Free concerts by contemporary pop and rock artists of various genres – local, national and, sometimes, international.
August 20: Jose Meyer y los Bravos de Occidente (fusion of folk, country, americana and classic rock). August 27: Soulvivors (blues).
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Mondays, 8 p.m. Free.
More on Mondays
Monday concerts of differing genres. August 20: Ensamble Scherzy.
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Musica y Opera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. August 21: Operatic favorites with Alan Hernandez (tenor), Gabriela Florez (mezzosoprano), Hector Miguel Ocampo (piano), Erick Lopez (flute). August 28: Ancient music with Volta, a nine-member group.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.
Orquesta Tipica de Guadalajara
Concert to mark 39th anniversary of founding of this local grouping that predominantly performs traditional Mexican tunes, waltzes and polkas. Invited artists include the Amaral Chorus, the Ballet Ciudad de Guadalajara, Dina Buendia and Alberto Angel “El Cuervo.”
Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, August 21, 8 p.m. 40-100 pesos.
Rock Pack: The Legends of Rock
A concert experience featuring the lead vocalists, past and present from bands such as Chicago (Bill Champlin), Journey (Kevin Chalfant), Boston (Fran Cosmo), Santana (Alex Lingergood) and Toto (Bobby Kimball). and more.
Teatro Diana, Wednesday, August 22, 9 p.m.
God Save the Queen
One of the most highly-rated Queen tribute bands.
Palcco, Thursday, August 23, 9 p.m. 250-350 pesos.
Marquis Hill Quartet
Award-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Marquis Hill in concert.
Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, August 23, 9 p.m.
The gala concerts at the majestic Teatro Degollado are among the high points of the city’s International Mariachi Festival in Guadalajara. On six evenings during the festival, the country’s top mariachi groups perform alongside the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in lively and emotional performances.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 24; Saturday, August 25; Tuesday, August 28; Wednesday, August 29; Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. All at 8:30 p.m. 550-2,300 pesos, available from Ticketmaster and Chamber of Commerce (Camara de Comercio) box offices, (33)3880-9043.
Cirque du Soleil
The famed Montreal-based troupe brings its Mexican-themed show, Luzia, to Guadalajara for a series of presentations.
Explanda Lopez Mateos (Avenida Lopez Mateos and Las Rosas). 890-2,290 pesos, available from Ticketmaster. Thursday, August 30, 9 p.m.; Friday, August 31. 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 1, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 2, 1 and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, September 4, 9 p.m.; Wednesday, September 5, 9 p.m.; Thursday, September 6, 9 p.m.; Friday, September 7, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 8, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 9, 1 and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, September 11, 9 p.m.; Wednesday, September 12, 9 p.m.; Thursday, September 13, 9 p.m.; Friday, September 14, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 15, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 16, 1 and 5 p.m.
Catherine Russell Quartet
U.S. vocalist whose father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, the late Carline Ray, held degrees from both Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music and performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm during World War II.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m. 200-350 pesos.
Depeche Mode tribute band, Strangelove, in concert. Despite being a British band, this outfit is composed of four musicians from Los Angeles.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m. 400-800 pesos.
Carmen & Bolero
The Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only full-time professional classical dance troupe, presents adaptations of these famed Spanish-themed pieces, accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 21, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 12:30 p.m.
Les Balletde Montecarlo
Premier European dance troupe presents “Swan Lake.” Thirty dancers are expected in Guadalajara to perform ballet’s most famous and adored work. Established in 1985, the troupe is the official company of the Principality of Monaco.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Friday, October 5, 9 p.m.; Saturday. October 6, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, 6 p.m. 500-1,100 pesos.
Georgia National Ballet
Prestigious dance troupe from Eastern Europe presents “Khorumi,” a traditional war dance.
Conjunto de las Artes Escenicas, Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 p.m.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
World-famous chamber orchestra, founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, makes a side trip to Guadalajara after headlining the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato.
Conjunto de las Artes Escenicas, Thursday, October 25, 8:30 p.m.
GR RECOMMENDS: Vivica Genaux
Acclaimed Alaska-born mezzosoprano Vivica Genaux in concert, accompanied by baroque musical group Antiqva Metropoli, directed by Luca Giardini, also an accomplished violinist.
Genaux began her professional career specializing in charming portrayals of Rossini comic heroines (Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, Angelina in La Cenerentola). She has performed these roles more than 200 times with many of the major U.S. opera companies, including the Metropolitan, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego, Pittsburgh and Minnesota Operas. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, with the Los Angeles Opera, the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin and the Opéra National de Paris.
Conjunto de las Artes Escenicas, Saturday, September 1, 8:30 p.m. 200-500 pesos.