The most beautiful DIA LOS MUERTOS Bay Area concert is by the SF Symphony.
The SF Symphony’s vibrant Day of the Dead celebration was on Saturday, Nov. 6th. See below amazing photos and videos.
Conducted by Enluis Montes Olivar, this annual event features Flor Amargo ‘La Reina del Barrio’, traditional Latin American music and culture, colorful festivities, and fun-filled events for the entire family.
SF Symphony 14th annual Dia Los Muertos
Saturday, November 6th, 1pm pre-concert activities, 2pm show, 4pm VIP dinner.
Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco.
Join the Davies Symphony Hall for a vibrant celebration of Latin American music and culture at our annual Day of the Dead celebration!
1pm: Beginning at 1pm on November 6, guests can enjoy art and activities in the colorfully decorated Davies Symphony Hall lobbies. Attendees will be greeted by and have an opportunity to take photos with “Catrines y Catrinas,” the iconic image of Día de los Muertos celebrations, presented by Casa Círculo Cultural of Redwood City.
This organization will also present a procession on Grove Street accompanied by drummers of award-winning community art group Loco Bloco. Bay Area artist Irma Ortiz will demonstrate her process of creating decorated sugar skulls in an interactive exhibit. The Mexican Museum will have two activities for all of the family: paper flower and skull mask making. Bilingual docents stationed at each altar and installation will help guide and immerse the audience in the holiday’s rich cultural traditions.
2pm: The concert program includes music by Arturo Márquez, Astor Piazzolla, Inocente Carreño, José Pablo Moncayo García, and Carlos Chávez, conducted by Enluis Montes Olivar, and features vocalist Flor Amargo ‘La Reina del Barrio’ performing a selection of her own songs.
4pm: The Fiesta follows at 4pm with an auction, reception, and seated dinner.
We hope this celebration offers a perspective on the influence of the Día de los Muertos tradition throughout the American continent and brings an opportunity for you to remember your departed loved ones.—Martha Rodríguez-Salazar.