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Entertainment Guide - March 20, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

One of Mexico’s finest mezzosoprano voices, 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 in concert.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 21, 9 p.m. 250-700 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 24: Piano recital by Jose Sandoval. Works by Mozart, Paganini, Bach and Rachmaninoff, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 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


A debut performance in Guadalajara by Argentine jazz and progressive rock band Violentango. This creative and energetic band incorporates different musical strains into its work, including the tango.  Has appeared at the fan ours U.K festival in Glastonbury.  The gig is part of the ongoing “Alternative Wednesdays” presentations scheduled at this lesser-known venue inside the University of Guadalajara’s Spanish-language teaching school, the Colegio de Español y Cultura Mexicana (formerly CEPE).

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, one block Av. Mexico), Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 p.m. 150 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.

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 

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 musical set in pre World War II Berlin that launched the career of Lisa Minelli. 

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

Air Supply

Australian soft rock duo celebrate their 40th anniversary in the music business with a special anniversary concert. Guadalajara fans never seem to tire of this 70s outfit that will no doubt conclude their concert with the classic, “Lost in Love.”

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, May 20, 9 p.m. 450-1,000 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 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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