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Entertainment Guide - January 20, 2018

Billy Elliot

Professional Spanish-language version – on tour from Mexico City – of West End/Broadway musical chronicling working-class English teen’s desire to learn ballet.    

Teatro Galerias (Avenida Lapizlazuli 3445, one block Plaza del Sol), Saturday, January 20, 5 and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 21, 1 and 5 p.m. 550- 1,500 pesos.

Monday concerts

January 22: Recital by violinist Roberto Peña Sommer. Works by Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini and others. January 29: The Orquesta Arte Cámara from Colombia join forces with the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

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

Live from the Met

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production of “Tosca” offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 27, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Carmina Burana

The Orquesta Arte Cámara from Colombia and the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara interpret Carmina Burana, the cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name.

Palcco, Sunday, January 28, 12:30 p.m.  200-300 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Canadian guitarist Pavlo Simtikidis is the featured artist in the state orchestra’s first  program of 2018,  “Mediterranean Nights.” Known for mixing the folkloric styles of Greek, Spanish and Latin music with pop themes, Pavlo has recorded “gold” selling albums, and been nominated for Juno Awards. His program will include his own compositions, as well as works by Debussy, de Falla and Ravel.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 1, 8:30 p.m. and Friday, Sunday, February 4, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Danzon

The 7th National Exhibition of Danzon features 52 dance groups from around Mexico.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m. 125 pesos.

Mariachi, folk dance

The Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan celebrates their 120th anniversary, with a tribute and homage to Pepe Guizar, the composer of the famed tune “Guadalajara, Guadalajara.” Accompanied by the Ballet México Folklórico directed by Francisco de Paul.

Palcco, Saturday. February 3, 8 p.m. 450-1,300 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. February 6: Serenata Napoletaa featuring baritone Omar Garrido and pianist José Alfonso Álvarez. February 13: A musical journey from the Baroque era to the 20th century. Arturo Guerrero (violin) and Jose Laguna (piano) play works by Handel, Beethoven, Manuel M, Ponce, Keisler and Bartók. February 20: The seven-member Ensamble de Cámara Hélinger play pieces composed by Ernesto Hélinger.

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Case Scaglione conducts Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2, Sinaloan composer Samuel Murillo’s El Guerrero Águila and El Guerrero Tigre, and Eduard Tubin’s Concert for Double Bass, with guest double bassist Oscar Luque.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 8, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 11, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

In L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Joaquin Sabina

Acclaimed Argentine folk singer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, February 10, 9 p.m.

Mocedades

Famous group of Spanish balladeers, now in their fifth decade of performing, present a special show of amorous tunes for Valentine’s Day, or Dia del Amor y la Amistad, as it is known in Spanish.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, February 14, 8 p.m.. 250-800 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conducts Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with guest pianist Daniel Kharitonov.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, February 18, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Classic rock

Three local bands pay tribute to rock legends: Dof (The Doors), The Rockets (The Beatles) and Midnight Special (Creedence).

Teatro Diana, Sunday, February 18, 6 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conducts Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 22, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 25, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jorge Drexler

Concert with Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor who won wide acclaim after becoming the first person form his country to win an Academy Award, for composing the song “Al Otro Lado del Río” from “The Motorcycle Diaries.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 24, 9 p.m.

Contemporary Mondays

The “Sesiones de Música Popular Contemporánea” series of Monday concerts features talented local musicians. February 26: Fanko Acústico, an eight-member band, plays funk, African rhythms, Mexican and world music.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays. Free.

Bolshoi Ballet

The acclaimed troupe from Belarus present ballet’s most popular work, Swan Lake.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, February 28,  8 p.m. 400-800 pesos.

Steve Hackett

English musician, songwriter, singer and producer who gained prominence as the guitarist of the rock band Genesis between 1971 to 1977, before leaving to pursue a solo career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 3, 9 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conducts Tchaicovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 and Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique”.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 8, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Elena Garanca

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Acclaimed Latvian operatic mezzo-soprano performs in city for the first time.In 2008, she made her company and house debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and sang the lead role of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” in the Met’s 2010 production. The New York Times has called Garanca, “the real thing.” With the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Constantine Orbelían.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, January 27, 8:30 p.m. 550-1,500 pesos.

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