Baritone John Brancy and Pianist Peter Dugan: Armistice – The Journey Home Recital LIVESTREAM from Boston Conservatory at Berklee TONIGHT at 8PM ET
Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan have been redefining the art song recital since making their critically acclaimed debut of A Silent Night at the Kennedy Center in 2014. That program, which was hailed by The Washington Post as “so refreshingly, marvelously different,” pays homage to the centennial of the end of World War I through the music of composers who lived through, fought in, and died in the Great War. Since then, Brancy and Dugan have given recitals presented by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, St. John’s College, University of Chicago, Societe d’art Vocal de Montreal, and more. Together they won First Prize at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition and Second Prize at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.
Both artists maintain lively and unique individual careers. Brancy has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and on tour with Glyndebourne Opera. Dugan has performed as a soloist with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony and in duo collaborations with Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell.
Brancy and Dugan met as students at the Juilliard School. As collaborative partners, they are committed to reenergizing and reinventing the approach to art song. Their repertoire ranges from the classic song cycles of the 19th century to original arrangements of the American Songbook and modern popular tunes.
Brancy and Dugan are co-creators of OPERAtion Superpower, a superhero opera that encourages children to use their talents – their real-life superpowers – to do good in the world. As official commemorative partners of The United States World War I Centennial Commission and the Mission du Centenaire, Brancy and Dugan continue to perform A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song for audiences around the world. They made their Alice Tully Hall debut in April, 2018 with Armistice: The Journey Home.