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Entertainment Guide - September 8, 2018

Monday concerts

Featuring differing genres. September 10: Opera arias and duets. September 17: Songs from Broadway musicals.

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

Cirque du Soleil

The famed Montreal-based troupe’s Mexican-themed show, Luzia, has been described as “a sumptuous journey through an imaginary Mexico – a surreal world suspended between dreams and real life.”

Explanda Lopez Mateos (Avenida Lopez Mateos and Las Rosas). Friday, September 7, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 8, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 9, 1 and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, September 11, 9 p.m.; Wednesday, September 12, 9 p.m.; Thursday, September 13, 9 p.m.; Friday, September 14, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 15, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 16, 1 and 5 p.m. 890-2,290 pesos, available from Ticketmaster or box office,

World of Dinosaurs

Circus-style show for all ages, with acrobats and life-size dinosaurs.

Palcco, Friday, September  9; Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, noon, 4 and 7 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The fall season kicks off with a program entitled “El Moldava” with Lanfranco Marcelletti conducting and 14-year-old guest pianist Elías Manzom. Works by Alejandro Basulto Martínez, Félix Mendelssohn, Eduardo Gamboa Bedrich Smetana.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, September 9, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Catherine Russell Quartet

Concert by U.S. jazz vocalist whose father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m. 200-350 pesos.


Depeche Mode tribute band, Strangelove, in concert.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m. 400-800 pesos.

Carmen, Bolero

The Ballet de Jalisco presents an adaptation of Carmen, accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. With music by Rodión Schedrin, based on Bizet’s original score, this will be a world premiere featuring new choreography by Mark Godden. Also, a performance of Ravel’s Bolero, with choreography by  Ballet de Jalisco director Dariusz Blajer.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 21, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 12:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Foro Internacional De Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez 2018” with Donato Cabrera conducting and guest violinist Iván Pérez. Works by Manuel Enríquez, John Adams, Liliana Z. Del Río.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, September 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 30, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Folk dance

The Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, one of the country’s premier folk dance troupes, presents a short fall season. This colorful and emotional spectacle is well worth seeing.

Teatro Degollado, Sundays, September 30; October 7; October 14; October 21; October 28, 6 p.m.

Dutch dancers

The Nederlands Dans Theater is a highly regarded Dutch contemporary dance company headquartered at the Lucent Danstheater in The Hague. Formed in 1959, the company is currently under the direction of Janine Dijkmeijer and Paul Lightfoot. They are retuning to the Diana after thrilling audiences here in 2017.

Teatro Diana, Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2, 9 p.m. 300-950 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas” with Gabriel Chmura conducting and guest violinist Angélica Olivo. Works by Mieczysław Weinberg, Astor Piazzolla, Dimitri Shostakovich.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Volodin Interpreta Brahms” with Marco Parisotto conducting and guest pianist Alexei Volodin. Works by Johannes Brahms (Piano Concerto No. 1), Schumann (Symphony No. 2, Op. 61).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 14, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

2018-2019 season of live HD transmissions from New York kicks off with a ravishing production of Verdi’s “Aida” with Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Aleksandrs Antonenko under the musical direction of Nicola Luisotti.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 13, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Swan Lake

In keeping with the past few year, the Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only full-time professional troupe, presents the famous work set to the music of Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, in the city’s Parque Metropolitano. The stage will be placed in the park’s lake.

Parque Metropolitano, Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; Sunday, October 21; Friday, October 26; Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, all at 8 p.m.

Sitar concert

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan descends from six generations of sitarists. He is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or “family” committed to this most famous of Indian instruments. He was trained by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Friday, October 19, 8 p.m.

Georgia National Ballet

Prestigious dance troupe from Eastern Europe presents “Khorumi,” a traditional war dance.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 p.m.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

World-famous chamber orchestra, founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, makes a side trip to Guadalajara after headlining the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Thursday, October 25, 8:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Rachmaninov Con Vladimir Petrov“ with Marco Parisotto conducting and guest pianist Vladimir Petrov. Works by Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano Concerto No. 2), Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 25, 8:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek starring in the Puccini opera  “La fanciulla del West” under maestro Marco Armiliato.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 27, noon.

Hansel & Gretel

Two performances of the well-known fairy tale by Austria’s famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre, established in 1913 and one of the oldest continuing marionette theaters in the world.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Wednesday, October 31, and Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Las Sinfonías De Mahler:  La Séptima” with Marco Parisotto conducting. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 (Song of the Night).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 1, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna reunite in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic “Samson et Dalila.” Darko Tresnjak makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 3, noon. 100-250 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Les Ballet de Montecarlo


Dance fans take note. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “LAC (after ‘Swan Lake’)” is a new take on the timeless story of Siegfried and Odette, described by Figaro Magazine as “a turning point in the history of dance, a soaring feat of almost lyrical proportions, with room still for restraint and nuance.”  The Guardian called it “a fusion of neoclassical and modern steps tumbling across the stage” in which Maillot “infuses the dancing with vividly pointed character detail, and the superb Monte-Carlo dancers work their material to the hilt.” The troupe is coming to Guadalajara for three performances prior to appearing in Guanajuato’s celebrated Cervantino Festival.  Established in 1985, the troupe is the official company of the Principality of Monaco.

Friday, October 5, 9 p.m.; Saturday. October 6, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, 6 p.m. 500-1,100 pesos.

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