Join us on Saturday November 4th for the San Francisco Symphony’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration!
Join us for a celebration of Latin American music and culture including lobby installations by local artists.
Conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya with vocalist Edna Vázquez and Casa Círculo Cultural, the dynamic concert program features traditional music with contemporary works honoring the rich heritage of this ancient holiday.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023 at 1 – 4 PM
Día de los Muertos
Davies Symphony Hall
233 Van Ness Avenue, SF.
- Continue the experience with a post-concert reception and dinner. See below for vip packages or Call 415.503.5351 for details.
The incomparable Edna Vazquez will be bringing her commanding presence and stirring vocal prowess to this special program of traditional and contemporary Latin American compositions. Guided by Texas-based Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music will include pieces by composers — living and dead — including Arturo Rodríguez and Silvestre Revueltas.
Before the concert begins, there will be activities to engage the whole family, alongside an array of traditional Día de Muertos artworks, altars and installations in the lobby of the Symphony Hall. Those works have been curated by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar — one of the Bay Area’s foremost experts on Latin American folk, classical and contemporary music. The final result will honor the Day of the Dead holiday and, of course, the souls of the recently departed. Get there early to soak up the magic.
Local artists, community groups, and Latin American cultural partners join the SF Symphony to celebrate Día de los Muertos through lobby art installations and pre-concert activities
¡Fiesta! Día de los Muertos dinner packages include post-concert reception, seated dinner, and online auction plus premium concert seating.
About the Art:
This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos in the Maya World. Mexico-based illustrator Monica Robles Corzo provides this year’s central artwork, which fuses the Maya serpent deity Kukulkan with the traditional calavera emblem of Day of the Dead.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Conductor
Edna Vázquez; Vocalist
Casa Círculo Cultural; community performer
Canción de Obsidiana
San Francisco Symphony.
Before the show!
Explore large-scale art installations handcrafted by local artists and curated by longtime collaborator Martha Rodríguez-Salazar.
Snap a photo with one of the dazzling catrines and catrinas who stroll about the lobby, along with more family-friendly festivities!
The San Francisco League’s annual Fiesta Día de los Muertos fundraising event returns with an exciting concert, reception, and seated dinner on November 5th!
Fiesta fundraising packages include the Día de los Muertos concert, followed by a lively reception and seated dinner at San Francisco’s beloved Don Ramon’s, where the Community Music Center Mariachi, featuring members of CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program and the SFUSD Mariachi Program, will perform.
Valet parking will be provided after the concert at Don Ramon’s for all Fiesta guests.
Proceeds from Fiesta Día de los Muertos support the Symphony’s artistic, education, and community programs, including Adventures in Music, which provides free music education to every K–5 student in the SF Unified School District; Music and Mentors, which provides assistance to every instrumental music program in SF’s public middle- and high schools; the UCSF Music in the Wards program, which shares musical performances with hospital patients and staff; and many other important programs.