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On Friday, 7 May at 6:30 pm, the Auditorium's project shares its experience through the return to this activity.

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a venue linked to the Island's Council Department of Culture that is managed by the island’s minister of culture, Enrique Arriaga. It organises a public event to show the results of the Natura programme as part of its dance project Danza en Comunidad. The participants will share their experiences on Friday, 7 May at 6:30 pm in the Casa de la Cultura in El Rosario. Admission is free until the venue is full. 

The dance project Danza en Comunidad resumed its 2021 activity with Natura, an initiative that offers a space to dance in contact with nature. This initiative has been developed with a dozen participants in different municipal areas of El Rosario. Friday's meeting is the closing event of the programme. The performance will be first shown to municipal senior citizens' groups. 

This exhibition will share the experiences of the last few weeks. During this time, outdoor work has been carried out in which the need for contact with nature has been poetically expressed through Haiku (Japanese poetry writing). These Japanese creations are characterised by their short length. Based on them, the groups have worked with the sensations they suggest bringing them to physical movement.

The project coordinator, Laura Marrero, explains that "from the first session, we realised each participant’s need to reconnect with nature, to introspect". Regarding the implementation of the health measures, the coordinator acknowledges that "it was difficult because it was new in our methodologies. However, the activity was worth being carried out. It gave the participants the chance to explore a much-needed introspection." 

The team of Danza en Comunidad is comprised of the following active professionals in the performing arts and social work: Carmen Macías, Tania Fernández, Cristina Marín and the project coordinator, Laura Marrero.

The project Danza en Comunidad has been developed by the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife since 2013. It resumed its activity with the collaboration of the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) through three actions: Natura, Training of Trainers and Misiva. These last two actions take place from April to July in several municipalities of the island. In all of them, the established preventive and hygienic measures against COVID-19 will be complied with. 

Danza en Comunidad aims to create different means and schedules to make dance available to any person, collective, group or association that needs to work with the tools of a dance professional. The main objective is to create a community that provides mediation and resources for dance and movement. All the information on this project is available on the web site www.auditoriodetenerife.com under the section Social Projects of the Educational and Social Area.

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The concert takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife this Friday, 7 May at 7:30 pm.

 

 

The Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. This new season’s concert unites two great composers, Dmitri Shostakovich and Edward Elgar, whose Symphony No. 9 and Symphony No. 2 will be performed respectively. Both works bear witness to and reflect the era in which they were created. The concert takes place this Friday, 7 May at 7:30 pm in the Auditorio de Tenerife and will be conducted by Antonio Méndez. 

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was considered one of the most popular composers of the mid-20th century. Through his music, the composer was a witness and a chronicler of a time when all artistic expressions were crucial for political power. Against this background, he became a controversial figure that had to show two faces: on the one hand, he was the first author to be trained under the umbrella of the new Soviet regime, exalted and distinguished. On the other hand, in the mid-1930s his career was marked by criticism, harsh calls for order and prohibition. 

His Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, op. 70 belongs to this period. When Shostakovich premiered it, it not only astonished the audience but also kindled the wrath of Stalin, as a grandiose score to celebrate victory at the end of World War II was expected to sound. Yet the result was the shortest and lightest of his 15 symphonies.

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was a musician associated with the optimism and opulence of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. His work is both ceremonial and sensitive, though steeped in the Germanic tradition. He wrote two symphonies and sketched a third, which he never completed. During the last fifteen years of his life his output declined, partly because, after the First World War, England had nothing to do with the place where he had grown up.

The Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, op. 63 reflects many sides of the composer's character: noble, introverted and confident. Then again, it was created at a time when Elgar was beginning to feel a deep disappointment with the society of his time. He began to write it in 1909 when strong tensions arose and led to the war. He intended to dedicate this symphony to King Edward VII during his lifetime, but the monarch passed away before it was finished. However, in the score there appeared a dedication to "his late Majesty, the King".

Antonio Méndez has been the main conductor of the OST since the 2018/2019 season. He is also one of the most requested and established conductors of his generation; this has enabled him to establish close links with the most important European orchestras. During his distinguished career, he has conducted international ensembles such as Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

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. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves" to enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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Next Sunday, the three ensembles will play during the sixth concert of the brass band season 'Primavera Musical'

 

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. This Sunday, 2 May, from 11:30, am, the Auditorium's Chamber Hall will host the sixth concert of the season Primavera Musical. On this occasion, the music bands AdejeNuestra Señora de Lourdes (Valle de Guerra) and El Salvador (La Matanza) will be playing. The tickets are sold out.

The Adeje ensemble, under the direction of Francisco José Flores, will open the concert with Aires del terruño, by Miguel Castillo; Señorita, by Shawn Mendez, Camila Cabello and arranged by Paul Murtha; ‘The New World Symphony’ by Anton Dvorak arranged by Andrew Ballent, to finish with ‘Accidentally in love’, by Adam Duritz and Michael Sweeny.

For their part and under the direction of Samuel Hernández, the music ensemble ‘Nuestra Señora de Lourdes’ will continue with the pasodoble Concha Manzana by Ferrer Ferrán; El camino real, by Alfred Reed and arranged by Robert Longfield, Bolero con mambo, by Agustín Lara and Tito Puente, arranged by Longfield and Brown.

The music band of La Matanza, ‘Sociedad Musical El Salvador’, will close the concert. Ismael Brajín will direct the ensemble during 'Air for Band' by Frank Erikson; 'The Returns of Vikings', by Bert Appertmont, and 'Four Winds', by Robert Sheldon.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, is planning for 36 ensembles to perform part of their repertoires at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The concerts will continue on 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on 13 June. On that last day, a morning session will be featured in the Chamber Hall and an afternoon concert will be given in the Symphony Hall. Performances in the Chamber Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. and those in the Symphony Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m.

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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This Friday's event will feature the Vicktorija Pilatovic Quartet, preceded by the pianist Franco Piccinno

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. Today, it celebrates ‘International Jazz Day’ with a concert by the ‘Vicktorija Pilatovic Quartet’, preceded by pianist Franco Piccinno. The event is sold out and takes place today Friday, 30 April 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium's Chamber Hall.

Viktorija Pilatovic is a Lithuanian artist, jazz singer and composer. She works for the music label "Inner Circle” and is currently a member of the Singing Department at Berklee Valencia and of several international jazz seminars, including the Global Music Foundation in London. During this concert, she will sing and play her compositions on the keyboard. The quartet is completed by Alberto Palau on piano, Ales Cesarini on double bass and Mariano Steimberg on drums.

Franco Piccinno is a pianist who stands out for his ecstatic and rarefied approach to music. In the last 20 years, he has performed with artists such as Famoudou Don Moyè (Art Ensemble of Chicago), Gilad Atzmon, Adam Rudolph, Raynald Colom, Torsten De Winkel, Marc Ayza, Kike Perdomo, Audun Waage, Torsten De Winkel, Giulia Valle, Francesco Bearzatti, Fabrizio Bosso, Giovanni Falzone and Tullio De Discopo.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". The measures implemented by the cultural centre of the Island Council to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with, are certified by AENOR and can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The violinist and soloist Arabella Steinbacher will perform during this concert that is sold out

 

 

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, Mr Enrique Arriaga. This Friday, 30 April from 19:30, the Auditorium will host a concert that is once again sold out, in which Jiri Rozen will make his debut at the helm of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. The German violinist, Arabella Steinbacher, will perform as a soloist in Antonin Dvorák's concerto for violin and orchestra. The programme is rounded up with Symphony number 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven 

Antonin Dvorák began the composition of this concerto in 1878, during his so-called Slavic period. He didn't finish the score until four years later when Frantisek Ondricek premiered it in Prague. Reminiscent of Brahms, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the score is remarkably dense, with the solo violin standing out from the first bars. Only in the last movement, Dvorák connects with his traditional folk vision, adding a joyful rondo similar to that of his Slavonic Dances or Sixth Symphony.

In 1812, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92, a triumphalist work with dizzying tempos that evoke the triumph of the British, Spanish and French Royalist armies over Napoleon Bonaparte. This work also culminates in a lively rondo. It demands from the orchestra to alternate treble and bass sounds, with sweeping fanfares. 

The Czech conductor Jiri Rozen makes his debut at the helm of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. During this season he will also conduct the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, MDR Leipzig, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the St. Gallen Symphony and the Slovak Sinfonietta. 

Rozen studied musical direction at different conservatories and universities in Prague, Salzburg, Hamburg, Zürich and Glasgow. In the latter, he won the position of Leverhulme Conducting Fellow. His professional credits include Assistant Conductor at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and he has performed at the BBC Proms and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Jiri Rozen has been a finalist of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition. His recent performances include those with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Poznan Philharmonic and Staatsorchester Kassel. 

In recent years, critics have recognised the German violinist Arabella Steinbacher as one of the international leading violinists. This recognition has earned her several awards and nominations, including a double ECHO Klassik. Steinbacher currently plays a Booth Stradivarius built in 1716 and is frequently invited by different ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra or the Orchestre National de France. 

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves and to enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept of 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 live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The three silver bands feature this new event of the "Primavera Musical" cycle

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the islands’ Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Sunday, 25 April from 11:30 am, the fifth concert of the Primavera Musical cycle will be held at the Auditorium's Chamber Hall with the bands "Filarmónica de Los Realejos", "Agrupación Musical de Arona" and "Nueva Unión" of Los Silos. Tickets for this concert are sold out.

The concert starts with Los Realejos ensemble under the direction of Adán Pérez. The ensemble will play three pieces: the pasodoble Amparito Roca, by Jaime Texidor; Gulliver’s Travels by Bert Appermont, and Queen in concert, arranged by Jay Bocook.

"Agrupación Musical de Arona" under the direction of José Luis Domínguez, features five pieces: El Barca, by Llano; Ateneo musical, by Mariano Puig; The cream of Eric Clapton, by Ron Sebregts; El fallero, by José Calixto Serrano, to finish with Hispánico, by Nuno Miguel Osorio.

"Nueva Unión" of Los Silos will be the last brass band to play during this Sunday concert under the direction of Juana Bolaños. The repertoire is comprised of Santander, by Ernesto Pérez Rosillo, Where eagles soar, by Steven Reineke, and Mount Everest, by Rossano Galante.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, is planning for 36 ensembles to perform part of their repertoires at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The concerts will continue on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on 13 June. On that last day, a morning session will be featured in the Chamber Hall and an afternoon concert will be given in the Symphony Hall. Performances in the Chamber Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. and those in the Symphony Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m.

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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This Saturday's concert at 7.30 p.m. features eleven new pieces with a wide range of instruments

 

 

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. This Saturday, 24 April at 19:30, the Auditorium will host a concert with creations by composition students of the Canary Islands’ Conservatory of Music. The programme is comprised of eleven new pieces that will be performed by students of the training centre. Admission is free. 

Arriaga stressed how important the relations with the island's educational institutions are. He also explained that "through these concerts, we give students the chance to live a real professional experience at the Auditorium and help them to start a career in the music world". Arriaga encourages the public to "get to know these young artists who can become great composers".

The concert opens with the creation “Estado de Amarla” (State to love her) (by Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez. The piece will be performed by Gabriel Díaz Santos on marimba, Elena García Seoane on tenor saxophone and Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez on electric bass. The next premier will be Alegatos (Pleadings), composed and conducted by Basilio Gómez Navarro and performed by Carmen González González González on oboe, Antonio Ramos Díaz on bassoon, Aday Olivero González on vibraphone and Mario Alessandro on cello.

It will be followed by Alma Impura (Impure Soul), by Aarón Rodríguez Pérez, piece that will be feature by the baritone Borja Miguel Molina Rodríguez and a string quartet by Alberto López Torrente (violin), Lidia Mirella Ramos Mesa (violin), Marina Montero Torres (viola) and Mario Astone (cello). The concert will continue with Dans la rue, acomposition by Jacob González Marrero that will be performed by the following woodwind quintet: Francisco Javier Lozano Cuéllar on bassoon, Caleb López González on clarinet, Ana María Muñoz Koniarska on horn, Víctor de la Fuente Brito on oboe and Antonella Vega Gutiérrez on flute.

The next composition will be Travesía a San Borondón (Voyage to St. Borondon) by Jonay Rodríguez González, performed by a brass quintet conducted by himself. The ensemble musicians will be Francisco José Rodríguez Afonso (trumpet I), Adexe Guillermo Alayón Mora (trumpet II), Susana Rodríguez Fariña (horn), Moisés del Rosario García (trombone) and Jesús Ignacio Lorenzo Santiago (tuba).

Felipe Ángel Hernández Ruiz will then present 4 x 3, a piece that will be performed by Carmen Delia Perdomo Amaral (flute), Antonella Vega Gutiérrez (flute) and Caleb López González (clarinet). It will be followed by Brighid, by Marta Hernández Yanes, brought to the stage by a Celtic trio consisting of herself on violin, Eva González Hernández on flute and piccolo, and a pre-recorded track.

The second score by Jacob González Marrero, Tim's dream, a piano solo, will then follow with Laura Paniagua Pérez on the piano. Tadeo Martin Ramos composed the piece Beren y Lúthien that will be performed by the singer María del Pilar Martín Ramos.

Adrián Denis Oliva Rodríguez premieres Juana, performed by himself on guitar with Jonay Rodríguez González as a reciter. Lobo Hernández closes the concert with Consequence, a digital creation that features the Venezuelan cuatro, silbo canario (whistling language), soprano, tenor, piano, cello, double bass and percussion, with Elide Fabbretti as the dancer on stage.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". You will then be asked for your personal data in order to comply with the guidelines of the health authorities. Once the show has begun, it will not be possible to leave the hall until the end of the show. By accessing the hall, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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Enrique Arriaga explains that this production "will take us to a chessboard with castles and dragons"

 

 

Auditorio de Tenerife presents the opera Rinaldo adapted as a fantasy show for the family audience. The show details were announced by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga; the stage director, Stefania Panighini and the musical director, Giovanni Paganelli. In addition to the performances on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of April, which are already sold out, an extraordinary session has been organised that will be attended by 210 schoolchildren from schools in Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Arafo. 

As Arriaga assured, "opera as a genre leaves no one indifferent, and we add spectators with each performance". "This production by the Auditorio de Tenerife will take us to a life-size chess board with castles and dragons," said the minister, who considers that the cultural proposal of the Island Council is "a synonym of safety". Finally, Mr Arriaga wished "that all those who come to see the performances really enjoy this family event".

Stefania Panighini declared that "considering the health situation we are experiencing, it is very important to be working in this production because Spain is one of the few European countries that has continued to work internationally". The stage director also said that, "in the case of Italy, the theatres were closed in November and have not reopened yet. That is a long time without work and culture". "Children were the great ignored in this pandemic, as we took a year off their leisure lives. This production is focused on children and on their emotions," explained Panighini, who returned to work in Tenerife after Hänsel und Gretel (2019) and Rinaldo (2016).

Giovanni Paganelli agreed with Enrique Arriaga's statement, adding that "opera does not leave you indifferent because it speaks of our life, of everyone's life". The maestro analysed that "this baroque opera covers many emotions: humour, astonishment, nostalgia, the will to transgress and the most beautiful cry for freedom that can exist in the opera world: when Almirena was taken prisoner and sings Lascia ch'io pianga, she shows that they might be able to control her body but never her desire for freedom". "I've seen one-year-old children thrilled by this moment, moved by the energy of music composed more than 300 years ago," Paganelli said.

Produced by Opera de Tenerife, Rinaldo was premièred in 2016 and scheduled to be performed again in April 2020. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Leo Martínez designed the costumes in steampunk aesthetics, and Hugo Carugatti is in charge of the lighting. 

The voices that will embody these fantasy characters will be: mezzo-soprano Aurora Faggioli (Rinaldo, the knight), sopranos Beatriz de Sousa (Almirena, Goffredo's daughter) and Gloria Giurgola (Armida, sorceress), mezzo-soprano Silvia Zorita (Goffredo, Christian captain), baritone Pablo Gálvez (Argante, king of Jerusalem) and tenor Jorge Franco (Eustazio, Goffredo's brother).

The framework of this story is a fantasy chessboard. The evil sorceress Armida abducts Almirena, daughter of King Goffredo, to distract her betrothed Rinaldo, a famous knight. Fiery battles, spells and beautiful melodies such as the famous Lascia ch'io pianga make this show to be an experience for all audiences.

This three-act Baroque opera is one of Handel's best known. The Italian libretto by Giacomo Rossi is inspired by the poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Torquato Tasso). It was premiered on 24 February 1711 at the Queen's Theatre in Haymarket, London.

Opera de Tenerife's family programme offers lyrical titles adapted to the youngest ones to be enjoyed by a family audience. The initiative thus reinforces Opera de Tenerife's commitment to creating new audiences and raising awareness of the performing arts.

Each year one performance is chosen and adapted to a format lasting approximately 70 minutes. Reducing the time neither means limiting the expression nor the author's original message, which is reinforced by the information material delivered to the audience when entering the hall.

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From April to July, the Auditorio de Tenerife relaunches this artistic and social project to develop the initiatives ‘Natura’, ‘Formación a formadores’and ‘Misiva’

 

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. Its programme Danza en Comunidad (Dance in Community) resumes its face-to-face activity with the initiatives NaturaFormación a formadores (Training of Trainers) and Misiva (Missive), which will take place in several municipalities of the island from April to July in compliance with the established COVID-19 prevention and hygiene measures.

The first initiative, Natura, offers a context to dance in contact with nature. This action has already started and runs until 7 May in El Chorrillo, El Rosario. The first part takes place on the path of the pirate Amaro Pargo and the second part in the Casa de la Juventud (Youth House). On the last day, an exhibition takes place at 5:00 pm in Casa de la Cultura of El Rosario to show the results of this experiment with the body and senses. 

From 10 May to 4 June, the Centro Cultural of El Portezuelo, Tegueste, will host the second initiative called Formación a formadores (Training of Trainers), a health and creative workshop that seeks to foster wellbeing and creativity. It has been designed for people who work with groups and communities related to Dance in Community and also for professionals who work in social education, psychology, care, facilitation, accompaniment, educational community members and working groups. Special emphasis will be placed on the subject Performing Arts taught in the 4th year of Compulsory Secondary Education.

Finally, the third initiative called Misiva (Missive) will run from 1 June to 30 July. This cross-generational proposal starts with letters written by participants themselves for people of older and younger ages as creative inspirations. This programme involves people who are in prison Tenerife II, in the Educational Internment Centre for Young Offenders (CIEMI) in Valle Tabares, and the Padre Laraña Association. This project aims to pay tribute to the wisdom and life experiences of older people. 

Danza en Comunidad is a project fostered by the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. It aims to create different means and schedules to make dance available to any person, collective, group or association that needs to work with the tools of a dance professional. The main objective is to create a community that provides mediation and resources for dance and movement. Considering these artistic commitments, the team is comprised of performing arts professionals and social workers. All the information on this project is available on the web site www.auditoriodetenerife.com under the section Social Projects of the Educational and Social Area.

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The concert takes place on Tuesday, 20 April at 7:30 pm at the Chamber Hall. The tickets already sold out.

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, 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, offers a concert that pays tribute to the Spanish composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Next Tuesday, 20 April at 7:30 pm, the pianist Javier Negrín will perform the programme "Escenas románticas" (Romantic Scenes) at the Auditorium’s Chamber Hall. The tickets are already sold out.

The Tenerife-born musician pays tribute to the Spanish composer with this monographic recital. Considered as one of his most outstanding performers today, Negrín has played the complete Goyescas suite over 30 times all over the world. He is currently recording all Granados’ piano pieces for the American record label Odradek Records.

Granados' style combines Schumann's and Chopin's great romantic tradition with the so-called musical nationalism, a very important influence towards the end of the 19th century. Spanish classical and romantic periods held an irresistible attraction for Granados, who was especially influenced by Madrid cultural movements.

He admired Goya, the atmosphere of Madrid during the 18th century and the world of the tonadilla-popular song. The latter inspired his most brilliant compositions, including the Goyescas suite (1911- 1913), a true masterpiece of Spanish and universal pianism. During this recital, Negrín will also play the famous piece Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor (The Maiden and the Nightingale), full of pain and melancholy, and El pelele (The straw man), a brilliant Goyaesque scene.

In 1904 and only a few years before composing the suite Goyescas, the author composed a far-reaching Spanish piano piece called Allegro de Concierto, which was a winning work during the Composition Competition organised by Tomás Bretón. His intention was to include it as part of the final year piano exams at the Madrid Conservatory. It is brilliant, difficult, moving and colourful. The romantic influence and its spirit of gallantry already show an incipient Goyaesque character.

The Valses Poéticos (Poetic Waltzes) is a youthful work that he composed during his stay in Paris (1886-1887). This delightful collection of seven short waltzes comprise a single piece that is influenced by the great Spanish Romanticism; it evokes elegance, great refinement and evidences his sublime musical composition skills. This composition shows an evident influence of Robert Schumann.

One of the most beautiful and passionate pieces written in 1904 by Granados, “Escenas románticas” (Romantic Scenes), gives name to this repertoire and will be its highlight. It is one of his most significant pieces, and it was frequently performed by the Catalan composer during his recitals; it allowed him to display his great expressiveness and extraordinary feeling.

It is not a coincidence that he dedicated this work to his pupil, María Oliveró. Granados composed the work inspired by the short affair he had with this young woman. Many scenes evoke tenderness, excitement and passion with no need to explain or confirm which inspiration gave rise to them. It is said that his wife, Amparo, knew what these Romantic Scenesmeant and forbade him to play them again. The piece truly reflects his extreme poetry and melodic inspiration that has remained for posterity.

The pianist Javier Negrín made his debut at London's Wigmore Hall in 2004. He has developed a solid career as a soloist and chamber musician thereafter and played in important European, American and Asian venues. Negrín was a prizewinner at the Royal College of Music in London, where he also obtained a Junior Fellowship. He has been honoured with many awards, including best performances of Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Ravel and virtuoso studies. He has been mainly influenced by Yonty Solomon (a pupil of Myra Hess) and Armando Alfonso, son of the pianist Javier Alfonso, and more recently by Howard Shelley and Joaquín Achúcarro.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves".  The measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance to the event only with people you live with, are certified by AENOR and can be checked at the Auditorium’s website.

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The cellist Pablo Ferrández, this season's resident artist, is the soloist in a programme to be conducted by Perry So.

 

 

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. This Friday 16 April from 19:30 on, the Auditorium will host a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife (OST) in which the orchestra will perform a Russian music repertoire with compositions by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Borodin. On this occasion, the ensemble will be conducted by Perry So. The cellist Pablo Ferrández, resident soloist during this season, will feature for the second time.

The programme begins with Eight Instrumental miniatures, by Igor Stravinsky, a piece included for the first time in the repertoire of the OST. The concert will continue with The Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra, op. 33 by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, in which Pablo Ferrández will take part. To finish, the orchestra will perform Symphony No. 2 in B minor (Heroic Symphony) by Alexander Borodin. 

Igor Stravinsky composed Eight Instrumental Miniatures in 1962, an arrangement of his work Les cinq doigts (The Five Fingers) for 15 instruments, a piece that he had created forty years before. The score begins with a childlike melody marked by an orchestra's rich sound that will be repeated throughout the score.

The Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra, op. 33 is a work in which Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky pays homage to the grace and lightness of eighteenth-century music. The rococo composition led by the cello, demands great technical virtuosity from the soloist, a role that will be featured this Friday by the Madrid-born cellist Pablo Ferrández.

Over a period of seven years and intermittently, Alexander Borodin composed his Symphony No. 2 in B minor (Heroic Symphony). This composition reveals his Slavic musical influence in which he shows his talent to treat instrumental voices and contrasts with a great sense of timbre or colour and dynamism.

Conductor Perry So returns to lead the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife after his last appearance in October 2017. The Hong Kong conductor has been assistant to Edo de Waart, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Lorin Maazel or John Adams and has worked at the head of different orchestras in Cleveland, Minnesota, Houston, Detroit, New Jersey, Nuremberg, Israel or Shanghai.

In April 2008, Perry So received both the First and Special Prize at the Fifth International Prokofiev Conducting Competition in Saint Petersburg. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra was awarded the Diapason d'Or in January 2012 for So’s recording of the Barber and Korngold violin concertos with Alexander Gilman. He has been a frequent guest both at Walt Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl following his stint as an inaugural Dudamel Conducting Fellow of Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also led the Hong Kong Philharmonic in the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.

Cellist Pablo Ferrández, artist-in-residence of the OST during the 2020/2021 season, will be making his second appearance with the Tenerife's ensemble this year. The Madrid-born musician was recognised at the Fifteenth International Tchaikovsky Competition. He was awarded the coveted ICMA “Young Artist of the Year”, and in 2018 he won the Princess of Girona Award for his "exceptional talent and international projection".

Recent highlights include the débuts at the Hollywood Bowl with Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Bayersichen Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra and the collaboration of Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Brahms Double Concerto and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Madrid and Oxford; besides his début with Bamberg Symphony, it is also worthwhile to mention his musical collaboration with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Khatia Buniatishvili and the London Philharmonic playing the Triple Concerto by Beethoven.

Ferrández has also played with Filarmonica della Scala under R. Chailly, Mahler Chamber Orchestra under D. Gatti, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Düsseldorf Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie, Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale RAI, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Spanish National Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra or Orquesta Sinfónica de les Illes Balears.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves” to enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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As part of the Reside programme, Auditorio de Tenerife organizes in collaboration with the INAEM, a new artist in residence by the Valencia-born artist Sandra Gómez. Her contemporary dance proposal called "Cartografía de la soledad" ("A map of aloneness") is part of the research project "Solo los solos" ("Singularly singles"). This project aims to deal with the theme of aloneness and solos in contemporary dance in terms of stage practice.

"Cartografía de la soledad” (“A map of aloneness”) proposes a series of individual interviews with current choreographers who have worked ‘solo;’ it examines the reasons that brought them to do so, as well as their circumstances, contexts, and artistic approaches with the aim of finding common elements. The interviews will be recorded, creating a file that will be available to be viewed and/or listened to from a personal website. In the future, this material could be part of a stage piece as video installation art.

In choreographic terms, in the future there will be a practice of movement (a solo) resulting from the different artistic concerns of those interviewed who have passed the personal filter of Sandra Gómez.

Therefore, 15 choreographers or artists who have practised their art in solitude are being called; bodies belonging to the official and non-official history of contemporary dance, like a map of aloneness.

REGISTRATION: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 922 56 86 00 Ext. 219/104.

The selected candidates will be previously interviewed by Sandra Gómez to gather the necessary information on the artistic and aesthetic profiles of each participant. The in residence takes place from 26 April to 7 May in the hall "Sala Oval Castillo" at the Auditorio de Tenerife. As they are individual interviews, a prior schedule of participation will be established amongst the participants.

On 7 May at 11:00 a.m., a final encounter will take place at the "Sala Puerto" of Auditorio de Tenerife. To participate, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (limited places)

SANDRA GÓMEZ.  Choreographer and performer. She has extensive training in contemporary dance and holds a Master in Artistic Production, specialising in Contemporary Thought and Visual Culture (Fine Arts Department of the Valencia Polytechnic University). She also holds an Undergraduate Degree from the Higher Centre for Dramatic Art Studies of Valencia.

From 2001 to 2012, she worked as a creator with the LOSQUEQUEDAN collective on several projects displayed at different national fairs and festivals.

Since 2012, she has been working independently on projects that focus on the body and movement:

"Bailar al sonido" (“Dance the sound”) (Valencia, 2021), “Volumen 2” (“Volume 2”) (Valencia, 2020), "Preludio y fuga" (“Prelude and fugue”) (Valencia, 2019), "Tot per l ́aire" (BAD, Bilbao, 2018), "Heartbeat" (Valencia, 2017), "No soy yo" (It's not me") (Valencia, 2016), "Tentativa" ("Tentative") and "Guests" (Valencia, 2016-2014), "The love thing piece" (Madrid, 2013) and "Tentativa" ("Tentative") (Valencia, 2012).

This research was part of the “Autonomía y Complejidad” (“Autonomy and Complexity”) project organised by ARTEA, and Gómez was part of the working team at CETAE (the Centre for Cross-Cutting Studies Applied to the Stage and directed by Carolina Boluda. She has also participated in the project "Misión divina" ("Divine mission") coordinated by Ana Buitrago, Oscar Dasí and Sergi Faustino. She conceived and coordinated the Maneras de hacer (“Ways of Doing”) project and edited the book entitled, “Mejor libro de danza del mundo. Imaginarios sobre danza y otros asuntos” (“The Best Book on Dance in the World: Thoughts on Dance and Other Matters”) – a book which came out of this, her most recent project.

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