The Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco (Jalisco Philharmonic) is one of the most dynamic orchestras in Latin America’s high-end music scene. With a long history of symphonic and operatic tradition, it celebrated its Centennial in 2015. The Orchestra was founded in the City of Guadalajara by the outstanding Mexican composer and symphonic conductor José Rolón.

Great artists like Claudio Arrau, Henryk Szerying, Mstislav Rostropovich, Nicanor Zabaleta, Arthur Rubenstein, Ruggiero Ricci, James Galway, Alfred Brendel, Bernard Flavigny, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Narciso Yepes, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alexei Volodin, MaxsimVengérov, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Francisco Araiza, Katia Ricciarelli, Rolando Villazón, Juan Diego Florez, Javier Camarena, Ramón Vargas, Maija Kovalevska, Anna Netrebko, Alfredo Daza, Elina Garanca, and such giants of the baton as Charles Dutoit and Neeme Jaarvi, have shared the stage with the Filarmónica de Jalisco.

In 2016, the Orchestra had the honor to serve as headquarters for the famed Operalia International Singing Competition, under the baton of Maestro Plácido Domingo. During that same year, the ensemble was invited to the prestigious Festival Internacional Cervantino, a cultural festival in honor of Cervantes held in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico.

International orchestra tours include presentations in the Busan Maru International Music Festival (Korea); the most important concert halls in Berlin, Munich, Essen, and Vienna; as well as (in the U.S.A) Los Angeles, and as a participant in the prestigious MEX AM Festival in San Francisco.

The OFJ has recorded on the labels SONY Classical and UNIVERSAL.

Under the baton of its current Music Director, Maestro Jesús Medina, the OFJ contemplates the universal Symphonic Repertoire in its programming decisions, all the while taking gender equity into account and featuring, in particular, the most important composers from Mexico and the State of Jalisco.