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Song of Songs Composed for the San Diego Ballet

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0

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24th, 25th and 26th of May 2019

WORLD PREMIERE! Featuring a newly composed score by jazz legend Charles McPherson, performed in the intimate setting at San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre in the heart of downtown. SONG OF SONGS celebrates a poem beloved by people from all walks of life and beliefs. As unique as the piece from which it comes, SONG OF SONGS illuminates the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, and inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience. The perfect text for Charles’ unique expression and voice as a renowned jazz composer. San Diego Ballet’s Artistic Director Javier Velasco, and McPherson are developing their THIRD work for the company—this one a full-on story-ballet! Not to miss on this holiday weekend in May—perfect time to visit beautiful San Diego!

Charles McPherson-saxophone
Randy Porter-piano
Lorraine Castellanos-guitar and voice
Rob Thorsen-bass
Richard Sellers-percussion

Members of the San Diego Ballet
Featured Dancer, Charles’ own daughter and soloist with SDB, Camille McPherson

No other dance company in San Diego is quite like San Diego Ballet (SDB). Under the visionary leadership of Javier Velasco, you do not simply see an SDB performance, you feel it.

Javier’s distinct choreography redefines what most people would expect from ballet to bring inspired, provocative and thrilling performances year after year. Charles is honored to be ‘resident composer’ and is deeply inspired to create new works for SDB’s annual unique and critically acclaimed ‘Jazz/Dance Series’. (Sponsored yearly by a generous donation from Joann Clark)



May 24, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


San Diego Ballet
(619) 294-7378
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Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101-6144 United States
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