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Entertainment Guide – February 27, 2016

Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil

The Guadalajara Youth Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara) celebrates its tenth anniversary with a gala concert at the city’s premier 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.  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, Sunday, February 28, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Folk Dance

Last chance to enjoy a colorful and emotional dance spectacle performed by the Ballet México Folklórico. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Sunday, February 28, 10 a.m.  180 pesos.


Northern Lights

This year’s Northern Lights Festival de Febrero in Ajijic has branched out to include concerts in two venues in the Guadalajara area — the spectacular new Palcco complex on the city’s north side and the centrally located Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas. 

Sunday, February 28, 6 p.m. “From Russia with Love.” Mark Skazinetsy directs the entire Festival Orchestra with Australian-born David Fung on piano. The concert includes Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with strings and trumpet and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Palcco Salon Rolon. 150 to 200 pesos.

Tuesday, March 1, 8 p.m. “Improbable Best Friends.” The Manhattan Chamber Players perform a free concert of three works by Brahms and three by Dvorak.  Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas. Free.

Wednesday, March 2, 8 p.m. “Broken Hearts and Mad Men.” Singer Patricia O’Callaghan and the Gryphon Trio blend classical music with popular songs from around the world. Palcco, Salon Rolon. 150 to 200 pesos.


Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with indie group Technicolor Fabrics on February 29; folk-rock band Leiden on March 7; and acoustic duet Espumas y Terciopelo on March 14.

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


Tuesday concerts

The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!  March 1: “Improbable Best Friends.” The Manhattan Chamber Players perform a free concert of three works by Brahms and three by Dvorak.   March 8: “Four hands” piano recital with Blandine Tricot and Marita Zimmer, featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, Dvořák and Poulenc. March 15: Recital with tenor Hector Valle and baritone Jorge Rubalcava, accompanied by pianist Andrés Sarre. Pieces by Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, Bizet, Bach, Mozart and others.

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


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.


Mexican Rock

The next Alternative Wednesday concerts feature Mexican rock/jazz/electronic band Leontine on March 2 and electrofolk group Playa Magenta on March 16.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), 8:30 p.m.  160 pesos.


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. 

Palcco, Thursday, March 3, 8:30 p.m. and Teatro Degollado, Sunday, March 6, 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.


Noel Gallagher’s  High Flying Birds 

One of the brothers from famed U.K. band Oasis (disbanded 2009) hits town with his new outfit, High Flying Birds. With a name inspired by a Jefferson Airplane song, the band has won multiple awards in the United Kingdom since its creation in 2011, many of them for the quality and intensity of their live performances.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, March 8, 9 p.m.  500-1,900 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,” is based 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.


Live from the Met

Live HD transmissions continue from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Richard Eyre’s new production of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” stars Kristine Opolais in the title role and Roberto Alagna as des Grieux.

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


Oriental Dance

Free Thursday contemporary dance recitals featuring talented troupes and performers return with World Bellydance on March 3, 

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

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