Brubeck Brothers at Bay Chamber
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, will perform in two Bay Chamber Concerts. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the groups will play concert of Brubeck standards and new compositions at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland; and on Thursday, Aug. 2, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will perform a Musical Rendezvous program with the Sospiro Winds at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Dan Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone) join guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb in the dynamic quartet that has performed at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe. Their hour-long concert at Sierra Nevada Brewery has been broadcast on the nationally syndicated program “Sierra Center Stage,” and their new CD release, “Classified,” is getting rave reviews. These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras and use Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle to join with chamber groups. The brothers enjy performing some of their father Dave Brubeck’s most loved compositions including “Take Five,” "Blue Rondo à la Turk" and “Pick Up Sticks.”
The Aug. 2 concert will feature Chris Brubeck’s classical crossover work Vignettes for Nonet as well as Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and Beethoven’s Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 4. Chris Brubeck’s works have been performed by the Boston Pops; Pittsburgh, Baltimore and London symphonies; Royal Philharmonic; violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; and singers Dawn Upshaw and Patti Labelle. His Vignettes for Nonet is a three-movement suite.
The award-winning New York-based Sospiro Winds has established itself as an exciting new force on the chamber music scene. Sospiro Winds consists of wind soloists Kelli Kathman (flute), Carl Oswald (oboe), Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinet), Adrian Morejon (bassoon) and Alana Vegter (horn). Due to a family conflict, Alexandra Sopp will step in for Kathman in this appearance.
Tickets for either concert are $30 for value seating, $40 prime seating; tickets for those younger than 19 are always only $8 for any Bay Chamber Concerts event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Bay Chamber Concerts at 236-2823, toll free at (888) 707-2770, or online at baychamberconcerts.org.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.