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Entertainment Guide - September 20, 2018

Monday concerts

Featuring differing genres. September 24: Tchaikovsky Serenata. October 15: Pianist Antonio Manzo.

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

Ballet de Jalisco

Two new versions of “Carmen” and “Bolero” presented by the state’s only fulltime professional dance troupe.

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.

Beatles Sinfonico

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara perform works by the Fab Four from Liverpool.

Palcco, Sunday, September 30, 12:30 p.m. 300-350 pesos.

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.

Les Balletde 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.”

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

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, October 11, 8:30 p.m. and Teatro Degollado, 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.


The Simon Bolivar Trumpet Ensemble from Venezuela in concert.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Sunday, October 14, 6 p.m. 200-350 pesos.

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.

Swan Lake

In keeping with the past few years, 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.


Popular Colombia singer in concert.

Estado Tres de Marzo, Sunday, October 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

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 director 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, 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.

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

Live from the Met

Mezzosoprano 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.

Puccini’s ‘Turandot’

Elegantly staged professional opera with Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and Zapopan Municipal Choir.

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, November 24; Tuesday, November 27; Thursday, November 29 and Saturday, December 1, all at 8 p.m. 200-700 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Israel Symphony


Coming direct from the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato is the acclaimed Israel Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1988 by the municipality of Rishon LeZion, it became the resident orchestra of the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv just a year later. Within a short period of time the orchestra was accepted as one of the leading and most innovative musical organizations in Israel. Works to be played in Guadalajara are by Lavry, Elgar and Dvorak. 

Palcco, Sunday, October 14, 6 p.m. 200-1,200 pesos.

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