The “Sesiones de Música Popular Contemporánea” series of Monday concerts features talented local musicians. May 14: Klezmer band Sherele.
Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays. Free.
The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. May 15: Flutist Pedro Velázquez Cardoso with Sergio Hernández (above photo) 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.
The popular California pop-rock band come to Guadalajara for the first time courtesy of the Hard Rock company. The concert coincides with opening of Hard Rock Hotel in the city.
Estadio Akron, Saturday, May 12, 9 p.m. Tickets from lataquillamx or stubhub.com.mx.
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.
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.
Faustino Díaz on trombone, Joao Vilão (Portugal) on trumpet and Carlos Gutiérrez on piano.
Templo de Santa María de Gracia (Av. Hidalgo 156, to one side of Teatro Degollado), Monday, May 21, 8:45 p.m.
Bastien Baumet (France) on euphonium, Branimir León and José León on trombone, and Carlos Gutiérrez on piano. Templo de San Sebastián de Analco (Cuauhtémoc 287), Tuesday, May 22, 8:45 p.m.
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.
Great mariachi voices
Accompanied by the famous Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán are Edwin Origel, Manuel Vargas, Francisco González, Pepe Martínez Junior and Arturo Vargas – all stellar names in the mariachi world.
Teatro Diana, Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. 400-900 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.
Three tribute bands – Midnight Special, Wish and The Appetites – interpret songs by rock legends Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cure and Guns N’ Roses.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 24, 6 p.m. 250-600 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS: May Festival closer
The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Ravel, Chopin and Dutilleux. The invited soloist, acclaimed pianist Vadym Kholodenko from the Ukraine, is back on the concert circuit after suffering the tragic loss of his two small children several years ago in Dallas, Texas. Marco Parisotto conducts the closing concert in the city’s Festival de Mayo.
Teatro Degollado, Friday. May 25, 8:30 p.m. 180-250 pesos.