Christopher Brown, in his 31st season with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as principal bass, has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on several occasions. Prior to joining the SPCO, Brown was a bass player with Pittsburgh and Detroit symphonies. Beyond his performance activities, Brown has published a resource book, Discovering Bows for the Double Bass, and owns The Bow Broker, a business that buys and sells bows throughout the world. In addition to his work in classical music, Brown is a jazz enthusiast, songwriter, and composer, an interest that dates from his high school days at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He once appeared on the cover of Life magazine in his role of Jesus in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Summertime takes Brown to the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming and the Festival of the Lakes in Alexandria, Minnesota. He also performs in recitals throughout the United States. Brown received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is married to Linda Zwicky and has three children, Linnea, Wyatt and Amele.