Last updateFri, 22 Aug 2014 3pm

Ribera Arts Review - August 23, 2014

Viva la Musica!

Yes, it’s true! The internationally renowned and popular classical guitar duo Gracián Medina will perform at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Sunday August 31, 4 p.m. – thanks to Viva La Musica!

The program offered by the duo – outstanding soloists Sergio Medina and Hugo Gracián – includes their unique interpretation of works, comprising an original repertoire that has been developed based on transcriptions and arrangements of works by the great composers.

Their diverse range encompasses music from the Renaissance period to the present day, including works from such composers as Marella, Brahams, Sor, de Falla, Cervantes and Piazzolla. They have been much acclaimed wherever they go, not only throughout Mexico, but also in Spain, France, Colombia and the United States.

Tickets are 200 pesos, available from Diane Pearl Colecciones, the Lake Chapala Society on Thursdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and noon, the Auditorio, and at the door on the day.

UAG orchestra

The accomplished Choir and String Orchestra of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) will perform in concert at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Sunday, August 24, 7 p.m.  

Around 30 musicians and singers will be on stage for the show – the third and final leg of a regional tour by this recently formed ensemble, directed by Gamaliel Cano.
Entry to the show is free.


The recently purchased piano for the Center Cultural de Ajijic will be featured in a recital on Saturday, August 30, 7:30 p.m.

Piano instructor Jesus Moreno Baron and two of his students will perform at the center, located on the north side of the Ajijic plaza.

Leading off the concert will be Josue Manuel Medeles Ramirez, performing “Fur Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven. When Jose Manuel Lira Aguas settles at the keyboard, he will lead off with the familiar strains of Frederic Chopin’s “Valse 2, Opus 69.”

Moreno Baron will also play another Beethoven favorite, “Moonlight Sonata.”

Mariachi Festival Ajijic

Guadalajara’s annual Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi will once again branch out the Lake Chapala area with a gala show on Saturday, September 6, 5:30 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera.

Organized by the Chapala branch of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce (Canaco), the program highlights two of the festival’s guest mariachi troupes, alternating on stage with Ajijic’s Ballet Folklórico Xicantzy.   

Tickets for the spectacle are available at the following locations: Yoly’s Unisex Beauty Salon at Plaza Bugambilias; Diane Pearl Colecciones, Colon at Ocampo; the Lake Chapala Society, 16 de Septiembre 16-A; Canaco’s office at Aldama 14; the Auditorio box office, all in Ajijic; and at iShop & Mail and Foliatti Casino, both located at Centro Laguna opposite Walmart.

The 200-peso per person price of admission includes a mood-lifting welcome cocktail. Additional beverages and typical Mexican dishes will be offered for sale on the patio outside the auditorium. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Pepe Martínez Nuevos Pasos Equine Therapy program.   

Lakeside residents interested in acquiring tickets for major Mariachi Festival events happening in Guadalajara may book them at cost through Juan Manuel Rosales at the Ajijic Canaco office, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., phone 766-2784. For details on the festival program, see page 10 or log on to www.mariachi-jalisco.com.mx.

Gallery opening

The exhibition “Buscando lo Perdido,” featuring works by Karla Hernández Charlyna, opens at the Estudio Galeria Metzcalli in San Juan Cosala on Saturday, September 6, 7 p.m. Music will be courtesy of the duet Trilce.

Cocktails will be served.  All are welcome. The gallery is located at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 43.