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State orchestra begins year with benefit concerts

Guest conductor Anatoly Zatin leads the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra’s first major concert of the year.  This benefit concert features Shostakovich’s “Festival Overture,” “Piano Concerto No. 2,” Prokofiev’s “La Suite Escita,” and Scriabin’s “Prometheus, the Poem of Fire.”  Invited performers are the Zapopan Choir, directed by Santiago Cumplido, and pianists Daniela Liebman and Vlada Vassilieva.  The beneficiary from the concert is the Mexican chapter of the World Children’s Transplant Fund.


Tapatia filmmaker to direct Chilean miners movie

Guadalajara-born film director Patricia Riggen is to direct a movie based on the true story of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a collapsed mining shaft for 69 days in 2010.


Political winds cloud orchestra’s new season

Beset by uncertainty about whether its leadership will keep their jobs under the new state government taking the reins March 1, the general manager of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), Arturo Gomez Poulat, said that he and Artistic Director Alondra de la Parra are nevertheless designing the orchestra's new season and hoping to propose artistic and business projects to cultural authorities in February.


Alondra de la Parra leaves state orchestra

Just 10 months after assuming the post as director of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, 32-year-old Alondra de la Parra has handed in her resignation.


Established local artist shows work that ‘disconcerts many’

Lucia Maya’s artwork is not shocking in its subject matter, nor does it contain the distasteful imagery that characterize the work of so many contemporary artists.


Local actor back in the Oscar frame

Nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s “No” stars Tapatio actor Gael Garcia Bernal playing an advertising executive who helps oust Chilean dictator Augustin Pinochet.


Prodigal pianist to perform at Degollado

Hugely talented local pianist Santiago Lomelin takes to the hallowed stage of Guadalajara’s Teatro Degollado for a solo recital, interpreting works by Haydn, Chopin and Liszt.


Film fest honors Latino and Nordic cinema

The director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) presented Spanish Director Pablo Berger with the Cine Latino Award for his film “Blancanieves” at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival in California last week.


Zapopan Children’s Choir makes its debut

The 42 eager youngsters who comprise the newly formed Coro Infantil de Zapopan will interpret carols and villancicos at two concerts under the baton of director Benjamín Bautista this weekend at the Museo de Arte de Zapopan auditorium.


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