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Entertainment Guide - June 16, 2018

Monday recitals

June 18: Orquesta sonora Barroca.  June 25: Pianist Patricia Garcia Torres.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

pg20aThe Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals.  June 19: Pianist Saúl Ulises Ibarra Ramos interprets works by Prokofiev, Ginastera, Chopin, Liszt and Ponce. June 26: María Susana Flores Rosales (soprano) and Juan Pablo García Velasco (piano) perform Puccini, Donizetti, Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy and others. July 3: Pianist Sergio Hernandez plays works by Mozart, Schumann, Gershwin, Chopin and Ponce. July 10: Soprano Estefanía Avilez, accompanied by Timothy Ruff Welch on piano, interprets pieces and arias by Massenet, Bizet, Mozart, Rossini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, among others.

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


Talented members of the Troupe de Danse François Mauduit from France honor two creative geniuses of the 20th century: George Balanchine, regarded as the father of American ballet, and Maurice Béjart, the French-born dancer, choreographer and opera director whose major claim to fame was his majestic interpretation of Ravel’s iconic, 15-minute musical masterpiece - Bolero.

Palcco, Friday, June 15, 8:30 p.m. 200-600 pesos.


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 (above).

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Program two of the summer season sees JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A minor (“Tragic”) –  considered his most “classical” symphony in its form and layout.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, June 17, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Miguel Mateos

Rock star and important protagonist of ”La Ola Argentina” that swept Latin America and parts of North America and Europe in the 1980s.

Teatro Diana,  Thursday, June 21, 9 p.m. 400-1,200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

pg20bThe JPO puts on a 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.

Romantic trios

Two of Mexico’s most famous “romantic trios” team up for a concert that will delight a mature audience: Gabriel Vargas’ Los Panchos (above) and Armando Navarro’s Los Dandys.

Teatro Diana,  Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m. 300-900 pesos.

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 such 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

This 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

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.

Circus arts

The 6th Festival Periplo 2018, billed as an “International Circus Gala,” begins with a show featuring a plethora of invited artists from around the world.  They include Wes Peden, a juggler from the United States; Florence Huet, a hula hooper from France; Aimé Morales, a cyr wheeler from Venezuela; and Gabriela Muñoz, alias Chula the Clown, from Mexico.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, July 14, 8:30 p.m. 150-350 pesos.

Folk dancers

The Ballet Folclorico Infantil de la
Universidad de Guadalajara showcases some of the best young folk dancers in the state.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Sunday, July 15, 1 p.m. 220-350 pesos.

More circus arts

The Festival Periplo 2018 presents “Perhaps, Perhaps ... Quizás,” a tragic-comedic work featuring a female clown seeking the perfect man.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, July 21, 8:30 p.m. 150-350 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic


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. The symphony is often regarded as a death-haunted work but is filled, as Bruno Walter remarked, “with a sanctified feeling of departure.” Many have lauded the work: “It expresses an extraordinary love of the earth, for Nature,” noted Austrian composer Alban Berg. It was voted the fourth greatest symphony of all time in a survey of conductors. Marco Parisotto conducts.   

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

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