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Entertainment Guide – October 4, 2014

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Leningrad Under Siege: Arvo Volmer, guest conductor. Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Symphony no.7 op.60 ‘Leningrad’ in C major.”
Teatro Degollado, Friday, October 3, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 5, 12:30 p.m.

UdG Ballet Folklorico
Summer season of famed Universidad de Guadalajara Ballet Folklorico troupe.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, October 5 & 12, 10 a.m. 80-350 pesos.

Ricky Martin
Puerto Rico’s most famous export in concert.
Arena VFG, Monday, October 6, 9 p.m. 380-2,180 pesos.

Fito Paez
Argentine singer in concert.
Teatro Diana, Monday, October 6, 9 p.m. 250-900 pesos.

Martes de Musica
Free classical recitals by talented musicians are held each Tuesday at the Degollado Theater. No tickets are sold – just turn up.
October 7: Pianist Claudio Herrera gives a recital that pays homage to the 300th anniversary of the births of German composers Christoph Willibald von Gluck and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and the 150th of Mexican composers Ricardo Castro and Alberto Alvarado.  
October 14: Liederabend, featuring Marita Zimmer (piano) and Jorge Tadeo (tenor).
October 21: Canta Cuentos. Well-known local singers present operatic favorites from the likes of Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti blended into a loose story line. Featuring sopranos Sara Montes, Monserrat Hernández, Mary Chuy Cárdenas, Rosalía Blanco, Patricia Hernández;  tenor Gabriel Padilla; barítonos Antonio Hermosillo, Ricardo Lavín and Héctor López.  
October 28: Prague Philharmonic Choir, directed by Lukáš Vasilek.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Miercoles de Danza
Free dance recitals by accomplished troupes are scheduled each Wednesday.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351, one block from La Normal traffic circle). Wednesdays, 8 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.

Carlos de la Torre Jazz Cycle
Monday, October 6, 8 p.m.: Quartek Johnson (jazz and rock fusion). Monday, October 13, 8 p.m.: Zuloaga & Smoke Rings (gypsy jazz with singer and guitarist Erik Kasten. Monday, October 20, 8 p.m.: Kingsmith (group plays mix of traditional blues, jazz, funk and Latin music). Monday, October 27, 8 p.m.: Mr. Blu (jazz and blues fusion).
Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense Agustín Yáñez (Constituyentes 21, corner Av. 16 de Septiembre). Free entry.

Free recitals
Free weekly recitals held each Tuesday (and occasionally on other days) at the Casa López Portillo, the city’s fabled furniture museum. October 7: pianist Olga Zyatkova; October 14: flutist Cuauhtémoc García and his students; October 21: Mexican music with pianist Marco Antonio Rodríguez; October 24: operatic recital with Fernando Loher; October 28:  Juan Pablo Medeles Córdoba (violín) and Rodrigo Martín Leal Murillo (piano).
Casa López Portillo (Liceo 177). Free.

Rondalla de Saltillo
Choral group from northern Mexico famed for its ballads and romantic interpretations.
Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, October 8, 6 and 8:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Pictures at an Exhibition: Joshua Dos Santos, guest conductor. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Serenata Notturna KV 239,”Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovesky’s “Suite No.4 in G major op.61” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” (Ravel orchestration).
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 9, 8:30 p.m. and Friday, October 10, 8:30 p.m. 110-300 pesos.

The new season of Met: Live in HD simulcasts kicks off with Verdi’s “Macbeth” starring soprano Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lučić’s in the leading role.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 11, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Kiev Ballet
Dancers from this renowned Ukrainian troupe present excerpts from three much-loved ballets: Carmen, Sheherazade and Les Sylphides.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 12, 6 p.m. 300-700 pesos.

Met: Live in HD
Simulcast of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.”
Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 18, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Joven Ballet
Jalisco’s only full-time professional dance troupe presents a ballet adaptation of “Sheherazade” featuring the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, October 17, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 19, 12:30 p.m.

Rafael Najar and Mexico’s Musical Magic
Singer/pianist presents a traditional perspective of Mexico’s musical heritage in a show featuring guest mariachis, folk dancers and a large video screen.
Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, October 22, 8 p.m. 100-300 pesos.

Alim Qasimov
One of the foremost folk singers in Azerbaijan, Qasimov has been described by the New York Times as “one of the greatest singers alive, with a searing spontaneity that conjures passion and devotion, contemplation and incantation.”
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 23, 8 p.m. 180-490 pesos.

Top professional Mexico City version of Andrew Lloyd Weber musical inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.”  In Spanish, but admirers of this work won’t mind too much.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, October 23, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Friday, October 24, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m  300-950 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Bruckner ‘Titanic’:  Marco Parisotto, music director. Anton Bruckner’s “Symphony No.8 in C minor” (1890 version).
Teatro Degollado, Friday, October 24, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 26, 12:30 p.m.

Sona Jobarteh
A debut concert in Guadalajara by the first female kora (a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa) player to come from a Griot (traditional storytelling/musical) family, as well as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Gambia and the United Kingdom.
Teatro Diana,  Tuesday, October 28, 9 p.m. 180-490 pesos.

Ballet of the National Theatre Belgrade
Production of “Alexander,” based on the life of Alexander the Great, first premiered by this famed Serbian dance company in November 2013.  Written and choreographed by Ronald Savković, this new ballet tells the story of the mercurial Greek leader and his never-ending quest to bring more lands into his vast domain.
Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, October 29, 9 p.m. 300-700 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Two concerts to benefit retired musicians. Guest conductor Maria Theresa Rodriguez; invited pianist Santiago Lomelín. Works by Porumbescu, Chopin and Ravel.
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, 8:30 p.m. 110-300 pesos.

Met: Live in HD
Simulcast of Bizet’s “Carmen.”
Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Homage to Richard Strauss: Marco Parisotto, music director; Stefan Dohr, horn (Berlín Philharmonic). Richard Strauss’ “Salome op.54: Dance of the seven veils,” “Concerto for horn no.2, TrV 283 in E-flat major” and “Ein Heldenleben, op.40.”
Teatro Degollado, Friday, December 12, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14, 12:30 p.m.