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Entertainment Guide - March 14, 2020

EMPO Sinfónico

Adventurous music fans might be curious to see how two completely distinct musical genres – classic electronic songs played by a symphony orchestra – combine in practice. 

The EMPO Sinfónico is made up of 50 elite Mexican musicians and has earned critical acclaim after performances in Mexico City.

Teatro Diana, Friday, March 13, 9 p.m. 380-1,150.

Live from the Met

With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 14, 9:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesús Medina conducts the seventh program of the season, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364 (320d) and Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D major (“Titan”). Soloists are Teo Arias (violin) and Máté Szücs (viola).

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, March 15, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Yanni

Greek composer, keyboardist and producer who popularized the combination of electronic music synthesizers with a full scale symphony orchestra.

Auditorio Telmex, Monday, March 16, 9 p.m. 350-1,250 pesos.

José Luis Perales

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Popular Spanish romantic balladeer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, March 17, 9 p.m. 300-1750 pesos.

Ricky Martin

Singer and actor who began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo has reached the grand old age of 48, but is still a heartthrob to many admirers.

Arena VFG, Wednesday, March 18, 9 p.m. 450-3,825 pesos.

Il Divo

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Multi-national classical crossover vocal group that originated in the United Kingdom in December 2003, bringing together singers Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (United States) and Sébastien Izambard (France).

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 19, 9 p.m. 350-2,200 pesos.

Musical Mondays

March 23: Ancient music ensemble Volta.

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

Jazz

Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca in concert. His newest album Cinque was nominated for a Grammy  in the category Best Latin Jazz Album in 2019.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, March 26, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.

Foster the People

U.S. indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 25, 8 p.m. 490-1,090 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Rodrigo Macías is the guest conductor for a concert featuring Strauss’ “Oboe Concerto,” Schumann’s Symphony no. 2 and Mexican composer Ana Paola Santillán’s “Némesis”.  The soloist is oboist Gianfranco Bortolato.

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Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 26, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Beethoven

The Orquesta Solistas de América presents works by Beethoven, in two concerts commemorating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Palcco, Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27, both at 8:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

OFJ musical director Jesús Medina returns for the final concerts of the season, comprising Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Africa Fantasy Op. 89, Petrovich Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” and Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 2, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Shen Yun

The Shen Yun company brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, dynasties and legends through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport the audience to another world.  Its grand production astonishes global audiences with nearly 100 artists, 400 handmade costumes, and a live orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Friday, April 24, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 4 and 9 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26, 6 p.m.  1,690-2,590 pesos.

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