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The bands of Garachico, San Andrés and El Sauzal closed this year's edition

 

On Sunday, 19 June, at 11:30 a.m., the Auditorio de Tenerife hosted the last concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle at the Chamber Hall, gathering about one hundred wind band musicians from Garachico, Amigos del Arte (San Andrés, Santa Cruz) and San Pedro (El Sauzal). The cycle started in the year 2005 as an initiative of the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the collaboration of the Tenerife Island Council.

The wind band Agrupación Musical de Garachico began to play in the first half of the 19th  century. Conducted by Antonio Gutiérrez, it performed three pieces from its repertoire: Miguel Carlos Gómez Perona, by Ferrer Ferrán, The Lion King, arranged by John Higgins, and finally The Blues Brothers Revue, with arrangements by Jay Bocook.

The band Agrupación Musical Amigos del Arte, from San Andrés, district of Santa Cruz de Tenerife performed four pieces. Conducted by Juan Antonio Domínguez, the band played Cortes de la Frontera, by Manuel Navarro Mollor, Lawrence of Arabia, by Maurice Jarre, arranged by John Glenesk Mortimer, 76 Trombones, by Meredith Wilson, arranged by Naohiro Iwai, and La La Land, by Michael Brown.

Francisco Jairo Cabrera, conductor of the band Agrupación Musical San Pedro, from El Sauzal, was on charge of closing this edition of the Primavera Musical concert cycle. For this occasion, the band prepared Música, maestro, by Manuel Navarro Mollor, Amapola, by José María Lacalle, arranged by Naohiro Iwai, and Malagueña, by Ernesto Lecuona, with arrangements by Michael Sweeney.

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This week the Contemporary Music Festival (FMUC) continues with the programme with three concerts and a composers' gathering at the Auditorio de Tenerife

 

The FMUC continues with the programme at the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Three concerts and a composers gathering comprise the proposal that includes the Première of Afrocán, the new work by Francis Hernández. 

The concert Homenaje takes place on Wednesday. 15 June at 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber Hall. It pays tribute to the progress made by the teaching of percussion in Tenerife for more than 30 years in the field of classical percussion; and to the people who encouraged that development. 

The percussion pupils from the Professional Music Conservatoire of Tenerife, the current and old Higher Music Conservatory of the Canaries, the Municipal Music and Dance School La Orotava, the Music School of Puerto de la Cruz and the band Banda Nivaria de Arafo play during the programme. Tickets are for free, but they have to be withdrawn from the website or box office.

The new work by the composer Francis Hernández, Afrocán, will be prémiered on the June at 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber Hall. It is a suite written for an ensemble of popular instruments inspired by the document and exhibition of the same title created by the Canary Islands-born sculptor Martin Chirino. 

The percussion group of the Higher Music Conservatory of the Canaries, Pablo Díaz (El Hierro flute), Jeremías Martín (accordion), Félix Morales (multi-instrumentalist) and Hernández will play this new creation. The tickets are already on sale. 

In addition, this concert will be played on Thursday morning as a teaching session for hundreds of schoolchildren that have already worked with the teaching and musical resources offered by the Auditorio de Tenerife to schools.

Finally, on Friday [17] pm two complementary but different activities will take place. At 5:30 p.m. at the Sala Puerto, Auditorio, the composers Diego Navarro, Francis Hernández, Laura Vega, Pedro Vicedo, Samuel Aguilar and Rubens Askenar will gather. The discussion will be coordinated by Paula Hernández Dionis.

Then at 7:30 p.m., the TAK-NARA Percussion Group (Javi Rodríguez and Paco Díaz) will offer a concert at the Sala Castillo. It is a concert formed by works by the composers participating in the gathering, like La consagración del perfume, by Laura Vega, A Taburiente by Francis Hernández and Orionis, by Samuel Aguilar Access for both activities through the car park.

Tickets for free are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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The National Music Prize and conductor Javier Perianes makes his début at the helm of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra with works by Mozart and Beethoven

 

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra closes the season with a concert under the direction of the pianist Javier Perianes. The programme covers a repertoire between the Classicism and the Romantic era with compositions by Mozart and Beethoven. This new gathering takes place on Friday [17t] at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The same concert takes place on Saturday [18th] at 8:30 p.m. in Santa Cruz de La Palma at the Teatro Circo de Marte.

This double concert starts with the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dated in 1777, this is the first concert for a keyboard that the Austrian composer wrote to be premièred by a soloist different from himself. In this case, it was Victoire Jenamy. This work was considered a turning point in terms of originality and determination among the scores Mozart signed.  The composition notably includes intricate musical fragments that combine themes and phrasings, dialogues within the orchestra and its fusion with the soloist.

During the concert's second part, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig Van Beethoven. The work was composed in 1800 and premièred in 1803 in the midst of his existential torment due to his increasing deafness. The piece is devoted to Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. It reflects the intensity and dramatic strength of the Pathétiquecomposed by Beethoven just a few months before. Its execution is very demanding with technical dynamics that finish with a triumphant closing, like a return to life.

Javier Perianes, National Music Prize in 2012 and Artist of the Year in 2019 by the ICMA, has conducted the most renowned orchestras all over the world. He has taken part at festivals like BBC Proms, Lucerne, La Roque d'Anthéron, Grafenegg, the Prague Spring International Music Festival, Ravello, San Sebastian, Santander, Granada, Vail, Blossom and Ravinia.

During the season 2021/2022 he made his début with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Sidney Symphony, Aurora Orchestra and Kristiansand Orchestra. He has also conducted the San Francisco Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Gustavo Gimeno. Likewise, he participated in the world première of the Piano and Orchestra concert by the Peruvian Composer Jimmy López.

In addition, Perianes has shown his double role as pianist and conductor with ensembles like the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, ADDA Simfónica or the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra.

To his credit, he has collaborated with other conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Klaus Mäkelä, Sakari Oramo, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, Ivan Fischer, Gustavo Gimeno, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Simone Young, Juanjo Mena, Vladimir Jurowski, David Afkham, François-Xavier Roth or Daniel Harding.

The tickets for the concert in the  Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For the concert at the Teatro Circo de Marte, the invitations are available at the following link:https://entrees.es/evento/orquesta-sinfonica-de-tenerife-y-javier-perianes-entradas

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FMUC proposes for Tuesday ˋAround de soundˊ, a project by Joan Castelló inspired by the Fluxus art movement

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife hosts the programme of the Tenerife Contemporary Music Festival FMUC next week. The first concert, Around the sound, takes place on Tuesday [14th] at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium's Chamber Hall with the percussionist Joan Castelló and the guitarist Iván Valdés

Around the sound......y el ruido en silencio se volvió (.... and the noise in silence came back) is a project by Castelló which he founded in 2020 and is focused on the study, performance and dissemination of the music of the 20th and 21stcenturies. The last concerts organised by the musician encouraged a closer collaboration with fellow composer, producer, guitarist and electroacoustic music expert Iván Valdés. 

It is a multifaceted show, created and developed by Castelló, inspired by the echoes of the Fluxus movement. This Latin word, fluxus, which means the flow, is movement in the visual arts and music and literature. It had its most active moment between the decades of the sixties and seventies in the 20th century. It declared itself against the traditional art objects as goods and proclaimed itself as anti-art. 

Several of the artists of Fluxus were pioneers in the use of video and television devices in their works, resulting in the start of video art, video objectsvideo performanceshappening and installations, including Wolf Vostell or Yoko Ono. Around the Sound is a contribution, through the eyes of 2021, to the wake left by this artistic movement.

This project, artistically directed by the composer Castelló, is a specific commission by the National Centre of Music Dissemination (CNDM) within the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport and was released for the first time at the Vostell de Malpartida Museum (Cáceres, Spain). According to Castelló, the work was composed through feeling, emotion and passion. 

"They are moods that have been reflected in the score, in fact, there are parts that were composed where it isn't necessary to play what is really written on the score, but rather they are performed and made on their own", the musician explains and assures that "this results in high performative content, therefore each performance of this work makes it unique and unrepeatable".

From a compositional perspective, this is music that is constantly evolving and developing. The rules that obliged composers to write something that they didn't feel had been ignored. There is no established composition system or rules although it contains reminiscences of the aforementioned Fluxus movement. It is a concerto that is devised and written for live performance, where the aim is to convey a sense of non-conformity towards society.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

The next performances of FMUC continue on Wednesday [15th] with Homenaje (Tribute), which pays tribute to the development of percussion teaching in Tenerife; on Thursday [16th] with Afrocán, Première of new work by composer Francis Hernández; and on Friday [17th] with the meeting of music composers which ends with a concert including works by these creators. The information is available at www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

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The penultimate event of Primavera Musical takes place this Sunday 

 

This Sunday, 12 June, at 11:30 a.m., the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts at the Chamber Hall a penultimate concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle, with performances of the wind bands Alcaraván, San Sebastián and Isorana, coming from San Juan de la Rambla, Tejina (La Laguna) and Guía de Isora, respectively. The cycle is an initiative by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' and the collaboration of the Tenerife Island Council. 

The band Asociación Artística Alcaraván, founded in 1870 in the municipality of San Juan de la Rambla, will perform three pieces in the Auditorio de Tenerife: Jordi, by José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, Irlenad: of legend and lore, by Robert Smith; and Star Wars Saga, by John Williams, arranged by Stephn Bulla. The band will be conducted by Miguel Ángel Arrocha.

The second brass band that participates during this Sunday's concert is the Asociación Musical San Sebastián, from Tejina. Conducted by Oswaldo Raiko Cruz, the band will perform Icod, by José Martín Domingo, Pequeña Czarda, by Pedro Iturralde, with Jacob Molina saxophonist soloist, and Morlacki Ples, by Tonci Ciceric.

The last band performing at this second last event of Primavera Musical will be Agrupación Musical Isorana, founded in 1958. Under the direction of Francisco Enrique Carvajal, the band from Guía de Isora will perform in the Auditorio de Tenerife a programme starting with A thousand years, by Hoges and Christina Perri, arranged by Paul Murtha, to continue with the Ouverture Festive, by Andre Waignein, and Everest-Concert Marcha, by Jacob de Haan.

 

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The programme of this matinee, ˋTímbrica exquisitaˊ, includes pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt and compositions of the organist himself

 

The organ of the Auditorio de Tenerife will sound again this Sunday [12th] at 12:00 noon with the programme Tímbrica exquisita. The Austrian organist Valentin Fheodoroff will be in charge of playing this instrument, unique in the world, with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt and one of his own compositions.

The Auditorio de Tenerife offers this concert in collaboration with the Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes de San Miguel Arcángel (San Miguel Arcángel Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Arts). The Academy’s president, Rosario Álvarez, explains that this programme is based on the Baroque genius, Bach, with one of his preludes and fugues. According to the musicologist, "after that, Fheodoroff draws us into romanticism alongside the German Felix Mendelssohn, not through his sonatas for organ, but rather through his transcriptions of very famous pieces such as the solemn overture of the Paulus Oratorio, of the joyful and light-hearted Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream and one of his Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without words), op. 19/1, written for piano and very expressive". 

As far as the last compositions are concerned, Álvarez highlights that "as a good Austrian and excellent pianist and organist, Fheodoroff has chosen three famous pieces by the Austro-Hungarian Franz Liszt, with transcriptions by the author himself; another one by the great composer and orchestrator Max Reger and the third by himself. He will end with a score written by him, the Jubilant, which opens a door into the future that indeed would be doomed to repetition and tedium without these new creations”. 

Jubilant! Eine Windhymne was composed for the Rieger organ of the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus of Vienna and premièred there by the composer on 13 June 2016. Fheodoroff explains that "No other instrument moves as much air as the organ; it finds its path in each and every one of the pipes, wherever they are, it follows set routes, and, however, it is always free". “But, in Jubilant! the centre of attention is not only the air in the broadest sense for the organ, rather, but it is also the wind as breath and a life force that can adapt and reach all conceivable forms; wind as an element through which sound becomes perceivable", as the musician states.

This Austrian organist began his musical career as a pianist. Since 2003, his study with Danja Lukan (Vienna) has been at the centre of his musical training, constantly promoting his character and the expressiveness of his piano and organ performance, as well as his artistic development, including intense training as a vocal performer. A talented performer and trained in many different music disciplines: piano, chamber music, improvisation, composition, vocal accompaniment, and organ, since 2016 the approach of Fheodoroff has moved almost completely from piano to playing and composing for the organ. In recent years, his engagements have included concerts in France, Romania, Spain and Latvia.

Built in the 20th-century by the prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team, the Auditorium's organ is considered a unique instrument for its design, sound and musical ranges. The sounds come from 3,835 pipes that are housed in the walls of the emblematic Symphony Hall, which are controlled by the organist from on-stage through the console and the four keyboards that he can play. 

Tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

 

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In addition to a 20% discount, there are benefits such as having the same seat and a special price of €20 for the audience under 30 years of age

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife opens the period to purchase new subscriptions for the 2022-2023 season of Ópera de Tenerife. The subscriptions are available from €100 and include five titles with a 20% saving, among other benefits. In addition, for those under 30 years of age, the subscription only costs €20. 
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The performances included in the subscription are Fuenteovejuna, by Jorge Muñiz, Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, the opera gala with Nancy Fabiola and her guestsDer Zwerg by Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Tannhäuser, the symphonic poem adapted by Pedro Halffter on the historic composition by Richard Wagner.

Having a subscription for this opera programme of Auditorio de Tenerife means being part of the Opera Club. These opera lovers enjoy interesting baits like additional discounts for other shows, for guided tours to the Auditorio de Tenerife and for the shop; the same seat at the Symphony Hall for all performances, an email submitted with the programme before the show and personalised treatment.

In addition to the special price for young people and the discount on the subscription, there is a 30% discount for large family members. When purchasing the subscription, they shall choose the day of the week of the performances (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday) and the seat in the Symphonic Hall. Ópera de Tenerife offers once more subscriptions after two seasons during which it was impossible to offer them as a result of the changing health crisis and the reduced capacity of the concert hall.

Fuenteovejuna takes place on 18, 20 and 22 October. This contemporary opera in Spanish was commissioned by Ópera de Oviedo to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Lope de Vega's play of the same name. On 22, 24 and 26 November, the Symphony Hall receives Un ballo in maschera, a co-production between the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Teatro Regio di Parma. 

The Opera Gala, Nancy Fabiola and her guests, revolves around the figure of the mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera, who has brought together a series of guests at the Auditorio de Tenerife to celebrate 25 years since her debut in her leading role in CarmenDer Zwerg (The Dwarf) is the most emblematic work by the Austrian composer Alexander von Zemlinsky. The performances take place on 7, 9 and 11 March 2023.  

The season concludes on 9 and 10 June with Tannhäuser, the symphonic poem in three movements for choir and a large orchestra that has been adapted by Pedro Halffter, the musical director, based on the opera by Richard Wagner.

The subscriptions are available under the tag ‘Subscriptions’ at the website www.operadetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. After purchasing the subscription, please collect the subscription card at the box office and show your ID card. The subscription card certifies that you are a member of the Club Ópera de Tenerife. 

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The violinist Noa Wildschut also makes her debut during the Friday concert with a monographic programme devoted to Sibelius

 

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra offers its eighteenth concert of the season with a monographic programme dedicated to Jean Sibelius. The conductor Tabita Berglund and the Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut will make their debut with the island’s orchestra. This new encounter with Tenerife audiences takes place this Friday [10th], at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The repertoire starts with the “Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op. 47”. The score was premièred in 1904. The Finnish composer defines the relationship between nature and human feelings through a composition that is a thrilling melodic balance between the soloist and the orchestra.

During the second part of the concert, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will perform the Lemminnkäinen Suite, Op. 22. This composition was premièred in 1896 and is inspired by the Finnish epic Kalevala, a compilation of Finnish folklore and mythology. Sibelius transformed what was initially conceived as a Wagnerian-style opera into a set of tone poems about Lemminkäinen's adventures.

Tabita Berglund is considered one of the young conductors with the most outstanding talent. She has been recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. From 2018 to 2020, she was also the star of the Talent Norway programme and received the Neeme Järvi Prize (2018) from the Gstaad Conducting Academy. 

Berglund started her career as a cellist and studied up to the Master's level under Truls Mørk. She regularly plays with the Oslo Philharmonic and Bergen Philharmonic. In addition, before focusing her career in musical direction in 2015, she also played the cello with the Trondheim Soloists. In 2019 she graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Music's Master of Orchestral Conducting course. She has participated in master classes with Bernard Haitink, Jorma Panula and Jaap van Zweden, and in September 2018 she participated in a workshop given by the BBC Philharmonic. 

Among her recent engagements, we highlight her débuts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oslo, the Philharmonic of Bergen, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Trondheim, the Symphony Orchestra of Stavanger, the Arctic Philharmonic and the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. She has also played internationally outside the Nordic area with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the City of Granada Orchestra and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, among others. 

Noa Wildschut made her early debut when she was 7 years old at the Amsterdamer Concertgebouw during a Night of the Promising. She has become a benchmark for her generation on the international music scene.  During the season 2019/2020 she was named "Rising Star" by the European Concert Hall Organisation. She is currently named "Junge Wilde" by Dortmund Konzerthaus. 

Her latest collaborations include her compromises with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Het Resdientie Orkest, Musikalische Akademie Mannheim, Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Wildschut has offered recitals in the main European halls, such as the Philharmonie de París, L’auditori de Barcelona or the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Brussels. Likewise, she has participated in renowned international festivals such as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where she received the Soloist of the Year award in 2018, the Rheingau Musik Festival or the Festival Heidelberger Frühling. 

The tickets for the concert this Friday in the Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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A maximum of 22 dance, theatre, movement arts and musical projects will be selected to work with schools on the island

 

Theatre, dance, movement art companies and music groups on the island can now register for the new edition of Theatre at School. The programme of the Island Council, which is managed through the Auditorio deTenerife, will select a maximum of 22 companies and music groups to carry out its shows and creative processes next year in schools on the island.

The new terms of this programme by the Educational and Social Department can now be viewed on the website:https://auditoriodetenerife.com/en/learning-and-social-programme/teatro-en-la-escuela. The selection will be undertaken by an assessment committee based on the criteria published and in accordance with the principles of objectivity, competition and advertising.

The companies and groups must present their projects for shows or creative processes in the form of a dossier and accompanied by a teaching guide tailored to the age of the pupils it is aimed at, which can be for preschool, primary, secondary, baccalaureate education and training cycles. The registration period ends on 24 June.

Professional theatre, dance and movement arts companies can participate, along with music groups that have been legally established, with business addresses or permanent headquarters on the island of Tenerife. Projects that are supported by professionals (theatre, dance and music) and multidisciplinary teams in the education sector, pedagogy, etc. will be favourably viewed.

In the case of shows, their duration must range between 45 and 75 minutes; in terms of creative processes, they will be counted as two shows and must be formed by five working sessions. Thus, each selected project can choose ten shows or five creative processes to implement throughout the year.

This seventh edition begins in September and runs until June 2023, coinciding with the school year. Just like every year, the advertising and coordination with the schools from the catalogue resulting from the selective process will be carried out by the team from the Auditorium of Tenerife.

The objectives of this programme notably include making students aware of performing and musical languages in their own educational context, as well as providing access to and disseminating the performing and music arts among pupils on the island. On the other hand, it is important to link academic aspects to the professional context of performing and musical arts in Tenerife.

Thus, another of the goals is to encourage values focused on dance and movement arts, relating to art, health, the body, and movement, linked to the artistic discipline of dance in a cross-cutting and cross-disciplinary way. In this regard, enriching and diversifying communicative, expressive and creative possibilities through musical language is also included. 

Encouraging the all-around development of students through arts and creating the foundations to encourage the socialisation of students within the school space through cultural activities are other aims of this initiative which is celebrating its seventh consecutive year.

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Tomorrow, the association Tatrum is staging the comedy ‘Bar Manolo’ at 8:30 p.m.

 

Tomorrow [Friday 3] the Teatro Unión Tejina hosts the premiere of the work Bar Manolo, by the Amateur Theatre programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife. The proposal by the Tatrum theatre association begins at 8:30 p.m. and tickets, priced at six Euros, will be available at the ticket office at the cultural venue in La Laguna two hours before it starts. 

This piece of theatre presents Bar Manolo, a popular establishment as it is located just opposite the cemetery. Manolo, the bar owner, is a fan of crosswords and drinking. He is accompanied by Conchi, who is responsible for cleaning and cooking. 

Over the course of the show, a wide variety of characters will come to the bar, which will be the setting of forbidden loves, vices, complicities, and madness. One day, things get out of control due to the death of an acquaintance and an accident that includes a coffin, an old woman whose memory is failing and a lottery number.

Nine performers from the Tatrum theatre association are bringing this proposal to life. José Manuel Sosa will be Manolo, the bar owner, while Yesica Rodríguez will be Conchi, the cook. Hugo Rodríguez will play Carlos the teacher and Mariana Rodríguez will be Silvia, mother of Leticia, who will be in the role of Yolanda Peña. Luisa and Paco are the workers at the funeral home, roles played by Olga Vanesa Curotto and José Luis Rubio, respectively. Lastly, Olgui González will become Blanca, the widow, and Pepe Damas will play Jesus, the plumber. 

The work Bar Manolo was work created by Jean Pierre Martínez and directed by Irene Pérez. The costumes and stage design of this show, which involves the collaboration of the Council of La Laguna, is provided by the theatre group itself.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

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The conductor, aged 34, is making her debut with a programme formed by works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

 

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra is approaching a new seasonal event with a programme that will make it possible to discover two new talents on the international scene making their debut on the Island: The Colombian conductor Lina González-Granados (34-years-old) and the Uzbek pianist Evgeny Konnov (29-years-old), both winners of important awards despite their young age. The concert will be on Friday [3], at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife, with a programme that includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Dmitri Shostakovich and it is sponsored by the Jesus Serra Foundation.

The selected repertoire begins with the concert for piano and orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, by Sergei Rachmaninoff. This piece, considered one of the composers’ best-known scores, premiered in 1901 after he overcame a long period of depression. Over its course, it is possible to note the writing against the tide of a Romantic style that the author refused to abandon.  

In the second part of the concert, the orchestra will perform Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, by Dmitri Shostakovich. This composition written in 1937 presents a heroic character with clear influences from Beethoven and Mahler, with which the Russian author aimed to redeem himself to the Soviet regime after the harsh critique received for his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lina González-Granados is the current resident conductor of Los Angeles Opera, she holds a Master’s Degree in Conducting and a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory; and she also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Boston University.

Born and raised in Cali (Colombia), Lina González-Granados made her debut as an orchestra conductor aged 20. She subsequently won the Fourth Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition of Chicago, becoming the Assistant Director of the Chicago Symphony under the helm of the maestro Riccardo Muti. She has also led the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Her versatility in the symphonic and operatic fields, as well as her commitment to the creation and promotion of the Latin American repertoire, have earned her recognition with the Sphinx Medal of Excellence 2021, Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award 2020 and 2021, and the Third Place and the ECHO Special Prize of the La Maestra Competition.

Her latest appearances include different performances with the Philharmonic Orchestra of New York, the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rochester, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra or the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. She also collaborates frequently with artists of the stature of Misha Maisky, Yefim Bronfman, Pinchas Zukerman, Pablo Ferrández, Giancarlo Guerrero, Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Evgeny Konnov began studying piano at the early age of four. In 1999 he began training at the Gnesin State Music School in Moscow and, subsequently, at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. From 2012 to 2013, he studied at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. In 2013 he attended the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum at the University of Augsburg and, between 2017 and 2021, he undertook studies at the Music Academy "Neue Sterne" in Hannover. Since 2019, he has continued studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

The Uzbek pianist has obtained awards in different competitions, such as First Prize and the Audience Award at the 64th Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona in 2018. He also obtained the First Prize and the Audience Award at the 31st International Piano Competition Ettore Pozzoli in Seregno in 2019. In 2020 he achieved the First Prize at the 14th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria. 

Konnov has performed with different international groups: Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao, National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia, City of Granada Orchestra, Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Sanremo and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

The tickets for the concert in the Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Through these three channels, it is also possible to formalise the renewal of subscriptions for the orchestra, season 2019-2020, once the new 2022-2023 season has been presented.

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This Saturday's event also includes a concert by the band of the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' to celebrate the Day of the Canary Islands

 

This Sunday, 29 May, at 10:30 a.m., the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts at the Chamber Hall a new concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle, organised by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the collaboration of the Tenerife Island Council. On this occasion, there will be bands’ performances from Igueste de Candelaria, La Victoria and the band José Manuel Cabrera Mejías, from Icod de los Vinos.

The association 'Asociación Musical Nueva Banda', under the direction of Luis Torres Oliva, will perform in this edition three works: Havana blues, by composer Chico O'Farrill, Café sin leche (Coffee without milk), by Claudio Roditi, and Rebelión, by Joe Arroyo.

The second band, La Victoria, comes from the northern municipality of the Acentejo region. Conducted by Humberto García Afonso, the wind band starts its performance with Albert Ketelbey's En un mercado persa (In A Persian Market), The Lion King, arranged by John Higgins, and a medley by pieces of Ennio Morricone, arranged by Johan de Meij.

The band 'Agrupación Musical José Manuel Cabrera Mejías', from Icod de los Vinos, offers at the Auditorio de Tenerife three pieces from their repertoire: Siempre noble y leal (Always noble and loyal) by José Luis Peiró; Ross Roy, composed by Jacob de Haan, and El tío Caniyitas (Uncle Caniyitas), by Ricardo Dorado Janeiro. The band is conducted by Juan Alexis González Rodríguez.

This performance of Primavera Musical starts at 10:30 a.m., an hour earlier than usual for this series of concerts in the Chamber Hall because the band of the Federación Tinerfeña will give a concert at 1:30 p.m. in the Symphonic Hall on the occasion of the Day of the Canary Islands.

Conducted by Juan Antonio Rancel, the programme includes works by Manuel Morales, Miguel del Castillo -arranged by Agustín Ramos-, José Manuel Encinoso and Antón Alcalde. The timple-player David Duque features as a soloist the pieces by Encinoso and Cabrera.

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