Día de los Muertos-Day of the Dead

November 6, 2021, 7:00 pm

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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in the Latin America culture throughout history.  Often confused with Halloween in America, the Day of the Dead is about honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors.  On this episode of Fiesta, we will explore music that celebrates the many facets of this holiday.

 

Playlist

Ofrendas, by Elbio Barilari
Chicago Sinfonietta; Andrés Franco, conductor

La Calaca, by Gabriela Ortiz
Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Noche de Encantamiento, by Silvestre Revueltas
New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Conga Line in Hell, by Miguel Del Águila
Camerata de las Américas; Joel Sachs, conductor

Tres Cartas de Mexico, 3rd movement, Allegro, by Miguel Bernal Jiménez
Cecilia Lopez, Juan Reves, Jesus Ruiz, Alfredo Sanchez Oviedo, guitars; Orquestra Filrmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico; Erique Batiz, conductor