FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED OCTOBER 23, 2017
(High resolution images of Eugenia León, Alondra de la Parra, and the San Francisco Symphony’s Día de los Muertos celebration are available for download here)
THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS TENTH ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY CONCERTS AND CELEBRATION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT 2PM AND 8PM IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
On-stage performances feature cultural icon and vocalist Eugenia León for both concerts and notable conductor Alondra de la Parra leading the 2pm concert
Pre-concert festivities in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies include original art installations and altars by Bay Area visual artists, singing, dancing, sugar skull decorating, and other family-friendly activities
Group discounts available; children 18 and under receive half-price tickets
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) celebrates the Latino community and its heritage at its tenth annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Concerts on Saturday, November 4 at 2pm and 8pm in Davies Symphony Hall. The concerts, part of the San Francisco Symphony’s commitment to providing compelling musical experiences that celebrate the diversity of its community, are a multidimensional immersion in the vibrant cultural traditions of the holiday, marked annually in Mexico and throughout Latin America to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died.
The 2pm concert begins with a neon Quetzalcóatl serpent dance performed by musical ensemble Canción de Obsidiana and theater group Casa Círculo Cultural. Conductor Alondra de la Parra and the SFS begin the concert with Mexican orchestral works including Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas, and Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez. Mexican cultural icon Eugenia León performs songbook selections with the orchestra during the second half of the concert, with pieces specific to the holidays and selections from her own catalogue of hits accompanied by the Orchestra, including Luz, La Sandunga, Amar y Vivir and many others. See below for full program details.
A second concert at 8pm will again begin with the neon Quetzalcóatl serpent dance, and brings León back to the stage for an intimate acoustic-style evening of songs with her band only, featuring a program with an international flair. The program will be presented without intermission.
Click here to watch a video on the Dia de los Muertos celebrations.
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: Noon - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
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