WWU Symphony Orchestra presents Sketches of Spain

Join the Western Washington Symphony Orchestra and faculty soloists David Feingold, Melissa Plagemann, and Kevin Woods for a performance of the cornerstone Miles Davis/Gil Evans album Sketches of Spain alongside the original masterworks by Rodrigo and Falla on which it is based.

The scores to Evans’ ingenious arrangements were lost shortly after the Sketches studio sessions in 1960, and have just recently been painstakingly re-transcribed from the original recordings.

This evening’s performance will represent the first time Sketches of Spain has been performed live in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re a fan of Spanish music, a jazz aficionado, or both, this is an event not to be missed!


  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto di Aranjuez (David Feingold, guitar)
  • Manuel de Falla: Three Songs from El amor Brujo (Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano)
  • Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Sketches of Spain (Kevin Woods, trumpet)

Preconcert Lecture

At 7 p.m., WWU Music and Fairhaven College student Sage Romey will present a pre-concert lecture on the intercontinental lineage of Spanish music, drawing comparisons with the similarly diverse origins of American jazz.


This is a ticketed event, with proceeds going to support the WWU Symphony Orchestra's 2020 European Tour.

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found on Western's Disability Resources website.