El Concierto Familiar del Día de los Muertos presenta al director de orquesta
Enrique Arturo Diemecke, violinista Danielle Belen Nesmith y bandoneonísta Peter Soave,
e incluye festividades en el vestíbulo.
Magela Arauz Contemporanea
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 21, 2008) ˆ On Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m., the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) celebrates Mexican music and culture in its inaugural Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Family Concert, conducted by Enrique Arturo Diemecke with violinist Danielle Belen Nesmith and Peter Soave on bandoneón. This matinee program designed for the entire family features works by Moncayo, Revueltas, Piazzolla, Buxtehude, Ravel, Gamboa and Copland, and will include a number of pre-concert festivities in the lobby of Davies Symphony Hall, presented in partnership with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. For this inaugural Día de los Muertos Family Concert, the SFS will offer a 50% discount on tickets for children under the age of 17. The presenting sponsor of the Día de los Muertos Family Concert is Bank of America.
The Día de los Muertos Family Concert is part of the San Francisco Symphony‚s ongoing commitment to providing compelling musical experiences for families. Its Music for Families series held at Davies Symphony Hall and the Flint Center in Cupertino offers matinee performances focusing on different aspects of the orchestra and symphonic repertoire. Specially designed to be engaging, informative and fun, these matinee concerts introduce children and families to the world of live orchestral music.
In honor of Día de los Muertos the SFS has joined with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) for a series of pre-concert lobby activities. The SFS has commissioned acclaimed Mexican artist Herminia Albarrán Romero to create a unique centerpiece Day of the Dead altar in the Davies Symphony Hall lobby. Four of Ms. Albarrán‚s apprentices will also create themed altars to be prominently displayed throughout the hall. Aztec dancers will lead a procession from the street into Davies Symphony Hall to bless the altars, Day of the Dead refreshments, such as the traditional pan de muertos and Mexican hot chocolate will be served and there will be face painting for children. The SFS will display a collection of posters created at MCCLA‚s Mission Gráfica for the Dia de los Muertos reception that has been held at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts throughout its 31 years of history. For the uninitiated, docents