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 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 21, noon. 220-400 pesos.
Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. 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.
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.
Del Toro film scores
A one-off concert featuring the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) 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.
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.
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, Thursday, September 5, 9 p.m. 380-1,680 pesos.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 23; Tuesday, August 27; Wednesday, August 28. Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30, all at 8:30 p.m.
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.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, August 10, x p.m.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, August 23, 9 p.m.
Mumford & Sons
Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, September 24, 9 p.m.