BRANDEN & JAMES in “THE BROADWAY COVERS PROJECT”
Thursday, February 28, 2019 8pm
Fresh off their triumphant NYC debut, Broadway gets reinvented in classical music form complete with operatic tenor vocals and cello in this thrilling performance featuring music from West Side Story, Wicked, The Waitress, Sunset Boulevard, and songs from their brand new album!
Accompanied by pianist Jonah Wei-Hass.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Branden James, known as a Season 8 finalist from America’s Got Talent and James Clark, featured cellist for Idina Menzel, Olivia Newton John, Shoshana Bean and Scott Evan Davis, they have been crisscrossing the globe as a duo performing their popular, homegrown productions of “At The Corner of Symphony and Soul”, “From Bach to Bieber” and “The Broadway Covers Project”. (The Arthouse, Provincetown, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Martinis Above Fourth, San Diego and The Purple Room, Palm Springs to name a few.) In addition to his tenure at The Met, Branden has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. He has sung with Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago (Oklahoma and Showboat), toured with The Twelve Tenors, co-hosted for Afterbuzz TV and has recorded three albums to date. Together they’ve performed alongside Rita Moreno, Loretta Divine, Sally Struthers and Pia Toscano. Broadway gets reinvented in classical music form complete with operatic tenor vocals and cello in this thrilling performance featuring music from: Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman on Earth and West Side Story.
“What a beautiful evening it is to spend with Branden & James” Coco Peru.
“Both classically trained, but also separately exhibiting long held pop and legit tendencies, Branden James’ soaring tenor voice and James Clark’s dazzling cello are held together by their outstanding musicianship and sheer force of personality.” Robert Windeler, entertainment critic, NPR