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Entertainment Guide - January 7, 2017

Live from the Met

The New York Met presents a simulcast of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 21, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The state symphony starts off the opening season of 2017 with a jazz special featuring Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Gershwin’s Concert in F for piano and orchestra and “Catfish Row,” the symphonic suite from Porgy and Bess. Conrad Tao, a rising U.S. star, is the invited pianist. JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, January, 27, 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 29, 6 p.m. Tickets have yet to go on sale; prices unknown at press time.

Harry Potter

The Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon interprets a live score to a screening of a high-def version of the movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2, 8 p.m. 795-1,695 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The JPO’s second concert for 2017 is a jazz special featuring Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Gershwin’s Concert in F for piano and orchestra and “Catfish Row,” the symphonic suite from Porgy and Bess. Conrad Tao, a rising U.S. star, is the invited pianist. JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 2, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 5, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of January 23.)

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Invited violinist Esther Yoo interprets Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, op. 99 by Dmitri Shostakovich in the second program of the JPO 2017 opening series of concerts.  Other pieces on the program are Franz Liszt’s Les Préludes and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F Minor; as well as Antonín Dvorak’s Dance Slave No. 2 op. 72.  Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 9, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 12, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of January 23.)

Get Back!

Popular U.S.-based Beatles tribute band in concert.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, February 9, 9 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Reik

Popular Mexican rock/pop band in concert

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, February 10, 9 p.m. 200-1,650 pesos.

Nicho Hinojosa

Mexican pop/folk/trova singer in concert.

Teatro Galerías, Friday, February 10, 9:45 p.m.  250-450 pesos.

Cirque de Soleil

Acclaimed Canadian circus arts troupe returns to present “Toruk,” a piece inspired by James Cameron’s blockbuster film “Avatar.”

VFG Arena (Rancho Los Tres Potrillos, Km. 20 Carreterra a Chapala), Friday, February 10, 9 p.m.; Saturday, February 11, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, February, 12, 1 and 5 p.m.  400-1,900 pesos. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

Tributes

Three Mexican tributes bands – Dof, The Rockets and Midnight Special – pay homage to the music of The Doors, The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, February 12, 6 p.m. 200-550 pesos.

Lord of the Dance

Famed Irish dance outfit present a new show: Dangerous Games.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, February 19, 7:30 p.m. 250-1,800 pesos.

Folk dance

Rescheduled from December, performance by Mexico City-based Ballet Folclorico de Amelia Hernandez.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, February 19, 6 p.m. 300-1,000 pesos. 

Live from the Met

The New York Met presents a simulcast of Dvořák’s Rusalka. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 25, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Ballet de Jalisco

Dariusz Blajer directs the Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only full-time professional dance troupe, in the Pied Piper of Hamelin, accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. Eduardo Angulo plays the Pied Piper, while flautist Miguel-Ángel Villanueva provides the music. Jesús Medina directs the orchestra. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, February 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. 

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Trumpeter Pacho Flores interprets works by Pablo Sarasate and Efraín Oscher, before the orchestra performs Héctor Berlioz’s famous Symphonie Fantastique. Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 23, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 26, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of February 2017.)

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra plays Silvestre Revueltas’ Redes Suite and Johannes Brahms’ Concerto No.1 in D minor, under the direction of Marco Parisotto.  In between these two pieces, the Tambuco percussion ensemble performs Javier Alvarez’s “Metal de Tréboles” – a world premier.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 2, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 5, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of February 2017.)

Live from the Met

The New York Met presents a simulcast of Verdi’s La Traviata. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 11, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Rhythms of Spain and Mexico. Venezuelan violinist Angélica Olivo is the soloist for Edouard Lalo’s Sinfonía Española op. 21. Also works by Claude Debussy, Arturo Marquez and Aaron Copland. Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 9, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 12, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of February 2017.)

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Clarinetist Jeslán Fernández is the soloist in U.S. composer John Corigliano’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. The orchestra interprets Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World,” Op. 95, B. and performs the Mexican premiere of Lollapalooza, an exuberant orchestral bursting with rhythmic motives and jazz-inspired tonality by U.S. composer John Adams, based on the rhythm of the word “lollapalooza.” 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 16, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of February.)

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The Old Testament – Biblical stories. Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, Rozsa’s Ben Hur Suite, Bernstein’s The Ten Commandments (prelude),  Noah Bendix-Balgley’s Fidl-Fantazye: A Klezmer Concerto Orchestration,  Saint-Saëns’s “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah and Respighi’s Belkis, Queen of Sheba. Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 23, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos. (Tickets available as of February.)

GR RECOMMENDS: Live from the Met

The first New York Met live simulcast of 2017 is Verdi’s Nabucco featuring none other than famed Spanish tenor Placido Domingo. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 7, noon. 100-250 pesos.

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