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Entertainment Guide - July 16, 2016

Tuesday recitals

The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. July 19:  Operatic classics, plus romantic Mexican tunes with Monserrat Hernández Zuñiga (soprano), Miguel Frausto (tenor), Jorge Luis Godinez (piano) and Salvador Ramos (bass). July 26: Melodies from La Belle Epoque with Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer (soprano) and Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano). August 9: Carlos López (baritone), Jorge Jiménez (tenor), Vanessa Jara (mezzosoprano) and Lorena Flores (soprano) are joined by pianist Andrés Sarre to perform famous operatic pieces by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Massenet, Mozart, Cilea and Ponchielli. August 16: Sopranos Cecilia Ledesma Díaz and Mónica Barbosa Ibarra with pianist Juan Pablo García. August 30: Piano recital by Elena Camarena.

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

Thursday Dance

Free presentations by contemporary dance groups. July 21 & 28: flamenco. August 11: tango, August 18: Irish dance, August 25: Bailes de salón (son Cubano, danzón, bolero, cha cha cha, mambo, cumbia, salsa).

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free.

Alejandro Lazzarini

Local baritone interprets operatic arias and mariachi songs..

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 15, 8 p.m.  100-200 pesos.

Nick Carter

Concert by former member of the Backstreet Boys who is looking to carve out a solo career.

Teatro Diana, Monday, July 18, 9 p.m. 140-800 pesos.

Gerardo Enciso

The last of the University of Guadalajara’s Alternative Wednesday concerts before the summer break features one of Mexico’s most “poetic” musicians, who is equally at home in multiple genres, including rock, folk, jazz and funk.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Wednesday, July 20, 9 p.m. 120 pesos in advance (at theater) or 160 pesos at the door.

Alberto Cortez

One of Argentina’s most famous crooners in concert. Still going strong at 76 years of age.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29, 9 p.m. 250-1,200 pesos.

Jazz & art

Opening gala of the Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016, organized by the Instituto de Jazz Tónica, features a visual art performance by “Jazzamoart” (jazz, amor y arte), the pseudonym of Guanajuato artist Javier Vázquez Estupiñán. He will create a painting onstage while being inspired and motivated by music from the Federico Sánchez Quartet. 

Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco), Friday, July 29, 8 p.m.  500-650 pesos.

Fiesta de Jazz

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016 continues with a “Fiesta de Jazz” featuring a slew of well-known domestic and international artists, including pianist John Beasley, one time accompanist to Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, as well as Toktli, Frost Ensemble, Federico Sanchez Quartet, Carlos Corona Quartet.

Palcco, Sunday, July 31, 5 p.m. 200-300 pesos.

U.S. jazz

Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter (above) and drummer Scott Amendola, both from the United States, in concert as part of the Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016.

Palcco, Thursday, August 4, 8 p.m. 500-650 pesos.

Tonica All-Stars

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016 closing concert features the “Tonica All-Stars”: Beasley, Hunter and Amendola, as well as Brian Lynch, Ernesto Ramos, Victor Correa, Michael Blake, Ben Shephard, David Leon, Keena Dimick, Lowell Ringel, Kyle Swan. Alexander Alfred, Jonah Udall and Chuck Bergeron.

Palcco, Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m. 500-650 pesos.

Folk dance

The Ballet Folclórico troupe sponsored by Guadalajara city hall gives the second of two summer performances. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 12, 8 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Jazz concert

New York Jazz All Stars series, sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara and Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents Marcus Printup Quintet. 

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Thursday, September 1, 9 p.m. 200 pesos in advance or 350 pesos at the door.


“Amadeus,” the play written by Peter Shaffer that was turned into a movie by Milos Forman and won eight Oscars in 1985, will be staged in all its glory at the Teatro Degollado on July 29 and 30.

The acclaimed stage work relates the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri, who is confined to an insane asylum.

The production, part of the Mexico-Germany Dual Year program, has received a grant of 2.3 million pesos from the federal Culture Secretariat. It’s a labor of love for director Jorge Taddeo, who has been working on the project for around two years. More than 40 artists will take part in the opera, that includes pieces from Mozart classics such as “The Magic Flute,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Cosi Fan Tutte” and “Requiem.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 29 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 30, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 250-450 pesos.

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