UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: “Halloween and Día de los Muertos”
Christian Baldini, director and conductor
On this Halloween night as we begin the Día de los Muertos holiday, let us treat you to a free 1-hour concert. No tickets are required; simply walk in the door! The program features orchestral works that vividly illustrate traditional scenes of death. In “Danse macabre” a detuned violin calls the spirits of the dead (or even the skeletons!) into a frenzied dance on the stroke of midnight. “Death and Transfiguration” illustrates a slowing heart (or clock), a final breath, and a transfiguration into the heavens above.
Jean Sibelius: “The Death of Mélisande” from Pelléas et Mélisande
Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Sergei Prokofiev: “Death of Tybalt” from Romeo and Juliet
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Free, no tickets are required.