Concert Ii - the summer past and future
janet brown - soprano
The American soprano Janet Brown has been praised by critics for her warm, clear voice and direct expression, and Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe called her “. . . one of our most treasurable artists.”
For many years Janet lived and worked in Boston, and during that time and since moving to the Syracuse area, she has been a beloved presence in concerts, as well as operatic productions, by Collage New Music, Cantata Singers, Emmanuel Music, Handel & Haydn Society, Spectrum Singers, New England Bach Festival, American Repertory Theater, and the Boston Early Music Festival. She has also been soloist with the Northwest Bach Festival, Syracuse Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has performed operatic roles with the Syracuse Opera Company, Oswego Opera Theatre, and PepsiCo Summerfare. Janet is also a frequent recitalist with the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival and has appeared in concerts of new music with the Syracuse based Society for New Music.
She has premiered works by composers Gunther Schuller, Andrew Imbrie, Philip Glass, Grant Cooper, Nicolas Scherzinger, Wes York, Edward Cohen, Howard Boatwright and Ernst Bacon. In addition to releasing a critically acclaimed compact disc release of selections from Spanisches Liederbuch of Hugo Wolf, she is featured on Fond Affection: Music of Ernst Bacon, on CRI.
Janet received her undergraduate musical training at Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. She did her graduate work at Boston Conservatory and Syracuse University. She is Academic Coordinator and Instructor in Voice at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. She also teaches voice at Hamilton College.