DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION
About Día de los Muertos Celebration
The San Francisco Symphony celebrates its 16th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on November 4, 2023. This event features a concert program of traditional and contemporary Latin American music, preceded by a festive array of family-friendly activities.
In the weeks leading up to the concert, installations and altars are created by local artists to honor the living and the deceased. Curated by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar, these installations aim to commemorate the Day of the Dead, connecting all of us through expressions of shared human experiences.
This year’s theme is: Día de los Muertos in the Mayan World. This year, we honor the traditions of the inhabitants of the Mayan region and the way their beliefs have shaped their understanding of death as part of their daily life. The San Francisco Symphony opens its doors for artists who would like to send their proposals for this year’s exhibit at Davies Symphony Hall.
If you are a visual artist experienced in creating Día de los Muertos altars or installations and are interested in submitting a proposal, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out this ARTIST SUBMISSION FORM.