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Entertainment Guide - April 13, 2019

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The final concert in the OFJ’s first season of 2019 welcomes guest conductor Iván del Prado (Cuba). Works by Massenet. Deletes, Thomas, Rossini and Sibelius. The invited artist is soprano Anabel de la Mora.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


The choir of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara perform Vivaldi’s “Magnificat.”

Palcco, Sunday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. 100 pesos.


An evening of Zarzuela (Spanish opera) with Plácido Domingo conducting promises to be special.  As well as talented soloists, participants include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Zapopan, the Coro de la Fundación Beckmann and the Coro del Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Sunday, April 18, 8 p.m.  200-450 pesos.

Symphonic Disney

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara interprets much loved tunes from Disney movies.

Palcco, Sunday, April 28, 12:30 p.m. 100 pesos.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. April 29: cellist Michaël Bialobroda (above) and pianist Saúl Ulises Ibarra Ramos.

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

Fito Paez

Popular Argentine rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director in concert.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, May 7. 9 p.m. 550-1,650 pesos


Spring recital series running Wednesday evenings through early May at the Regional Museum, sponsored by the University of Guadalajara Music School. May 8: Michael Bialobroda (cello), Carlos Alberto Gutierrez (piano).

Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Liceo 60, centro historico). Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free.


FESTIVAL DE MAYO. A unique collaboration, co-directed by Australia’s Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek and commissioned by contemporary dance company, Dancenorth, with Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo, Senyawa. This ecstatic dance ritual draws the audience and performers together into a unique trance-noise odyssey.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, May 9 and Saturday, May 11, 8:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.

Live from the Met

The Teatro Diana hosts the final simulcast of the Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 season: Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.  Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

¡El Chou! Noche de flores y lechugas

Clowns. dancers, acrobats, jugglers, musicians, comics, magicians, fakirs, athletes, and improv artists combine for a unique interactive show.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 5 p.m.  250 pesos.

Royal Russian Ballet

Dancers from acclaimed Russian troupe pay homage to Tchaikovsky with experts from ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 11, 8:30 p.m. 390-785 pesos.

Benny Benack III Quartet

U.S. jazz trumpeter and singer Benny Benack is the latest figure to visit the city in the Jazz at Lincoln Center series sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara. Hailed by the New York Times as “a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer,” Benack has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Thursday, May 16, 9 p.m.  250-400 pesos.



FESTIVAL DE MAYO. A contemporary circus arts presentation created by Australian director Yaron Lifschitz. Also with the Debussy Quartet.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 8:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

FESTIVAL DE MAYO.  Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson (above) performs music by Cristina García Islas and Philip Glass.  Also, Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.” Jesús Medina conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 26, 12:30 p.m. 180-300 pesos.

William Barton

FESTIVAL DE MAYO.  A concert featuring this aboriginal didgeridoo player from Mount Isa, Queensland who learned to play the instrument from his uncle, an elder of the Wannyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes. Barton is widely recognized as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players and the leading player in the classical world.  Also featuring an ensemble made up of Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra players.

Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 p.m. 140-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

FESTIVAL DE MAYO. Australian conductor Jennifer Condon leads the orchestra in works by Australian composers. Didgeridoo player William Barton is the invited soloist. The finale is a version of the Australian classic “Waltzing Matilda,” composed by Charles Mackerras.

Friday, May 31, 8:30 p.m. 250-400 pesos.

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