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Entertainment Guide - May 18, 2019


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.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. May 20: Acclaimed Mexican pianist Argentina Durán Fernández (above) interprets works by assorted composers. May 27: Pianist Sergio Hernandez plays Mozart’s Sonata K. 330, Grieg’s Sonata Op. 7 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. June 3: The Orquesta de Cámara Independiente de Guadalajara, directed by Guillermo Salvador, presents a program of works by Vivaldi.


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

Music in churches


Wednesday, May 22. The Orquesta de Cámara de Zapopan at the Parroquia de la Divina Providencia, 8 p.m.

Monday, May 27. The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Zapopan at the Parroquia del Calvario (Av. B 623, Colonia Seattle), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28. The Universidad Panamericana Choir at the Templo Expiatorio (Enrique Diaz de Leon and Lopez Cotilla), 8 p.m.

Mon Laferte

Chilean singer is the flavor of the day, having the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards (five in 2017). To date she has sold more than half a million albums in Latin America and nearly 800,000 digital copies between albums and singles, making her the Chilean singer with the most sales in the digital era.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. 350-1,300 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.

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

Ars Antiqua


Local group performs ancient music from Europe and the Americas.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. 150-400 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.

Ara Malikian

Acclaimed Lebanese-born Spanish violinist in concert.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas,  Friday, May 31, 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m. 500-1,200 pesos.



The Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid presents El amor brujo (Love the Magician, literally, Spell-bound Love or The Bewitched Love), a ballet composed in 1914-15 by Manuel de Falla to a libretto by Gregorio Martínez Sierra.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.

God Save the Queen

Rock to the music of 1980s Brit band Queen, performed by this popular tribute band from Argentina.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, June 4, 9 p.m. 400-1,000 pesos.

Les Ballets Trockadero

All-male drag ballet troupe from Monte Carlo that parodies the conventions of romantic and classical ballet.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 p.m.


Honduran musician and politician Aurelio Martínez, professionally known as Aurelio, is a singer, percussionist and guitarist known for his Garifuna music. He is considered a cultural ambassador of the Garifuna people.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125), Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 p.m.

The Opera Locos


Five talented singers and performers from Spain offer up a quirky take on some of opera’s most renowned works.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6, 8:30 p.m.; and Thursday, June 7, 9 p.m. 350-900 pesos.

Ximena Sariñana

Tapatia singer, who earned a Grammy nomination for her debut album “Mediocre” in 2009, presents her new album, “Dónde bailarán las niñas?”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, June 8, 8:30 p.m.

Cuba Tropicana

A stellar version of the original show featuring Cuban folklore and rhythms that gained international popularity over the decades.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escenicas, Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 9 p.m.; and Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. 500-1,900 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Kronos Quartet& ‘A Thousand Thoughts’

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (“The Weather Underground”), in collaboration with Emmy Award-winning writer and editor Joe Bini (“Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” “Grizzly Man”), takes the stage with the legendary San Francisco classical-music group Kronos Quartet to create a “live documentary” that chronologically unfolds the quartet’s groundbreaking, continent-spanning, multi-decade career. Wildly creative and experimental in form, “A Thousand Thoughts” is a meditation on music itself – the act of listening closely to music, the experience of feeling music deeply, and the power that music has to change the world.  Green will narrate the piece live on stage while the Kronos Quartet performs the score, and a rich blend of archival footage, photos and interviews with members of the Kronos Quartet unspools on screen. The magic of cinema combines with the energy and urgency of live performance to create incredibly rich moments that remind us of the value in the unique, the handcrafted, the ephemeral, and something that is never experienced the same way twice.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escenicas, Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 p.m. 300-650 pesos.

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