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State orchestra announces jam-packed winter season

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) has announced its fall/winter season of concerts, all of which will be held in the majestic Teatro Degollado in downtown Guadalajara on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

pg7cIn total, there are ten programs, running from October 6 to December 11, one of which (the 3rd) is a didactic concert aimed at families (two performances Sunday, October 23, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.).

The OFJ’s artistic director Jose Luis Castillo will conduct four programs, while the remainder will be under the baton of six guest conductors: José Areán, Inés Rodríguez, Roberto Beltrán Zavala, Juan Montoya, Enrique Radillo and Neil Thomson.

The season begins Thursday, October 6 and Sunday, October 9 with Castillo leading the orchestra in three works: Grazyna Bacewicz’s “Overture for Orchestra,” Sergei Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No.1, Op.68.” One of Mexico’s most acclaimed violinists, Shari Mason, is the invited soloist.

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