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Entertainment Guide - December 10, 2024

OFJ returns

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) begins its 2024 winter season with music director Jose Luis Castillo conducting works by Kaija Saariaho, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. Jeslan Fernandez is the invited clarinetist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 8, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 11, 12:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Psychedelic jazz

Local jazz band Troker celebrates its 20th anniversary, promising to take the audience on “a sublime and dizzying journey” with its “psychedelic jazz.”

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Friday, February 9, 9 p.m. 600 pesos.

Verdi’s Nabucco

The Met Live in HD 2023-2024 season continues with a live simulcast  from New York of Verdi’s “Nabucco,” described as “Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions.”

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, February 10, noon. 200 pesos.

Tribute to Selena

Losanna, a performer who made her name on the 2021 television singing competition series La Voz México, pays homage to Selena, the famed U.S. singer known as “Queen of Tejano Music,” whose contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.

Palcco, Wednesday, February 14, 8:30 p.m. 350-700 pesos.

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird, the U.S. indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter in concert. Since 1996, Bird has released 16 studio albums, as well as several live albums and EPs, spanning various genres, including swing music, indie rock and folk music. He is primarily known for his unique style of violin playing, accompanied by loop and effect pedals, whistling and voice.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, February 15, 9 p.m. 460-1,300 pesos.

OFJ in two venues

The OFJ’s second program of the year sees guest conductor Nayden Todorov lead the musicians in works by Vesselin Stoyanov, Gabriel Faure and Felix Mendelssohn.

Palcco, Thursday, February 15, 8:30 p.m. and Teatro Degollado, Sunday, February 18, 12:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Pink Floyd

Expect an exhilarating concert with amazing sound and visuals in a performance by Mexico City-based band In the Flesh, often referred to as “the most complete live Pink Floyd tribute band experience.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 17, 9 p.m. 400-650 pesos.

Los Panchos

The modern-day Trio Los Panchos offers a concert paying homage to the great U.S. bandleaders Glenn Miller and Ray Conniff. The original Los Panchos were formed in New York in 1944 by Alfredo Gil, Chucho Navarro, and the Puerto Rican Hernando Avilés. The trio became one of the leading exponents of the bolero and the romantic ballad in Latin America. 

Teatro Diana, Sunday, February 18, 6 p.m. 300-900 pesos.

More OFJ

The OFJ continues its season interpreting works by Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Bruckner.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 22, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 25, 12:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Mamma Mia!

A first-rate staging Mamma Mia!, the musical featuring the music of Swiss legends Abba, comes to Guadalajara by way of Mexico City.

Teatro Galerias, Friday, February 23, 6 and 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 24, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 750-1.850 pesos.

Alejandro Fernandez

Hugely popular ranchero singer Alejandro Fernandez, the son of the late, iconic Vicente Fernandez, presents his “Amor y Patria” show.

Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso, Friday, February 23, 9 p.m. 1,000-3,900 pesos.

Beethoven’s 2nd

The Orquesta Solistas de América, under the direction of José Luis Hernández and with Alexander Vivero as the invited pianist, perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Friday, February 23, 8:30 p.m. 200-450 pesos.

Singer returns ‘home’

Barbara Padilla, the Guadalajara-born Mexican-American opera singer who was the runner-up on the fourth season of America’s Got Talent, returns to her hometown for a special concert.

Palcco, Friday, February 23, 8 p.m. 500-900 pesos.

Chamber orchestra

The Higinio Ruvalcaba Chamber Orchestra of the Universidad de Guadalajara presents pieces by Pachelbel, Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. 150-230 pesos.

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