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Entertainment Guide - June 01, 2019

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.

Spanish Ballet

The Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid presents “El amor brujo” (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.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. 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.

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.

Jalisco Ballet

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 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.

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 (above) 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.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti (Brazil) leads the OFJ and its relatively new principal harpist, New Yorker Caroline Bembia, who performs Russian composer Reinhold Glière’s 1938 work, “Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in E-flat Major, Op. 74.” Also on tap are Lara’s “Cuando caiga el silencio” (When silence falls), Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the afternoon of a faun” and “Chôros No. 6” by 20th-century Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 20, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesus Medina conducts an innovative program titled Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Latin American Quartet) in the world premier of “Corazon Azul” (Blue Heart) by prominent Latin American composer Juan Pablo Contreras, born in Guadalajara; Spanish-Cuban-American composer Julián Orbón de Soto’s “Concerto grosso para cuarteto de cuerdas y orquesta” (Big concerto for string quartet and orchestra); Samuel Zyman’s “Ríos y vertientes;” and Argentine classical composer Alberto Ginastera’s “Danzas del ballet Estancia” (Dances from the Ballet Estancia) which are several short, distinct agriculture-themed orchestral pieces played by a full orchestra on a multitude of instruments (piano, xylophone, etc.).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos..

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic

In the opening program of the summer series, Jesus Medina conducts one of Tchaikovsky’s best known piano concertos, “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor Op. 23,” Ravel’s beloved arrangement of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an exhibition” and famed Mexican composer Jose Rolon’s “Festín de los Enanos” (Dwarves’ Party). Young Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev is the invited soloist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

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