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Entertainment Guide - November 18, 2017

Ballet de Jalisco

The only full-time professional troupe in the state presents the one-act ballet Scheherezade, based on “One Thousand and One Nights,” with music by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles),  Friday, November 17, 9 p.m. 110-550 pesos.

Mariachi symphony

The famous Mariachi Varfas de Tecalitlan are joined by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guadalajara, directed by Guillermo Salvador.

Palcco, Saturday, November 18, 8 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, November 19, 12:30 p.m. 200-400 pesos.


Monday concerts

Concerts/recitals are held on Mondays at this cultural complex to the north of the city.  November 27: Tridente Jazz Trio interpret pieces by Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Claude Bolling. December 4: The Monica Zuloaga Christmas Quartet.

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. November 21: Recital by Víctor Celis Padrón, a master of the Yucatecan guitar. November 28: Zapopan Municipal Choir directed by Timothy G. Ruff Welch.

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

Chinese drama, dance

The China Arts and Entertainment Group and the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater present “Zhaojun, La Princesa,” a traditional tale that takes place during the Han Dynasty (around 30 BC). The drama centers on one of Emperor Yuan’s concubines, Wang Zhaojun, who is charged with the mission bringing “harmonious kinship” to a region afflicted by war. This work has won multiple international awards for its staging, costumes and music.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Tuesday, November 21, 9 p.m. 495-1,045 pesos.

Broadway classics

Young singing talents Luisa Cortés, Cristian Moro and Daniella Lazzeri interpret much-lowed pieces from major musicals, including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, La La Land, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and more. With José Chacón on guitar and Willy Zavala on piano.

Palcco, Wednesday, November 22, 8:30 p.m. 100-150 pesos.

Concert four hands

Edyta Plodzien and Yulia Vishnevetskaya share a piano to play pieces by Beethoven, Grieg, Moszkowski, Debussy, Dvorak, Brahms and Piazzolla, in a benefit for the Mi Gran Esperanza children’s charity.

Palcco, Thursday, November 23, 8:30 p.m. 70-150 pesos.

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Concert led by Puerto Rican alto saxophonist, composer, band leader, music producer, and educator.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles),  Thursday, November 23, 9 p.m. 275-550 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Opera gala with pieces by Bellini, Bizet, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mascagni, von Reznicek and Tchaikovsky. Marco Parisotto conducts, with U.S. soprano Lauren Michelle and Italian tenor Lorenzo Decaro.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 23, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 26, 12:30 p.m. 200-400 pesos.

Space Oddity

David Brighton, considered the world’s best David Bowie impersonator, treads a city stage for the first time.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 25, 9 p.m. 150-800 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Tenor Rame Lahaj is the invited artist as the state orchestra presents Neapolitan songs and arias under the baton of Marco Parisotto. Pieces by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Respighi, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 30, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.

Rock show

The Gerardo Pontierr Symphony and Rock Tour includes 20 musicians on stage, as well as invited artists.  Pontierr has previously enjoyed a decade-long career as a violinist.

Teatro Diana, Friday, December 1, 8:30 p.m. 190-490 pesos.

Acrobatic Nutcracker

Founded in 1951, the Dalian Acrobatic Troupe is one of the most well known acrobatic troupes in China. In its debut tour to Mexico, the outfit will present a mix of acrobatics, ballet and pantomime in an ingenious version of “The Nutcracker,” with music by Tchaikovsky.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Friday, December 1, 9 p.m.; Saturday, December 2, 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 7 p.m.  440-1,100 pesos.

Tania Libertad

Celebrated Peruvian folk singer in concert.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Friday, December 1, 9 p.m. 605-1,100 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Les Transformateurs


A unique musical outfit from Saint-Colomban, France will give two open-air presentations in Zapopan on November 20, which is Mexican Revolution Day and a national holiday.  Les Transformateurs Acoustiques comprises five musicians who play instruments created from recycled objects by a luthier named Bruno Blandy. They include the tubatong (played with sandals, distilling a bass sound similar to a tuba) and the pitipla (producing melodies from stainless steel plates pulsed with a hammer, resembling a steel drum sound). The groups styles cover reggae, calypso and salsa, among others.

The presentations will be Monday, November 20, at the Glorieta Chapalita (Guadalupe and San Ignacio) at 5 p.m. and in the Plaza del las Americas (facing the Zapopan Basilica) at 7 p.m. Free.

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