Day of the Dead

While Halloween weekend is usually PACKED, we're super excited that the Chicago Sinfonietta, as mentioned in our Fall Music Festivals post, has decided to postpone its Dia de los Muertos concert to November 9th and 11th. Added bonus? These special performances will not only be filled with musical beauty, they'll also delight your senses of sight and taste. Red Moon Theater Company artists will join the Sinfionetta on stage to bring a theatrical element to the performances.

The Chicago Sinfonietta - our local orchestra with a graceful knack for putting a contemporary spin on classical music compositions - will be joined by guest performers, African-American violin virtuoso Adé Williams, African-American soprano Elizabeth Normanand the DePaul University Singers for these shows only, conducted by Mei-Ann Chen. The concert will include selections from Mozart's Requiem, Argentine composer Osvaldo Noé Golijov's Ainadamar, Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Spanish composer Manuel de Falla's Three Cornered Hat.

Ade Williams Chicago Sinfonietta

With the concert, the Sinfonietta will capture both the sorrow and joy or Dia de los Muertos with an aural and visual spectacle worthy of those who have passed before, in reverance of the Mexican holiday.

Additionally, wet your palettes with a complimentary sampling of wines that lend to the "heritage" of the Dia de los Muertos holiday-Red Guitar Tempranillo Garnacha, Diseno Malbec from Argentina and Ruffino Prosecco.

The Sinfonietta will host two performances of their Dia de los Muertos concert, once this Saturday, Nov. 9, at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville and again on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. Tickets start at just $10 for each show.