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Entertainment Guide - February 6, 2016

Organ Festival

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

Tuesday, February 9, 8:30 p.m. Francisco Javier Hernandez Vasquez at the Templo Expiatorio (Lopez Cotilla 935). 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, 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, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.  180 pesos.

Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with the Tom Kessler Organ Trio on February 8,  Mexitano Soundsystem on February 15, the band Afrodisaicos with lively merengue, reggae, funk, raggamuffin and cumbia on February 22, and indie group Technicolor Fabrics on Febraury 29.

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

Oriental Dance

The free Thursday dance presentations by talented troupes and performers feature Middle Eastern themes 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.

Javier Camarena & the JPO

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.

Three tenors

Traditional Mexican music courtesy of three of Mexico’s most acclaimed singers: Alberto Angel “El Cuervo,” Humberto Cravioto and Valente Pastor.

Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, February 10, 8 p.m. 120-200 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 soprano Amber Wagner (above).  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:Musical Tuesdays 

The Tuesday Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!  Coming up: Leonor Montijo (piano) and Alfonso Gonzalez (cello) interpret works by Franck, Lobato, Fauré, Ravel, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov on February 9. Ricardo Calderon (tenor) and Patricia Perez (soprano) are accompanied by pianist Hector Acosta, interpreting romanzas and zarzuela duets from Spain, on February 16. And direct from the Northern Lights Festival in Ajijic on February 23 will be David Fung on piano and Grace Park on violin, playing works by Mozart, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Scarlatti.

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

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