Manchester Symphony Orchestra

Henry Dehlinger's The Mount for Soprano Solo and Orchestra will make its world premiere on October 23, 2016 at the Manchester Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of its 78th season with Danielle Talamantes singing the soprano solo and Maestro Scott Humphries conducting. Dehlinger's orchestral setting is based on The Mount, an art song for piano and voice written especially for Ms. Talamantes' impressive tessitura with lyrics by choral musician, conductor and poet Mark Riddles.

Also making its world premiere is Dehlinger's orchestrated arrangement of Almighty God Has Those Angels from Duke Ellington's Second Sacred Concert, with the Manchester Symphony Chorale joining in for the climactic final chorus. The concert will be held at Manchester University's Cordier Auditorium in North Manchester, Indiana.

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About Henry Dehlinger

Hailed by London’s Gramophone Magazine for his “exquisite piano-playing” and “vibrantly colorful palette,” Henry Dehlinger is a celebrated pianist, recording artist, composer and arranger. He has appeared on some of the world's leading concert stages from San Francisco's War Memorial and Performing Arts Center to the White House in Washington, D.C. He has appeared as featured soloist with The United States Army Chorus, special guest performer on Washington’s Embassy Row, and in concert for notable public officials, including the President of the United States and the Prince of Wales. calls him "an experienced and versatile soloist." MusicWeb International praises his "delicious piano playing," and Audiophile Audition, his "adroit and sparkling" performances. Born in San Francisco, he quickly earned a reputation as a prodigious talent. By the age of eleven, he was performing with major orchestras under conductors such as Riccardo Chailly and Edo de Waart and operatic legends Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé and Georgio Tozzi. Dehlinger is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, organizer of the GRAMMY Awards. His critically acclaimed recordings on the MSR label are available on Amazon, iTunesArkivMusic, MSR Music, Spotify, and other music stores and streaming sites.

About Danielle Talamantes

Soprano Danielle Talamantes is an international recitalist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in a solo recital in 2007. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra, United States Army Chorus, Choralis, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic. Talamantes joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in the spring of 2011. In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen. She made her Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall as the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Requiem and returned to the National Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem and Exsultate, jubilate. Other highlights include the soprano lead in the world premiere production of Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood with the National Philharmonic, Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony, and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Cedar Rapids Opera. She also sings the role of Violetta in La traviata at Cedar Rapids Opera and Finger Lakes Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Gulf Shore Opera and Mimí in La bohéme at St. Petersburg Opera. Talamantes reprises her role as Frasquita and sings the role of Anna in Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2016-17 season.

About Scott Humphries

Maestro Scott Humphries is Director of Instrumental Studies and Music Education at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana and conductor of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, a semi-professional community/college collaboration now in its 78th season. He resides in Huntington, Indiana, with his wife Paige and two daughters, Brooke and Christen. Maestro Humphries is also a published composer of music for concert band and wind ensemble.

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