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El Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (Fimucité), que concluye este fin de semana con el patrocinio del Cabildo de Tenerife, el Gobierno de Canarias y el Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, afronta su recta final con tres grandes conciertos sinfónicos en el Auditorio de Tenerife. Los detalles del cierre del festival fueron dados en rueda de prensa por la consejera de Cultura del Cabildo, Concepción Rivero; la concejal de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz, Matilde Zambudio; el director de Fimucité, Diego Navarro; los compositores Christopher Young y Harry Manfredini, y el director de orquesta Christian Schumann.

Para Concepción Rivero “es un gran honor que Tenerife pueda contar con un elenco de excepción como los que trae Fimucité”. “Este proyecto no solo debería abanderar a la isla de Tenerife, sino a toda Canarias”, afirmó la consejera. La concejal de Santa Cruz, Matilde Zambudio, declaró que “poco tiene que demostrar Fimucité a estas alturas tras 13 años” y aplaudió la creatividad de la iniciativa, que “trae a la isla cada año a los mejores compositores del mundo, sirviendo de ejemplo para nuestros jóvenes”.

Diego Navarro se congratuló del éxito de los primeros conciertos del festival, que por segundo año consecutivo viaja a Gran Canaria. El director y compositor musical aseguró que desde Fimucité “tenemos que agarrarnos a nuestra sociedad, que se nutra del festival y por eso implementamos varias acciones que se desarrollan desde un punto de vista educativo y social”.

Christopher Young, uno de los grandes autores de bandas sonoras de terror de Hollywood, aseguró sentirse “increíblemente bendecido por volver a estar en Tenerife y encima recibir el Premio honorífico Fimucité Antón García Abril celebrando la música hecha para el terror, algo impensable en Los Ángeles”.

Por su parte, Harry Manfredini explicó que “es muy gratificante compartir con el público nuestra música interpretada en directo”. “Es mi primera vez en Tenerife y estoy sorprendido por los paisajes y personas maravillosas que estoy conociendo”, afirmó el compositor.

Por último, Christian Schumann, que ya estuvo en Fimucité dirigiendo Space Opera en 2016, expresó su gratitud por estar en la isla y aseguró que “hay muy pocos lugares en el mundo que hagan festivales con este plantel de invitados”. El director de orquesta dio las gracias “a todos los que ayudan a financiar Fimucité” y prometió dejar al público “con la piel de gallina durante dos horas”.

Ya se encuentra en Tenerife el elenco completo de invitados que participa en la decimotercera del festival. Además de Young, Manfredini y Schumann, los compositores Randy Edelman, Osvaldo Montes y Matthijs Kieboom, además de Vince DiCola, entre otros profesionales de la industria de la música audiovisual que participan este año en el festival tanto en los conciertos como en las actividades paralelas.

Mañana [jueves 26] tendrá lugar en el Teatro Guimerá, a partir de las 20:00 horas, el concierto Randy Edelman: A Close Relationship, a cargo del propio autor, uno de los compositores de Hollywood más reconocidos de la actualidad y autor de las bandas sonoras de películas como Dragonheart, El Último Mohicano, Poli de guardería y series de televisión como McGyver. Edelman repasará al piano su carrera musical en un emotivo e íntimo concierto en el que estará acompañado por un septeto de cuerda.

Tras esta propuesta, viernes, sábado y domingo la programación se trasladará al Auditorio de Tenerife para la puesta en escena de tres conciertos que han generado una gran expectación entre los aficionados a la música de cine no solo del Archipiélago, sino de todo el mundo.

El leitmotiv de esta edición número 13 de Fimucité gira en torno a la música escrita para el cine de terror. Inquietante, atmosférica, aterradora, turbadora, efectista… viernes y sábado en el Auditorio de Tenerife sonarán las mejores partituras de los clásicos del género.

Así, este viernes 27, a partir de las 20:00 horas, tendrá lugar el concierto Mis terrores favoritos, un recorrido por la mejor música del cine de terror. Siete estrenos mundiales forman parte de la selección de bandas sonoras que podrá escucharse bajo la batuta del director de orquesta alemán Christian Schumann, de la mano de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, el Tenerife Film Choir dirigido por Juan Ramón Vinagre y el Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de La Laguna. Dentro del repertorio, se incluyen piezas de invitados del festival, como Harry Manfredini, autor de la mítica música de Viernes 13, o Christopher Young, compositor de las películas Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II y Arrástrame al infierno, quien recogerá el premio honorífico Fimucité - Antón García Abril.

Este concierto dará además comienzo con la ceremonia de entrega de los II Premios de la Música para el Audiovisual Español que otorga la Asociación de Compositores de Música para Audiovisual (Musimagen). Las partituras ganadoras en las distintas categorías se darán a conocer en el acto, en el que sonará una suite que reunirá una selección de las tres bandas sonoras candidatas al Premio a la “Mejor Partitura Orquestal”: La gran aventura de los Lunnis y el Libro mágico, de Vanessa Garde; El fotógrafo de Mauthausen, de Diego Navarro, y El Reino, de Juan Bardem.

Por otro lado, el sábado Fimucité resucitará el Drácula de Bram Stoker (1992), en un espectacular concierto live-to-picture dedicado a la obra maestra de Francis Ford Coppola y su inigualable banda sonora, obra del compositor polaco Wojciech Kilar fallecido en 2013. En reconocimiento a su trayectoria, dedicada a la composición de música clásica y cinematográfica, y a su obra, con otras grandes partituras como la música de El Pianista de Roman Polanski (2002) -Premio César a la Mejor música de cine-, el Festival concederá al autor en este marco el Premio Fimucité - Antón García Abril a título póstumo.

Fimucité, en coproducción con el Festival de Música de Cine de Cracovia (FMF) y con la colaboración de Sony Pictures y Robert Townson Productions, ha creado este proyecto que ofrecerá la proyección de la película mientras Diego Navarro dirige a la OST y el Tenerife Film Choir, interpretando la banda sonora en perfecta sincronización con las imágenes. Es la segunda vez que se organiza un espectáculo de estas características en Canarias. La primera ocasión tuvo lugar el año pasado en Fimucité durante la proyección e interpretación de la partitura del clásico de la ciencia ficción Encuentros en la Tercera Fase.

El broche final a la decimotercera edición del festival lo pondrá el domingo [día 29] el concierto “Campeones de la gran pantalla”. Por vez primera el tradicional recital de la Joven Orquesta Sinfónica de Fimucité, conformada por alumnos del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife y del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, se celebrará en el Auditorio de Tenerife. Dirigidos por José Antonio Cubas, en esta ocasión interpretarán un popular repertorio de música de cine de temática deportiva, en el que sonarán las mejores bandas sonoras del género. Este concierto incluye cinco estrenos mundiales y contará con la presencia en el escenario del compositor y director de orquesta Randy Edelman, quien tomará la batuta en la interpretación de su música para Dragón, la vida de Bruce Lee, Ángeles y la sintonía de deportes de la NBC. Por su parte, Vince DiCola interpretará su música para Rocky IV, incluida la canción Hearts of fire, que interpretará el solista Marc Quee.

En este marco, clausura del Festival, tendrá lugar asimismo el anuncio del palmarés y la entrega de galardones de la sección oficial a concurso Fimucinema. El Espacio La Granja, situado en la Casa de la Cultura de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, acoge hasta el viernes, día 27, el programa de proyecciones que abarca seis documentales, seis largometrajes de ficción y 25 cortometrajes.

Dentro de su apartado educativo, el Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife también incluye en la programación de su decimotercera edición atractivos conciertos matinales dirigidos a escolares que tendrán lugar mañana [jueves 26] y el viernes [día 27] en el Auditorio Antonio Lecuona del Conservatorio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Gracias a la colaboración de la Asociación Canaria del Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo (Apanate) contarán también con la asistencia de alumnos con Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo (TEA) de las Aulas Enclave de distintos centros educativos en Tenerife.

Por otra parte, este año Fimucité ofrecerá dos actividades con la “Escuela del Espectador” del Auditorio de Tenerife. La primera tendrá lugar hoy [miércoles 25], a las 18:00 horas, bajo el lema “Mis Terrores favoritos”. Moderada por el especialista de música de cine Dan Goldwasser, contará con la presencia de Christopher Young y Harry Manfredini. Mañana [jueves 26], también a las 18:00 horas, tendrá lugar un segundo encuentro centrado en “Drácula de Bram Stoker”, moderada del mismo modo por Dan Goldwasser y en la que intervendrán Diego Navarro y el productor discográfico Robert Townson.

Fimucité 13, dirigido por el compositor y director de orquesta Diego Navarro, cuenta con el patrocinio del Cabildo de Tenerife, el Gobierno de Canarias, el Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Audi Canarias, Teleférico del Teide, y con la colaboración de la Fundación SGAE, entre otras entidades.

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The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (Fimucité), which runs until next weekend and is sponsored by Cabildo de Tenerife, the Government of the Canary Islands, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Town Council offers, in its final stages, three great symphonic concerts at Auditorio de Tenerife. The details regarding the closing events of the festival were revealed at a press conference by the councillor for Culture of the Cabildo, Concepción Rivero; the councillor for Culture of Santa Cruz City Council, Matilde Zambudio; Fimucité director, Diego Navarro; composers Christopher Young and Harry Manfredini, plus conductor Christian Schumann.

In Concepción Rivero’s opinion “it’s an honour for Tenerife to enjoy exceptional artists like those brought by Fimucité”. “This project should not just have a leading role in Tenerife but in the whole of the Canaries”, she stated. The councillor for Santa Cruz, Matilde Zambudio, said that “after 13 years running Fimucité has little to prove” and she praised its creativity as “every year it brings to the island the best composers in the world, serving as an example to our young people”.

Diego Navarro was happy about the success of the first festival concerts which, for the second year in a row, is travelling to Gran Canaria. The conductor and composer said that at Fimucité “we must cling on to our community, make them share in the festival; that’s why some of our activities are implemented from an educational and social perspective”.

Christopher Young, one of the great horror soundtrack composers in Hollywood, said he felt “incredibly blessed to be back in Tenerife and on top it, get Fimucité’s Antón García Abril honorary award that celebrates music made to frighten, something unthinkable in Los Angeles”.

For his part, Harry Manfredini explained that “it’s very gratifying to share with the audience our music being played live”. “This is my first time in Tenerife and I’m amazed at the landscapes and the wonderful people I’m meeting”, the composer added.

Finally, Christian Schumann, who was at Fimucité conducting Space Opera in 2016, said he was grateful for being on the island and stated that “there are very few places in the world that hold festivals with guests like these”. The conductor thanked “all those who help fund Fimucité” and promised the audience “to get goose bumps for two hours”.

All the guests taking part in the 13th Fimucité are already on the island. Apart from Young, Manfredini, and Schumann, composers Randy Edelman, Osvaldo Montes and Matthijs Kieboom, in addition to Vince DiCola among other professionals of the film music industry are taking part in the festival this year both in concerts and in the parallel activities.

At 8:00 pm tomorrow, [Thursday, the 26th] the concert Randy Edelman: A Close Relationship is taking place at Teatro Guimerá featuring the author himself, one of the most renowned Hollywood composers at present and author of the soundtracks of DragonheartThe Last of the MohicansKindergarten Cop, and TV series like McGyver. Edelman will go over his musical career in a touching, intimate concert where he’ll be accompanied by a string septet.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Auditorio de Tenerife will host three concerts that have generated great expectation among film music fans both on the islands and worldwide.

The leitmotiv of the number 13 Fimucité is the music written for horror films. Disturbing, atmospheric, frightening, alarming, dramatic… the best classic scores of the genre will be played at Auditorio de Tenerife on Friday and Saturday.

So, the concert Mis terrores favoritos [My favourite fears] is being held at 8:00 pm on Friday, the 27th, a tour of the best horror film music. The selection of soundtracks includes seven world premieres led by the German orchestra conductor Christian Schumann with Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Tenerife Film Choir directed by Juan Ramón Vinagre and the Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de La Laguna. The repertoire includes pieces penned by some of the festival guests like Harry Manfredini, author of the iconic soundtrack for Friday the 13th, or Christopher Young, who composed the music for films like HellraiserHellbound: Hellraiser II and Drag me to Hell, will also receive the Fimucité - Antón García Abril honorary award.

This concert opens with the award-giving ceremony of the II Premios de la Música para el Audiovisual Español [2nd Spanish Film Music Awards] granted by Asociación de Compositores de Música para Audiovisual (Musimagen). The winning scores in different sections will be announced during the event, which includes a suite played with a selection of the three soundtracks by the candidates to the award for “Best Orchestral Score”: La gran aventura de los Lunnis y el Libro mágico, by Vanessa Garde; The photographer of Mauthausen, by Diego Navarro, and El Reino, by Juan Bardem.

On the other hand, on Saturday, Fimucité is bringing back to life Bram Stoker’s Drácula (1992), in a spectacular live-to-picture concert devoted to Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece and its unique soundtrack by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, who passed away in 2013. In recognition of his career devoted to composing classical and film music, and of his work that includes major scores like the music for Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002) -César Award for best music for film-, the Festival will be posthumously recognising the composer with the Fimucité - Antón García Abril Award.

Fimucité, in coproduction with Krakow FMF and the collaboration of Sony Pictures and Robert Townson Productions, has created this project, which consists of the film being screened while Diego Navarro conducts the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (OST) and Tenerife Film Choir, playing the soundtrack in synchrony with the images. This is the second time a show of this kind is put on in the Canary Islands. The first time was last year at Fimucité, when the science fiction classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind was screened while the music was played live.

The finishing touch for this 13th Fimucité comes on Sunday, the 29th in the shape of the concert “Champions of the Silver Screen”. For the first time, the traditional concert by the FIMUCITÉ Symphony Youth Orchestra, whose members are students of the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, to be held in Auditorio de Tenerife. Conducted by José Antonio Cubas, they will be playing a popular repertoire of music for sports films including the best soundtracks of the genre. The concert features five world premieres plus the presence on stage of composer and conductor Randy Edelman, who will lead the interpretation of his music for Dragon, the Bruce Lee Story, Angels and the NBC sports signature tune. For his part, Vince DiCola will perform his music for Rocky IV, including the song Hearts of fire, to be sung by soloist Marc Quee.

During the closing ceremony of the Festival, the winners will be announced and given their awards under the official competition section Fimucinema. Espacio La Granja, located in Casa de la Cultura in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is hosting until Friday, the 27th the screening of six documentaries, six feature films and 25 short films.

Under their educational section, Tenerife International Film Music Festival includes attractive morning concerts aimed at school children. These are taking place tomorrow, Thursday, the 26th and on Friday, the 27th at the Auditorio Antonio Lecuona in the Conservatorio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Thanks to the collaboration of Asociación Canaria del Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo (Apanate), students of Aulas Enclave, at different schools in Tenerife, with Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo (TEA) [Autism Spectrum Disorders] will also be attending these concerts.

On the other hand, Fimucité is also offering two activities with Auditorio de Tenerife’s “Escuela del Espectador”. The first one is taking place today, Wednesday the 25th at 6:00 pm under the motto “Mis Terrores favoritos” [My favourite fears]. Chaired by the film music expert Dan Goldwasser, it includes the presence of Christopher Young and Harry Manfredini. The second event takes places on Thursday, the 26th again at 6:00 pm. It focuses on “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, and it is also chaired by Dan Goldwasser with the participation of Diego Navarro and the record producer Robert Townson.

Fimucité 13, directed by the composer and conductor Diego Navarro, is sponsored by Cabildo de Tenerife, the Government of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, Audi Canarias, Teleférico del Teide, and the collaboration of Fundación SGAE, among other entities.

 

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The Cabildo de Tenerife hosted the presentation of the 13th Tenerife International Film Music Festival (Fimucité), a world leader in its genre, that is running from Friday, the 20th to 29 September. The presentation was attended by the president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín; the mayoress of Santa Cruz, Patricia Hernández; the director general for Cultural Heritage of the Government of the Canary Islands Rubén Pérez; the councillor for Culture of La Laguna Town Council, Yaiza López, and the director of the festival, Diego Navarro.

Pedro Martín pointed out “the worth of the festival” and stated that “it is attractive to all kind of audiences but especially to young people; and this is our great challenge – attracting more people to symphonic music”. The president of the Cabildo also highlighted the way Fimucité “trains and generates new talent”.

The mayoress of Santa Cruz, Patricia Hernández, said that “Fimucité is one of the events people in the Canaries most looked forward to” and she also highlighted that “at the City Council we have made an effort to make schools know about it” and encourage the public “to enjoy themselves and dance at the pop concert taking place at Teatro Guimerá”.

The director general for Cultural Heritage, Rubén Pérez, mentioned that the Government of the Canary Islands has always collaborated with the festival. “We have been directly involved through Filmoteca Canaria, but the work done by the Consejería de Educación [Local Ministry of Education], through the Conservatoire, is also worth mentioning”.

For her part, the councillor of La Laguna, Yaiza López, said that “our Town Council is proud to support Fimucité, a festival that brings together music and film seamlessly” and pointed out that “we’re honoured to start the festival this year at Teatro Leal tomorrow”.

The director of the festival, Diego Navarro, pointed out that it is a great satisfaction to have managed to make Fimucité  “a model at international level” and highlighted that the first symphonic concert at the Auditorio de Tenerife, called Mis terrores favoritos [My favourite fears], “to honour Chicho Ibáñez Serrador, recently deceased. It features the main scores of the horror genre and includes seven world premieres”. 

Navarro highlighted the success last year of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind screening with the soundtrack being played live. “This year, we’re repeating the experience with the film Dracula”, and he recognised this has been rather more complicated “because we had to start a project from scratch”. He also revealed that this concert is the start of the “Dracula in concert” tour.

The wide-ranging Fimucité 13 concerts start tomorrow [Friday, the 20th], at the emblematic Teatro Leal, that is hosting the opening concert “Cinema Morricone”. It consists of the staging of an extraordinary record released by the label Sony Classical, in which the famous international soloists Sara Andon and Simone Pedroni play a varied selection of the masterpieces by the Italian composer Ennio Morricone ('Once upon a Time in the West, 'Cinema Paradiso', 'The Mission') in a piano-flute duo. An intimate concert that will be performed at Teatro Guiniguada in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a day later.

On Saturday, 21 September, simultaneous to the concert “Cinema Morricone” in Gran Canaria, Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is offering two performances of the successful pop-rock format by Pop Culture Band. Entitled “Let’s Dance”, the show is taking place at 7:00 pm and at 10:00 pm and it provides a fascinating tour of the songs that have accompanied the most iconic dance scenes in the history of film. “The Time of My Life” in Dirty Dancing, “Hot Stuff” in Full Mont', “Footloose” in the film of the same title, or “Far from Over” in Staying Alive -with the composer himself, Vince DiCola at the keyboard.  These are some of the unforgettable compositions that the band led by scriptwriter Gonzalo de Araoz will recreate on the stage to bring great moments of rhythm, dance and emotions.

On Thursday, 26 September, Teatro Guimerá will host the concert “‘Randy Edelman: A Close Relationship”, by the composer, who is currently one of the most reputed authors in Hollywood and has penned soundtracks for films like Dragonheart, The Last of the Mohicans or Kindergarten Cop, and TV series like McGyver. With the piano and accompanied by a string septet, Edelman will go over his fascinating, eclectic career in a moving, intimate concert.

On Friday, the 27th FIMUCITÉ comes to Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” for the concert “Mis terrores favoritos”. Before the concert begins, the award-giving ceremony of the II Premios de la Música para el Audiovisual Español will take place [2nd Spanish Film Music Awards]. These awards are granted by Asociación de Compositores de Música para Audiovisual (Musimagen). The winning scores will be made public at the ceremony during which a suite will be played including a selection of the soundtracks competing for the Prize for “Best Orchestral Score” (‘La gran aventura de los Lunnis and Libro mágico’ by the composer Vanessa Garde; The Photographer of Mauthausen, by Diego Navarro; ‘El Reina’, by Juan Bardem), to be performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the Festival’s director, Diego Navarro.

Having noticed in 2018 that the audience is keen on live-to-picture experiences, as shown by the overwhelming success of the concert Close Encounters of the Third Kind that gave the chance to Canarian audiences of watching a Hollywood blockbuster with its soundtrack playing live, Auditorio de Tenerife is the venue for the concert Dracula by Bram Stoker’ on Saturday 28 September. This wonderful event, which is the result of hard research work and musical restoration, was presented in Krakow last May and after its premiere in Tenerife will go on a world tour through the German distribution company Europäische Filmphilharmonie GmbH.

The programme is rounded off with the concert on Sunday, the 29th “Champions of the Silver Screen”. For the first time, the traditional concert by the FIMUCITÉ Symphony Youth Orchestra, whose members are students at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, to be held in Auditorio de Tenerife. Conducted by José Antonio Cubas, they will be playing a popular repertoire of music for sports films including the best soundtracks of the genre. Some of the pieces chosen are the Oscar-winner Chariots of Fire (Vangelis), ‘Rocky’ (Bill Conti), and Hoosiers (Jerry Goldsmith). As part of the international agreement to exchange musicians of the Young Orchestras of FIMUCITÉ and Krakow FMF, a group of talent from Krakow will visit Tenerife to join the Canarian musicians.

FIMUCITÉ 13 will be held from 20 to 29 September with the sponsorship of Cabildo de Tenerife, the Government of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, Audi Canarias, Teleférico del Teide, and the collaboration of Fundación SGAE, among other entities.

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Ópera de Tenerife continúa su labor de divulgar este género por los diferentes municipios y para ello ha organizado un recital lírico, que tendrá lugar este domingo [día 22], a las 13:00 horas, en el claustro del Convento de los Padres Dominicos, en Candelaria. Esta actividad la promueve el Cabildo Insular, a través de Auditorio de Tenerife, con la colaboración del Ayuntamiento de Candelaria.

Este recital es una acción paralela de la promoción de la temporada de Ópera de Tenerife, que arranca el mes de octubre con la puesta en escena de L’elisir d’amore, un título que contará con la participación de los cantantes elegidos para la séptima edición de Opera (e)Studio.

Algunos de esos artistas serán los que estén este domingo en Candelaria. En el recital se podrá escuchar a la soprano Beatriz de Sousa, el tenor César Arrieta, el barítono Alberto Bonifazio y el bajo Givi Gigineishvili, quienes estarán acompañados al piano por Claudio Marchetti. El director artístico de Opera (e)Studio, Giulio Zappa, se encargará de la presentación del acto.

Los asistentes al claustro podrán escuchar piezas de L’elisir d’amore, de Gaetano Donizetti, como: ‘Quanto é bella, quanto è cara’; ‘Come Paride vezzoso’; ‘Una parola, o Adina... Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera’; ‘Udite, o rustici’; ‘La ra, la ra, la ra... Esulti pur la barbara’; ‘Venti scudi!’ y ‘Una furtiva lagrima’. El recital será con entrada libre hasta completar aforo y finalizará con un aperitivo.

L’elisir d’amore es el melodramma giocoso de Giacomo Donizetti y la producción que se pondrá en escena en el Auditorio de Tenerife se enmarca dentro de la academia de alta especialización Opera (e)Studio, que este cuenta con la financiación del programa Europa Creativa de la Comisión Europea.

La ópera cómica más famosa del compositor será representada los días 24, 25 y 26 de octubre a las 19:30 horas y el domingo 27 a las 18:00 horas en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife, en una coproducción en la que, además de Ópera de Tenerife, participan el Teatro Comunale di Bologna y el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Thea

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The dance company Lava has been chosen to perform on the second Noche del Patrimonio en Córdoba [Cordoba Heritage Evening] on Saturday, the 21st at 9:25 pm. Admission to the event is free. The group resident at Auditorio de Tenerife will dance the piece 15 Grados al Oeste, [15 Degrees West] by the choreographer and Tenerife-resident Paloma Hurtado. The show is taking place at the picturesque Sala Orive, a multi-purpose cultural space whose walls are part of a 16th century convent.

On Saturday, the 15 Spanish cities that have been designated World Heritage by UNESCO will celebrate simultaneously the Second Heritage Evening. The event is divided in three main sections:  Escena Patrimonio [Heritage Scene], in which dance has the lead in all its forms and ages; Abierto Patrimonio [Open Heritage], open days at different monuments; Vive Patrimonio [Experience Heritage], a wide offer of cultural and leisure activities at the historical centres of these cities.

The piece includes dancers Javier Arozena, Virginia Martín Mateos, Emiliana Battista Marino, Alicia Pirez and Luis Agorreta. This is the only piece scheduled in the Escena Patrimonio de Córdoba section. It tells the story of many journeys, many people through a tour of the body’s memory, of the abyss of sensations.

Lava is made up by six dancers who have a strong stage presence, are technically sound and most versatile. They bring to life creations whose common point is the contemporaneity of the dance language and other codes of the current artistic discourse. Its artistic director is Tenerife-born Daniel Abreu, winner of Premio Nacional de Danza 2014.

Lava’s next engagement are on 23 October in Bremen at the 2019 Baila España Festival with the pieces Bending the Walls and Beyond, invited by the city’s Instituto Cervantes; on 22 November at Teatro del Museo Universidad de Navarra with the same double bill; on 1 December, with the new creation by choreographers Israeli Roy Assaf and Korean Dong Kyu Kim, at the Festival de Artes Escénicas Telón Tenerife; and on 4 and 5 December with the same pieces they have just premiered in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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The Nova Ars Organorum series of the  Festival de Música Antigua de Tenerife (Fimante) [Tenerife Early Music Festival] offers on Saturday, the 21st at 8:00 pm the concert Cuatro autores para un órgano, [Four authors for an organ] by German organist Heinrich Walther. It takes place at Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Merced in El Médano, in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona. Admission to listen to this programme that includes pieces by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Liszt is free.

The artistic director of the series, Rosario Álvarez, explained that “the German organ made by Gerhard Schmid in the late 20th century is ideal to play authors of different styles like the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the classical Haydn and Mozart -the former in a transcription by Heinrich Walther- or the Romantic composer Frank Liszt, in one of his most spectacular and greatest creations for this instrument, which will display all its sound qualities with it”.

Heinrich Walther is one of the busiest concert organists in his generation. The core of his repertoire includes the most important literature for organ as well as his own transcriptions of symphonic works and music for piano by Bach, played in a grand piano, in harpsichord or in clavichord.

In the past few years he has toured the United States, Mexico, many European countries and Israel, as well as Singapore, Korea and Japan. He has given concerts with the state philharmonics of Perm, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Barnaul, Omsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk, Chita and Khabarovsk, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Also, he was invited to the Israel International Organ Festival, to the Bach Festival of Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra in 2017, the Max Reger Festival in Leipzig and as a cembalist to the Bach Festival in Tübingen, in 2018.

He has a released a large number of very versatile records. Walther teaches organ at the Higher School of Sacred Music in Heidelberg since 2002 and is a lecturer in organ at the Higher School of Sacred Music in Rottenburg since 1994. He also teaches the interdisciplinary subject “Score Reading” at the Higher School of Music in Freiburg.

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Ópera de Tenerife acercará L’elisir d’amore a doce municipios de Tenerife, a través de conferencias divulgativas que permitirá a todos los públicos conocer los entresijos de este título: desde las principales características de la obra hasta las anécdotas relacionadas con el autor, los personajes y el contexto histórico.

Estas charlas arrancarán mañana en la Biblioteca Municipal de Vilaflor, a partir de las 17:00 horas, y se prolongarán hasta el 22 de octubre, dos días antes de la puesta en escena en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife de L’elisir d’amore, que supone el comienzo de la temporada de ópera. Estas charlas serán de libre acceso hasta completar aforo y tendrán una duración aproximada de 60 minutos.

Este recorrido cultural contempla quince encuentros que tendrán lugar en diferentes instalaciones de la Red Insular de Bibliotecas Públicas. Después de Vilaflor, Ópera en ruta llegará a Puerto de la Cruz (19 de septiembre) y Güímar (día 24). Los encuentros del mes de octubre comenzarán el día 1 en la biblioteca de Tabaiba (El Rosario) y continuará en Los Cristianos (día 4), la biblioteca Adrián Alemán de La Laguna (día 8), la biblioteca Antonio Bello de San Juan de la Rambla (día 10), Candelaria (día 11), Garachico (día 15), la biblioteca del Estado en Santa Cruz (día 16), el Centro Cultural Casa de la Castaña de La Victoria de Acentejo (día 17), Adeje (día 18) y finalizará el 22 de octubre en La Orotava.

Ópera en Ruta se enmarca dentro de la estrategia de comunicación de Ópera de Tenerife y Auditorio de Tenerife para la nueva temporada 2019-2020 y además de la propia difusión lírica, se pondrá en valor la capacidad motriz económica del proyecto tinerfeño a partir de sus producciones que suponen un impulso para la industria cultural local.

L’elisir d’amore de Giacomo Donizetti es una producción que se encuentra dentro de la academia de alta especialización Opera (e)Studio. Se trata de la ópera cómica más famosa del compositor, gracias a melodías inolvidables como ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, que será representada los días 24, 25 y 26 de octubre a las 19:30 horas y el domingo 27 a las 18:00 horas en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife. Esta coproducción de Ópera de Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Bologna y el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre está  financiada a través del programa Europa Creativa de la Comisión Europea.

La producción contará con la dirección musical de Antonio Méndez y la dirección de escena de Pablo Maritano junto a un elenco de artistas seleccionados en las audiciones que se han celebrado para la séptima edición de Opera (e)Studio en Bolonia, Tbilisi, Madrid y Tenerife.

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The Coro Juvenil de Auditorio de Tenerife, led by Roxana Schmunk, opens the call for auditions for all types of voices until 27 September.  After taking two gold medals at the European Choir Games in Gotemburg, the group is now looking for reinforcements for the current season as they have set themselves a great new challenge at the World Choir Games to be held in Flanders, Belgium in early July 2020.

Sopranos, contraltos, baritones and bass aged from 16 to 30 can take part in the auditions, which consist of some simple exercises in order to assess whether the candidates’ voices are ready to be part of the Choir, which has increasingly demanding engagements and performances that in turn, are more enriching for its singers.

To take part in the auditions, to be held at Auditorio de Tenerife during the first week in October, all you need to do is send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including your name, date of birth and telephone number; you should also mention your voice register, if you know it, and whether you have musical studies, previous choir experience, or can play an instrument. Taking part in the Coro Juvenil de Auditorio de Tenerife is totally free of charge for the choir singers.  

All the applicants who still need some further voice reinforcement will be invited to take part in the Escuela Coral de Tenerife Young Choir, a new feature this season that is to function as a source of new talent for the Coro Juvenil.

According to Roxana Schmunk, Coro Juvenil’s fourth season comes “full of thrilling challenges”, that include the possible participation in the Semana Canaria de la Música Coral [Canarian Week of Choral Music] and the World Choir Games in Belgium. Having successfully entered a European competition, Schmunk now wishes to go one step further and establish the group at world level, in addition to placing them at the heart of the cultural scene both in Tenerife and the Canary Islands as a whole.

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Tenerife LAV presents the 8th Course on Risk Management in the Performing Arts to be held from 2 to 11 October from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Teatro Leal in La Laguna. The classes are coordinated by Juan Bay, graduate in Chemistry and expert in Work Risk Management specialising in Hygiene, Safety, Ergonomics and Psycho-sociology.

Enrolment, at a subsidized fee of 50 euros per person, is available via the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please include your personal details. This 50-hour course offered by the Auditorio de Tenerife’s scheme has the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands, through its Canarias Cultura en Red, and of Teatro Leal under La Laguna Town Council.

The course is accredited by Previmac-Grupo Preving, and is aimed at professionals of the performing arts ranging from technicians to impresarios, to actors, producers, etc. It takes into account all the possible hiring systems including, third parties, self-employed, temp agencies, subcontracting plus the necessary coordination of business activities as established by law.

The course offers a training pack that consists of a basic course in compliance with the current legislation plus a supplement on specific risks as this sector has a wide and specific range of situations regarding risk management.

Since the current legislation establishes rights and duties in all the departments, the course aims at making up for a gap in the teaching area. Therefore, on the one hand it aims at making all those who are not part of the performing arts aware of risk management.

On the other hand, the goal is to provide attendees with the skills to carry out the duties granted by the law once they have completed the basic course, in agreement with Real Decreto 39/1997. For example, they will learn to collaborate in the assessment and control of general and specific risks of the company, and so be able to pay visits, listen to complaints and suggestions, record data and whatever other functions of the kind are needed.

The participants will also learn how to perform in the event of an emergency or first aid situation. They will also be able to make basic risk assessments and, if applicable, establish the appropriate measures according to their level of training.  

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The singer Dulce Pontes is giving a concert at 9:00 pm on Saturday, the 14th at Auditorio de Tenerife as part of the programme of Festival Mar Abierto. The artist, who is known for her interpretation of Portuguese fado, presents her new double record, Peregrinaçao, at Sala Sinfónica. A journey to the inner self, to the emotions, to life in difficult times.

The fact that Peregrinação is bilingual -a recognition of Iberia- is no hindrance for the twenty-two songs in the records to keep a coherent musical line. The first record, Nudez, in Portuguese, is shaped from austerity and in it, Dulce Pontes goes from pianist to drum, djembe, bottle percussionist, and whatever else that can be tapped out. The second record, Puertos de Abrigos, mainly in Spanish, includes two songs in Galician-Portuguese and in English.

It has taken five years to shape Peregrinaçao, as she has carefully crafted every sound with the collaboration of António Pinheiro da Silva. The Portuguese city of Bragança has been the epicentre in the preparation of this conceptual work.

Dulce Pontes, born in Montijo (Portugal) in 1969, won the Festival Nacional de la Canción in her country in 1991. That same year she represented Portugal at the Eurovision Festival, where she took the award for best singer. That was the first time Europe heard the voice of Dulce Pontes. Since then, her life has taken a new turn as she immersed herself in the roots of Portuguese music, including traditional fado.

Tickets for the Dulce Pontes concert at Auditorio de Tenerife can be booked at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday except holidays, here or calling 902 317 327.

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The Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife is giving tomorrow, Thursday the 12th at 7:30 pm in Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala de Cámara the first concert of their third season, Tulipanes barrocos, [Baroque Tulips] featuring Jacques Ogg as guest conductor and harpsichord. In their first concert, the ensemble resident at Auditorio de Tenerife pays tribute to Dutch good taste, which has come down to them straight from the Baroque period, with music by Unico van Wassenaer, Willem de Fesch, Antonio Vivaldi, Pietro Locatelli and Jean-Marie Leclair.

Apart from the Dutch maestro, other members of the group include Adrián Linares, Baroque violin and leader of the orchestra; Lorena Padrón and Laura Díaz, violins I; Judith Verona, Mario Braña, and Giovanni Déniz, violins II; Iván Sáez and Melchor García, violas; Elsa Pidre, Baroque cello; Juan Carlos Baeza, violone; Raquel García, organ; Pablo Sosa, flute; and Hugo Rodríguez, bassoon.

The Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife, who joined the Education and Social Area of Auditorio de Tenerife with a concert for school children, is again offering an activity at 11:00 am on Thursday for a group of 140 elderly people who are part of the Cabildo’s social programme Ansina and the Red Cross.

Tickets for the concerts at Auditorio de Tenerife can now be booked through the usual channels of this Cabildo cultural venue: at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday except holidays; via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  or calling 902 317 327.

The Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife plays period instruments, many of which belong to the collection of Real Academia Canaria de las Bellas Artes [Canarian Royal Academy of Fine Art], at whose headquarters the OBdT often rehearse.

The Orquesta Barroca de Tenerife was founded in 2017 by Andmúsica -the Association for the Standardization of Early Music in the Canaries- whose goal is to promote young Canarian interpreters, who have been educated in Europe in period styles and instruments. The association provides a suitable coordination platform to promote the historical musical heritage from different sound perspectives, bringing all the music forms of the 17th and 18th centuries to new audiences, thus adding to the cultural events available on the island.

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 The artists will work on the different aspects involved in an opera production

The ten singers of the 7th Opera (e)Studio have started their training on the Island through different master classes. The teachers this year include the project’s artistic director, Giulio Zappa; the Italian soprano, Mariella Devia; the stage director, Pablo Maritano, and Ópera de Tenerife’s intendant, Alejandro Abrante.

The first of these master classes is under the guidance of maestro Giulio Zappa, who teaches in performative vocal technique, and specifically, the importance of Italian phonetics applicable to the model of opera performance in the first half of the 19th century, which features composers like Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini.

For his part, Pablo Maritano will tackle stage performance. As in previous years, the soprano Mariella Devia will share with the singers her technique and experience, which made her stand out in the main opera houses in the world throughout her long career. To round off their training, Alejandro Abrante will give a talk to disclose the keys an artist needs to connect, from a comprehensive point of view, with the different aspects that make up the professional management of an artistic career, offering them the necessary tools to be competitive in the demanding opera market.

This training process will lead to the performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore from 24 to 27 October. The title opens Ópera de Tenerife’s 2019–2020 season.

The cast for this production is double as they will sing in alternate days in the four performances of the opera. It includes the voices of Maria Rita Combatelli (soprano); Beatriz de Sousa (soprano); Klodjan Kaçani (tenor); César Arrieta (tenor); Alberto Bonifazio (baritone); Jacobo Ochoa (baritone); Givi Gigineishvili (bass); Matteo Andrea Mollica (bass); Sofía Esparza (soprano) and Leonora Tess (soprano). The ten members were selected in the auditions held in February in Bologna, Tbilisi, Madrid and Tenerife, which were attended by a total of 181 candidates from 33 countries.

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