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The American violinist Stefan Jackiw makes his debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife this Friday at a sold-out concert.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Friday the 9th of April at 7:30 pm, the Auditorium will host the 10th concert of the season 2020-2021, which is sold out. Nuno Coelho will conduct the orchestra with violinist Stefan Jackiw as a guest soloist during his debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. The violinist will play with them the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61 by Ludwig Van Beethoven. The programme also includes Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68 by Johannes Brahms.

In 1806, Ludwig Van Beethoven premièred the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61, work that had not been performed again until almost 50 years later. After its disappointing première, Joseph Joachim revived the concerto with Felix Mendelssohn at the baton. The entire score is characterised by profuse and intricate musical fragments that demand the violinist to play very skillfully. 

On the other hand, it took Johannes Brahms 20 years to première his Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68, among other reasons, because Beethoven's Ninth impressively impacted composers of the time. In 1876 he presented this work that starts vigorously with the kettledrums marking the initial tempo. During the concert, woodwind and string instruments interact constantly, and together with the horns, they configure a theme and a hopeful message.

Nuno Coelho made his debut at the helm of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife in March 2019. He now returns to conduct the OST at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The Portuguese maestro studied violin in Klagenfurt and Brussels; he also studied at the Zurich University of Arts with Johannes Schlaefli. Coelho won the First Prize of the Portuguese Radio Competition and was a finalist in the Nestlé Festival Young Conductors Competition and in the Salzburg Young Conductors Competition. 

In 2014 he received a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; in 2015 he joined the Dirigentenforum programme organised by the Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council) which subsequently named him one of their “Conductors of Tomorrow”. In 2017, he won the First Prize at the Cadaqués International Conducting Competition.

Apart from the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, during the last seasons, he has conducted Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Regio Torino, Hamburger Symphoniker, Beethoven Orchester Bonn and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others. He has also conducted on numerous occasions the programme of Los Angeles Philharmonic as a "Dudamel Fellow", including a world premiere as part of their “Green Umbrella” new music series.

The American violinist Stefan Jackiw started his musical training when he was 4 years old. In 2002 he won the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. His technique has been acclaimed by international critics for his excellent purity of sound and flawless playing. 

In the US, Jackiw has performed solo concerts with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and New York Philharmonic orchestras; he has earned the recognition and trust of numerous conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Andrew Davis, Juraj Valčuha, Yuri Temirkanov and Ludovic Morlot, among others.

In Europe, Jackiw has collaborated with Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, or the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  In 2014 he performed the world premiere of David Fulmer's Violin Concerto No. 2 Jubilant Arcs, composed for him and commissioned by the Heidelberg Festival. 

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves” and 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 your attendance at 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 European Commission has made a final assessment of the project led by Auditorio de Tenerife, the opera L'elisir d'amore. In 2019, this project received a grant through the European Commission’s framework programme Creative Europe. This edition of Opera (e)Studio was jointly developed with the partners Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tbilisi and the Comunale di Bologna. The project was rated as outstanding with a score of 90 out of 100 points.

The European Commission's report praises "the high quality of your interesting project" and notes that "activities carried out helped to reach a wider audience who would not normally attend opera performances". According to the European body, staging a production with a young artistic team has enabled them to connect with an audience that may have had so far "an approach to opera as an inaccessible or too old-fashioned performance".

Among the strengths of the project, the European Commission's assessment highlights its capacity for training young singers who start their professional careers. Likewise, the report remarks that young people from over 30 countries have participated in the call for entries; the project has also collaborated with universities that have offered their facilities for recitals and conferences, thus bringing part of the production closer to the educational sphere.

Ten singers chosen through international auditions starred in the Opera (e)Studio's production L'elisir d'amore, which premiered in October 2019 at the Auditorio de Tenerife. It was subsequently staged in Tbilisi in February 2020 and concluded in Bologna in September 2020. Functions in Italy were already affected by COVID-19. 

The European Commission recognised that despite this major setback, the three partners showed strong collaboration and worked together to overcome it. The Commission's final report highlights that "their adaptation and proactive reaction to resolve some of these difficulties related to the global crisis reflected the strong commitment they had to implement their activities in the best possible way."

More information about the project, videos and photos can be found here: http://www.operaestudio.eu/es/artistas/edicion-19-20

 

 

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Las agrupaciones XIX de Marzo, La Victoria y Amigos del Arte protagonizan la nueva cita del ciclo Primavera Musical

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife, espacio cultural que depende del área de Cultura del Cabildo que dirige el consejero Enrique Arriaga, acoge este domingo [día 4], a partir de las 11:30 horas, el cuarto concierto del ciclo Primavera Musical, que contará con la participación de las agrupaciones musicales XIX de Marzo, La Victoria y Amigos del Arte, que proceden de San Juan de la Rambla, La Victoria de Acentejo y Güímar.

El concierto arranca con la banda de música XIX de Marzo, de San Juan de la Rambla que, bajo la dirección de Damián González, interpretará el pasodoble España Cañí, de Pascual Marquina, continuará con la marcha mora Kapytan, de Saúl Gómez, y finalizará con Moment for Morricone, donde mezclan temas del compositor italiano Ennio Morricone.

La formación de La Victoria, dirigida por Juan Antonio Domenech, arrancará su repertorio con el pasodoble Claveles y castañuelas, de Ricardo Dorado, continuará con Rise of the firebird, de Sterver Reineko, y concluirá con Virginia, de Jacob de Haan.

El primer concierto del mes de abril de Primavera Musical finaliza con la presencia de Amigos del Arte, de Güímar. Benigno González dirige a este colectivo en la interpretación de la obertura de The Avengers (Los Vengadores), de Alan Silvestri con arreglos de Michael Brown; la obertura de Majestia, de James Swearingen; Bon Jovi-Rock Mix, con arreglos de Wolfang Wössner y The Mandalorian, de la serie Star Wars, de Ludwig Göranson, con arreglos de Paul Murtha.

La decimoséptima edición de Primavera Musical, que organiza la Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música con la colaboración del Cabildo Insular, tiene previsto que 36 formaciones ofrezcan parte de su repertorio en las instalaciones del Auditorio de Tenerife. Los conciertos continuarán el 25 de abril, 2, 9, 16, 23 y 30 de mayo, y los días 12 (Sala Sinfónica) y concluirá el 13 de junio. Este último día habrá sesión matinal en la Sala de Cámara y por la tarde en la Sala Sinfónica. Las actuaciones en la Sala de Cámara tendrán lugar a las 11:30 horas y las que se desarrollen en la Sala Sinfónica, comenzarán a las 18:00 horas.

Las entradas a coste cero estarán disponibles el lunes antes de cada concierto y se pueden adquirir hasta dos horas antes del comienzo 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. Se ruega al público llegar al recinto con antelación suficiente para realizar una entrada escalonada a la sala.

La adquisición 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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Both performances on 24 and 25 April will transform the Symphonic Hall into a fantasy chessboard with dragons and castles.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Tickets for the family opera Rinaldo, by G.F. Handel, go on sale. Pricing starts at five Euros. This show, suitable for all audiences, will transform the Symphonic Hall into a fantasy chessboard with medieval castles, dragons and sorceresses on 24 April at 6:00 pm and 25 April at 12:00 noon.

Produced by Opera de TenerifeRinaldo was premièred in 2016 and scheduled to be performed again in April 2020. However, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This season sees the revival of this opera conducted by Stefania Panighini and Giovanni Paganelli conducting the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. 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 story is set in the Crusades. The evil sorceress Armida abducts Almirena, daughter of King Goffredo, to distract her betrothed Rinaldo, the most valiant paladin of the Christians. 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 is one of Handel's best known Baroque operas. 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.

The pricing starts at five Euros. 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 from 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". 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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On Saturday the brass bands ‘Cruz Santa’ and ‘Nivaria’ will play in the Symphony Hall, and on Sunday the brass bands from El Tanque, Tegueste and Buenavista will play in the Chamber Hall.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This weekend it will host two concerts programmed for the cycle Primavera Musical. Five brass bands which are members of the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña’, will play. 

The first concert takes place in the Symphony Hall on Saturday [27 March] from 6:00 pm, during which the bands ‘Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa’ (Los Realejos) and ‘Sociedad Filarmónica Nivaria’ (Arafo) will play. On Sunday [28 March] from 11:30 am is the turn of the brass bands ‘Santísimo Cristo del Calvario’ (El Tanque); ‘San Marcos’ (Tegueste) and ‘Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ (Buenavista).

José Manuel Álvarez will conduct ‘Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa’ (Los Realejos) and they will play Hispánico, a pasodoble by the Portuguese composer Nuno Osorio. They will continue with La Cruz Santa, leyenda de una tradición, by José Manuel Encinoso and Sergio González as narrator. This piece is inspired by the legend after which La Cruz Santa was named, with texts by Juan Cruz. 

The ‘Filarmónica Nivaria’ (Arafo) will feature in the Symphony Hall during this edition. Under the direction of Miguel Ángel Expósito, their musical programme includes two pieces: Dunkirk, by José Alberto Pina, and the suite James Bond, by John Barry.

Sunday's concert in the Chamber Hall, starting at 11:30 a.m., will begin with the performance of the ‘Agrupación Musical Santísimo Cristo del Calvario’ (El Tanque). Conducted by José Eduardo Morales, the brass band will feature three pieces: María Carot Porcar, a pasodoble by Hugo Chinesta; la Chimo, a composition by José María Ferrero used in the Entrance of Moors, and Santana a portrait, by Giancarlo Gazzani.

Ismael Brajín is the conductor of ‘Agrupación Musical San Marcos’ (Tegueste), who will perform in second place with a programme that includes the pasodoble Cortés de la frontera, by Manuel Navarro; An American Elegy, by Frank Ticheli, and The great locomotive chase, by Robert Smith.

The group ‘Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ will close the brass band performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife. José Humberto Martín will conduct this band during the piece Magdalena 1990, by Francisco Signes Castelló; Libertango, by Astor Piazzolla, and arranged by Marco Somadossi; La Parranda, by Francisco Alonso, and Grande Finale, by Harry de Groot and arranged by Marcel Peeters.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, will continue on the 4 and 25 April, on the 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on the 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on the 13 June. On that last day, a morning concert 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.

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".

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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The island's schools can send in their applications until 23 April

 

The Culture and Education departments of Tenerife Island Council have published the catalogue Teatro en la Escuela (Theatre at School) for this season. The initiative, whose management has been entrusted to Auditorio de Tenerife, brings together productions by the 16 selected companies that schools can apply for on the website www.tenerifeartesescenicas.com from now until 23 April. To ensure its realisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project changed its format to a non-face-to-face format.

Alejandro Krawietz, the island's Director of Culture, highlights the effort made by the area to bring this programme to fruition. "For Tenerife Island Council, it was important to maintain this activity despite the difficulties; it really generates interest in the educational field, it allows us to contribute to amplify humanist activities in schools and helps us to generate new audiences for the performing arts in Tenerife".

Isabel Bello, the island's Director of Education and Youth, also values this project. "Teatro en la Escuela" is an offer that island's educational centres, from Pre-Primary Education to Baccalaureate, can find to carry out activities in their own facilities; it covers all educational cycles". Bello points out that the pre-recorded plays and dances will be shown in educational centres. A didactic guide and virtual meetings with the performers will complement this offer.

The catalogue and application instructions can be found under the section "Teatro en la Escuela" at www.tenerifeartesescenicas.com. A commission of experts, who assessed the artistic and didactic proposal, made a selection from among the 23 companies presented. In accordance with the regulations for this year's insular project, only one show per company was chosen. Each company will perform a minimum of ten shows.

Thus, for Pre-Primary Education, the shows Pedro y el lobo by Ballets de Tenerife, Monstruoso by Contando Ando & Co and Mi isla de agua by I+D Danza have been chosen. 

The offer for Primary Education is: Esto no es una prueba de sonido by Carlota Mantecón, 80 días bailando alrededor del mundo by Jaster & Luis Creaciones, A leer el Quijote by Bolina Teatro de Títeres, Clównbate! by Clownbaret, La príncipe y el princesa by Tragaluz Teatro de Títeres, La historia del gato que no sabía leer by El Wije Producciones and Los secretos de mi paraguas by Antonio Conejo.

The proposals for Secondary Education are Amarga Dulce by Cía. Paula Quintana, Bailando a los clásicos II by Entredanza and Eurípides no te Sófocles que te Esquilo by Timaginas Teatro. 

Finally, for Baccalaureate and Vocational Training, La voz humana, a subtitled pocket opera by Vector de Ideas, Menos mojadas by Mon Peraza and Entre burlas y veras by Teatro Tamaska have been selected.

The aim of this project is to introduce students to performing languages in their own educational context, to bring the performing arts closer and to disseminate them among the island's pupils. This initiative also seeks to link academic and professional contexts of the performing arts in Tenerife; at the same time, it promotes values centred on dance and the arts of movement related to art, health, the body and movement. All of them are inherent to dance as an artistic discipline with a cross-curricular approach.

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This week, Víctor Pablo Pérez will conduct both performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the counsellor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This week the Auditorium welcomes a double appointment during the season of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. On Thursday the 25th and on Friday the 26th of March, the Orchestra will join the choir Coral Reyes Bartlet to perform Messa di Gloria by Pietro Mascagni, during which the soloist tenor Igor Peral and the baritone Mark Stone will also feature at this concert. The programme will start with Dona nobis pacem, a tribute to the victims of coronavirus by the Galician composer Juan Durán. Both concerts start at 7:30 pm; tickets for Friday’s concert are already sold out.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by phone by dialling 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 holidays. They can also be obtained by going to the box office at the same time by appointment.  Appointments can be requested on www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contact and by dialling 922 568 625 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dona nobis pacem, Elexía ás víctimas do Covid-19, by Juan Durán (1960) is a composition written in April 2020; it expresses the sense of loss and uncertainty through a compact framework of violas, cellos and harp. This instrumental dialogue condenses a reflection on the global pandemic, ranging from remembrance to hope. 

Messa di Gloria is a score written in 1888 by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945). The author writes this work with simple resources that he initially devised for a choir of students who would be supported by a group of professionals during its première. This work emulates a prayer, an inner dialogue of faith accompanied by quiet melodies. 

Víctor Pablo Pérez, the honorary conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife, studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. He was artistic director and chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias between 1980 and 1988 and of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife between 1986 and 2005. In 1993 he started to conduct the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, a task he carried out until 2013. That year he joined the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid as artistic director and conductor. Since January 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands. 

The choir Coral Reyes Bartlet was founded in 1970 and since 1984 it has been directed by José Híjar Polo. During this concert, during which health protocols against the pandemic are taken, the choir will expand its vocal power with singers of proven choral and soloist experience. The last performance of the choir ensemble with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife was in January 2013. 

José Híjar Polo graduated in 1983 at the "Royal Schools of Music in London". He began his musical studies in Puerto de la Cruz and continued in Alicante and Madrid with José Tomás and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.  He founded the David Goldsmith Youth Choir in 2005 and the Reyes Bartlet Vocal Group in 2013. Since 1995 he has been a choir teacher at the Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza of la Orotava. Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas of Puerto de la Cruz awarded him the Silver Medal in 2004 for his 20 years directing the choir.

The Navarra born tenor Igor Peral began his musical career in the Orfeón Donostiarra and developed his musical training in Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bordeaux and Madrid. The soloist has performed in Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Orchestra Luxembourg Philharmonia, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Mozart's Requiem at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Eslava's Misa de Difuntos at the Sala Mozart (Auditorio de Zaragoza), Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, or Eslava's Miserere with the Symphony Orchestra of Zaragoza, among others.

London baritone Mark Stone studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998, he received the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. His recent opera engagements include performances at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Longborough Festival. He has also performed "West Side Story" with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano, the “Matthew Passion” with the Orchestre National de Lyon, and Thomas Ades' Totentanz with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, among others.

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

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The musicians Lina Tur Bonet, Sara Cabrera, Cristo Barrios, Ángel Luis Quintana and Javier Negrín will feature at the concert on Wednesday

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the counsellor Enrique Arriaga. Next Wednesday, the 24th of March at 7:30 p.m., the Auditorium welcomes the concert Miradas (Glances) by Quantum Ensemble. Five musicians will perform this program during which pieces of female-composers of two centuries will be played. 

The musicians Lina Tur Bonet (violin), Sara Cabrera (flute), Cristo Barrios (clarinet), Ángel Luis Quintana (cello) and Javier Negrín (piano) will play during this concert compositions of Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), Laura Vega (n. 1978) and Lili Boulanger (1893-1918).

The Quantum Ensemble thus brings together in this programme five women composers who, during the time-frame of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, show the creative richness of women who lived during that period. The concert offers D'un soir triste and D'un matin de printemps, two of Lili Boulanger's most popular chamber works, along with two other interesting pieces by Germaine Tailleferre: Trio for violin, cello and piano and Arabesque, a miniature for clarinet and piano.

The Quantum Ensemble will also play an arrangement of the popular flute concerto by Cécile Chaminade and the Variations on an original theme by Ethel Smyth, an interesting piano piece by the composer and leader of the suffragettes, a British women-only movement. Laura Vega's premièred Ni neu, a trio for violin, clarinet and piano that the Canary Islands-born composer wrote for the group, will also be performed.

The concert will last 75 minutes during which Martín Llade, radio presenter of Sinfonía de la mañana on Radio Clásica (RNE), will talk about the repertoire to contextualise the women-composers and their time.

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". 

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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Tickets for Friday and Saturday are sold out

 

 

Tomorrow, Thursday the 18th of March at 6:00 pm, Auditorio de Tenerife premieres the opera Il matrimonio segreto, by Domenico Cimarosa. This will be the first of four performances planned for this piece, a coproduction driven by Auditorio de Tenerife together with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo. The singers who comprise the eighth edition of Opera (e)Studio will feature this opera. The four daily performances until Sunday the 21st of March, will all start at 6:00 pm; tickets are sold out for Friday and Saturday. This initiative is promoted by the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council -managed by the Councillor Enrique Arriaga - through Ópera de Tenerife.

Il matrimonio segreto will situate the scene in New York in the 1950s, where the patisserie Geronimo & Co. specialising in babàs (a typical sweet from Naples) is run by an Italian who misses his home-town. His youngest daughter, Carolina, has secretly married Paolino, a delivery boy at the bakery; both of them dream of starring in Broadway musicals. Geronimo's idea of marrying off his daughters to great noblemen will lead to the plot, originally set in Bologna in the 18thcentury.

During this first performance, Italian sopranos Giulia Mazzola and Eleonora Nota will respectively take on the roles of Carolina and Elisetta; French mezzo-soprano Claire Gascoin will be Fidalma, while the male roles will be played by Turkish tenor Bekir Serbest (Paolino), Italian bass Francesco Leone (Geronimo) and Chilean baritone Ramiro Maturana (Count Robinson). This cast will be the same as in Saturday's performance.

The performances on Friday and Sunday, both starting at 6:00 pm, will feature German soprano Veronika Seghers (Carolina), Italian soprano Marilena Ruta (Elisetta), Italian mezzo-soprano Mara Gaudenzi (Fidalma), Italian tenor Antonio Mandrillo (Paolino), Lithuanian bass Ignas Melnikas (Geronimo) and Spanish baritone Jan Antem (Count Robinson).

These singers have been on the island since 27 January when they began a training programme coordinated by Giulio Zappa, artistic director of Opera (e)Studio since 2013. Roberto Catalano is the stage director and the music will be played by the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife conducted by Davide Levi; Emanuele Sinisi is in charge of the set design, the costumes were created by Ilaria Ariemme and the lighting designer is Fiammetta Baldiserri. All of them feature for the first time at Opera de Tenerife, except Baldiserri.

Opera (e)Studio is a project of Opera de Tenerife that aims to train singers after a comprehensive artistic improvement programme that began last January. During this multi-purpose initiative, artists work on many aspects such as techniques of musical interpretation to stage performance; style, diction, body language or dramaturgy, which will alternate with sessions resembling the real professional pace of a theatre: costume tests, make-up and rehearsals with the orchestra.  

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 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 checked on the Auditorium’s website.

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Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, stresses that thirteen concerts will be offered during this edition that starts on Sunday

 

On Sunday, 21 March at 11:30 am, the Auditorio de Tenerife will host the first concert of the "Primavera Musical 2021". The brass bands will feature 13 concerts during this 17th edition. All bands are registered in Tenerife’s brass band federation, the public entity that organises this activity with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council. Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, mentioned that all concerts are scheduled until 13 June.

Arriaga stresses that "this edition will be special for some of the musical groups, as some of them will perform for the first time in the Auditorium’s Symphonic Hall". He added that "the Chamber Hall will continue to be the main venue for concerts, but in order to comply with safety regulations, big bands have been moved to the main hall".

The councillor recalls that "the state of emergency was declared a year ago, and it affected the last edition of Primavera Musical. Thus, only two concerts could be held". Now he is confident that "this time we will enjoy the brass band proposals, as they are important for the popular culture of the Canary Islands".

The band concerts will continue until June. They will be held in the two main halls and the tickets are free. Tickets are now available for the opening session, which will feature the "Asociación Musical Puerto de la Cruz", directed by Jairo Cabrera Estévez; the "Unión Musical Aida San Andrés", under the baton of Juan Alexis González Rodríguez, and the "Asociación Músico-Cultural Ernesto Beteta" (Santa Úrsula), conducted by Miguel Ángel Expósito Marrero.

The remaining concerts take place on 27 (Symphony Hall), and on 28 March, 4 and 25 April, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, and on 12 (Symphony Hall). The last concert will be offered on 13 June. On that last day, a morning concert 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. 

Primavera Musical is an initiative that was first launched in 2005 by the federation "Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música", with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council. Due to the lockdown, only two concerts could be held last year. The activity will set off again on Sunday this week under strict safety and hygiene measures, that are aimed at guaranteeing safety both for the public and the musicians.

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 from 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".

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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The piece 'Should they, may be' will be performed on Wednesday [17th] at 7:30 pm and includes a subsequent talk with the artists

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. On Wednesday [17th] at 7:30 pm it will offer the show ‘Should they may be’, a dance performance in charge of the resident company of “Centro Coreográfico de La Gomera”. Tickets, at a single price of eight Euros, include a subsequent talk with the artists.

Gregory Auger and Martín Padrón star in, choreograph and direct this proposal. The performance takes human complexity as an impulse. The show is part of the "21st extension” of the Arts of Movement Festival FAM 20. 

Both artists reflect how humans need to express, tell and transmit their strengths and weaknesses. They also address other topics like the vital need to move, to feel, to follow a path, to become absorbed in thoughts, the lack of faith, to feel fear or the need to feel free from traumas. Auger and Padrón also stress that "brave people need confidence at the moment, they also need compassion and dedication".

This piece has the support of INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports), the Government of the Canary Islands and La Gomera Island Council; Grace Morales is the lighting designer and the music has been created by Auger herself. Cristina Pérez Sosa is in charge of the distribution and María Darias is in charge of the administration.

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 from 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". 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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The programme, 'On pathos’ path: when content exceeds the form', will take place on Tuesday at 7:30 pm

 

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. Next Tuesday [16] at 7:30 pm it will offer a piano concert by Iván Martín that appeals to our hearts and minds. The programme On pathos’ path: when content exceeds the form will take place in the Chamber Hall and will last 75 minutes. 

The Canary Islands-born pianist explains how Aristotle mentioned pathos in his Rhetoric as a capacity to excite and move listeners, as opposed to logos: pathos’ rational antagonist. This recital proposes a dialogue between these two aspects. It is inspired in composers who were able to transcend the content of the work beyond the form it obeys, who broke the boundaries between creation and audience, who established a new paradigm to create a new musical approach. The programme will feature pieces by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev and Frédéric Chopin. 

Iván Martín was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; both reviews and the audience acknowledge him as one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. He is also a founder member and musical director of the Galdós Ensemble, a new and versatile orchestral group with the aim of performing baroque music and that from the classicism, as well as modern and contemporary music. Iván Martín has been a resident artist at the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra and at Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes of Valladolid. Since the 2019-2020 season, he is also the chief conductor at Burgos Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with practically all Spanish and with many other international orchestras. He has recorded several radio and TV-programmes in Spain, France, Italy, Brazil and the United States.

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 from 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". 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 are living 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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