The Yakima Symphony Orchestra’s Dia de los Muertos concert on Saturday offers an intense new piece based on Civil War diaries, but it also offers one of the most gentle, beautiful requiems ever composed.

How’s that for balance?

Plus there’s Rodrigo’s “Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre” with guest guitarist Abel Garcia Ayala from a conservatory in Morelia, Mexico.

All of that adds up to the On Blog Pick of the Week this week. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Seasons Performance Hall. Tickets are $35. For information visit