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Entertainment Guide - September 28, 2019

Cirque du Soleil

“Crystal” is a Cirque du Soleil production that combines theatrics and acrobatics with ice-skating for the first time.

Crystal, the main character, is a young woman who falls through the ice and discovers her own creativity. The show features 43 artists, including 19 figure skaters, 20 acrobats, aerialists and gymnasts, three musicians, a juggler and a comic combining multiple disciplines.

Arena VFG, Wednesday to Sunday, September 25 to 29, with two shows daily Friday to Sunday,  various times. 950 to 4,500 pesos.

The Greatest Circus Show

Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum, this show features  20 accomplished circus artists of various nationalities.

Palcco, Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 6 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, September 29, 1 and 5 p.m. 200-900 pesos.

Jalisco Jazz Festival


Friday, September 27, 8 p.m.  Concert with Hernán Hecht X-Pression Quartet (above), a well-known Latin American band, formed of an Argentinean, Mexican, Cuban and American. Centro Cultural Constitucion. Free.

Saturday, September 28, 5 p.m. Kneebody, Grizz Piña y Los Villanos, Cien Fuegos and Sols play on the Paseo Alcalde, Guadalajara centro.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

To celebrate Mexico’s patriotic month of September, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra is staging a special concert featuring works by Mexican composers Blas Galindo (“Sones de Mariachi”), Arturo Márquez (“Concierto para flauta y orquesta and Danzón 2”), Eduardo Angulo (“Bacanal”), and Arturo Rodríguez (“Mosaico Mexicano”).

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, September 29, 12:30 p.m.  90-250 pesos.

National Ballet of Cuba

Renowned Caribbean dance troupe presents “Giselle,” one of the world’s most-often performed classical ballets but also one of its most challenging to dance.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, September 29, 6 p.m. 380-900 pesos.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. September 30: Ensamble Supercluster (chamber music quintet). October 7: Piano recital with Abdial Vasquez.

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

Musical Tuesdays

Tuesday, October 1: Ensamble Supercluster (chamber music quintet). Tuesday, October 15: Galatea (ancient music ensemble)

Teatro Degollado, 8 p.m. Free.


An instrumental music group from Toronto, Ontario, known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 and 3, 9 p.m. 700 pesos.

Dave Matthews Band

U.S. rock band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, October 3, 9 p.m. 1,150-2,550 pesos.

Swan Lake

Moscow State Ballet interprets the genre’s most celebrated work.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, October 5, 6:15 and 9 p.m. 450-850 pesos.

Youth orchestra

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara interpret works by De Falla, Beethoven, Gershwin, Von Suppé, Tchaikovsky, Orff. Piano soloist: José Luis González Moya.

Palcco, Sunday, October 6, 12:30 p.m. 150-250 pesos.

Raul Di Blasio

Concert by Argentine pianist known for his catchy, melodic tunes.

Palcco, Friday October 11, 8:30 p.m. 450-2,490 pesos.

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal


One of Canada’s most beloved classical music groupings. Directed by U.S. conductor Kent Nagano since 2005, the orchestra won Grammy awards in 1996 for its recording of Hector Berlioz’ “Les Troyens” and in 2000 for Sergei Prokofiev and Béla Bartók’s piano concerto. It has additionally won a number of Juno Awards and Felix Awards. This will be one of Nagano’s final performances before he stands down from his post.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. 200-500 pesos.

Live from the Met

“Turandot” opens a new season of operas broadcast live from New York. Thrilling dramatic soprano Christine Goerke brings her fierce portrayal to Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 19, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Hungarian National Ballet

One of Eastern Europe’s most celebrated dance troupes comes to Guadalajara, performing a double bill: “Carmina Burana” and “Don Juan.”

Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 20, 6 p.m. 300-700 pesos.

Javier Camarena

Concert by internationally acclaimed Mexican tenor. Camarena made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October 2011 in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, singing the role of Count Almaviva. On April 25, 2014, Camarena became only the third singer in the history of the Metropolitan Opera to perform an encore on stage and on March 12, 2016 became the second singer to perform multiple encores.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, October 24, 8:30 p.m. 600-2,200 pesos.

Gerald Cannon Quartet

More from Jazz At Lincoln Center featuring group led by U.S. double bassist Gerald Cannon.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, October 24, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.



The Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only  professional ballet company, will perform “Carmen,” choreographed especially for the troupe by leading Canadian choreographer Mark Golden. Carmen is the first in a busy fall season for the Ballet de Jalisco. They will also be performing their acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” on the lake in the Parque Metropolitano from October 24-27, and then the Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker,” in November and December.

“Carmen,” Palcco, Saturday, October 5, 8:30 p.m. 150-250 pesos.

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