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Your Song, Your Story

Your Song Your Story

Your Song Your Story is a two-year initiative that departs from the San Diego Symphony’s traditional approach to community engagement by inviting residents of historically underserved neighborhoods to participate in the creation and performance of art. The project is based on community video submissions, culminating in a powerful performance that highlights the incredible diversity and vibrancy of the San Diego community. This July, Your Song Your Story will be hosting 4 incredible shows across San Diego.

Bill Conti who wrote music for James Bond and Rocky has composed a musical experience inspired by the music from 2 years worth of video submissions from San Diego musicians. The performances will include 18 local performers as well as the San Diego Symphony. All shows are accompanied by either a Block Party or Opening Reception, which will include free food, live music and dance, and local artists and performers. Your Song Your Story concerts are wonderful events for the whole family and they are completely free!

For their commitment to engaging historically underserved communities in the creation of high quality performances and creating mutually beneficial, multi-faceted conversations with the San Diego community we are proud to have Your Song Your Story as our Cause of the Quarter.

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San Diego Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center
Wed, July 9, 2014
Opening Reception at 6pm
Show at 7:30pm

Kroc Center Theater
Tue, July 15, 2014
Shows at 1:15pm & 2:30pm
Block Party at 4pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South
Wed, July 16, 2014
Block Party at 6:30pm
Show at 8:00pm

Lincoln High School
Thu, July 17, 2014
Block Party at 6:00pm
Show at 7:30pm

Featured Performers:

Kumeyaay Youth Bird Singers
Soaring Eagles
Imahen Taotao Tano
Samahan Philippine Dance Company
Te Rahiti Nui
Mariachi Garibaldi
Malashock Dance Company
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir
Naruwan Taiko
Catalina Balbuena from Tijuana, Mexico
Carol Cabrera, Vocalist & Guitarist
Bobby Simmons, Congas
Joshua and Terry Josiah Sharpe
Luay Yousif of St. Peters Chaldean Catholic Church
Liz Brown of Trinity Baptist Church

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.

One Comment

  1. This was thoroughly fantastic! What a gift to Our Community! Thanks sooooo much to the James Irvine Foundation and the many wonderful partners ( ) that helped make it happen! Simply a glorious mulit-talented, multi-media melange of heart, soul and creative energies, woven together with a stunning original score composed by Bill Conti. Led by the always delightful Matthew Garbutt, our fabulous San Diego Symphony gave us a first-rate, and totally unique evening to remember. Thanqu! Thanqu!

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