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Entertainment Guide - May 25, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. 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


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.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


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


Much-loved all-male drag ballet troupe parodies the conventions of romantic and classical ballet. Troupe members come from multiple nations, and have performed in more than 600 cities and 40 countries worldwide. Each dancer dons a female character role and a male character role. Each name is a hilarious play on words with a nod to Russian ballet stars.

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.$160 pesos.

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


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

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

Kronos Quartet

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.

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

Azul Violeta

Formed in 1988 in Guadalajara, this popular Mexican rock band also mixes funk and soul to create a unique sound.   This gig is billed as a “concierto de despedida” (goodbye concert), although the band split up once before, between 2004 and 2011.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escenicas, Saturday, June 15, 9 p.m.

Florence & the Machine

British indie rock/soul band formed in 2008 has six Grammy nominations and many more chart hits. Vocalist Florence Welch has often been compared to female singers such as Kate Bush, Siouxsie Sioux, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Björk. Welch has cited Grace Slick as her influence and “hero”

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 16, 7 p.m. 540-2,590 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: ‘Don Quijote’


For the third time in as many years, the Ballet de Jalisco presents “Don Quijote,” based on the famed tome penned by the genius that is Miguel de Cervantes. With music by Ludwing Minkus and choreography by Marius Petipa, under the direction of troupe director Dariusz Blajer, the two-act piece sees 40 dancers on stage for the one-hour, 45-minute production.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, 8:30 p.m. 110-400 pesos.

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