Lynne Morrow Interviews the Legendary Dave Brubeck

dave_lynne.jpgDr. Lynne Morrow, Grammy-nominated artist and assistant professor of music at SSU, traveled to Florida in 2010 to videotape an interview with legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.

The five-part video of their discussion can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5685a17091c6dc42.

Morrow and Brubeck discussed the release of "Songs of Praise," an album featuring premiere recordings of Brubeck's sacred choral music, including an instrumental ensemble arrangement done by Morrow and performed by Quartet San Francisco.


Brubeck is one of the most well-known jazz pianists of all time, and also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music. He received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in December 2009.


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Also in 2010, Morrow recorded an internet radio interview with Blog Talk Radio. She told Blog Talk about her 13 years spent as a computer programmer before returning to her "first love" - music - and discussed what her journey back to the arts has been like. The interview can be heard at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inhercompany/2010/08/04/dr-lynne-morrow-conductor--women-in-the-arts.


Up next for Morrow is the edgy operetta "Die Fledermaus," a School of Performing Arts production for which she provides musical direction. "Die Fledermaus" is playing at Person Theatre from February 17-27, 2011.


Beyond her work at SSU, Morrow is the music director of the Pacific Mozart Ensemble, a Governor to the Western Regional Board of the Grammy organization NARAS, and was Guest Conductor of the Oakland Symphony Chorus for the 2005-06 season.


In 2003, Morrow coached the Pacific Mozart Ensemble and sang several solos for the Berlin performances and recording of Bernstein's "Mass" with Kent Nagano. Her work on that recording received a Grammy nomination in December 2005.


For more information on Dr. Lynne Morrow, visit her webpage on the School of Performing Arts website at http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/music/dir_morrowl.shtml.

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