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The event takes place on Friday [5th] and will be conducted by Chloé van Soeterstède with the violinist Rosanne Philippens as a guest soloist

 

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. On November the 5th from 7:30 p.m. onwards, it offers a new season concert with a programme that includes works by  Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Franck under the baton of Chloé van Soeterstède, and with the Dutch violinist Rosanne Philippens as a guest soloist. Both ladies play for the first time in Tenerife.

Van Soeterstède has designed a concert that begins with the overture Prometheus by Ludwig van Beethoven. The work belongs to the ballet The Creatures of Prometheus, which the Bonn maestro composed when he was thirty years old and which, in addition to this overture, consists of an introduction and sixteen other numbers.

Next and to complete this first part of the programme, Rossane Philippens plays as a soloist in Felix Mendelssohn's Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor, opus 64. The concert was composed for his friend Ferdinand David, concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. It took Mendelssohn six years - until 1844 - to compose it, and is undoubtedly one of his last great symphonic works.

The second part of the evening is devoted exclusively to the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck, the Belgian-born, French composer and organist. This piece was composed during the composer's last and most prolific period, when the best of his chamber pieces, symphonic poems, oratorios, etc. were to be born.

Chloé van Soeterstède's intuitive and expressive way of conducting and her presence in front of the lectern are appealing. The conductor was born in France in 1988. She studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music after studying viola in Paris and at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2012 she created the Arch Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra based in London. In 2019 she was appointed Taki Concordia Fellow 2019-21 by the American conductor and violinist Marin Alsop.

In addition to her première in Tenerife, during this season she will make other debuts with the Sinfónica de RTVE, the Sinfónica de Castilla y León, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, the Gävle Symphony (Sweden), the Bournemouth Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The latter has announced that she will be one of the Dudamel Fellows this season.

Rosanne Philippens is a violinist who is increasingly and internationally demanded. During the pandemic, she created her new ensemble, The Vondel Strings, with which she has performed at the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Likewise, the ensemble made a new recording that Channel Classics released in September this year. Philippens studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, receiving the highest distinction at both institutions. She won the first prize at the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and at the International Violin Competition in Freiburg in 2014.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es. You can also purchase your tickets by phone by 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. 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. 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 musician will play a repertoire comprised of pieces by Mendelssohn, Scriabin y Mussorgsky

 

 

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. Next Tuesday, the 2nd  of November at 7:30 p.m., the Auditorium welcomes a concert by the English pianist Paul Lewis. The musician will play at the Chamber Hall a programme comprised of pieces by Felix Mendelssohn, Alexander Scriabin, and Modest Mussorgsky.

Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.

His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D’or de l’Annee, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. He holds honorary degrees from Liverpool, Edge Hill, and Southampton Universities, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

He works regularly as a soloist with the world’s great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw, Cleveland, Tonhalle Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Philharmonia, and Mahler Chamber Orchestras.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website https://auditoriodetenerife.com/en/ 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout 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 Coronavirus, 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 consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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Tomorrow's programme [Thursday 28] includes works by Pleyel, Süssmayr, Krommer, and Cambini

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by its Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday, 28 October at 7:30 p.m. it offers the concert Revolución y transición, by Ensemble Hespérides. The programme consists of works by the composers Ignaz Pleyel, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Franz Krommer and Giuseppe María Cambini. Tickets are on sale at www.auditoriodetenerife.com.  

On this ocasion, the Ensemble Hespérides counts with Raquel Martorell (flute), Jon Olaberria (oboe), David Ballesteros (violin), Iván Sáez (viola), and Mireya Peñarroja (cello). Hespérides is an authentic and atypical instrumental ensemble. They only perform music from the classical and romantic periods with original instruments from each period, and they are historically duly informed.

'Revolution' is defined as the action that comes from a desire to change, to progress, to evolve towards something better. All this brings along a moment of transition. Ensemble Hespérides wants to illustrate several kinds of revolutions and transitions through this programme.

Pleyel and Cambini established or lived in Paris for part of their lives. They were affected by the French Revolution in the midst of a classical period. This fact deeply affected the transition to the Romantic period, which they experienced during a twenty-year period after the end of this revolution. They were greatly influenced by the way music was composed and performed.

But the term 'revolution' might also refer to new findings which are needed to adapt to the composers' and artists' new demands. This was the case of Ignaz Pleyel, the composer with whom we opened this programme.

These two completely different connotations of "revolution" will take us into the feature-rich world of Classicism as a musical style; the romantic brushstrokes show a wish to generate an artistic revolution.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout 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 Coronavirus, 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 consulted on the Auditorium’s website. 

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This Friday's concert is conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez with Anastasia Kobelina playing as a soloist cello. The concert includes a composition by Stravinsky

 

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) offers on Friday, 29 October at 7:30 p.m. a concert at the Auditorio de Tenerife. Its honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, adds two new composers to the orchestra's repertoire: Fernando Velázquez and Friedrich Gulda. The orchestra will respectively play ‘Piano espressivo’ and the ‘Concert for cello and brass orchestra’. During the second work, the Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina plays as an invited soloist. The programme also includes the suite Pulcinella, by Stravinsky.

The evening starts with ‘Piano espressivo’ by Fernando Velázquez (Guecho, 1976), who won a Goya Award for the best original soundtrack of "Un monstruo viene a verme", a film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. According to Velázquez, the piece that the Sinfónica de Tenerife plays this week was conceived as a homage to a friend and cellist, Juan Carlos Cárdenas. It happened as a game between friends with the cello as the main character. Velázquez explained that "this is a colláge where cellos follow their own rhythm playing a beautiful melody. The composition of the orchestra’s accompaniment is based upon the comments on what we the cellist have played all our lives.”

The first part of the concert is rounded up with the suite Pulcinella, by Stravinsky (1882-1971). The piece has its origins in the ballet of the same name that Stravinsky wrote in 1920. He counted on Picasso to create the costumes and sets. Two years later he composed the suite, which has eleven of the eighteen original parts the work had. As a result, it offers a mixture of light-hearted and sometimes melancholic music. This marks the beginning of Stravinsky's neoclassical period.

The programme finishes with the ‘Concert for cello and brass orchestra’ by Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000). This is the first time that the orchestra performs this work. It does so with the soloist Anastasia Kobekina (Ekaterinburg, 1994), who comes to work on the island for the first time. Like Velázquez's, this composition by Gulda is eclectic and post-modern. It ends with a circus march that seems to satirize all the previous movements. The opening introduces the soloist with her cello acting as an electric guitar.

Anastasia Kobekina plays a Stradivarius De Kermadec-Bläss cello manufactured in 1698, and on this occasion, she makes her debut in Tenerife. Despite being only 27 years old, Kobekina has already played with orchestras such as Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Wiener Symphoniker, BBC Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, and under the direction of Penderecki, Valery Gergiev or Heinrich Schiff. Apart from her début on the island, during this season the Russian cellist will also make her début with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona (OBC), the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra.

Víctor Pablo Pérez leads again the Sinfónica de Tenerife during this new season. Thirty-five years ago he made his début as main conductor and artistic director during a period that finally lasted for eighteen seasons. He is the honorary conductor of the Sinfónica de Tenerife since the year 2006. This experienced and award-winning conductor frequently collaborates with the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, the Mozart Festival of La Coruña, the International Music Festivals of the Canary Islands, or Perelada and Granada, among others. Likewise, he has been invited by many international orchestras such as the HR-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt, Berliner Symphoniker, Münchner Symphoniker, Dresdner Sinfoniker, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma and the Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Roma.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the Auditorium’s box office or 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. 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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Directed by Carlos Acosta, the company offers two performances on 30 and 31 October in the Symphony Hall

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by its Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The venue offers this weekend two performances of Evolution, a show by the prestigious Cuban company Acosta Danza. The dance company is directed by Carlos Acosta and it will be on stage in the Symphony Hall on Saturday, the 30th October at 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday, the 31st October at 7:30 p.m.

With Evolution, Acosta Danza and 13 of its members offer four key works of their repertoire: the mystery of the show Satori; a sunset celebration with Paysage, soudain la nuit; a tribute to dance and mathematics with Twelve, while Impronta shows a fusion between folk and contemporary dance. Cuban music, visual arts and the proverbial power of Cuban dancers merge during this scenic proposal.

Acosta Danza was founded by Carlos Acosta, its general manager and renowned dancer who was also the main character of the movie Yuli. The film was directed by Icíar Bollaín and premièred in 2019. It revolves around Carlos Acosta's life. The company is the most recent report card of the Cuban scene to the world. It has performed in venues such as the Royal Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and Sadler's Wells in London; the New York City Center in the United States, and the Chinese National Theatre.

Created on the 28th of September 2015, the company was and presented for the first time to the public on the 8th of April 2016. It is part of the Cuban stage scene and has clear contemporary lines, without neglecting the technical development of classical ballet. The company meets the needs of its creator to materialise his artistic vision through the work that he has been shaping during his professional career. Acosta Danza was nominated in 2021 by the Dance Section of the Critics' Circle (UK) to get the National Dance Award as the best independent company.

Evolution will start with ‘Satori’, by Raúl Reinoso. It won the 2018 Villanueva Prize, an award by the Review and Stage Research Section of the ‘National Association of Cuban Artists and Writers’ (UNEAC) to the best Cuban and foreign shows seen in Cuba during that year. The same institution recognised Raúl Reinoso in 2019 with the National Choreography Award 2018-2019 for this piece.

In Zen Buddhism, the word ‘satori’ refers to spiritual enlightenment. Several abstract choreographic scenes illustrate this inner journey: the initial questions, the search, the stagnation, the defeat of obstacles and, finally, the moment of knowledge, the discovery of truth, of beauty, of light.

‘Paysage, soudain la nuit’ could be translated as 'Landscape and sudden night'. The piece is signed by the choreographer Pontus Lidberg and the playwright Adrian Silver. It is inspired in a poem by the Cuban writer Eliseo Diego: "Faster days are going by, / the night so early that it is dawn / and dawn breaks so that it is twilight / a twilight of a returning dawn / it announces a gloom again / where yesterday's night returns."

The modern and contemporary dance merge in ‘Impronta0, by María Rovira, the main choreographer of the film Yuli. It evokes the African heritage of folk dances. In addition, the piece also features music by Pepe Gavilondo.

Twelve, by Jorge Crecis, was selected by the Review and Stage Research Section of the (UNEAC) as one of the best dance and theatre shows exhibited in Cuba in 2017. It is a dance-sport piece, a universe ruled by complex mathematical and graphic permutations. This real risk tests the physical and mental endurance of the 12 dancers.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout 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 Coronavirus, 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 consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The international creations will be on show at both venues in the capital. This Sunday [24th] from 7:30 p.m. onwards.

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Together with the theatre Victoria, this Sunday (24th) from 7:30 p.m. onwards both venues host the geographic scope of the 26th edition of Masdanza Festival. The tickets are available on the web sites of both venues.

The programme starts in the Teatro Victoria with a selection of solos. The first performance is Comme un symbole, by Alexanndre Fandard, a French visual artist and choreographer whose creations never adopt a single shape, but put on stage all these specific archetypes. The show continues with 'Mientras el félido duerme', by the Mexican Danya Guadalupe González Cristerna. This is a body narrative about a body experiencing a situation that causes it to express unknown states that take it out of control.

The theatre-dance and multimedia performance Legaxy xx arrives from Germany. It unravels the implications of gender inheritance, offers alternative realities of parenthood; shows the torment of seeing oneself reflected in one's children, and the horror of burying a child. Last but not least, Niosbel Osmar González Rubio comes from Cuba to present Continuum, a show that uses death in order to talk about how important life is.

At 9:00 p.m. starts the duets programme in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife. Delicious Overdose (Italy) opens the show with a dream, a visionary metaphor, an oneiric and inner journey where sweetness seems to be too sweet. So sweet that it oversteps the limit, it becomes toxic, it overwhelms the dancer and drains her of her vital energy.  Cuando somos arrives from Barcelona, Spain. It questions the idea of "we are" from an inhabited space, the land, the skin and the water, the essence of the present.

Concerto for mandolin and String in C major by Vivaldi is an Israelian creation that merges dance for adult, young and children's audience: music, dance as a celebration, as a space of freedom, simplicity, virtuosity, intimacy and friendship. Finally, Talk about death (South Korea) will be performed. This work is based on the Korean tradition of funeral ceremonies. It aims to comfort those who live as best they can while embracing the depths between life and death.

The sessions in Teatro Victoria take place again on Monday at 9:00 pm. The tickets can be purchased on the website www.elteatrovictoria.com. The tickets to see the shows in the Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased until one hour before the show 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout 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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Ya pueden inscribirse para participar en las clases que ofrezca su municipio

 

 

Las Escuelas de Teatro reabren su actividad dividiendo el curso en dos cuatrimestres, que comienzan el próximo mes de enero. Una decena de municipios se ha inscrito en este proyecto del Área Educativa y Social de Auditorio de Tenerife para albergar las sesiones que impartirán, hasta junio en alguno de los casos, el profesorado de este programa, que cuentan con la licenciatura de Arte Dramático en la Escuela de Actores de Canarias. Divididas por edades, las clases dispondrán de protocolos para la prevención de contagios contra la COVID-19.

 

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Auditorio de Tenerife recibe del 11 al 24 de octubre de 2021 la residencia artística Mónicas, un proyecto de investigación de Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc y Pablo Lilienfeld.

 

 

Se trata de un trabajo inspirado en las pinturas de Mónica Lilienfeld y en las fotografías de FMONICA 1ederico Strate y Mónica Pezdirc.

Los creadores explican: "Las Mónicas son nuestras madres. Mónica es también el nombre de nuestra futura hija. En esta primera residencia de investigación trabajaremos durante dos semanas reimaginando nuestra genealogía como una genealogía tentacular y no vertical.

Una ecología genealógica en la que no sólo convivan la épica de las guerras, migraciones y demás relatos patriarcales sino que también incluya las que se han quedado fuera: intimidades, fantasmas y amantes.

Los hechos no son un fin; son el principio."

Mónica Lilienfeld (Buenos Aires 1950- Madrid 1986). Hija de judíos alemanes que emigran a Argentina escapando del nazismo. En 1971 emigra a Madrid, donde acabará siendo secretaria del Director del Banco de España. Madre de dos hijos. Su verdadera vocación es la pintura. Muere de cáncer con 36 años.

MONICA 2Mónica Pezdirc (Buenos Aires 1957). Hija de Domobranci -colaboracionistas nazis eslovenos- que emigran a Argentina huyendo de la Yugoslavia comunista. Odontóloga y madre. En 1990 emigra a Coruña con su marido y sus tres hijos. Nudista y amante del mar, durante toda su vida posa como modelo en las fotografías eróticas de su marido. 

 

Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc (1981) y Pablo Lilienfeld (1983) se formaron como colectivo en 2014. Trabajan y viven en Bruselas desde 2017, donde Pablo completó Research Studios en la escuela P.A.R.T.S. y Federico a.pass Artistic Research.

Su trabajo utiliza la ficción especulativa dentro de la danza/performance, el documental, la fotografía y la instalación para interrumpir las narrativas normativas que han sido naturalizadas por los discursos históricos. Ambos se graduaron en Comunicación Audiovisual en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, aunque el trabajo personal de Federico se muestra en contextos de artes visuales mientras que el de Pablo está más vinculado a la coreografía y la creación musical. Colaboran con otros artistas como Lina Lapelyte, Janet Novás, Manuel Rodríguez, Marco D’Agostin o Alessandro Sciarroni.

Sus trabajos han sido mostrados en contextos como Kasseler Dokfest (Kassel); TanzHaus (Zurich); NAVE (Santiago de Chile); FIDCU (Montevideo); TEFAF (Maastricht); Sant Andreu Contemporani, Loop, El Grec, MACBA y Salmon Festival (Barcelona); Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao); Cinéma du Réel, (Paris); Queer Lisboa (Lisboa); Santarcangelo Festival y B-Motion (Italia); Madrid en Danza, Veranos de la Villa, MNCARS, La Casa Encendida, y CA2M (Madrid); TenerifeLAV o Escenas do Cambio (Santiago de Compostela).

Sus últimos trabajos, las Piezas Dragón, han sido desarrolladas entre España y Bélgica con el apoyo de BUDA Kortrijk, workspaceBrussels, WP Zimmer, el Ayuntamiento de Madrid y la Comunidad de Madrid.

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The opera composer, Miquel Ortega, conducts the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Silvia Paoli, the stage director, proposes a rocky dessert as a scenario

 

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. Tenerife opera's season 21-22 kicks off next week with 'La casa de Bernarda Alba'. Next 19, 21 and 23 October at 7:30 p.m., the stage director Silvia Paoli will turn the Symphony Hall into a rocky dessert to receive this opera. It is inspired by Lorca’s drama and composed by Miquel Ortega, who will also conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife. The presentation of this new production took place on the 13th of October 2021 with the attendance of Alejandro Krawietz, the island's Director of Culture; Miquel Ortega, the composer and musical director; Silvia Paoli, the stage director, and the nine cast members.

Krawietz declared that "it is a pleasure to open the season with this own production that represents our opening to the contemporary operatic field. In this case, we have worked in the tradition of verism and opened new doors to unusual lyric languages". "Last year it was difficult to get opera shows back on track. Although the situation is more relaxed now, we still have many measures to fulfil. I am grateful to the team for the effort and involvement in facing these new challenges," declared the island's Director of Culture. 

On his side, the composer Ortega stated "what a pleasure it is to work with this extraordinary Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra). I am very grateful to my musical team for the effort they are making." The composer also acknowledged that "this opera was not a commission. I composed it because I wanted to. I have been fascinated by Lorca since I was young, so I knew it would take me years to finish it". As for Paoli's proposal, he praised its "plastic beauty, Lorca's symbolism and its resemblance to the great Greek tragedies".

According to Silvia Paoli, "I didn't design this staging because I wanted to do something different, but because it is how I feel about this opera. It is the way I understand the work of Master Ortega and of García Lorca." She also stressed that "it is the first time that I work with a 100% female team, and I think this is what Lorca would have loved to have: to represent women through women." Regarding her proposal, the stage director underpinned that "we are in the 21stcentury, in the year 2021. We were not just going to build a house, as I consider it rather interesting to represent the feelings inside that house. Those are the most important fact of the historical moment we represent."

Nancy Fabiola Herrera spoke on behalf of the singers and recommended all people “to come and enjoy opera to experience again a show that can only be understood live." "This cast is working in total connection. I believe this is how it should be because if you want to represent on stage a dysfunctional family like Bernarda Alba's, you have to work rather connected like a functional family behind the scenes. And that has been achieved in this production." The mezzo-soprano will play the role of Bernarda. She forwarded that "this production will keep you in tension from the first to the last minute".

Apart from Herrera, this show will feature soprano Carmen Acosta as Adela, Beatriz Lanza as Martirio, mezzo-soprano Marina Rodríguez-Cusí as Amelia, mezzo-soprano Belén Elvira as Magdalena (also reprising her role) and soprano Melody Louledjian as Angustias. The baritone Luis Cansino plays once more the role of Poncia, the housekeeper. The soprano Carmen Mateo will be one of the servants, and the actress Marga Arnau will be María Josefa.

After many years of work, the first Spanish operatic version of this piece was completed in 2006. Premièred on 13 December 2007 in its symphonic version at the Brasov Theatre in Romania, it was performed for the first time in Spain in 2009 at the Santander and Perelada festivals. The debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in 2018 has meant a relaunch for this contemporary opera, which has already been performed in July 2021 at the Teatro Cervantes in Málaga as a closing show of its 32nd season. Likewise, it was staged at the Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, a theatre that opens its operatic season 2021-2022 during this month (October) as Opera de Tenerife also does.

The poet and playwright Federico García Lorca could not see ‘La casa de Bernarda Alba’ on stage. He finished his last drama in June 1936, two months before being killed. Everything, life and performance, was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War and his death. The play had to wait until 1945 to be premiered at the Teatro Avenida, in Buenos Aires. Lorca described his work as "a women's drama."

This is the story of several women who are practically imprisoned by an authoritarian and harsh mother. After the death of her second husband, she forces her daughters - in their youth - to follow rigorous mourning during eight years. The writer used this argument to criticise double standards, stifling religiosity, hypocrisy, violence, repressed desire, the control of female sexuality and the relegation of women to secondary and insignificant status.

Opera de Tenerife offers a double opera package with a 20% discount. Choose one show of "La casa de Bernarda Alba" (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday) and one of "Attila" (23, 25 and 27 November) with the possibility of sitting in the same seat.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested use of 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 the 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 consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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On Thursday, the 14th of October at 7:30 p.m., the Russian violinist and the Scottish pianist will play in the Auditorium's Chamber Hall

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island’s Council, is managed by its Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday this week at 7:30 p.m., the Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova and the Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson offer a concert in the Auditorium's Chamber Hall. The duo will perform a programme with pieces by Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). This chamber music concert with both international musicians will start with the Grand Duo and the Rondo brilliant by Schubert to continue playing the sonatas 5 and 7 by Beethoven.

Viktoria Mullova's talent caught international attention when she won the First Prize of the Helsinki International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 1980 and the Gold Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. This was followed by her dramatic and highly publicised desertion to the West in 1983. Ever since, she has played with most of the greatest orchestras and conductors of the world, as well as during the main international festivals. Today she is known as a violinist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. Her curiosity spans the breadth of musical development from baroque and classical to the more contemporary influences of the world of fusion and experimental music.

The Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson is a prolific musician who works as a soloist and chamber musician. He covers an extensive repertoire and shows a particular interest in Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann; in soloist and chamber music, he also shows interest in music by Gabriel Fauré, Bartók and Janáçek; in the concert music by Bach, Bartók, Britten, Fauré, Hindemith, Messiaen and Mozart; in contemporary pieces such as Thomas Adès' Piano QuintetShadowlines by George Benjamin or Harrison’s Clocks by Harrison Birtwistle. His future plans include the premiere of a new piano concerto, written for him by Helena Winkelman.

The tickets can be purchased until one hour before each show 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout 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 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 tickets for the family concerts are already on sale

 

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture that is managed by Enrique Arriaga. The orchestra launches its educational programme 'Memory' in November during a week with a series of concerts for schoolchildren that take place until 20 November. This family-friendly event offers a double performance. The 11:00 a.m. performance is for children under 3 years of age, and the one at 12:30 a.m. is for those over three years. 

Memory offers fragments of suites 1 and 2 of 'The Wand of Youth', by Edward Elgar, played by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet, the narrator Ana Hernández Sanchiz and the juggler El Gran Rufus. It tells the story of Edward, a mature circus performer who has the worries and weariness of an adult, but who revives childhood moments through the games and treasures he finds among old belongings. Those memories, dreams and emotions will bring back the sparkle and shine of that time with a real magic wand: the music.

When Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was twelve years old, he wrote some songs to accompany a play he was going to perform with the rest of the children in his family. He wrote down those songs in a sketchbook and recovered those sketches forty years later to create his two orchestral suites. That's why he numbered them as opus 1 a/b, a memory of those first songs that outlived time.

The 11:00 a.m. performance is for children under three years of age. The tickets for this session can be purchased at the Auditorium’s box office by dialling 902 317 327 (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 reserved by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The ticket price shall be paid in person or by telephone within the communicated term. Each child may be accompanied by two adults and the entrance price is five euros per adult. Accreditation of the child's age will be requested at access to the hall by presenting the ID card or family book.

The 12:30 a.m. performance is for families with children over three years. The tickets can be purchased in the usual way. During the purchase process, the users will have to choose between pre-set seats previously distributed throughout the hall. If you want to buy a single ticket and the pre-set seats are sold out, please contact the box office. If you have any questions while purchasing your tickets, you can write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 922 568 625 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00, except for public holidays.

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Martín Leiton Trío plays this Friday, while a big band plays this Saturday under the direction of Jesse Passenier

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. This weekend it offers two concerts programmed for the ‘XIII Festival Canarias Jazz Showroom’. Martín Leiton Trío plays on Friday, the 8th of October, and the Big Band from the Canary Islands plays on Saturday, the 9th of October under the direction of the Dutch composer Jesse Passenier. Both concerts take place at the Chamber Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are already on sale.

Martín Leiton is a musician from the Canary Islands who works as a teacher of the music workshop ‘Taller de Músics de la Escola Superior d’Estudis Musicals’ in Barcelona. He has developed his music with jazz, flamenco, pop and Afro-American inspirations. He mainly plays the double bass, but also electric bass, and guitar. He sings with clear influences from Latin-American folk music. As a result of his compositions and interpretations, he has already released four albums as a bandleader: Medium (quartet), Poetry of Sound (trio), Inevitable (big band) and the last one, Desde a bajo (from the bass). He presents this last album during the ‘XIII Festival Canarias Jazz Showroom’ with Kike Perdomo playing the saxophone and Ramón Prats playing the drums.

Jesse Passenier is a Dutch composer who unifies jazz principles and classical music. In doing so, he explores the peripheries of genres and the depth and possibilities of harmony. In 2017 he won the Dutch prize ‘Rogier van Otterloo’ that recognises his success in bridging those musical genres, his leading role as the baton of his own orchestra, and his skills in orchestral composition. 

Passenier will conduct the Canary Islands’ Big Band during a self-created programme. This music ensemble was founded in 2008 with a clear unifying, work and research vocation to learn, create and offer shows. Under the direction of the musician, composer, teacher and producer Kike Perdomo, the Canary Islands’ Big Band has already released five albums.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to use of the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept of the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of face 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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