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Entertainment Guide - February 22, 2020

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. Sunday, February 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Musical Mondays& Tuesdays

Musical programs held   Mondays at Palcco and Tuesdays at Teatro Degollado. February 24 and 25: Grammy-nominated German jazz singer Theo Bleckmann is joined by U.S. jazz pianist Erik Deutsch.

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

‘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.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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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.

El Consorcio

Spanish vocal group was formed in 1993 by former members of Mocedades, a popular group of the 1970s and 80s.

Teatro Galerias, Friday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. 400-1,200 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.

Circus arts

The Italian Finzi Pasca circus arts company pays homage to Anton Chekhov in a show of visions, delicate equilibriums, dancers, acrobats and jugglers.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m. 450-950 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.

Get Back

Beatles tribute band in concert.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m. 300-850 pesos.

Ballet

Saint Petersburg Imperial Ballet presents “Swan Lake.”

Teatro Diana, Thursday, March 12, 8 p.m. 400-900 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 – combine 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.

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).

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.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 14, 9:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jazz

Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca in concert. His newest album Cinque was nominated for a Grammy  in the category Best Latin Jazz Album in 2019.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, March 26, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesús Medina conducts the seventh program of the season, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364 (320d) and Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D major (“Titan”). Soloists are Teo Arias (violin) and Máté Szücs (viola).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 12, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Rodrigo Macías is the guest conductor for a concert featuring Strauss’ “Oboe Concerto,” Schumann’s Symphony no. 2 and Mexican composer Ana Paola Santillán’s “Némesis”.  The soloist is oboist Gianfranco Bortolato.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 26, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

OFJ musical director Jesús Medina returns for the final concerts of the season, comprising Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Africa Fantasy Op. 89, Petrovich Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” and Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 2, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Shen Yun

The Shen Yun company brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, dynasties and legends through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport the audience to another world.  Its grand production astonishes global audiences with nearly 100 artists, 400 handmade costumes, and a live orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 4 and 9 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26, 6 p.m.  1,690-2,590 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Yanni

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Greek composer, keyboardist and 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.

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