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Entertainment Guide - February 02, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. February 11: Four international musicians from Venezuela, France and Bulgaria interpret works by Kodaly, Ravel, Schubert.

  They are: Carlos Gutierrez, piano; Michaël Bialobroda, cello; Carlos Paul Rondón, viola; and Noemi Gasparini, violin.

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

Live from the Met

A production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in all its glory with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprising her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 2, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Carmina Burana

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara, along with Coro Juvenil de Guadalajara,  perform one of the most loved works of the operatic genre. This scenic cantata was composed in 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, and is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection “Carmina Burana.”

Palcco, Sunday, February 3, 12:30 p.m. 500 pesos.

Piaf El Musical


Starring Mariaca Semprún as the legendary French singer, this is a critically acclaimed musical written by Venezuelan author Leonardo Padrón. Features a seven-piece band. (In Spanish.)

Teatro Galerias, Friday, February 8, 7 and 9:30 p.m. 550-850 pesos.

Los Panchos

Celebrating 75 years of this internationally famous Latin trio known for its romantic ballads and boleros. Its members have changed across the years, obviously.

Teatro Diana, Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.. 300-900 pesos.

The Fab Four

Concert by a Beatles tribute band from California.

Teatro Diana, Friday, February 22, 9 p.m. 250-600 pesos.

Joan Manuel Serrat

Barcelona-born folk and protest singer, now 75, still has a huge following in the Spanish-speaking world.  He sings in both Spanish and Catalan, and has been widely influenced by various Latin American poets, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda and Spain’s Antonio Machado.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, February 19, 9 p.m. 450-1,800 pesos.

Shenel Johns Quartet


The New York Jazz All Stars series returns with a performance by vocalist Shenel Johns, together with pianist Mark Meadows, bassist Jon Michel and drummer Jonathan Barber. Johns studied performance with jazz players Rene McLean, Jimmy Greene and Nat Reeves. She has shared stages with Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones, Dionne Warwick and Sheila Jordan; and has collaborated with Dominic Farinacci, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ulysses Owens Jr., Ronnie Burrage and Eddie Palmieri, among others.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, February 28, 9 p.m.

Live from the Met

Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” sees tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks– including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 2, noon. 100-250 pesos.


Arts Orquesta México returns to provide a live orchestral score to a screening of the famous French movie.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 2, 5:30 p.m.

Placido Domingo

Special concert featuring the famed Spanish tenor, hosted by local ranchero favorite Alejandro Fernandez, the son of Vicente Fernandez. The presentation will remember Domingo’s first professional appearance in Mexico, back in the 1960s.

Estadio Tres de Marzo (Patria and Pablo Neruda), Sunday, March 3, 9 p.m. 800-4,450 pesos (from Ticketmaster).

The 1975

English indie pop rock band from Manchester, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. Their choice of name was inspired by a Jack Kerouac beat poetry book.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. 380-1,200 pesos.


Legendary rock star plays a one-off concert. Born in Autlan, Jalisco, Santana moved to California at a young age but has never ignored his “home” state. His fusion of rock and Latin American jazz has earned him numerous accolades.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 21, 9 p.m. 450-2,290 pesos.

Arctic Monkeys

Famed British rock band in concert for the second time in Guadalajara. (To be confirmed.)

Arena VFG, Monday, March 25.

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