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Entertainment Guide - May 30, 2014

Inventive dance

Four performances by the talented Diavolo Dance Theater from California.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 8:30 p.m; Sunday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.



Swedish symphonic metal band formed in 1987 takes its themes from different mythologies and practices, including occultism, magic and ancient traditions and writings. Credited with popularizing the symphonic metal genre by including choirs, classical musicians and even a full orchestra at their performances.

Teatro Diana, Friday, May 30, 8:30 p.m. 500-650 pesos.



Cuauhtémoc García Verdugo (flute) and Edith Ruiz Zepeda (piano) interpret works by Jindrich Feld, Franz Doppler and Giulio Briccialdi, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, June 3, 8:30 p.m. Free


Enrique Iglesias

Spanish-born pop singer was the biggest seller of Spanish-language albums of the 1990s. Has lived in Miami most of his life.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4, 9 p.m. 450-2,000 pesos.


Wednesday dance

Free dance recitals by talented troupes. June 4: Laboratorio PuntoD.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongación Alcalde 1351). Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. Free.


Thursday recitals

The Guadalajara council chamber opens its doors to Thursday recitals and concerts.

Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (Hidalgo & Alcalde), Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Free.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto leads the orchestra and is joined by soprano Amber Wagner for a “Homage to Richard Strauss.”

Teatro Degoalldo, Friday, June 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, 12:30 p.m.


Music & dance

Homage to the late guitarist Paco de Lucia also featuring flamenco, Irish and contemporary dance groups.

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m.



The company Opera Guadalajara en Concierto, directed by Manuel Castillo, interpret works from operas such as La Traviatta, Carmen, Madamme Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, June 10, 8:30 p.m. Free


Hugh Laurie

British actor who played lead role in popular TV show “House” is also a highly accomplished blues pianist. Since finishing “House” he has completed two albums that have received much critical acclaim. This is Laurie’s debut Guadalajara concert. He will be accompanied by The Copper Bottom Band.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, June 11, 9 p.m.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The summer season second program sees Marco Parisotto again at the helm for a “Jazz Symphony.” The orchestra plays selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” as well as George Gershwin’s “Promenade” (Walking the Dog), “I Got Rhythm,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris,” and Duke Ellington’s “Harlem.” Giuseppe Albanese is the invited pianist.

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



Slovakian violinist Robert Márkus and Mexican pianist Rosa Maria Valdez interpret works by Brahms, Carrasco, Ponce, De Falla and otherd.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, June 24, 8:30 p.m. Free


Folk dance

The folk dance stars of tomorrow make up the Ballet Folclorico Infantil of the University of Guadalajara.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 29, 6 p.m.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Famed flutist Horacio Franco guest directs and performs in a “Barroque Philharmonic” program. Pieces include Handel’s “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,” “Music for the Royal Fireworks” and “Water Music.” Franco interprets his own arrangement of Bach’s “Concert for Flute,” played on the recorder, as well as two concertos from Vivaldi’s “The Contest Between Harmony and Invention.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 6, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Invited conductor John Nelson from the United States is joined by the Jalisco State Choir to lead the orchestra in a program titled “Impressions of Italy.” Featured are Verdi’s “Four Sacred Pieces” (Ave Maria, Stabat Mater, Laudi alla Vergine Maria, Te Deum), Puccini’s “Edgar” (Prelude to Act III), Giodano’s “Fedora” (Intermezzo), Mascagni’s “Rustic Chivalry” (Intermezzo Sinfonico) and Respighi’s “Feste Romane.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto returns for the final program of the summer season: the second homage to Richard Strauss. The orchestra plays waltzes from “The Knight of the Rose,” Op. 59 and “Thus Spoke Zarathustra,” Op. 30. Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz (left) is the invited guest for Schumann’s “Cello Concerto in A minor,” Op. 129.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 18, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.