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Guadalajara performing arts

Met Live

The first Met Live Opera simulcast from New York in 2024 is Florencia en el Amazonas.

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.  Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, January 13, noon. 200 pesos.

Battleship Potemkin & OFJ

The “reinauguration” of the exterior Ágora Jenkins arena at the Conjunto Santander de las Artes cultural complex sees the screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece “Battleship Potemkin,” one of the most emblematic films in the history of cinema. The film will accompanied live by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of José Luis Castillo. Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, January 20, 7:30 p.m. 200-270 pesos.

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Beethoven

The highly-rated Orquesta Solistas de América, accompanied by pianist Vladimir Petrov, performs three works by Beethoven, including his 6th Symphony “Pastoral”. Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, January 21, 6 p.m.

Chamber orchestra

The Universidad de Guadalajara’s Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvalcaba  (chamber orchestra) presents a concert featuring “danzon” pieces. Danzon is a slow-form genre of music and dance that originated in Cuba but is now popular in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. 200 pesos.

Met Live

The second Met Live Opera simulcast in 2024 is “Carmen” by Bizet. Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, January 27, noon. 200 pesos.

Jazz celebration

Local jazz band Troker celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert its members boldly promise will “take the audience on a sublime psychedelic jazz trip.” Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Friday, February 9, 9 p.m. 600 pesos.

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird, U.S. indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, in concert.  Teatro Diana, Thursday, February 15, 9 p.m. 500-1500 pesos.

Pink Floyd tribute

In The Flesh—one of the best tribute bands in Latin America—honor Pink Floyd. Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 17, 9 p.m. 450-700 pesos.

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