The Kennedy Center


Vocal Arts DC presents John Brancy and Peter Dugan in Armistice: The Journey Home

Monday, November 12, 2018 7:30 PM

The young duo of baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan returns with a musical program to bookend their centenary tributes to World War I, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

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Vocal Arts DC presents
John Brancy, baritone, with Peter Dugan, piano

Armistice: The Journey Home provides songs with historical narrative written by composers who fought in and were influenced by The Great War. The program is fleshed out with selections from earlier and more modern composers, including Gustav Holst, Oley Speaks, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Leonardo Dugan, Pete Seeger, Franz Schubert, Rudi Stephan, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Ivor Novello. 

Note: This concert is part of Flanders Remembers, a worldwide series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the November 1918 Armistice that ended World War I.

Performance Timing: Part One - 38 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part two - 33 min.

"Brancy has a warm, vivid baritone with a lot of color...with straightforward ease, giving the music a kind of luminosity, without recourse to what I might term capital-D diction." (The Washington Post)