The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara returns to the stage for a short summer season.
First-timers to Mexico should not miss the opportunity to witness the color, folklore and passion of these shows, which pay homage to the multitude of dances, music and costumes found throughout the republic. Take a journey from pre-Hispanic times, through various states, including Michoacan and Veracruz, to the epic and emotive Jalisco finale.
Conjunto Santander de Artes Escencias, Sunday, July 14 and 21, noon. 220-400 pesos.
Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. July 15: Students from the Escuela de Música Suzuki Palcco interpret famous movie scores, including “Star Wars.” July 22: Four hands piano recital with Rosalinda Preciado and Guillermo Salvador. July 29: the Jhoe Garay jazz quintet from New York (above).
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100-150 pesos.
by André Reyes
Revamped group features one of the original sibling founders of the south-of-France band that captured the world’s imagination half a century ago.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, July 12, 9 p.m. 380-1,680 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Jesus Medina directs the OFJ and German-Canadian-American trumpet soloist and UCLA professor Jens Lindemann in what may be Haydn’s most popular concerto, “Concierto para trompeta y orquesta en mi bemol mayor” (Trumpet concerto in E-flat major). Also scheduled are Mozart’s “Sinfonía Núm. 35, Haffner” (Symphony No. 35 – the Haffner Symphony), which began as a serenade for a nobleman; along with Aaron Copland’s one-movement symphony, “El Salon Mexico,” and Scottish-Canadian composer Allan Gilliland’s 2003 jazz concerto for clarinet and orchestra, “Dreaming of the Masters.”
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.
Paul Nedzela has become one of today’s top baritone saxophone players. He has played with many renowned artists and ensembles, and studied with some of the foremost baritone saxophonists in the world, including Joe Temperley, Gary Smulyan, and Roger Rosenberg.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, July 18, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
The Orchestra of the Americas (Orquesta de las Américas) is a pan-American symphony of top musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing 25-plus countries in the Western Hemisphere. The orchestra’s mission is to empower rising musical leaders to transform lives across the Americas and beyond.
Conjunto Santander de Artes Escencias, Friday, July 19, 8:30 p.m. 180-350 pesos.
Local ballet star Isaac Hernandez brings some of the world’s most talented dancers to the city. This will be the last show in his Despertares series.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m. 450-2,500 pesos.
The International Contemporary Dance Gala features well-known foreign and national dance companies, including the Hamburg Dance Company, FDR Dance (Rotterdam) and Contempodanza (Mexico City).
Palcco, Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 28, 12:30 p.m. 200-500 pesos.
Brazilian crooner, who sings primarily in English, presents romantic songs, including ”From Russia With Love,” “Just the Way You Are,” “La Vie En Rose,” “More Than I Can Bear” and others.
Teatro Diana, Friday, August 9, 9 p.m. 400-1,600 pesos.
U.S. violinist, singer and songwriter who presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and rock to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various sound tracks.
Teatro Diana, Monday, August 12, 9 p.m. 680-1,500 pesos.
Be transported to Paris for a night of gypsy jazz courtesy of Mónica Zuloaga and Oh La Lá! Manouche.
Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, August 15, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.
Popular Mexican folk singer performs his greatest hits in a concert marking 20 years since a landmark gig in the Parque Naucalli in Mexico City, which was later remastered into two albums.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, August 17, 8 p.m. 400-800 pesos.
Colorful and animated spectacle from Cuba, based on the show offered at the famous Havana club over almost eight decades.
Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, 9 p.m.; and Saturday, August 24, 8 p.m.
The 50th anniversary tour of famed English rock band, known primarily for their acclaimed debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King,” which fused elements of jazz, classical and experimental music.
Teatro Diana, Monday, August 26, 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 p.m. 480-1,980 pesos.
Jerome Jennings Quartet
The Jazz At Lincoln Center series continues with a performance by a quartet led by drummer Jerome Jennings who has played every major jazz club in New York City from The Village Vanguard, Birdland and The BlueNote, to Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. Internationally he’s performed in over 45 countries. In the fall of 2017, Jennings accepted the position as resident director of The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, September 26, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS: Del Toro’s film scores
A one-off concert featuring the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) has been planned in tandem with film director Guillermo del Toro’s “Monsters” exhibit currently running at the Museo de las Artes. The orchestra will perform music from the soundtracks of many of Del Toro’s films. Conducting the OFJ will be Tim Davies, an Australian orchestrator and composer for film, television, video games and the concert stage. Davies has collaborated with Del Toro on several projects, including “Crimson Peak” and “Trollhunters.” Other credits of his include “The Lego Movie 2,” “Ant-Man” and the Wasp,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Empire,” “La La Land,” “Minions” and “Frozen.”
The concert is scheduled Sunday, July 28, 4 p.m. at the Auditorio Telmex. Entry will be free, but getting tickets will be complex, apparently including visits to the auditorium box office, the Museo de las Artes box office and Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) social media sites.