Dave Brubeck's Commandments to Premiere at Lincoln Center

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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck's new six-minute choral work will have its world premiere at the New York Jewish Music Festival on September 14.

The performance takes place at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The work, entitled The Commandments, will be performed by the 90-piece chorus Providence Singers. The evening also features an 11-piece orchestra and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Brubeck said, "It has taken me almost 60 years finally to compose something I wanted to write when I was a young soldier in Europe," the Associated Press reports, adding that the inspiration for the work came when the composer saw most of the Biblical commandments broken during World War II.

Brubeck's Gates of Justice, one of the first jazz oratorios, will also be performed.


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