Dave Brubeck

The Brubeck Centennial Symposium is cancelled because of the pandemic.  A re-scheduling of the event is being discussed.

For more details, contact John Salmon (jcsalmon@uncg.edu).

Tentative Schedule



Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

6:00 pm – RegistrationMGS logo
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

7:25 pm
Welcome from UNCG Chancellor Franklin Gilliam
Welcome from Music for a Great Space Founding Artistic Director Lucy Ingram

7:30 pmOpening concert by The Brubeck Family Quartet
Co-Sponsored by Music for a Great Space
Christ United Methodist Church

Darius Brubeck, piano
Chris Brubeck, trombone & bass guitar
Dan Brubeck, drums
Matt Brubeck, cello

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

9:30 am
Welcome from UNCG College of Visual & Performing Arts Dean, bruce d. mcclung
Welcome from UNCG School of Music Director, Dennis AsKew

9:40 am – Dave Brubeck’s Legacy
School of Music Tew Recital Hall, John Salmon

10:40 am
BreakCrist book cover

11:00 am – Time Out: How this iconic LP came into being in 1959 and how it changed jazz history
School of Music Tew Recital Hall, Stephen Crist

12:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00 pm – Concert
Minerva String Quartet performing Chromatic Fantasy
Matt Brubeck (cello) and John Salmon (piano) performing chamber works
Original choreography by Clarice Young on Calcutta Blues and Broadway Bossa Nova

clarice young dancing
Clarice Young – Photo Credit: rv_clitterbeastbculture

3:00 pm
Break

3:30 pm – Dave Brubeck’s Choral Music
School of Music Tew Recital Hall, William Skoog

4:30 pm
Break

5:30 pm
Dinner, location to be announced

La Posada Score
Reproduced by permission of Hal Leonard LLC

7:30 pm – Concert
UNCG Auditorium
La Fiesta de la Posada, UNCG Opera Theatre, produced by David Holley, conducted by Carole Ott Coelho, staged by Donald Hartmann, with Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Darius Brubeck, and Matt Brubeck


Saturday, October 24th, 2020

10:00 am – Dave Brubeck’s Classical Piano Music
School of Music Tew Recital Hall, John Salmon, assisted by Annie Jeng and Andrew Willis

Brubeck Family
Brubeck Collection, Wilton Library, Wilton, Connecticut

11:00 am – Growing Up Brubeck
School of Music Tew Recital Hall

Chris Brubeck
Dan Brubeck
Darius Brubeck
Matt Brubeck
Catherine Brubeck Yaghsizian

12:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00 pm – Concert
School of Music Tew Recital Hall

UNCG Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Chad Eby, vocals by Ariel Pocock

3:00 pm
Break

3:30 pm – Dave Brubeck’s Mass “To Hope”
School of Music Tew Recital Hall,
Melodie Galloway

4:30 pm
Break

7:30 pm –  Concert
UNCG Auditorium

gates of justice album coverThe Gates of Justice, UNCG University Chorale & Chamber Singers, conducted by Welborn Young, with Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Darius Brubeck, Matt Brubeck and tenor soloist Robert Bracey and baritone soloist Sidney Outlaw


Sunday, October 25th, 2020

10:00 am – Panel Discussion about Dave Brubeck’s Choral Works
School of Music  Tew Recital Hall

Melodie Galloway, William Skoog, Stephen Crist

11:00 am – Reflections on Dave Brubeck
School of Music Tew Recital Hall

Donald V. DeRosa, Provost Emeritus, UNCG
President Emeritus, University of the Pacific

11:30 am
Break

12:00 pm
Luncheon, location to be determined

La Posada Score
Reproduced by permission of Hal Leonard LLC

2:00 pm – Concert
UNCG Auditorium
La Fiesta de la Posada, UNCG Opera Theatre, produced by David Holley, conducted by Carole Ott Coelho, staged by Donald Hartmann, with Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, and Darius Brubeck