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
Francisco in Tlatlaya, Mexico, began learning her skills as a child from her mother. Her family held a special position in the village as artists specializing in paper arts for Day of the Dead altars. As a young woman she honed these skills with study at Acatempa in Amatepel and amplified her personal knowledge of the various customs of folk art while working with the people of Mexico during her employment with Misiculturales. She has taught traditional clothing design and construction, papel picado, flores de papel, pan de muerto, ceramics, altars and associated decorations all her life. Now residing in San Francisco, she dedicates most of the year to preparing papel picado for her November altars, which are often commissioned by museums and libraries, including the Oakland Museum, Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. In 2005 Ms. Albarrán was honored with a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award, the highest national award given to folk artists in recognition of their contributions to our national cultural mosaic. Ms. Albarrán has recently been working on a CD collection of original music in the traditional folkloric style of Mexico which draws upon her original poetry and texts as well as her love of music and dance.
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Mexican, Central and South American, and the Caribbean people. The MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to the community‚s development and well being.
The SFS has also partnered with the Bay Area‚s leading Spanish-language television stations KDTV Univision 14 and KFSF TeleFutura 66 to promote this special concert event through promotional spots and locally produced programming. For Univision 14 and TeleFutura 66, this concert represents an opportunity to unite and celebrate two highly distinguished Bay Area traditions for our local community.