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Entertainment Guide - February 24, 2018

Live from the Met

HD telecast live from New York. “La Boheme,” the world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Angel Blue, Anita Hartig and Sonya Yoncheva shareing the role of the fragile Mimì, and Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

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Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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

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

Folk dance

The 2018 season of one of Mexico’s premier dance groups, the University of Guadalajara’s Ballet Folclorico, is now underway.  Founded in 1960, the acclaimed troupe is currently made up of about 168 singers, dancers and musicians.

Teatro Degollado, February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25, all at 6 p.m. 100 to 400 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. March 5: Pulsating Afrobeat music from Bogotá Orquesta Afrobeat (La BOA) from Colombia. March 12:  Latino sounds from La Orilla.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays. Free.

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 27: Recital featuring artists from the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero in Ajijic. March 6: Christohper Wilshere (violin) and Manuel Delaflor (piano). March 13: Pieces by Mozart interpreted by Susana Flores (soprano), José Méndez (tenor), Jorge Amezcua (baritone) and Paco Ramos (piano).

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

Angèle Dubeau

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is a string orchestra with piano created in 1997, composed of top-ranking female musicians, among the best in Canada.  This concert kicks off the Universidad de Guadalajara’s “Música en el Paraninfo” series.  They will perform works by Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Ludovico Einaudi, Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass, George Enescu, Irving Glick, Max Richter and Joe Hisaishi.

Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León (Avenida Juárez 975), Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m. 150 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.

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, March 11, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

Live telecast of Rossini’s “Semiramide.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 10, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Bowie tribute

David Brighton’s Space Oddity show pays tribute to legendary, protean force of nature, singer David Bowie, who died in early 2016.  Brighton is considered one of the best Bowie imitator currently working.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, March 18, 6 p.m. 150-800 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra interprets Mexican composer Armando Luna’s Sinfonía No. 2 Homenaje a Posadas, and Fratres by Estonian composer Arvo Part, with JPO violinist Maxwell Pardo as soloist. The grand finale is Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 15, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Countertenors

Acclaimed English countertenor Michael Chance joins Santiago Cumplido for what promises to be a fascinating – and reasonably priced – concert. Chance’s appearances in oratorio and recital have taken him to concert halls all over the world including Carnegie Hall,  Cumplido, also a countertenor, is considered one of Mexico’s most talented young singers.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico Norte 1695), Wednesday, March 21, 9 p.m. 150-300 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Marco Parisotto conducts Tchaicovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45. Abdiel Vázquez is the piano soloist.

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

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