On Sunday, Feb. 26, Brubeck’s “The Gates of Justice” will be performed at Royce Hall as part of “Music and Justice,” a series by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of the Jewish American Experience that will feature prominent musicians, scholars and critics.
“Some of the most powerful conversations we can have don’t begin with words,” said Anna Spain Bradley, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at UCLA. “Music and other arts open the door for the deeper forms of human engagement needed to build inclusive community and promote dignity.”
The concert will be historic in several ways. It features two new world premieres by UCLA faculty, Arturo O’Farrill and Diane White-Clayton. And alongside student and faculty musicians, the Brubeck sons will perform their father’s monumental “The Gates of Justice.” It marks the first time the Brubecks have performed this piece together on stage.