“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Frederick Delius

Last Performance in Danville

Frederick Delius Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Frederick Delius Marker
Inscription.  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.
Erected 2012 by Delius Sesquicentennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1854.
Location. 36° 34.749′ N, 79° 24.206′ W. Marker is in Danville
Stratford College image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Stratford College
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, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Main Street (Virginia Route 293), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stratford College (a few steps from this marker); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Astor Birthplace (about 300 feet away); The Langhorne House (about 400 feet away); Holbrook-Ross Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Confederate Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sutherlin House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sutherlin Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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