The Auditorio de Tenerife hosts a Tour 2022 concert by James Rhodes.
The pianist and writer James Rhodes turns traditional classical music concerts into an inclusive and authentic experience. The English musician currently lives in Spain, a country he loves deeply. During his concerts, he shares his love and passion for music in such a way that each attendee connects with him and with the great composers that Rhodes presents and plays. In addition, the musician is a great and unique communicator who mixes wit and a sense of humour with the great gift of knowledge. Thus, he makes serious subjects, such as classical music, accessible to all.
"During my concerts, I talk about the pieces I play, I explain why I have selected them, the significance it has for me, and in what context the piece was composed at the time." This is how James Rhodes explains his recitals in the prologue of his book "Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication, and Music," 13th edition, which has sold more than 150,000 copies in Spain alone. The book has been an unexpected and big success worldwide.
With the aim of "dusting" the image that seems to surround this musical genre, Rhodes offers a fresh look and a completely revolutionary concert format that moves away from the classical music context. The British artist has coined his own personal recital style. Apart from playing, he contextualises the works he plays by giving a prior narration about the pieces, the story behind them and their composers. James Rhodes is currently one of the main classical music promoters worldwide. He does so with tours and concerts in all kinds of festivals and venues. Likewise, he has been the main figure of several documentaries filmed with the support of British and Spanish TV channels.
This charming and talented musician strongly believes in the power of classical music: "In this concert, I would like to invite the audience to escape from the increasingly crazy world we live in and to reload a bit." Acclaimed by the critics for developing his own style, during his performances and with his very personal perspective, Rhodes contributes to show how his musical experience is. This way he dissipates the solemnity cloud that surrounds classical music and brings it closer to the general public.
The program includes:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in E minor Op. 90
-Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (With liveliness and with feeling and expression throughout)
-Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Rhapsody in G minor Op.79 no. 2
Intermezzo in E Flat major Op. 117 no. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in C major Op. 53 Waldstein
-Allegro con brio
-Introduzione. Adagio molto
-Rondo. Allegretto moderato
The ticket sales close 15 minutes before the performance starts.
Access is only allowed to children over five years of age.
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