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Entertainment Guide - August 19, 2017

Mexico-Israel duo

The duo LaSolFaReMi present a program titled “Tres siglos de dúos para flauta de pico” (Three centuries of duos for piccolo flute), with works by Orlando di Lasso, Thomas Morley, Hotterterre, Telemann and Ernst Krämer.

Ex Convento del Carmen, Saturday, August 19, 8 p.m. Free.

Cafe Tacvba

One of Mexico’s most iconic rock bands in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, August 19, 9 p.m. 450-1,000 pesos.

Folk dance

Regarded as the best folk dance troupe in Mexico, the Ballet Folklorico of the Universidad de Guadalajara returns for another season of summer shows on Sunday evenings. See dances from all over the country, as well as emotive local favorites, such as the “Jarabe Tapatio” and “La Culebra.” Not to be missed!

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, August 20; September 3, 10 and 17. All start at 6 p.m. 100-420 pesos.

Monday concerts

Concerts are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city. August 21: Charlie Jazz pays homage to Frank Sinatra. August 28: The Klaus Mayer Big Band presents Swing Forever, with the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, among others.

Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. August 22: The Orquesta de Cámara Elga performs suites by Warlock, Janacek, Holst and Grieg. August 29: Pianist Kamuel Zepeda plays an assortment of Mexican music.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.

University orchestras

Three groups team up to interpret music from the period known as the “Second Empire” of Mexico (Emperor Maximilian & Benito Juarez). Featuring the Banda Sinfonica del Departmento de Musica Universidad de Guadalajara, the Banda Sinfonica de la Facultad de Musica de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and the Ensemble Hortus Musicus.

Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, August 23, 8 p.m.

Ricardo Arjona

Popular Guatemalan singer-songwriter in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday August 24 and Saturday, August 26, 9 p.m. 550-2,650 pesos.

Thursday Dance


Weekly performances by a variety of modern and classic dance troupes. August 24: The Danza con Clase Fernando Serna company interpret various bailes de salón (Danzón, Son Cubano, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Cumbia and Salsa). August 31: Escuela de Danza Doris Topete.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Thursday, 8 p.m. Free.

Chris Botti

Presentation by U.S. trumpeter and composer who started to gain fame in 2001 with the recording of his “Night Sessions” album.  In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for the album “Impressions.”

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, August 29, 9 p.m. 350-1,200 pesos.

God Save the Queen


The acclaimed Queen tribute band from Argentina have picked up rave reviews for their shows over the past decade.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday August 30, 9 p.m. 400-800 pesos.

Manuel Garcia

Folk-pop Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist whose style has been influenced by the “nueva canción chilena” music tradition made popular by Violeta Parra and others.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125), Wednesday, August 30, 9 p.m.

Lindsey Stirling

U.S. violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer performs electronic, classical crossover and dubstep.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, August 31, 9 p.m. 480-1,300 pesos.

Alejandro Fernandez

Mariachi Festival gala concert features one of Mexico’s biggest ranchero stars – he’s also the son of music legend Vicente Fernandez – and top mariachi bands.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, September 2, 9 p.m. 550-2,600 pesos.

Il Volo

Italian operatic pop trio, consisting of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, September 10, 6 p.m. 500-1,300 pesos.


U.S. band now in their 50th year is one of the best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records.  Music covers mostly rock, soft rock and jazz.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, September 12, 9 p.m. 650-1,450 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The state orchestra gets its fall season underway with a special program dedicated to Mexican composers. Topping the bill will be Jose Pablo Moncayo’s moving “Huapango” composition. Also, pieces by Silvestre Revueltas and Arturo Marquez will be performed. Young, locally-born composer Juan Pablo Contreras will be on hand to conduct the Guadalajara debut of his latest work, “Mariachitlan.”  JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto takes the baton and Carlos Prieto, one of Mexico’s leading cellists, is the invited soloist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, September 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Romeo & Juliet


The Ballet Jalisco, the only professional classical troupe in the state, teams up with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra to present the renowned work based on the play by William Shakespeare.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 22, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. 100-400 pesos.

Andre Rieu

Concert by popular Dutch violinist, who directs his own orchestra.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, September 23, 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 8 p.m. 375-1,900 pesos.

Swan Lake

Moscow State Ballet returns to present classic work.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, September 29, 9 p.m. 300-650 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Walter Blanding Quartet


Presented by the NY Jazz All Stars.  Saxophonist Blanding attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts and has performed, toured and/or recorded with his own groups, as well as many renowned jazz artists.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal  (Tomás V. Gómez 125), Thursday, August 31, 9 p.m. 350 pesos.

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