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Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress - ISPA Out on the Town
Congress Theme - The Strength Within Us

ISPA Out on the Town


Thursday, May 30th you get a free evening to enjoy the city and other activities outside ISPA’s official programming.

Below are a few options available for Thursday, but there are events happening all week. Grab a new contact or an old ISPA friend, and enjoy an evening out on the town!

The Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara (MUSA) exhibits more than 900 objects that make up the exhibition of the director and the Oscar winner, Guillermo del Toro. In this exhibition, we find the pieces that have served him as an inspiration and others that approach us to the creative process of Del Toro through costumes, notebooks, drawings, personal objects and characters from his films, supplemented with more than 300 works by the most important Mexican authors. This is the last time these pieces are exhibited outside his house-museum Bleak House.

  • 2-hour guided art exhibition tour
  • Date: Thursday, May 30
  • Timed entry at 5:00; 5:10; and 5:20 pm
  • Location: Museum of the Arts University of Guadalajara ( Av Juárez 975, Col Americana, Centro)
  • Price: Free with limited space (sign-up required)
  • How to sign up: visit the registration and information desk on Wednesday, May 29th from 10am - 4pm to sign up.
    NOTE: If you reserve a space, you are committed to attend as there are limited spaces and we will not hold a wait list.
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The Ministry of Culture of Jalisco is pleased to announce a special concert of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in honor of ISPA Guadalajara’s delegates from around the world. We are thrilled to have you in Guadalajara and we wish to celebrate this extraordinary gathering of hearts and minds around the arts with a special program featuring some of the most celebrated and profound orchestral pieces by Mexican composers.

Jalisco’s Philharmonic Orchestra was the lauded host orchestra to Domingo’s Operalia in 2015 and it triumphed in prestigious concert halls around the world. In Guadalajara their audiences are passionate, young and demanding. The ensemble is one of Latin America’s finest orchestras and we want ISPA’s delegates to enjoy and attest it’s might, precision and color.

The concert takes place under the conduction of the orchestra’s Musical and Artistic Director, Jesús Medina, on Thursday 30 at 8:30 pm in Jalisco’s Teatro Degollado. This venue is located at the very center of downtown Guadalajara and entrance is free for all ISPA delegates and members showing a congress badge.

As an ISPA delegate, you have a full access to FIMPRO's showcases and events. Simply present your Guadalajara ISPA Congress name badge when you enter the venue.

FIMPRO (International Music Fair), May 28-31, 2019, is a project aimed at the presence, study, and development of several aspects and relevant themes of music today. The FIMPRO encounter is a platform for promotion, a commercial space, and a meeting point to make agreements and create business between local artists and programmers of national and international events. Visit the FIMPRO website to view full programing information.

4:00pm - 5:30pm, Thursday, May 30
Industrty Showcases Argentina - INAMU (National Institute of Music)
7:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday, May 30
Cocktail + Special Showcases - Sounds from Spain
10:00pm - 11:55pm, Thursday, May 30
Industry Showcases Chile - Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage
FIMPRO Showcases

The Festival Cultural de Mayo (May 7-31, 2019) has established itself as synonymous with excellence because of the international artists that will be present. This year Australia is the guest country. It will feature around 55 cultural events with the participation of the most important Australian artists representing dance, contemporary circus, soloists, and composers. These events will be presented at Teatro Degollado, LARVA, temples, plazas, and esplanades of the Historic Center, as well as independent cultural centers.

10:00am - 6:00pm, Thursday, May 30
Dreamtime: Aboriginal Contemporary Art Australia
8:30pm, Thursday, May 30
Gravity & Other Myths
Festival Cultural de Mayo

Thebes is covered with the carcasses of its animals; for no apparent reason, they have slowly started dying off. Following the unrest this plague has caused in the city, the oracle Tiresias declares: “A human has snuck in among the beasts. He has seized upon all savagery imaginable. Find the animal and Thebes will be reborn.” King Oedipus, determined to reestablish his city’s well-being, begins a blind hunt in search of the transgressor.

  • Theater
  • Location: Santander Performing Arts Centre ( Av. Periférico Norte 1695, Rinconada de La Azalea)
  • Two performances each night: 6:00pm & 8:30pm, May 29 and 30
  • Cast: Raúl Briones, Carolina Politi, Adrián Ladrón, Diana Sedano and Ramón Morales
  • Lighting and Set Design: Alejandro Luna
  • Price: 200 Mexican Pesos (approximately 10.50 USD)
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