Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates the past with its annual Dia de los Muertos concert inspired by the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead” featuring recreations of the audience’s favorite moments from past seasons. Led by guest conductor Hector Guzman, Music Director of Plano Symphony Orchestra, the concert begins with Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ most famous masterpiece Sensemayá based on Nicolas Guillen’s poem of the same name followed by Argentine composer and creator of the tango nuevo movement Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango. The first half concludes with an entrancing theatrical performance of excerpts from Mozart’s Requiem featuring NewMoon Chicago who will bring the music to life through spectacular visual accompaniments along with Roosevelt University Conservatory Choirs and Alumni Chorus. The second half opens with Samuel Zyman’s thrilling Fantasia Mexicana packed with Mexican folklorist expressions followed by three works by Gori Cortes: Marila, Un Cielo Para Ti and Jalisco de Mis Amores featuring the 12-piece Mexican folkloric group Cuerdas Clasicas. The concert concludes with Carlos Chavez’s most popular composition, Sinfonia India based on three melodies originating from native-American tribes of northern Mexico.