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On Saturday the brass bands ‘Cruz Santa’ and ‘Nivaria’ will play in the Symphony Hall, and on Sunday the brass bands from El Tanque, Tegueste and Buenavista will play in the Chamber Hall.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This weekend it will host two concerts programmed for the cycle Primavera Musical. Five brass bands which are members of the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña’, will play. 

The first concert takes place in the Symphony Hall on Saturday [27 March] from 6:00 pm, during which the bands ‘Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa’ (Los Realejos) and ‘Sociedad Filarmónica Nivaria’ (Arafo) will play. On Sunday [28 March] from 11:30 am is the turn of the brass bands ‘Santísimo Cristo del Calvario’ (El Tanque); ‘San Marcos’ (Tegueste) and ‘Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ (Buenavista).

José Manuel Álvarez will conduct ‘Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa’ (Los Realejos) and they will play Hispánico, a pasodoble by the Portuguese composer Nuno Osorio. They will continue with La Cruz Santa, leyenda de una tradición, by José Manuel Encinoso and Sergio González as narrator. This piece is inspired by the legend after which La Cruz Santa was named, with texts by Juan Cruz. 

The ‘Filarmónica Nivaria’ (Arafo) will feature in the Symphony Hall during this edition. Under the direction of Miguel Ángel Expósito, their musical programme includes two pieces: Dunkirk, by José Alberto Pina, and the suite James Bond, by John Barry.

Sunday's concert in the Chamber Hall, starting at 11:30 a.m., will begin with the performance of the ‘Agrupación Musical Santísimo Cristo del Calvario’ (El Tanque). Conducted by José Eduardo Morales, the brass band will feature three pieces: María Carot Porcar, a pasodoble by Hugo Chinesta; la Chimo, a composition by José María Ferrero used in the Entrance of Moors, and Santana a portrait, by Giancarlo Gazzani.

Ismael Brajín is the conductor of ‘Agrupación Musical San Marcos’ (Tegueste), who will perform in second place with a programme that includes the pasodoble Cortés de la frontera, by Manuel Navarro; An American Elegy, by Frank Ticheli, and The great locomotive chase, by Robert Smith.

The group ‘Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ will close the brass band performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife. José Humberto Martín will conduct this band during the piece Magdalena 1990, by Francisco Signes Castelló; Libertango, by Astor Piazzolla, and arranged by Marco Somadossi; La Parranda, by Francisco Alonso, and Grande Finale, by Harry de Groot and arranged by Marcel Peeters.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, will continue on the 4 and 25 April, on the 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on the 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on the 13 June. On that last day, a morning concert 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.

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".

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 week, Víctor Pablo Pérez will conduct both performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the counsellor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This week the Auditorium welcomes a double appointment during the season of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. On Thursday the 25th and on Friday the 26th of March, the Orchestra will join the choir Coral Reyes Bartlet to perform Messa di Gloria by Pietro Mascagni, during which the soloist tenor Igor Peral and the baritone Mark Stone will also feature at this concert. The programme will start with Dona nobis pacem, a tribute to the victims of coronavirus by the Galician composer Juan Durán. Both concerts start at 7:30 pm; tickets for Friday’s concert are already sold out.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by phone by dialling 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., except holidays. They can also be obtained by going to the box office at the same time by appointment.  Appointments can be requested on www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contact and by dialling 922 568 625 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dona nobis pacem, Elexía ás víctimas do Covid-19, by Juan Durán (1960) is a composition written in April 2020; it expresses the sense of loss and uncertainty through a compact framework of violas, cellos and harp. This instrumental dialogue condenses a reflection on the global pandemic, ranging from remembrance to hope. 

Messa di Gloria is a score written in 1888 by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945). The author writes this work with simple resources that he initially devised for a choir of students who would be supported by a group of professionals during its première. This work emulates a prayer, an inner dialogue of faith accompanied by quiet melodies. 

Víctor Pablo Pérez, the honorary conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife, studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. He was artistic director and chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias between 1980 and 1988 and of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife between 1986 and 2005. In 1993 he started to conduct the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, a task he carried out until 2013. That year he joined the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid as artistic director and conductor. Since January 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands. 

The choir Coral Reyes Bartlet was founded in 1970 and since 1984 it has been directed by José Híjar Polo. During this concert, during which health protocols against the pandemic are taken, the choir will expand its vocal power with singers of proven choral and soloist experience. The last performance of the choir ensemble with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife was in January 2013. 

José Híjar Polo graduated in 1983 at the "Royal Schools of Music in London". He began his musical studies in Puerto de la Cruz and continued in Alicante and Madrid with José Tomás and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.  He founded the David Goldsmith Youth Choir in 2005 and the Reyes Bartlet Vocal Group in 2013. Since 1995 he has been a choir teacher at the Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza of la Orotava. Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas of Puerto de la Cruz awarded him the Silver Medal in 2004 for his 20 years directing the choir.

The Navarra born tenor Igor Peral began his musical career in the Orfeón Donostiarra and developed his musical training in Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bordeaux and Madrid. The soloist has performed in Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Orchestra Luxembourg Philharmonia, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Mozart's Requiem at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Eslava's Misa de Difuntos at the Sala Mozart (Auditorio de Zaragoza), Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, or Eslava's Miserere with the Symphony Orchestra of Zaragoza, among others.

London baritone Mark Stone studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998, he received the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. His recent opera engagements include performances at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Longborough Festival. He has also performed "West Side Story" with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano, the “Matthew Passion” with the Orchestre National de Lyon, and Thomas Ades' Totentanz with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, among others.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves” and enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat the pandemic, 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 checked on the Auditorium’s website. Both the GastroMag cafeteria and the car park are available.

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The musicians Lina Tur Bonet, Sara Cabrera, Cristo Barrios, Ángel Luis Quintana and Javier Negrín will feature at the concert on Wednesday

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the counsellor Enrique Arriaga. Next Wednesday, the 24th of March at 7:30 p.m., the Auditorium welcomes the concert Miradas (Glances) by Quantum Ensemble. Five musicians will perform this program during which pieces of female-composers of two centuries will be played. 

The musicians Lina Tur Bonet (violin), Sara Cabrera (flute), Cristo Barrios (clarinet), Ángel Luis Quintana (cello) and Javier Negrín (piano) will play during this concert compositions of Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), Laura Vega (n. 1978) and Lili Boulanger (1893-1918).

The Quantum Ensemble thus brings together in this programme five women composers who, during the time-frame of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, show the creative richness of women who lived during that period. The concert offers D'un soir triste and D'un matin de printemps, two of Lili Boulanger's most popular chamber works, along with two other interesting pieces by Germaine Tailleferre: Trio for violin, cello and piano and Arabesque, a miniature for clarinet and piano.

The Quantum Ensemble will also play an arrangement of the popular flute concerto by Cécile Chaminade and the Variations on an original theme by Ethel Smyth, an interesting piano piece by the composer and leader of the suffragettes, a British women-only movement. Laura Vega's premièred Ni neu, a trio for violin, clarinet and piano that the Canary Islands-born composer wrote for the group, will also be performed.

The concert will last 75 minutes during which Martín Llade, radio presenter of Sinfonía de la mañana on Radio Clásica (RNE), will talk about the repertoire to contextualise the women-composers and their time.

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". 

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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Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, stresses that thirteen concerts will be offered during this edition that starts on Sunday

 

On Sunday, 21 March at 11:30 am, the Auditorio de Tenerife will host the first concert of the "Primavera Musical 2021". The brass bands will feature 13 concerts during this 17th edition. All bands are registered in Tenerife’s brass band federation, the public entity that organises this activity with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council. Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, mentioned that all concerts are scheduled until 13 June.

Arriaga stresses that "this edition will be special for some of the musical groups, as some of them will perform for the first time in the Auditorium’s Symphonic Hall". He added that "the Chamber Hall will continue to be the main venue for concerts, but in order to comply with safety regulations, big bands have been moved to the main hall".

The councillor recalls that "the state of emergency was declared a year ago, and it affected the last edition of Primavera Musical. Thus, only two concerts could be held". Now he is confident that "this time we will enjoy the brass band proposals, as they are important for the popular culture of the Canary Islands".

The band concerts will continue until June. They will be held in the two main halls and the tickets are free. Tickets are now available for the opening session, which will feature the "Asociación Musical Puerto de la Cruz", directed by Jairo Cabrera Estévez; the "Unión Musical Aida San Andrés", under the baton of Juan Alexis González Rodríguez, and the "Asociación Músico-Cultural Ernesto Beteta" (Santa Úrsula), conducted by Miguel Ángel Expósito Marrero.

The remaining concerts take place on 27 (Symphony Hall), and on 28 March, 4 and 25 April, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, and on 12 (Symphony Hall). The last concert will be offered on 13 June. On that last day, a morning concert 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. 

Primavera Musical is an initiative that was first launched in 2005 by the federation "Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música", with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council. Due to the lockdown, only two concerts could be held last year. The activity will set off again on Sunday this week under strict safety and hygiene measures, that are aimed at guaranteeing safety both for the public and the musicians.

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 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 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 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 programme, 'On pathos’ path: when content exceeds the form', will take place on Tuesday at 7:30 pm

 

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. Next Tuesday [16] at 7:30 pm it will offer a piano concert by Iván Martín that appeals to our hearts and minds. The programme On pathos’ path: when content exceeds the form will take place in the Chamber Hall and will last 75 minutes. 

The Canary Islands-born pianist explains how Aristotle mentioned pathos in his Rhetoric as a capacity to excite and move listeners, as opposed to logos: pathos’ rational antagonist. This recital proposes a dialogue between these two aspects. It is inspired in composers who were able to transcend the content of the work beyond the form it obeys, who broke the boundaries between creation and audience, who established a new paradigm to create a new musical approach. The programme will feature pieces by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev and Frédéric Chopin. 

Iván Martín was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; both reviews and the audience acknowledge him as one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. He is also a founder member and musical director of the Galdós Ensemble, a new and versatile orchestral group with the aim of performing baroque music and that from the classicism, as well as modern and contemporary music. Iván Martín has been a resident artist at the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra and at Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes of Valladolid. Since the 2019-2020 season, he is also the chief conductor at Burgos Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with practically all Spanish and with many other international orchestras. He has recorded several radio and TV-programmes in Spain, France, Italy, Brazil and the United States.

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 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 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 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 the Auditorium’s website.

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Next week, the cellist Kathleen Balfe will perform ten pieces of women composers that are inspired in texts by women poets.

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday 4th of March at 7:30 pm, music and poetry will combine at the Chamber Hall during the show Tapiz de incertidumbres (Tapestry of Uncertainties). The cellist Kathleen Balfe will offer a programme comprised of ten pieces by contemporary women composers.

Tapestry of uncertainties is a mixed proposal of music and poetry that will take place in an intimate and reflective framework. The cellist will play live music with a pre-recorded electro-acoustic accompaniment and the voice-over narration of poetic texts.

The programme consists of works by ten women composers who were chosen to participate at the workshop "Taller de Compositoras", that was linked to the 18th Festival of Spanish Music Manuel de Falla (2020). Each piece is based on a different poetic text. Thus, the common element is uncertainty expressed and contained in each poem.

The programme consists of: Los tiempos del porvenir (Times to Come) by María José Arenas Martín (1983); Stunt Fall V, by María del Pilar Miralles Castillo (1997); Policronías de las Sibilas (Polychronies of the Sibyls) by Beatriz Arzamendi (1961);  La senda (The Path) by Consuelo Díez (1958); Funambudumbre: Cuando Todo Se Apaga (When Everything Shuts Down) by Dolores Serrano Cueto (1967); Viajar es lo que importa  (Travel is what it's all about) by Anna Bofill Levi (1944); Vivir en Aporesis ... o Turbulencias... (Living with undecidedness...or under turbulence...) by Ana Teruel Medina (1981); Veritas Vincit, by Reyes Oteo (1982), Questo tremito, questo vacillamento, by María del Carmen Asenjo-Marrodán (1978), and Un mundo sin bocas y con olor a desinfectante (A world without mouths that smells to disinfectant), by Diana Pérez Custodio (1970). 

The show is part of the Spanish tour of Ensemble NeoArs Sonora of which Bathlee is a soloist. It is also a co-production of the Andalusian Agency of Cultural Institutions, the Andalusian Regional Department of Culture and Historical Heritage and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Kathleen Balfe has lived and worked in Spain since 2003, when she began her career with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. In 2007 she won the position of cello soloist at Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, where she is currently a member. She is also a founder member of the contemporary group Ensemble NeoArs Sonora since 2008, year in which the project was conceived.  Thus, Kathleen Balfe has had the chance to play at many festivals and with the most renowned Spanish institutions. 

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 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 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 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 the Auditorium’s website.

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