Agence France-Presse - AFP News was at Capital One Hall on May 11, covering the dress rehearsal and world premiere of Cosmic Cycles. AFP News editor Daniel Stublen sat down with composer Henry Dehlinger, NatPhil conductor Piotr Gajewski and Producer Wade Sisler from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.Read more
"Dehlinger's music does wonders ...an unexpected emotional punch."
— Michael Andor Brodeur, The Washington Post
Hailed by Gramophone's Donald Rosenberg as “a master of myriad styles,” Henry Dehlinger is an American composer known for his choral and symphonic works. "Dehlinger's music does wonders," adds The Washington Post's Michael Andor Brodeur, who calls Dehlinger's rich orchestrations "an unexpected emotional punch."
This 2022-23 season, Dehlinger is collaborating with NASA and National Philharmonic on creative projects that Agence France-Presse calls, "the ultimate blend of art and science." Notable among them is Cosmic Cycles, A Space Symphony, a suite of seven symphonic poems inspired by images of space, and Return to the Moon, A Fanfare to Artemis , a powerful anthem that marked the rollout of the main launch vehicle of NASA’s Artemis lunar program.
In addition to his choral and symphonic works, Dehlinger has a celebrated body of chamber works, art songs, and jazz arrangements.
A Space Symphony
An immersive concert experience that combines composer Henry Dehlinger's epic suite of seven symphonic poems with the power and beauty of a live orchestra and NASA’s stunning science imagery and data visualizations of the Sun, Earth, Moon, Planets, and Cosmos, projected in HD on a vast screen.
The Washington Post calls it "A grand seven-movement narrative arc . . . a harmonically rewarding wander through the stars."
Agence France-Presse calls it "the ultimate blend of art and science."