Anthony Brown, Keith Harris, Lisa Bergman, Julian Patrick
From Broadway to Opera, Spirituals and American Song with romance, the Three Baritones and a Lady offer nostalgia and humor! Four dynamic and versatile performers, all veterans of the concert stage, are ready to meet your programming needs. Programmed to thrill children and adults! See them in your community; school assembly programs, retirement communities, churches, community centers, and concert halls. Featuring beloved Broadway favorites by Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Weill, Ellington and from the world of opera, oratorio, spirituals and American song. Baritone, Julian Patrick is one of the most distinguished and versatile American Artists. He has performed world-wide with major opera companies such as Metropolitan Opera, Theatre de Geneva, Vienna Volksoper, L'Opera du Rhin, Netherlands Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera and Seattle Opera. Anthony Brown's "warm and noble" baritone voice is blessed with exceptionally clear diction. He has appeared as soloist with orchestra in all the major oratorios and in principal roles in The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Porgy and Bess. Keith Harris has performed recitals and concerts throughout the Northwest. Last season he was a winner in the 2001 Ellen Faull Gordon Vocal Competition in Portland OR and was an apprentice performer with the Santa Fe and Seattle Opera companies. Lisa Bergman, pianist, has collaborated with many of today's most esteemed artists including Julius Baker, Marni Nixon and Ransom Wilson. She has toured the Pacific Rim as an American Artistic Ambassador for the USA and has concertized throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
One of the most distinguished and versatile American Artists, Julian Patrick has performed world-wide with major opera companies such as Metropolitan Opera, Theatre de Geneva, Vienna Volksoper, L'Opera du Rhin, Netherlands Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera and Seattle Opera. His operatic repertoire consists of more than 90 major roles ranging from Alberich in Wagner's RING cycle to Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He is equally at home on the concert stage, having appeared with nearly all of the major symphony orchestras in the United States and a number in Europe. He is Professor of voice and chair of the voice department at the University of Washington (Seattle).
Anthony Brown is well established as a performer of opera, oratorio, art song, contemporary works and spirituals. The Seattle Times has called him a "warm and noble baritone who sings spirituals with the same care that a singer lavishes on German Lieder." The New York City Concert Review recently called him "a singer of real accomplishment." A consumate actor in all genres, he has made a specialty of performing music of the American experience. Brown has appeared with orchestra and in recital in Europe, the United States and Canada. He has collaborated with pianist Lisa Bergman producing two compact disc recordings. Spirituals was released in 1995, Embracing American Song in 1999. Brown teaches sociology and history and is Artist- in-Residence at Hesston College in Kansas. Find Mr. Brown on the web at AnthonyBrownBaritone.net.
Keith Harris was named Opera Longview's (Texas) "Young Artist of the Year" for 2002. An up and coming performer, Mr. Harris has performed with companies like; Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theater Saint Louis, Nevada Opera, and NOISE. He won the Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held in Seattle in March 2003 and was a winner in the 2001 Ellen Faull Gordon Vocal Competition in Portland OR. As a 1998 winner of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition/Tour Mr. Harris performed more than ten recitals throughout the state of Washington. This recital tour included an appearance on Live By George (KING FM 98.1). He is a two-time winner in the Civic Opera Competition and has won career grants from the Mary Levine Foundation and the Seattle Opera Guild. Find Mr. Harris on the web at KeithHarris.net.
Lisa Bergman has collaborated in performances with many of today's most esteemed artists. With more than 60 engagements per season, she has appeared in concerts, festivals and conventions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Bergman and violinist Ann Christensen were selected as 1996 American Artistic Ambassadors by the United States Information Angency to represent the U.S. on an eight-week tour of New Zealand, Nepal, Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia and China. Bergman is the Executive Director of NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools Etc) and serves as Artistic Director for the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series in Seattle.