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The concert takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife this Friday, 7 May at 7:30 pm.

 

 

The Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. This new season’s concert unites two great composers, Dmitri Shostakovich and Edward Elgar, whose Symphony No. 9 and Symphony No. 2 will be performed respectively. Both works bear witness to and reflect the era in which they were created. The concert takes place this Friday, 7 May at 7:30 pm in the Auditorio de Tenerife and will be conducted by Antonio Méndez. 

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was considered one of the most popular composers of the mid-20th century. Through his music, the composer was a witness and a chronicler of a time when all artistic expressions were crucial for political power. Against this background, he became a controversial figure that had to show two faces: on the one hand, he was the first author to be trained under the umbrella of the new Soviet regime, exalted and distinguished. On the other hand, in the mid-1930s his career was marked by criticism, harsh calls for order and prohibition. 

His Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, op. 70 belongs to this period. When Shostakovich premiered it, it not only astonished the audience but also kindled the wrath of Stalin, as a grandiose score to celebrate victory at the end of World War II was expected to sound. Yet the result was the shortest and lightest of his 15 symphonies.

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was a musician associated with the optimism and opulence of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. His work is both ceremonial and sensitive, though steeped in the Germanic tradition. He wrote two symphonies and sketched a third, which he never completed. During the last fifteen years of his life his output declined, partly because, after the First World War, England had nothing to do with the place where he had grown up.

The Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, op. 63 reflects many sides of the composer's character: noble, introverted and confident. Then again, it was created at a time when Elgar was beginning to feel a deep disappointment with the society of his time. He began to write it in 1909 when strong tensions arose and led to the war. He intended to dedicate this symphony to King Edward VII during his lifetime, but the monarch passed away before it was finished. However, in the score there appeared a dedication to "his late Majesty, the King".

Antonio Méndez has been the main conductor of the OST since the 2018/2019 season. He is also one of the most requested and established conductors of his generation; this has enabled him to establish close links with the most important European orchestras. During his distinguished career, he has conducted international ensembles such as Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert 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 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 staggered "waves" to enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance to 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 the Auditorium’s website.

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Next Sunday, the three ensembles will play during the sixth concert of the brass band season 'Primavera Musical'

 

The 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, 2 May, from 11:30, am, the Auditorium's Chamber Hall will host the sixth concert of the season Primavera Musical. On this occasion, the music bands AdejeNuestra Señora de Lourdes (Valle de Guerra) and El Salvador (La Matanza) will be playing. The tickets are sold out.

The Adeje ensemble, under the direction of Francisco José Flores, will open the concert with Aires del terruño, by Miguel Castillo; Señorita, by Shawn Mendez, Camila Cabello and arranged by Paul Murtha; ‘The New World Symphony’ by Anton Dvorak arranged by Andrew Ballent, to finish with ‘Accidentally in love’, by Adam Duritz and Michael Sweeny.

For their part and under the direction of Samuel Hernández, the music ensemble ‘Nuestra Señora de Lourdes’ will continue with the pasodoble Concha Manzana by Ferrer Ferrán; El camino real, by Alfred Reed and arranged by Robert Longfield, Bolero con mambo, by Agustín Lara and Tito Puente, arranged by Longfield and Brown.

The music band of La Matanza, ‘Sociedad Musical El Salvador’, will close the concert. Ismael Brajín will direct the ensemble during 'Air for Band' by Frank Erikson; 'The Returns of Vikings', by Bert Appertmont, and 'Four Winds', by Robert Sheldon.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, is planning for 36 ensembles to perform part of their repertoires at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The concerts will continue on 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on 13 June. On that last day, a morning session will be featured in the Chamber Hall and an afternoon concert will be given in the Symphony Hall. Performances in the Chamber Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. and those in the Symphony Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m.

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to 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 the Auditorium’s website.

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This Friday's event will feature the Vicktorija Pilatovic Quartet, preceded by the pianist Franco Piccinno

The 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. Today, it celebrates ‘International Jazz Day’ with a concert by the ‘Vicktorija Pilatovic Quartet’, preceded by pianist Franco Piccinno. The event is sold out and takes place today Friday, 30 April 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium's Chamber Hall.

Viktorija Pilatovic is a Lithuanian artist, jazz singer and composer. She works for the music label "Inner Circle” and is currently a member of the Singing Department at Berklee Valencia and of several international jazz seminars, including the Global Music Foundation in London. During this concert, she will sing and play her compositions on the keyboard. The quartet is completed by Alberto Palau on piano, Ales Cesarini on double bass and Mariano Steimberg on drums.

Franco Piccinno is a pianist who stands out for his ecstatic and rarefied approach to music. In the last 20 years, he has performed with artists such as Famoudou Don Moyè (Art Ensemble of Chicago), Gilad Atzmon, Adam Rudolph, Raynald Colom, Torsten De Winkel, Marc Ayza, Kike Perdomo, Audun Waage, Torsten De Winkel, Giulia Valle, Francesco Bearzatti, Fabrizio Bosso, Giovanni Falzone and Tullio De Discopo.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". The measures implemented by the cultural centre of the Island Council to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with, are certified by AENOR and can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The violinist and soloist Arabella Steinbacher will perform during this concert that is sold out

 

 

The 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, Mr Enrique Arriaga. This Friday, 30 April from 19:30, the Auditorium will host a concert that is once again sold out, in which Jiri Rozen will make his debut at the helm of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. The German violinist, Arabella Steinbacher, will perform as a soloist in Antonin Dvorák's concerto for violin and orchestra. The programme is rounded up with Symphony number 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven 

Antonin Dvorák began the composition of this concerto in 1878, during his so-called Slavic period. He didn't finish the score until four years later when Frantisek Ondricek premiered it in Prague. Reminiscent of Brahms, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the score is remarkably dense, with the solo violin standing out from the first bars. Only in the last movement, Dvorák connects with his traditional folk vision, adding a joyful rondo similar to that of his Slavonic Dances or Sixth Symphony.

In 1812, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92, a triumphalist work with dizzying tempos that evoke the triumph of the British, Spanish and French Royalist armies over Napoleon Bonaparte. This work also culminates in a lively rondo. It demands from the orchestra to alternate treble and bass sounds, with sweeping fanfares. 

The Czech conductor Jiri Rozen makes his debut at the helm of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. During this season he will also conduct the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, MDR Leipzig, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the St. Gallen Symphony and the Slovak Sinfonietta. 

Rozen studied musical direction at different conservatories and universities in Prague, Salzburg, Hamburg, Zürich and Glasgow. In the latter, he won the position of Leverhulme Conducting Fellow. His professional credits include Assistant Conductor at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and he has performed at the BBC Proms and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Jiri Rozen has been a finalist of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition. His recent performances include those with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Poznan Philharmonic and Staatsorchester Kassel. 

In recent years, critics have recognised the German violinist Arabella Steinbacher as one of the international leading violinists. This recognition has earned her several awards and nominations, including a double ECHO Klassik. Steinbacher currently plays a Booth Stradivarius built in 1716 and is frequently invited by different ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra or the Orchestre National de France. 

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves and to enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept of 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 live with. 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 three silver bands feature this new event of the "Primavera Musical" cycle

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the islands’ Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Sunday, 25 April from 11:30 am, the fifth concert of the Primavera Musical cycle will be held at the Auditorium's Chamber Hall with the bands "Filarmónica de Los Realejos", "Agrupación Musical de Arona" and "Nueva Unión" of Los Silos. Tickets for this concert are sold out.

The concert starts with Los Realejos ensemble under the direction of Adán Pérez. The ensemble will play three pieces: the pasodoble Amparito Roca, by Jaime Texidor; Gulliver’s Travels by Bert Appermont, and Queen in concert, arranged by Jay Bocook.

"Agrupación Musical de Arona" under the direction of José Luis Domínguez, features five pieces: El Barca, by Llano; Ateneo musical, by Mariano Puig; The cream of Eric Clapton, by Ron Sebregts; El fallero, by José Calixto Serrano, to finish with Hispánico, by Nuno Miguel Osorio.

"Nueva Unión" of Los Silos will be the last brass band to play during this Sunday concert under the direction of Juana Bolaños. The repertoire is comprised of Santander, by Ernesto Pérez Rosillo, Where eagles soar, by Steven Reineke, and Mount Everest, by Rossano Galante.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, is planning for 36 ensembles to perform part of their repertoires at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The concerts will continue on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on 13 June. On that last day, a morning session will be featured in the Chamber Hall and an afternoon concert will be given in the Symphony Hall. Performances in the Chamber Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. and those in the Symphony Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m.

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to 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 the Auditorium’s website.

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This Saturday's concert at 7.30 p.m. features eleven new pieces with a wide range of instruments

 

 

The 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 Saturday, 24 April at 19:30, the Auditorium will host a concert with creations by composition students of the Canary Islands’ Conservatory of Music. The programme is comprised of eleven new pieces that will be performed by students of the training centre. Admission is free. 

Arriaga stressed how important the relations with the island's educational institutions are. He also explained that "through these concerts, we give students the chance to live a real professional experience at the Auditorium and help them to start a career in the music world". Arriaga encourages the public to "get to know these young artists who can become great composers".

The concert opens with the creation “Estado de Amarla” (State to love her) (by Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez. The piece will be performed by Gabriel Díaz Santos on marimba, Elena García Seoane on tenor saxophone and Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez on electric bass. The next premier will be Alegatos (Pleadings), composed and conducted by Basilio Gómez Navarro and performed by Carmen González González González on oboe, Antonio Ramos Díaz on bassoon, Aday Olivero González on vibraphone and Mario Alessandro on cello.

It will be followed by Alma Impura (Impure Soul), by Aarón Rodríguez Pérez, piece that will be feature by the baritone Borja Miguel Molina Rodríguez and a string quartet by Alberto López Torrente (violin), Lidia Mirella Ramos Mesa (violin), Marina Montero Torres (viola) and Mario Astone (cello). The concert will continue with Dans la rue, acomposition by Jacob González Marrero that will be performed by the following woodwind quintet: Francisco Javier Lozano Cuéllar on bassoon, Caleb López González on clarinet, Ana María Muñoz Koniarska on horn, Víctor de la Fuente Brito on oboe and Antonella Vega Gutiérrez on flute.

The next composition will be Travesía a San Borondón (Voyage to St. Borondon) by Jonay Rodríguez González, performed by a brass quintet conducted by himself. The ensemble musicians will be Francisco José Rodríguez Afonso (trumpet I), Adexe Guillermo Alayón Mora (trumpet II), Susana Rodríguez Fariña (horn), Moisés del Rosario García (trombone) and Jesús Ignacio Lorenzo Santiago (tuba).

Felipe Ángel Hernández Ruiz will then present 4 x 3, a piece that will be performed by Carmen Delia Perdomo Amaral (flute), Antonella Vega Gutiérrez (flute) and Caleb López González (clarinet). It will be followed by Brighid, by Marta Hernández Yanes, brought to the stage by a Celtic trio consisting of herself on violin, Eva González Hernández on flute and piccolo, and a pre-recorded track.

The second score by Jacob González Marrero, Tim's dream, a piano solo, will then follow with Laura Paniagua Pérez on the piano. Tadeo Martin Ramos composed the piece Beren y Lúthien that will be performed by the singer María del Pilar Martín Ramos.

Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez premieres Juana, performed by himself on guitar with Jonay Rodríguez González as a reciter. Lobo Hernández closes the concert with Consequence, a digital creation that features the Venezuelan cuatro, silbo canario (whistling language), soprano, tenor, piano, cello, double bass and percussion, with Elide Fabbretti as the dancer on stage.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". You will then be asked for your personal data in order to comply with the guidelines of the health authorities. Once the show has begun, it will not be possible to leave the hall until the end of the show. By accessing the hall, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to 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 the Auditorium’s website.

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