Natalie Cole Performs Her Hits and Songs from Her New Spanish-Language Album with the San Francisco Symphony, November 25 at Davies Symphony Hall

by contributing writer Michael P. Coleman

Natalie Cole performs with the San Francisco Symphony Monday, November 25 at 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall. She will perform songs from her recent Spanish language album, Natalie Cole En Español, plus pop, R&B, and jazz favorites from her extensive catalog, backed by the San Francisco Symphony.

Tickets are on sale now at www.sfsymphony.org, 415-854-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall box office on Grove Street between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue.

Cole began her career in 1975 when she released her debut album, Inseparable, which won her the first two of her nine Grammy Awards (for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best New Artist). She overcame her long struggle with substance addiction in the mid-1980’s and went on to her biggest commercial success, 1991’s Unforgettable, With Love, featuring the first of her posthumous duets with her father, the legendary Nat “King” Cole. Her memoir, “Love Brought Me Back,” chronicles her journey from loss and recovery to joy and success following her 2009 kidney transplant.

Cole’s latest Natalie Cole En Español album is her first Spanish language project, featuring another duet with her father, the bolero “Acércate  Mas”, as well as a cover of “Bachata Rosa” with the song’s originater, Juan Luis Guerra. That project reached the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Latin Albums chart, and has earned Cole three Latin Grammy nominations.

Email Michael P. Coleman at mikelsmindseye@me.com or follow him on Twitter:  @ColemanMichaelP

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