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Dave Brubeck premieres, NYC, Sep 14

Jewish music and heritage festival
dave brubeckWednesday, September 14th
ROSE THEATER, FREDRICK P. ROSE HALL, HOME of jazz at lincoln center
Broadway at 60th Street, Columbus Circle (MAP)
Dave Brubeck’s World Premier of
The Commandments, plus Gates of Justice
Tickets or call 212.608.0555


Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck will unveil his new work "The Commandments," on the second night of the Jewish Music and Heritage Festival, Sept. 14, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. "The Commandments" is a six-minute composition, performed a cappella by the 90-voice Providence Singers, conducted by Russell Gloyd.

According to the 85-year-old Mr. Brubeck, "You saw most of the commandments broken during World War II. It has taken me almost 60 years to compose something I wanted to write when I was still a young soldier in Europe. I do my bit to try and get a few people to listen...there isn't time left for the world not to try and understand each other."

Brubeck's cantata "Gates of Justice," on themes of civil rights and social justice, will also showcase the Providence Singers Chorus with soloists Cantor Alberto Mizrahi and bass-baritone Kevin Deas. "Gates" will be accompanied by a 14-piece brass and percussion ensemble and by Brubeck's famous jazz quartet, which will also perform jazz selections as part of the evening's program.

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