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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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