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Entertainment Guide - June 6, 2014

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO 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,” “Madame Butterfly,” “Romeo and Juliet.”

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


Wednesday dance

Free dance recitals by talented troupes.

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.


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 others.

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


Joven Ballet

The state-run professional troupe, the Joven Ballet de Jalisco, presents selections from ballet classics “Swan Lake,” Romeo and Juliet” and “Le Corsaire.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 27, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 28, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, 12:30 p.m.


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. 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.