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Entertainment Guide - March 02, 2024

Mexican composers

Young guest conductor Ines Rodriguez heads up a program of Mexican composers in the Jalisco Philharmonic’s fourth presentation of the year: Armando Lavalle, Dora Vera, Jose F. Vasquez and Carlos Chavez.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, March 3, 12:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Swan Lake

The Moscow State Ballet presents “Swan Lake,” the classic tale of young Prince Siegfried who falls in love with Princess Odette, whose companions transform into swans under a spell cast by an evil sorcerer. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday March 2, 6 and 9:30 p.m. 380-920 pesos.

Mambo jamboree

The modern-day incarnation of the Orquesta Pérez Prado promises a rousing evening of Latin music.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m. 400-1,200 pesos.

Butoh

A series of Butoh performances (Japanese dance theater) given by Aandra Soto.

Casa Museo Lopez Portillo (Liceo 177, cemtro historico) Wednesdays, March 6, 14 and 20, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Jazz trombonist

The New York All-Star Jazz season welcomes U.S. jazz trombonist and composer Marshall Gilkes, who, over the past 20 years has established himself as one of the world’s preeminent trombonists. A nonpareil artist at the forefront of brass playing, his virtuosic command of the instrument, marked by a warm and enveloping tone, Herculean chops, astounding flexibility and awe-inspiring range, place him in a league of his own. His 2015 album “Köln” Was a triumph of epic proportions, earning rave reviews and a pair of Grammy nominations.

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Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, March 7, 9 p.m. 400-550 pesos.

UK icons

The Rock Jude Fest features hits by U.K. icons, Queen, The Beatles and David Bowie performed by Daniel Gutierrez, leader and vocalist of the Mexican rock band La Gusana Ciega, Victor Carré and his rock band Melina and special guest Leonardo de Lozanne of the band Fobia.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, March 7, 9 p.m. 400-1,150 pesos.

Liszt & Haydn

Invited pianist Gonzalo Gutierrez joins the Jalisco Philharmonic (OFJ) for a program of compositions by Franz Liszt, Bela Bartok and Joseph Haydn.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Verdi opera

The Met presents a new production of La Forza del Destino starring soprano Lise Davidsen (above) in her role debut as the opera’s heroine, Leonora. Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta and family strife. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. 

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Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. 200 pesos.

OFJ

Scott Yoo, the chief conductor and artistic director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, is the invited conductor as the Jalisco Philharmonic performs Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Alice Dade, also from the United States,  is the guest flutist.

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Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 12:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Chamber orchestra

The Higinio Ruvalcaba Chamber Orchestra of the Universidad de Guadalajara presents pieces by Dvorak, Respighi, Schubert, plus five songs composed by Alma Mahler, performed by the highly regarded Mexican mezzo-soprano Grace Echauri, who in 2024 is celebrating her 35-year musical career. The guest conductor is Allen Vladimir Gómez.

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Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. 180-230 pesos.

Trova Festival

Paco Padilla and other folk performers team up for the 2nd Festival Trova Tapatia Festival.

Larva (Ocampo 120, centro), Saturday, March 9, 4-9 p.m.

Sentido Project

This Eastern European band fuses jazz and flamenco rhythms.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, March 21, 9 p.m. 250-350 pesos.

Requiem

Jalisco Philharmonic musical director José Luis Castillo returns to the podium to conduct the seventh program of the spring series: Mahler’s “Totenfeier” and Mozart’s “Requiem.” Featuring  the Jalisco State Choir, directed by José María López; the Coro de Zapopan, directed by Mireya Ruvalcaba; soprano Anabel de la Mora, mezzosoprano Vanessa Jara; tenor Ricardo Calderón and baritone Carlos López.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 21, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 12:30 p.m. 100-350 pesos.

Westlife

Irish boy band Westlife performs past hits on its Wild Dreams Tour.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 21, 9 p.m. 1,800-4,000 pesos.

Beethoven

The Orquesta Solistas de América performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, with soloist Bárbara Prado, followed by the great composer’s Eroica symphony. Enrique Radillo is the invited conductor.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. 350-450 pesos.

Met Opera telecast

Live from New York, the Metropolitan Opera presents Charles Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. 200 pesos.

Keane

Popular UK band Keane in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, April 3, 9 p.m. 480-2,480 pesos.

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