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Entertainment Guide - March 14, 2014

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO director Marco Parisotto (right) is joined by Nikolay Khozyainov, a hugely talented 22-year-old pianist from Russia.  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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Joven Ballet de Jalisco

Later this month, the only government-funded professional troupe in the state, the Joven Ballet de Jalisco, gives five presentations of a ballet based on  the classic movie “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” which was in turn based on a poem by Goethe written in 1797.  The talented young dancers are currently in rehearsal for the work.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 21, 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23, 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 100-230 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.”  Please note that the scheduled  performance on Friday, March 28 has been cancelled.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Folk dance

The accomplished municipal-sponsored Ballet Folklorico de Guadalajara celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m. 80-200 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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