Brancy & Dugan

Building a Dream: Music from the Post-War World

John Brancy, baritone –  Peter Dugan, piano

John Brancy and Peter Dugan met as students at the Juilliard School.  As collaborative partners, they are committed to reenergizing and reinventing the approach to art song.

Grammy Winning Baritone John Brancy‘s intense musicality and communicative power place him among the finest of baritones of his generation.

Peter Dugan regularly guest hosts on NPR’s From The Top, and is a sought-after multi-genre artist, and has performed with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.


“…one of the most beautiful lyric baritones…” – American Record Guide

“…a warm, vivid baritone…” – Washington Post

“…Dugan… manned the piano keyboard in a tour de force of hammered chord and sprawling passagework…” – San Francisco Classical Voice

“…delicacy of phrasing, smartness of segues and the range of colour from pianist Peter Dugan.” – Schmopera


Program Highlights

  • When The Boys Come Home 

  • In Flanders Fields 

  • Keep The Home Fires Burning 

  • My Buddy 

  • God Be With Our Boys Tonight 

  • Goodbye France 

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It 

  • Pennies from Heaven 

  • Brother Can You Spare A Dime 

  • Embraceable You 

  • What’ll I Do 

  • The Nearness of You 

  • Night & Day 

  • Over the Rainbow 

Tech Overview

  • Sound: House sound with 2 mics for speaking to the audience
  • Piano: Grand piano tuned the day of the performance
  • Lights: Best available w/ local tech to run lights
  • Hospitality: Light meal for 2, available 2 hours before the performance