Music for El Día de los Muertos

November 10, 2018, 7:00 pm

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El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture. Though closely associated with American Halloween festivities, El Día is a tradition more centered around honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors, who are considered to maintain a beneficial, watchful influence on the lives of their descendants.  Today, we explore music that celebrates many facets of this celebration.

Music

Xochipili, by Carlos Chávez
La Camerata; Tambuco Percussion; Eduardo Mata, conductor

Loba jalisciense and Sones de Michoacán, Traditional
Cuarteto Sinaloa

Three Letters from Mexico, by Miguel Bernal Jiménez
Orquestra Filarmonic de la Ciudad de Mexico; Enrique Batiz, conductor

Amatzínac, by José Pablo Moncayo
Orquesta José Pablo Moncayo; Sabrina Laurain, flute; Enrique Batiz, conductor

“Noche de Jaranas” and “Noche de Encantamiento” from Los Noches de los Mayans, by Silvestre Revueltas
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor