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Entertainment Guide - May 26, 2018

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 29: Ivan Stebila, Diego Rojas and Omar Pérez Gaydos (violin)and Roberto José Pérez Gaydós (cello). June 5: Diana Carolina Laguna Rivas and Francisco Vidal Rivera González (violin), Luis Carlos Rincón Barrios (viola) and Areli Medeles Medina pg20a(cello). June 12: José Guadalupe López Luévano (guitar) and Joel Juan Qui (piano). June 19: Saúl Ulises Ibarra Ramos (piano).

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

May Festival

The Festival de Mayo comes to a close with Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Ravel, Chopin and Dutilleux.  Vadym Kholodenko of the Ukraine is the soloist; Marco Parisotto conducts.

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

Romeo & Juliet

The Ballet de Jalisco, the state´s only professional classical troupe, presents this famous ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare’s acclaimed play. The show is choreographed by the troupe’s director, Dariusz Blajer.  Music is by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marco Parisotto.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 1, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, 12:30 p.m.

Great mariachi voices

Accompanied by the famous Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán are Edwin Origel, Manuel Vargas, Francisco González, Pepe Martínez Junior and Arturo Vargas – all stellar names in the mariachi world.

Teatro Diana, Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. 400-900 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Program two sees JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A minor (“Tragic”).   

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, 12:30 p.m.


Renowned Mexican  composer, arranger and jazz musician Eugenio Toussaint (1954-2011) is remembered in a concert featuring the Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvalcaba, flutist Miguel Ángel Villanueva and harpist Janet Paulus.

Conjunto de las Artes Escenicas, Saturday. June 16,  8 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The JPO puts on show specially for children.  Guest conductor Enrique Radillo leads the musicians in a program featuring pieces by Khachaturian, Balakirev, Maurice Ravel and Leo Delibes. The performance concludes with a rendering of Pepe Guizar’s famous tribute to his home town, “Guadalajara.”

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, June 24, 12:30 p.m.

Classic rock

Three tribute bands – Midnight Special, Wish and The Appetites – interpret  songs by rock legends Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cure and Guns N’ Roses.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 24, 6 p.m. 250-600 pesos.

Jalisco Phiharmonic Orchestra

A single performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony comprises the third program of the summer series.  This work premiered in 1912 and was the final piece composed by Mahler before his death.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, June 29, 8:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The first half of the fourth program will feature two Mozart piano concertos, with invited pianists Christine Gerwig, Efraín González and Alejandro González Gerwig.  The orchestra interprets Franz Liszt’s Hunnenschlacht (The Battle of the Huns) and Wellington’s Victory, composed by Beethoven to commemorate the Duke of Wellington’s triumph over Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria in Spain in June 1813, in the latter section of the performance.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 5, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 8, 12:30 p.m.

Yann Tiersen

Avant garde French musician and composer, whose music involves a large variety of instruments – the guitar, piano, synthesizer or violin together with instruments sich as the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, harpsichord, accordion and typewriter.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Sunday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.

Slava’s Snow Show


Stunning show put on by legendary Russian clown Slava Polunin is an indescribable blend of comedy, spectacle and poignantly fantastical images.  Great entertainment for both adults and kids.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 p.m.,  Thursday , July 12, 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m.,  Saturday, July 14, 5 and 9 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 1 and 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 and 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 and 10 p.m. 450-1,300 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The final program of the summer season sees the return to Guadalajara of virtuoso U.S. violinist Esther Yoo. The first ever artist-in-residence with the Royal Philharmonic, she will be the soloist in Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. The performance will end with Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, Sz.116.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m. Teatro Degollado, Sunday, July 15, 12:30 p.m.  250-600 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic


The JPO summer season kicks off with an intriguing program from Eastern Europen titled “Orientalismo Fantastico.” The orchestra will interpret works by Russian composers Mily Balakirev and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as Armenia’s Aram Khachaturian. João Vilão, the JPO’s principal  trumpet, will be the soloist in Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto, composed in 1950.  Marco Parisotto (above) conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

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