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RICK HENLY is
currently working on his newest CD which will be available Spring 2003.
Rick recently completed his Christmas CD, CHRISTMAS PRESENT, which is
available with his solo CD, LOVE LIKE FIRE, at: www.rickhenly.com,
and other major retail outlets. Rick is currently performing as a
soloist and also as Lead Trumpet for: "America's Tenor" Michael Amante
and his 14 piece orchestra; on Broadway; Charli Persip's big band,
SUPERSOUND; and in varied venues across the United States.
Rick was Lead
Trumpet on a dozen Broadway shows, including the long-running hit, MISS
SAIGON and has over 20 years experience playing Lead Trumpet on
Broadway shows. He graduated from Ithaca College and earned a Masters
Degree from Northwestern University. Following school, Rick auditioned
and was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago,
a position that included a scholarship to study with the great Adolph
Herseth of the Chicago Symphony. This was followed by a Fellowship to
study for two summers at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center.
career included performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and
Lyric Opera of Chicago. He also played on several recordings with the
Chicago Symphony. While in Chicago, Rick was also on the faculties of
The American Conservatory of Music, Elmhurst College and the
Preparatory Department at Northwestern University.
day to fill in for an ailing lead trumpeter, Rick went to the theater
to play for Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, starring Dick Van Dyke.
For that production, Conductor Milton Rosenstock wrote a brilliant
trumpet cadenza (based on the MINUET IN G) to end the show. Conductor
Rosenstock was so impressed with Rick's rendition of the trumpet solo,
that he insisted Rick come to New York and open the show on Broadway
the following week.
SAIGON, Rick has performed the on-stage 'Harry James' solo in FOSSE and
substituted as Lead Trumpet on THE PRODUCERS, CABARET, THE MUSIC MAN,
FOLLIES, THOU SHALT NOT, 42nd STREET, and the RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
ORCHESTRA. Rick continues to give solo demonstrations and clinics all
around the country.
performed with the New York Pops, American Symphony, Brooklyn
Philharmonic, Little Orchestra Society (Soloist), Liza Minnelli (Lead
Trumpet), Shirley Bassey, and Frank Sinatra. Conductors with whom Rick
has worked include Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado,
Andre Previn, Rafael Kubelik and Lukas Foss.
You can get
more info on Rick's website.