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Eighth annual Dia de los Muertos community concert and celebration presented by SF Symphony, Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm in Davies Symphony Hall

September 28, 2015

   

Contacts:

 

Public Relations
San Francisco Symphony
(415) 503-5474
publicrelations@sfsymphony.org
sfsymphony.org/press

Contemporanea
Victoria Sánchez De Alba
(650) 270-7810
victoria@dealba.net

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / September 28, 2015

NEW THIS YEAR: TWO PERFORMANCES!

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS EIGHTH ANNUAL
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY CONCERTS AND CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 2:00 PM AND 8:00 PM IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL


SF Symphony Resident Conductor Donato Cabrera leads the Orchestra in concerts featuring the U.S. symphonic debut of Grammy Award winner, Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs 

Family-friendly festivities begin in the lobby one hour prior to each performance

Brunch and concert packages available
 

SAN FRANCISCO, September 28  – The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) celebrates the Latino community and its heritage with music and festivities for all ages at the eighth annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Concerts, Saturday November 7 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm in Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The event includes a range of art forms, including orchestral music, visual art, traditional crafts and dance. Concerts this year feature vocalist Lila Downs singing selections from her new recording Balas y Chocolate (Bullets and Chocolate) which encompasses music inspired by the Day of the Dead. Downs and several of her musicians will make their symphonic debut with the Orchestra in these concerts. Festivities begin one hour before each concert in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies. In addition to special artwork and altars on display, activities planned prior to the matinee concert are more family-friendly, while evening activities will appeal to adults. In both cases, musicians and dancers will entertain the attendees, and complimentary pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate will be available for all concertgoers. The celebration focuses on the Oaxacan region of Mexico as a nod to Lila Downs’s heritage and the region’s colorful folk art and traditional music and dance.

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