Music performed live by
Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México
Disney and Pixar's Coco in Concert
Saturday, November 19, 2023 | 7:00 PM
Bing Concert Hall
Today’s performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
The performance is a presentation of the complete film Disney and Pixar’s Coco with live music performed by Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.Out of respect for the musicians and your fellow audience members, please remain seated until the conclusion of the end credits.
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please be considerate of others and turn off all phones and watch alarms. Photography and recording of any kind are not permitted. Thank you.
Directed by LEE UNKRICH
Co-Directed by ADRIAN MOLINA
Produced by DARLA K. ANDERSON, p.g.a.
Executive Producer JOHN LASSETER
Screenplay by ADRIAN MOLINA MATTHEW ALDRICH
Original Story by LEE UNKRICH, JASON KATZ, MATTHEW ALDRICH, ADRIAN MOLINA
Original Score by MICHAEL GIACCHINO
Original Songs by KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ & ROBERT LOPEZ
and GERMAINE FRANCO & ADRIAN MOLINA
Film Voice Cast
Miguel Anthony Gonzalez
Héctor Gael García Bernal
Enesto de la Cruz Benjamin Bratt
Mamá Imelda Alanna Ubach
Abuelita Renée Victor
Papá Jaime Camil
Papá Julio Julio Alfonso Arau
Tío Oscar & Tío Felipe Herbert Siguenza
Clerk Gabriel Iglesias
Plaza Mariachi & Gustavo Lombardo Boyar
Mamá Coco Ana Ofelia Murguía
Frida Kahlo Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Tía Rosita Selene Luna
Chicharrón Edward James Olmos
Mamá Sofía Espinosa
Disney and Pixar’s Coco Live-to-Film Concert
AMP presents Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” Live-to-Film Concert Tour featuring the film and its complete score by Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Michael Giacchino performed live in a stunning concert experience by Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México. Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” features the Oscar®-winning song “Remember Me” by GRAMMY® and Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with additional songs co-written by fellow GRAMMY® and Oscar® winner, Germaine Franco (Encanto), and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina. The concert is an audio and visual celebration of “Coco,” and has a deep connection to the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. “Remember Me” perfectly encapsulates the themes and sentiments of remembrance, ofrendas of marigolds, calaveras and traditional foods, and joyful celebration of paying respects to departed friends, family and ancestors.
About the Movie:
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” is directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”).
Esin Aydingoz, Conductor
Esin Aydingoz is an emerging conductor and composer working in a wide range of genres, including animation, silent films, documentaries, TV series, video games and stage musicals. Originally from Turkey, Esin moved to the United States to study at Berklee College of Music, where she recently served as the Assistant Chair of the Screen Scoring Department. Ms. Aydingoz was nominated by the Society of Composers & Lyricists for the prestigious David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent for scoring the feature film “Simchas and Sorrows” and her cello arrangement of “Paint It Black”, featured in Tim Burton's Golden Globes®-nominated Netflix series “Wednesday,” reached #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts, with over seventeen million Spotify plays. Her latest documentary score for Black Barbie: A Documentary premiered at SXSW and her music for The Monster of the Desert and Noor both won multiple awards, including Best Score, on the indie film circuit. Ms. Aydingoz has conducted live-to-picture film concerts on tour with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, was the assistant music director of Disney’s a cappella singing sensation DCappella and has created arrangements for multiple Disney recordings and performances. Ms. Aydingoz’s arrangements have been performed by GRAMMY®-Award winning artists such as Lalo Schifrin, Booker T. Jones, and 2003 Eurovision winner Sertab Erener. As a mentor for Sound Thinking NYC, board member for the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and an active leader of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Esin is dedicated to making the world a better place through music. www.esinaydingoz.com
Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México
Widely known for its long collaboration with Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano, the Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México stands out as a musical ensemble recognized for its keen ability to fuse instruments from both the pre-Hispanic and colonial eras to create a unique and distinctive sound that evokes the rich history and culture of Mexico.
These expert musicians are highly trained in the interpretation of a wide variety of genres and styles of Mexican folk music, such as Mariachi music, Jarana music, Son music, and Huapango music, among others. In addition, their repertoire includes songs and instrumental pieces dating from pre-Hispanic and colonial times, which allows them to connect with the country's historical and cultural roots. Among the instruments used by the Orquesta Folclórica are traditional pre-Hispanic drums, such as the “Huehuetl “and “Tepobaztli”, as well as flutes, “Ocarinas” and other pre-Hispanic wind instruments. They also use guitars, violins, double basses, and other stringed instruments that date back to colonial times, resulting in a unique and surprising sound combination.
The Orquesta Folclórica is known worldwide for its ability to invigorate and inspire audiences through its authentic performances of traditional music with the energy, passion, and diversity of Mexican culture.
Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México Tour Roster
Cello Gomez Carlos Alberto Juarez Cello Monica Andrea Morales Flute María Luisa Rivas Guitar Joel Olmedo Guitarron Sigfrido Gámez Harp Alejandra De Ita Percussion Jorge Gualberto Galindo Percussion Enrique Vargas Trombone Pascual Flores Trombone Edgar Herrera Trumpet Juan Luis Arias Trumpet Benito Rodriguez Tuba Rodrigo Adan Velazquez Vihuela Axel Olmedo Viola Brenda Bautista Viola Sandra Mariel Espinosa Violin José Antonio Alatorre Violin Roberto Carlos Morales Violin Diana Abigail Salazar Violin Claudio Liberato Zepeda
Concert Production Credits
Music Production Credits
Music Preparation, BTW Productions
Orchestrations, Jeff Kryka
Tour Manager Erika Foley
Production Manager Madison Lane
Orchestra Tour Manager Maria Esther Crimpalis
Orchestra Assistant Tour Manager José Alfredo Sánchez
Audio Engineer Mario Alonso
Special Thanks To
Diane Burrell, Tour Logistics Coordinator
Mike Kasprzyk, Black Ink Presents
Adam Weisman, Black Ink Presents
Mariano Bachrach, Sintec Tur
About Disney Concerts
Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras, choruses, choirs and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts' licensed concert packages include a variety of formats, such as "live to film" concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts that range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Featuring concerts from the largest movie franchises in the world – from Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and 20th Century Studios -- current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series, Toy Story, Aladdin, Disney Princess - The Concert, Coco, The Lion King, Up, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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