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Festival de las Artes

The Joven Ballet de Jalisco teams up with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jalisco State Choir. Works by Moncayo and Galindo.

Actor Alan Jordan presents 'House' at Teatro Diana

Alan Jordan, an award-winning Canadian actor now living in San Miguel de Allende, presents a short season of “House,” the one-man comedy by accomplished Canadian playwright Daniel Macivor, at the Estudio Diana over the next three Fridays.

Entertainment listings - October 5, 2013


Local exponents of the circus arts present a colorful spectacle showcasing a variety of skills (juggling, acrobacy, puppetry, etc.).

FESTA takes over downtown

The Ex Convento del Carmen and Plaza Fundadores host three-day fiestas on consecutive weekends as part of the first State Arts Festival (FESTA), a showcase for art, music, dance, theater and literature from many of Jalisco’s municipalities, which runs from November 14 to 24.

Guitar classic at Teatro Degollado

The world-famous “Concierto de Aranjuez” will be one of the highlights of a special concert to be given by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, also featuring the Jalisco State Choir, on Sunday, September 29, 12:30 p.m.  The guest conductor will be Armando Pesqueira, the current director of the Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra.  The invited guitarist is Pablo Garibay, a well-known Mexican performer and teacher.

Local piano prodigy wows the Big Apple

A Tapatia piano prodigy has already achieved something many talented musicians never manage in their entire careers.

Entertainment listings - September 28, 2013


The Rondalla Municipal de Guadalajara in concert.

Entertainment listings - October 26, 2013

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Gala in honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. Anatoly Zatin conducts. Invited soloists are Leonardo Villeda, tenor; Carla Lopez Speziale, mezzosoprano;  Jesus Suaste, baritone; and Lorena Flores, soprano.  Also with the Jalisco State Choir, directed by Sergio Hernandez.

Experience world’s best opera

The world famous New York Metropolitan Opera’s 2013–14 season of live transmissions to movie theaters in the United States and around the world begins on Saturday, October 5 with Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance “Eugene Onegin,” starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin.

Globetrotting Canadian conductor set to be new state orchestra maestro

Marco Parisotto, one of Canada’s foremost international conductors, is on the brink of becoming the next musical director of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO).

Famed folk dance troupe to wrap up season

The final two Sundays in September provide your last chance this year to see the world famous Ballet Folclorico of the Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG).

Entertainment listings - October 19, 2013

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Anton Bruckner’s “Romantic Symphony No 4” open the fall season. Marco Parisotto conducts, Peter Jablonski is the invited pianist.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, October 18, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Entertainment listings - September 21, 2013

Free concerts

Guadalajara City Hall’s free Thursday evening concerts continue with  Camaraetta Femenil.

State orchestra celebrates Verdi in bicentennial year

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) kicks off its fall season on Friday, October 18 with a conventional program of works by Rachmaninoff and Bruckner directed by guest conductor Marco Parisotto.  (The orchestra has yet to appoint a permanent musical director following the departure of Alondra de la Parra earlier this year.)

Young musical talents to shine

With eight performances in Guadalajara and one in Chapala, young Mexican musicians from near and far will showcase their abilities  at the fourth Youth Chamber Music Series (Ciclo de Música de Cámara Joven), which runs from Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 27.

US opera diva pens message to her fans in Guadalajara

A written greeting from a famous opera star to her followers in Guadalajara graces the walls of the Teatro Diana thanks to the quick thinking of a fan after a chance encounter on the streets of New York.

Mr. Brainwash goes to Guadalajara

A father-and-son artist team blew into Guadalajara this week from Los Angeles for the opening of their show at a gleaming gallery called Dieresis. Mr. Brainwash and Hijack, who are sometimes dubbed “urban artists” and compared to Warhol or Basquiat, are known for their sassy messages and bold images, such as a monkey atop a Coca-Cola logo spouting the positive-thinking maxim, “Follow your dreams.”

Entertainment listings - October 12, 2013

Goran Bregovic

Hotfoot from the Cervantino Festival, Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra play at this cozy Zapopan venue. Bregovic’s catchy music carries Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Greek and Romani themes and is a fusion of popular music with traditional music from the Balkans, tango and brass bands. 

Thousands turn out for mariachi parade

For 20 years the International Mariachi Festival has delighted Tapatios and visitors alike with a parade of mariachis, charro horsemen and woman and folkloric dancers from all over Mexico and a dozen or so other nations.

Degollado to dance to rhythms of Beatles tribute band/JPO combo

Enrique Radillo, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra’s administrative director, takes up the baton this weekend at the Degollado for a special concert featuring unforgettable music from Liverpool’s Fab Four – The Beatles.

Mariachis regain Guinness world record for Guadalajara

Gathered outside the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce headquarters, more than 600 mariachi musicians played simultaneously for more than five minutes Thursday to set a new Guinness record.

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