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Entertainment Guide - February 29, 2020

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.

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, Sunday, March 1, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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A Latin American program. Works by Moncayo (“Tierra de Temporal”), Flores (“Cantos y Revueltas”), Castro (“Stunning Concert”), Oscher (“Danzas Latinas”), Sandoval (“Concierto para trompeta”). Jesus Medina conducts, and Venezue-lan Francisco “Pacho” Flores, principal trumpet of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the Simón Bolívar Brass Quintet, is the guest soloist.

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

Alejandro Fernandez

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Two concerts by singer who – to many – has become the undisputed king of ranchera music and, to a lesser extent, mariachi. Known as “El Potrillo” (The Colt), he is the son of Mexican music legend Vicente Fernandez.

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

Get Back

Beatles tribute band in concert.

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

Musical Monday

March 9: Jazz pianist Erik Cortés Alcántara.

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

Yanni

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.

José Luis Perales

Popular Spanish romantic balladeer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, March 17, 9 p.m. 300-1750 pesos.

Ricky Martin

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Singer and actor who began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo has reached the grand old age of 48, but is still a heartthrob to many admirers.

Arena VFG, Wednesday, March 18, 9 p.m. 450-3,825 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).

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.

Beethoven

The Orquesta Solistas de América presents works by Beethoven, in two concerts commemorating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Palcco, Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27, both at 8:30 p.m.

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.

Foster the People

U.S. indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 25, 8 p.m. 490-1,090 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: Swan Lake

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The Saint Petersburg Imperial Ballet presents “Swan Lake,” one of the most popular ballets of all time. Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76, it was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

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

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