Frederick Delius

Frederick Delius (HM18X1)

Location: Danville, VA 24541
Country: United States of America

N 36° 34.749', W 79° 24.206'

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Last Performance in Danville

In this building, on January 30, 1897, the composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934) and his traveling companions - Halfdan Jebe and the "stowaway" Princess de Cysteria - gave a public concert at the Danville College for Young Ladies, later Stratford College.

Delius' colleagues, billed as Professor Lemmanoff, violinist, and Madame Donodossola, soprano, and the noted composer himself, played to a delighted audience, some of whom took notice also of the "big feet of the Princess."

Many Danvillians remeber Delius from years earlier when he taught music and languages in 1885-86 at the Roanoke Female College, now Averett University.

The 1897 event was the composer's last visit to Danville, and this building is the only place known to survive locally where Delius performed in concert.
HM NumberHM18X1
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDelius Sesquicentennial
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 642840 N 4049373
Decimal Degrees36.57915000, -79.40343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 34.749', W 79° 24.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 34' 44.94" N, 79° 24' 12.36" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-115 S Main St, Danville VA 24541, US
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