Composer and pianist Dave Brubeck will perform Time Out, the first jazz album to sell more than one million copies, for the 2009 Brubeck Festival. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the album, which Brubeck will be performing in its entirety for the first time ever. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Tickets go on sale Feb. 17 through Pacific’s box office.
The theme of the 2009 Brubeck Festival, which runs March 28 through April 4, is “The Revolution Continues.” In addition to the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s performance of Time Out, the Friday night concert will feature a performance of Dave and his wife Iola Brubeck’s choral and orchestral work, “Earth Is Our Mother.” During the week, a new orchestral composition, co-written by Dave and his son Chris Brubeck, “Ansel Adams: America,” based on photographs of Ansel Adams, will be premiered by the Stockton Symphony.
Schedule of events:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Friday, March 2 to April 10: In Dialogue with Ansel Adams, an art exhibit at the Reynold’s Gallery, 1071 W. Mendocino Ave., Stockton. Call 209.946.3096 for more information.
1:00 p.m., March 28: Jazz on the Mile! Featuring the Brubeck Jazz Institute Quintet, and jazz bands from Stockton, and the Bay Area. On the Miracle Mile, lower end of Pacific Avenue in Stockton. Ticket Prices to Be Determined
7:30 p.m. March 31: The Gerald Clayton Trio, featuring two former BJIQ Fellows. Faye Spanos Concert Hall. $10 public, $5 seniors. Students free.
7:30 p.m. April 1: Darius Brubeck and the BIJQ will discuss and perform the jazz of 1959. Faye Spanos Concert Hall. $10 public, $5 seniors. Students free.
8 p.m. April 2: The Stockton Symphony will perform “Ansel Adams: America,” a new work by Dave and Chris Brubeck. Brahms’ Requiem is also on the program. Atherton Auditorium, Delta College campus. Tickets start at $20.Tickets may be purchased from Stockton Symphony.
7:30 p.m. April 3: The Dave Brubeck concert, featuring “Earth Is Our Mother” by Dave and Iola Brubeck and the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing Time Out. Faye Spanos Concert Hall. $30 public, $15 seniors and students. Reserved seating.
6 p.m. April 4: The Stockton Symphony will perform “Ansel Adams: America,” a new piece by Dave and Chris Brubeck. Brahms’ Requiem is also on the program. Atherton Auditorium, Delta College campus. Tickets start at $20.
Tickets for the events on the University of Pacific campus will be sold through the Pacific Box Office at 209.946.2474 beginning February 16 or at the door at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall the evening of each concert. Tickets are also available online Tix.