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Entertainment Guide - February 20, 2016

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The state orchestra presents “Cervantes’ Spain.” Musical director Marco Parisotto takes the baton, and the soloists are William Molina Cestari (cello) and Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey (guitar). 

An excellent program features 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.

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 February. 

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

Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with Afrodisaicos playing lively merengue, reggae, funk, raggamuffin and cumbia on February 22, and indie group Technicolor Fabrics on February 29.

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

Oriental Dance

February’s final Thursday dance presentation featuring talented troupes and performers is on February 25.

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

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, Saturday, February 27, 6 p.m. 

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.


Thrills and spills courtesy of talented local circus arts troupe.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3435), Friday, February 26, 7:30 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.

Julieta Venegas

Latin Grammy winner and one of Mexico’s most talented singers presents her latest album, “Algo Sucede.”

Teatro Diana, Thursday, March 3, 9 p.m. 300-700 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.

Folk Dance

Acclaimed Ballet Folklorico de Mexico puts on a special show full of color and vitality.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 12, 8:30 p.m.  200-990 pesos.


Highly rated Hungarian troupe presents a unique blend of authentic Irish step and modern dance.   Their family oriented show, “Twelve Dancing Princesses,” isbased on a classic story by Grimm, to Guadalajara.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, March 13, 6 p..m. 200-400 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.

El Consorcio

Spanish quintet, formerly known as Mocedades, sing ballads and other “light” tunes.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3435), Thursday, March 3, 8:45 p.m.

Live from the Met

Live HD transmissions continue from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 19, 11:55 a.m.  100-250 pesos.


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.

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