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Auditorio y Sinfónica de Tenerife renuevan la confianza con el público tras el ciclo de conciertos extraordinarios de la reapertura, al que asistieron más de 1.700 personas. Los cuatro programas se desarrollaron bajo un formato orquestal reducido en siete sesiones, una de ellas en el Teatro El Sauzal, colgando el cartel de entradas agotadas de forma continua. Las nuevas medidas de seguridad e higiene fueron asumidas por el público sin incidencias.

El Área de Cultura, Educación, Juventud y Deportes del Cabildo insular de Tenerife, que dirige la consejera Concepción Rivero, pudo comprobar lo que una encuesta realizada por Auditorio de Tenerife a 2.500 personas antes de comenzar ciclo adelantaba: más de la mitad del público está dispuesto a volver en cuanto se reanude la actividad. Solo un 17% de los encuestados prefería esperar uno o dos meses tras la reapertura para volver.

La distancia entre las butacas, desinfección continua, el acceso escalonado a la sala y los dispensadores de gel son las medidas que más seguridad le aportan al público, todas ellas asumidas por Auditorio, a las que se añaden otras como el uso obligatorio de mascarilla y la toma de la temperatura al acceder al edificio. Auditorio de Tenerife es el primero en España que certifica con AENOR su Plan de Contingencia contra la COVID-19, dando garantías a público, artistas y trabajadores. La misma empresa también certifica para Auditorio el sello de Safe Tourism, creado por el Instituto para la Calidad Turística Española (ICTE).

Con este ciclo la Sinfónica de Tenerife se convirtió en una de las primeras orquestas en España en reanudar la actividad con público. Para el primer programa, desarrollado el pasado 19 de junio, Titán de Mahler, se puso a la venta un total de 188 entradas que se agotaron rápidamente, por lo que se habilitó una nueva sesión que se saldó con idéntico resultado.

Para el segundo concierto, Divertimento, se aumentó el aforo del recinto capitalino hasta las 300 localidades, cumpliendo así con las nuevas medidas contempladas para el periodo de nueva normalidad en lo que respecta a los espectáculos celebrados en recintos cerrados. Un día más tarde, el 26 de junio, la propuesta se repitió en el Teatro El Sauzal, ocupándose 127 plazas.

La Orquesta del Cabildo también colgó el cartel de entradas agotadas en la primera sesión de Serenata Nocturna, el 3 de julio, por lo que se habilitó una segunda al día siguiente a la que  solo le quedaron una decena por vender. El último concierto, Séptima de Bruckner, del 10 de julio, agotó sus entradas rápidamente y el mismo día se pudo abrir un cupo de otras 100 gracias a los cambios normativos del Gobierno de Canarias.

El primer y cuarto programa contó con la batuta del director honorario de Sinfónica de Tenerife,  Víctor Pablo Pérez, mientras que la segunda y tercera propuesta del ciclo vinieron de la mano del tinerfeño David Ballesteros, que actuó bajo la figura de concertino y director.

Mientras tanto, Auditorio de Tenerife continúa llevando a cabo la devolución del importe de las entradas correspondientes a los espectáculos cancelados por la situación vivida en nuestro país y que afectó a decenas de propuestas artísticas. Para realizar consultas sobre este proceso, que se prolongará hasta el 15 de diciembre de 2020, se puede enviar un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Muy pronto tanto la Sinfónica de Tenerife como Auditorio anunciarán sendas programaciones que han preparado para los meses que quedan del año 2020, estando marcadas por la situación actual tanto en su contenido como en la forma de llevarse a cabo.

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El Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ) presenta un primer avance de programación de su decimocuarta edición, en la que se interpretará en estreno mundial: la banda sonora de la exitosa serie de televisión La casa de papel, adaptada a formato sinfónico, compuesta por Manel Santisteban e Iván Martínez Lacámara, bajo la dirección artística y musical del reconocido compositor y director de orquesta Diego Navarro, director de FIMUCITÉ. La consejera de Cultura, Educación, Juventud y Deportes del Cabildo insular de Tenerife, Concepción Rivero, adelantó los detalles de la nueva edición junto a Matilde Zambudio, concejala de Cultura de Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Yaiza López, concejala de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de La Laguna, y el propio Diego Navarro.

Concepción Rivero confirmó que “el festival mantiene las fechas anunciadas y entre el 18 y el 27 de septiembre de este año ofrecerá a los amantes de la música para el cine un importante programa de conciertos y actividades paralelas, pese a la situación de excepcionalidad que vivimos con motivo de la Covid-19”. La consejera alabó el ingenio de Navarro a la hora de abordar este “emblemático evento cultural de la isla, que desborda de amor por la música y el cine”. “Esperamos poner a la venta las entradas de los conciertos en Auditorio en el presente mes de julio”, adelantó.

Matilde Zambudio aplaudió a FIMUCITÉ la valentía de continuar con las fechas previstas y reconoció que en tiempos de confinamiento “muchos disfrutamos de la cultura y concretamente de conciertos grabados de este festival”. “Es un orgullo acoger parte de su celebración en el Teatro Guimerá”, reconoció la concejala, quien agradeció su trabajo a Diego Navarro “por aportar tanto a la cultura de la isla, algo impagable”.

Por su parte, Yaiza López afirmó que “nos complace volver a participar en este evento consolidado a nivel internacional que nos posiciona en el mapa cultural del mundo. La concejala agradeció al equipo del festival su esfuerzo, ya que “sin su dedicación y pasión no sería posible”. “Para nosotros la cultura es un sector estratégico y vamos a seguir apostando por ella”, sentenció.

20200709 cabildo fimucite 007Diego Navarro confesó que “ha sido extraordinariamente difícil llegar hasta el día de hoy”. “En cuatro épicos meses el festival se ha tenido que reorganizar, siendo uno de los dos del mundo de música de cine que ha anunciado su celebración en 2020”, explicó el director de orquesta.

“Con FIMUCITÉ no ha podido ni esta pandemia: somos la resistencia de la música de cine”, compartió el también compositor. El responsable del festival comentó que “queremos homenajear a la serie más exitosa de todos los tiempos, la primera serie española en ganar un premio Emmy, con un estreno mundial, un viaje musical a la altura de cada capítulo”.

Así, el maestro Navarro se pondrá al frente de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife en las dos funciones previstas de Somos La Resistencia: La Casa De Papel En Concierto, que tendrán lugar el viernes 25 y el sábado 26 de septiembre, en Auditorio de Tenerife, con la presencia de los compositores Manel Santisteban e Iván Martínez Lacámara, y la cantante Cecilia Krull, quien interpretará sobre el escenario la popular canción principal de la serie, My life is going on.

El impacto de la crisis sanitaria internacional ha llevado a replantearse el formato del festival que, gracias al apoyo de Cabildo de Tenerife, Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz, Ayuntamiento de La Laguna, Gobierno de Canarias, Auditorio de Tenerife y Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, mantendrá su esencia, brindando conciertos originales, experiencias únicas y la presencia de invitados excepcionales.

Concierto de apertura

El Teatro Leal de La Laguna acogerá el viernes 18 de septiembre el concierto de apertura de FIMUCITÉ 14, donde la cantante Esther Ovejero y la música jazz serán protagonistas, a través de un programa inédito de canciones que han sido interpretadas en el cine por grandes divas de la música. Este concierto se ofrecerá nuevamente el sábado, día 19, en el Teatro Guiniguada de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Bajo el título Cotton Club Diva, en homenaje al mítico club nocturno de Nueva York y título de la película de Francis Ford Coppola sobre la convulsa época de la Ley Seca en Estados Unidos, el programa incluirá canciones como I say a little prayer for you, que inmortalizaron Dionne Warwick y Aretha Franklin y ha formado parte de bandas sonoras de películas como La Boda de mi mejor amigo o El Valle de las muñecas; Feeling good, de Nina Simone, que recordamos de La Asesina, o Killing me softly with his song, por la que Roberta Flack logró tres premios Grammy, y que pudimos escuchar en la comedia Un niño grande, de la mano de Hugh Grant y un jovencísimo Nicholas Hoult.

Scorsese After Hours

La Pop Culture Band vuelve este año con una propuesta única: una selección de canciones que el oscarizado cineasta neoyorquino Martin Scorsese ha utilizado en algunas de las secuencias más famosas de su filmografía. El Teatro Guimerá de Santa Cruz de Tenerife será el escenario donde la enérgica formación liderada por Gonzalo de Araoz, representará dos funciones del programa Scorsese After Hours, en el que sonarán arreglos creados para la ocasión de temas como Gimme Shelter de The Rolling Stones, de la banda sonora de Uno de los nuestros (1990), o I’m Sorry, popularizada por la cantante Brenda Lee en 1960 y que formó parte de Casino (1995), entre otras. La cita será el sábado 19 de septiembre.

Cinemass

Por otro lado, dentro de la programación de la decimocuarta edición de FIMUCITÉ, el Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de La Laguna ofrecerá el 20 de septiembre el recital Cinemass, en el que se interpretará un fabuloso repertorio de piezas para coro que han formado parte de películas inolvidables: desde Gabriel’s Oboe, de la banda sonora compuesta por el legendario Ennio Morricone para La Misión, a temas clave de Los Chicos del Coro, de Bruno Coulais, o el popular Hallelujah de Leonard Cohen, que podemos escuchar en la banda sonora de la película de animación Shrek, entre otras. Este concierto es una coproducción original de FIMUCITÉ y el Festival de Música de Cine de Cracovia y Soundtracks Live.

III Premios de la Música para el Audiovisual Español

Además el sábado, día 26, antes del segundo concierto de La Casa de Papel, tendrá lugar en el Auditorio de Tenerife la Ceremonia de Entrega de los III Premios de la Música para el Audiovisual Español, organizados por la Asociación de Compositores de Música para Audiovisual (Musimagen), en colaboración con FIMUCITÉ. Los ganadores en las distintas categorías (partitura orquestal, partitura electroacústica, música original para serie y música original para publicidad) se darán a conocer el próximo 3 de agosto y formarán parte del elenco de invitados del festival, junto a Darío Palomo, presidente de Musimagen.

La temática del mundo del cómic y sus superhéroes, que iba a centrar la celebración de esta edición, se pospone al próximo año 2021, para celebrar como merece su influencia y gran aportación al sector audiovisual, con un repertorio magnífico de partituras que han hecho historia y que siguen sumando nuevos proyectos y creaciones.

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Bruckner’s 7th Symphony closes the extraordinary series of concerts with which the Sinfónica and Auditorio de Tenerife resumed their activity on 19 June. The orchestra’s honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, will lead the ensemble at 7:30 pm on Friday, the 10th at the Sala Sinfónica. This Santa Cruz venue is under the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero.

Auditorio de Tenerife kindly asks the audience to arrive at the lobby 15 minutes before their designated time to enter the auditorium (it depends on your row and it is specified on your ticket and on the email you get the day before the concert) for a hassle-free access to the theatre. This initiative, which also includes taking your temperature and wearing a face mask at all time, is part of Auditorio de Tenerife’s contingency plan against the Covid-19, the first in Spain to obtain the AENOR certification.  Both the GastroMag coffee-bar and the car park are available.

The Cabildo’s orchestra is giving a concert that includes exclusively the four movements of Symphony nº 7 in E major for chamber orchestra by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), arranged by  H. Eisler, E. Stein and K. Rankl, a version that the Tenerife ensemble is performing for the first time.

The score, one of the Austrian composer’s most widely performed works, was the first symphony by this author to be played by Víctor Pablo Pérez and Sinfónica de Tenerife in tandem, although this time it has been arranged for 8 wind instruments, kettledrums, and 14 string instruments.

The Burgos-born conductor studied at the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid and at Hochschule für Musik in Munich. From 1980 to 1988 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Sinfónica de Asturias and from 1986 to 2005 of the Sinfónica de Tenerife. In 1993 he took charge of the Sinfónica de Galicia until 2013, when he joined the Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid as artistic director and principal conductor. He has been artistic director of the Joven Orquesta de Canarias since 2017. This ensemble is made up of young musicians from all the archipelago.

He has received numerous awards: Premio Ojo Crítico de Radio Nacional de España (1990), Premio Ondas (1992 and 1996), Premio Nacional de Música (1995), Medalla de Oro a las Bellas Artes (1999), Honorary Conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife (2006), Honorary Conductor of Sinfónica de Galicia (2013), Hijo Adoptivo de Tenerife and Medalla de Oro del Gobierno de Canarias. Apart from conducting nearly all the Spanish orchestras, Víctor Pablo Pérez is also invited by international ensembles and he often takes part in major international festivals.

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The contingency plan to tackle COVID-19 of Auditorio de Tenerife, which is under the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero, has obtained the AENOR certification for the implementation and efficiency of the new protocol at concerts and events in safe facilities. It is the first concert hall in Spain to get the certification and to obtain it, the external company in charge carried out an thorough audit both of the premises and the documents, supervising the organisation, safety, and hygiene measures put in place for this new phase.
20200703 NP Auditorio el primero en España con sello AENOR Desinfección tras cada función

The AENOR certificate is an external guarantee of the efficacy of the measures applied by the institution against the risks this pandemic involves. It also endorses that the initiative meets the guidelines and requirements of the different health authorities issued by 20200703 NP national and international organisations regarding COVID-19 prevention and hygiene. “This shows Auditorio de Tenerife, and therefore the Cabildo de Tenerife, is committed to offering a safe environment to hold concerts and shows in the building”, councillor Concepción Rivero pointed out.

20200703 NP Auditorio el primero en España con sello AENOR Mascarillas y entradas digitales

The assessment done by AENOR examines issues like risk management; health management in the workplace; training, information and communications; organisational measures (controlling audience numbers, distance and screens); protection (using personal protective equipment), as well as good cleaning and hygiene practices, etc.

The audit checked the measures implemented by the Auditorio, from signposting in English and Spanish or providing hygienic tables to risk management for workers.

20200703 NP Auditorio el primero en España con sello AENOR Temperatura y gel para el público

The organisational measures put in place by the Auditorio were also checked, including workers, audiences, and artists; the cleaning and disinfection plans; the facilities maintenance plan; and the guidelines regarding waste management. The auditors also saw a rehearsal of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and a concert with audience by this orchestra, as well as the cafeteria service located at the Auditorio’s lobby.

AENOR is a professional services company that identifies and helps correct gaps in the competitiveness of companies and the economic fabric in general. It contributes to the transformation of society by building trust among organisations and people through assessments (certification, inspections, and tests) training and information.

It is the leading certification company in Spain. More than 82,000 work centres worldwide have AENOR certifications in fields like Quality Management, Sustainability, Verification of Non-financial Information, Animal Welfare, Safety and Health in the Workplace, Digitalization or Compliance. It is a global company working in 90 countries and has 20 offices in Spain and its own auditors in every Autonomous Region.

 

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The tickets for the last two concerts of the Sinfónica de Tenerife’s extraordinary series are now on sale at five euros. The third concert is titled Serenata nocturna and its repertoire includes works by Haydn, J. C. Bach and Mozart under the baton of leader and conductor David Ballesteros. It is taking place on Friday, the 3rd at 7:30 pm in the  Sala Sinfónica of this venue, which is under the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero. Because of the high demand (tickets for the 3rd July concert were sold out the same day they were put on sale, Tuesday, the 30th), a new performance has been scheduled for 4 July at the same time.

How to buy tickets

Tickets can be purchased in twos on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and on  902 31 73 27. If you wish to buy a single seat or an odd number of seats, you need to arrange it by telephone.

Safety and prevention measures

Auditorio de Tenerife kindly asks the audience to arrive at the lobby 15 minutes before their designated time to enter the auditorium (it depends on your row and it is specified on your ticket and on the email you get the day before the concert) for a hassle-free access to the theatre. The new safety measures currently in place in the building include the compulsory use of a face mask, having your temperature taken and no breaks. Both the GastroMag coffee-bar and the car park are available.

About the repertoire

The Cabildo’s orchestra has prepared a repertoire that includes Symphony nº 44 in E minor “Trauer”, Hob.I:44, by Franz Joseph Haydn; Symphony nº 6 in G minor, op. 6, W. C12, by Johann Christian Bach, and Serenade nº 6 in D major, “Serenata notturna”, KV 239, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

David Ballesteros is currently a violinist at the London Symphony Orchestra where he has played from classical repertoires to film soundtracks like Star Wars or Harry Potter, regularly working with Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev. He also takes part in the Orquesta BandArt, where he is head of the social integration area carrying out activities in hospitals, old people’s homes, and prisons.

Tenerife-born Ballesteros started his studies at the Conservatorio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where he did conducting and performing music of the Classical period with the original instruments. He has worked with composers like Sofia Gubaidulina, Thomas Adés, James MacMillan, Laura Vega, José Brito, Manuel Bonino, Ernesto Mateo, Sergio Rodríguez, or Ernesto Aurignac. He has taught at the Orquesta Simón Bolívar in Venezuela, the New World Symphony in the United States, the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España and in London’s Guildhall School of Music, among other institutions. He has been a teacher at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland since 2015.

Comming soon

Bruckner’s Symphony nº 7 is Sinfónica de Tenerife next concert at the Auditorio and also the last of this extraordinary series. It is taking place on Friday, 10 July at 7:30 pm and will be led by honorary conductor Víctor Pablo Pérez. 

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Auditorio de Tenerife has increased the seating capacity of its main stage to 300 to welcome Sinfónica de Tenerife’s second concert, Divertimento, with a reduced number of musicians. It is taking place on Friday, the 26th at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be on sale for the general public on Wednesday the 24th. This repertoire will also be played on Saturday, the 27th at 8:30 pm in Teatro El Sauzal.  Tickets are available on www.teatroelsauzal.com and at the theatre’s box office.

Este aumento en las localidades del Auditorio se debe, por un lado, a que la isla se encuentra bajo la legislación de la nueva normalidad y, por otro, al éxito y buena acogida de las nuevas normas de seguridad e higiene que fueron puestas a prueba en los dos conciertos de Titán de Mahler el pasado fin de semana, que se desarrollaron sin ninguna incidencia.

The main changes include the audience arriving an hour before the show starts, entering the auditorium gradually, wearing a face mask, and having their temperature taken. Before the concert the audience is informed about all the measures, which you can also see here. The GastroMag coffee bar and Auditorio de Tenerife car park are available for this music series.

For this new Auditorio de Tenerife’s concert, the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by Councillor Concepción Rivero, is putting 300 seats on sale next Wednesday while they are available for  Sinfónica subscribers from today.

Tickets cost five euros and you can buy a pair of seats here on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 902 31 73 27; for one seat or an odd number of seats, can only be purchased by telephone from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The box office is also available Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You need to make an appointment on https://auditoriodetenerife.sedelectronica.es/citaprevia.0 or on 922 56 86 25.

About the repertory 

This time the Cabildo’s orchestra will play a musical repertoire with David Ballesteros acting as leader of the orchestra/conductor. The pieces include St. Paul’s Suite, op. 29, by Gustav Holst; Holdberg Suite, op. 40, by Edvard Grieg; I crisantemi, by Giacomo Puccini, and Divertimento in D major KV 136, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Holdberg Suite, op. 40 by Edvard Grieg is a musical tribute to Norwegian playwright and essayist Ludvig Holberg on the 200th anniversary of his birth. It is an evocation of 18th century dance suites of his native country.

Giacomo Puccini’s I crisantemi was composed for a string quartet or a string orchestra. Its melancholy, grieving language maintains the exciting identity of the Italian author.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in D major KV 136 brings the concert to an end with enthusiastic, youthful excitement.  The three movements correspond to the structure of Italian overtures and are permeated with the idiosyncrasy and light of Mediterranean music.

 

Ballesteros

Ballesteros is currently a violinist at the London Symphony Orchestra where he has played from classical repertoires to film soundtracks like Star Wars or Harry Potter, regularly working with Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev. He also takes part in the Orquesta BandArt, where he is head of the social integration area carrying out activities in hospitals, old people’s homes, and prisons.

Tenerife-born Ballesteros started his studies at the Conservatorio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where he did conducting and performing music of the Classical period with the original instruments. He has worked with composers like Sofia Gubaidulina, Thomas Adés, James MacMillan, Laura Vega, José Brito, Manuel Bonino, Ernesto Mateo, Sergio Rodríguez, or Ernesto Aurignac.

He has taught at the Orquesta Simón Bolívar in Venezuela, the New World Symphony in the United States, the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España and in London’s Guildhall School of Music, among other institutions. He has been a teacher at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland since 2015.

Auditorio’s next concert, part of this Sinfónica de Tenerife extraordinary repertoire, is Serenata nocturna. It will take place on 3 July under the same leader of the orchestra and conductor. The series closes on 10 July with Bruckner’s Symphony nº 7, under the baton of Víctor Pablo Pérez, who was also in charge of the first two sessions.

 

 
 
Next performances of Sinfónica de Tenerife:

26th of juneDivertimento

3th of julySerenata nocturna

10th of julySéptima de Bruckner

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Sinfónica and the Auditorio de Tenerife’s first activity after lockdown Mahler’s Titan was so well-received that tickets sold out, prompting the Cabildo to stage a second performance on Saturday, the 20th. Tickets are out on sale from today, Monday the 15th. The concerts, conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez, will be at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica. The orchestra will perform with a reduced number of musicians to comply with the current safety regulations.

The Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, led by Councillor Concepción Rivero, pointed out that in view of the current safety measures, these concerts will seat 188 people each and the audience is asked to arrive one hour before the concert starts. Tickets for Saturday concert are on sale, for paired seats, from 11:00 am today on Auditorio de Tenerife website and on phone number 902 31 73 27, at five euros per ticket. Just one seat or an odd number of seats can only be booked by telephone.

The new safety measures include, apart from reducing the number of seats available, entering and leaving the auditorium gradually and guided by Auditorio staff; compulsory use of masks, taking the audience temperature, and no intermission, among others. There are also different signs in the building. Buyers will be fully informed about all these measures before the concerts. You can also see them on Auditorio de Tenerife’s website.

GastroMag coffee bar is opening on Thursday, the 18th with all the applicable safety and hygiene measures in place. Auditorio de Tenerife car park is also available for these concerts and the box office opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm by appointment only, which you can make on  //www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contactar or by calling 922 56 86 25. The shop remains closed.

The show is approximately one hour long, and Cabildo de Tenerife’s Orchestra picks up their last performance by starting with the Aria of Suite nº 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach, which they played on 20 February before the lockdown. Next they will play Gustav Mahler’s Symphony nº 1 in D major, Titan, for chamber orchestra arranged by Iain Farrington.

The honorary conductor of the Tenerife ensemble, Víctor Pablo Pérez, studied at the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid and at Hochschule für Musik in Munich. From 1980 to 1988 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Sinfónica de Asturias and from 1986 to 2005 of the Sinfónica de Tenerife. In 1993 he took charge of the Sinfónica de Galicia until 2013, when he joined the Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid as artistic director and principal conductor. He has been artistic director of the Joven Orquesta de Canarias since 2017. This ensemble is made up of young musicians from all the archipelago.

He has received numerous awards: Premio Ojo Crítico de Radio Nacional de España (1990), Premio Ondas (1992 and 1996), Premio Nacional de Música (1995), Medalla de Oro a las Bellas Artes (1999), Honorary Conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife (2006), Honorary Conductor of Sinfónica de Galicia (2013), Hijo Adoptivo de Tenerife and Medalla de Oro del Gobierno de Canarias. Apart from conducting nearly all the Spanish orchestras, Víctor Pablo Pérez is also invited by international ensembles and he often takes part in major international festivals.

The repertoire starts with the Aria of the Orchestral Suite nº3 by Johann Sebastian Bach (Eisenach, 1685 – Leipzig 1750), one of the most recognised pieces by the Baroque composer. It is an adagio alla italiana in contrast with the French style of the first movement of the suite. It is part of a succession of dances of the period with different origins and characteristics and divided by undanceable fragments. Although the original score includes some wind instruments -oboes and trumpets-, strings feature more significantly, which explains why arrangements for strings only have become popular. 

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony nº 1 (Kaliste, 1860 – Vienna 1911) has a pre-Romantic foundation, in fact, it is based on the writings of Jean Paul Richter about the deeds of a hero who manages to rise above his alter ego thanks to his imagination, inner peace and the force of nature. Mahler was captivated by his lines and composed his Symphony nº 1, which he presented in Budapest on 20 November 1889. It was first a symphonic poem in two sections with descriptive titles in five movements (including the well-known Blumine, which he later removed). After revising the score, in 1897 he finished the current four-movement version.

Mahler expresses different emotions both related to his experience of nature and to certain autobiographical matters. In fact, the beginning suggests a somewhat mysterious summer dawn, depicting the early sunrays with a pianissimo drone in the strings. Some of the most relevant features of his musical style are present in this piece, including the free, expressive use of musical forms, and fanfares, marches or popular dances.

Shows: 

19th of june: Titán de Mahler

26th of june: Divertimento

3th of july: Serenata nocturna

10th of july: Séptima de Bruckner

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The Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, led by councillor Concepción Rivero, restarts its stage activity with four concerts by the Orquesta Sinfónica in the Auditorio de Tenerife, to take place on 19 and 26 June and 3 and 10 July. It is an extraordinary programme with a reduced group of some twenty musicians led in two occasions by Víctor Pablo Pérez, honorary conductor of the Sinfónica, and twice by David Ballesteros, leader of the orchestra and conductor.

These concerts will be held once the safety and hygiene measures have been implemented both for the audience and the workers so that this artistic experience can be enjoyed while safety is absolutely guaranteed. They will all be held at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica and start at 7:30 pm, although the public is kindly asked to come one hour earlier. Tickets cost five euros.

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday, the 13th in pairs on Auditorio de Tenerife’s website and on 902 31 73 27. If you wish to buy just one seat or an odd number of seats you can do it at the box office by appointment only. Please  make your appointment on www.auditoriodetenerife/contactar or call 922 56 86 25 so you can be served at the box office or by telephone. Tickets will be on sale up to two hours before the concert starts. Tickets will be available to Sinfónica de Tenerife subscribers two days earlier than for the general public.

The first programme is about one hour long and it starts with five minutes of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Aria of Suite nº 3 in D major, BWV 1068, picking up Sinfónica’s last concert on 20 February, when they played this work under the baton of  José Manuel Zapata. The orchestra will then play Symphony nº 1 in D major, Titan, for chamber orchestra, arranged by Iain Farrington so that Gustav Mahler can be enjoyed in this era of small ensembles. These pieces will be conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez.

There are 188 seats on sale now, as the island is currently in Phase 3 of the national de-escalation and seats must be two metres apart. The new safety measures include, in addition to admitting fewer people, coming in and going out of the auditorium gradually and guided by Auditorio staff, compulsory use of masks, taking the temperature of users and no intermissions, among others. There will be different signs in the building too. Buyers will be informed before the concert of all these measures. You can also see the information on Auditorio de Tenerife website.

The GastroMag coffee bar will open the day before the first concert and will apply all the appropriate safety and hygiene measures. Auditorio de Tenerife’s car park is also available for these concerts. Please remember the box office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm by appointment only. The shop is currently closed.

The second concert of this extraordinary programme by Sinfónica de Tenerife will be held on 26 June, featuring David Ballesteros as leader of the orchestra and conductor, and including works by Holst, Grieg, Puccini and Mozart. The same conductor will lead the orchestra on 3 July, when they will play pieces by Haydn, Bach and Mozart. In the last extraordinary concert, under Víctor Pablo Pérez, they will play Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony. The conductor, Medalla de Oro de Canarias [Canaries Gold Medal], had led Sinfónica de Tenerife performing this piece in the past but never as a reduced ensemble: this is new to both of them.

Performances: 

19th of June : Titán de Mahler

26th of June: Divertimento

3th of July: Serenata nocturna

10 of July: Séptima de Bruckner

 

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Auditorio de Tenerife is reopening its box office tomorrow [Tuesday, 9 June] by appointment and using new safety measures to make it safe to all the users. The main goal of reopening, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday, is to refund the money paid for the tickets of cancelled events which were sold either at the box office or by telephone. Tickets purchased via the website are gradually being refunded.

To come to the Auditorio de Tenerife facilities, you can book a 15-minute appointment as from today [Monday, the 8th] via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contactar or by calling 922 56 86 11, where we will also answer any queries you may have regarding this procedure, rescheduling or cancellation of the shows. The same person who provided his/her details when buying the tickets is the one that must come in person to deal with the refund procedure.

Make an appointment

If you wish to arrange your appointment online, please find all the steps here to make it even easier for you.

The measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to offer safety to users during this operation are as follows:

- By appointment to avoid a mass gatherings and waiting.

- Entry and exit corridors with safety distance marks.

- Hygienic desks with hydroalcoholic gel

- Screens separating users from workers, who are wearing masks and gloves.

Users are kindly asked to be punctual, responsible and to wear a mask.

The building that houses this Cabildo institution is gradually getting back to normal and some workers, who cannot do their job from home, have returned. The whole team is focused on implementing the new prevention, hygiene, and safety measures so that the building is ready for work with absolute guarantee. Although the shows that were scheduled until 31 August have been cancelled, we have not fully discounted the possibility of new shows designed for the current circumstances.

Auditorio de Tenerife’s social networks keep sharing contents about our projects and have also now started to show animated videos about some of the measures to be taken ahead of the much hoped-for reopening.

 

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... el arquitecto Santiago Calatrava se inspiró en el ojo humano para el diseño del icónico edificio de #AuditoriodeTenerife?

... el órgano de la Sala Sinfónica de #AuditoriodeTenerife está compuesto por 3835 tubos?
Construido por el maestro organero Albert Blancafort dos años después que la sala, es una pieza única en el mundo.

... el ala del #AuditoriodeTenerife mide 130 metros de largo de los que 62 no tienen apoyo alguno?

... la caja escénica de la Sala Sinfónica de #AuditoriodeTenerife es la más grande de Canarias?

Cuenta con una superficie de 380 m2, una boca de aproximadamente 16 metros de ancho y 10 de alto, y una profundidad de 14 metros.

... el #AuditoriodeTenerife es también un espacio con mil posibilidades para las localizaciones de cualquier tipo de producción?

Películas como 'Rambo V: Last Blood', series como la británica 'Doctor Who', o videoclips musicales, como el de la canción 'Universo' de Blas Cantó recogen en sus fotogramas la icónica silueta de nuestro edificio.
El tinerfeño Yeray Vargas realizó recientemente una serie de espectaculares fotomontajes en los que integra algunas de las escenas más conocidas del mundo del cine con los exteriores del Auditorio.

... más de 50 paneles cubren el techo de nuestra Sala Sinfónica?

Su estructura metálica interna permite mover los paneles libremente y variar así la acústica de la sala, adaptándose a las necesidades y características técnicas de cada tipo de espectáculo.

... nuestra Sala de Cámara es un pequeño anfiteatro de acústica excepcional?

El sonido producido en el escenario es transportado por la estructura de madera y yeso que conforma el techo, dirigiéndolo hacia el final de la sala donde se encuentran los paneles de madera que hacen que el sonido se amplifique.

... en Auditorio de Tenerife conviven dos terrazas que, dibujando ligeras curvas simétricas, abrazan la Sala Sinfónica ofreciendo un paseo alrededor del edificio?

Se trata de la Terraza Ciudad, de personalidad claramente urbana y con vistas al centro de Santa Cruz, y la Terraza Atlántico, con vistas al mar, más serena y espiritual.

... puedes hacer una visita virtual por todos los rincones de Auditorio de Tenerife?

 

 

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Auditorio de Tenerife, part of the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, keeps working with the specialization academy Opera(e)Studio, which has made changes in its usual calendar. The current situation and its consequences in terms of safety and international mobility have led to the relocation of the auditions and the staging of the eighth opera, which is co-produced with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

The auditions were meant to take place between 11 and 19 May 2020 in the Spanish municipalities of Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in the Italian cities of Parma and Palermo. We are currently trying to find the best date at the end of the present year to carry out these tests safely and with all the health and quality guarantees for participating singers.

Therefore, the calendar of this Ópera de Tenerife programme has changed. The production of Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa, that was scheduled for October 2020, will now take place in the first quarter of 2021, provided that this exceptional situation allows it. Later, the production and the same cast will travel to the two co-producing theatres.

Although the registration deadline was on 19 April, Ópera de Tenerife announced registration is to be kept open. In fact, with the aim of offering the best options to interested artists, the registration period is extended until further notice. The audition dates will be published as soon as possible on the programme’s website www.operaestudio.eu.

All those who are already registered will individually receive this information on their email. If candidates have any doubts or need further information they can write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ópera de Tenerife thanks you for your support and understanding in this complex situation.

This programme for young artists aims to provide highly specialised training in the international opera field while also acting as a showcase and springboard for many of the singers. In past years candidates from more than 24 countries have taken part in the auditions. Ópera (e)Studio also shows the technical production work done at Auditorio de Tenerife, which in 2019 and 2020 was recognised by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme which reflects its development, sustainability, job creation and training.

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The complications arising from the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have finally led to the cancellation of MAPAS 2020 [South Atlantic Performative Arts Market] despite the effort made by the organisers Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart. The event was scheduled to take place from 8 to 11 July in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Despite the great expectation created at the beginning of the year, the organisers have decided to put the event off as the health and well-being of participants, artist groups, and cultural programmers, who come mostly from foreign countries, as well as that of Tenerife residents, is above other matters. The call issued in early 2020 recorded 2,286 proposals from 71 countries across Latin America, Africa and southern Europe, which means a 161,56% increase over 2019. This figure foreshadowed a major qualitative leap for this year market.

As a cultural project that bases its activity on the mobility of programmers and artists showing at international circuits, MAPAS wants to keep this method of work and contact with the performing arts and music sectors. So, it will carry on communicating via its social networks all the news that are relevant to the community it represents.

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