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Día de los Muertos: The Dance of Life and Death

Saturday, October 29 & Monday, October 31 ,  8PM & 7:30PM

Saturday, October 29, 8PM
Wentz Concert Hall
North Central College
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

Monday, October 31, 7:30PM
Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Tickets & More information: www.chicagosinfonietta.org/1617season/dia-de-los-muertos/

The Chicago Sinfonietta accompanies what may have been the first narrative dance film ever made, Danse Macabre.

CFA offers up a beautiful high-resolution rendition of Danse Macabre, a 1922 film from the Ruth Page Collection. The young Ruth Page plays “Love,” Adolph Bolm plays “Youth,” and Olin Howland plays “Death.” The extraordinary Mei-Ann Chen conducts music by Camille Saint Saëns to accompany the film.

From the Chicago Sinfonietta’s description:

In our darkest moments of loss and bereavement, our enduring love shines through and lights our way forward. Feelings of loss give way to cherished memories, and like the beautiful melodies of great music, these images and sounds fill our hearts and help us to dance again. Our Día de los Muertos concert will explore these themes through evocative music and stunning, rarely scene silent films, culminating in the infectious rhythm of Rivera’s PizziCuban Polka (Chicago premiere) and Galindo’s Sones de Mariachi that will send you home with a spring in your step – a true celebration of life.