Performers from Casa Círculo Cultural in front of the Orchestra in the Clouds art installation by Fernando Escartiz; Photo by Brandon Patoc

SF Symphony’s “Day of the Dead”

The San Francisco Symphony presents its 14th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, featuring a concert program of traditional and contemporary Latin American music, preceded by a festive array of family-friendly activities and followed by the Fiesta fundraiser, on Saturday, November 6 at Davies Symphony Hall.

The concert program includes music by Arturo Márquez, Astor Piazzolla, Inocente Carreño, José Pablo Moncayo García, and Carlos Chávez, conducted by Enluis Montes Olivar, and features vocalist Flor Amargo ‘La Reina del Barrio’ performing a selection of her own songs.

Every year leading up to the Symphony’s Day of the Dead celebration, the lobbies of Davies Symphony Hall are transformed with immersive art installations and altars built by local artists to honor the living and the deceased. Guests are encouraged to arrive an hour prior to the concert to enjoy the art installations, family

activities, sugar skulls, street procession and live music, and everyone is invited to bring objects, photos, and offerings to contribute to the interactive altars.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling the SF Symphony box office at 415-864-6000, or by visiting the box office located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.