Jazz and Jingles

Sunday, December 5 at 2:00pm 
Plymouth Church
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines

Join the Des Moines Chapter of the DMMO Guild at Plymouth Church on Sunday, December 5 for an afternoon of jazz standards and holiday favorites featuring baritone Brandon Hendrickson and jazz pianist Willis Delony!

Tickets are $25 for adults and FREE for students (K-college) and will be available to purchase at the door. 

Brandon Hendrickson

American baritone Brandon Hendrickson is hailed by Opera News Magazine as having a “mellifluous,” and “beautiful baritone.” Hendrickson has interpreted standard and contemporary opera, musical theater, concert work, and recital repertoire on domestic and international stages. Recently, Hendrickson portrayed the role of 1st Mate in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Emmy Award Winning Production of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd. Additionally, he played the role of Captain Smith in an American Prize in Musical Theater First Place Prize Winning production of Titanic: The Musical with Bob Jones University.

Hendrickson has performed with many nationally recognized opera companies around the United States including the Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Annapolis Opera, and The Dallas Opera. His performances on the operatic stage have included key roles such as the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Conte Almaviva and Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Doctor Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème, the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Falke in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.


Willis Delony

In a performing career spanning over four decades, pianist Willis Delony has won acclaim as one of the nation’s leading classical/jazz crossover artists. His innovative concert explorations of the two musical worlds are showcased in a series of solo piano recordings on the Centaur label.  A New World A' Comin' – Classical and Jazz Connections was released in 2001. Double Dance – Classical and Jazz Connections II was released in 2008. Out of Character – Classical and Jazz Connections III, was released in October 2014. His most recent recording is an independent release entitled Butterfly Room – Connections for Solo Piano. Previous album credits include a recording of sonatas by Samuel Barber and Sergei Prokofiev, also on the Centaur label, and a jazz album entitled Civilized Conversations, featuring Delony and bassist Bill Grimes. He collaborated with bassoonist William Ludwig on the Mark Records release, Rhapsody in Bassoon, which features the world premiere recording of André Previn’s Sonata for Bassoon and Piano. His most recent recorded collaboration is with LSU colleague, oboist Johanna Cox Pennington, on her new album Orion Nocturne, released by Albany Records.