Danielle Talamantes, soprano, Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone,
Henry Dehlinger, pianist/composer
Danielle, Kerry, and Henry are thrilled to present an eclectic program of vocal selections featuring original compositions written especially for their voices as well as cherished gems of the art song canon. Music is set to literary giants including Dante Alighieri, T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Langston Hughes, and more!
A prolific and versatile vocal artist, Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes can be found on the operatic stage, in the concert hall, and in the recital salon. Recently retired from the US Army Chorus after twenty-nine years of musical service to our nation, Kerry Wilkerson has been described by the Washington Post as an “exuberant” performer with a “unique evenness in register.” They are joined at the piano by composer Henry Dehlinger, who has been hailed by Gramophone as “a master of myriad styles.”
Art song is simply music set to poetry but each individual piece is an opera in and of itself. Treat yourself to the opportunity to witness these artists bring their own voices to interpret the fascinating marriage of brilliant composers and literary giants.