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Entertainment Guide - March 17, 2018

Modern dance

Dancers from the Ljubljana SNG Opera and Ballet present the work “A Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” a work featuring Polish composer Henryk Mikołai Górecki’s Symphony Number 3.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, March 17, 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, 6 p.m.  300-500 pesos.

Folk dance

The 2018 season of the University of Guadalajara’s Ballet Folclorico continues.

Teatro Degollado, Sundays, March 18, 25, all at 6 p.m. 100 to 400 pesos.

Free recitals

Spring recitals held Wednesdays at the Museo Regional de Guadalajara mark the 66th anniversary of the Universidad de Guadalajara Department of Music. March 21: Luis Alberto Llanesa (baritone).

Museo Regional, Liceo 60, centro historico. All 8 p.m. Free.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


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

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


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.

Live from the Met

Telecast direct from New York of Mozart’s heralded “Cosi Fan Tutti.” Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island – complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Ballet de Jalisco


After receiving rave reviews in previous years, the Ballet de Jalisco returns with  seven presentations of the ballet “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” featuring the music of Rachmaninoff,  Tchaikowsky, Wolf-Ferrari, Saint-Säenz, Moniuszko, and Khachaturian. Choreography is by troupe director Dariusz Blajer.

Patio Mayor of the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, April 5-8 & April 13-15, all at 8:30 p.m. 260-400 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. April 10: Cuauhtemoc García Verdugo (flute) and Carolina Rodríguez (piano).April 17: Tangos and zarzuela with Cesia Mendoza (soprano) and Ulises Marez (tenor).

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

Live from the Met

Telecast direct from New York of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller.” Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 14, 11:30 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Il Divo

Multi-national male classical crossover vocal quartet that originated in the United Kingdom in 2003, bringing together singers Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (United States), and Sébastien Izambard (France). They have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and had 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 35 countries. Known for pioneering the genre of operatic pop, or “popera,” in classical crossover music.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, April 27, 9 p.m.

Live from the Met

Telecast direct from New York of “Cendrillon.”  Jules Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with Joyce DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 28, noon. 100-250 pesos.

The Scorpions

Germany’s most famous rock band goes on and on.  Formed in 1965, only rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker remains from the original quintet. Still enjoy huge fan base worldwide.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, May 6, 6 p.m.

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