Houston Symphony: La Triste Historia

Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto is reunited with the Houston Symphony for today’s La Triste Historia, a special Día de los Muertos presentation of work by Mexican composers. (Prieto, now music director of the Louisiana Philharmonic, was an audience favorite when he was an associate conductor with the Houston Symphony several years ago.) The program includes the world premiere of Juan Trigos’s Symphony No. 3, Ofrenda a los muertos. The performance of Ofrenda is accompanied by the film La Triste Historia, which recounts the tragic tale of two young lovers. Set during the Mexican Revolution, the story ends with a Día de los Muertos celebration.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‑224‑7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $119.
Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m., 2013

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