Greensboro Symphony and Brubeck Brothers Quartet in Bach, jazz, and more

Posted on: February 21, 2018

“Brothers Chris and Dan Brubeck will reunite with familiar faces when they perform next week with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra” on February 22 and 24, writes Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane in Thursday’s (2/15) News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.). “John Salmon, a UNC-Greensboro piano professor, not only has played concerts with the brothers, but has edited and recorded the music of their legendary father, the late Dave Brubeck. Donald DeRosa, a symphony board member, established the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific … Dave Brubeck and his wife, Iola, graduated from there. And Chris Brubeck long has known Dmitry Sitkovetsky, a renowned, world-traveling violinist and the symphony’s music director…. Chris and Dan perform with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet…. In Greensboro, they will play two concerts with the full orchestra, as well as a chamber music concert with Sitkovetsky on violin, Salmon on piano and several symphony musicians…. Titled ‘Bach to Brubeck,’ concerts [draw inspiration] from Chris Brubeck’s album of the same name, [which] includes his Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, one of the works to be performed with the local orchestra. The program will feature two Bach works, Chorale BWV 147 and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 [and] Dave Brubeck’s popular ‘Brandenburg Gate.’ ”

Posted February 21, 2018