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Entertainment Guide – June 27, 2015

Tuesday recitals
The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn up before the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always exceptional, and the theater will often fill up.
June 30: Pianist Cliff Jackson is back for the second time this month to accompany singers interpreting works from famous operas and Broadway shows. Bernstein, Verdi, Donizetti, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ponce, Bizet, Massenet, Gounod, Handel, Puccini, among others.
July 7: Baroque Kings, opera and sacred music from the 18th century. Works by Handel, Nicola A. G. Porpora, Vivaldi. Featuring Riccardo Angelo Strano (contratenor); Bruno Landi, Adan Madrigal (violins); Porfirio Preciado (harpsichord); Mariana Martinez (cello) and Antonio Beck (double bass).
July 14: From Bach to Debussy,   also including works by Bohm, Purcell, del Moral, Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Parisotti, Chopin.  Featuring Mari Camarena (soprano) and Jorge Verdin (piano).
July 21:  Nova Duo featuring Valentina and Noemi Gasparini (violins) and Blandine Tricot (piano).  Works by Bartok, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Haydn, Bach, Locatelli, Ysaye.
July 28:  Anniversary Concert by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Zapopan, directed by Guillermo Salvador, and the Zapopan Municipal Choir, directed by Santiago Cumplido.  “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, Cantatas BWV 131 by Bach, Concerto in F Major for Three Pianos and Orchestra by Mozart and The Polovetsian Dances by Borodin.
Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Thursday dance
Free dance presentations by accomplished groups are held each Thursday. Coming up on July 2: Arabic dance troupe presents “Oriental Rags.” July 9: Danza Butoh Costa Rica presents “El Gigante de Sal.” July 16: Tango Ballet Cultura Jalisco presents “Tango ... expresión de Buenos Aires.” July 23: Amanzi presents “La magia de bailar.”
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free

Thursdays at the Palace
Instead of politicians arguing, see free recitals in Guadalajara city hall’s council chamber.
Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (next to Guadalajara cathedral), Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Backstreet Boys
SOLD OUT Hard to believe this boy band was formed 22 years ago,
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m.

Young Folk Dancers
A performance by the Ballet Folclorico Infantil de la Universidad de Guadalajara – the folk dance stars of tomorrow.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 28, 6 p.m.

Taylor Eigsti Trio
U.S. jazz pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti (above) is joined by bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Eric Harland for the next concert in the excellent Jazz at Lincoln Center series sponsored by the University of Guadalajara. A child prodigy, Eigsti performed with jazz pianist Dave Brubeck for the first time when he was 12. Aged 31, he has recorded seven albums and been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, July 2, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.

Rock of Ages
Stylish 1980s glam rock show from Mexico City returns for two encore performances.
Teatro Diana, Friday, July 3, 7 and 9:45 p.m. 200-600 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
In a concert titled “Russian Brillance,” acclaimed Russian pianist Alexei Volodin interprets Prokofiev’s concerts numbers 1 and 3. The concert will close with “Petrouchka” by Igor Stravinski, a work famed for its energy and inventiveness.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 3, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 5, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

The Beatles
The Orquesta Sinfonia Juvenil de Guadalajara performs music by the Fab Four.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m. 160-460 pesos.

Choral work
The Zapopan Municipal Choir perform the opera “Orpheus and Eurydice” composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck. The story is based on the myth of Orpheus, set to a libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi.
Presidencia Municipal de Zapopan (Hidalgo 151, Zapopan Centro), Thursday, July 9, 8:30 p.m. Free

Eight Voices
A special recital has been scheduled to mark 20 years of musical performances in the University of Guadalajara’s regal Paraninfo, the former rectory building on Avenida Juarez that is home to one of Jose Clemente Orozco’s most famous murals. Santiago Cumplido will direct eight talented singers interpreting pieces by Lotti, Gesualdo, Marenzio, Ciconia and Allegri, among others.
UdG Paraninfo (Juarez 975), Thursday, July 16, 8:30 p.m. 250 pesos, available from Ramírez 24 (between Morelos and Avenida Hidalgo). Call (33) 3827-5911 for more information.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Parisotto will conduct “Rhythms of Mexico and the Spain of Albeniz,” featuring Korean Wonny Song on piano. The concert will later be performed at the prestigious Musica Maru festival in Busan, South Korea.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

One of Mexico’s leading exponents of the banda genre, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón, in a concert that will probably sell out.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, July 17, 9 p.m. 300-1,500 pesos.

Mexican-American pop duo composed of sisters Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa, 20, and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa, 18. Combining a mixture of commercial Latin pop and country rhythms, the Mexican-based duo has become very successful, especially in their hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, July 18, 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, 8 p.m. 250-950 pesos.

Local exponents of the circus arts showcase a variety of skills (juggling, acrobacy, puppetry, etc.). They will present their new CD, “Porky Style.”
Teatro Diana, Friday, July 17, 9 p.m. 150-350 pesos.

All You Need is Love
Tribute to The Beatles by local bands, headed by Azul Violeta. A benefit for the Nariz Roja children’s charity.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m. 250-450 pesos.

70s rock
Three local bands interpret rock, mostly heavy, from the 1970s – La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata, Spiders and 39.4.
Teatro Galerias, Friday, July 24, 8 p.m. 200-300 pesos.

The magic of Canadian-based circus arts troupe Cirque du Soleil returns to Guadalajara with “Corteo,” a show that debuted in Montreal in 2005 and has subsequently been seen by eight million people in 19 countries. Meaning “cortege” in Italian, “Corteo” is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show combines the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.  The troupe employs talented performers from all over the world.
Gran Carpa Blanca (Avenida Lopez Mateos, corner of Cubilete),  From July 30 to August 16.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays: 5 and 9 p.m. Sundays: 1 and 5 p.m.  800-3,400 pesos (VIP seating). Tickets available at Ticketmaster and www.cirquedusoleil.com/corte.

Disney On Ice: Frozen
Another Disney epic brought to the stage and interpreted by professional skaters/dancers.  
Teatro Diana, August 7, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; August 8, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; August 9, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 250-750 pesos.