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Entertainment Guide - June 20, 2014


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.


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.


Modern dance

Xitzel, a contemporary work performed by Gineceo, the Universidad de Guadalajara’s excellent modern dance troupe.

Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (Calz. Independencia, by the entrance to Parque Agua Azul).  Tuesday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.


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

A show put on by the young stars of 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.


Ballet Folklorico

First show in summer season by the famed  Universidad de  Guadalajara Ballet Folklorico. See item on page 21 for further information.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, July 6, 10 a.m. 80-350 pesos.


Little Virtuosos of Georgia

This dance and music company founded in 1995 in Tbilisi, Georgia features children aged from 7 to 14.  With amazing precision and technique, these disciplined performers put on a truly exceptional spectacle showcasing Georgian culture.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, July 5, 7 p.m. 250-500 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 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.


The Piano Guys

This U.S. musical group consists of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, July 30, 9 p.m. 280-850 pesos.