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Entertainment Guide - October 14, 2017

Slovak dance

Open-air performance by the Slovak National Folklore Ballet Lúčnica, an acclaimed song-and-dance ensemble from Bratislava.

The New York Times recently described the young dancers as “absolutely first-rate” and “sparkling with glittering technique.”

Explanada Titanes, in front of the yellow towers at the entrance to the Parque Metropolitano (Beethoven and Independencia, Colonia La Estancia), Sunday, October 15, 7 p.m. Free.


The Met: Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart’s masterpiece, “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute). Met Music Director Emeritus James Levinec onducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovoas the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werbaas the bird-catching Papageno.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 14, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Folk dance

The municipal Ballet Folclórico de Guadalajara returns to the stage for a month-long season in a new show titled “Un Jarabe para Dos” based on the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1933-1964).

Teatro Degollado, Sundays, October 15, 29, 7 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Bryan Adams

Concert by long-lasting Canadian rocker.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, October 15, 8 p.m. 350-1,600 pesos.

Ballet Pecs

The famed Hungarian ballet troupe presents the most popular pieces from two works: Carmen and Carmina Burana.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 15, 86 p.m. 250-600 pesos.

Monday concerts

Concerts/recitals are held each Monday at this cultural complex to the north of the city. October 16: Estampas de Tango, song and dance from Argentina. October 23: Charlie Jazz with a homage to Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

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. October 17: Martha García Renart and Juan Carlos Benavides play compositions for piano four hands. October 31: Pianist Sergio Hernández performs works by Brahms, Grieg, Ponce and Gershwin.

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


The first Festival de Arias de Opera showcases young opera talent.

Palcco, Wednesdays. October 18, 25, 8 p.m. 100-150 pesos.

Ballet de Jalisco

The state’s only full-time professional classical dance troupe gives six open-air presentations on consecutive weekends of the world-famous ballet, Swan Lake, in the city’s most popular and largest park.

Parque Metropolitano (Beethoven and Independencia), Friday, October 20; Saturday, October 21; Sunday, October 22; Friday, October 27; Saturday, October 28; Sunday, October 29. All at 8 p.m. Tickets 180-500 pesos, from Ticketmaster.

Siddhartha the Musical

An original musical production by Chu Un Temple, under the direction of the Fo Guang Shan Academy of Art of the Philippines. The musical is an adaptation of “The Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha,” written by Buddhist monk Hsing Yun.  

Palcco, October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29. 300-750 pesos.

Modern dance

Compagnie Käfig from France presents “Pixel,” an hour-long performance incorporating a host of digital projection mapping techniques, and 11 dancers, that bills itself as “a work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus.”

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, October 21, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 1 p.m.  Free

Modern dance


The Ballet Nacional de Marseille presents “Rocco,” an innovative work in which dancers become boxers as boxers transform into dancers.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25, 9 p.m.  Free

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert dedicated to the music of Camille Saint-Saens, conducted by Marco Parisotto. Works on the program are: Rondo Capriccio, soloist Angélica Olivo; Havanaise Op.83, soloist Iván Pérez; Cello Concerto No.1, Op.33, soloist Eric Picard; and Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 (Organ Symphony), soloist Aldo Delgadillo.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 26, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 29, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre

Acclaimed troupe presents excerpts from works with music by Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker.

Palcco, Wednesday, November 1, 8:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.

Jeb Patton Trio

NY Jazz All Stars presents concert led by New York-based pianist hailed as one of the most promising musicians of his generation.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125),  Thursday, November 2, 9 p.m. 250 pesos (in advance), 350 pesos at door.

Isaac Hernandez

Two presentations at the new University of Guadalajara cultural complex by the Tapatio ballet dancer who has risen to great fame and acclaim and is now a principal with the English National Ballet.  Hernandez will be joined by his brother Esteban, of the San Francisco Ballet, and Tamara Rojo, creative director of the English National Ballet.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 9 p.m.  1,100-2,750 pesos.

Cirque de Soleil

Canadian circus arts troupe returns to the city to present Sep7imo Dia, a new work based on the music of Soda Stereo, arguably Latin America’s most famous rock band.

Arena VFG (Km 20, Guadalajara-Chapala Highway), November 8, 8, 10,11, all  at 9 p.m.;  November 12, 4:30 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 18, all at 9 p.m.  Tickets starting at 900 pesos.

Eighties covers

Russian Red, a Spanish indie and folk singer-songwriter whose real name is Lourdes Hernández, presents songs from her new covers album. “Karaoke,” featuring music from the likes of Queen, The Human League, The Pretenders.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 4, 9 p.m. 250-700 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra performs Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler, known as the Resurrection Symphony. Marco Parisotto conducts. Nicole Heaston (soprano) and Cassandra Zoé Velasco (contralto) are the soloists. Accompaniment by the Zapopan Municipal Choir, directed by Timothy Ruff Welch.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 16, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic


Fall season continues with program titled “Hungarian Impressions.”  Works by Kodaly, Liszt, Brahms (Hungarian Dances 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7) and Bartok.  Guest pianist Daniela Liebman (right), a Guadalajara-born, 15-year-old Mexican-American, first played with the orchestra as a child prodigy at the age of nine. A winner of many competitions, she currently resides in the United States and studies piano under the tutelage of acclaimed professor Tamás Ungar.

Teatro Degollado,  Thursday, October 19, 8:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

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