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Entertainment Guide - April 28, 2018

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.

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

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.

Contemporary Mondays

The “Sesiones de Música Popular Contemporánea” series of Monday concerts features talented local musicians. April 30: María Centeno and invited musicians. May 7: Hard rock/grunge band Cobra Kai. May 14: Klezmer band Sherele.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays. Free.

pg20aFree 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. 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.

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.

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.

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

Tuesday recitals

The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. May 8: Chilakil Brass Quintet May 15: Flutist Pedro Velázquez Cardoso and Sergio Hernández Valdéz on piano. May 22: Leandro Avalle (piano), Leonardo Mendoza Maldonado, (cello) and Tania Romero Mayén (violin). May 29: Ivan Stebila, Diego Rojas and Omar Pérez Gaydos (violin)and Roberto José Pérez Gaydós (cello).


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

Rubén Blades

In a Mother’s Day treat, 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 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.

A program of French music with the Jalisco Philharmonic, featuring guest stars Leticia De Altamirano (soprano) and Dana Zemtsov (viola), under the baton of Marco Parisotto,


Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Sunday. May 20, 12:30 p.m. 200-450 pesos.

French classical piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque in concert.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. 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.

Steven Wilson

Concert by English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, May 17, 9 p.m. 450-1,200 pesos.

Bruce Harris Quartet

Third ”NY Jazz All Stars” concert of the year sees trumpeter Bruce Harris and his quartet coming to town. Inspired by acclaimed director Spike Lee’s “Mo Better Blues,” Harris became enamored with the trumpet and at the age of 13 his musical journey started. He has been heavily influenced by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Dizzy Gillespie. Harris’ professional career as a performer has been defined by his infectious joy, undeniable passion and youthful energy.  His chops were honed in many of New York’s premier music venues and jazz clubs.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday. May 17, 9 p.m. 200-350 pesos.

Symphony of Our World

Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, May 31, 8:30 p.m. 550-1,200 pesos.

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