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Entertainment Guide - October 6, 2018

Folk dance

The Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, one of the country’s premier folk dance troupes, presents a short fall season.

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

Les Balletde Montecarlo

Dance fans take note. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “‘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

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

Teatro Degollado, 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).

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 film screening

Arts Orquesta México, a 30-member orchestra, performs a live score to a screening of the famous French movie, “Améile.”

Teatro Diana, Friday, October 12, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 250-750 pesos.

Live from the Met

The 2018-2019 season of live HD transmissions from the New York Met 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.

Israel Symphony

The acclaimed Israel Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1988 by the municipality of Rishon LeZion and became the resident orchestra of the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv just a year later. Works to be played in Guadalajara are by Lavry, Elgar and Dvorak. 

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


Popular Colombian singer in concert.

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

Monday concerts

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. October 8: Klaus Mayer Big Band. October 15: Pianist Antonio Manzo. October 29: Pianist Carolina Rodríguez and flutist Cuauhtémoc García.

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

Swan Lake

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 is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or “family” committed to this most famous of Indian instruments.

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

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

World-famous British 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.

GR RECOMMENDS: Georgia National Ballet


Prestigious dance troupe from Eastern Europe presents “Khorumi,” a traditional war dance that originated in the region of Adjara, located in the southwestern region of Georgia. The dance was originally performed by only a few men. However, over time it has grown in scale. In today’s version of the Khorumi, 30 or 40 dancers can participate. The dance was inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia list in 2013.

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

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