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Tomorrow, the association Tatrum is staging the comedy ‘Bar Manolo’ at 8:30 p.m.


Tomorrow [Friday 3] the Teatro Unión Tejina hosts the premiere of the work Bar Manolo, by the Amateur Theatre programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife. The proposal by the Tatrum theatre association begins at 8:30 p.m. and tickets, priced at six Euros, will be available at the ticket office at the cultural venue in La Laguna two hours before it starts. 

This piece of theatre presents Bar Manolo, a popular establishment as it is 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. 

Over the course of the show, a wide variety of characters will come to the bar, which will be the setting of forbidden loves, vices, complicities, and madness. One day, things get out of control due to the death of an acquaintance and an accident that includes a coffin, an old woman whose memory is failing and a lottery number.

Nine performers from the Tatrum theatre association are bringing this proposal to life. José Manuel Sosa will be Manolo, the bar owner, while Yesica Rodríguez will be Conchi, the cook. Hugo Rodríguez will play Carlos the teacher and Mariana Rodríguez will be Silvia, mother of Leticia, who will be in the role of Yolanda Peña. Luisa and Paco are the workers at the funeral home, roles played by Olga Vanesa Curotto and José Luis Rubio, respectively. Lastly, Olgui González will become Blanca, the widow, and Pepe Damas will play Jesus, the plumber. 

The work Bar Manolo was work created by Jean Pierre Martínez and directed by Irene Pérez. The costumes and stage design of this show, which involves the collaboration of the Council of La Laguna, is provided by the theatre group itself.

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.

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The conductor, aged 34, is making her debut with a programme formed by works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra is approaching a new seasonal event with a programme that will make it possible to discover two new talents on the international scene making their debut on the Island: The Colombian conductor Lina González-Granados (34-years-old) and the Uzbek pianist Evgeny Konnov (29-years-old), both winners of important awards despite their young age. The concert will be on Friday [3], at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife, with a programme that includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Dmitri Shostakovich and it is sponsored by the Jesus Serra Foundation.

The selected repertoire begins with the concert for piano and orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, by Sergei Rachmaninoff. This piece, considered one of the composers’ best-known scores, premiered in 1901 after he overcame a long period of depression. Over its course, it is possible to note the writing against the tide of a Romantic style that the author refused to abandon.  

In the second part of the concert, the orchestra will perform Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, by Dmitri Shostakovich. This composition written in 1937 presents a heroic character with clear influences from Beethoven and Mahler, with which the Russian author aimed to redeem himself to the Soviet regime after the harsh critique received for his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lina González-Granados is the current resident conductor of Los Angeles Opera, she holds a Master’s Degree in Conducting and a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory; and she also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Boston University.

Born and raised in Cali (Colombia), Lina González-Granados made her debut as an orchestra conductor aged 20. She subsequently won the Fourth Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition of Chicago, becoming the Assistant Director of the Chicago Symphony under the helm of the maestro Riccardo Muti. She has also led the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Her versatility in the symphonic and operatic fields, as well as her commitment to the creation and promotion of the Latin American repertoire, have earned her recognition with the Sphinx Medal of Excellence 2021, Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award 2020 and 2021, and the Third Place and the ECHO Special Prize of the La Maestra Competition.

Her latest appearances include different performances with the Philharmonic Orchestra of New York, the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rochester, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra or the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. She also collaborates frequently with artists of the stature of Misha Maisky, Yefim Bronfman, Pinchas Zukerman, Pablo Ferrández, Giancarlo Guerrero, Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Evgeny Konnov began studying piano at the early age of four. In 1999 he began training at the Gnesin State Music School in Moscow and, subsequently, at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. From 2012 to 2013, he studied at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. In 2013 he attended the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum at the University of Augsburg and, between 2017 and 2021, he undertook studies at the Music Academy "Neue Sterne" in Hannover. Since 2019, he has continued studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

The Uzbek pianist has obtained awards in different competitions, such as First Prize and the Audience Award at the 64th Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona in 2018. He also obtained the First Prize and the Audience Award at the 31st International Piano Competition Ettore Pozzoli in Seregno in 2019. In 2020 he achieved the First Prize at the 14th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria. 

Konnov has performed with different international groups: Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao, National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia, City of Granada Orchestra, Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Sanremo and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

The tickets for the concert in the Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased on the website, 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. Through these three channels, it is also possible to formalise the renewal of subscriptions for the orchestra, season 2019-2020, once the new 2022-2023 season has been presented.

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This Saturday's event also includes a concert by the band of the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' to celebrate the Day of the Canary Islands


This Sunday, 29 May, at 10:30 a.m., the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts at the Chamber Hall a new concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle, organised by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the collaboration of the Tenerife Island Council. On this occasion, there will be bands’ performances from Igueste de Candelaria, La Victoria and the band José Manuel Cabrera Mejías, from Icod de los Vinos.

The association 'Asociación Musical Nueva Banda', under the direction of Luis Torres Oliva, will perform in this edition three works: Havana blues, by composer Chico O'Farrill, Café sin leche (Coffee without milk), by Claudio Roditi, and Rebelión, by Joe Arroyo.

The second band, La Victoria, comes from the northern municipality of the Acentejo region. Conducted by Humberto García Afonso, the wind band starts its performance with Albert Ketelbey's En un mercado persa (In A Persian Market), The Lion King, arranged by John Higgins, and a medley by pieces of Ennio Morricone, arranged by Johan de Meij.

The band 'Agrupación Musical José Manuel Cabrera Mejías', from Icod de los Vinos, offers at the Auditorio de Tenerife three pieces from their repertoire: Siempre noble y leal (Always noble and loyal) by José Luis Peiró; Ross Roy, composed by Jacob de Haan, and El tío Caniyitas (Uncle Caniyitas), by Ricardo Dorado Janeiro. The band is conducted by Juan Alexis González Rodríguez.

This performance of Primavera Musical starts at 10:30 a.m., an hour earlier than usual for this series of concerts in the Chamber Hall because the band of the Federación Tinerfeña will give a concert at 1:30 p.m. in the Symphonic Hall on the occasion of the Day of the Canary Islands.

Conducted by Juan Antonio Rancel, the programme includes works by Manuel Morales, Miguel del Castillo -arranged by Agustín Ramos-, José Manuel Encinoso and Antón Alcalde. The timple-player David Duque features as a soloist the pieces by Encinoso and Cabrera.

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In addition to classical repertoires, a project is beginning that puts a spotlight on contemporary Canarian composers   


The Tenerife Island Council presented the 2022-2023 subscription holder season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra that begins on 9 September with the performance of The Emperor by Beethoven. It will extend to 23 June with a programme that includes The Pathétique Symphony by Tchaikovsky. A total of 49 works by 37 composers will be performed in the eighteen concerts of this series which includes sixteen composers, twenty soloists and two international choirs. The details were announced today [26th] by the president of the Island Council, Pedro Martín, the island’s minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga, and the honorary conductor of the orchestra, Víctor Pablo Pérez.

Pedro Martín stated that “this season will get underway without limitations after the restrictions we had during the pandemic. We are delighted to recover the Symphony Orchestra in all of its splendour, an orchestra that is the pride and heritage of Tenerife”. The president of the Council highlighted the role of Víctor Pablo Pérez, “the guiding light behind the orchestra, and held in great prestige and affection among citizens”.

Likewise, Martín highlighted that in this new season “the Island’s Council wants to highlight the talent of contemporary Canarian composers” and to do so it intends to select a Canarian artist every year to present their work and, in turn, will serve as a curator at the concert. This time, it will be the Tenerife local Rubens Askenar, whose Poema de sombras para clarinete y ensemble (Poem of shadows for clarinet and ensemble) will be premiered.   

Enrique Arriaga described the season that will begin in September as “exciting” and not only highlighted the subscription-holder concerts. “The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra carries out important work in its educational and social sector as it has done this year, with the participation of more than 2,700 people from 21 groups” and he recalled that the orchestra had been a pioneer in Spain for these types of concerts, through the initiative of Víctor Pablo Pérez during his time as a lead conductor. 

The island’s minister for Culture stated that the offer of the next season “will begin in October at the Tenerife II Penitentiary Centre with two days of a workshop and a concert before continuing with a visit to four social-health centres, as part of the Open Music programme”. The proposals for school children and families are spread over the months of November, February and May.

Víctor Pablo Pérez stated that “it is an honour for me to present a season of excitement, optimism and a sense of the moment that the Island Board of Music has prepared after this long period that has completely messed up all of society and also culture”.

For the honorary director, “the Symphony Orchestra will perform twelve monumental symphonies, with a journey from Mendelssohn to Berio, encompassing everything from Romanticism to all of the 20th century”. “There will also be twelve new pieces that the orchestra adds to its repertoire, including the world premiere of the work of Rubens Askenar, a composer from Los Realejos with an intense and successful international career”.

Among the new additions in the repertoire is Elijah, by Mendelssohn, which can be heard -conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez- on 31 March in the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife and a day before at the Cathedral of Laguna, as part of the collaboration between the Council and the Diocese. Both events will have the Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana choir, which Víctor Pablo Pérez described as “one of the great choirs of Europe”, conducted by Xavi Puig, and the participation of the soloists Alicia Amo (soprano), Anna Alás (mezzosoprano), James Gilchrist (tenor) and Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone). 

Víctor Pablo Pérez will conduct the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in two more programmes. In the first of them, the Unfinished Symphony by Schubert is included, “which I want to dedicate to the people who have lost their lives during the pandemic and the invasion in Ukraine” and his last appearance next season will be to tackle Bruckner, “one of the most beloved composers for this orchestra since it had great success at the Bruckner Festival held in Madrid and where the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra was the only Spanish orchestra present and rubbed shoulders with major international groups”.

The new season will involve the presence of sixteen prestigious and emerging conductors. In addition to Víctor Pablo Pérez, there will be five female composers and only one of them, Catherine Larsen-Maguire, is returning. Marta Gardolinska -in the opening concert, Shiyeon Sung, Corinna Niemeyer and Anu Tali are making their debut conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, as are Jean Claude Casadesus, Joseph Swensen, Fabián Panisello and Hugh Wolff. The list of maestros who will conduct the orchestra is completed with names that are well-known to the Tenerife audience, such as Jaume Santonja, Daniel Raiskin, Guillermo García Calvo, Nuno Coelho, Felix Mildenberger and Edmon Colomer.

The guest musicians this season include the pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Andrei Korobeinikov and Sandro Gegechkori, winner of the María Canals Competition 2021, the violinists Dmitri Makthin, Alexandra Conunova, Benjamin Schmid, Karen Gomyo and Abel Tomás, the cellists Johannes Moser, Asier Polo and Kian Soltani, the Tenerife clarinet player Maximiliano Martín Lechado and the accordion player Ksenija Sidorova. The double bass player of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Iker Sánchez will make his debut as a soloist. The list of participants in the orchestra season is completed with the soprano Katharina Ruckgaber and the baritone Stèphane Degout. 

This year there is the option of buying a subscription for the eighteen concerts with prices starting at 306 Euros. Today marks the start of the period for renewing subscriptions from the 2019-2020 season, which can be done through the three normal channels of the Auditorio de Tenerife (online, ticket office and by phone). This preferential period ends on 6 June. 

On the following day, 7 June, a period of one week will open for the subscription holders of 2019-2020 who were unable to come in the previous period because they want to change the seat they had three years ago. Once the preferential treatment ends, a new subscription-holders’ period begins on 14 June. It will also be possible to purchase a subscription only for the first nine concerts of the season. Lastly, individual tickets will go on sale from 5 July. All the packages, periods, benefits and special prices of tickets can be consulted on the website

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This Saturday, the unpublished creations of seven young composers will be performed by their fellow students


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. Next Saturday [May 28], at 6.00 p.m., the Auditorio welcomes the première of the students of the composition grade at the Higher Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands. The new creations of seven novel composers will be heard for the first time in the Chamber Hall, performed by their fellow musicians. 

The performance starts with the work by Mathias Rehberg, “Look, mom, I'm a composer” with the guitar players Silvia Mercedes Izquierdo Rufino, José Luis Hernández Ramos, Josué Padrón Luis and Joel Rodríguez Delgado. The composer himself will play the acoustic guitar during his second piece: Computers are now in ctrl.

Pilares is the title given by Basilio Gómez Navarro to his composition, which will be performed by Marina Montero Torres on viola, Alejandra Nazareth Rodríguez Suárez on saxophone and Gabriel Álvarez Doreste on piano. The next work, Evanescencia, is the proposal of Felipe A. Hernández, performed by the pianist María Sánchez García.

Jacob González Marrero premieres his composition Serial killer with the violinists Alberto López Torrente and Arantxa Rodríguez Deroy, Marina Montero Torres on viola, Mario Astone on cello and Adasat Santana Suárez on double bass. The violinist Mariana Yarelis Velásquez Urbina and the pianist and composer Marcos Trujillo Díaz will perform the latter's score, entitled Internal debate - Prelude.

Next, Laura María Delgado García (oboe) will play SOBoe by Tadeo Martín Ramos. The concert of the pieces by these new composers of the Higher Music Conservatory of the Canaries will conclude with the audiovisual piece Viento cósmico by Aarón Rodríguez Perez.

Tickets for free are available on the website, 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.

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In the project “La vida en el agua” (Life in Water), the pianist and composer from the Canary Islands performs together with the renowned jazz and flamenco musician from Madrid


The Auditorio de Tenerife offers this Friday (27 May), at 7.30 p.m., at the Chamber Hall the concert La vida en el agua (Life in Water). This project is presented jointly by the pianist and composer from the Canary Islands Alexis Alonso and the renowned flautist and saxophonist Jorge Pardo, specialising in jazz and flamenco, from Madrid.

This jazz work is signed by the two musicians. The pieces written by Alonso are interpreted at the piano by himself and the woodwind instruments that Pardo plays. It is an intimate show as a duo that exudes sensibility, strength and emotion from the first note. The seed of this partnership lies in the collaboration of Jorge Pardo in one of the songs of the latest piano solo project of Alexis Alonso, Love in Floating Bridges.

One of the most significant figures in global jazz and flamenco, this musician from Madrid has shared the stage with everyone: from Camarón to Gil Goldstein. In 2013, he received the award for Best European Jazz Musician at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, from the prestigious French Jazz Academy. In 2015, Jorge Pardo was awarded the "National Award for Current Music" awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.

With a career in the world of composition for soundtracks, Alexis Alonso surprised everyone in 2014 with the release of his first solo piano album, El Paisaje (The Landscape), which was followed by The Birth of Time (2016), being released in London. In 2018 he released his first album In with his own Alexis Alonso Quartet (followed by Jamboree Live 19 and Out (2020) with the collaboration of three superstars in global jazz, Seamus Blake, Ralph Alessi and Pedrito Martínez. With Love in Floating Bridges (2021) and this duo project with Jorge Pardo, Alexis Alonso returns to a more intimate environment, alongside the work with his quartet.

Tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, 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. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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The association Rondalla Volcanes del Teide will perform tomorrow [24 May] at 5:00 p.m. in the town's senior citizens' centre


The Auditorio de Tenerife organises the Amateur Theatre Programme under the Island Council's Culture Area managed by the Island's minister Enrique Arriaga.  The programme offers a new piece titled Cena de Navidad (The Christmas Dinner). The Association Rondalla Volcanes del Teide features tomorrow (24 May) at 5.00 p.m., in the senior citizens' centre of La Orotava. The free tickets are available to the public until the full capacity is reached. This show is part of the programme of the town's Cultural Week.

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. Will the evening be a dream come true or a real nightmare?

The cast of actresses comprises Marina Santos García, Isabel Acosta Lina, Antonia García Luis, María del Pilar Padrón Yanes, Isabel Hernández Lorenzo, Ascención Díaz González and Estrella Escobar Luis, under the direction of Eusebio Galván Cabello.

The theatre group is in charge of the costumes and scenography with the collaboration of the Town Council of La Orotava.

The programme Amateur Theatre is part of the offer by the Educational and Social Area of Auditorio de Tenerife. It encourages the interest in theatre as a hobby and the production of theatrical plays among the existing associations in Tenerife. This programme aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth, cultural and women's collectives or 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; and to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different workgroups such as directors, actors, costume designers, seamstresses, playwrights and scriptwriters.

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Karl-Heinz Steffens will conduct a programme with works by Ligeti, Adams and Bartok


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra faces this week its sixteenth concert of the season with a programme that includes works by György Ligeti, John Adams and Bela Bartok, with the conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens and the debut of the Quiroga Quartet in the season of the Insel Council's orchestra. This new concert takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife this Friday, 27 May at 7:30 p.m.

The repertoire selected for this occasion begins with Concert Românesc, by György Ligeti, a score that is being performed for the first time by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The work, composed in 1951 but premièred twenty years later due to Soviet censorship, is inspired by different popular melodies from the Romanian region of Transylvania, where the author lived during his early childhood, adapting them to the orchestral language in four movements.

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will continue the concert with another new release in its repertoire. It is Absolute Jest, by John Adams. This creation for a string quartet and orchestra reinterprets the influence of Ludwig van Beethoven. The composition emerged from the commission by the San Francisco Symphony to celebrate its centenary in 2012 and it is a paraphrase inspired by the work of the genius of Bonn, which reinterprets it and integrates it into the luminous minimalism that characterises the North American author.

In the second part of the evening, the Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 by Bela Bartok, a work considered one of the most popular by the Hungarian author and a commission by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation released in 1944. This composition combines elements of western classical music and Hungarian folklore music.

The Cuarteto Quiroga is performing for the first time with the Symphony of Tenerife and it is considered one of the most outstanding groups of the new European generation. It is also recognised by international critics for its bold and refreshing performances.

The Spanish group has won awards at different international competitions for string quartets (Bordeaux, Paolo Borciani, Geneva, Beijing, Paris), the Ojo Crítico Award from RNE and the Gold Medal of Palau of Barcelona. They are regular performers on the world’s most important stages, from Berlin to New York, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Stockholm, Rome, Prague, Warsaw, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Ottawa, Los Angeles and Washington.

Their regular collaborators include musicians of the stature of Martha Argerich, Veronika Hagen, Valentin Erben, Jörg Widmann, Jonathan Brown and Javier Perianes, who will soon be at the season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. This musical project is strongly involved with contemporary creation, recording releases of works by Peter Eötvös, Cristóbal Halffter, Jose María Sanchez Verdú, Antón García Abril and Marisa Manchado, among others.

The German conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens, who is once again leading the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, is the current conductor of the Prague State Opera and he also does direction and artistic advisory work in the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

During the current season, he will direct the productions The Flying Dutchman and The Distant Sound, by Schreker, among other works, as well as continuing the “Musica non Grata” series, devoted to the figure of composers who were victims of the despotism of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.

Steffens has collaborated with different musical groups such as the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Berlin, Israel and Munich, the National Orchestra of Lyon, Toronto Symphony Orchestra or de Tonhalle of Zurich, among others. He recently received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his services to music.

The tickets for the concert in the Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased on the website, 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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The concert is part of the ''Primavera Musical" cycle


On Sunday, 22 May, at 11:30 am, the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts a new concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle, organised since 2005 by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the collaboration of the Tenerife Island Council. On this occasion, there will be the bands’ performances from La Esperanza (La Guancha), Fasnia and Adeje.

Jesús Agomar González is the conductor of ‘Agrupación Musical La Esperanza’, founded in 1924, from La Guancha. They will perform three pieces: Feria de Julio (The July Fare), Pasodoble by Fernando Bonete, the overture of Alvamar, composed by James Barnes, and Spain, by Chick Corea, with arrangements by Paul Murtha.

The proposal brought by the Asociación Musical Fasnia starts with the pasodoble Roberto Forés, by Ferrer Ferrán, to continue with the Ninth, by James Swearingen. The performance ends with Odilia, by Jacob de Haan. The ensemble, created in 1985 under the guidance of professor Adalberto García Pestano, will be conducted by Mateu González.

The Agrupación Musical Adeje, founded in 1922, is the third band to perform at the Chamber Hall under the direction of Victor Herrera. The brass band starts the performance with the pasodoble Jordi, by José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, continues with a selection of pieces arranged by Paul Murtha and finishes with the overture Ross Roy, by Jacob de Haan.

The Primavera Musical cycle continues on 29 May with the brass bands from La Victoria, José Manuel Cabrera Mejías (Icod de los Vinos) and Nueva Banda (Igueste, Candelaria). On 12 June, a concert will be held by the bands from San Juan de la Rambla, Garachico and Guía de Isora. This edition finishes on 19 June with the groups San Pedro (El Sauzal), Amigos del Arte (San Andrés, Santa Cruz) and San Sebastián (Tejina, la Laguna). 

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For the Sunday concert at the Symphonic Hall, this ensemble with 39 years of history proposes works by Vivaldi, Jommelli and Porpora


The Auditorio de Tenerife offers this Sunday (22 May), at 7.30 p.m., a concert by the ensemble Accademia Bizantina at the Symphony Hall. The Italian orchestra, founded 39 years ago, will be conducted by Ottavio Dantone and will feature the voice of French contralto Delphine Galou, as well as concertmaster Alessandro Tampieri.

The programme, entitled Agitata, sacro e profano, is mainly composed of works by Antonio Vivaldi (Filiae maestae Jerusalem RV 638, Violin Concerto in E minor RV 273, Salve Regina in G minor RV 618, Concerto for strings in B-flat major RV 167, Concerto for strings in F major RV 138 and Cantata for alto, strings and continuo RV 684 Cessate, omai cessate). It also includes compositions by Niccolò Jommelli (Aria Prigionier che fa ritorno. La Betulia liberata K 118) and by Nicola Antonio Giacinto Porpora (Mottetto In procella sine stella).

The Accademia was set up in Ravenna, Italy, in 1983. Its music parts of the origins of the Baroque stylistic language standards: it investigates them without adding, removing or transforming, relying on the sounds of early instruments. This unique interpretative method began in 1996 with the appointment of its director, Ottavio Dantone, a true expert in the baroque expressive codes.

Shaped by experience and ongoing philological study, his system has enabled the ensemble as an orchestra to tackle any repertoire with awareness and honesty. Being able to convey the true intentions of the composer to the audience is a priceless asset that has earned the Accademia Bizantina national and international recognition and collaborations.

Each performance by the Accademia Bizantina, which since 2011 has also boasted the prestigious concertmaster Alessandro Tampieri, is an unexpected journey through time, an unparalleled balancing act between technique, skill, rigour, performative culture, intuition and stylistic precision.

It has been awarded renowned prizes such as Diapason d'Or, Midem, Choc di Classica, Opus Klassik, Grammy Music Awards and Gramophone Awards. Likewise, the orchestra has performed at the world’s  most renowned theatres and festivals.

Contralto singer Delphine Galou studied philosophy at the Sorbonne while also studying piano and singing. She specialised in the Baroque repertoire, collaborating with groups such as Balthasar Neumann (Thomas Hengelbrock), I Barocchisti (Diego Fasolis) and the Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone). 

Galou is regularly invited by the most important international theatres, such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées or the Covent Garden London. The contralto has performed, among others, the roles of Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Orlando furioso, Orfeo, Zenobia and Bradamante. Her performance with Dantone and the Accademia Bizantina won the prestigious Gramophone Award in 2018.

Born in Ravenna, Alessandro Tampieri began his music studies in his hometown and became a member of the Accademia Bizantina at the age of fifteen. During his education he was devoted, with equal interest, to the violin and viola, working with very well-known composers such as Luciano Berio and Azio Corghi, acquiring significant experience as a violist in the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

Alessandro Tampieri had been interested in the exciting subject of historically informed performance based on academic criteria since his early years of study, and he soon began to appear with various early music groups. He also teaches at the "G. Rossini" Conservatory of Music in Pesaro.

Tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, 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. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony is the new educational proposal that will also reach more than 780 schoolchildren during the week


On Saturday [21 May] at 12:00 noon, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra offers the family concert Italian Symphony under the direction of Alessandro Palumbo, with Ana Hernández Sanchiz as narrator and the audio-visual resources of Abekoco. This activity takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife and offers us a programme with Symphony No. 4 in A major, Italian, Op. 90, by Felix Mendelssohn.

The Orchestra sponsored by Tenerife Island Council will perform this work composed in 1833 whose origins lie in the trip by the German composer around the European continent between 1830 and 1831. The musical score outlines the impressions of his journey in the form of music, focused on conveying different images, like the Mediterranean sun, architecture, art, landscapes and the joy of the people.

The tickets for the family concert can be purchased until fifteen minutes before the performance on the website, at the Auditorium's box officeand 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. 

This week’s activity by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra is completed with the concerts for educational centres and groups, which will be held at 10:30 from Wednesday (18th) to Friday (20th). The first concert is for schoolchildren from Orobal (Arona), the Secondary schools IES Lucas Martín Espino (Icod de los Vinos), IES Viera y Clavijo (La Laguna), IES Teobaldo Power, IES Domingo Pérez Minik, IES Benito Pérez Armas and the San Juan de Dios Psychopedagogical Centre (Santa Cruz). 

The groups from IES Valle Guerra (La Laguna), IES Mencey Bencomo (Los Realejos), IES San Benito (La Laguna), IES Villalba Hervás (La Orotava), Orobal and the San Juan de Dios Psychopedagogical Centre are scheduled to attend the concert on Thursday. On Friday, in addition to Orobal and San Juan de Dios, the attendees also come from Apanate (La Laguna), CEO Manuel de Falla (La Orotava), IES El Médano (Granadilla), IES San Benito and IES Canarias from La Laguna. 

This week the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Alessandro Palumbo, who is completing his piano training at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan while simultaneously undertaking studies in composition and Orchestra Conducting. Between 2009 and 2011 he specialised as a Master Repertoire Performer at the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, where he worked alongside renowned singers and maestros. 

His collaborations leading the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra began with the operas Don Quijote by Massenet (2014), and Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinck (2015). In 2016 he returned to conduct Don Pasquale by Donizetti as part of the Opera Studio project by the Tenerife Opera, which also included an educational programme for secondary school pupils. 

What stands out among his most recent activities is his role as an assistant musical director at important theatres in Spain, France and Germany, as well as being musical director of La Bohème at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and La Traviataat the Tenerife Opera. He recently made his debut in Rigoletto during the Festival Verdi di Parma in Busseto and returned to Tenerife with the Requiem by Donizetti. 

Ana Hernández Sanchiz is a Spanish actress who combines musical teaching and cultural management. She currently collaborates with the programmes of the main national symphony orchestras and other prestigious institutions such as the Teatro Real, Teatros del Canal, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro de la Maestranza, Auditoriums Kursaal and Baluarte. 

Hernández Sanchiz is carrying out the project “Adoptar un Músico” (Adopt a Musician) at the National and Symphonic Orchestras of Bilbao and Seville. In Latin America, she has collaborated with the Gran Teatro Nacional of Lima and Teatro Solís in Montevideo, the National Symphony Orchestras of Colombia, the Bicentennial National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Peru, the Argentine National Orchestra and the Concert Band of Montevideo. 

She has recorded several albums as a narrator of musical tales and she holds creative workshops on socio-educational projects with different groups. She is also the co-founder and member of the companies of stage creators Arquetípicas and Atlantis.

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Pieces by Schumann, Chopin and Ravel make up this romantic programme that takes place in the Chamber Hall 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. Next Tuesday [17 May] at 7.30 p.m., the Chamber Hall will host a piano concert by the Cuban musician Jorge Luis Prats. The programme includes works by Robert Schumann,Frédéric Chopin and Maurice Ravel.

During his concert Prats románticothe artist will perform a truly beautiful and demanding programme with two of the romantic composers who wrote best for the piano: Schumann, whose Symphonic Studies op.13 will be performed, and Frédéric Chopin, with his Preludes op.28. 

The performance in the Chamber Hall includes an intermission and will conclude with the transcription of the piano solo that Maurice Ravel produced for his orchestral work La Valse. Sensual, grandiose music and a real challenge for the acclaimed pianist.

Prats combines the mastery and the rigour of the best Russian school with the warmth assumed from an artist from the tropics. His debut in 2008 at the "Meister Pianisten" at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, received so many ovations that Prats played the same series again over the following three years, which had only happened previously with the pianists Alfred Brendel and Grigory Sokolov.

Jorge Luis Prats has gone on tours around Europe, Latin America, China, Japan and Korea, playing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic in London, BBC Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre de Paris, and with most of the Spanish orchestras: Orquesta Nacional de España, Sinfónica de Galicia, Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfónica de Barcelona, Orquesta de Valencia, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Oviedo Filarmonía, etc. He was also Artistic Director of the National Orchestra of Cuba from 1985 to 2002, and he went on several tours around Spain and Latin America with this orchestra.

Jorge Luis Prats was born in Camagüey (Cuba), in 1956, to parents of Spanish origin. After graduating from the National School of Arts of Havana, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he perfected his technique with Rudolf Kerer. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory with the Franco-Brazilian maestro Magda Tagliaferro, and subsequently at the Hochschüle für Müsik und Kunstler in Vienna with the great pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. He also received masterclasses from Witold Malcuzcynski in Warsaw.

At the age of 21, Jorge Luis Prats won first prize in the prestigious Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in Paris and the special award for the best performance of the works of Ravel and Jolivet.

Tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, 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. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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