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Entertainment Guide - February 08, 2020

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, Sunday, February 9, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Musical Mondays& Tuesdays


Musical programs held   Mondays at Palcco and Tuesdays at Teatro Degollado. February 10 and 11: A program featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Beethoven with Chris Soong (piano) and Daniel Dastoor (violin), two Canadians coming hot from the Festival de Febrero in Ajijic. February 24 and 25: Grammy-nominated German jazz singer Theo Bleckmann is joined by U.S. jazz pianist Erik Deutsch.

Palcco, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. 100 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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.


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.

Live from the Met

With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. Valery Gergiev conducts a brilliant cast led by bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the Dutchman, with German soprano Anja Kampe making her anticipated Met debut as the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks. Bass Franz-Josef Selig is her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov is her deserted former lover, Erik.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 14, 91:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

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