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Entertainment Guide - March 13, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Marco Parisotto directs the third installment of the Tchaikovsky cycle. Yevgeny Sudbin is on piano.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 13, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez (above) join forces for The Lady of the Lake, a Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn up before the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always high, and the theater will often fill up.  March 17: a recital by baritone Sergio Meneses, accompanied by Monica del Ágila (violonchello) and  Raquel Waller (piano). March 24: Piano recital by Jose Sandoval. Works by Mozart, Paganini, Bach and Rachmaninoff, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free


The Mexican-Lebanese Eblen Macari Ensamble is joined by the local Quark Ensamble to play a mix of Arabic, baroque, jarocho and contemporary music.

Teatro Vivian Blumental (Tomas V. Gomez 125, between Mexico and Justo Sierra), Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 p.m. 150 pesos.  Tickets from Ticketmaster or at the door.

Opera & show tunes

The Orquesta Sinfonica de Zapopan, directed by Guillermo Salvador, performs music from classic operas and Broadway musicals such as “Cats,” Beauty and the Beast,” “Les Miserables,” “The Lion King,” and others.  The invited soprano is Claudia Cota.  Expect works by Verdi, Rossini and the like to be jumbled up with pieces composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Howard Ashman.

Presidencia Municipal de Zapopan (Hidalgo 151, Zapopan Centro), Thursday, March 19, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Dance recitals

Free dance recitals are held each Wednesday, showcasing talented modern groups from Guadalajara and elsewhere. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Espacios del viento 

Contemporary dance show based around the natural sounds of wooden musical instruments.

Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (at entrance to Agua Azul Park), every Thursday through March 26, 8:30 p.m. 120 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano Carla Lopez-Speziale is the guest artist for the fourth in the Tchaikovsky series. The Jalisco State Choir is led by Sergio Hernandez.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Los Angeles Negros

Chilean Mexican pop ballad band that first hit the boards in 1968.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 21, 9 p.m. 250-700 pesos.

Santana & guests

Legendary Jalisco-born rock musician Carlos Santana is accompanied by Californian bands Journey and Counting Crows.  

Estadio Tres de Marzo (Patria & Pablo Neruda),  Thursday, March 26. 750-4,000 pesos, available from Ticketmaster.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra 

Marco Parisotto is joined by U.S. soprano Amber Wagner in a concert dedicated to the works of German composer Richard Wagner.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra 

The orchestra performs works by the three finalists in the Jalisco Orchestral Compositions Prize, along with Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird.” Miguel Salmon del Real is the guest conductor.

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra 

Olivier Chauzu is the guest pianist, interpreting Vincent D’Indy’s Symphonie sur un Chant montagnard français op.25. Also Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


The accomplished student performers from the Tec de Monterrey University are sure to give their all in a performance of the classic  pre World War II musical set in Berlin that shot Lisa Minelli to fame. 

Teatro Diana, Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m. 130-300 pesos.

Entertainment Guide

Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773. 

Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3455, across from Plaza del Sol) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., from Mr. Ticket (3817-0600 from Guadalajara metro area or 01-800-5000-306 from rest of Mexico) or at all Mr. CD stores in Guadalajara. For more information call (33) 3631-0708 or visit www.teatrogalerias.net.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351) Tickets available at the Jalisco Direccion de Danza at the Foro de Arte y Cultura, just next door. For more information call (33) 3942-1200 ext. 47859 and 47853.

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