Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. January 28: Bulgarian double bassist Gergana Marinova in concert with the Janus Quartet (directed by Christopher Wilshere), comprised of Diana Carolina Laguna Rivas and Francisco Vidal Rivera González (violin),
Luis Carlos Rincón (viola) and Areli Medeles Medina (cello). Works by Bottesini and Francaix to be performed. A resident of Guadalajara since 2008, Marinova is currently with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
Ska & reggae
Ska and reggae hits interpreted by a symphony orchestra.
Teatro Diana, Friday, January 25, 9 p.m. 400-1,000 pesos.
Former Banda Los Recoditos founder went solo in 1995 and has enjoyed a stellar career ever since.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, January 26, 9 p.m. 400-2,000 pesos.
La Sonora Santanera
One of Mexico’s most famous tropical bands in concert.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 26, 8:30 p.m. 300-700 pesos.
Live from the Met
A production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in all its glory with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprising her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 2, noon. 100-250 pesos.
The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara, along with Coro Juvenil de Guadalajara, perform one of the most loved works of the operatic genre. This scenic cantata was omposed in 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, and is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection “Carmina Burana.”
Palcco, Sunday, February 3, 12:30 p.m. 500 pesos.
Piaf El Musical
Starring Mariaca Semprún as the legendary French singer, this is a critically acclaimed musical written by Venezuelan author Leonardo Padrón. Features a seven-piece band. (In Spanish.)
Teatro Galerias, Friday, February 8, 7 and 9:30 p.m. 550-850 pesos.
Celebrating 75 years of this internationally famous Latin trio known for its romantic ballads and boleros. Its members have changed across the years, obviously.
Teatro Diana, Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.. 300-900 pesos.
The Fab Four
Concert by Beatles tribute band from California.
Teatro Diana, Friday, February 22, 9 p.m. 250-600 pesos.
Joan Manuel Serrat
Barcelona-born folk and protest singer, now 75, still has a huge following in the Spanish-speaking world. He sings in both Spanish and Catalan, and has been widely influenced by various Latin American poets, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda and Spain’s Antonio Machado.
Teatro Diana, Tuesday, February 19, 9 p.m. 450-1,800 pesos.
Live from the Met
Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” sees tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks– including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 2, noon. 100-250 pesos.
Special concert featuring the famed Spanish tenor, hosted by local ranchero favorite Alejandro Fernandez, the son of Vicente Fernandez. The presentation will remember Domingo’s first professional period in Mexico, back in the 1960s.
Estadio Tres de Marzo (Patria and Pablo Neruda), Sunday, March 3, 9 p.m. 800-4,450 pesos (from Ticketmaster).
English indie pop rock band from Manchester, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. Their choice of name was inspired by a Jack Kerouac beat poetry book.
Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. 380-1,200 pesos.
Legendary rock star plays a one-off concert. Born in Autlan, Jalisco, Santana moved to California at a young age but has never ignored his “home” state. His fusion of rock and Latin American jazz has earned him numerous accolades.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 21, 9 p.m. 450-2,290 pesos.
Famed British rock band in concert for the second time in Guadalajara. (To be confirmed.)
Arena VFG, Monday, March 25.