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Entertainment Guide - November 09, 2019

Monday recitals

November 11: Dúo Sommer, comprised of siblings Rodolfo and Roberto Peña Sommer (piano and violin), interpret works by Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel. 

November 25: Recital by Barbara Piotrowska (cello) and Antonio Manzo D’Nes (piano).

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

Piano & violin

Konstantin Zioumbilov (violin) and Evgeny Korolkov (piano) present a concert of “master works,” including Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff, which combine their two instruments.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m. 200 pesos.

Lila Downs

Mexican/American singer who taps into both Mexican traditional and popular music, also recording songs in many indigenous languages. Active in humanitarian and political causes, especially dealing with issues of Latin America’s indigenous population.  This show also features the Grandeza Mexicana Ballet Company and the Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. 450-1,500 pesos.

Live from the Met

Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha in “Madama Butterfly,” with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot is Sharpless, alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 9, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesus Medina directing works by Mikhail Glinka, Aram Kachaturian (“Concerto for Violin” with Polish-born soloist Erika Dobosiewitz), J.F. Vazquez and Richard Strauss.  

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, November 10, 12:30 p.m.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration

Marc Martel, “a vocal doppelgänger for Queen frontman” Freddie Mercury, according to The New York Times, teams up with the Quinteto Britania, a full orchestra and choir for a homage to the popular British rock band.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, November 12, 8:30 p.m. 850-1,950 pesos.

Franz Ferdinand & Interpol

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Popular Scottish and U.S. indie bands get together for a double gig.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m. 680-1,980 pesos.

Keane & Travis

U.K. bands in double header.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, November 15, 8 p.m. 450-1,850 pesos.

Maxim Vengerov

Concert featuring Russian-born Israeli Maxim Vengerov, considered one of the world’s most talented violinists, who became the first classical musician to be appointed an International Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in 1997. Accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. 200 pesos.

Folk singers

Noted folk singers/guitarists Fernando Delgadillo, Alejandro Filio and Edgar Oceransky join forces for CantautorEs.

Teatro Galerias (Av. Lapizlazuli 3445), Friday, November 22, 8:30 p.m.

Live from the Met

Director Phelim McDermott tackles “Akhnaten,” another one of Philip Glass’s modern masterpieces, with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott offers an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 23, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest conductor Christian Vazquez, a classmate of stellar Los Angeles Philharmonic director Gustavo Dudamel, leads a program consisting of Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy,” with Isabel Villanueva playing solo viola, Carreño’s “Suite Margariteña” and Castellanos’ “Santa Cruz de Pacairigua.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 28, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 1, 12:30 p.m.

Romantic piano

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One of Mexico’s most recognized “romantic” pianists and composers, Jose Luis  Altamirano, presents songs from his latest album.

Palcco, Friday, November 29, 8:30 p.m.

Mariachi Vargas

A concert by Mexico’s most famous mariachi band to launch their latest album.

Teatro Diana, Friday, November 29,  8 p.m. 350-1,000 pesos.

Pop opera

A pop opera concert with the Pop Royal Tenors, a highly thought of vocal quintet made up of two tenors, two baritones and a bass – Juan José, Jorge, Ozzy, Salvador and Karlo – all originating from the state of San Luis Potosi.

Palcco, Saturday, November 30, 8:30 p.m.  200-650 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesus Medina returns to direct a program with Chadwick’s “Jubilee,” Elgar’s “Concerto for Cello” (with Israeli Zvi Plesser as soloist), Puccini’s intermezzo of the opera “Manon Lescaut,” and wrapping up with a delicious Respighi work, “Feste Romane.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursday December 5, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, 12:30 p.m.

Cafe Tacuba

One of Mexico’s most loved rock bands in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 12, 9 p.m. 400-1,300 pesos.

The Nutcracker

The Classic Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia presents its version of the perennial seasonal favorite.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, December 14, 9 p.m. 300-700 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic

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Mexican mezzosoprano Rocio Tamez sings in the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” (originally composed as a spooky ballet with strong gypsy influences). Also on the program are two works by Stravinsky, Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra and his “Symphony in Three Movements.” Jose Luis Castillo from Spain conducts.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday November 21, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 24, 12:30 p.m.

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