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Latin Ballet of Virginia, Richmond Symphony partner for Day of the Dead celebration

Día de Los Muertos is Sunday, Nov. 1
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Posted at 1:54 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 13:56:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Latin Ballet of Virginia and the Richmond Symphony are joining forces to celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with a special performance on Halloween.

Ana Ines King, Artistic Director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia's artistic director, calls the pairing of the Richmond Symphony’s live performance with the ballet's Día de los Muertos production “magnetic.”

King, who now lives in Mexico, but returns to Richmond for shows says in the beginning Day of the Dead was initially a hard sell to Richmonders, including her dad.

But the Mexican holiday is also a celebration of life that honors loved ones who have passed away.

The collaboration, which features music by some of the most important composers in Latin America, was a perfect fit for the symphony.

“We really, really enjoy the Latin Ballet and their productions, so it’s always made a strong impression and we always want to do a unique collaboration with them," said Richmond Symphony's Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin.

The family-friendly event is a part of the Symphony’s Lollipop Concert Series.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31 for the 11 a.m. performance at the Dominion Energy Center. The event will also be streamed online.

For tickets and streaming information, visit www.richmondsymphony.com.