Bring the entire family as VivaFest! and the San Francisco Symphony present the fifth annual Day of the Dead community concert celebrating Latino culture. Narrated by acclaimed writer and director Luis Valdez, the father of Chicano theater in the U.S., this special performance will feature outstanding artists from all over the Bay Area and beyond, including the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra performing Copland’s El Salón México and Moncayo's Huapango, Los Lupeños de San José dance company presenting the enchanting movements and beautiful colors of traditional Mexican Ballet Folklórico, acclaimed Mexican artists Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán performing beloved Mariachi hits, and the Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
Arrive at 1pm for pre-concert festivities in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies, including cinnamon infused Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, face painting and paper flower making, and a colorful art exhibition celebrating the unique tradition of Día de los Muertos.
A colorful Day of the Dead pop-up shop in the Symphony Store will feature Day of the Dead merchandise consisting of handmade jewelry, home décor, t-shirts, greeting cards, crafts, folk art and prints.
“Already a tradition.” —EL MENSAJERO
Recommended for ages 7 and older. Half price for ages 17 and under.
Anais Azul & Adrián Arias
Rene Yáñez and SOMArts
Community Music Center
Buena-Vista Horace Mann School
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
San Francisco International High School
RebelARTE Latinos Unidos Club
Pre-concert performances by:
Mixcoatl Anahuac Aztec dancers
30th Street Chorus
Los Lupeños de San José
Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán
Dia de los Muertos Community Concert
Selections from Misa Criolla
El Son del Gavilan, El Son de La Negra, and El Pasajero
Concert length is approximately 90 minutes.
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Families enjoy the music and festivities at the 2011 Día de los Muertos community concert.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 2:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall
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