Entertainment Guide - January 11, 2020

‘La La Land’

Screening of the Oscar-winning movie combined with a live show.

Teatro Galerias, Friday, January 10, 8 p.m. 250-280 pesos.

Live from the Met

2020 Met simulcasts kick off with Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck.” After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 11, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

In a prelude to the first season of 2020, the orchestra presents a special didactic concert for children, titled “Cuentos contados con música.”

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, January 19, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The season proper gets underway with a stirring concert featuring three works by Beethoven, under the baton of OFJ musical director Jesus Medina, with invited pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. The pieces are: Leonore Overture No. 3, Emperor Piano Concerto No.5 and Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, January 30, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 2, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

EMPO Sinfónico

Adventurous music fans might be curious to see how two completely distinct musical genres – classic electronic songs played by a symphony orchestra – works in practice.  The EMPO Sinfónico is made up of elite Mexican musicians and has earned critical acclaim after performances in Mexico City.

Teatro Diana, Friday, January 31, 9 p.m. 380-1,150 pesos.

Live from the Met

James Robinson’s stylish production of “Porgy and Bess” transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles plus an all-star ensemble.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 1, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

pg27aThe second program of 2020 sees guest director Neil Thomson lead the orchestra in pieces by Ravel (Ma mère l’Oye), American-Maltese composer Alexy Shor (Travel Notebook) and Brazilian Claudio Santoro (Symphony No. 5). Huiping Cai from China is the invited pianist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 9, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest conductor Scott Yoo of the United States takes the podium in a concert comprised of three works: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Gabriel Faure’s Pelleas and Melisande and Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. The soloist vis U.S. flautist Alice Dade.   

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 13, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 16, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Lord of the Dance

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional masterpiece. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the “Lords of the Dance” and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley. Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, February 15, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 390-1,650 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesús Medina returns for program number four, accompanied by piano soloist Marian Sobula from Poland.  Two works by Beethoven – The Consecration of the House Overture and Piano Concerto No. 1 – precede a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7.

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


Concert by 40-year-old Spanish pop singer Melendi, who has sold more than 3.5 million discs during his career.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, February 21, 9 p.m. 300-1,500 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Case Scaglione of the United States conducts Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No 9. Ivan Pérez, is the violin soloist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

A Latin American program. Works by Moncayo (Tierra de Temporal), Flores (Cantos y Revueltas), Castro (Stunning Concert), Oscher (Danzas Latinas), Sandoval (Concierto para trompeta).

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

Italian masters on show


High-quality digital reproductions of works by three Italian Pre-Renaissance and Renaissance greats – Giotto di Bondone, Piero de la Francesca and Sandro de Botticelli – are on display at the Palacio de la Cultura y los Congresos (Palcco) until the end of January.  Avenida Central Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena 375, Poniente, Zapopan. Open 10 a.m. to  7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Tel: 339-690-9000.