Kicking off 2020, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) has announced a series unprecedented in recent memory, spanning the end of January through the start of April – ten weeks chock full with nine concerts, all performed at the acoustically excellent Degollado Theater, five directed by Jesus Medina and four by a diverse and distinguished lineup of guest conductors.
The season is replete with heavyweight composers and compositions, especially Beethoven (six compositions played in three programs), along with Bruckner, Faure, Mahler, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schumann, Strauss and Stravinsky. The first concert, January 30 and February 2, is an all-Beethoven event, and concludes with his Symphony No. 5, with its beyond-famous opening “ta-ta-ta-daaaa.” Renowned Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio also highlights that event, performing the Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor.”