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La Sala de Cámara se transformará en la emisora de radio norteamericana de los años 40 que recibió el estreno de esta comedia

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife, espacio que depende del Área de Cultura del Cabildo, que dirige el consejero Enrique Arriaga, programa por primera vez en España The old maid and the thief (La vieja doncella y el ladrón). Esta ópera de Gian Carlo Menotti fue un encargo de la emisora norteamericana NBC, que la estrenó en sus ondas en abril de 1939 con un éxito que la llevó más adelante a los escenarios. Las funciones tendrán lugar en la Sala de Cámara los días 22, 23, 29 y 30 de enero a las 19:30 horas.

Esta ópera de cámara escenificada transformará la Sala de Cámara en una emisora de los años 40 para revivir el directo de su primera retransmisión, a la vez que introduce al público en el mundo que Menotti escribió, lleno de dilemas morales y mucha diversión, por medio de las herramientas propias de la radio: música en directo, efectos sonoros y el talento de los cantantes. Alicia Peraza firma la dirección de escena y la escenografía, que contará con Javier Lanis al piano como director musical. Leo Martínez diseña el vestuario de esta producción de Ópera de Tenerife, mientras que Hugo Carugatti se encargará del diseño de iluminación.

El elenco está compuesto por cantantes canarios: la mezzosoprano Silvia Zorita será Miss Todd, el barítono Fernando Campero hará de Bob, la soprano Candelaria González interpretará a la sirvienta Laetitia y la soprano Estefanía Perdomo se pondrá en la piel de la vecina Miss Pinkerton. Esta obra, inspirada en las óperas bufas del siglo XVIII, transcurre en una ciudad en la que, bajo una aparente condición pintoresca y tranquila, se ocultan deseos muy íntimos y poderosos, chismes y secretos.

La vida sencilla y rutinaria de una soltera de mediana edad, Miss Todd, que comparte sus días entre tejidos y cotilleos con su amiga Miss Pinkerton, salta por los aires cuando toca a su puerta un mendigo, el apuesto Bob. Miss Todd y su doncella Laetitia se enamoran rápidamente del vagabundo y lo acogen bajo la figura aparente de Steve, primo de la señorita, a pesar de enterarse de que podría tratarse de un convicto fugado de la cárcel, acusado de robar. Cuando sospechan esta posibilidad comienzan los enredos.

Las entradas se pueden adquirir hasta quince minutos antes del comienzo de cada espectáculo en la página web www.auditoriodetenerife.com y de forma telefónica en el 902 317 327 y en la taquilla de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas.

La compra de las entradas supone la aceptación de las medidas implementadas por el centro cultural del Cabildo para hacer frente a la COVID-19, como el uso correcto de la mascarilla o la asistencia solo con convivientes.

Asimismo, al público mayor de 12 años y 3 meses se le requerirá en el momento de acceso al recinto: certificado COVID-19 con pauta vacunal completa, prueba diagnóstica de infección activa negativa realizada en las últimas 48 horas en un laboratorio legalmente autorizado (no se incluyen los autotest) o un certificado oficial que pruebe que ha superado la infección entre los 11 y los 180 días previos al evento. Con cualquiera de estas tres opciones se le pedirá, además, un documento de identificación personal. Las medidas al completo, así como el plan de contingencia certificado por AENOR, se pueden consultar en la web del Auditorio.

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Happy 2022.

Everything in life changes but not without effort. With the example of our workers, who have made the magic on stage possible this past year, we wish you a happy and prosperous 2022.

 

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From Auditorio de Tenerife we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas 2021.

We know that we live in times of many changes, but life is made of twists and turns.

May it snow health and good luck to all.

 

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ˊHistorias caóticas para cinco artistas desesperadosˊ (ˊChaotic Stories for Five Desperate Artistsˊ) takes the stage of the old Santo Domingo Convent, in La Laguna, tomorrow 

 

The Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) programme by the Auditorio de Tenerife is organised under the Island Council's Culture Area, directed by Enrique Arriaga. It will début 'Chaotic Stories for Five Desperate Artists' by the Puro Teatro Association tomorrow (the 16th) at 6:00 p.m. Admission to this show, recommended for adult audiences, is free on a first come, first served basis until full capacity is reached. 

‘Chaotic Stories for Five Desperate Artists’ is made up of five short texts whose common theme is chaos. Each of the five stories is starred by two characters who in some way express their feelings at a specific moment in their lives. The actors that are part of the Association are A. Lidia Dorta, Jesús Patrón, Sonia Lutzardo, Glenda Suárez, and Nuria Neida.

In the first of the stories in this theatrical piece, two brothers find themselves in strange circumstances and realise that their lives have taken very different paths. In the second, a female painter has been hiding a great secret from her husband, but he hides an even greater one. A comedian who gets himself entangled in a mess thanks to an admirer is the theme of the third story. In the fourth story, a husband disappears and forces his wife to turn to a professional to search for him. And, lastly, the fifth story features the appearance of a mother who causes tremendous upheaval in her unstable daughter's life.

Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is a programme that is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. Teatro Aficionado encourages interest in the hobby of theatre, as well as the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. This programme 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.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among the different social and cultural groups, as well as to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups (directors, actors, costume designers, seamstresses, playwrights, scriptwriters, etc.).

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Eiji Oue conducts a programme that includes works by Martinú and Rachmaninoff, with the viola player Maxim Rysanov as the invited soloist

 

The Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday [16] at 7:30 p.m., it offers a musical journey through the late Romanticism. Under the direction of the Japanese Eiji Oue, it will play the ‘’Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra’by Bohuslav Martinú, and the ‘Symphony No. 2 in E minor’ by Serguei Rachmaninoff. The Ukranian viola player Maxim Rysanov is the invited soloist during the first work.

This seventh programme invites us to take a melodic journey through the Russian Romanticism of Serguéi Rachmaninoff (Oneg / Semyonovo, 1873 – Beverly Hills, 1943) and of the Czech Bohuslav Martinú (Polička, 1890 – Liestal, 1959). Both composers developed the core of their work during the turbulent first half of the 20th-century. Lyricism prevails in their work delivered during a time when music rapidly evolved in a very different and varied manner.

Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra’ by Martinú was premièred in 1953 and commissioned by Martinù's friend and violin player Jascha Veissi. During his career, he played for two great American orchestras such as Cleveland and San Francisco. The work is divided into two movements. The initial 'Moderato' alternates rhythmic moments with relaxed, melodic and sometimes singsongy passages. Hence, the work is titled "Rhapsody" (song). The second movement 'Molto Adagio' evolves into an 'Allegro'; it alternates slow and fast sections of orchestra and of soloist, to finally lead us to a nostalgic and solemn atmosphere.

Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 is one of the most emblematic and renowned works among classical music fans. After his deep depression brought on by the failure of his Symphony No. 1, he composed it between 1906 and 1907 while he was the director of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Premièred successfully the following year, it meant a self-esteem booster, a personal and musical turning point for the composer. The symphony is a dramatic sequence in the purest Russian tradition. Divided into four movements, the third one is the most remarkable one.

Eiji Oue was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and is renowned for his ‘extraordinary interpretations’ (‘La Nación’, Argentinian newspaper). Oue began piano lessons at the age of four. He then entered the Toho Gakuen School of Music as a performance major where he began his conducting studies with Seiji Ozawa’s teacher Hideo Saito. He was invited by Ozawa to study at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he met the American composer Leonard Bernstein.

Oue has conducted many of the world’s top orchestras throughout his career, including the New York Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and the Munich Philharmonic, among others. He is currently Conductor Laureate of both the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, having served as its Music Director from 2003-2011, and the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hanover, following an eleven-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor (1998-2009). He has also held the positions of Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra (1995-2002) and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (2006-2010).

The Ukrainian-British viola player Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the world’s most charismatic musicians of his generation. He regularly collaborates with renowned musicians such as the violinist Maxim Vengerov, Viktóriya Mulova and Janine Jansen; or with the cellist Sol Gabetta and Mischa Maisky. Rysanov is a recipient of various awards, including Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year Award” (2008) and the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Award (2007-2009). Likewise, his recordings have gained numerous awards including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, ECHO, ICMA and nominations for the Grammy and Gramophone Awards. In addition, he reached number one in the iTunes charts in the USA.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the box office and by dialling 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 The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in  "waves”. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered “waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The concert "Impresiones barrocas" pays homage to the scores printed in Amsterdam during the 18th century

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The concert hall has scheduled a concert by the Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife that takes place in the Chamber Hall on Wednesday [15] at 19:30 p.m. The programme is titled "Impresiones barrocas" (Baroque scores). It is a Christmas treasure concert that pays homage to the scores printed in Amsterdam during the late baroque, in the 18th century.

Amsterdam became the European printing city for music scores for the high quality of the printings, their durability, and the readability of the scores published by that time. The publishers added editions of great baroque composers to the catalogue of the Dutch company. 

As Conrado Álvarez, artistic director of the orchestra stated, "the copies of those baroque printings by Vivaldi, Bernardi, Sammartini, Albinoni and Locatelli, with the seventeen movements that comprise the concert, will evoke the gift that any musician of that time might have received as a precious Christmas present."

This repertoire resembles a luxurious chest of baroque music during which Jacques Ogg will play the harpsichord and be the invited director. It consists of two concertos for oboe and orchestra, two sonata trios and the "Grosso Mogul" by Vivaldi. Adrian Linares plays again as first violin the baroque violin with the orchestra that is rounded up with Laura García and Sergio Suárez (baroque violins); Miriam Jorde (baroque oboe); Melchor García (baroque viola); Diego Pérez (baroque cello), and Tomás López (violone).

Tickets can be purchased until fifteen minutes before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com 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. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in “waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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The concerts take place at the Chamber Hall on Saturday [11] and Sunday [12] at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife hosts the 13th Youth Brass Band Meeting of Tenerife. Eight bands meet at the Auditorium's Chamber Hall to give two concerts on Saturday [11] and Sunday [12] at 11:30 a.m. This meeting is an initiative organized by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. 

This Saturday's programme starts with the band linked to the ‘Asociación Musical San Marcos Evangelista’ of Tegueste. Under the direction of Édgar Matías López, they will play ‘Activity’, by H. Bennett; ‘Grandfather's Clock’, by J. Edmondson and A. McGinty; Clark County Celebration, by J. Swearingen, and ‘Abandoned Treasure Hunt’, by R. Grice.

Next the youth band ‘San José’ linked to the ‘Asociación Musical XIX de Marzo’ of San Juan de la Rambla will play. Directed by Damián González García, they will play ‘Tropical Scene’, by Gershwin, to continue with ‘Las aventuras de un Héroe’, by Iván Romero; ‘The Magnific Seven, by Sammy Néstico, and ‘Señorita’, by Camila Cabello.

Taida Mª Gil Conde will direct the youth band linked to the academy ‘Princesa Yaiza’ of El Rosario. They will play ‘Little Dance’, by J. M. Suykerbuyk; ‘The Pyramids’, by Mike Story, and ‘Nube de Hielo’, by Benito Cabrera, arranged by José Luis Peiró.

Saturday's programme closes with the youth band linked to the ‘Asociación Ernesto Beteta’ of Santa Ursula. Under the baton of Carlos Efrén Herrera Gorrín, they will play ‘Mi primer pasodoble’, by Antonio Campillo; ‘Yellow mountains’, by Jacob de Haan, and ‘Mozart Mix’, arranged by John O'Reilly; to close with ‘One direction in concert’, arranged by Michael Brown.

The first band to play on Sunday is ‘Las Candelitas de Candelaria’ directed by Mauro Fariña Alonso. Their programme starts with ‘La torre mora’, by José Luis Peiró to continue with the five parts of ‘A Little Suite of Horror,’ by Thomas Doss, (Friday the 13th, Midnight Scene, Wurdalak, Voodoo, and Halloween Party March)

The youth band linked to the ‘Asociación Musical Educando José León Medrano’ of Puerto de la Cruz will then take the stage. Irene Borges Perera directs these musicians who will play ‘Remember me’, the soundtrack of the movie ‘Coco’, arranged by Johnnie Vinson; to continue with ‘The Greatest Showman’ adapted by Michael Brown, and close with ‘Party Dance Mix’ arranged by Paul Murtha.

Moisés Domínguez Llanos will conduct the youth band linked to the ‘Patronato Musical Nuestra Señora de Lourdes’ of Valle de Guerra. The programme consists of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, by Alan Menken; ‘Spiderman’, by Harris and Webster; and ‘Oye cómo va’, by Tito Puente.

This thirteenth edition closes with the band linked to the ‘Espacio de Formación Artística’ of Garachico and José Eduardo Morales Meneses as a conductor. The band will play ‘Beauty and the Beast’, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (arranged by Michael Sweeney). Next, they will play ‘Thriller’, by Michael Jackson, written by Rod Temperton and arranged by Paul Murtha. They will close the programme with the score of ‘Smoke on the Water’, by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, and arranged by Michael Sweeney. 

Tickets can be purchased until fifteen minutes before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with.  All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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Alessandro Palumbo dirige este sábado a la Sinfónica en esta historia de la noble italiana que inspiró a Dante para su ˋDivina comediaˊ

 

Auditorio de Tenerife presenta el último título lírico del año: Francesca da Rimini, de Saverio Mercadante, en versión concierto. El espectáculo, que contará con la Sinfónica de Tenerife, un coro y cuatro solistas, tendrá lugar este sábado [día 11] a las 19:30 horas en la Sala Sinfónica. Ópera de Tenerife, proyecto del Área de Cultura del Cabildo, que gestiona el consejero Enrique Arriaga, despide el año con esta historia de la noble italiana en la que se inspiró Dante Alighieri para su Divina comedia.

Alessandro Palumbo llevará la batuta de la Sinfónica en este concierto, que contará con las voces de la soprano Beatriz de Sousa como Francesca, la mezzosoprano Nozomi Kato como Paolo, el tenor David Astorga como Lanciotto y el bajo Francesco Leone como Guido. El coro de Ópera de Tenerife estará dirigido por Carmen Cruz.

El estreno de Francesca da Rimini en Madrid, en 1830, fue suspendido días antes de su presentación en la capital española, donde estaba incluida en el programa del Teatro Príncipe con motivo del Carnaval. Tampoco fructificó el segundo intento de estreno, en 1832, en el Teatro alla Scala de Milán. Posteriormente, la partitura se perdió y hubo que esperar 185 años para su estreno absoluto, dentro del programa del 42º Festival della Valle d’Itria, en el Palazzo Ducale de Martina Franca, con una edición crítica a cargo de la musicóloga Elisabetta Pasquini y la casa Ut Orpheus. 

El libreto de Felice Romani está basado en la obra de teatro de su contemporáneo Silvio Pellico con el mismo título, escrita en 1818. Sin embargo, el origen de Francesca da Rimini como personaje está en la Divina comedia, de Dante Alighieri. El poeta florentino inmortalizó su trágica historia de amor clandestino por su cuñado, Paolo Malatesta. Había sido desposada con el hijo del señor de Rimini y hermano mayor de Paolo, Giovanni Malatesta, conocido como Gianciotto (o Lanciotto), expresión que hacía referencia a su cojera, malformación con la que había nacido (Gianne lo sciancato o Gianne el lisiado).

El matrimonio se había gestado para satisfacer intereses políticos del padre de la joven, señor de Ravenna, con el fin de conseguir la paz entre los Malatesta y su propia familia, los Polenta. Sorprendida por Lanciotto después de años de relación, la pareja de amantes fue asesinada por el marido ofendido. Dante situó a Francesca y Paolo en el segundo círculo del Infierno, el de los pecadores por lujuria, aunque trató a los amantes con indulgencia y compasión, al mostrarlos como símbolos de amor.

La belleza del Canto V del Infierno de Dante ha inspirado muchas obras: literarias, pictóricas, incluso, la escultura El beso, de Rodin, y también composiciones musicales de autores tan destacados como Chaikovski, que le dedicó un poema sinfónico, y Rachmaninoff, Leoni y Zandonai, que también versionaron esta historia en diferentes óperas.

Las entradas se pueden adquirir hasta quince minutos antes del comienzo de la función en la página web www.auditoriodetenerife.com y de forma telefónica en el 902 317 327 y en la taquilla de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas. El usuario tendrá que elegir entre una o dos butacas prefijadas y distribuidas por la sala previamente. Se ruega al público llegar al recinto con antelación suficiente para realizar una entrada escalonada a la sala.

La compra de las entradas supone la aceptación de las medidas implementadas por el centro cultural del Cabildo para hacer frente a la COVID-19, como el uso correcto de la mascarilla o la asistencia solo con convivientes. Las medidas al completo, así como el plan de contingencia certificado por AENOR, se pueden consultar en la web del Auditorio.

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The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes works by Beethoven, Franck, Bach and Rachmaninov

 

 

Nikolai Lugansky, the award-winning Russian pianist, offers a concert at the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The recital takes place on Tuesday [07] at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium's Chamber Hall. The programme consists of compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, César Franck, Johann Sebastian Bach and Serguéi Rachmaninov. Tickets are on sale.

Virtuosity, temperament and solemnity go hand in hand in this programme that features great works from the piano repertoire of the last centuries. Four ascending notes open this recital. They come from the Sonata Op. 31 No. 2, named by Beethoven himself ‘The Tempest’ as a reference to Shakespeare's play. Composed in 1802, he wrote this work when his progressive and incurable deafness was unavoidably leading him to despair. From the very first chords, the composer displays his agitation, depth, thematic and formal mastery.

The programme continues with the 'Prélude, Choral et Fugue' by César Frank, the Belgian master based in Paris. This work shows a great motivic and harmonic coherence and reflects his deep respect for Bach. The author does so by composing initially a ‘Prelude and Fugue’ to which he later added the ‘Choral’. This brings continuity and mysticism to the whole work.

His tribute to the Leipzig master continues with an arrangement by the Russian master Serguéi Rachmaninov of Bach’s 'Partita for Violin No. 3' in E major. This piece closes this recital with one of the great heirs of this school. Lugansky has made a selection of piano pieces that require great technical and melodic demands. The repertoire has been created as a compendium of images.

Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist who combines elegance and grace with powerful virtuosity, a true incarnation of the Russian tradition on the international classical stage. Recognised as a master of Russian and late romantic repertoire, Lugansky is renowned for his interpretations of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Chopin and Debussy.

He regularly works as a concert player around the world. During this season, he will play in Paris, Prague, Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Vienna (Konzerthaus) and London (Wigmore Hall). Lugansky has been a constant participant of the Festival de La Roque-d'Anthéron in France for 23 years.

In June 2019, Nikolai Lugansky received the Russian Federation National Award in Literature and Art for his contribution to the development and advancement of Russian and international classical music culture over the past 20 years. In April 2013, Lugansky was awarded the title of the “Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation”, which is the highest honorary title for outstanding achievement in the arts. Lugansky has received numerous awards for recordings and artistic merit. 

Since 1998, the pianist has been giving lectures as a professor at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. Likewise, he is the artistic director of the Tambov Rachmaninoff Festival and regularly collaborates with the Museum-estate of Sergei Rachmaninov «Ivanovka».

Tickets can be purchased until fifteen minutes before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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This Sunday at 12:00, the Valencia-born organist Arturo Barba offers a concert at the Symphony Hall

 

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. This Sunday [5] at 12:00 p.m. it offers a matinée titled  Johann Sebastian Bach como telón de fondo et altera (Johann Sebastian Bach as a backdrop et altera) by the Valencia-born organist Arturo Barba. He will play the colossal instrument housed in the walls of Symphony Hall. Tickets are on sale.

The programme is offered in collaboration with the San Miguel Arcángel Royal Academy of Fine Arts of the Canary Islands. The concert pays tribute to the German genius by playing his pieces and those of other composers who based their works on the four letters of Bach's name. The letters are equivalent to the sounds B-A-C-H (the German pitches B-flat, A-natural, C-natural, B-natural written as H). This motive is beloved by some composers to remember the master of masters and to show off their creative skills by sticking to this theme alone. On this occasion we will show three key examples from three different centuries, and three different authors: Bach, Liszt and Ginastera.

Following this trend, a theme by Sir George Thalben-Ball will be played consisting of a solo work for organ pedals, a variation on a theme by Paganini. According to the musicologist Rosario Álvarez, it is a "spectacular solo work for organ pedals on the cutting edge." The fourth movement of Dvorák's ‘New World Symphony’ transcribed by Szathmáry for organ, brings this attractive and instructive programme to a close, played by the President of the Racba.

The Valencian director also collaborates intensely with recitals during renowned organ festivals such as the ones held at the Catholic Cathedral of Moscow, the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris or the Basilica Sta. María of Trastevere, Rome, among others. He has given recitals playing historic European organs (Schnitger, Silbermann, Callido, Nacchini, Cavaillé-Coll, Merklin, Bosch, Echevarria, etc.). During his concerts, his know-how achieved by playing this valuable historical instruments is reflected.

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 are produced by 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 can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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The tickets are sold out for this Friday's concert, with Eivind Gullberg as conductor and Alban Gerhardt as a soloist cello

 

 

The Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture that is managed by its Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. This Friday [3] at 7:30 p.m., it offers a new seasonal concert,  and the tickets are sold out. The 'New World Symphony’, one of the best-known works by Anton Dvorak, will be also played. Under the direction of Eivind Gullberg, who conducts for the first time on the island, the programme also includes ‘Orkesterdialogar’ by Vaage and 'Concerto for cello and orchestra', by Edward Elgar with the German cellist Alban Gerhardt playing as a soloist.

During the second part of the programme, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play the 'New World Symphony'. This is the name with which most of the people know the ‘Symphony No. 9 in E minor’ by Antonin Dvorak. This piece has its origins in the composer's fascination with the United States, where he took up residence in 1892 after being invited to manage the National Conservatory of Music in New York.

Dvorak soon became interested in popular music; especially in black music, the forerunner of what was to come during the 20th century (jazz, swing, rock, blues...) Especially evident in the second of the four movements, the composer's defence of the black spirituals is striking. Likewise, the magical character of some harmonies that several authors relate to his interest in Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha, a Native American epic tale.

The concert will begin with the contemporary work, ‘Orkesterdialogar’, by Knut Vaage (Bergen, 1961). This Norwegian composer is better known by his opera ‘Noko kjem til å komm’ (Someone is going to come) composed in the year 2000 and based on the play with the same name by Jon Fosse. During the variation that the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will perform, new style elements are incorporated, such as electronic amplification and sound distortion; the musical dialogue turns into the key factor to define an exceptional organic structure.

The second piece that the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play on Friday is the 'Cello Concerto in E minor for cello and orchestra' by Edward Elgar, work that was premièred in 1919 with little success. Structured in four movements, this composition is considered a contemplative elegy after the European disaster suffered during the Great War. The score was first played by Pau Casals, but the audience didn't acknowledge his interpretation. It had to wait for Jaqueline Dupré, who became the reference cellist of this work thanks to her different interpretations, always intense.

Eivind Gullberg plays this week for the first time with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. He is artistic director and conductor of the Bergen National Opera, as well as conductor of the Noord Nederlands Orkest. He has also conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker and the WDR-Sinfonieorchester in Germany; the Symphony Orchestra of Vancouver, the one of North Caroline and Oregon, in North America. He has been at the helm of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Stockolm; the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, in Holland; Orchestre de Paris and Tonhalle-Orchester in Zürich.

After his early success in several competitions, Alban Gerhardt's international career took off with his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Semyon Bychkov in 1991. Since then, his remarkable collaborations with orchestras such as the Sydney Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under the baton of Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons. He was recently awarded with the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2021 under the concert category thanks to the recent album for Hyperion 'Shostakovich: Cello Concertos' with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. His version of the Suite No. 1 for cello by Britten has over half a million listens on Spotify.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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