Día de los Muertos Community Concert with Lila Downs

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15-16 SeasonBring the entire family and join the San Francisco Symphony in this annual celebration of Latin-American music and culture for the Day of the Dead. Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs, a multi Grammy Award-winning artist in her symphonic debut, joins the SF Symphony to perform selections from Balas y Chocolate. Arrive an hour early for refreshments, live music and dancing, colorful altars, traditional crafts, and more.

Upgrade your experience by ordering a VIP Brunch Package which includes premium concert seating at the 2pm performance plus an exclusive seated brunch in the Wattis Room at Davies Symphony Hall. VIP Brunch packages are also available for children at a reduced price. Call the Volunteer Council for details at 415-503-5500.

Half price for ages 17 and under. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Group discount not available. Ticket exchanges and group discounts not available. Proceeds support the San Francisco Symphony’s education and community programs.


Donato Cabrera


Lila Downs


San Francisco Symphony


Eugenio Touissaint

Procesión from Día de los Muertos

Arturo Marquéz

Conga del Fuego

Juventino Rosas (arr. Zhurbin)

Sobre las Olas

Arturo Márquez

Danzón No. 2

Selections with Lila Downs and the SF Symphony (arr. Arturo Rodriguez)

Watch the music video for "La Patria Madrina"

Take a sneak peek at this year's altars

  1. Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

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  2. Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 8:00pm

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  3. Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 11:00am

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If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

The 8pm concert features a Tequila Tasting with Don Julio, pre-concert and during intermission. Loge tickets required.

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Special thanks to our community partners:
Círculo Cultural de Redwood City
Community Music Center
MEX I AM and The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco
The Mexican Museum
Mi Pueblo Foods
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts