Brancy will perform the world premiere of cross-genre composer Chris Kapica's "Force," along with Schumann's Dichterliebe, Dvorák's Three Modern Greek Poems, Op. 50, Hoagy Carmichael's The Nearness of You, Jerome Kern's The Folks who Live on the Hill and Cole Porter's Night and Day.
Other baritones who have won the Marilyn Horne Song Competition include Edward Parks in 2008 and Evan Hughes in 2006.
Tickets for the March 4th recital in Santa Barbara are $25 general admission and $10 for students. For more information, visit www.musicacademy.org. Tickets for the March 7th recital at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center range from $16 to $35. For more information, visit http://thebroadstage.com or call 310-434-3200. The recital in New York City will be at the National Opera Center on March 16th. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased online at www.operaamerica.org/recitals.
If you can't make any of the recitals, you're in luck as the March 16th performance will be live-streamed as part of OPERA America's Emerging Artist Recital Series.