“San Francisco Symphony’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will be held in three events in Davies Hall on Nov. 5,” writes Janos Gereben in Tuesday’s (10/18) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Before last year, there was only one concert, but demand for tickets became so great, the Symphony doubled the concerts, at 2 and 8 p.m., and added a seated brunch … [On] the Mexican holiday, widely celebrated in the U.S. … family and friends … remember loved ones who have died, and help support their spiritual journey…. The Symphony’s version combines celebration, music, dance, and aspects of historic and folk tradition. Says Martha Rodriguez, curator and music adviser for the SFS Día de los Muertos: ‘We present the traditions from the perspective of Latinos living in the United States, featuring guest performers La Santa Cecilia and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Both groups are based in the U.S. and both fuse traditional Latin folk music with other North American musical styles.’ … Also participating: Casa Círculo Cultural theater group, and the women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, led by David Xiques, singing Alavez’s ‘Cancion Mixteca,’ and traditional songs ‘La Bruja,’ ‘Las Amarillas.’ ”

Posted October 20, 2016