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Entertainment guide - October 18, 2014

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.

Guadalajara’s answer to Cirque du Soleil presents a colorful spectacle showcasing a variety of skills (juggling, acrobatics, puppetry).
Teatro Guadalajara IMSS (Av. 16 de Septiembre 868, across from Agua Azul Park),, Saturday, October 18 and 25, 5 p.m. 90 pesos.

Carlos de la Torre Jazz Cycle
Monday, October 20: Kingsmith (group plays mix of traditional blues, jazz, funk and Latin music). Monday, October 27: Mr. Blu (jazz and blues fusion).
Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense Agustín Yáñez (Constituyentes 21, corner Av. 16 de Septiembre). All concerts 8 p.m. Free entry.

Martes de Musica
Classical recitals by talented musicians are held each Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. at the Degollado Theater. No tickets are sold – just turn up.  October 21: Canta Cuentos. Well-known local singers present operatic favorites from the likes of Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti blended into a loose story line. October 28: Prague Philharmonic Choir, directed by Lukáš Vasilek.
Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays. Free.

Free recitals
Weekly recitals held Tuesdays (and occasionally other days) at the Casa López Portillo. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Met: Live in HD
Simulcast of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.”
Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 25, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Chris Botti
Legendary U.S. jazz trumpeter and composer nominated for five Grammys (winning one).  Four of his 12 albums have reached the number one position on the Billboard jazz albums chart.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 26, 8 p.m. 250-1,100 pesos.

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.
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.  
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.