Serrat & Sabina
Spanish folk music legends Joan Manuel Serrat and Joaquín Sabina team up for a special concert.
Catalan Serrat is one of Spain’s most recognized folk singers, while Sabina, from the Andalucia region is also an accomplished poet. Both were exiled during the Franco regime.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, December 6, 800-3,200 pesos.
Young Colombian singer and songwriter who has quickly risen to fame. He has won a Latin Grammy Award and two Latin American Music Awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Musically, Maluma’s songs have been described as reggaeton, Latin trap and pop.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, December 7, 300-2,600 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Jesus Medina returns to direct a program with Chadwick’s “Jubilee,” Elgar’s “Concerto for Cello” (with Israeli Zvi Plesser as soloist), Puccini’s intermezzo of the opera “Manon Lescaut,” and wrapping up with a delicious Respighi work, “Feste Romane.”
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, December 8, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.
December 9: Violinist Román Revueltas Retes plays pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
Recital by violinist Román Revueltas Retes, the former director of the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra. He will perform a series of pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, December 10, 8:30 p.m. Free.
Ballet de Jalisco
Jalisco’s talented state-supported ballet company, the Ballet de Jalisco, is accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (first four dates only; recorded music thereafter) in its version of the seasonal classic, The Nutcracker.
Teatro Degollado, December 12, 13, 14 , 18, 19, 20, 21, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 and 22, 12:30 p.m.
One of Mexico’s most loved rock bands in concert.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 12, 9 p.m. 400-1,300 pesos.
The University of Guadalajara’s contemporary dance group, Gineceo, presents “Historias de Invierno” (Winter Stories), a work reflecting on many aspects of the season and the holiday period.
Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (Calzada Independencia Sur, at entrance to Parque Agua Azul), Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. 150 pesos.
Well-known and respected Guadalajara-born jazz singer presents an intimate concert with a Christmas flavor – and some added surprises – in the Estudio Diana, the smaller venue located in the basement of the Teatro Diana. Recommended for jazz fans.
Estudio Diana, Friday, December 13, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.
A performance by the Classic Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, December 14, 9 p.m. 300-700 pesos.
The Polar Express
Screening of the Oscar-nominated animated movie “The Polar Express,” accompanied by a live orchestra playing the score. The story involves a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole.
Teatro Diana, Friday, December 20, 6 p.m.
Live from the Met
2020 Met simulcasts kick off with Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck.” After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei as the disturbed title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, alongside a commanding cast that also includes tenor Christopher Ventris, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, and tenor Gerhard Siegel.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 11, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.
Live from the Met
James Robinson’s stylish production of “Porgy and Bess” transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 1, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.
Lord of the Dance
Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional Irish masterpiece. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the “Lords of the Dance” and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley. With all the visceral precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, new costumes and choreography. With 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers directed by Flatley, and new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, February 15, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 390-1,650 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS: Arcano
Instrumental electric fusion trio made up of siblings Erick (piano) and Ericka (violin), plus Sara Victoria (cello), all from Tepic, Nayarit, first made a name for themselves thrilling audiences in Puerto Vallarta. Their dynamic combination of classical, pop, rock and traditional Mexican music has subsequently brought them wider acclaim and led to many recordings. This show will also feature 50 dancers, making for a memorable and colorful evening of entertainment.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, December 13, 9 p.m. 650-1,600 pesos.