A Mother’s Day special featuring the music of three greats of Mexican music: Agustin Lara, Jose Alfred Jimenez and Juan Gabriel. An orchestra, a mariachi band and a trio interpret a selection of much-loved works. The show also includes folk dancing.
Teatro Diana, Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. 200-700 pesos.
Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. May 13: Jazz guitarist Marcos Toledo presents his new album, “Winter,” recorded in Brooklyn, New York. May 20: Pianist Elias Manzo interprets works by Bach, Haydn, Field, Chopin, Bartók and Liszt. May 27: Pianist Sergio Hernandez plays Mozart’s Sonata K. 330, Grieg’s Sonata Op. 7 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 ,p.m. 100 pesos.
FESTIVAL DE MAYO. A unique collaboration, co-directed by Australia’s Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek and commissioned by contemporary dance company Dancenorth with Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo, Senyawa. This ecstatic dance ritual draws the audience and performers together into a unique trance-noise odyssey.
Teatro Degollado, Saturday, May 11, 8:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.
Live from the Met
The Teatro Diana hosts the final simulcast of the Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 season: Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 11. 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.
Italian classical guitarist Davide Giovanni Tomasi is considered one of the most promising soloists of his generation. The winner of the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, he has won more than 25 prizes in international competitions, including the Tokyo International Guitar Competition.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. 150 pesos.
Dancers from the talented University of Colima troupe give a special performance.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. 300-650 pesos.
¡El Chou! Noche de flores y lechugas
Clowns. dancers, acrobats, jugglers, musicians, comics, magicians, fakirs, athletes, improv artists combine for a unique interactive show.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 5 p.m. 250 pesos.
Royal Russian Ballet
Dancers from acclaimed Russian troupe pay homage to Tchaikovsky with experts from ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 11, 8:30 p.m. 390-785 pesos.
Music in churches
FESTIVAL DE MAYO. All free.
Monday, May 13. A quartet from the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra at the Templo de Santa Teresa de Jesús (Morelos 525, Guadalajara Centro), 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14. The Zapopan Municipal Choir at the Templo de Santa Mónica (Reforma 409, Guadalajara Centro), 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22. The Orquesta de Cámara de Zapopan at the Parroquia de la Divina Providencia, 8 p.m.
Monday, May 27. The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Zapopan at the Parroquia del Calvario (Av. B 623, Colonia Seattle), 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28. The Universidad Panamericana Choir at the Templo Expiatorio (Enrique Diaz de Leon and Lopez Cotilla), 8 p.m.
Benny Benack III Quartet
U.S. jazz trumpeter and singer Benny Benack is the latest figure to visit the city in the Jazz at Lincoln Center series sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara. Hailed by the New York Times as “a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer,” Benack has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Thursday, May 16, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
FESTIVAL DE MAYO. A contemporary circus arts presentation created by Australian director Yaron Lifschitz. Also with the Debussy Quartet.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 8:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.
Chilean singer is the flavor of the day, having the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards (five in 2017). To date she has sold more than half a million albums in Latin America and nearly 800,000 digital copies between albums and singles, making her the Chilean singer with the most sales in the digital era.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. 350-1,300 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
FESTIVAL DE MAYO. Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson performs music by Cristina García Islas and Philip Glass. Also, Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.” Jesús Medina conducts.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 26, 12:30 p.m. 180-300 pesos.
FESTIVAL DE MAYO. A concert featuring this aboriginal didgeridoo player from Mount Isa, Queensland who learned to play the instrument from his uncle, an elder of the Wannyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes. Barton is widely recognized as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players and the leading player in the classical world. Also featuring an ensemble made up of Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra players.
Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 p.m. 140-200 pesos.
Local group performs ancient music from Europe and the Americas.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. 150-400 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
FESTIVAL DE MAYO. Australian conductor Jennifer Condon leads the orchestra in works by Australian composers. Didgeridoo player William Barton is the invited soloist. The finale is a version of the Australian classic “Waltzing Matilda,” composed by Charles Mackerras.
Friday, May 31, 8:30 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
Acclaimed Lebanese-born Spanish violinist in concert.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Friday, May 31, 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m. 500-1,200 pesos.
The Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid presents El amor brujo (Love the Magician, literally, Spell-bound Love or The Bewitched Love), a ballet composed in 1914-15 by Manuel de Falla to a libretto by Gregorio Martínez Sierra.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes Escénicas, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.