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Entertainment Guide - November 30, 2019

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Venezuelan guest conductor Christian Vazquez, a classmate of stellar Los Angeles Philharmonic director Gustavo Dudamel, leads a program consisting of Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy,” with Isabel Villanueva playing solo viola, Carreño’s “Suite Margariteña” and Castellanos’ “Santa Cruz de Pacairigua.”

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, December 1, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Monday recitals


December 2: Pianist Manuel Guillén (above) performs works by Debussy, Ravel and Liszt and Verdi.  December 9: Violinist Román Revueltas Retes plays pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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

Romantic piano

One of Mexico’s most recognized “romantic” pianists and composers, Jose Luis  Altamirano, presents songs from his latest album.

Palcco, Friday, November 29, 8:30 p.m.

Mariachi Vargas

A concert by Mexico’s most famous mariachi band to launch their latest album.

Teatro Diana, Friday, November 29,  8 p.m. 350-1,000 pesos.

Pop opera

A pop opera concert with the Pop Royal Tenors, a highly thought of vocal quintet made up of two tenors, two baritones and a bass – Juan José, Jorge, Ozzy, Salvador and Karlo – all originating from the state of San Luis Potosi.

Palcco, Saturday, November 30, 8:30 p.m.  200-650 pesos.

The Nutcracker

The Moscow State Ballet interprets the classic Christmas piece originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 30, 8 p.m. 320-700 pesos.

Mau y Ricky

Concert by Mau y Ricky, a duo comprised of Venezuelan brothers Mauricio and Ricardo Montaner. They were nominated for the 2018 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, December 4, 8:30 p.m.

Christina Aguilera

Megastar U.S. singer/songwriter is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with estimated worldwide sales of 75 million records. The X Tour is her sixth concert tour, in support of her eighth studio album, “Liberation” (2018).

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 5, 9 p.m. 480-2,680 pesos.

Serrat & Sabina


Spanish folk music legends Joan Manuel Serrat and Joaquín Sabina team up for a special concert. Catalan Serrat is one of Spain’s most recognized folk singers, while Sabina, from the Andalucia region is also an accomplished poet. Both were exiled during the Franco regime.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, December 6, 800-3,200 pesos.

Violin recital

Recital by violinist Román Revueltas Retes, the former director of the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra.  He will perform a series of pieces by  Johann Sebastian Bach.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, December 10, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Mónica Zuloaga

Well-known and respected Guadalajara-born jazz singer presents an intimate concert with a Christmas flavor – and some added surprises – in the Estudio Diana, the smaller venue located in the basement of the Teatro Diana. Recommended for jazz fans.

Estudio Diana, Friday, December 13, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.

‘Winter Stories’

The University of Guadalajara’s contemporary dance group, Gineceo, presents “Historias de Invierno” (Winter Stories), a work reflecting on many aspects of the season and the holiday period.

Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (Calzada Independencia Sur, at entrance to Parque Agua Azul), Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. 150 pesos.

Cafe Tacuba

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

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 12, 9 p.m. 400-1,300 pesos.

Ballet de Jalisco

Jalisco’s talented state-supported ballet company, the Ballet de Jalisco, is accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in its version of the seasonal classic, The Nutcracker.

Teatro Degollado, December 12, 13, 14 , 18, 19, 20, 21,  8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 and 22, 12:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker

A performance by the Classic Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, December 14, 9 p.m. 300-700 pesos.

The Polar Express

Screening of the Oscar-nominated animated movie “The Polar Express,” accompanied by a live orchestra playing the score. The story involves a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole.

Teatro Diana, Friday, December 20, 6 p.m.

GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic


Jesus Medina returns to direct a program with Chadwick’s “Jubilee,” Elgar’s “Concerto for Cello” (with Israeli Zvi Plesser as soloist), Puccini’s intermezzo of the opera “Manon Lescaut,” and wrap up with a delicious Respighi work, “Feste Romane.”

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

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