Dave Brubeck passed away on December 5, 2012, one day before his 92nd birthday. A jazz pianist noted for his improvisational skills, Dave Brubeck was also a composer of many fully notated compositions. These include choral pieces, hymns, orchestral works, chamber music, ballet suites, a string quartet, solo pieces for piano, violin and voice, and large-scale works for chorus and orchestra.
The thirteenth annual Saratoga Choral Festival concert at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs, NY will feature the choral music of Dave Brubeck, including the popular Pange Lingua Variations, and the unpublished Canticles of Mary.
Andrea Goodman is the director of the Saratoga Choral Festival and she joins us to tell us more.