Soprano Danielle Talamantes will join the National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra in Poulenc’s Gloria on Saturday, February 9, at 8 pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by Piotr Gajewski, the program will also feature Ravel’s "Bolero" and Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Scheherazade." Talamantes is one of the DC region’s most sought after soloists. Appearing before sold out houses she continues to garner the attention of a number of classical music organizations, symphonies, and opera companies. Operatic appearances include Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata and Najade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Metropolitan Opera. In concert the soprano has appeared with the Nashville Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Choralis and the Oratorio Society of VA, among others.
Her many accomplishments include first place in the Irene Dalis Opera San Jose Competition, Irma M. Cooper Opera Columbus Competition, XII Concurso de Trujillo, International Lotte Lehman Cybersing Competition, NATSAA and Vocal Arts Society Discovery Series Competitions. Additionally,she earned second place honors in the National Opera Association and Liederkranz Competitions, fourth place in the Seoul International Music Competition, as well as advancing to finalist in the Licia Albanese Puccini Competition, Giulio Gari Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition and Semifinalist in the Domingo Operalia and Quasthoff Das Lied Competitions. Talamantes is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Westminster Choir College.
A free lecture will be offered at 6:45 pm on Saturday, February 9 in the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. To purchase tickets to the Philharmonic of Many Colors concert on February 9 at Strathmore, please visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call the Strathmore ticket office at (301) 581-5100. Tickets are $28-$81; kids 7-17 are FREE through the ALL KIDS, ALL FREE, ALL THE TIME program (sponsored by The Gazette). ALL KIDS tickets must be purchased in person or by phone. Parking is complimentary.