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Fairfield Concert Association: Branden & James ft. Effie Passero

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This performance is presented by Fairfield Concert Association and is not part of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s 2023-24 Season. Learn more about Fairfield Concert Association.



 BRANDEN & JAMES bring the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden’s emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired. They have “become a brand-name in the classical-crossover music world alongside the likes of Josh Groban, The Piano Guys, and Jackie Evancho.” The Bay Area Reporter         

“Hardly a supporting player, but, rather, a true co-creator and co-star” (Robert Windeler, NY Times Music Correspondent) Australian cellist James, began creating arrangements of familiar tunes that make you listen as you’ve never heard them before. Branden, a former finalist on America’s Got Talent & resident tenor at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Los Angeles Opera; recently penned a memoir entitled, Lyrics of My Life which entered Amazon Books new releases at #9. It was published by Simon & Schuster in September, 2020.

Powerhouse vocalist Effie Passero rocketed to fame on the ABC reboot of popular talent show American Idol. Passero impressed both the judges and fans of the show, most notably on her standout performance of ‘Barracuda’, the classic track by rock group Heart with Judge Luke Bryan favourably comparing her vocals to Ann Wilson. Passero was an early favourite in the show and placed top 20, and since then she has performed across the globe and has worked on various different studio projects including her debut album of original songs, Better.

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April 30
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sondheim Center for Performing Arts
200 North Main St
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
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