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Entertainment Guide – March 7, 2014

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Guest conductor Joshua Dos Santos, with invited pianist Alexei Volodin.  Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez’s “Girando, Danzando” (Spinning, Dancing), Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No.4 in B flat major.”
Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Concert by the band formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members.
Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 12, 9 p.m. 350-1,200 pesos.

Wednesday dance
Regular weekly dance shows by up-and-coming local performers, troupes and professionals.
Foro de Arte y Cultura (Av. Prolongación Alcalde 1451), Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday recitals
Guadalajara city hall opens up its council chamber to invited musicians, choirs and groups.  The free performances start at 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Unfortunately, the program is often released too late for this newspaper to publish.  One confirmed date is March 27, when Ari Omar Jiménez performs oriental music.
Presidencia Municipal (downtown Guadalajara), Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free. Just turn up.

Folk dance
The accomplished municipal-sponsored Ballet Folklorico de Guadalajara celebrates its 30th anniversary with a series of performances over the next few months.
Teatro Degollado, Thursdays, March 13 and 27, 8 p.m. 80-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by JPO director Marco Parisotto with invited pianist Nikolay Khozyainov.  Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral),” Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No. 3.”
Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Silvio Rodriguez
Acclaimed Cuban folk singer has a cult following in Mexico that dates back almost four decades. A full house can be expected.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, March 14, 9 p.m. 450-1,800 pesos.

Live from the Met
The New York Metropolitan Opera season continues with a simulcast of Massenet’s “Werther.”
Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 15, 11:55 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Tuesday Music & Opera
Tenor Jorge Taddeo and pianist Andrés Sarre interpret music by Antón García Abril in the third of this month’s free classical recitals.
Degollado Theater, Tuesday, March 18, 8:30 p.m. Free. No tickets sold, just turn up.

Chamber music
The Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvalcaba, directed by Vladimir Milchtein and Konstantin Zioumbilov, along with invited guitarist Fernando Cornejo interpret works by Jalisco composers Manuel Cerda and Blas Galindo, as well as Ramón Noble and Gerardo Tamez form the State of Hidalgo.
Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León (Juárez 975), Thursday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. 120 pesos.

Fiesta de la Música
Several blocks of Avenida Chapultepec are closed to traffic to make way for stages featuring bands playing a mix of salsa, rock, reggae and ska. There will also be a stage for children’s music and activities.
Avenida Chapultepec, Saturday, March 22, from 6 p.m. until midnight. Free

Tuesday Music & Opera
Iranian-American classical guitarist Lily Afshar plays pieces by Bach, Brouwer and Castelnouovo-Tedesco, as well as her own compositions. Afshar won the 2000 Orville H. Gibson Award for Best Female Classical Guitarist and was was among 12 guitarists selected to play for Andrés Segovia in his master classes held at the University of Southern California.
Degollado Theater, Tuesday, March 25, 8:30 p.m. Free. No tickets sold, just turn up.

Orquesta Sinfónica de Zapopan
Directed by Guillermo Salvador, the orchestra performs the world premiere of the sound track of the movie “12 segundos” by Giancarlo Liano that is being screened in the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
Foro Expo Guadalajara, Tuesday, March 25, 8 p.m. Free

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Guest conductor Christoph Poppen from Germany is joined by invited pianist Abdiel Vázquez. Mozart’s “Symphony No. 35 in D major (Haffner),” Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No. 4” and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98.”
Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 26, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Las Cabales
Local flamenco dance company Las Cabales celebrates its 60th birthday with special invited professionals from Spain.
Teatro Degollado, Saturday, March 29, 8 p.m. 180-300 pesos.

Famous ballet/opera with live music and choir, featuring dance companies Cibar Flamenco, Olé and Pascual Martínez.
Foro de Arte y Cultura (Av. Prolongación Alcalde 1451), Sunday, March 30, 6 p.m. 180 pesos.

Live from the Met
The New York Metropolitan Opera season continues with a simulcast of Puccini’s classic “La Boheme.”
Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Macy Gray
Grammy-winning U.S. R&B and soul singer-songwriter and musician known for her distinctive raspy voice and a style influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.    She is also an actress and has appeared in several feature films.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

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