Tapatios and visitors to Guadalajara won’t want for a lack of elite cultural offerings as the year progresses.
As the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra continue their opening season through the Easter holiday (Thursdays, 8;30 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 p.m. at the Teatro Degollado Theater), other city venues are chipping in with musical delight to suit all tastes and age groups.
There a still a handful of tickets available for the Andrea Bocelli concert at the Las Canadas Country Club on Friday, February 24, 7 p.m. The remaining tickets range in price from 7,000 to 25,000 pesos. To purchase tickets, see funticket.mx.
The New York Jazz All Stars series begins its 2023 cycle on Tuesday, March 9, with a concert by the Theo Crocker Quartet at the Conjunto de las Artes. Grammy Award nominee Crocker is a trumpeter, composer, producer and vocalist who spent seven years in China and performing on that country’s emerging jazz scene. Other dates are May 18 (Alexa Tarantino), June 15 (Sean Mason), September 7 (Thana Alexa), October 5 (Walter Blanding), November 9 (Christian McBride).
Huge U.S. stars, The Killers (still tickets) and Billie Ellish (sold out), play the VFG Arena on March 30 and April 2 respectively.
While Pink Floyd’s (at war) members are unlikely to reunite ever again, you can see the next best thing when Marrano Rosa, considered by music critics as the best Pink Floyd tribute band in Latin America, present a multimedia show as part of their Great Pulse in the Sky Tour Friday, July 21 at the Teatro Diana.
The Live from the Met transmissions continue at the Conjunto de las Artes with Lohengrin by Richard Wagner on Saturday, March 18, 9:55 a.m. Subsequent programs are Falstaff by Guiseppe Verdi on April 1, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss on April 22, Champion by Terence Blanchard on May 6, Don Giovani by Mozart on May 20, and The Magic Flute by Mozart on June 3.
A full production of the opera “Madame Butterfly” by Puccini will be staged Sunday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 12 at the Conjunto de las Artes. Taking the lead role is Maria Katzarava, one of Mexico’s most talented opera singers who achieved international fame by winning first place in the Operalia competition held in Canada in 2008. Tickets 320-950 pesos.
Il Volo, the acclaimed Italian operatic pop trio, bring their sweet voices to the Auditorio Telmex on Friday, March 24, 9 p.m. Tickets 550-2,400 pesos.
Despite the turmoil caused by the recent earthquake in their country, an Anatolan dance company will showcase traditional interpretations in their “Dance of Epics” show at the Teatro Diana on Friday, March 24, 9 p.m. 300-800 pesos.
Both the Teatro Diana and the large Auditorio Telmex cater to fans of Mexican, Latino and Spanish popular music genres. Check out their websites for a full schedule of concerts featuring some of the biggest names in Latin America (Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Montaner, Napoleon, Ricardo Aronja, Glori Trevi, Ana Gabriel).