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Entertainment Guide - January 18, 2020

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

In “Erase una vez” (Once upon a time), the OFJ joins a magician and puppets to bring the audience scenes from favorite childhood stories.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, January 19, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


The season proper gets underway with a stirring concert featuring three works by Beethoven, under the baton of OFJ musical director Jesus Medina, with invited pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. The pieces are: Leonore Overture No. 3, Emperor Piano Concerto No.5 and Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, January 30, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 2, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Live from the Met

James Robinson’s stylish production of “Porgy and Bess” transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles plus an all-star ensemble.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 1, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The second program of 2020 sees guest director Neil Thomson lead the orchestra in pieces by Ravel (Ma mère l’Oye), American-Maltese composer Alexy Shor (Travel Notebook) and Brazilian Claudio Santoro (Symphony No. 5). Huiping Cai from China is the invited pianist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 9, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest conductor Scott Yoo of the United States takes the podium in a concert comprised of three works: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Gabriel Faure’s Pelleas and Melisande and Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. The soloist is U.S. flautist Alice Dade.   

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 13, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 16, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Lord of the Dance

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional Irish masterpiece. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the “Lords of the Dance” and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, February 15, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 390-1,650 pesos.

Rondalla de Saltillo


Perhaps Mexico’s most famous group of the rondalla genre, in which ensembles of musicians (using string instruments mostly played with the plectrum or pick) and singers interpret traditional romantic music.

Teatro Galerias, Lapiz Lazuli 3445, across from Plaza del Sol, Sunday, February 16, 6 p.m. 350-650 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesús Medina returns for program number four, accompanied by piano soloist Marian Sobula from Poland.  Two works by Beethoven – The Consecration of the House Overture and Piano Concerto No. 1 – precede a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 20, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Julieta Venegas

U.S.-born Mexican singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer has won five Latin Grammys and one Grammy Award.  Venegas released her eighth studio album, “La Enamorada,” on November 22, 2019.

Teatro Galerias, Lapiz Lazuli 3445, across from Plaza del Sol, Friday, February 21, 9 p.m. 300-850 pesos.


Concert by 40-year-old Spanish pop singer Melendi, who has sold more than 3.5 million discs during his career.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, February 21, 9 p.m. 300-1,500 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Case Scaglione of the United States conducts Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No 9. Ivan Pérez, is the violin soloist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera has lasted the test of time, it appears. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with the preparation for his and his disciples’ arrival in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. This is a critically-acclaimed, professional production from Mexico City, featuring some well-known names in Mexican music, such as Enrique Guzman, Kalimba, Maria Jose and Erick Rubin. The music and story will speak for itself, even when translated into Spanish.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, February 28, 6 p.m. 750-2,000 pesos.

EMPO Sinfónico

Adventurous music fans might be curious to see how two completely distinct musical genres – classic electronic songs played by a symphony orchestra – works in practice.  The EMPO Sinfónico is made up of 50 elite Mexican musicians and has earned critical acclaim after performances in Mexico City.

Teatro Diana, Friday, March 13, 9 p.m. 380-1,150 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

A Latin American program. Works by Moncayo (Tierra de Temporal), Flores (Cantos y Revueltas), Castro (Stunning Concert), Oscher (Danzas Latinas), Sandoval (Concierto para trompeta).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 5, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: The Glen Miller Orchestra


The modern incarnation of the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to Guadalajara with a brand new program in a concert featuring 21 musicians, singers and dancers on stage.  Expect all the famous Glenn Miller classics including “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood,” “Chatanooga Choo Choo,”  Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls,” “Tuxedo Junction,”  etcetera.  Formed by Glenn Miller in 1938, the band became the most popular and commercially successful dance orchestra of the Swing era and one of the greatest singles charting acts of the 20th century.

Teatro Galerias, Lapiz Lazuli 3445, across from Plaza del Sol, Saturday, February 15, 8 p.m. 350-650 pesos.

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