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The first concert took place in the Symphony Hall and was attended by 3rd and 4th year Primary Education pupils

 

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, hosted the first concert for schoolchildren since the lockdown last March. Tenerife Philharmonic Orchestra staged the show “Peter and the Wolf”.

Directed by José Antonio Cubas Delgado, twenty musicians and eight actors performed a musical tale under the strict control of the safety measures implemented by Auditorio de Tenerife, for the entry into the hall of the children, the stage performers and the performance of the show.

“The orchestra is a family”, announced one of the narrators before beginning to present the string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Each instrument represented one of the characters: the bird, the duck, the hunters, the wolf and Peter himself, the main character of the story. The role of the concertmaster and that of the conductor were also explained to the children before they delved into the musical story.

The pupils -always maintaining social distancing- interacted with the show by answering the questions of the narrators, asking questions and looking around the entire hall to find the evil wolf.

Thus, learning about the families of instruments, how to distinguish them and classify them were some of the aims set by this educational project. These concepts were conveyed to pupils through the creative process entailed by a concert created specially to teach small children through music.

The pupils that visited Auditorio de Tenerife came from the Nursery and Primary Schools Miguel Pintor González, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Melchor Núñez Tejera and Punta del Hidalgo, de La Laguna. Beforehand, the schools received teaching activities to complement the show. In view of the circumstances, these materials were created online in order to facilitate access for all pupils.

The contingency plan against Covid-19 of Auditorio de Tenerife was the first one certified by AENOR for an auditorium. This certification allows the Auditorium to carry out its programme completely safely. Measuring temperature, constant cleaning and disinfection, renewal of air and the obligatory and constant use of masks are just some of the measures implemented. All of the measures can be consulted on our website www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

Next concert for pupils and social collectives is titled "A (musical) river runs through it" and it will take place next week with Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. A family concert will be held next Saturday [6th] at 12:00.

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Juan de la Rubia will play the unique organ housed in the walls of Symphony Hall this Sunday in our cultural space

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Councilt hat is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Sunday [24th] Juan de la Rubia, main organist of the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona, will give the organ concert Ecos desde el espejo ("Echoes in  the Mirror"). He will tackle music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Guridi, and De la Rubia himself, breathing life into the unique instrument in Symphony Hall.

This will be the first opportunity of the year to have the experience of listening to the Auditorium's organ, built by prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team. It is a 21st century instrument that is unique because of its design, but also because of its sound and registration, which come from the 3,835 pipes that are housed in the walls of the emblematic hall – controlled from on-stage by the console where the organist plays.

The programme consists of Vivaldi's Concerto in D major, transcribed by Bach, Variations sérieuses by Mendelssohn, transcribed by R. Smits, and Ten Basque Melodies by Guridi, transcribed by Juan de la Rubia himself, who will end the concert with a bit of improvisation.

This concert, which has the collaboration of the San Miguel Arcángel Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Art, brings the art of transcription to the fore.  It represents a key to organ repertoire which, while extensive in and of itself, is nourished by these interpretations.

Juan de la Rubia, main organist of the Sagrada Familia, is originally from Vall d'Uixó (Castellón), where he began his studies under his father and Ricardo Pitarch, ending them in several European capitals. During his beginnings, he received up to five Extraordinary Awards in various specialities, in addition to the First Prize in the Permanent Competition of Musical Youth of Spain (2002) and the El Primer Palau Award (2004) – recognition that helped to boost his career notably. 

His incessant activity as a soloist, conductor, accompanist, and continuist has taken him to the main stages of some thirty countries in the world. In the last decade, De la Rubia has also specialised in improvisation for silent films, noteworthy of which are "Faust" and “Nosferatu" by Murnau and "Metropolis" by Lang. Member of the Reial Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi and Professor at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, he regularly conducts master classes in the cities of Budapest, Stuttgart, and Rome.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  and by phone dialling 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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-us and by dialling 922 568 625. Those lines are also open to answer questions, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ticket sales close two hours before the start of the show to finish setting up the hall and to offer a completely safe experience.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of  masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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Next Tuesday, the renowned musician and composer will perform the programme entitled "Five Centuries of Spanish Keyboard Music" ("Cinco siglos de música española para teclado")

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councelor Enrique Arriaga. Next Tuesday [19th] at 7:30 p.m the Auditorium welcomes a concert by pianist Gustavo Díaz-Jerez. The program, entitled "Five Centuries of Spanish Keyboard Music", includes the world première of the piece "Melussyne", which was written by this renowned Canarian musician and composer.

This recital is a journey through five centuries of keyboard music composed in Spain from the mid-16th century, with Antonio de Cabeçon, to the present day. From the 17th century, the music of Francisco Correa de Arauxo will be heard, and from the 18th century, that of Antonio Soler. The 19th century will bring the Canarian songs of Teobaldo Power.

From the 20th century, part of "La Iberia", by Isaac Albéniz, has been selected, and to represent the 21st century there will be compositions by Díaz-Jerez himself, such as some of his Metaludes for piano and a world première: Melussyne. The audience will be able to see and appreciate the musical transformation from composition for the organ and harpsichord to the piano of today. “A true musical journey through time”, in the words of Díaz-Jerez himself.

Gustavo Díaz-Jerez is one of the greatest exponents of musical interpretation and creation in Spain. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Allice Tully Hall, the Musikverein, the Concertgebouw, etc. In addition, as a soloist he has been conducted by Skrowaczevski, Fischer, Bamert, Lü Jia, Herbig, Encinar and Víctor Pablo with most of the main Spanish orchestras and with foreign groups. He is currently a professor at Musikene (Basque Country), holds a PhD in musical arts (Manhattan School of Music), and is a Permanent Academician at the San Miguel Arcángel Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Arts.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by phone dialling 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 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/contactar and by dialling 922 568 625. Those lines are also open to answer questions, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except holidays.

Ticket sales close two hours before the start of the show to finish setting up the hall.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of  masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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Tickets for Friday’s concert, that closes the Cabildo’s ensemble first phase of the season, are sold out

 

The Sinfónica de Tenerife, under the Cabildo’s Department of Culture led by councillor Enrique Arriaga, has sold out the tickets for the concert on Friday, the 18th at 7:30 pm at the Auditorio de Tenerife. This is their last concert in the first phase of the season. 

The principal conductor of the Tenerife ensemble, Antonio Méndez, will lead a concert of German Romanticism -with the current reduced orchestra. They will play Serenade nº 1 in D major, op. 11, by Johannes Brahms and Symphony nº 3 in E flat major Renana, op. 97, by Robert Schumann.

In 1858, during his period at the court of Detmolt, Johannes Brahms composed Serenade nº 1 in D major, op. 11 for flute, two clarinets, bassoon, horn, and a string quartet; he would rewrite this version following the advice of Joseph Joachim for a symphonic ensemble. The score is eclectic and is reminiscent of previous authors; in fact, at the beginning, the horn clearly evokes Haydn’s music writings.

The harmonic forms and languages of the German author also recall Mozart, specifically in the minuets, although he does not stray from the Romantic ideal that permeates his work. The adagio, regarded as the climax of this piece, is a passage rich in the wood section alone and its different combinations. 

Robert Schumann composed Symphony nº 3 in E flat major Renana, op. 97 in 1850, just a few years before his death in 1856 and when he was starting a new professional period in Dusseldorf. Chronologically, this composition corresponds to his last symphony and a series of traditional sound elements prevail. This melodic, even folkloric spirit led the score to become widely popular very soon. 

The five-movement structure starts with a very lively theme, a syncopated rhythm in the form of a fanfare. The three central movements evoke different scenes of nature and moods; it then goes into the relaxed atmosphere of the Scherzo and the Intermezzo. The fourth movement is a tribute to the conclusion of the works of Cologne Cathedral, under construction since 1248; it finishes with a coda that recalls the energetic sound of the beginning, with a rhythm and clear music articulation that lend it a feeling of lightness. 

Sinfónica de Tenerife’s principal conductor since the 2018/2019 season, Antonio Méndez, is one of the most sought-after and best-established conductors of his generation. He is has established links with major European orchestras and 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 or Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

To enjoy this cultural experience offered by the Cabildo de Tenerife please arrive at the venue with time enough to enter the auditorium gradually. Buying the tickets implies the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, with no exceptions or reservations, including wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with.  The measures in full and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag cafeteria and the car park are open.

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The concert includes the world premiere of ‘Sonatina Chinija III’, by composer Gustavo Trujillo, who will present the repertoire

 

The Ciclo de Cámara of Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, presents the concert Estructuras, in which Quantum Ensemble will play works by Bach, Beethoven and Tenerife composer Gustavo Trujillo. It is taking place on Thursday, the 17th at 7:30 pm in Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala de Cámara.

The new Quantum Ensemble programme travels across three centuries of music through three works. The concert starts with Cello Suite nº 4 by Johan Sebastian Bach; then they will play the premiere of Sonatina Chinija III, the new creation of Tenerife-born composer Gustavo Trujillo. The concert closes with the performance of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Trio for clarinet, cello and piano. 

Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas’s cello is joined by the piano of Gustavo Díaz-Jerez and Cristo Barrios’s clarinet in this concert. Gutiérrez Arenas has a long artistic experience behind him: Premio Ravel in 2002, in 2010 he made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and he later worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Nacional de España, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and London and Colombia philharmonics, in addition to playing with top international conductors. 

Also, a group of schoolchildren will enjoy a close experience of this new concert by Quantum Ensemble as they will learn about their work on their visit to the rehearsal of the chamber ensemble. This will be the first time students come to the Auditorio de Tenerife since the health crisis started. The visit will follow all the safety and health measures to make sure their experience is completely safe. 

Quantum Ensemble sticks to their intention of bringing music to the audience by building bonds and meeting points with them. To achieve this, the Estructuras concert will feature composer Gustavo Trujillo, who will explain and contextualize every piece before it is played. 

Tickets can be booked via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by telephone on 902  317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office on //www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contact-us and on 922 568 625, where they can also answer all your queries Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. Tickets can be bought up to two hours before the show starts, to give us time to finish preparing the auditorium.  

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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Fourteen musicians to perform the creations of seven young composers. Admission to this event is free

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, a venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, welcomes the concert “Estrenos de Composición” [Composition Premieres] by Tenerife students of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias on Sunday, the 13th at 7:30 pm, in the Sala de Cámara. Admission is free. 

Fourteen musicians will perform seven compositions to be played for the first time on Sunday, at this regular meeting with young talents. Students of the first, second and third years of Composition are taking part in the concert. 

The recital starts with the work by first year students: L’autunno, by Luigi Ciammariconi González; La inquietante vida del estudiante, by Basilio Gómez Navarro, and Evocaciones, by Felipe Ángel Hernández Ruiz.

Then comes the piece Batbin & Roman, penned by Jacob González Marrero, the flute and piano duo Volver a respirar by Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez and Piu by Tadeo Martín Ramos, all of whom are in the second year. Finally, Marta Hernández Yanes, of the third year, with her work Lázuli.

Fourteen musicians will play these composition premieres: Mario Alessandro Astone (cello), Rosa Elena Padilla Martín (viola), Francisco Jesús Espinel Gutiérrez (violin), Dario Marongiu (violin), Ángel Cortés Ramos (piano), Carmen Delia Perdomo Amaral (flute), Jesús Ignacio Lorenzo Santiago (tuba), Moisés del Rosario García (trombone), Keila Arocha Hernández (horn), Francisco José Rodríguez Afonso (trumpet), Adexe Guillermo Alayón Mora (trumpet), Ángel de Jesús Bermúdez Rodríguez (flute), Antonio Kabbabe (piano) and Helena Pozo Medina (piano).

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. You will be requested to give your personal details in compliance with the health authorities’ guidelines. Once the show has started, you cannot leave the theatre until it finishes. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask properly and at all times or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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