Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
A curtain-raiser to its fall season offers two concerts featuring works from some of the most iconic and popular movies of the past half-century, including “2001: Spacey Odyssey” (Strauss), the 2005 version of “King Kong” (James Newton Howard), “The Lord of the Rings” (Howard Shore), “Pirates of the Caribbean” (Zimmer), “Gladiator” (Zimmer), and the “The Magnificent Seven” (Elmer Bernstein).
Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 8, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.
See dances from all over the country, as well as emotive local favorites, such as the “Jarabe Tapatio” and “La Culebra.” Not to be missed!
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, September 10 and 17. All start at 6 p.m. 100-420 pesos.
Italian operatic pop trio pays tribute to the “Three Tenors” – José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, September 10, 6 p.m. 500-1,300 pesos.
Concerts/recitals are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city. September 11: Klaus Mayer Big Band pays homage to Ella Fitzgerald. September 18: Charlie Jazz interprets Frank Sinatra (part 2). September 25: Canadian violinist Chris Wilshere, accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara.
Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.
The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. September 12: Recital by Georgina Oñate Aguirre (flute) and Luis Javier Ochoa Santana (guitar). September 19: Recital with Virginia Mora (soprano), Edna Alatorre Lobato (mezzo-soprano) and Fernando López Hernádez (tenor), accompanied by Jorge Luis Godínez on piano. Pieces by Puccini, Donizetti, Offenbach, Rachmaninoff, María Grever and others. September 26: Recital in honor of music teacher Leonor Montijo Beraud, winner of the Jalisco 2010 Culture Prize, with Róbert Márkus (violin), Manuel Olivares (viola), Yalissa Cruz Espino (cello), Rosa Maria Valdez (piano).
Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.
Rafael Carlín y Compañía present a kinesthetic interpretation of Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s “La Primavera” (Spring).
Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (entrance to Parque Agua Azul on Calzada Independencia), Wednesday, September 13, 20, 27, 8 p.m.
Weekly performances by a variety of modern and classic dance troupes. September 14: Compañía Canela Fina (flamenco fusion). September 21: Compañía Rojo Flamenco. September 28: more flamenco.
Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.
Concert by famed U.S. band now in their 50th year.
Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, September 12, 9 p.m. 650-1,450 pesos.
Local musician/composer known for her eclectic repertoire, featuring jazz, funk, soul, rock and folk music.
Teatro Torres Bodet (Av. España 2020, Colonia Moderna), Thursday, September 14, 8:30 p.m. Tickets 300 pesos from voyalteatro.com.
Semi-pro production of work based on 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann. Featuring live music from the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Guadalajara.
Teatro Galerias (Av. Lapizlazuli 3345, across from Plaza del Sol), Saturday, September 16, 7 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
Concert by widely acclaimed Mexican-American singer-songwriter who works in multiple genres, including Mexican traditional and popular music.
Teatro Diana, Friday, September 22, 9 p.m. 350-1,200 pesos.
Romeo & Juliet
The Ballet Jalisco, the only professional classical troupe in the state, teams up with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra to present the renowned work by Russian composer Sergie Prokofiev, based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 22, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. 100-400 pesos.
The Moscow State Ballet returns to present classic work.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, September 29, 9 p.m. 300-650 pesos.
Cinema Paraiso& Amelie
Musical scores from both award-winning films played by pianist Roberto Salomon. Cinema Paraiso at 4 p.m. and Amelie at 7:30 p.m.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 1. 200-380 pesos for each performance.
Camila Meza Quartet
Concert by Chilean-born jazz vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, described as “one of New York’s best kept secrets.” The New York Times said “Traces,” her first CD released last year, highlighted her “streamlined poise, evident in both her singing and her harmonically astute guitar solos.”
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, October 5, 9 p.m. 250 pesos (in advance), 350 pesos at door.
One of the most iconic heavy metal bands in concert.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, October 5, 9 p.m. 650-1,550 pesos.
The Met: Live in HD
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live simulcasts begins its 12th season with a new production of Bellini’s “Norma,” directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring Sondra Radvanovsky.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 7, 11:55 a.m. 100-250 pesos.
The Met: Live in HD
The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart’s masterpiece, “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute). Met Music Director Emeritus James Levinec onducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovoas the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werbaas the bird-catching Papageno.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 14, noon. 100-250 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Fall season continues with program titled “Hungarian Impressions.” Works by Kodaly, Liszt, Brahms (Hungarian Dances 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7) and Bartok. Guest pianist Daniela Liebman.
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 19, 8:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS: Jalisco Philharmonic
The state orchestra gets its fall season underway with a special program dedicated to Mexican composers. Topping the bill will be Jose Pablo Moncayo’s moving “Huapango” composition. Also featured will be pieces by Silvestre Revueltas and Arturo Marquez. Young, locally-born composer Juan Pablo Contreras will be on hand to conduct the Guadalajara debut of his latest work, “Mariachitlan.” JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto takes the baton and Carlos Prieto, one of Mexico’s leading cellists, is the invited soloist. Amazingly, ticket prices are still the same as last year. In fact, they have not changed for the past five years! Expect a sellout.
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, September 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos