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Dia de los Muertos with the Chicago Sinfonietta

“There are times when we reflect on those we have loved and lost, when we contemplate questions of life, beauty, and mortality. In Latin America, these somber reflections are balanced by joyful celebration of the gifts left to us by the departed in a holiday that dates back to the Aztecs. Our Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) concert finds that balance as well, combining the mournful and the exuberant in ways that are equally reverent.”

The Chicago Sinfonietta annual celebration of this important holiday highlights the works of Mexican and other Latin American composers not often heard on Chicago stages, plus the music’s flamenco underpinnings as explored by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Leading the orchestra will be Uruguayan-born conductor Gisele Ben-Dor, hailed by the L.A. Times as “a star on the rise” and a “charismatic performer” by the Boston Globe. The Chicago Sinfonietta will also be joined by bandoneón master and Latin GRAMMY Award-winner Raul Jaurena on a selection of tangos.


Date: November 1 and November 2
Time: 7:30pm on Thursday, 8pm on Friday
Place: Harris Theater on Thursday and Wentz Concert Hall on Friday
Admission: ($26 – $50) on Thursday, ($40 – $50) on Friday
Website: chicagosinfonietta.org

For and exclusive $10 discount on ticket use this special discount code: AVDDLM2012.