ESPERANZA SPALDING PRESENTS: EMILY'S D+EVOLUTION


Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:30PM
Embarcadero Marina Park South

ESPERANZA SPALDING PRESENTS: EMILY'S D+EVOLUTION
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ESPERANZA SPALDING PRESENTS:
EMILY'S D+EVOLUTION
An Ashford University Summer Pops Special Concert

Matthew Garbutt, conductor
Esperanza Spalding, bass and vocals


NBC 7's SoundDiego show just published an interview with Esperanza Spalding in which she describes her new project and her collaboration with the San Diego Symphony. And, read more about Esperaza Spalding in this fascinating San Diego Union-Tribune interview from June 2015!


In 2011 she won the Grammy® for Best New Artist. Her vocal talents along with her versatility in classical and jazz genres have made her one of today's most exciting and unique performers. Don’t miss the enchanting Esperanza Spalding performing in the cool Embarcadero night!

Grammy® award-winning singer-composer-bassist Esperanza (Emily) Spalding has announced her newest project, Emily's D+Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance. Originally conceived the day before her birthday, during a "sleepless night of full moon inspiration", Emily's D+Evolution will be performing all new material that Esperanza says "unfolds as live musical vignettes.”

"Emily is my middle name, and I'm using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand." says Spalding. "My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video and the movement of our bodies."

This concert will feature newly-created, never before heard orchestrations of Esperanza Spalding's music as performed by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra: