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Monday concerts

Featuring differing genres. September 3: Pianist Antonio Manzo. September 10: Opera arias and duets. September 17: Songs from Broadway musicals.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.

Cirque du Soleil

The famed Montreal-based troupe brings its Mexican-themed show, Luzia, to Guadalajara for a series of presentations. Luzia is  inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture, its name fusing the sound of luz (light in Spanish) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation.  The show features a cast of 44 artists from 15 countries and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984. Its promoters in this country describe the show as “a sumptuous journey through an imaginary Mexico – a surreal world suspended between dreams and real life.”

Explanda Lopez Mateos (Avenida Lopez Mateos and Las Rosas). 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. 890-2,290 pesos, available from Ticketmaster.   

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.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Saturday, September 1, 8:30 p.m. 200-500 pesos.

World of Dinosaurs

Circus-style show for all ages, with acrobats and life-size dinosaurs.

Palcco, September 1, 2, 9, 15 and 16, noon, 4 and 7 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


The fall season kicks off with a program entitled “El Moldava” with Lanfranco Marcelletti conducting and guest pianist Elías Manzo. Works by Alejandro Basulto Martínez, Félix Mendelssohn, Eduardo Gamboa Bedrich Smetana.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, September 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 9, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Tangos with Argentinean singer Marcelo Rey.

Palcco, Thursday, September 6, 8:30 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 the fact that the original outfit was a British band, this group 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 an adaptation of this famed Spanish-themed piece, accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. With music by Rodión Schedrin, based on Bizet’s original score, this will be a world premiere featuring new choreography by Mark Godden. Also, a performance of Ravel’s Bolero, with choreography by  Ballet de Jalisco director Dariusz Blajer.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 21, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 12:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Foro Internacional De Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez 2018” with Donato Cabrera conducting and guest violinist Iván Pérez. Works by Manuel Enríquez, John Adams, Liliana Z. Del Río.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, September 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 30, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Dutch dancers

The Nederlands Dans Theater is a highly regarded Dutch contemporary dance company headquartered at the Lucent Danstheater in The Hague. Formed in 1959, the company is currently under the direction of Janine Dijkmeijer and Paul Lightfoot. They are retuning to the Diana after thrilling audiences here in 2017.

Teatro Diana, Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2, 9 p.m. 300-950 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas” with Gabriel Chmura conducting and guest violinist Angélica Olivo. Works by Mieczysław Weinberg, Astor Piazzolla, Dimitri Shostakovich.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

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.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Volodin Interpreta Brahms” with Marco Parisotto conducting and guest pianist Alexei Volodin. Works by Johannes Brahms (Piano Concerto No. 1), Schumann (Symphony No. 2, Op. 61).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 14, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Georgia National Ballet

Prestigious dance troupe from Eastern Europe presents “Khorumi,” a traditional war dance.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, 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 Escénicas, Thursday, October 25, 8:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Rachmaninov Con Vladimir Petrov“ with Marco Parisotto conducting and guest pianist Vladimir Petrov. Works by Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano Concerto No. 2), Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 25, 8:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Las Sinfonías De Mahler:  La Séptima” with Marco Parisotto conducting. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 (Song of the Night).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 1, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

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