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

 

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

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

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

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

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to use of the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept of the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of face masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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The successful text by Gabriel Calderón, the Uruguayan playwright, closes the MEI programme. So far, the festival has hosted 2,200 spectators during 37 shows

 

The third edition of the Ibero-American theatre festival Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana (MEI) closes with three performances of Ana contra la muerte’ (Ana against death) offered in the municipalities of El Sauzal and Candelaria. The festival started with the Uruguayan theatre, a country that also closes the programme. This initiative by the Department of Culture of the Island Council is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga, and is organised through the Auditorio de Tenerife. Tickets are available at www.meitenerife.com.

Arriaga is pleased that "more than 2,200 spectators have attended the 37 performances held so far in twelve municipalities of Tenerife". He added that "the MEI festival is a clear example of our commitment to a local culture based on municipalism."

This weekend at 8:00 p.m. in the Teatro El Sauzal, the première in Spain of Ana contra la muerte (Ana against death) continues to be staged during two performances that will be held on Saturday, the 2nd of October and on Sunday,  the 3rd of October. The last chance to see this acclaimed piece that has been translated into Italian is on Wednesday, the 6th of October at 8:00 p.m. in the Cine Viejo, Candelaria.

Ana contra la muerte’ was written and directed by Gabriel Calderón, the renowned Uruguayan playwright. The play proposes that the chances of death are extremely high, but those of never having been born are by far higher. Every person who is born and lives are not only a miracle of nature through its complex biological mechanisms. He/she is also a statistical miracle since the odds of not being born or of dying quickly have always been our cons.

According to Calderón, we reject death not out of fear, not out of grief, not because it is unnatural. We reject it because we are the unnatural ones; because death is a rule to correct the marvellous exception we are." Thus, the author considers that death returns us to the statistics, like the minerals and stardust that inhabit worlds where nothing is counted because there is nothing."

‘Ana contra la muerte’ was premièred in Tenerife on Wednesday, the 29th of September in the Auditorium Infanta Leonor, Arona. The play arrived in Spain after offering eight performances in the Teatro El Galpón, Uruguay. It is the story of a woman who understood that she had to resist death as long as she could, and even longer. The play begins with a mother and all the things she has to go through to try to save her son's life.

It's about telling the most complex things in the simplest way. It is about projecting from a stage the essence and power of the experiences we sometimes go through, allowing us to perceive and reflect on that which is unbearable if we look at it directly. This sad story told with love encourages the audience to watch on stage the difficulties of the story and its edges through the power of three great actresses of the Uruguayan theatre: Gabriela Iribarren, Marisa Bentancur and María Mendive.

This third edition of the MEI festival has taken place between 2 September and 6 October. The programme was staged in 12 municipalities and offered 14 shows from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This year, the venues were the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna and those of the municipalities of Adeje, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz, Tacoronte, Tegueste, Vilaflor and El Sauzal.

Of the twelve companies that have participated during this edition, three were from Chile (Niño Proletario, Silencio Blanco and Colectivo Cuerpo Sur), two from Uruguay (El Galpón and Marea Productora) and one each from Colombia (11 Paredes), Argentina (Diego Casado), Nicaragua (Teatro Justo Rufino Garay), and Portugal (Hotel Europa Teatro); three from the Canary Islands (Delirium, Ángulo Producciones and Unahoramenos).

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Stefan Dohr plays as a soloist during the ‘Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra No 1’ by Richard Strauss offered on 1 October 2021

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. During the concert offered on Friday, the 1st of October 2021 at 7:30 p.m., the Orchestra will play during the second part of the programme the ‘Symphony No 10’ by Shostakovitch under the direction of Catherine Larsen-Maguire. The ‘Oberon’ Overture by Carl Maria von Weber and the ‘Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra No 1’ by Richard Strauss will be played with Stefan Dohr as an invited soloist during the first half of the concert.

The third season's concert starts with the ‘Oberon’ Overture by Carl Maria von Weber (1786 -1826). The piece reflects the most inspired moment of the German composer, which was premièred in London in the year he passed away. This romantic German opera has a strange libretto by Planché that mixes several characters such as Oberon, the king of the elves, mermaids, pirates, fairies, Charlemagne and Almanzor. 

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) composed for his father the ‘Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra’ when he was just 19 years old. During this period, the composer not only displayed a strong personality but a great deal of romanticism and the influence of Mendelssohn. After 12 years without being back on the island, the soloist Stefan Dohr plays again during this concert with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The French horn soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding, Neeme and Paavo Járvi.

After the break, the Orchestra will play the ‘Symphony No 10’ by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-Moscow, 1975). Premièred in 1953, this is the first of the symphonies he composed feeling free from Stalin's yoke after the Soviet leader passed away. The fact that the work was branded as "unnatural to Soviet citizens" for embracing Western formalism, made the composer live much of his life tormented by the threat of the Gulag. Once the "iron man" died, the most accepted theory is that the musician dedicated the second movement to Stalin: a frenetic and violent scherzo with military reminiscences, during which Stalin "speaks roughly", rude, provocative and subtly ridiculous.

Catherine Larsen-Maguire (Manchester 1971) made her début in Tenerife during the last season. Now she comes back to Tenerife to tackle this programme. After playing for 10 years as the main bassoonist at the Komische Oper Berlin, in 2012 she decided to work exclusively as a conductor. Thanks to her orchestral experience, she acquired broad knowledge about the repertoire, the psychology of the orchestra, and an exceptional musical ear. Since then, she has worked as a conductor achieving a great reputation both in Europe and South America.

During this season, she will play for the first time in the UK with the London Philarmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, in Switzerland with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and the Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois, and in Germany with the Göttinger Symphonieorchester. Apart from the standard orchestral genre, Larsen-Maguire has also shown a great interest in contemporary music. Her collaborations include projects with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Ascolta and Ensemble United Berlin. During 2021-22 she will make her debut with Ensemble Modern. 

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except on holidays. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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Estas propuestas de Uruguay y Chile se completan con ‘Moria’, que llega desde Gran Canaria

 

La Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana (MEI) ofrece esta semana tres espectáculos en tres municipios de la isla. Dos de ellos se podrán ver por primera vez en España: Ana contra la muerte, que llega desde Uruguay, y Mutilados en democracia, procedente de Chile. Las últimas funciones de la producción canaria Moria completan las propuestas de esta iniciativa del área de Cultura del Cabildo, dirigida por el consejero Enrique Arriaga, organizada a través de Auditorio de Tenerife. Las entradas están disponibles a la venta en www.meitenerife.com.

La programación de esta semana comienza mañana [martes 28] en la plaza de San Roque de Vilaflor, donde se desplegará la propuesta de teatro inmersivo Moria, de la compañía canaria Unahoramenos, cuyas entradas están agotadas para las dos funciones, a partir de las 20:30 y las 22:30 horas.

El miércoles [día 29] a las 20:30 horas tendrá lugar en el Auditorio Infanta Leonor de Arona la primera función en España de Ana contra la muerte, un texto del reconocido dramaturgo uruguayo Gabriel Calderón. El Teatro El Sauzal recibe otras dos funciones de esta obra el sábado 2 y el domingo 3, ambas a partir de las 20:00 horas.

Tras agotar ocho funciones en Uruguay, esta obra, que también ha sido traducida al italiano, llega por primera vez a España con las actrices Gabriela Iribarren, Marisa Bentancur y María Mendive. La pieza, en la que una madre trata de salvar la vida de su hijo, entiende la muerte como una regla que viene a corregir la excepción en la que nos hemos convertido al estar vivos, todo un milagro estadístico.

El jueves [día 30] se estrena en España el trabajo de los chilenos Colectivo Cuerpo Sur con Mutilados en democracia. El Teatro El Sauzal ofrece dos funciones, a las 18:00 y a las 20:00 horas. Se trata de una propuesta de teatro documental que se hace eco de la revuelta que tuvo lugar en Chile en 2019 a raíz de que el Gobierno anunciase una subida de la tarifa del metro. La situación alimentó la ira de la población, marcada por la desigualdad que convierte en privilegio a algunos servicios sociales básicos como la sanidad o la educación, y provocó una serie de disturbios. Esta obra da voz a alguna de las víctimas de la represión policial.

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Auditorio de Tenerife recibe del 27 de septiembre al 9 de octubre de 2021 la residencia artística Fiestas invisibles, de la creadora Paloma Calle. Se trata de un proyecto de Massimiliano Casu y Paloma Calle con la colaboración de Max Bultó.

 

Una fiesta invisible es un fragmento del suelo de la ciudad que se eleva convirtiéndose en un espacio escénico para algunas de las innumerables encarnaciones de las luchas por construir un espacio público más abierto e igualitario.

Es un proyecto performativo de naturaleza lúdico-festiva, que propone un ejercicio directo del derecho a aparecer a través de la música y el baile, por parte de algunas de las subjetividades e identidades habitualmente más invisibilizadas y excluidas del respecto al uso del espacio público.

Se basa en un dispositivo escénico inspirado en el famoso Speakers’ Corner de la capital británica, pero también en las discotecas móviles que atraviesan las fiestas de barrios y pueblos del estado español en el verano, que acoge un programa de dj-set y actuaciones ofrecidas por personas que no ejercen habitualmente como pinchadiscos, cuyas vivencias personales serán visibilizadas (y exorcizadas) en forma de eventos de baile en un diálogo performativo entre los protagonistas de cada sesión y Max Bultó, performer recién llegado a la ciudad con un misterioso pasado.

Confiamos en el poder territorializador del disfrute musical compartido y de la alegría de los cuerpos, en esa capacidad intrínseca de la emisión sonora para producir espacios sociales, redes de afectos y oportunidades de encuentro.

Fiestas Invisibles propone una reflexión bailona, encarnada y agitada, en torno a cuánto podemos considerar público un espacio urbano donde, a día de hoy, se siguen reproduciendo inaceptables ejes de exclusión, violencia y desigualdad.

Lanza estas preguntas abriendo un espacio donde personas afectadas por tales reflexiones y vivencias puedan tomar un espacio de visibilidad que no se limite a la denuncia, sino que se centre en la prueba encarnada, sudada y celebrante de qué es lo que la sociedad pierde cuando excluye lo no normativo de la arena pública.

Concretamente, el proyecto propone una serie de performances en forma de fiestas callejeras cuyos dj-set serán llevados a cabo por familias (desde una idea expandida y no biologicista de familia) que, en sus vivencias diarias, desafían los dogmas de lo normativo en sus múltiples vertientes (patriarcales, heteronormativas, binarias, racistas, edadistas y/o capacitistas), y cuya voz y vivencia serán amplificadas por un soundsystem-púlpito desde el que lanzar, desde el roce lúdico de los cuerpos, un mensaje de lucha para la igualdad y celebración de la no-normatividad.

Lo que tendrán en común las familias invitadas a participar es su pasión por la música y su deseo de hacer bailar a la gente reivindicando ese lugar aficionado, puesto que ninguna persona participante será DJ profesional.

 

Fiestas invisibles Itinerancia

Paloma Calle. Madrid 1975.

"Mi trabajo se desarrolla en un territorio híbrido y móvil entre la investigación y creación en artes vivas y al educación no formal

Desde la práctica artística escénica o performativa, propongo un pensar desde el hacer, desde el cuerpo, no tanto desde la palabra y lo discursivo. Busco legitimar saberes o aprendizajes alejados de la investigación entendida de la manera más tradicional o académica. Utilizo el extrañamiento y el humor, así como la autobiografía y las preguntas, como herramientas de trabajo.

Cada vez estoy más lejos de las paredes que construyen el dispositivo escénico llamado “teatro” pero tampoco ese hilo se ha cortado, sólo se ha vuelto más fino y largo.

Mi enfoque se sitúa desde una perspectiva interseccional feminista disidente de la norma  heterosexual.

He trabajado con diferentes instituciones de Europa, Asia y Latinoamérica como: Matadero, Intermediae, La Casa Encendida, CA2M, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid y de Cuenca, MUSAC, Programa Aprendanza, Rimbun Dahan (Malasia), Festival Panorama (Brasil), Espacio NAVE (Chile) entre otras."

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The performances take place in El Sauzal, Los Realejos, Arona, El Rosario and Vilaflor

 

The theatre festival MEI (Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana) offers this week nine performances in five municipalities. The programme includes 'Moria' and 'Clara y el abismo' (Clara and the abyss), both by Unahoramenos, a company from the Canary Islands. The Chilean company Teatro Niño Proletario, stages 'Nadie lee fuego mientras todo se está quemando (Nobody reads fire while everything is burning), while the last performance is titled 'Carta de una desconocida' (Letter from an Unknown Woman) by the Colombian company Señor M. The MEI festival is an initiative organized by the Tenerife Island Council through the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture that is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. It finishes on 6 October. Tickets for this third edition are on sale at www.meitenerife.com.

Enrique Arriaga, the Island Council’s first vice-president and island’s Minister of Culture, stressed that "the festival MEI is a clear example of our vocation to bring culture to all the people of Tenerife without them having to travel to Santa Cruz to enjoy top-quality shows". 

This week's programme starts on Tuesday, the 21st of September at 8:30 p.m. at the venue Casa de la Cultura de Los Realejos with 'Carta de una desconocida' (Letter from an Unknown Woman). This adaptation of the novel by Stefan Zweig is programmed during the MEI festival to be staged in El Rosario and Adeje. It is based on an unrequited love story. A man receives a letter from a woman. She tells him how she has loved him since she was a child. She used to watch him through her window and continued to love him throughout her life. It is a story of loneliness, pain, and hope with small happy moments. The play talks about women's privacy, time, hope, and love. It deals with how we construct and idealize ‘the other’ and relationships; it talks about those deep and silent loves that become idyllic and perfect. They live only in the lover's mind.

‘Moria’ is the first proposal offered by the company Unahoramenos during this week. They will perform it first in El Sauzal, with two shows on Wednesday, the 22nd of September. On Sunday, the 26th of September, they perform it in Auditorio Infanta Leonor, in Arona. Both municipalities have programmed the shows at 6:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. 

This immersive theatre proposal tells the story of two refugee women and their families, who have no choice but to flee their respective countries. The dramaturgy is based on real testimonies filmed in the Moria camp under the supervision of Nicolás Castellano, a reporter who has specialized during the last 20 years in forced migration movements and human rights. 

Zohra Amiryar survived four bombings and attacks in Afghanistan, her home country. She lost her brother during one of them. In addition, she saw her four children wounded during the last attack. Thus she decided to make the exodus in search of a refuge for her family. Douaa Alhavatem is a 30-year-old Iraqi woman who had to leave her native Baghdad after her husband's disappearance. She feared that she and her three children might suffer the same fate. In Moria, both women experience a new stage of suffering that they would have never ever imagined when they set foot in Europe, the place where they thought they would finally feel safe.

The other proposal by Unahoramenos will only be staged at the Teatro El Sauzal on Friday, the 24th of September at 8:00 p.m. Friday's performance 'Clara y el abismo' (Clara and the abyss) is an initiative of Laboratorio Galdós Internacional. It is inspired by a text written for the occasion by the Uruguayan Gabriel Calderón. It deals with the last moments of a woman who suffers from cancer and reviews her life. It also talks about her relationship with her loved ones. It is an inspiring reflection on life and its inevitable end. 

Teatro Niño Proletario makes its debut in MEI with 'Nadie lee fuego mientras todo se está quemando' (Nobody reads fire while everything is burning). A mother and her son are homeless and live on the streets of a society they do not wish to belong to. They decide to confront the situation by performing a poetic act as the last gesture to shed light on a country that lives in darkness. This play revisits the 2005 production 'Hambre' (Hunger), the company's first creation. It is also inspired by the novel 'Los vigilantes', by Diamela Eltit, a winner of the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 2018. Likewise, it is inspired by the poetry book 'Bonzo', by Maximiliano Andrade, a young Chilean poet and outstanding illustrator who also illustrated his book.

'Nadie lee fuego mientras todo se está quemando' (Nobody reads fire while everything is burning) makes its European début with the three shows offered during the MEI festival. The first performance takes place on Thursday, the 23rd of September at the 'Centro Cultural 25 de abril', in Vilaflor, to continue with a second performance at Casa de la Juventud in El Chorrillo (El Rosario). The last performance takes place on Saturday, the 25th of September at the Theatre El Sauzal. The three shows start at 8:00 p.m.

The programme of this MEI's edition includes 40 performances of 17 shows from Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Portugal and the Canary Islands. This third edition is the most ambitious considering the number of performances and distribution throughout 12 municipalities of the island.

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Pedro Martín and Enrique Arriaga confirm that the Island Council offers its support to this festival directed by Diego Navarro

 

On Friday, the 17th of September, the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts the presentation of Fimucité's fifteenth edition. The ‘Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife’ (International Film Music Festival of Tenerife) has become a world reference in its genre. Under the direction of Diego Navarro, the festival kicks off today and is programmed until 26 September. Tenerife's Island Council is the main sponsor of this initiative with the collaboration of the Canary Island's Government, the city councils of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, plus Auditorio de Tenerife, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra), both foundations "La Caixa" and Disa, as well as the SGAE (Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers) and Radiotelevisión Canaria.

The event was attended by the president of Tenerife's Island Council, Pedro Martín; the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga; Juan Márquez, vice-minister of Culture of the Canary Islands' Government; José Manuel Bermúdez, mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Badel Albelo, Member on charge of Culture at the Municipal Council of La Laguna; Fimucité's director, Diego Navarro; Francisco Moreno, sole administrator of Radiotelevisión Canaria and Eímear Noone, conductor and Festival's guest.

During his speech, Pedro Martín pointed out that "film music provides ineffable elements without which a film could not be understood". He fondly recalled many titles of the feature films whose soundtracks will fill the Fimucité programme over the next few days. "The Cabildo of Tenerife gives great support to this project led by Diego Navarro. Without a doubt, we have a lot to do, discover and enjoy through this project during the coming years," said Martín. 

Enrique Arriaga congratulated the festival for these 15 years "during which it has grown and evolved from a novel idea, in which not everyone trusted, to something very successful". "Diego Navarro struggles for his objectives with passion. He has overcome many crises, including economic ones, from which he has become stronger. He is now a world reference that the public enjoys", analysed the island's Minister of Culture. He highlighted the concerts that will take place in the Auditorium with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra conducted by Navarro and a programme "in which we will enjoy pieces that are part of our lives". "We feel proud of this festival," he said. 

Juan Márquez explained that the Canary Islands Government's support for Fimucité "is part of the strategy to diversify the cultural sector". Fimucité is a great opportunity for many projects. We want the international audio-visual industry to know the Canary Islands not only for its tax incentives and landscapes for filming, but also for the remaining value chain and elements such as music production. In this sense, Fimucité can provide a lot of help", stated Arriaga. 

José Manuel Bermúdez looked back and recalled "all what this festival has achieved over the years". "Attracting intellectual and cultural characters and generating business are just two of the festival’s benefits. Fimucité gets the right programming year after year," Bermúdez said. "Diego Navarro, a 'Chicharrero' at heart, and his team are tireless", explained the mayor. He then announced that "Santa Cruz de Tenerife has opened a file of honours and distinctions in the name of Diego Navarro. During the last 15 years he has contributed so much to his municipality". 

Badel Albelo assured that "it is a pleasure for La Laguna to be part of the Fimucité’s agenda". He added that "this year we have increased the financial support to this festival that is a world reference." The Member of the Municipal Council of La Laguna wanted to share with Eímar Noone how happy he felt to have her tonight at the Teatro Leal during a concert with all tickets sold out. "It is a great pride", he stated.

Francisco Moreno recalled his conversations with Antón García Abril. He stressed that "this is a festival we all shall take good care of. These cultural experiences shall not remain in this Auditorium. It shall rather be enjoyed throughout the Canary Islands so that the homage paid here to film music is known, hence the need to record it and disseminate it," he explained. "This initiative gives meaning to our activity," concluded the sole administrator of RTVC.

Eímar Noone was the first female conductor to direct an orchestra during the Oscar ceremony. She was enthusiastic about returning to the festival after four years: "I can't express what it means to me to be here because Tenerife is special. Here I have great friends, music, food, landscapes... Everything!" "It is very exciting for me to see how Diego, my 'Canarian brother' of whom I am so proud of, and his passion are supported in this way and for 15 years; that says a lot about you!" She explained. Regarding today's programme at Teatro Leal, Noone pointed out that the first score dates from 1986. She will also conduct a score by Sara López, a composer from the Canary Islands. 

Diego Navarro, the festival's director, celebrated these 15 years and declared: "Who would have thought it! We pay homage to two persons who recently passed away: maestro Morricone, one of the great geniuses of film music, and Antón García Abril, the father of film music in Spain. He had a great relationship with this festival, and that’s why our award bears his name", explained the orchestra conductor. On the other hand, he highlighted the exponential success of video-game music. So Fimucité didn't want to be left behind." He finally encouraged the audience to enjoy Fimucité. “It is a leading event of its kind in Europe and a world reference". 

This anniversary edition features a tribute to both composers. The Italian Ennio Morricone and the Spaniard Antón García Abril. Both were great masters of film music and passed away in mid-2020 and last March, respectively. The music programme kicks off this evening with a theme concert dedicated to video-game music that is rounded off by a new Pop Culture Band show. The programme continues with two recitals by the choir 'Coro de Voces Blancas' of Santa Cruz de Tenerife's Conservatory of Music, the choir 'Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de la Laguna' and two concerts by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.

The highlight of this anniversary's edition takes place on 24 and 25 September with the concert première 'Érase una vez Ennio Morricone: Un tributo a su música cinematográfica' (Once upon a time, Ennio Morricone: a tribute to his film music) at the Auditorio de Tenerife. Fimucité's director Diego Navarro will conduct the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra during both concerts (tickets sold out) to feature a tribute to Ennio Morricone. Composer of more than 500 soundtracks, he was nominated five times before winning the Oscar for the original score of 'The Hateful Eight' (2016) by Quentin Tarantino. The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra shares the stage with the Tenerife Film Choir and its director Juan Ramón Vinagre; the saxophonist Kike Perdomo, Gonzalo de Araoz (guitars) and the prestigious soprano Carmen Acosta. 

Miguel Ángel Ordóñez, music and film critic, director and founder in 2005 of Scoremagacine.com, the first website specialising in soundtracks, will receive the Fimucité-Antón García Abril 2021 Award in recognition of his career. The festival’s closing ceremony takes place on 26 September at the Espacio Cultural La Granja, with the reading of the Fimucinema list of winners and the presentation of awards. 

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El espectáculo tendrá lugar este sábado a las 19:30 horas

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife, espacio que depende del área de Cultura del Cabildo, dirigida por el consejero Enrique Arriaga, ofrece un concierto de música brasileña con Projeto Brasileiro. El espectáculo, liderado por el músico Tomás LP Cruz, tendrá lugar este sábado [día 18], a partir de las 19:30 horas, en la Sala de Cámara.

Projeto Brasileiro nace del amor, respeto y pasión de Tomás LP Cruz por la cultura y música de Brasil. Así, en 2011, después de casi dos años de trabajo, salió a la luz un cd de once canciones, acompañado de un documental, que contó con la participación de más de 40 artistas, con la presencia de figuras como Milton Nascimento, Joyce, Danilo Caymni y Roberto Menescal, entre otros.

A partir de 2018, su creador e ideólogo retomó el ambicioso reto de llevar este proyecto por primera vez hasta los escenarios. Para ello, se ha rodeado de una serie de artistas canarios, que cuentan con una especial sensibilidad para la música brasileña: Rebeca Mora (voz y coro), José Alberto Medina (teclados), Jonay Mesa (guitarras), Luis Suárez (percusión y samplers) y Amílcar Mendoza (batería). De la calidad y el entusiasmo con los que se proyectó y gestó la idea llega ahora el mimo y la dedicación por llevarlo al directo.

Las entradas se pueden adquirir hasta una hora antes del comienzo de cada espectáculo en la página web www.auditoriodetenerife.com y de forma telefónica en el 902 317 327 y en la taquilla de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas. El usuario tendrá que elegir entre una o dos butacas prefijadas y distribuidas por la sala previamente. Se ruega al público llegar al recinto con antelación suficiente para realizar una entrada escalonada a la sala.

La compra de las entradas supone la aceptación de las medidas implementadas por el centro cultural del Cabildo para hacer frente a la COVID-19, como el uso correcto de la mascarilla o la asistencia solo con convivientes. Las medidas al completo, así como el plan de contingencia certificado por AENOR, se pueden consultar en la web del Auditorio.

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In addition to this première, the performances from Chile, Colombia, Portugal and the Canary Islands will be shown in six municipalities

 

The theatre festival Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana (MEI) offers 12 performances in six municipalities of the island this week. Also, a world premiere of the Argentinian theatre play 'La cápsula, un viaje unipersonal' (The capsule, a one-man journey). Chile, Colombia, Portugal and the Canary Islands' performances will be hosted during this festival. This initiative by the Department of Culture of the Island Council is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga and organised through the Auditorio de Tenerife. The tickets for this third edition that concludes on 6 October are on sale at www.meitenerife.com.

This week MEI offers on the 18 and 19 September at 8:00 p.m. the world première that will be staged in Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna.  'La cápsula, un viaje unipersonal' (The capsule, a one-man journey) is written and directed by Diego Casado Rubio and featured by Nicolás Scarpino. It is the story of the man who returned to the moon. He is a giant storyteller of impossible and magical feats who has only one wish: to return to where he came from. According to the Argentinian company, this is not just another story; it contains an endless list of things to avoid in life.

This week's programme begins tomorrow [Tuesday 14] at 19:30 at the Teatro Príncipe Felipe in Tegueste with 'De ratones y hombres' (About mice and men), by the Colombian company Señor M (known as 4 Paredes because of the place where they perform in their country), directed by Manolo Orjuela. Based on a story by John Steinbeck, the play begins with two brothers, Colombian peasants, who travel through different regions looking for a better future. One is intelligent, and the other is not. One depends on the other until one of the two becomes a dangerous burden. The last show will be performed on Wednesday 15 at the Escuela Municipal de Música of Adeje.

Likewise, on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., the first performance of ‘Pescador’ (Seaman) will be staged at the Teatro El Sauzal. This is a puppet-play for adults of the Chilean company Silencio Blanco, and the show is premièred in Europe. The story delves into the intimate sensation of men working in solitary trades that were confronted with the immensity of nature. This work deals with those places that are now strange and even foreign to us. Puppets, elements and manipulators share a space where the actor's physical work and the manipulation of puppets take a new perspective to investigate and develop the poetics of the company. 'Pescador' (Seaman) can also be seen at the Teatro Timanfaya in Puerto de la Cruz on 17 and 18 September at 8:15 p.m.

During this edition, the Colombian company Señor M premiers in Europe the show 'Carta de una desconocida' (A letter from a strange woman) on Thursday 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Casa de la Cultura de La Esperanza, in El Rosario. This adaptation of the novel by Stefan Zweig is based on an unrequited love story. A man receives a letter from a woman. She tells him how she has loved him since she was a child. She used to watch him through her window and continued to love him throughout her life. It is a story of loneliness, pain, and hope with small happy moments. The play talks about women's privacy, time, hope, and love...It deals with how we construct and idealize ‘the other’ and relationships. It talks about those deep and silent loves that become idyllic and perfect. They live only in the lover's mind. 'Carta de una desconocida'(A letter from a strange woman) will also be performed this week at the Escuela de Música in Adeje on Sunday, 19 September at 8:00 p.m.

‘Perfect Match’ arrives from Portugal and will be staged on 17 and 18 in the Teatro El Sauzal at 8:00 p.m. This theatre piece proposes the importance of love and relationships in migratory movements. Those movements are often seen as a threat. This is a big contrast with the gentrification crisis that most of the European cities suffer while immigrants from rich countries - who often describe themselves as expatriates - arrive. How are these two groups received differently? How are love relationships marked and conditioned by migratory movements in Europe? These are the questions that the company Hotel Europa will be answering.

'Tesla/Edison', by the company Ángulo Producciones, closes this week's programme on Sunday, at 19:30, in the Teatro Príncipe Felipe de Tegueste. The play - with a script by the Canarian playwrights Quique and Yeray Bazo- begins when the inventor Nikola Tesla lives almost forgotten in a hotel room in New York during the last part of his life. Beset by debt, plagiarised and ill, he makes one last attempt to make history. An attempt that will be continually hampered by an unwanted visit: that of his rival Thomas Edison. On Monday there will be a school performance for the secondary school children of Tegueste, who already have a didactic guide in their classrooms to enjoy this play.

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El concierto del viernes [día 17] contará con la presencia de la violinista jamaicana Ellinor D’Melon como solista invitada, que se estrena en la Isla

 

La Sinfónica de Tenerife, proyecto que depende del área de Cultura del Cabildo que gestiona el consejero Enrique Arriaga, afronta el viernes [día 17], a partir de las 19:30 horas, la segunda cita de la temporada, tras el concierto inaugural ofrecido ayer en el Auditorio de Tenerife. La cita de la próxima semana contará con la presencia del norteamericano James Feddeck al frente de la orquesta y con la violinista jamaicana Ellinor D’Melon como solista invitada para interpretar un programa con obras de Mendelssohn y Chaikovsky.

Feddeck, que regresa dos años después a la temporada de la Sinfónica de Tenerife, ha diseñado un concierto que comienza con la obertura Las Hébridas, de Felix Mendelssohn (Hamburgo, 1809-Leipzig, 1847), una sonata de tres movimientos que tienen el origen de su composición en unas vacaciones que el autor pasó en Escocia y donde se sintió inspirado por la espectacularidad del paisaje de lava de La Gruta de Fingal.

A continuación, la orquesta afrontará el Concierto para violín y orquesta en Re mayor, de Chaikovsky (Votkinsk, 1840-San Petersburgo, 1893), donde contará con la participación de Ellinor D’Melon como solista que toca un violín Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini de 1743, cedido por un donante anónimo de Londres. La joven jamaicana se presenta por primera vez al lado de la Sinfónica de Tenerife. La obra de Chaikovsky, que tiene un desenlace pleno de habilidad y potencia por parte de la orquesta, surge en un periodo de recuperación mental del compositor, tras acumular diferentes acontecimientos duros en su vida, que incluyeron un intento de suicidio.

La segunda parte del concierto ofrece al público la oportunidad de escuchar la Sinfonía nº 4 en La mayor de Mendelssohn, conocida popularmente como la Italiana. Al igual que ocurre con Las Hébridas, la fuente de inspiración del compositor se origina en un viaje donde queda impactado por el paisaje y la vitalidad de las ciudades italianas.

James Feddeck nació en Nueva York, ganó el Premio de Dirección George Solti, el Premio de Dirección de Aspen, y fue Asistente de Dirección de la Orquesta de Cleveland. En las últimas temporadas ha dirigido formaciones europeas de primer nivel como la Sinfónica Radio Viena, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, la Filarmónica de la BBC, la Filarmónica de Estocolmo, la Filarmónica de Helsinki y la Sinfónica de Ciudad de Birmingham. En Norteamérica ha dirigido a las Sinfónicas de Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Toronto y Montreal.

Ellinor D’Melon nació en Jamaica, hija de padres cubanos, y comenzó a estudiar el violín a los dos años. A sus veinte años ya disfruta de una cada vez más importante carrera internacional, habiendo debutado bajo la batuta de directores tan respetados como Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Spivakov, Jaime Martin y Zakhar Bron. Sus compromisos de conciertos la han llevado a salas como la Philharmonie de Berlín, el Teatro Mariinsky de San Petersburgo, el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, el Concertgebouw en Amsterdam, la Philharmonie de Colonia, la Tonhalle de Zurich y la Sala Verdi de Milán. Se ha presentado también en los Festivales de Verbier, Gstaad, Schlesswig-Holstein, Olympus Musical, Interlarken Classics y Wieniawski, entre otros.

D’Melon obtuvo el Primer premio en la 'Debut Berlin' International Competition (2017, Berlin Philharmonie), el Primer premio y el Premio Especial a la Mejor interpretación de la pieza rusa contemporánea en la VIII Novosibirsk International Competition (2016, Rusia), el Virtuoso Award en la II Manhattan International Competition (2017, EEUU), y el Primer premio en la Wieniawski International Competition reservada para jóvenes violinistas (2012, Polonia).

Las entradas para este concierto se pueden adquirir hasta dos horas antes del comienzo en www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, en taquilla de Auditorio y de forma telefónica en el 902 317 327 de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas. Los asistentes deben llegar al recinto con antelación suficiente para realizar un acceso escalonado a la sala. La compra de las entradas supone la aceptación de las medidas implementadas por el centro cultural del Cabildo para hacer frente a la COVID-19. Las medidas al completo, así como el plan de contingencia certificado por AENOR, se pueden consultar en la web del Auditorio.

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According to Enrique Arriaga, the island's Minister of Culture, the cultural venue is the first in the sector of the Canary Islands to receive this quality certificate from AENOR and IQNet.

 

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. AENOR and IQNet have awarded it a quality certification for its environmental management system in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 14001:2015 standard. In this way, it proves its environmental corporate responsibility and is committed to improving its consumption levels. Arriaga stresses that "the Auditorio de Tenerife becomes the first stage in the Canary Islands to obtain this certification”.

According to Arriaga, "this is an important milestone for the Auditorio de Tenerife in its process of digital transformation and ecological transition. Its strategic plan for the coming years also incorporates the fulfilment of sustainable development objectives”.

The compliance with this international standard enables to systematise, in a simple way, the environmental aspects that each of the activities carried out by the organisation generates. It also promotes environmental protection and pollution prevention in a balanced perspective with socio-economic aspects.

The implementation of an environmental management system optimises how resources and waste are managed. The negative environmental impacts arising from the activity or those risks associated with one-off potential accidental situations are reduced. This system also enables the regular monitoring of environmental impacts. Furthermore, it encourages environmental protection and pollution prevention in a balanced and efficient manner.

This achievement makes the Auditorio de Tenerife more competitive in the field of international cultural institutions. It enhances the management innovation and productivity along with other administrative achievements, such as being the first stage in Spain to obtain an AENOR certified Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) programme against COVID-19.

The Auditorio de Tenerife promotes efficient resource use by setting specific targets to reduce, reuse and recycle. Likewise, it applies measurement and permanent monitoring systems. Some of the goals for 2022 are to reduce water and power consumption, to optimise how chemicals are consumed, and how their waste is managed, to reduce the use of paper-based signage and to minimise the use of office paper.

AENOR, the Spanish leader in certification, is a professional services organisation that identifies and helps to correct competitiveness gaps in companies, sectors and the economic fabric in general. It offers conformity assessment (certification, inspection and testing), training and information services to entities. 

IQNet is an international certification network founded in 1990 that comprises more than 40 certification bodies. Among other aspects, it accredits the quality, environmental friendliness and occupational health and safety of companies in several countries. It has over 200 branches worldwide and the group members are leading organisations in their country or region, as is the case of AENOR in Spain.

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The French organist and composer Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Bocinos presents the repertoire 'Con aroma francés'

 

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. This Sunday [12] at 12:00 p.m. it will offer the first organ concert of the season. The programme titled 'Con aroma francés' (With French Aroma) will be performed by the French organist and composer Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Bocinos in the Symphonic Hall. Its walls contain the 3,835 pipes of the instrument, unique in the world. 

Johann Sebastian Bach is the composer whose spirit presides over this concert. Marie-Bernardette Dufourcet, a French organist and composer, leads us from the full Baroque of the great organist-composer Nicolas de Grigny to the 21stcentury of a Basque Fandango composed by the Lebanese-French organist Naji Hakim. He is Messiaen's successor at the Trinité organ in Paris and one of the great current figures of organ creation.

Dufourcet's musical journey also includes unique works by Léon Boëllmann, such as the 3rd movement of his legendary Gothic Suite (1895), and music by Maurice Duruflé. To round up the concert, the program includes music by the complex and brilliant Charles-Marie Widor. To cap it all, Dufourcet garnishes this concert with her own score, her voice”.

Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Bocinos was born in Bayonne, France. Her family of Spanish descent includes musicians, painters, and poets. She holds a PhD in Musicology from the Sorbonne University and is Professor of Musicology at the University of Bordeaux. She is also a visiting professor in the music department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and collaborates with the CSIPM, directed by Dr. Begoña Lolo of the same university.

The Auditorium's organ was built by prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team. It is a 21st-century instrument that is unique not only because of its design, but also its sound and registration. The sounds are produced by 3,835 pipes that are housed in the walls of the emblematic Symphony Hall, which are controlled by the organist from on-stage through the console and the four keyboards that he can play.


Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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