Acclaimed Artists Return to Plymouth 

October 10, 2017

This Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm, acclaimed Baritones Anthony Brown and Keith Harris return to Seattle to perform an afternoon of inspirational music. They will share songs by Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem and John Jacob Niles, Broadway show tunes such as The Impossible Dream and Old Man River, plus a set of beautiful spirituals. 

Both singers have a long history with Plymouth, with former Music Directors Ed Hansen and Steven Williams. Mr. Brown is now based at Hesston College in Kansas where he founded the Peacing It Together Foundation which “seeks to serve the global community as a resource and catalyst for the work of peace and social justice, using music and the spoken word to uplift areas of despair to hope.” His work as a peacemaker takes him to political hot spots in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and across North America.

Mr. Harris, now based in New York City, enjoys an active career in concert halls and on opera stages around the world. Upcoming engagements include returning to New York Metropolitan Opera for The Merry Widow, singing the role of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with St. Petersburg Opera, and singing the role of Albert in Werther with The Israeli Opera. Recipient of many honors and awards, Mr. Harris holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Wisconsin’s Lawrence University.

Lisa Bergman, known to many Seattleites through her long tenure at Classic King FM, accompanies these two gifted singers. Ms. Bergman made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1983 and was an Artist in Residence and member of the University of Washington Music Faculty from 1989 to 1999. Graduate of the Julliard School, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Washington, she specializes in collaborative piano and chamber music and is a passionate promoter of classical music. Her many credits include founding the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series in Seattle, serving as Executive Director of NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools, Etcetera) and Adult Piano Retreat Director at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, Washington. 

The concert will benefit the Peacing It Together Foundation, and suggested donations is $15.

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