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The Brubeck Festival 2001

The inaugural Brubeck Festival was held during February 2001. Compared to some of the later festivals, it was modest in size, but it was extremely important nonetheless. There were two significant concerts, both featuring the compositions of Dave Brubeck. On February 3, a program called "Sesquicentennial Celebration Concert", celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University of the Pacific and the beginning of the Brubeck Institute, was held in Faye Spanos Concert Hall in the Conservatory of Music. The concert featured the following works.
Selections from " Hold Fast to Dreams " Dave Brubeck
Lyrics/poetry by Langston Hughes
Hold Fast to Dreams
Jennifer Youngs, soprano
I Dream a World: Chorale
The Dream Keeper
Boogie 1 a.m.
Pacific Singers
Edward Cetto, director
Esther Kemalyan, piano
Russell Gloyd, conductor
Jazz Selections The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dave Brubeck, piano
Chris Brubeck, bass trombone & electric bass
Bobby Militello, alto saxophone & flute
Randy Jones, drums
Pange Lingua Variations Dave Brubeck
Text adapted by Iola Brubeck

Rebecca Sulek, soprano

Brie Reimer, alto
D. Asa Stern, tenor
Ryan Mitchell, bass
Upon this Rock Dave Brubeck
Book of Matthew

University Symphony Orchestra and Choruses

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Russell Gloyd, conductor

On February 8 and 10, the Stockton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Jaffe, performed the world premier of "Millennium Intervals" at Atherton Auditorium on the San Joaquin Delta College campus. The work was composed for the Stockton Symphony Orchestra.

During the Brubeck Festival 2001, there were a series of seminars, clinics, and master classes. They included the following topics and presenters

· Music Management & Business

Richard Etlinger, Tom Brierton, Richard Jeweler, & Russell Gloyd

 

• Conducting Workshop Russell Gloyd
• Music, Lyrics and Libretto Camille Norton, Iola Brubeck, Chris Brubeck
• Sociology and Music George Lewis, Howard Becker, Don Walker
• Improvisation Clinic Dave Brubeck Quartet
• Piano Clinic Dave Brubeck
• Woodwind & Brass Clinic Bobby Militello
• Strings Clinic Chris Brubeck
• Percussion Clinic Randy Jones
• "The Brubeck Legacy" Roundtable Discussion

The Brubeck Festival 2001 was organized and produced by Carl Nosse, first Director of the Brubeck Institute.