01 November 2019
The Salt Lake Tribune – Here are 10 Utah celebrations of Día de los Muertos
The audience at Abravanel Hall this weekend can expect some visits from the dearly departed — at least on the screen above the stage where the Utah Symphony plays.
The symphony is performing live music to screenings of Pixar’s 2017 animated tale “Coco,” Friday and Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. It’s one of many events in Utah to mark Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday during which people pray for and celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones.
The “Coco” screenings are a confluence of two programs the Utah Symphony has launched to expand its audience base, said Renee Huang, the symphony’s director of communications.
One is an outreach to Utah’s Latino community. “We have a Hispanic task force, and an initiative to bring more programming that touches on Hispanic heritage,” Huang said.