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Sunday, October 27th, 2019

The Church of the Epiphany - 5 pm
1317 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
202) 596-8934 [map]
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The Promise of Living: World Premiere of Three Choral Songs on James Joyce

Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director

The Washington Master Chorale opens its 10th season as a performing ensemble in the historic Church of the Epiphany with a rich program of a cappella concert spirituals, choral art songs, and well-crafted arrangements of early American folk songs and hymns. A highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of a new choral cycle by composer Henry Dehlinger based on the poetry of Irish poet James Joyce (1882-1941).

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Music Center at Strathmore - 8 pm
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
United States of America
(301) 841-8595 [map]
Price: $66-$19
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Music + Prose: The National Philharmonic Presents the
World Premiere of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor
Meet the Composers, 6:45-7:15pm
Member Encore Q&A

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Zuill Bailey, cello

 Samuel Barber Overture to The School for Scandal
 Henry Dehlinger The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
A Rhapsody for Voice and Orchestra
 (world premiere)
 Alistair Coleman Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
 Michael Daugherty Tales of Hemingway


In “Music+Prose,” a concert exploring the connection between music and the written word, Maestro Piotr Gajewski and the National Philharmonic showcase the world premiere of Henry’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a rhapsody for voice and orchestra adapted from the poem by T.S. Eliot and composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes.

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Santa Clara University - 8 pm
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
(408) 883-4722 [map]
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A New Song: The Santa Clara Chorale Presents the
World Premiere of Kohelet, A Cantata in Five Movements
Scot Hanna-Weir, Artistic Director
Thomas Colohan, Conducting

Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone
Danielle Talamantes, soprano

In our annual collaboration with the Santa Clara University Choirs, the Chorale welcomes back Thomas Colohan, artistic director of the Washington Master Chorale, to conduct the West Coast Premiere of a co-commissioned new work by SCU Alum Henry Dehlinger.

Setting Hebrew text from Ecclesiastes, Dehlinger drew his inspiration for Kohelet from the Bernstein Chichester Psalms, presented on this program under the baton of artistic director Scot Hanna-Weir. Scored for brass, harp, organ, and percussion, these two magnificent settings of Hebrew texts will make for an exceptional concert that you won’t want to miss..

2019-2020 Premieres

  • Oct 27
    Washington Master Chorale: Three Choral Songs on James Joyce (World Premiere),  Washington
     
  • Apr 18
    National Philharmonic at Strathmore: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (World Premiere),  North Bethesda
     
  • May 8
    Santa Clara Chorale: Kohelet - A Cantata in Five Movements (World Premiere),  Santa Clara
     

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for
Voice and Orchestra


Music by Henry Dehlinger
Words by T.S. Eliot

A sweeping 21st century rhapsody for voice and orchestra, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes. Adapted from the famous poem by T. S. Eliot, it uses the melodic and rhythmic contours of Eliot's stream-of-consciousness narrative to dictate mood and melodic character.

World Premiere: April 18, 2020
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore
Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor

Instrumentation
Soparno Solo and Orchestra

 

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Premiering in 2020

KOHELET: A Cantata in Five Movements 

Kohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements

Music by Henry Dehlinger

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, Henry's Kohelet gives you lush, modal melodies, energetic meters, and colorful harmonic textures with Hebrew text drawn from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.

World Premiere: May 8, 2020
Santa Clara Chorale and Santa Clara University Choirs, Scot Hanna-Weir, Artistic Director
Thomas Colohan, Conducting

Instrumentation
SATB, Bass-Baritone Solo, Soprano Solo, Brass, Organ, Harp and Percussion.

 

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I. Hakol Havel (All is Vanity)
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