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Entertainment Guide - October 13, 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 14, 21 and 28, 6 p.m.

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, Sunday, October 14, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 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.


The Simon Bolivar Trumpet Ensemble from Venezuela in concert.

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

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 15: Pianist Antonio Manzo. October 29: Pianist Carolina Rodríguez and flutist Cuauhtémoc García.

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

Ballet Prodanza de Cuba


A version of Dracula, based on the work by Bram Stoker, featuring the music of Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven and Bach.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3334, across from Plaza del Sol). Wednesday, October 17, 7 and 9:30 p.m. 450-1.200 pesos.

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.

Alberto Escobar

Popular Mexican folk singer in concert.

Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 p.m.

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.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 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 (above) . 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.

Hogwarts Symphony

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara plays music from the eight Harry Potter movies.

Palcco, Sunday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. 30-370 pesos.


Legendary band from the Netherlands, famous for 1970s hit “Sylvia.”

C3 Stage (Vallarta 1488, between Chapultepec and Morelos), Tuesday, October 30, 8 p.m. 700 pesos.

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 iconic 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.

Acrobatic ‘Nutcracker’

The Dalian Acrobatic Troupe from China gives several performances of “The Terracota Prince” – loosely based on the famous E.T.A. Hoffman tale. In this version, however, the prince is a Terracotta Warrior buried with China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang, and the story is told not through ballet, but rather dazzling acrobatics and circus magic performed by the 45-member troupe.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, November 8, 8 p.m.; Friday, November 9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 10, 4 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 11, 1 and 5 p.m.; Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 1 and 5 p.m.  300-1,000 pesos.

Live from the Met

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met, “Marnie,” a gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 10, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Robbie Williams

British pop singer in concert.

Arena VFG, Thursday, November 15, 9 p.m.

Black Eyed Peas

Hugely popular U.S. rap band consisting of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, November 23, 9 p.m.

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.


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. The show has been performed previously to much acclaim.

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. 200-500 pesos, from Ticketmaster and Teatro Degollado box office.

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