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Entertainment Guide - September 2, 2017

Folk dance

Regarded as the best folk dance troupe in Mexico, the Ballet Folklorico of the Universidad de Guadalajara returns for another season of summer shows on Sunday evenings.

See dances from all over the country, as well as emotive local favorites, such as the “Jarabe Tapatio” and “La Culebra.” Not to be missed!

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, September 3, 10 and 17. All start at 6 p.m. 100-420 pesos.

Monday concerts

Concerts/recitals are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city. September 4: Recital by U.S. flutist Ray Furuta, with soprano Malinda Haslett. September 11: Klaus Mayer Big Band pays homage to Ella Fitzgerald. September 18: Charlie Jazz interprets Frank Sinatra (part 2). September 25: Canadian violinist Chris Wilshere, accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. September 12: Recital by Georgina Oñate Aguirre (flute) and Luis Javier Ochoa Santana (guitar). September 19: Recital with Virginia Mora (soprano), Edna Alatorre Lobato (mezzo-soprano) and Fernando López Hernádez (tenor), accompanied by Jorge Luis Godínez on piano. Pieces by Puccini, Donizetti, Offenbach, Rachmaninoff, María Grever and others. September 26: Recital in honor of music teacher Leonor Montijo Beraud, winner of the Jalisco 2010 Culture Prize, with Róbert Márkus (violin), Manuel Olivares (viola), Yalissa Cruz Espino (cello), Rosa Maria Valdez (piano).

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

Thursday Dance

Weekly performances by a variety of modern and classic dance troupes.

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

Il Volo

Italian operatic pop trio, consisting of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble. This concert pays tribute to the “Three Tenors” – José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, September 10, 6 p.m. 500-1,300 pesos.

Sara Valenzuela

Local musician/composer known for her eclectic repertoire, featuring jazz, funk, soul, rock and folk music.

Teatro Torres Bodet (Av. España 2020, Colonia Moderna), Thursday, September 14, 8:30 p.m. Tickets 300 pesos from voyalteatro.com.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The state orchestra gets its fall season underway with a special program dedicated to Mexican composers. Topping the bill will be Jose Pablo Moncayo’s moving “Huapango” composition. Also, pieces by Silvestre Revueltas and Arturo Marquez will be featured. Young, locally-born composer Juan Pablo Contreras will be on hand to conduct the Guadalajara debut of his latest work, “Mariachitlan.”  JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto takes the baton and Carlos Prieto, one of Mexico’s leading cellists, is the invited soloist. Amazingly, ticket prices are still the same as last year. In fact, they have not changed for the past five years!

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, September 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Moulin Rouge

Semi-pro production of work based on 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann. Featuring live music form the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

Teatro Galerias (Av. Lapizlazuli 3345, across from Plaza del Sol), Saturday, September 16,  7 p.m. 250-400 pesos.

Lila Downs

Concert by widely acclaimed Mexican-American singer-songwriter who works in multiple genres, including traditional Mexican and popular music. The Oaxaca-born singer has received a string of awards,  including one Grammy and two Latin Grammys.

Teatro Diana, Friday, September 22, 9 p.m. 350-1,200 pesos.

Romeo & Juliet

The Ballet Jalisco, the only professional classical troupe in the state, teams up with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra to present the renowned work based on the play by William Shakespeare.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 22, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. 100-400 pesos.


Andre Rieu

Concert by popular Dutch violinist, who directs his own orchestra.  His melodramatic stage performances and rock-star demeanor have been widely associated with a revival of waltz music. Has been named the world’s most successful male touring artist by Billboard magazine on several occasions.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, September 23, 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 8 p.m. 375-1,900 pesos.

Swan Lake

Moscow State Ballet returns to present classic work.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, September 29, 9 p.m. 300-650 pesos.

Def Leppard

One of the most iconic heavy metal bands in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, October 5, 9 p.m. 650-1,550 pesos.



U.S. band now in their 50th year is one of the best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records.  Music covers mostly rock, soft rock and jazz. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Billboard’s “greatest of all time” in both singles and albums chart success.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, September 12, 9 p.m. 650-1,450 pesos.

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