City of London Sinfonia
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Well-known orchestra interprets works by british composers, Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock and John Tavener. Solos by Matthew Barley on the cello and Daniel Bateson the oboe.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. 100-300 pesos.
One of Mexico’s most enduring and beloved singers is joined by Fabiola Finkmann.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m. 250-800 pesos.
Casa Museo Lopez Portillo
Guadalajara’s furniture museum offers free recitals for classical musical enthusiasts, featuring up-and-coming and established performers. Tuesday, May 26: Galatea Musica Antigua. Wednesday, May 27: guitar concerts with students from the University of Guadalajara music school. Saturday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.: flute students of professor Cuauhtemoc Garcia.
Casa Museo Lopez Portillo (Liceo 177). All shows at 8 p.m., unless stated. Free
Dance on Thursdays
Free modern dance shows put on by talented groups on Thursday evenings. May 28: Nemian Danza Escenica.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, Free
Thursdays at the Palace
Instead of politicians arguing, see free recitals in Guadalajara city hall’s council chamber. May 28: Big Band Jazz GDL.
Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (next to Guadalajara cathedral), Thursdays. Free.
Well-known Mexican folk singer celebrates his quarter century in the businesses.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. 250-600 pesos.
Legendary late 60s and 70s British rock band reprise hits such as “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star,” as well as some newer sounds.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. 500-1,250 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL The festival closes May 31 with a performance by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra of Sir William Walton’s score from the 1944 Oscar-winning movie “Henry V” (starring Laurence Olivier), conducted by Garry Walker, the director of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. Narration is by Mario Ivan Martinez.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.
Joe Sanders Infinity
The Jazz at Lincoln Center series continues with a concert featuring one of the most sought-after bass players of his generation. Sanders has played, recorded and toured with many great musicians, including Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck, among others. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute, his Infinity band plays in jazz clubs in New York City, and he tours frequently in Europe with the Gerald Clayton Trio.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, June 11, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.
Joven Ballet de Jalisco
Experience the passion and drama of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers in Joven Ballet de Jalisco’s premiere of “Romeo and Juliet,” set to Sergei Prokofiev’s enthralling music and choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director Dariusz Blajer. Let the dancing, music and sets transport you to Renaissance-era Italy.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 12, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m. 50-300 pesos.
The Moscow State Ballet presents “Cinderella,” composed by Sergei Prokofiev.
Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 14, 6 p.m. 500-600 pesos.
The Orquesta Sinfonia Juvenil de Guadalajara performs music by the Fab Four.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m.
Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773.
Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.
Auditorio Telmex (Periferico and Parres Arias, Los Belenes, Zapopan) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3636-5200 or visit www.auditoriotelmex.com.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351) Tickets available at the Jalisco Direccion de Danza at the Foro de Arte y Cultura, just next door. For more information call (33) 3942-1200 ext. 47859 and 47853.
Coming up at Auditorio Telmex
May 22, 23: Miguel Bose
May 27: Violetta
May 30: Deep Purple
June 5, 6: Marco Antonio Solis
June 13: Bandafest
June 14: Moscow State Ballet
June 18: Ricky Martin
June 20: Unity: the Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
June 26: Kumbia All Stars
June 27: Backstreet Boys
July 4: The Beatles Symphony Concert
July 5: Lupita D’Alessio
August 7-9: Disney on Ice
October 11: Andre Rieu