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Entertainment Guide - February 01, 2020

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.

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The first season of 2020 gets under way with a stirring concert featuring three works by Beethoven, under the baton of OFJ musical director Jesus Medina, with invited pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, one of Mexico’s most recognized musicians internationally. The pieces are: Leonore Overture No. 3, Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5 and Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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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.

Irish dancing

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.

Glenn 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.

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.

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

Stryper

The first overtly Christian heavy metal band to gain acceptance in the mainstream come to Guadalajara for the first time. Originally from Orange County, California, the band got its name from the King James Version of the Bible.

Teatro Diana, Monday, February 24, 9 p.m. 500-1,100 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’

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.

Live from the Met

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Met Opera presents simulcast of “Agrippina,” Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome. Mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato stars as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina, while Harry Bicket conducts. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 29, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Tribute bands

Three tribute bands – Mojo Risin, Radio Gaga and The Rockets – interpret classics by The Doors, Queen and The Beatles.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 29, 8 p.m. 200-600 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.

Alejandro Fernandez

Ranchero/mariachi singer is now almost as famous as his father, Vicente. “El Potrillo” has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and won two Latin Grammys.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, 9 p.m. 550-2,850 pesos.

Yanni

Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer who popularized the combination of electronic music synthesizers with a full scale symphony orchestra.

Auditorio Telmex, Monday, March 16, 9 p.m. 350-1,250 pesos.

Il Divo

Multi-national classical crossover vocal group that originated in the United Kingdom in December 2003, bringing together singers Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (United States) and Sébastien Izambard (France). With 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 35 countries, it pioneered the genre of operatic pop, or “popera.”

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 19, 9 p.m. 350-2,200 pesos.

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