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The 21st edition of the soloist competition takes place on Saturday [26th], it starts at 4:00 p.m., and admission is free

 

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 Saturday [26th] and starting at 4:00 p.m., the Auditorio hosts the Canaries Regional Phase of the 21st Intercentros Melómano Performance Prize, with free admission until full capacity is reached. This national competition chooses the representative of the Canaries for the Final Phase of Intercentros Melómano Performance Prize for Soloists (Professional Degree category). 

The pupils from the professional conservatoires of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in different instrumental specialities will be heard during the auditions. Each candidate will perform a maximum of 15 minutes with a freely chosen repertoire. After the performances, the jury will then deliberate and subsequently announce its decision.

For logistic reasons, Jorge Rodríguez Pérez the first candidate on percussion will perform his audition at the Conservatory only for the jury. Therefore, the first musician performing at the Auditorio will be Bruno José González Quintana on the clarinet. This first part will be completed by Daniel Pedro Valerón Falcón on the saxophone, Carla Alonso Martín on the flute, Claudia Alonso Martín on the clarinet, Natalia Dionis Rodríguez on the piano, Christian Gabriel Gálvez Silveira also on the clarinet and Álvaro Salvador García Alonso with his saxophone.

After an intermission, Cristina Gómez Guerra on saxophone, Lucía Gorostiza Felipe on clarinet, Jacob Molina Díaz on saxophone, Luis Enrique Röcker Stieper on oboe, Pablo Rosales Calzadilla on clarinet, Sergio Rosales Calzadilla on oboe, Andrea Sabina Perera on clarinet and Pelayo Siverio González on the horn will complete the audition.

The top place will be the Canaries representative in the Final Phase of the Intercentros Melómano, which will take place at the Auditorium of the Council of Alicante on 10 December. The Final Phase will involve the seventeen regional representatives who will try to win the prize: a concert tour all over Spain, including solo performances and concerts with a symphony orchestra, such as that performed by the European Youth Orchestra of Madrid and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Granada.

The Intercentros Melómano is an initiative by the Fundación Orfeo created in 2002 with the objective of encouraging the participation of pupils from music conservatoires in professional competitions. The idea is to serve as a practical experience for musicians, facing an audience and jury that assesses their performance and not only their technical skill.

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The concert, with works by Boccherini, Haydn and Canales, will take place next Wednesday [23rd] at 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber Hall

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. The venue has programmed the concert Madrid 1770 by the Gara Quartet. The young musicians will perform works by Luigi Boccherini, Joseph Haydn and Manuel Canales next Wednesday [23rd] at 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber Hall.

During the 18th century, the journal La Gaceta de Madrid not only recorded the musical activity of many Spanish composers, it also included events relating to some of the most outstanding European artists.

Around 1770 the Spanish capital was the centre of the country´s artistic scene. In its issue of July 1774, La Gaceta de Madrid, the official information bulletin of the government of Charles III, referred to the publication of the Six string quartets Op. 3 by Manuel Canales (1747- 1784, Toledo). 

Thus, in December 1775, it reported the arrival, publication and sale in Spain of the Six string quartets Op. 20 by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). These compositions are, among other works, those that gave him the nickname of the Father of the genre

Thanks to this journal we know how and when many of the masterpieces of European classicism made their way into the hands of Spanish composers such as Canales, illuminating their path towards this new and fresh language. His Quartets Op.3 are a clear example of the masterful handling of the style developed in Esterházy, which makes us think that Canales got hold of them, studied them in depth and fell under the influence of the Austrian genius.

The quartets by Haydn and Canales were not the only quartets premiered in Madrid in that era. Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) wrote his quartets Op.8 and 9 in 1770 during his stay in the Spanish capital. In these works, he frees the cello from its traditional accompanying role as basso continuo, in order to give it much more of a solo role.

Gara Quartet, formed by Jesús Merino and Lorena Padrón on violin, Iván Sáez Schwartz on viola and Candela Gómez Bonet on cello, was established in 2020 as a response to the concerns and desire of its four young musicians to explore the genre of the string quartet from the perspective of historical interpretation, having a humanist vision of its own affections, combining passion and technique, rhetoric and grammar.

The challenge of integrating new performative perspectives without moving away from the stylistic trends corresponding to each era is, along with the pursuit of an identity and a unique hallmark, the main raison d'être of the Gara Quartet.

After its members specialised at the most prestigious universities for the study of Historical Performance in Europe (Cologne, Trossingen, The Hague, Frankfurt), the ensemble settled in Cologne, as an active cultural hub and centre of its movements. Musicians such as Shunske Sato, Amandine Beyer, Olivier Fourès, Roel Dieltiens, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and quartets such as Casals or Quiroga inspire the four performers in their development.

Aside from their devotion to the quartet, its members continue their individual careers collaborating with several of the most important orchestras on the current music scene, such as Concerto Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Le Concert des Nations, Bach Vereniging, Orchester of the Eighteenth Century, performing in the most important concert halls in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, 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 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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Four groups will offer their performances this Saturday [19th] at the Tamaragua Cultural Centre, starting at 11:00 a.m.

 

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) of the Auditorio de Tenerife celebrates its twentieth anniversary this Saturday [19th] at the Tamaragua Cultural Centre in Santa Cruz with the organisation of an annual meeting in which the associations Rondalla Volcanes del Teide, Tais, Tatrum and Puro Teatro will take part. The performances begin at 11:00 a.m. and will continue until 7:00 p.m. with the presence of representatives of the groups that continue to be linked to amateur theatre in Tenerife.

This meeting will start with a performance of the play Cena de Navidad (The Christmas Dinner), a play by the Association Rondalla Volcanes del Teide of La Orotava. The play begins on Christmas Eve, with the Sánchez family waiting for their daughter Pepita, her future husband, Javi, and his mother to arrive. The parents, the grandmother and the maid are busy preparing dinner. They want to organise a perfect evening at home, but nothing will happen as the Sánchez family thought. The play is performed by Marina Santos García, Isabel Acosta Lina, Antonia García Luis, María del Pilar Padrón Yanes, Isabel Hernández Lorenzo, Ascención Díaz González and Estrella Escobar Luis.

At around midday, the members of the Tais association will perform their show Quien pide el último, pide mejor. The play begins with a lady who finds a strange lamp that turns out to have powers while she is tidying the attic. She decides to share the discovery with her friends, who turn up both intrigued and incredulous. The performance will be carried out by Mari Carmen Cruz, Dorys Pelayo, Sergio del Pino, Nati Álvarez, Carmen del Rosario, Monse Morales, Juan Carlos del Pino and Lucas Hernández.

Bar Manolo by the theatrical association Tatrum will be staged from four in the afternoon. The piece presents a popular establishment located just opposite the cemetery. Manolo, the bar owner, is a fan of crosswords and drinking. He is accompanied by Conchi, who is responsible for cleaning and cooking. A wide variety of characters will come to the bar, which will be the setting of forbidden love, vices, complicities, and madness. José Manuel Sosa, Yesica Rodríguez, Hugo Rodríguez, Mariana Rodríguez, Yolanda Peña, Olga Vanesa Curotto, José Luis Rubio, Olgui González and Pepe Damas star in Tatrum’s proposal.

The shows end with Puro Teatro, offering Historias caóticas para cinco artistas desesperados (Chaotic stories for five desperate artists), which is made up of five small texts whose common theme is chaos. Each of the five stories is starred by two characters who in some way express their feelings at a specific moment in their lives. The actors that are part of the Association are Lidia Dorta, Jesús Patrón, Sonia Lutzardo, Glenda Suárez and Nuria Neida.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among different social and cultural groups, to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups necessary for the creation of a play.

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‘Al son de Cervantes' (To the Beat of Cervantes) finishes on Saturday with a family concert. There are tickets only left for the session for children under three years old

 

Al son de Cervantes (To the Beat of Cervantes) is the offer proposed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) in its first educational week of the season. It started today [Wednesday 16th] with 527 schoolchildren attending the first two sessions, a similar number to that expected tomorrow [Thursday 17th]. The activity concludes on Saturday with a concert for families with children under 3 years of age that starts at 11:00 a.m., and another one for families with children over 3 years of age that starts at 12:30. The tickets for this concert are sold out.

The programme includes Chaconne des Scaramouches of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, by Jean Baptiste Lully, and Burlesque de Quixotte, by Georg Philipp Telemann, with the script and narration by Ana Hernández Sanchiz, the participation by the circus performer El Gran Rufus and a string ensemble of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra composed by Andrea Rodríguez (violin), Anna Kucherenko (violin), Santiago Medina (viola), Joanna Hetherington (cello), Daniel Pérez (double bass) and Ana Belén Gutiérrez (harpsichord).

Two comedians from the Golden Age called La Cervantona and El Cervantillo are in charge of bringing different episodes of Don Quixotte a bit closer to the little ones -episodes that serve as the basis for Telemann's musical work – as well as guiding them in their active listening. Through poetry, juggling, and humour, they will fulfil their mission of narrating, evoking, and inviting listening while involving the audience together with the musicians of the symphony.

The schoolchildren who take part in this activity organised by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra come from 19 schools of nine municipalities. Today's sessions were attended by the Mayco School (La Laguna), Santa Catalina de Siena (Santa Cruz), Centro Ocupacional El Viso (Arico) and the primary schools CEIP Miguel Pintor y Tíncer (Santa Cruz), San Luis Gonzaga (La Laguna), Emeterio Gutiérrez Albelo (Tacoronte) and La Jurada (Granadilla).

The Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife receives tomorrow schoolchildren from the schools Pureza de María La Cuesta (La Laguna), San Isidro (El Rosario), Escuela Montessori (Santa Cruz) and the primary schools’ San Bartolomé (La Laguna), María del Carmen Fernández Melián (Tegueste), Agustín Espinosa (Los Realejos), Igueste (Candelaria), Guayonge (Tacoronte), La Jurada (Granadilla) and Virgen del Mar as well as Villa Ascensión, both from Santa Cruz.

This programme is the same as the one that will be offered on Friday [18th] in Los Silos. It starts at 5:30 p.m., in the old Convent of San Sebastián (Los Silos), to celebrate the International Storytelling Festival. On Saturday it will be played at the Auditorio de Tenerife. It is a family concert with two performances starting at 11:00 and 12:30.

The first of Saturday's concerts will be for children under three years of age. Tickets can only be purchased personally at the Auditorio de Tenerife box office, by calling 902 317 327 (from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) or book them by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The payment must be done personally or by telephone within the period communicated to you. Each baby may be accompanied by a maximum of two adults. Accreditation of the child's age will be requested at the time of access to the hall by presenting the ID card or family book. Tickets for the 12:30 performance - aimed at children over 3 years old - are sold out.

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The set of Verdi's opera, which dates from 1913, has been restored and can be enjoyed on 22, 24 and 26 November

 

Auditorio de Tenerife presents Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) by Giuseppe Verdi. This co-production between the Opera of Tenerife and the Teatro Regio di Parma will be shown next week in the Symphony Hall, on 22, 24 and 26 November, at 7:30 p.m. The details of this show were announced by the island director of Culture of the Council of Tenerife, Alejandro Krawietz, the stage director, Marina Bianchi, and the musical director, Alessandro D’Agostini, accompanied by the cast.

Alejandro Krawietz stated that presenting this title “is cause for enormous excitement”. “Over the last few seasons, we have opened up space for contemporary work while maintaining repertoire works like Un ballo in maschera by Verdi. This opera is being programmed for the first time at the Auditorio”, explained the island director, who highlighted the stage design, “restored for the occasion, which dates to 1913, it is a work by the renowned Italian stage designer Giuseppe Carmignani”.

This staging is by the director Marina Bianchi, for whom it is “an honour to be in this opera, which took shape before the pandemic based on the stage design found in the Teatro Regio di Parma”. I have been working and in contact with this world for a long time.  I have worked with great operatic artists. As a result of my love for European tradition and culture, I was commissioned with this management”, stated the maestro who asserts that this is a “story of love and death that, through tradition, will make us dream”.

Alessandro D'Agostini, will be in charge of musical direction and conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. He agrees with the words of Bianchi and reinforces that “tradition makes us dream”. The maestro stated that the version of the score he chose was the critical one due to its characteristics, especially because of the nuances it offers. “I am grateful for the involvement and work of the soloists, orchestra, choir and all the staff of the Auditorium for making this range of musical colours possible, which the public will note in the three shows” he added.

The team is completed by Michele Cosentino, assistant of Bianchi and head of choreography; Leila Fteita, in charge of the stage design; Lorena Marin, who created the costumes, and Andrea Borelli, in charge of the lighting design for this historic proposal. 

The cast is formed by the tenor José Bros, who plays governor Riccardo; the baritone Sergey Kaydalov, who plays Renato, the governor’s secretary and confidant, and the soprano Monica Zanettin, who embodies and provides the voice of Amelia, the wife of Renato who is in love with Riccardo. Also, the witch and fortune-teller Ulrica will come to life through the contralto Enkelejda Shkoza, while the soprano Sofía Esparza will be Oscar, the governor’s page. 

The bass range signers, Gianni Giuga, Eugenio Di Lieto and Nicolò Donini, will play Silvano, Samuel and Tom, respectively. Lastly, the tenor Blagoj Nacoski will be both a judge and a servant. These voices will be joined by those of the choir Coro Titular Ópera de Tenerife-Intermezzo and the participation of dancers from the dance centre Centro Internacional de Danza de Tenerife.

Premiered at the Teatro Apollo di Roma in 1859, Un ballo in maschera is perhaps one of the most complete and beautiful operas by the Italian genius. The action, which consists of three acts, is based on the assassination by a gentleman from the court in 1792 of King Gustav III of Sweden, an enlightened despot who became an enemy of the nobility due to his reforms. The story has many of the audience’s favourite ingredients: forbidden love, terrifying locations, revenge, deaths and dark and marginal characters like Ulrica.

Subject to censorship on several occasions during the composition process, the artistic proposal of Verdi and Somma went through several versions before it could finally be premiered after circumventing the idea of an assassination in a European kingdom by moving the setting of the story to colonial Boston and changing the name of the characters. 

Previously, with the same historical inspiration, in 1833 the writer Eugène Scribe prepared the libretto of a historic opera for the musician Daniel François Esprit Auber, entitled Gustave III ou Le Bal masqué (Gustave III or the Masked Ball), which kept some names of real historical characters in the midst of a plot in which the rest of the content is imagined. Ten years later, with the same plot, Salvatore Cammarano wrote the text of the opera Il reggente by Mercadante. The opera by Verdi known as “the Boston story” is the most well-known and performed version.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Tickets for the under 30s cost just 5 euros and there are also special discounts for students, unemployed and large families.

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As part of its FAM Otoño (Autumn Moving Arts Festival) programming, the Auditorio de Tenerife presents this show which explores the consequences of the expression, as implied by the title of the work

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island's Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. As part of its FAM Otoño (Autumn Moving Arts Festival) programming, it presents the performance A muerte (to death). This proposal by the Sevillian company Hermanas Gestring will take place this Saturday [19th], at 7:30 p.m., at the Castillo Hall (Sala Castillo).

‘A muerte’ (to death) is a piece recommended for audiences over 16 years of age. It explores this expression, which metaphorically indicates a strong commitment and also a literal consequence of reaching the end of one's existence. Hermanas Gestring give one’s all on stage, deadly in life and in particular with what is featured.

"Excited and almost possessed by pronouncing the expression to death, we had no other chance but to kill the Gestring Sisters", declare Greta García and Laura Morales, members of the company. "We needed to reveal the true effect caused by saying "to death": entering the suburbs of the underworld and coming face to face with Hades", they continue in the show's synopsis. 

After walking through the Fields of Asphodel for years, singing with the sirens, floating over the Acheron River and the Elm of False Dreams, Hermanas Gestring managed to adopt the form that would lead them to death. They were possessed by the Keres, the daughters of the night with a thirst for human blood. “We have deceived Charon, Cerberus, as well as Morena and Clara... Will we be able to deceive you?", the artists suggest.

Laura Morales and Greta García decided to get together in 2013 and explore new paths for creation. Naturally, video creation became their main tool through YouTube and even WhatsApp, creating two short films. They got into the performance genera by creating works for art galleries and alternative creative spaces. They also do dance pieces by fusing artistic disciplines and collaborating with other artists. Spontaneity and constant change are an intrinsic part of their proposals, generating unparalleled pieces like "Puerta Celestial" ("Celestial Gateway") and also working outside of their country of residence, as was the case with "We'll kill you", created in Germany for the Rootless Movement Festival. 

In 2016, they confirmed their good work by winning the Pasoa2 Madrid Choreography Contest with "Good Girl", a piece with which they have toured several festivals in Spain and abroad, receiving the Residency Award at the Tanzhaus in Zurich, where the seed of "A muerte" was sown, debuting at the end of 2018 at the Teatro Central Theatre. In 2019 they participated in the Silent City project by Artscennico Performing Arts in Dortmund (Germany) and began a new line of work, trying their hand at music with the "Adora a las Hermanas Gestring" (Adore the Gestring Singers) concert alongside musician Lorenzo Soria.

After this, FAM's last show this year comes from Poliana Lima, who brings a female corps de ballet for her performance ‘Las cosas se mueven pero no dicen nada’ (Things move but don't say anything). It is a dance piece that is based on the ideas of permanence and persistence. It evokes the processes of transformation and repetition of nature without alluding to figuration on the stage. It will be on 17 December at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Hall.

FAM (Arts and Movement Festival), a proposal of Auditorio de Tenerife and a commitment to Spanish contemporary dance, comes alongside the artistic circuit supported by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) and developed by the Spanish Network of Theatres: Danza a Escena 2022 and the network Acieloabierto.

Tickets can be purchased at a single price of €8 on the website www.famtenerife.com, 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 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

Las entradas, por un precio general de ocho euros, se pueden adquirir en la página web www.famtenerife.com, en la taquilla de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas y de forma telefónica llamando al 902 317 327 en el mismo horario. Hay disponibles descuentos para menores de 30 años, estudiantes, desempleados y familias numerosas.

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In ˊLove, love, loveˊ both presenters and the orchestra will be accompanied by a pop-rock band and three singers

The show's launch promotion reduces ticket prices to 16 euros for the Symphony Hall

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife offers the show Love, love, love. A trip through music and love, presented by José Corbacho and Ramón Gener, with music by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and The Love Rock Band, featuring three singers. It will take place on 16 February at 7:30 p.m. The tickets are on sale for 16 Euros for the entire Symphonic Hall, thanks to the launch promotion that discounts 20% of their value.

The show is a journey through the most renowned works of classical music and the most important hits of modern music. The performance includes music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi and Wagner, but also songs of Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Madonna, Elton John, Katy Perry and Beyoncé.

During the show, between one song and the other, we will listen to incredible stories about the artists of the music that is performed during the show and the situations behind the compositions. The music will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife conducted by Rubén Gimeno, and The Love Rock Band, formed by pop-rock musicians and the three singers Sara Pi, Sebastián Ramírez and Tonia Richardson.

Although love and music may be perceived as magic and emotion, they are chemistry and mathematics. Love is not only the feeling that moves the world, rather, over the centuries it has been one of the main sources of inspiration for artists in general and musicians in particular. Hence why this show combines words and theatre with live music, performed by fifty musicians, including the members of a symphony orchestra, a pop-rock group and three first-rate singers.

Ramón Gener began training as a musician studying piano at the Conservatoire of the Liceu and he completed it with vocal studies in Warsaw and Barcelona. After a career lasting several years as a baritone, he began a new phase as a musical educator, offering conferences about classical music and opera.

The success of these conferences led him to the television world on TV3 with the programme Òpera en texans and subsequently on the national and international scene with This is opera and This is art. On radio he regularly collaborates with the programme Hoy por hoy on the Cadena SER channel and Versió RAC1. He has published the books Si Beethoven pudiera escucharme (2013), El amor te hará inmortal (2016) and Beethoven, un músico sobre un mar de nubes (2020).

José Corbacho is an actor, director and scriptwriter. He has been part of the theatre company La Cubana for twelve years with shows such as Teresina S.A., Cómeme el coco negro and Cegada de amor. He directed the film Tapas (2005) and obtained the award for best film at the Malaga Festival and the Goya Award for best new director. He directed the feature films: Cobardes e Incidencias (2015) and was also director of the series Pelotas on TVE. He is well-known for his television work on programmes such as La cosa nostra, Homo zapping, Tú sí que vales, Masterchef celebrity and Tu cara me suena, among others.

He is a founding member of Pepitos Brothers, a production company that he runs with Pep Espada and Bernat Gascon. José Corbacho himself is the artistic director of this show, with musical direction by Marcelo Frajmowicz and executive production by Pep Espada.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. In addition to the promotional discount of 20%, reducing the ticket prices from 20 to 16 Euros, the usual special Auditorio de Tenerife prices are still available for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, large families and the Opera de Tenerife subscription holders.

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Also, the Tais association will bring its work ˋQuien pide el último, pide mejorˊ to the Civic Centre ˋCentro Ciudadano de Graciaˊ, in La Laguna

 

The association for the elderly of Abona-Grupo La Jara is premiering a work as part of the Amateur Theatre programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife. The proposal, entitled Hotelito C. Herrera, can be watched for the first time at the Cine (the old cinema) in Arico Viejo this Saturday [5th] at 8:30 p.m. Also, the Tais association will bring its work Quien pide el último, pide mejor to the Civic Centre of Gracia, in La Laguna, tomorrow (Friday 4th) at 8:00 p.m. In both cases entry is free until capacity is reached.

Hotelito C. Herrera is a comedy of intrigue adapted from the text El anuncio inoportuno by Alicia Uzcanga Lavalle. The plot will lead the audience to discover a motley cast of characters, who fill the different scenes of the show with very fun moments.

Gregorio Bonilla and Wame Gutiérrez are responsible for both the direction and music of the work, which has make-up by Laura Cobo Aguilar and the collaboration of the Council of the Town of Arico. The cast of Hotelito C. Herrera is formed by Carolina Marrero, Esmeralda Expósito, Loly Castro, Feli Oval, Loly González, Juani Pérez, María José Domínguez, Pilar González, Montse González, Lala Pérez, María Esther Álvarez, Toni Fuu, Nanci González and Encarna Pineda.

Quien pide el último, pide mejor begins with a lady who finds a strange lamp that turns out to have powers while she is tidying the attic. Then, she decides to share the discovery with her friends, who turn up both intrigued and incredulous. After some adventures they conclude that everyone can achieve what they want if they are really determined to do so. The magic is thus within each person.

This text was written by the author Blanca Poza Esperón and the direction of this version is by Irene Pérez, with Lucas Hernández, as assistant. The following performers bring this work to life: Mari Carmen Cruz, Dorys Pelayo, Sergio del Pino, Nati Álvarez, Carmen del Rosario, Monse Morales, Juan Carlos del Pino and Lucas Hernández.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among different social and cultural groups, to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups (directors, actors, costume designers, seamstresses, playwrights, scriptwriters, etc.).

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This Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the Estonian vocalist and jazz composer offers a concert with a mixture of traditional, modern and Latin styles

 

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. The Chamber Hall hosts a concert by Susanna Aleksandra this Saturday [5th] at 7:30 p.m. The jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer will be accompanied by Joonas Haavisto on piano, Gabriele Pesaresi on double bass and Andrea Nunzi on drums.

Passionate about languages, she effortlessly plays with words and melodies, navigating through traditional, modern and Latin jazz. This charismatic singer is a natural narrator who captivates the listener, ensuring that jazz is not only accessible to those who love this genre. 

She released her debut album Miracles in 2015. Her second album Souls of the Night, with some of the best jazz musicians from northern Europe, was released in Japan in March 2020 (Blue Gleam). The international version of the album was released as The Siren in January 2021 (Eclipse Music). It was nominated for jazz album of the year at the Estonia Music Awards and selected as one of the best albums of 2021 by the magazine Jazzwise. Her other passion is languages. She has a degree in French and French literature and speaks six languages fluently. She loves travelling from one place to the next through music and communicating with the audience in their own language. 

Susanna’s degree in Jazz Performance at the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Finland. She is currently completing her Master's at the Sibelius Academy with professor Jukkis Uotila and doctor Aija Puurtinen. In 2020, she received a scholarship at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied with the jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek, two-time Grammy nominee, and Grammy winner Bob Mintzer and the vocal coach MzLyndia Johnson.

She has also participated in several courses of the Global Music Foundation, studying with the jazz diva Deborah Brown, the Grammy-nominated vocalist René Marie, Pete Churchill and Guillermo Rozenthuler, and in masterclasses run by Bob Stoloff, Carmen Lundy, Sinne Eeg, Aron Goldberg, Chico Pinheiro, Tim Hagans, Bruce Barth, and many others.

Tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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The concert ‘Identidad’, a recital that highlights great drama, takes place on Tuesday [8-Nov] at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. It offers the presentation of the seventh album by DorantesIdentidad. The last work of the Andalusian pianist merges flamenco and classical music in a recital that highlights a great drama. It takes place in the Chamber Hall on Tuesday [8-Nov] at 7:30 p.m.

Identidad by Dorantes is a journey through his senses and cultural reality and his first retrospective work. We enter into the diversity of his worlds, the beat of extreme diversity, sweetness, resistance, essence, power, the invasion of the new world and also tolerance, the preservation of cultural plurality and, in turn, opening up to mixing. Never before has he produced something so completely flamenco, at the same time putting it at a universal level, at the level of great music.

Dorantes, a pioneer in making flamenco piano universal and giving it a unique sound, made his debut aged 22 in front of the Spanish Royal Family at the Real Alcázar de Sevilla and shortly afterwards he released his first album Orobroy in 1998. Sounds were born that were linked to Andalusia and recognised throughout the world. Orobroy has been played millions of times and performed all over the world, from China to California, from Finland to Argentina, and several recordings by all kinds of artists, from guitarists to globally renowned kavalists.

Since then, there has been a succession of hits and acclaim for Dorantes, who, according to the specialised critics, has the technique and capacities needed to be able to open up horizons and recreate the most traditional styles of our Andalusian culture on the piano while also having the intelligence to embark on international and multidisciplinary projects where our identity is always strengthened.

Dorantes shows a path as he was the first gypsy to train at the Higher Conservatoire of Music in Seville in Piano and subsequently in Harmony and Composition. A real example of an artistic collective that is beginning to see itself reflected in him and to follow in his footsteps. Therefore, he creates a new flamenco language that is capable of establishing a dialogue with the world. His sound is completely personal, for which he devises and organises a completely new way to give integrity to flamenco music on this instrument. This has taken him to the world's major classical piano festivals, opening up a market in Andalusia, where flamenco once again begins to play for unfamiliar listeners.

Most of his compositions are instrumental, both work for piano and works for trios, quartets, chamber orchestras, and symphonic but also vocal. With Dorantes and his extensive creative trajectory, flamenco music acquires a very different dimension and reaches levels outside of its normal context, which promotes this music, this culture, takes it to new sociocultural environments, new listeners and new countries that encourage its promotion, recognition and interest in other areas.

His music has been performed by renowned orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Tokyo, the Bulgarian Radio Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Qatar and many more, and he has played along with the best artists, from Enrique Morente to Chick Corea, Luis Salinas or Win Mertens.

Tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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This concert is the début in Tenerife for the conductor Shiyeon Sung and the soprano Katharina Ruckgaber, who plays as a guest soloist

 

Under the title La noche de Mahler, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra looks back at the influence of the Bohemian composer during the fifth concert of the season. This new event will be conducted by Shiyeon Sung with the sopranoKatharina Ruckgaber as a guest soloist. Both of them make a debut with the island's orchestra. The first event will be on Friday the 4th at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

Blumine, released in 1893 although rediscovered in 1967 by Benjamin Britten, after being hidden by its creator, is a melancholic serenade that brings the poem Der Trompeter von Säckingen to life. A lyrical trumpet is the star of a transparent score, far from the tension and stress which are so characteristic in the work of Gustav Mahler.

Then, Sieben frühe Lieder by his contemporary Alban Berg will be performed for the first time by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. This work was written in his Seven Early Songs during the early years of the 20th century and set to music in 1928, linking a series of separate pieces with marked accents and styles. This creation contains romantic reminiscences of Mahler, it evokes French impressionism and incorporates the twelve-tone technique of his most direct mentor, Arnold Schoenberg.

In the second part, the orchestra will perform Symphony No.4 in G major written by Gustav Mahler in 1900, which inspires a very light and happy bucolic passage in the orchestration, if compared to the rest of his symphonies. According to the composer himself, it is the innocent vision of heavenly life in a classic structure of four movements but with a naive touch. 

Shiyeon Sung studied Orchestral Conducting at the Hanns Eisler Music School in Berlin and continued her advanced conducting studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She is a pioneer in her profession, as she is the first South Korean conductor to take the leap to the podium of internationally renowned groups, such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin, the Bamberg Symphony and the Nuremberg Symphony.

Sung has earned distinctions including the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition and Bamberg's Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, among others. During her three years in Boston, she began a close collaboration with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted the season's opening concert in 2007. Between 2009 and 2013 she held the role of associate conductor.

Shiyeon Sung has worked with prestigious European groups such as the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam and the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rotterdam, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Symphony Orchestra of Swedish Radio, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, she has also collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, the Symphony Orchestra of Sydney and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Katharina Ruckgaber was nominated as the 2019 Young Artist of the Year by the German magazine “Opernwelt”, she studied at the Music Academy and Theatre of Munich and graduated with distinction in 2015 and with the Christl and Klaus Haack award. Between 2014 and 2017, she was a member of the Opera Studio of the Frankfurt Opera and a scholar of the Deutscher Bühnenverein, of the Jütting Stendal Foundation, of the Richard Wagner Association.

Ruckgaber has performed in different European opera venues such as those of Zurich, Vienna, Karlsruhe, Darmstadt and Munich. Her upcoming events include concerts with the MDR-Sinfonieorchester at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and the National Orchestra of Radio France, as well as at the Oxford Festival and the Juan March Festival in Barcelona.

The young soprano has given performances in Bayreuth, at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus in Vienna with Graham Johnson; as well as with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opera of Frankfurt.

The tickets can be purchased on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office 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.

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This Saturday, as part of the FAM programme, Teatro Paraíso proposes a world of movement and textures inspired by Balenciaga

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island's Council managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Now, it presents the dance performance Ehunarecommended for children from one to five years old. The family proposal of the festival FAM Otoño (Autumn Moving Arts), performed by Teatro Paraíso, takes place on Saturday [29th] at 5:00 p.m. in the Chamber Hall.

Ehuna is a performance for young children that explores the way in which the body relates to movement, doing so through pieces of fabric, felt, and clothing. The creative universe of Cristóbal Balenciaga is the starting point of this proposal. According to the prestigious Spanish fashion designer, harmony has to combine three elements perfectly: the dress, the body, and the air.

His revolutionary concept and his fascination with the fluidity and emptiness that separates the body from the clothing take the stage in this production with which Teatro Paraíso interpret the work of the brilliant Basque fashion designer, taking as a starting point the notion that "the dress is the first inhabited space”. On stage, the body, the fabrics, the dresses, and the air immerses      the little spectators in a poetic and profound world.

Distinguished with the National Award for Performing Arts for Children and Youth of 2012, the Teatro Paraíso company has a solid 40-year history on stage. Four decades in which the company has consolidated a cultural structure which carries out a global intervention project related to theatre, childhood, and artistic education and undertakes continuous creation and training initiatives for audiences from Álava.

Recognised in the sector as an innovative company in terms of its subject matter, formats, and way of working, Teatro Paraíso has permanently opted for quality and continuous improvement, establishing an ongoing commitment to the public, society, and the profession.

The FAM Autumn programme continues with The Gestring Sisters, with the piece A Muerte. It takes place on 19 November at 7:30 p.m. at Castillo Hall (Sala Castillo). The creators, along with David Climent, have devised a show whose title is presented as a slogan, as a form of life and as a declaration of intent for any performance.

Lastly, Poliana Lima is bringing a female dancer troupe for her show Las cosas se mueven pero no dicen nada, a piece that is based on the idea of permanence and insistence and which evokes the processes of transformation and repetition of nature, without alluding to the extras on stage. It will be on 17 December at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Hall.

FAM (Arts and Movement Festival), a proposal of Auditorio de Tenerife and a commitment to Spanish contemporary dance, comes alongside the artistic circuit supported by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) and developed by the Spanish Network of Theatres: Danza a Escena 2022.

The tickets are available on the website www.famtenerife.com, 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Some shows have age recommendations, which can be consulted on the website. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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