Dance on Thursdays
Free modern dance shows put on by talented groups on Thursday evenings. May 21: Paty Geyer Dance Company. May 28: Nemian Danza Escenica.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, Free
Thursdays at the Palace
Instead of politicians arguing, see free recitals in Guadalajara city hall’s council chamber. May 21: Camerata Nova Galicia. May 28: Big Band Jazz GDL.
Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (next to Guadalajara cathedral), Thursdays. Free.
Casa Museo Lopez Portillo
Guadalajara’s furniture museum offers free recitals for classical musical enthusiasts, featuring up-and-coming and established performers. Tuesday, May 19: opera arias. Wednesdays, May 20 & 27: guitar concerts with students from the University of Guadalajara music school. Tuesday, May 26: Galatea Musica Antigua. Saturday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.: flute students of professor Cuauhtemoc Garcia.
Casa Museo Lopez Portillo (Liceo 177). All shows at 8 p.m., unless stated. Free
Michael Nyman Band
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Innovative British band plays contemporary classical music, minimalist music and film scores.
Teatro Degollado, Saturday, May 16, 8:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.
Veteran Mexican crooner Jose Jose comes to town.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 16, 9 p.m. 200-600 pesos.
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Mexico’s greatest tenor of the moment, Javier Camarena, joins the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra for a much-anticipated opera gala. Considered the sensation of the moment in the opera world, the 39-year-old received a rare honor at the Metropolitan Opera last April, becoming only the third singer in 70 years to perform an aria encore, following a prolonged ovation for his second act aria “Si, ritrovarla io giuro (Yes, I swear I’ll find her) in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Camarena will perform works by Gounod, Bizet, Donizetti, Rossini and Verdi. Note that ticket prices are slightly higher for this performance than other festival shows.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.
Cri Cri special
The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra plays the much-loved children’s compositions written by Francisco Gabilondo Soler (Cri Cri). Also featuring two sopranos, two tenors, a baritone and a mezzo-soprano.
Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, May 19, 8 p.m. 150-400 pesos.
Australian soft rock duo celebrates its 40th anniversary in the music business with a special anniversary concert in a city that has always made them feel welcome.
Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, May 20, 9 p.m. 450-1,000 pesos.
Gecko Theater Company
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL A contemporary “physical dance” theater company from the United Kingdom presents “Missing,” described as an “exploration and reflection on the impact our early lives and memories have on us.”
Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, May 20 & Thursday, May 21, 8:30 p.m. 100-200 pesos.
City of London Sinfonia
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Well-known orchestra interprets British works.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. 100-300 pesos.
One of Mexico’s most enduring and beloved singers is joined by Fabiola Finkmann.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m. 250-800 pesos.
Akram Khan Company
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL The 14-year-old Akram Khan Company, one of the foremost innovative dance outfits in the United Kingdom, present the show “Kaash.” A milestone in this company’s trajectory was the creation of a section of the London Olympic Games opening ceremony in 2012. Kaash (the Hindi word for “if only”) continues Khan’s quest to “build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and Indian classical dance.”
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30, 8:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.
Well-known Mexican folk singer celebrates his quarter century in the businesses.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. 250-600 pesos.
Legendary late 60s and 70s British rock band reprise hits such as “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star,” as well as some newer sounds.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. 500-1,250 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL The festival closes May 31 with a performance by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra of Sir William Walton’s score from the 1944 Oscar-winning movie “Henry V” (starring Laurence Olivier), conducted by Garry Walker, the director of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. Narration is by Mario Ivan Martinez.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.
Joe Sanders Infinity
The Jazz at Lincoln Center series continues with a concert featuring one of the most sought-after bass players of his generation. Sanders has played, recorded and toured with many great musicians, including Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck, among others. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute, his Infinity band plays in jazz clubs in New York City, and he tours frequently in Europe with the Gerald Clayton Trio.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, June 11, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.
Joven Ballet de Jalisco
Experience the passion and drama of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers in Joven Ballet de Jalisco’s premiere of “Romeo and Juliet,” set to Sergei Prokofiev’s enthralling music and choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director Dariusz Blajer. Let the dancing, music and sets transport you to Renaissance-era Italy.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 12, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m. 50-300 pesos.
The Moscow State Ballet presents “Cinderella,” composed by Sergei Prokofiev.
Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 14, 6 p.m. 500-600 pesos.
The Orquesta Sinfonia Juvenil de Guadalajara performs music by the Fab Four.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m.
Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773.
Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.
Auditorio Telmex (Periferico and Parres Arias, Los Belenes, Zapopan) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3636-5200 or visit www.auditoriotelmex.com.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351) Tickets available at the Jalisco Direccion de Danza at the Foro de Arte y Cultura, just next door. For more information call (33) 3942-1200 ext. 47859 and 47853.