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Entertainment Guide - April 21, 2018

Extra ballet shows

Due to popular demand, the Ballet de Jalisco adds two more presentations of the ballet “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” featuring the music of Rachmaninoff,  Tchaikovsky, Wolf-Ferrari, Saint-Säens, Moniuszko, and Khachaturian.

Patio Mayor of the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 both at 8:30 p.m. 260-400 pesos. Tickets available at Cabañas and Teatro Degollado box offices, and Ticketmaster.

Contemporary Mondays

The “Sesiones de Música Popular Contemporánea” series of Monday concerts features talented local musicians. April 23: Indie/pop band Galgo.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays. Free.

Monday concerts

April 23: New York jazz stars Luca Santaniello and Emanuele Cisi

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. April 24: Cuarteto Tempo, formed of Alejandro Vázquez (violin), Daniel Romo (viola), Eva Ríos (cello) and Emilio Erándu Ceja (piano), perform works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and others.

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

Free recitals

A series of spring recitals held Wednesdays at the Museo Regional de Guadalajara mark the 66th anniversary of the Universidad de Guadalajara Department of Music. April 25: Portuguese Brass Trio. May 2: Duo Argentum, Franca Terrazas (flute) and Victor Castillo (guitar). May 9: Anisley Martinez (soprano) and Christophe Lafontaine (piano)

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


U.S. jazz singer Gretchen Parlato in concert. The daughter of bass player Dave Parlato, she has received best vocal jazz album awards by JazzTimes, the Jazz Journalists Association and NPR Music, as well as recording three solo albums.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, April 21, 8:30 p.m. 200-350 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).

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

Shen Yun

The Shen Yun company brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, dynasties and legends through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Saturday, April 28. 4:30 ad 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 1 and 6:30 p.m. 1,590-2,390 pesos.

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.

Alex Mercado Trio

The 12th Jalisco Jazz Festival presents Mexican jazz master Alex Mercado on piano, supported by Israel Cupich on bass and Gabriel Puentes on drums. Mercado is best known for his particular interpretative style and instrumental technique, incorporating contemporary jazz with pop atmospheres. He has been described by Music Life Magazine as “one of the best Mexican jazz players,” and two of his albums have been reviewed by Down Beat.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, May 3, 9 p.m. 350-450 pesos.

Contemporary dance

Guadalajara’s May Festival opens with performances by the Marie Chouinard Dance Company of Quebec of “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” based on Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 4, 8:30 p.m.  and Sunday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. 200-350 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 enjoys huge fan base worldwide.

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

Rubén Blades

In a Mother’s Day treat, the famed Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist and politician is joined by Roberto Delgado & Orquesta to play music from their acclaimed album, “Salsa Big Band,” among other songs.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, May 10, 9 p.m. 900-2,000 pesos.

May Festival


Quebec contemporary dance outfit Les 7 Doigts de la Main present the show “REVERSIBLE,” in its Latin American debut.

Teatro Degollado, Friday May 11, 8:30 p.m.  and Sunday, May 13, 12:30 and 6 p.m. 200-500 pesos.

The band Gabacho Maroc (above) combine modern instruments and traditional Moroccan and African instruments and vocals to create an unprecedented sound.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 18, 8:30 p.m. 140-200 pesos.

French classical piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque in concert.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 20, 7:30. 250-400 pesos.

A performance by the “Amadeus” Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. 180-250 pesos.

A recital by talented Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko.

Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. 160 pesos.

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Ravel, Chopin and Dutilleux.  Vadym Kholodenko is the soloist; Marco Parisotto conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Friday. May 25, 8:30 p.m. 180-250 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Compagnia Finzi Pasca


European dance and circus troupe presents Bianco su Bianco, combining narrative, dance, acrobatics and dazzling lighting and stage design.  The company is world class, having collaborated with, among many others, Cirque de Soleil.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, 9 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m. 350-650 pesos.

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