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Entertainment Guide - June 15, 2019

Jalisco Ballet

For the third time in as many years, the Ballet de Jalisco presents “Don Quijote,” based on the famed tome penned by the genius that is Miguel de Cervantes.

With music by Ludwing Minkus and choreography by Marius Petipa, under the direction of Dariusz Blajer, the two-act piece sees 40 dancers on stage for the one-hour, 45-minute production.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, 12:30 p.m. 110-400 pesos.

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Azul Violeta

Formed in 1988 in Guadalajara, this popular Mexican rock band also mixes funk and soul to create a unique sound.   This gig is billed as a “concierto de despedida” (goodbye concert), although the band split up once before, between 2004 and 2011.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escenicas, Saturday, June 15, 9 p.m.

Florence & the Machine

British indie rock/soul band formed in 2008 has six Grammy nominations and many more chart hits. Vocalist Florence Welch has often been compared to female singers such as Kate Bush, Siouxsie Sioux, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Björk. Welch has cited Grace Slick as her influence and “hero.”

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 16, 7 p.m. 540-2,590 pesos.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. June 17: The Raul Carrillo Trio.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 ,p.m. 100 pesos.

Club Tropicana

A new version of the original show featuring Cuban folklore and rhythms, which has gained huge international popularity over the decades.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escenicas, Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 9 p.m.; and Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. 500-1,900 pesos.

Mariachi Divas

Three well-known singers, Alejandra Orozco, Dina Buendía and Azucena la de Jalisco, team up for a mariachi special.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, June 22, 8:30 p.m.

Tangos

Homage to Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s most famous tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. Featuring Argentine pianist Orlando Bellani.

Palcco, Monday, June 24, 8:30 p.m. 300 pesos.

Metric

Canadian indie rock band in concert.

Teatro Diana, Monday, June 24, 9 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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Jesus Medina conducts an innovative program titled Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Latin American Quartet) in the world premier of “Corazon Azul” (Blue Heart) by prominent Latin American composer Juan Pablo Contreras, born in Guadalajara; Spanish-Cuban-American composer Julián Orbón de Soto’s “Concerto grosso para cuarteto de cuerdas y orquesta” (Big concerto for string quartet and orchestra); Samuel Zyman’s “Ríos y vertientes;” and Argentine classical composer Alberto Ginastera’s “Danzas del ballet Estancia” (Dances from the Ballet Estancia) which are several short, distinct agriculture-themed orchestral pieces played by a full orchestra on a multitude of instruments (piano, xylophone, etc.).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Mozart

An evening of music by Mozart, performed by Pablo Olais and Andrés Sierra on piano, supported the Quinteto de Solistas from Morelia.

Palcco, Friday, June 28, 8:30 p.m. 200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest conductor Juan Carlos Lomónaco (Yucatan) directs the OFJ and pianist Santiago Lomelín in Chopin’s “Piano concerto No. 2 in F minor;” also on tap are 19th century Austrian operatic composer Franz von Suppé’s overture to the operetta “Poeta y Campesino” (Poet and Peasant); and Schubert’s majestic “Sinfonía No. 9, La grande” (Symphony No. 9, The Great), which, although considered long, was hailed by Robert Schumann for its “heavenly length.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesus Medina directs the OFJ and German-Canadian-American trumpet soloist and UCLA professor Jens Lindemann in what may be Haydn’s most popular concerto, “Concierto para trompeta y orquesta en mi bemol mayor” (Trumpet concerto in E-flat major).  Also scheduled are Mozart’s “Sinfonía Núm. 35, Haffner” (Symphony No. 35 – the Haffner Symphony), which began as a serenade for a nobleman; along with Aaron Copland’s one-movement symphony, “El Salon Mexico,” which uses strands of Mexican folk music; and Scottish-Canadian composer Allan Gilliland’s 2003 jazz concerto for clarinet and orchestra, “Dreaming of the Masters.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Paul Nedzela Quartet

Paul Nedzela has become one of today’s top baritone saxophone players. He has played with many renowned artists and ensembles, and studied with some of the foremost baritone saxophonists in the world, including Joe Temperley, Gary Smulyan, and Roger Rosenberg. Nedzela graduated with honors from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 2006. A recipient of the Samuel L. Jackson Scholarship Award, he continued his musical studies at Juilliard and graduated with a Master of Music degree in 2008.  Nadzela contributed to Ted Nash’s ”The Presidential Suite” album, which won a Grammy for the best Large Jazz Ensamble in 2017.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, July 13, 9 p.m.

Despertares

Local ballet star Isaac Hernandez brings some of the world’s most talented dancers to the city.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m. 450-2,500 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic

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Guest conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti from Brazil (right) leads the OFJ and its relatively new principal harpist, New Yorker Caroline Bembia, who performs Russian composer Reinhold Glière’s 1938 work, “Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in E-flat Major, Op. 74.” Also on tap are Lara’s “Cuando caiga el silencio” (When silence falls), Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the afternoon of a faun” and “Chôros No. 6” by 20th-century Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 20, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

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