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Entertainment Guide - January 30, 2016

Organ Festival

The Domingo Lobato Association organ festival, featuring some of Mexico’s most accomplished organists, continues at various Guadalajara churches.

Tuesday, February 2, 8:30 p.m. Clemente Quezada Melgarejo at the Templo Expiatorio (Lopez Cotilla 935). Tuesday, February 9, 8:30 p.m. Francisco Javier Hernandez Vasquez at the Templo Expiatorio. Free of charge.


The Compañía de Danza Pilar Villasante presents “La Vida Breve,” a choreographed adaptation featuring flamenco dance from the famed opera by Manuel de Falla. 

Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense (Constituyentes 21, between Calzada Independencia and 16 de Septiembre), Fridays, January 29, and February 5 and 12, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.

Folk Dance

Aficionados of traditional folk dance will have multiple opportunities to enjoy a broad selection of colorful and emotional dances performed by the Ballet México Folklórico each Sunday in January and February. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Sundays, January 31 and February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.  180 pesos.

Disney Live

All one’s favorite Disney characters live on stage in this musical spectacular.

Teatro Diana, Friday, January, 29, 4, 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 30, 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 31, noon, 3, 6 p.m. 200-675 pesos.

Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with popular local folk/rock group Pumcayó on February 1, the Tom Kessler Organ Trio on February 8 and Mexitano Soundsystem on February 15.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Mondays, 8 p.m. Free.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The first season of 2016 opens with “Music and Painting: Transcendental Arts. Action Painting with artist Tiina Osara.” In the final piece of the program, concert-goers will be able to watch as Finnish artist Osara completes a large-format canvas painting while the orchestra performs composer Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.  Patrick Gallois of France conducts the concert and also performs two flute solos, along with Antonio Dubatovka, the JPO’s principal flautist. As well as the  Sibelius finale, the program includes Arturo Rodriguez’s “Mosaico Mexicano,” Franz Doppler’s Concert for Two Flutes and Orchestra and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, January 29, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m. Tickets 110-200 pesos. 

Free Tuesday Concerts

The Coro del Estado de Jalisco directed by Sergio Hernández kicks off the first Martes de Música y Ópera presentation of 2016 at its new home, the Teatro Alarfie Martin Casillas. The program will include pieces from the operas “Rigoletto” and “Madame Butterfly.” Leonor Montijo (piano) and Alfonso Gonzalez (cello) give a recital on February 9. On February 16, Ricardo Calderon (tenor) and Patricia Perez (soprano) are accompanied by pianist Hector Acosta, interpreting romanzas and zarzuela duets from Spain. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Tuesday, February 2, 8 p.m. Free.

Alejandro Sanz

Spanish pop star in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5, 9 p.m. 

Oriental Dance

Free Thursday dance presentations by talented troupe and performers begin for the year on February 4 with an Egyptian dance show titled “Sahera” directed by Nelly Serrano. The oriental theme continues throughout the month with similarly themed performances on February 11, 18 and 25, 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Mystic Sounds.” Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Esther Yoo (violin).  Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, February 5, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 7, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

The New York Met live simulcasts continue with Puccini’s “Turandot.” Nina Stemme takes on the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand, opposite Marco Berti as Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love.

Teatro Diana,  Saturday, February 6, 11:55 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Mexican Rock

The next Alternative Wednesday concert features Mexican rock band Comisario Pantera.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Wednesday, February 17, 8:30 p.m.  150-200 pesos.

El Cigala

Concert presented by Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar, known as El Cigala, the famous Spanish born flamenco singer.

Teatro Diana,  Thursday,  February 18, 9 p.m. 250-900 pesos.

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán

One of Mexico’s most famous mariachi bands plays the second concert at this new city venue.

Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco), Saturday, February 13. 550-950 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Cervantes’ Spain.” Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloists William Molina Cestari (cello) and Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey (guitar).  Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote,” Rodrigo’s Aranjuez and de Falla’s The Three-cornered Hat. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, February 19, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Mahler Celeste.” Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Amber Wagner (soprano).  Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture, Richard Strauss’ Morgen! Vier Lieder Op. 27, no. 4 and Cäcilie, op. 27, no. 2, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 25, 8:30 p.m. (at Palcco) and Sunday, February 28, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil

The Guadalajara Youth Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara) celebrates its tenth anniversary with a gala concert at the regal Degollado Theater.  Works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Revueltas will be included in the program. 

Teatro Degollado, Monday, February 25, 8:30 p.m. 

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Schumann and Schubert – Great Melodic Craftsmen.”  Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Claire Huangci (piano).  Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Op. 54 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 3, 8:30 p.m. (at Palcco) and Sunday, March 6, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Il Divo

Hugely popular multinational classical crossover vocal quartet formed in 2003. Comprised of four male singers: Swiss Urs Buhler, Spaniard Carlos Marin, American David Miller, and Frenchman Sébastien Izambard.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 2, 9 p.m.  350-1,500 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Haydn Plus – Cello Extravaganza.”  Conductor Seikyo Kim, plus six violoncello soloists from the JPO. Works by Galindo, Popper, Tchaikovsky, Popper, Faure, Saint-Saens, Paganini and Haydn. 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 10, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Shostakovich 19: Stalin Code.”   Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Iván Pérez (violin).  Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS:Javier Camarena 

Famed Mexican operatic tenor Javier Camarena with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra headlines the opening of Guadalajara’s newest performing arts space, the Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco). Born in Xalapa, Camarena made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera in October 2011 in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” garnering rave reviews.  He became only the third singer in the history of the Metropolitan Opera to perform an encore onstage.

Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco),  Tuesday, February 9, 7 p.m. 600 to 1,500 pesos.

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