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Entertainment Guide - June 22, 2019


The Banda de Música and Ballet Folklórico Donají, groups from the state of Oaxaca formed in 1972, give a performance of the colorful annual Guelaguetza celebration, which centers around traditional costumed dancing.


Teatro Degollado, Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. Free. Tickets available on first-come, first-served basis, two hours prior to performance.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti from 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, Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. June 24: Homage to Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s most famous tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. Featuring Argentine pianist Orlando Bellani (300 pesos). July 1: Mezzosoprano Aldonza Marí is joined by  the Compañía Circo Dragón for a musical/circus arts combo. July 8: Nu Trio jazz group. July 22: Four hands piano recital with Rosalinda Preciado y Guillermo Salvador.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100-150 pesos.


Canadian indie rock band in concert.

Teatro Diana, Monday, June 24, 9 p.m.

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.


An evening of music by Mozart, performed by Pablo Olais and Andrés Sierra on piano, supported the Quinteto de Solistas from Morelia.

Palcco, Friday, June 28, 8:30 p.m. 200 pesos.


Tapatia singer Jaramar teams up with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano for a gala concert presenting songs from their 2015 collaborative album “El Hilo Invisible,” which won the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Album.  The album features Sephardic music, which is an umbrella term used to refer to the music of the Sephardic Jewish community. 

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, June 30, 8 p.m. 120 pesos.

Young dancers

The Ballet Folclórico Infantil de la Universidad de Guadalajara comprises the stars of tomorrow who will go on to form the adult troupe in years to come (see box top right). You will be amazed at the professionalism these youngsters display.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, July 7, 6 p.m. 220-400 pesos.nday, June 30, 8 p.m. 120 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


Guest conductor Juan Carlos Lomónaco (Yucatan) directs the OFJ and pianist Santiago Lomelín in Chopin’s “Piano concerto No. 2 in F minor;” also on tap are 19th century Austrian operatic composer Franz von Suppé’s overture to the operetta “Poeta y Campesino” (Poet and Peasant); and Schubert’s majestic “Sinfonía No. 9, La grande” (Symphony No. 9, The Great).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Piano recital

Talented and up-and-coming Russian/Mexican pianist Vladimir Petrov performs works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Schubert.

Palcco, Friday, July 5, 8:30 p.m. 250-300 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


Jesus Medina directs the OFJ and German-Canadian-American trumpet soloist and UCLA professor Jens Lindemann in what may be Haydn’s most popular concerto, “Concierto para trompeta y orquesta en mi bemol mayor” (Trumpet concerto in E-flat major).  Also scheduled are Mozart’s “Sinfonía Núm. 35, Haffner” (Symphony No. 35 – the Haffner Symphony), which began as a serenade for a nobleman; along with Aaron Copland’s one-movement symphony, “El Salon Mexico,” which uses strands of Mexican folk music; and Scottish-Canadian composer Allan Gilliland’s 2003 jazz concerto for clarinet and orchestra, “Dreaming of the Masters.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Gipsy Kings by André Reyes

Revamped group features one of the original sibling founders of the south of France band that captured the world’s imagination half a century ago. Expect to hear some of the group’s signature songs, such as “Bamboleo” and “Djobi Djoba.”

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, July 12, 9 p.m. 380-1,680 pesos.

Paul Nedzela Quartet

Paul Nedzela has become one of today’s top baritone saxophone players. He has played with many renowned artists and ensembles, and studied with some of the foremost baritone saxophonists in the world, including Joe Temperley, Gary Smulyan, and Roger Rosenberg.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, July 13, 9 p.m.

Orchestra of the Americas

The Orchestra of the Americas (Orquesta de las Américas) is a pan-American symphony of top musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing 25-plus countries in the Western Hemisphere. The orchestra’s mission is to empower rising musical leaders to transform lives across the Americas and beyond. With more than 5,000 musicians entering the audition process each year, the 80-member ensemble ranks among the most competitive music platforms in the world. Full scholarships ensure the greatest caliber of artistry possible.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escencias, Friday, July 19, 8:30 p.m. 180-350 pesos.


Local ballet star Isaac Hernandez brings some of the world’s most talented dancers to the city.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m. 450-2,500 pesos.

Contemporary dance

The International Contemporary Dance Gala features well-known foreign and national dance companies, including the Hamburg Dance Company, FDR Dance (Rotterdam) and Contempodanza (Mexico City).  All three groups perform different programs in the two shows.

Palcco, Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 28, 12:30 p.m. 200-500 pesos.



The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara returns to the stage for a short summer season.  This group is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind in Mexico. Although not full-time, the dancers take their work as seriously as any seasoned professional.  First-timers to Mexico should not miss the opportunity to witness the color, folklore and passion of these shows, which pay homage to the multitude of dances, music and costumes found throughout the republic.  Take a journey from pre-Hispanic times, through various states, including Michoacan and Veracruz, to the epic and emotive Jalisco finale. You won’t be disappointed! See balletfolcloricoudg.mx for more information.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escencias, Sundays, June 30, July 7, 14 and 21, noon. 220-400 pesos.

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