Renowned Mexican composer Juan Trigos and writer/producer Ben Young Mason, together with British animation house TICKTOCKROBOT, director Dyanna Taylor, and executive producer Duncan Copp, have joined forces to create a powerful symphonic evocation of the ancient ritual of the Day of the Dead.
A haunting tale set against the tumultuous struggle of the Mexican Revolution, it is the story of two young lovers, separated by death and reunited during el día de muertos.
The performances feature a new original symphony by maestro Trigos, accompanied by a cinematic libretto projected on a 25' screen above the orchestra. Envisioned as a dreamlike backdrop to the music, the film is an impressionistic unfolding of the lovers' story through brilliant animation, dramatic scripted scenes, and archival footage .... all steeped in the vibrant imagery and rituals of the Day of the Dead.
The preview performance is scheduled for October 2013 at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico under the baton of Trigos conducting the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra. The world premiere follows November 1, 2, & 3 with the Houston Symphony and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.
LA TRISTE HISTORIA is more than an evening of concert music. It is a world-class event - a richly moving supernatural visitation across the performing arts.