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Entertainment Guide – February 03, 2018

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.

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 (above).

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

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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 Händel, Beethoven, Manuel M, Ponce, Keisler and Bartók. February 20: The seven-member Ensamble de Cámara Hélinger play pieces composed by Ernesto Hélinger. February 27: Recital featuring artists from the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero in Ajijic.

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

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.

Soprano

Maria Katzarava, who many consider Mexico’s greatest soprano, performs passages from French composer Francis Poulenc’s opera La Voixe Humaine.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, February 10, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 11, 6 p.m. 100-300 pesos.

Live from the Met

The Live from the Met 2018 season of telecasts is back in full swing at the Teatro Diana.  In L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love),

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

Monday concerts

February 12: Smoke Rings Quartet. February 19: Homage to Louis Armstrong. February 26: Sofia and Marcelo Jazz.

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

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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 Amistadh.

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

Dance

Free dance presentations each Thursday with top-notch local and national performers.

February 8: Un Sueño para Disney with the Conservatorio Danza Teatro Guillermo Hernández. A musical theater tribute to the cartoon genre. February 15: Flamenco with Rodrigo Robles (above) and Paulina Ruiz. Fernando Martínez on guitar.

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

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. 220-670 pesos.

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. 390-1,335 pesos.

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.

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.

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

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.

GR RECOMMENDS: UdG Ballet

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The 2018 season of one of Mexico’s premier dance groups, the University of Guadalajara’s Ballet Folclorico, is now underway.  Founded in 1960 by a group of like-minded folk dance masters, the acclaimed troupe is currently made up of about 168 singers, dancers and musicians.  In addition to instruments commonly featured in Western music like violins, trumpets and mandolins, the music is played by instruments of Mexican origin, such as the tambor de barro (a kind of clay drum) and the teponaxtle (a cylindrical percussion instrument). Seven Ballet Folclorico performances, which typically showcase different music styles from around Mexico, including, mariachi and son jarocho, take place each Sunday in the august confines of the Teatro Degollado between February 4 and March 25, all at 6 p.m.  Tickets range from 100 to 400 pesos.

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