The “Sesiones de Música Popular Contemporánea” series of Monday concerts features talented local musicians. May 7: Hard rock/grunge band Cobra Kai. May 14: Klezmer band Sherele.
Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays. Free.
A series of spring recitals held Wednesdays at the Museo Regional de Guadalajara mark the 66th anniversary of the Universidad de Guadalajara Department of Music. May 9: Anisley Martinez (soprano) and Christophe Lafontaine (piano)
Museo Regional, Liceo 60, centro historico. All 8 p.m. Free.
Guadalajara’s May Festival opens with performances by the Marie Chouinard Dance Company of Quebec of “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” based on Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.
Germany’s most famous rock band goes on and on. Formed in 1965, only rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker remains from the original quintet.
Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, May 6, 6 p.m.
The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. May 8: Chilakil Brass Quintet May 15: Flutist Pedro Velázquez Cardoso and Sergio Hernández Valdéz on piano. May 22: Leandro Avalle (piano), Leonardo Mendoza Maldonado, (cello) and Tania Romero Mayén (violin). May 29: Ivan Stebila, Diego Rojas and Omar Pérez Gaydos (violin)and Roberto José Pérez Gaydós (cello).
Teatro Alarife Mortín Casillas, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.
Famed Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist and politician is joined by Roberto Delgado & Orquesta to play music from their acclaimed album, “Salsa Big Band,” among other songs.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, May 10, 9 p.m. 900-2,000 pesos.
Popular California pop-rock band come to Guadalajara for the first time courtesy of the Hard Rock company. Concert coincides with opening of Hard Rick Hotel in the city.
Estadio Akron, Saturday, May 12, 9 p.m. Tickets from lataquillamx or stubhub.com.mx.
The band Gabacho Maroc combine modern instruments and traditional Moroccan and African instruments and vocals to create an unprecedented sound.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 18, 8:30 p.m. 140-200 pesos.
A program of French music with the Jalisco Philharmonic, featuring guest stars Leticia De Altamirano (soprano) and Dana Zemtsov (viola), under the baton of Marco Parisotto. Hear works by Gounod, Berlioz, Delibes, Massenet and Bizet.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Sunday, May 20, 12:30 p.m. 200-450 pesos.
French classical piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque (above) in concert.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
A performance by the “Amadeus” Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio.
Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. 180-250 pesos.
A recital by talented Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko.
Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. 160 pesos.
The Banda Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guadalajara is joined by invited guests Bastien Baumet, euphonium (France), Faustino Díaz, trombone (Mexico), Joao Vilao, trumpet (Portugal), Branimir León, trombone (Venezuela) and José León, trombone (Venezuela).
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, May 24, 8:30 p.m. 150 pesos.
The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Ravel, Chopin and Dutilleux. Vadym Kholodenko is the soloist; Marco Parisotto conducts.
Teatro Degollado, Friday. May 25, 8:30 p.m. 180-250 pesos.
Famed Mexican tropical band Sonora Santanera, along with singer María Fernanda, present a special show for Mother’s Day, together with a mariachi band and choir.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, May 13, 6 p.m. 350-850 pesos.
Concert by English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, May 17, 9 p.m. 450-1,200 pesos.
Bruce Harris Quartet
Third ”NY Jazz All Stars” concert of the year sees trumpeter Bruce Harris and his quartet come to town. Inspired by acclaimed director Spike Lee’s “Mo Better Blues,” Harris became enamored with the trumpet, and at the age of 13 his musical journey started. He has been heavily influenced by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Dizzy Gillespie. Harris’s professional career as a performer has been defined by his infectious joy, undeniable passion and youthful energy. His chops were honed in many of New York’s premier music venues and jazz clubs.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday. May 17, 9 p.m. 200-350 pesos.
Symphony of Our World
Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, May 31, 8:30 p.m. 550-1,200 pesos.
Romeo & Juliet
The Ballet de Jalisco presents this famous ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare’s play. The show is choreographed by the troupe’s director, Dariusz Blajer. Music is by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marco Parisotto.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 1, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, 12:30 p.m. 165-500 pesos.
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Quebec contemporary dance outfit Les 7 Doigts de la Main present the show “REVERSIBLE,” in its Latin American debut.
Teatro Degollado, Friday May 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, 12:30 and 6 p.m. 200-500 pesos.