State Orchestra on tour
Following its appearances at the International Mariachi Festival and prior to the start of its third and final season of 2022 next month, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) will visit three provincial towns to present free concerts as part of its ongoing program to reach different corners of the state.
On September 7, 6 p.m. the orchestra performs in the Templo del Dulce Nombre de Jesús in Amacueca, under the baton of José Luis Castillo. On Thursday, September 22, the OFJ plays at the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Jalostotitlán, 5 p.m., while a day later, on September 23, the orchestra visits the main church in Cajititlán in the municipality of Tlajomulco for a concert at 5 p.m. The program in all three venues will consist of Symphony in C major by Marianne Von Martínez, Homage to Cervantes by José Pablo Moncayo and Symphony Number 5 by Franz Schubert.
Fridays for Future returns
After an absence of several weeks, the local student group affiliated with the worldwide Fridays for Future campaign launched by activist Greta Thunberg staged a protest August 26 outside the Jalisco Congress building in downtown Guadalajara. This youth-led and -organized movement began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.