’s Music on the Corner concert series in Roanoke, VA. Providing free concerts since 2000, this recital will feature compositions set to text’s of infamous Literary Giants including: Dante Alighieri, T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Langston Hughes, and Gertrude Norman. Featuring Soprano, Danielle Talamantes, Bass-baritone, Kerry Wilkerson, and composer and collaborative pianist, Henry Dehlinger. Free and open to the public, no tickets required!


Oct 16, 2021

National Philharmonic World Premier of Prufrock!

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The long-awaited world premier of Henry Dehlinger’s setting of T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is finally here! Written expressly for the voice of soprano, Danielle Talamantes, Prufrock embodies a modern musical language that makes use of eclecticism while also suggesting the familiar symphonic American vernacular of 20th century composers like Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein.

The evening also features world-renowned violinist, Gil Shaham.

Program:
Charles Ives, Variations on “America”
Henry Dehlinger, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (World Premiere)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61


Oct 17, 2021

National Philharmonic World Premier of Prufrock!

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The long-awaited world premier of Henry Dehlinger’s setting of T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is finally here! Written expressly for the voice of soprano, Danielle Talamantes, Prufrock embodies a modern musical language that makes use of eclecticism while also suggesting the familiar symphonic American vernacular of 20th century composers like Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein.

The evening also features world-renowned violinist, Gil Shaham.

Program:
Charles Ives, Variations on “America”
Henry Dehlinger, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (World Premiere)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61


Mar 20, 2022

Koehlet – Washington Master Chorale World Premier

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The Washington Master Chorale presents the premiere of Henry Dehlinger’s Kohelet, a cantata in five movements for SATB chorus and orchestra, with guest conductor Scot Hanna-Weir, bass-baritone Kerry Wilkerson and soprano Danielle Talamantes.

Kohelet combines Biblical Hebrew verse with lush, modal melodies, energetic meters and colorful harmonic textures. The text is arranged from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs in the original Hebrew.


Apr 3, 2022

Mosaic for Earth – World Premier!

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The New River Valley Symphony, Virginia Tech Choirs, Blacksburg Master Chorale, and Blacksburg Children’s Chorale combine to present the premiere of a new major work for choir and orchestra, composed and conducted by Dwight Bigler, Virginia Tech’s Director of Choral Activities and Blacksburg Master Chorale Music Director. Bigler’s new composition explores the wonders of nature and the challenges of modern civilization’s engagement with our environment. Special guest soloists will include renowned soprano and Virginia Tech alumna Danielle Talamantes.

Please visit Mosaic for Earth for more detailed on the work and the composer.


Apr 29, 2022

La Bohème with Jacksonville Symphony

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Love at first sight, young romance, starving artists, and a coming of age: a perfect recipe for one of the most beloved and beautiful tragedies ever written. Metropolitan Opera Stage Director Gregory Keller and Courtney Lewis bring opera back to Jacoby Symphony Hall in this Jacksonville Symphony production and spectacle of the season. Featuring a star-studded cast, Puccini’s lush melodies, and high Cs against a backdrop of 30-foot-tall projections.

Gregory Keller, stage director
Yuki Izumihara, projection designer
Hallie Dufresne, costume designer
Danielle Talamantes, Mimì
Andrew Owens, Rodolfo
Gabriella Reyes, Musetta
Zachary Nelson, Marcello
Richard Ollarsaba, Schaunard
Soloman Howard, Colline
Kerry Wilkerson, Benoit / Alcindoro
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Opera Ensemble from the University of North Florida Department of Music
Students from LaVilla School of the Arts


May 1, 2022

La Bohème with Jacksonville Symphony

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Love at first sight, young romance, starving artists, and a coming of age: a perfect recipe for one of the most beloved and beautiful tragedies ever written. Metropolitan Opera Stage Director Gregory Keller and Courtney Lewis bring opera back to Jacoby Symphony Hall in this Jacksonville Symphony production and spectacle of the season. Featuring a star-studded cast, Puccini’s lush melodies, and high Cs against a backdrop of 30-foot-tall projections.

Gregory Keller, stage director
Yuki Izumihara, projection designer
Hallie Dufresne, costume designer
Danielle Talamantes, Mimì
Andrew Owens, Rodolfo
Gabriella Reyes, Musetta
Zachary Nelson, Marcello
Richard Ollarsaba, Schaunard
Soloman Howard, Colline
Kerry Wilkerson, Benoit / Alcindoro
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Opera Ensemble from the University of North Florida Department of Music
Students from LaVilla School of the Arts