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Entertainment Guide - June 22, 2024

OFJ season

English conductor Paul Goodwin has stepped up to the plate at the last minute as a replacement to take the baton for the fourth program of the summer season of the Jalisco Philharmonic.

(Scheduled conductor Rebecca Miller is unfortunately unavailable.) Two works by Antonín Dvorak will be performed: Symphony No. 7 and Concert for Cello. Cellist Christian Jiménez is the soloist.


Teatro Degollado, Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

UdeG folk dance

The famed Universidad de Guadalajara Folkloric Ballet troupe ends a short season with two performances at the magnificent Degollado Theater. Tickets are available at the box office or from boletia.com.


Teatro Degollado, Saturdays, June 22 and 29 6 p.m. 100-400 pesos.

NY Jazz All-Stars

Joe Farnsworth, one of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, brings a quartet to Guadalajara for an evening of great music.


Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, June 27, 9 p.m. 400-550 pesos.

OFJ goes German

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Carl Maria von Weber and Paul Hindemith, with OFJ musical director Jose Luis Castillo conducting.

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


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 is performed by the Orquesta Solistas de América. A pleasant evening of fine music guaranteed.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. 300-450 pesos.

Peace & Love Festival

An audio-visual spectacle dedicated to the music of Jalisco-born rocker Carlos Santana.

Teatro Diana, June 30, 6 p.m. 385-635 pesos.

OFJ plays a mixed bag

“Al otro lado del mar,” a contemporary piece by Yulia R. Kúrkina, a Cuban-born pianist and Guadalajara resident; Tres versiones sinfónicas, three pieces by Spanish-born Cuban Julián Orbón, and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 3.


Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Children’s folk dance

The amazing Ballet Folclórico Infantil (Children’s Folkloric Ballet) of the University of Guadalajara presents a new show, “Stories of Our Land,” featuring a diverse program full of Mexican folklore, traditions, color and emotion.  More than 120 dancers and musicians (including adult mariachis and percussionists) on stage. These talented kids are the folk dance stars of tomorrow.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, July 6, 6 p.m. 100-350 pesos.

OFJ’s swansong

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) musical director José Luis Castillo conducts the final program of the summer season: Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C minor.


Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Guitar cycle begins

The cycle begins with a recital by the Italian duo of Davide Giovanni Tomasi and Marco Musso, who have been playing together since 2016 and are highly regarded for their interpretations of works by  Debussy and Ravel.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Friday, July 12, 8:30 p.m. 300 pesos.

Big band

Celebrate 75 years of mambo with the Orquesta de Pérez Prado and invited singers Ximena Bringas and MaryLo. Dámaso Pérez Prado was a Cuban bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo in the 1950s.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. 400-1,200 pesos.

Chamber orchestra

The Higinio Ruvalcaba Chamber Orchestra performs Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, plus works by Dvorák and Mexican composer Ana Lara.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. 180-230 pesos.


The Camerata Palcco presents an opera gala.

Palcco, Sunday, July 14, 5 p.m.  250-350 pesos.

Harry Potter

The Orquesta Sinfónica Camerata Opus 11 pays tribute to composer John Williams and music from Harry Potter films.

Palcco, Saturday, August 10, 5 and 8:30 p.m.  419-649 pesos.

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