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Entertainment Guide - November 16, 2019

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, 6:30 p.m. 200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


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.  90-250 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.

‘Around the World’

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara presents “Alrededor del Mundo” (Around the World), a program featuring music from diverse eras and continents, along with big-screen visual accompaniment.

Palcco, Sunday, November 24, 12:30 p.m. 180-350 pesos.

Monday recitals

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

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


Hugely popular Mexican rap rock band in concert.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28, 9 p.m. 400-1,400 pesos.


Legendary 55-year-old Argentine musician and composer (real name Gabriel Julio Fernández Capello) was the co-founder and vocalist of the band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, one of Latin America’s best-known rock bands.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, November 26, 9 p.m. 550-1,050 pesos.

Zapopan Youth Orchestra

A gala concert by the  Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Zapopan, featuring Leopold Kozeluch’s Piano Concerto for Four Hands, interpreted by guest soloists  Marco Schiavo and Sergio Marchegioni from Italy. Also on the program is the overture from Rossini’s “Barber of Seville.”

Palcco, Wednesday, November 27, 8:30 p.m. 100 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. 90-250 pesos.

Romantic piano

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.

The Nutcracker

The Moscow State Ballet interprets the classic Christmas piece originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 30, 8 p.m. 320-700 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. 90-250 pesos.

Christina Aguilera


Megastar U.S. singer/songwriter is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with estimated worldwide sales of 75 million records. The X Tour is her sixth concert tour, in support of her eighth studio album, “Liberation” (2018).

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 5, 9 p.m. 480-2,680 pesos.

Mónica Zuloaga

Well-known and respected Guadalajara-born jazz singer presents an  intimate concert with a Christmas flavor – and some added surprises – in the Estudio Diana, the smaller venue located in the basement of the Teatro Diana. Recommended for jazz fans.

Estudio Diana, Friday, December 13, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.

‘Winter Stories’

The University of Guadalajara’s contemporary dance group, Gineceo, presents “Historias de Invierno” (Winter Stories), a work reflecting on many aspects of the season and the holiday period.

Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (Calzada Independencia Sur, at entrance to Parque Agua Azul), Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. 150 pesos.

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: Black Light Theatre of Prague


Enjoy a stunning show put on by this unique company from the Czech Republic that specializes in a theatrical performance style characterized by the use of black box theater augmented by black light illusion. The company debuted in 1961 at the Edinburgh International Festival and has since made more than 300 tours in 68 countries, and attended 87 festivals. In 2014, founder Jiri Snerc was awarded the European Trebbia Award for creative activity, and in 2018 the Thalia Award for his “extraordinary contribution to the Czech theatre art.”

Palcco, Thursday, November 21, 8:30 p.m. 150-400 pesos.

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