Some of the best popular music of all time was written to be performed on the stage. In a stage production, the composer has only one chance to draw the audience into their story, into their song. The songs recorded on this album were brilliant when an audience heard them in a theater for this first time, and they are just as pleasing now. An awesome collection of Bronn's personal favorites!
A personal note from Bronn: "I hope you enjoy the music of Broadway as much as I do. Some of the best popular music composed for all time was written to be performed on the stage. The music Broadway grabs the audience attention. It has to! The composer has but one chance for the performer to draw the listener into their story, into their song. In a live stage setting, the listener cannot push the repeat button to hear the song again. One time and the song is over.
The songs I have recorded on this CD are brilliant when heard the first time by an audience in a theater. They are equally as pleasing heard over and over again in the comfort of your home. Sit back and enjoy "The Best of Broadway.""
Thirty-two years ago, a volunteer with the Seattle Public Schools placed a harp in Bronn's hands for the first time and began teaching the 11 year old boy how to play. He advanced rapidly, and soon moved on to study with harpist Edith Lundgren. By the time he was 16, he was performing professionally in fine hotels and restaurants in the Seattle area. After high school, Bronn was accepted to the School of Music at the University of Washington where he received instruction from Pamela Vokelek. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1985.
Bronn's dazzling virtuosity and humorous approach to a seriously classical instrument have made him a favorite with concert goers. "Because of the experience of playing in a variety of settings, I am very comfortable playing in many different styles," comments Bronn. Classical, Sacred, Broadway and Popular tunes all flow effortlessly from the strings of his harp.
Twenty albums are currently available on "Phileo Music." They are sold in fine gift shops across the US and Canada and of course right here on CD Baby and Bronn's web page!
When first introduced to the idea of a harp concert, many audiences may respond by asking, "The harp? Isn't that what cherubs play?" The answer in Bronn's case is - "Perhaps! But do cherubs play everything from Classics to Folk to Broadway?" Even though he's not a cherub, Bronn delivers a widely varied repertoire with wit and humor.