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Cabildo de Tenerife opens a new call for artists and groups who reach or have reached a business agreement at any of the MAPAS events, [Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur], to apply for a travel bursary to help them pay for their journey.

These travel bursaries are only valid for professionals or companies who are legally and physically established in Tenerife. The deadline to apply is open permanently or until the amount allotted is spent.

This is the second time Tenerife artists have access to these travel bursaries, which are complementary to other existing programmes with the same aims to encourage exterior mobility of Tenerife groups that reach hiring agreements at MAPAS. It is attractive for a programmer to negotiate with an artist or group whose travel expenses are already partially covered.  

Applications must be made through the online form that is available on www.mapasmercadocultural.com. The requirements to benefit from this aid is to have already requested programmes for the same aim to the other institutions which offer similar schemes, both Canarian and /or State, such as Canarias Crea, INAEM, etc., provided that they are within the deadline established; applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the activity is due to start and must attach a letter of invitation, contract or registration acceptance as proof of your participation in a cultural event outside the Canary Islands as a result of a business deal done at MAPAS. However, projects whose specific complexity or characteristics do not strictly meet the conditions established in the regulations will also be evaluated.

The global amount available for this scheme is 80,000 euros to cover travelling from any of Tenerife airports to the train station or bus stop closest to the place where the activity is to be done and returning to the island.

The travel bursary can be used by up to 6 people per artistic group and up to 4 journeys per year, with a maximum of two international journeys. The scheme established a contribution capped at 1,500 euros per person if travelling to American, Asian countries or South Africa; 1,400 euros per person if travelling to Africa, the Middle East or Russia; 600 euros for Europe and Northern Africa; and 300 euros for journeys within Spain. A maximum amount of 3,000 euros is also available to transport scenography and/or production elements.

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The Canarian interpreters Esther Ropón and Laura Gordo present their new record of two pianos in concert From East to West, recorded at Sala de Cámara in Auditorio de Tenerife last February. The recital, to take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, the 27 at Sala de Cámara, features the main pieces for two pianos from the 1940s and 50s composed by Copland, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Bernstein.

The harmonic variety, timbre and colour of the music of this period can be appreciated by two pianos playing live. The cultural revolution brought by the Second World War and the post-war years meant the rebirth of classical music thanks to new sources of popular inspiration, influenced by deeply-rooted folklore and the new jazz and blues trends. These are harmonies which greatly enriched the musical language of these restless decades.

Tickets are available at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from  10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday except holidays; on www.auditoriodetenerife.com  or calling 902 317 327.

Billy the Kid or, as named by the composer, The Open Prairie is a ballet that is presented here for two pianos as arranged by the composer himself, Aaron Copland. Esther Ropón explains that “this great musical activist evokes images from the far west including caravans and carts transported by a powerful march and a great display of melodies and polyrhythms which recall cowboy scenes”.

However, “under this apparent western, there is a harmony that is strongly influenced by Stravinsky at its most Parisian style, who a few years later, premiered in Paris his Sonata for two pianos, inspired by popular melodies with sharp counterpoints”, the pianist explains. The piece, which was originally conceived for one piano, follows the traditional sonata pattern in three movements, altered by a theme of variations in its second movement which grants the work a marked choral character.

A few years later, in 1953, Shostakovich created his Concertino for two pianos, a piece that has clear nationalist influences, in which the melody plays a leading role with popular dancers taken from Russian folklore. Ropón reflects: “if in the East, Shostakovich gave up his experimental years (a year later he was named artist of the people),  on the other side of the globe, Leonard Bernstein created, under his particular vision of music for everyone, one of the most emblematic American pieces of the 20th century: West Side Story”.

This is a piece of theatrical music that would later lead to his Suite for Symphonic Dances, adapted for this concert for two pianos by composer John Musto. Bebop melodies, Latin rhythms, influences from jazz and blues come together in this love story with a tragic ending. “It’s a masterpiece in a bold language, which has been masterfully brought to the adaptation for two pianos we are presenting in this programme”, declares the pianist.

Tenerife-born Esther Ropón studied in the Canary Islands, Barcelona and Berlin. A pianist and teacher at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Tenerife, she is also a cultural manager and researcher. She is currently doing her doctorate at the Universidad de Girona, under the research programme UNESCO Chair on Cultural Policies and Cooperation.

Laura Gordo was born in Gran Canaria. She has been accompanying piano teacher at Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife since 2011. She combines teaching and artistic activities as she gives chamber music concerts and participates as a pianist in different music festivals in Spain.

The performers set up their duo in 2013 with the aim of looking into the repertoire of the 20th century for two pianos and four hands.

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One more year, Ópera de Tenerife joins in the celebration of the European Opera Day on 24 April. Different activities will be held at Auditorio de Tenerife, including showing the process of producing an opera, the pre-general rehearsal and informative talks about opera.

The programme, organised by Ópera de Tenerife, starts with the visit of students of Degree in Spanish: Language and Literature of La Laguna University to a talk in which they will learn about the historical context, composer and plot of Hänsel and Gretel. After the talk, they will join Club Ópera subscribers to watch the pre-general rehearsal of this opera at Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife.

In the afternoon, we are welcoming different small groups on a guided tour of the production process of The Traviata, to be performed in May under the Ópera Pocket programme, in two municipalities of the island: Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz. Theatre students will have the chance to visit Sala de Cámara, the costume and make-up workshops, apart from watching live the staging work done by its director, Alejandro Abrante.

Ópera de Tenerife is also offering other activities like “Primavera Violeta”, a series of talks on male-centred culture and musical expression from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. The talk is taking place on Thursday, 25th at 6:30 pm, in Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and is entitled Las vanguardias tienen nombre de mujer [Vanguards have a woman’s name] by Lydia Vázquez, professor of French Philology at the University of the Basque Country.

Finally, in Puerto de la Cruz, the exhibition “The Traviata, public virtues, hidden vices” is opened to the public until 20th May. You can learn about the process of opera production including original costumes and a series of panels where different tasks are explained: make up, tailoring, costume fittings and stage design. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 02:00 pm in the patio of the former Casa Rahn.

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The production is part of the Ópera en Familia programme and has Stefania Panighini as stage director

Ópera de Tenerife presents today, Monday, the 22nd, the production , by Humperdinck, to be performed at Sala Sinfónica on Saturday, the 27th at 06:00 pm and Sunday, the 28th at 12:00 noon, under the Ópera en Familia format. This singspiel deals with the fight between good and evil and also with the passing from childhood to maturity of the siblings. The details were revealed by the Island Director for Culture, José Luis Rivero, and stage director Stefania Panighini, at an event also attended by the singers who are performing in this production.

Ópera en Familia is an Ópera de Tenerife initiative which adapts a title for younger audiences every season. Thus, the principles and values of this art are made available to the young while they also become aware of other cultural projects carried out by Ópera de Tenerife, all of which are under the Tenerife 2030 strategy. This performance is part of Auditorio de Tenerife’s Educational and Social Area, with the collaboration of Fundación Cepsa and Obra Social “la Caixa”.

José Luis Rivero highlighted that this production “revisits the classic by Humperdinck, which was a sensation when it was premiered in 2015, including a great cast for this family opera, many of whom are old friends and familiar faces to Ópera de Tenerife, like the stage director, who is doing her third title with us”. In Rivero’s view, Ópera en familia is “a very special project, a fundamental title in the season with which we try to convey this universal language to the audience, families, from children to grandparents, to do away with the prejudices about the opera being an elitist art”.

Also, the island director explained that “apart from the school performance, we offer two more performances at the weekend, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The idea is for families to be able to come to this opera dealing with current issues experienced by present-day families and approached in a very modern style”. Finally, José Luis Rivero thanked Fundación Cepsa and Obra Social “la Caixa”, which collaborate with the Educational and Social Area of Auditorio de Tenerife, because “without them, it’d be far more difficult to establish the programme”.

Stefania Panighini thanked Ópera de Tenerife “for bringing me here again, it’s like coming back home”, she admitted, as she reflected on the duty of art: “theatre and opera are made for entertainment but it sometimes involves other duties, like making us think about the important issues of life”. Panighini said that Hansel and Gretel is about a journey, “one of the most important journeys in life, the passing from childhood to adolescence, especially for our protagonists, who live in poverty. Although whatever the economic and social conditions of a child, they all share one thing in common: dreaming”. So, the director has set the place where the heroes get lost on the outskirts of a city instead of a forest. A wall full of graffiti leads to a world full of colour, fantasy and sweets.

Hänsel und Gretel is a three-act opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. This is an 80-minute adaptation with libretto by Adelheide Wette, the composer’s sister, based on a tale by the Grimm brothers. The opera was premiered on 28 December 1893 at Hoftheater in Weimar, Germany, under the baton of Richard Strauss. Although the duration of the work is reduced, the original message of the author remains untouched, and will also be reinforced by informative material handed out at the door to the auditorium. The texts have been translated into Spanish and the musical parts are kept in German with subtitles on a screen. 

This is the third time stage director Stefania Panighini works at Ópera de Tenerife, after Hänsel and Gretel (Humperdinck) in 2015 and Rinaldo (Handel) in 2016. She transports us to a world of asphalt and graffiti full of dangers for the two kids, who fall asleep in the street and a dream leads them to a magical portal behind a wall. We are at a stage design that is permeated with the asphyxiating atmosphere of a large modern city.

Rubén Sánchez-Vieco is in charge of the musical direction and he will lead Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife. The cast includes Aurora Faggioli (mezzo soprano), Inés Lorans (soprano), David Astorga (tenor), Silvia Zorita (mezzo soprano), Fernando García-Campero (baritone) and Elvira Padrino (soprano). Costume design is by Leo Martínez, in his tenth production for Ópera de Tenerife after his well-liked work in the musicals Sunset BoulevardJesucristo Superstar and Evita.

The performance on Saturday, 27 April is at 6:00 pm and on Sunday, 28th at 12:00 noon at Sala Sinfónica of Auditorio de Tenerife. Tickets for this Ópera de Tenerife show can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; on the internet on auditorio website or calling 902 317 327.

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VI Concurso Internacional de Canto de Ópera de Tenerife

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El Cabildo de Tenerife, a través de Ópera de Tenerife, abre la convocatoria del VI Concurso Internacional de Canto Ópera de Tenerife, que se celebrará en el Auditorio de Tenerife del 30 de junio al 3 de julio y que concluirá con el concierto de los galardonados, acompañado por el Maestro Dario Tondelli, que se realizará el jueves 4 de julio a las 19:30 horas en la Sala de Cámara.

Cualquier cantante, con independencia de su nacionalidad, nacido a partir del 1 de enero de 1979, podrá presentarse a este certamen que nace con el objetivo de convertirse en un puente hacia un desarrollo profesional de mayor éxito y nivel artístico. Antes de la inscripción deberá leer detenidamente las bases y enviar los formularios de inscripción a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. antes de las 13:00 horas del 25 de junio 2019.

Los concursantes deberán preparar cinco arias de libre elección, si optan para competir por el Premio María Orán, deberán además, preparar dos arias del repertorio de zarzuela. Las arias se cantarán de memoria y el programa elegido no podrá cambiarse una vez que sea admitido por el Comité Organizador del Concurso. En esta convocatoria podrán concurrir los siguientes tipos de voz: soprano, mezzosoprano, contralto, contratenor, tenor, barítono, bajo-barítono o bajo.

Fase eliminatoria: 30 de junio y 1 de julio de 2019

Fase semifinal: 2 de julio de 2019

Fase Final: 3 de julio  de 2019

Concierto de Galardonados: 4 de julio 2019

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EXTENDED THE DEADLINE UNTIL TUESDAY 25 JUNE AT 13:00 HOURS

Opera de Tenerife opens the call for the VI International Singing Competition Ópera de Tenerife, which will be held in the Auditorium of Tenerife from June 30 to July 3 and will conclude with the Concert of the winners, accompanied by Maestro Dario Tondelli, to be held on Thursday July 4 at 19:30 pm in the Chamber Hall.

Any singer, regardless of nationality, born starting with January 1, 1979, may participate in this festival that is conceived with the aim of becoming a bridge to a professional development of greater success and artistic level. Before registering, you must read the rules carefully and send the registration forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 13:00 on June 25, 2019.

Singers must prepare five arias of their own choice, if they choose to compete for the María Orán Prize, they must also prepare two arias from the zarzuela repertoire. The arias will be performed by heart  and the programme selected will not be changed once it has been accepted by the Competition Organising Committee. The following types of voices may be heard in this competition: soprano, mezzo-soprano, contralto, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone or bass.

Qualifying Phase:  June 30 and July 1, 2019   

Semi-final Phase:   2 July 2019

Final Phase: July 3, 2019

Awards Concert: July 4, 2019

 

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Cabildo de Tenerife, through Auditorio de Tenerife, and Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme present for the second year in a row a programme of courses for technical students and professionals in performing arts shows. The island director for Culture, José Luis Rivero, and the director of Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme, Esther Martel Gil, revealed the details of this training scheme to take place from May to June.

José Luis Rivero explained that “at Distrito de las Artes and in line with Tenerife 2030 we wish to offer training in the creative industries pursuing a double goal: education and employability”. “The collaboration of schools, like CEIP César Manrique, is most important, as they not only provide students but also the spaces and technical resources necessary to give some of the courses”, he added. To José Luis Rivero “public-private co-operation is fundamental and thanks to the agreement with Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme we can offer more affordable prices”.

For her part, Esther Martel Gil admitted that “the course last year was a success”. “Our challenge was to improve the employability and qualification of our technicians and students giving them the opportunity to learn with high-level teachers”. Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme’s director shared her “satisfaction for meeting students’ expectations”. Esther Martel Gil said that some students of the first courses have improved their work conditions, have provided means to save costs and time in the performance of their job and some have even started their own businesses.

After the success last year and in answer to the needs conveyed by the sector, an offer has been set up to continue in the same line, which consists of three 40-hour courses on the most widely-used computer programmes in the creation and production of live shows (Autocad, Wysiwyg and Qlab) plus one 25-hour course on the connection of electronic devices (Redes). The number of places for these intensive courses is reduced and their goal is to improve the skills and specialisation of the participants.

Last year the course addressed the first level of the Wysiwyg and Qlab programmes, this year we are tackling the second degree of difficulty in order to further the specialisation of participants. The training school specialising in design, lighting and new technologies for shows DiiVANT will give a certificate at the end of both courses.

With the aim of improving the employability and skills of these Canarian professionals the courses feature speakers and teachers specialising in the different subjects offered. They will take place at Auditorio de Tenerife and at CEIP César Manrique, which is providing the technical, material and human resources needed for a successful course.

Thanks to the collaboration of Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme, courses can be offered at a reduced price, so that professionals pay 60 euros plus IGIC and students 30 euros plus IGIC, per person and course. You can enrol on Auditorio website  www.auditoriodetenerife.com, in the Training subsection of the Educational and Social area here.

Auditorio de Tenerife is currently carrying out a large number of projects that turn it into the largest centres of show production in the Canary Islands, as Cabildo de Tenerife has entrusted them with the production of a great part of its Strategy for the Performing Arts on the island, including the management of the Instituto de Artes Escénicas de Tenerife.

This growing activity gives rise to the need of having more qualified professionals and it is in the technical departments where it is more difficult to find specialised staff. That is why we have opted for setting up our own training programme with the aim of covering the lack of professionals specialising in this area in the Canaries.

The first course, taught by architect Luzan Oramas de La Concha, is Autocad Level 1, a programme applied to stage design and the setting up of shows in different auditoriums. It will take place from 6 to 10 May from 08:00 am to 3:00 pm at Sala Oval Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife.

The Redes Level 1 course is taught by electronic engineer Hugo Gabriel, and will be held from 27 to 31 May, from 09:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Sala Oval Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife. The course deals with setting up, creating and using computer wireless networks applied to shows.

From 10 to 14 June, from 08:00 am to 03:00 pm, at Sala Oval Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife the course in Wysiwyg Nivel 2. Luis Perdiguero, who has worked in technical direction, stage and lighting design in theatres since 1990, will further the knowledge of students on this programme to design and light for the performing arts.

Finally, CEIP César Manrique will once again welcome composer Mariano García, to teach the second level of Qlab, from 18 to 22 June, from 08:00 am to 03:00 pm. This programme is used to control lighting, sound and video in live shows.

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The language of the French Baroque viola da gamba will sound on Sunday, 21st at 12:00 noon at Sala de Cámara in Auditorio de Tenerife. La voix de la viole will be played by the La Bellemont ensemble as part of the second season of  Festival de Música Antigua de Tenerife (Fimante) [Tenerife Early Music Festival].

The concert features music by Marin Marais and other contemporary composers of 18th century France, the time when this instrument reached its maximum splendour.

Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, except holidays, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com  or calling 902 317 327.

Marin Marais published five books for viola containing over five hundred pieces. In them, according to Fimante artistic director, Conrado Álvarez, “he takes the heritage of his predecessors one step further to the point of giving basse de viole a transcendental dimension as the ideal instrument to imitate the inflections of the human voice and express the feelings and passions of the soul”.

Pièces de Caractère, a musical form that was first used in France in the early 18th century, are independent compositions of varying duration and structure, their main feature being they are descriptive pieces which can depict a person, an object, a situation, or a specific mood.

La Muzette recalls, through its incessant pedal on A, the sound of bagpipes and cornamuses. With Le Labyrinth, the French composer builds a story about the journey of a character who is lost in the Versailles maze. The Tombeau pour Mr de Saint Colombe is an example of a musical form that is widely used in the French repertoire and whose goal is to describe and link the virtues of a deceased person, as well as delve into the grief of losing this individual who was relevant in the life of the composer, maestro de Marais. 

The fame attained by Couperin and the high esteem he enjoyed among contemporary musicians led to many of his pieces being transcribed for other instruments. So, Les Bergeries is a composition by Couperin for the harpsichord that Robert de Visée transcribed for the theorbo, continuing a very common practice at the time. Following the same logic, La Couperin, is the harpsichord version by Jean Baptiste Antoine Forqueray, which was originally written for viola da gamba by his father, Antoine Forqueray.

For its part, the piece closing the concert, 32 variations or couplets around the bass Folía, also known as Folies d’Espagne were composed by Marais to display all the technical and expressive resources of the viola da gamba to have it crowned, at least in France, as the queen of instruments.

After 10 years of experience, the Bellemont has attained a position in Spain as a model ensemble in French Baroque music performance. They were nominated to the prestigious ICMA awards and three consecutive nominations for best Baroque ensemble in the Gema Awards.

Bellemont was set up in 2007 following the wish of its members to achieve a very personal interpretation of the viola da gamba and basso continuo repertoire. They have published two records: one devoted to Marin Marais and Plaisir Sacré, nominated to the ICMA awards. Bellemont show their admiration for the music by François Couperin by dedicating their third record to him. Also, they are currently preparing a new project focusing on German Baroque.

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The musical West Side Story reaches Sala Sinfónica of Auditorio de Tenerife with five performances. The Broadway classic is coming to the island with 32 actors and can be enjoyed on 4, 5 and 6 July. The only performance on the first day is at 8:30 pm. There will be two performances on the other days at 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Tickets are now available at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, except holidays, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com  or calling 902 317 327.

From the very beginning to the last sigh, West Side Story is one of the major musicals of universal theatre. The score, composed by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, is acknowledged as one of the best on the history of musicals. The lyrics, by Arthur Laurens, are as touching and current as they when first performed.

The original choreographies by Jerome Robbins, have a place of honour in contemporary dance. The greatest love story is taken onto the streets of New York and turn into one of the musical theatre landmarks of all times.

In West Side Story, Arthur Laurens transports Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the city of New York, where two young lovers are trapped by the conflicts of two street gangs, the Americans Jet and the Puerto Ricans Shark. Their fight for survival in an atmosphere of hatred, violence and prejudices, shapes one of the most exciting, heart-breaking and beautiful stories in musical theatre.

Produced by SOM Produce and coinciding with the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the full original version as it premiered in Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway, 1957) is now put on in Spain. West Side Story, which has been running nonstop across the world since its premier in 1957, has received all the awards in musical theatre in its many different revivals.

The film version, winner of 10 Oscars, is the record-holder for most awarded film in the history of musicals and runs four in all categories. The Library of Congress of the United States has selected it for conservation by the National Film Archive given its cultural, historical and aesthetic relevance.

Its soundtrack was number 1 for best-sold albums for more weeks than any other throughout history (Billboard, 54 weeks, followed by Michael Jackson’s Thriller, 37 weeks), with iconic songs like MaríaAmerica or Tonight, among others.

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El Laboratorio de Artes Vivas de Tenerife, Tenerife LAV, presenta en el Teatro Leal Entre lo que ya no está y lo que todavía no está, la última creación del artista multidisciplinar Juan Domínguez, referente de la escena contemporánea nacional. La actuación de este intérprete, coreógrafo y creador formado en danza tendrá lugar el domingo [día 14] a partir de las 18:00 horas en la Sala de Cámara del recinto cultural de La Laguna.

En esta propuesta escénica Juan Domínguez (Valladolid, 1964) quiere suspender eventos y crear un intervalo de tiempo en el que integrar su pasado en su futuro. Esta obra, concebida e interpretada por Juan Domínguez, es una formulación de sus visiones y su deseo de encontrarse con lo desconocido a través del lenguaje.

Domínguez no trabajaba solo desde hacía 14 años. En aquel entonces, la coreografía de su trabajo se proponía con un texto en tarjetas que el público leía. Ahora, va a hablar de sí mismo generando un autorretrato en el que cita, en el más amplio sentido de la palabra, a algunos de sus amigos y a sí mismo. Esta producción de Domínguez, quien se autodenomina clown conceptual, vaquero mágico, modelo poeta, narrador desatado y comisario de placer, cuenta con el apoyo de Tanznacht Berlin 2012 y Tanzfabrik Berlin 2020.

Las entradas para asistir al espectáculo, que forma parte de la programación del proyecto para la danza de Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife Danza, se pueden adquirir en la taquilla del teatro Leal de lunes a sábado 11:00 a 13:00 y de 18:00 a 20:00 horas y los domingos dos horas antes de que comience el espectáculo.

Juan Domínguez lleva realizando una residencia con Tenerife LAV desde el pasado día 3 y hasta el próximo 21. El resultado de esta investigación será un trabajo nuevo que aún no tiene título y que será la próxima pieza del artista. Durante este tiempo ha realizado diferencias acciones con colectivos y contextos de la isla dentro del programa planteado para cada artista invitado en el marco de Tenerife LAV.

Así,  el pasado martes [día 9] el artista vivió una experiencia de inserción social y arte en la actividad Encuentros en las periferias, que organiza el Laboratorio junto al Grupo de Artes Escénicas de la Sociedad Insular para la Promoción con Discapacidad Sinpromi. Domínguez también participó el miércoles [día 10] en el proyecto Dejarse Leer, Lecturas sobre cuerpo y filosofía. Ambas actividades se han desarrollado en la Biblioteca Municipal de La Laguna Adrián Alemán de Armas dentro de los proyectos de colaboración entre ésta y el LAV.

La última actividad pública que realizará el artista contemporáneo tendrá lugar el próximo miércoles [día 17] a las 18:00 horas en el Ateneo de La Laguna, donde presentará su libro Clean Room, en el que se describe la experiencia, por medio de una colección de textos y fotografías de un proyecto escénico con el mismo nombre que presentó en forma serial.

Tenerife LAV es un proyecto de investigación, creación, formación, mediación y exhibición en torno a las artes escénicas contemporáneas (artes vivas) que forma parte de Tenerife Danza, la plataforma para la danza del Auditorio de Tenerife, que se completa con la rama social de Danza en Comunidad, la creativa de la compañía Lava y la pedagógica TP Danza.

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La Sala de Cámara del Auditorio de Tenerife recibe el domingo [día 14] a las 11:30 horas el quinto concierto del ciclo Primavera Musical, organizado por la Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas en colaboración con el Cabildo. Tres formaciones, de San Juan de la Rambla, Buenavista del Norte y La Matanza, con 40 músicos cada una, serán las protagonistas de la sesión musical matutina. La entrada es libre hasta completar aforo.

La primera en tocar será la Asociación Musical XIX de Marzo, de San Juan de la Rambla, que interpretará La boda de Luis Alonso, de G. Giménez. Estos 40 músicos dirigidos por Damián González García ejecutarán entonces October, de Eric Whitacre. Por último, la formación fundada en 1979, tocará Danzón nº2, de Arturo Márquez.

La segunda banda en actuar será la Asociación Musical El Salvador, de La Matanza, que abrirá su concierto con Appalachian Overture, de James Barnes. Esta formación, cuyos orígenes datan de 1850, tocará entonces An American Elegy, de Frank Ticheli. Los 40 intérpretes liderados por Ismael Brajín cerrarán con Goddess of fire, de Steven Reineke.

La tercera banda en tocar es la Asociación Musical Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios, de Buenavista del Norte, cuyos 40 músicos comenzarán con el pasodoble Certamen Levantino, de Pascual Marquina Narro. Seguidamente sonará Salute to American Jazz, con arreglos de Sammy Nestico. La formación, nacida en 1929 y dirigida por la batuta de José Humberto Martín de Armas, cerrará el concierto con la zarzuela El Bateo, de Federico Chueca y Robres.

La próxima cita con la Primavera Musical tendrá lugar el día 28 a la misma hora y lugar. Tocarán las asociaciones musicales Amigos del Arte (San Andrés), Fasnia, Villa de Adeje y Amigos del Arte (Güímar).

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The activity, fostered by the Cabildo and the University of La Laguna, tis taking place tomorrow, the 11th at 6:30 pm

At 6:30 pm tomorrow, Primavera Violeta is offering a meeting with Eva Palomo, lecturer at  Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. She Will talk about women’s suffrage in early 20th century Spain. This talk is fostered by the Cabildo, through Ópera de Tenerife- and the University of La Laguna -through Institute on Women Studies, Pedro Cabrera cultural forum and the vice-chancellor office for Relationships with the Community, which aims at training for gender equality values through culture.

It is taking place at Salón de Grados of the Philosophy section at Faculty of Humanities of La Laguna University. For one hour, Eva Palomo will talk about the struggle for women’s vote in early 20th century Spain with a paper entitled El sufragismo y su entorno. Presencia y reivindicación feminista a comienzos del siglo XX. [Suffrage and its environment. Feminist Presence and Demands in the early 20th century].

This talk Will be followed by three other events to be held in different venues on the island. Talks include Las vanguardias tienen nombre de mujer; [Avant-garde is a woman’s name]; Ciencia y género. Ellas toman la palabra [Science and Gender. Women take the floor] and finally, La imagen de lo invisible en el reflejo de las tres mujeres que inspiraron a Verdi La traviata: Alphinsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier y Violetta Valéry. [The image of the invisible reflects on the three women who inspired Verdi’s The Traviata: Alphonsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier and Violetta Valéry]. Admission to all the Primavera Violeta activities is free.

The programme of Primavera Violeta closes with the performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s The Traviata, which is travelling to two municipalities on the island. It will be put on at Magma Arte & Congresos, in Adeje, on 11 and 12 May and in the grounds of former Hotel Taoro, in Puerto de la Cruz on 18 and 19 May. This new production, which is entirely made on the island, is part of Ópera Pocket, an Ópera de Tenerife’s initiative.

Ópera Pocket is a project by Ópera de Tenerife and follows the cultural lines of the Cabildo’s Tenerife 2030 strategy, which aims at bringing opera to new audiences by putting it on at different venues across the island.

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Quantum Ensemble, formación de residente de Auditorio de Tenerife, dedica casi al completo su próximo programa, Retrato, al compositor de West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein. Además, durante el concierto en la Sala de Cámara de este jueves [día 11] que comenzará a las 19:30 horas se estrenará la nueva obra de Gustavo Díaz-Jerez, compuesta expresamente para Quantum Ensemble. Será este compositor y pianista el conferenciante de la charla gratuita que tendrá lugar una hora antes del comienzo del concierto para contextualizar el programa.

En esta ocasión, los tres miembros de la formación, Díaz-Jerez (piano), Cristo Barrios (clarinete) y David Ballesteros (violín), estarán acompañados por el quinteto de vientos Spanish Brass Luur Metalls, compuesto por Juanjo Serna (trompeta), Carlos Benetó (trompeta), Manuel Pérez Ortega (trompa), Inda Bonet (trombón) y Sergio Finca (tuba).

Este programa recoge dos de los pocos ejemplos de música de cámara de Bernstein: su Sonata para violín y piano, y su Sonata para clarinete y piano. Ambas, aunque fueron escritas en sus inicios como compositor, “confirman la destreza de Bernstein en un género musical al que desafortunadamente nunca tuvo tiempo de regresar”, explica Cristo Barrios.

Además, sonará una transcripción para quinteto de metales de su obra más popular, West Side Story. La influencia que ejerció la música latinoamericana en el compositor norteamericano se ve reflejada en este musical, una adaptación de Arthur Laurent del Romeo y Julieta de Shakespeare. El Spanish Brass Luur Metalls se encargará de la interpretación de esta transcripción de los números más destacados de la obra de Bernstein hecha especialmente para esta formación por el compositor Jack Gale.

La obra de Díaz-Jerez estará interpretada por violín, clarinete, trompa y piano y electrónica. Para Cristo Barrios esta decisión “es, en sí misma, un microcosmos de la realidad acústica de toda una orquesta sinfónica, con el piano como instrumento percusivo, tal como se ha conceptualizado en la música del siglo veinte: todo un reto para la creatividad del compositor, la pericia de los instrumentistas y la capacidad de dejarse sorprender de nuestro público”.

Mañana [miércoles 10] a las 17:00 horas tendrá lugar en la misma Sala de Cámara la actividad de acción social de Quantum Ensemble. Gracias a la colaboración de los voluntarios de la Obra Social “la Caixa” los músicos ofrecerán una sesión sensitiva con un grupo de personas con síndrome de Down de la Asociación Tinerfeña de Trisómicos 21.

En su vertiente formativa, el clarinetista Cristo Barrios ofrecerá el viernes [día 12] una Performance class para alumnos del Conservatorio Profesional y el Superior de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, entidades que facilitan esta actividad. Ambas acciones forman parte del Área Educativa y Social de Auditorio de Tenerife, que cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Cepsa y Obra Social “la Caixa”.

Las entradas pueden adquirirse en los canales habituales de Auditorio de Tenerife, en taquilla de 10:00 a 19:30 horas, de lunes a sábado excepto festivos, a través de www.auditoriodetenerife.com o por teléfono en el 902 317 327.

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