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Women & Latinos headline as state orchestra fires up for fall season

Although it is not rock hard yet, the fall-winter schedule of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) is 99-percent firm and is slated to kick off at Teatro Degollado October 31, in a concert with Day of the Dead touches.

pg6At press time, the autumn lineup was not yet on the website www.ofj.com.mx – just a special opera gala set for this weekend and a few other special concerts also coming up (see page 21). But as for the five regular season performances, OFJ artistic direction continues its emphasis on Latino (including Jalisciense) and women soloists and composers. All regular season programs take place at Teatro Degollado on Thursdays, 8:30 p.m., and Sundays, 12:30 p.m.

The first is set for Thursday, October 31 and Sunday, November 3, and features perennial favorite pianist Daniela Liebman playing Ravel’s “Concerto for Piano.” Also on tap are Toussaint’s “Calaveras” (tying in with Day of the Dead) and Copeland’s Symphony No. 3. Jesus Medina directs.

Next up is a program November 7 and November 10 with Medina directing works by Mikhail Glinka, Aram Kachaturian (“Concerto for Violin” with Polish-born soloist Erika Dobosiewitz), J.F. Vazquez and Richard Strauss.  

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