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Entertainment Guide - April 4, 2015

Sleeping Beauty

After last year’s success, Joven Ballet de Jalisco, Guadalajara’s professional resident ballet company, will recreate its spectacular outdoor production of t

he classic fairytale “Sleeping Beauty” to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky in the majestic central patio of the Cabañas Institute. 

 

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, and Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19, 8:30 p.m.  100-300 pesos, available at Degollado box office or through Tickemaster. Limited senior and student discounts available. 


Entertainment Guide - March 20, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

One of Mexico’s finest mezzosoprano voices, Carla Lopez-Speziale, is the guest artist for the fourth in the Tchaikovsky series. The Jalisco State Choir is led by Sergio Hernandez.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Los Angeles Negros

Chilean/Mexican pop ballad band that first hit the boards in 1968 in concert.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 21, 9 p.m. 250-700 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn up before the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always high, and the theater will often fill up. March 24: Piano recital by Jose Sandoval. Works by Mozart, Paganini, Bach and Rachmaninoff, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Dance recitals

Free dance recitals are held each Wednesday, showcasing talented modern groups from Guadalajara and elsewhere. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Violentango

A debut performance in Guadalajara by Argentine jazz and progressive rock band Violentango. This creative and energetic band incorporates different musical strains into its work, including the tango.  Has appeared at the fan ours U.K festival in Glastonbury.  The gig is part of the ongoing “Alternative Wednesdays” presentations scheduled at this lesser-known venue inside the University of Guadalajara’s Spanish-language teaching school, the Colegio de Español y Cultura Mexicana (formerly CEPE).

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, one block Av. Mexico), Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 p.m. 150 pesos.

Santana & guests

Legendary Jalisco-born rock musician Carlos Santana is accompanied by Californian bands Journey and Counting Crows.  

Estadio Tres de Marzo (Patria & Pablo Neruda),  Thursday, March 26. 750-4,000 pesos, available from Ticketmaster.

Espacios del viento 

Contemporary dance show based around the natural sounds of wooden musical instruments.

Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (at entrance to Agua Azul Park), every Thursday through March 26, 8:30 p.m. 120 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra 

The orchestra performs works by the three finalists in the Jalisco Orchestral Compositions Prize, along with Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird.” Miguel Salmon del Real is the guest conductor.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, April 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra 

Olivier Chauzu is the guest pianist, interpreting Vincent D’Indy’s Symphonie sur un Chant montagnard français op.25. Also Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Cabaret

The accomplished student performers from the Tec de Monterrey University are sure to give their all in a performance of the classic musical set in pre World War II Berlin that launched the career of Lisa Minelli. 

Teatro Diana, Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m. 130-300 pesos.

Air Supply

Australian soft rock duo celebrate their 40th anniversary in the music business with a special anniversary concert. Guadalajara fans never seem to tire of this 70s outfit that will no doubt conclude their concert with the classic, “Lost in Love.”

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, May 20, 9 p.m. 450-1,000 pesos.

Entertainment Guide

Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773. 

Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351) Tickets available at the Jalisco Direccion de Danza at the Foro de Arte y Cultura, just next door. For more information call (33) 3942-1200 ext. 47859 and 47853.

Briefly: Mexico’s ‘Bond girl’

Stephanie Sigman will be the first actress from Mexico to become a “Bond girl” in the new James Bond feature film, “Spectre.” According to the official 007 website, Sigman will take on the role of “Estrella,” with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the suave British spy.  Sigman won plaudits for her performance in the 2011 hit “Miss Bala,” in which she played a beauty queen who gets mixed up with a drug cartel.  Mexican tax authorities have provided stimuli for part of “Spectre” to be filmed in Mexico City.  Industry sources say the screenplay sees Bond come to Mexico to stop a hitman hired to kill the head of the Mexico City government.  

Entertainment Guide - February 27, 2015

Tuesday recitals

The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn upbefore the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always high, and the theater will often fill up.  March 3: a three-pronged program featuring works by Giulio Caccini, German film music and operetta with Jorge Taddeo (tenor), Carolina Rodríguez Russum (piano), Laila Kanniña Rozenbaha (cello) and Saúl Padilla (percussion). March 10: Centuries-old music interpreted by Siglos Pasados, directed by Enrique Florez. March 17: a recital by baritone Sergio Meneses, accompanied by Mónica del Ágila (violonchello) and  Raquel Waller (piano). March 24: Piano recital by José Sandoval. Works by Mozart, Paganini, Bach and Rachmaninoff, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Entertainment Guide - February 21, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Renowned Mexican piano master Jorge Federico Osorio is the guest musician. Works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, among others. 

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, February 21, 8:30 p.m. 110-200.

Entertainment Guide - February 14, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

To celebrate Guadalajara’s birthday, there’s a “Fiesta Mexicana” featuring flautist Elena Duran and guest director Ramón Shade, head of the Camerata de Coahuila, presenting music from various Mexican composers.