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Las formaciones que participan son Ernesto Beteta (Santa Úrsula), Santísimo Cristo del Calvario (El Tanque) y Amigos del Arte (Güímar)

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife, espacio que depende del área de Cultura del Cabildo que dirige el consejero Enrique Arriaga, acoge este domingo [día 24], a partir de las 11:30 horas, un concierto del ciclo Primavera Musical, que contará en la Sala de Cámara con la participación de las agrupaciones Amigos del Arte (Güímar), Ernesto Beteta (Santa Úrsula) y Santísimo Cristo del Calvario (El Tanque). Primavera Musical es una iniciativa que organiza la Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música con la colaboración del Cabildo Insular desde el año 2005.

El concierto arranca con la formación Amigos del Arte, de Güímar, que, dirigida por Benigno González, comenzarán su actuación con el pasodoble El relicario, de José Padilla, para continuar con la obertura de Where Eagles Soar, de Steven Reineke, El bolero de Ravel, de Maurice Ravel, y concluirá con Omens of love, de Hirotaka Izumi, con arreglos de Tohio Mashima.

La Banda de Música Ernesto Beteta, de Santa Úrsula, participará en esta edición de Primavera Musical bajo la dirección de Miguel Ángel Expósito y con un programa que incluye Música y vinos, de Manuel Morales; Sedona, de Steve Reineke, y Cassiopeia, de Carlos Marques.

La tercera formación que protagoniza el concierto de este domingo es la Agrupación Musical Santísimo Cristo del Calvario, que llega al Auditorio de Tenerife bajo la dirección de José Eduardo Morales para interpretar Fiesta en El Tanque, con arreglos de David Morales; un popurrí de Rapunzel, y concluirán con Los vengadores, de Alan Silvestri con arreglos de Michael Brown.

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Dieciocho colectivos participan en esta propuesta familiar de Auditorio de Tenerife, que se abre al público este fin de semana

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife acogió hoy la función socioeducativa de la ópera en familia Les contes d’Hoffmann (Los cuentos de Hoffmann), que reunió a más de 850 personas de dieciocho colectivos en la Sala Sinfónica, escenario que se transformó en un circo. Esta actividad, que constituye un ensayo general de las funciones que ofrecerán al público el sábado y el domingo, se incluye dentro de la propuesta de Ópera de Tenerife, que en esta ocasión recupera la obra de Jacques Offenbach adaptada para toda la familia e ideal para los adultos que quieran introducirse en el mundo de la lírica.

Los escolares que han participado en esta actividad proceden de las Escuelas Pías, los CEIP Tomé Cano, San Fernando y Antonio del Valle Menéndez, y los IES El Sobradillo, Tomás de Iriarte, Viera y Clavijo, El Tanque, San Andrés, Domingo Pérez Minik, Canarias, Teobaldo Power, Magallanes, Benito Pérez Armas y La Guancha. También asistieron delegaciones procedentes del Centro de Educación para Adultos Farola de Santa Cruz, del Centro Ocupacional Andrés Llarena y el CAMP La Cuesta.

Los alumnos que proceden de los ciclos de sonido, iluminación y realización del IES La Guancha asistieron después de la función a una charla por parte del equipo técnico de Ópera de Tenerife y a una visita práctica que les ha acercado a sus futuras profesiones.

Todos estos colectivos recibieron previamente una guía didáctica elaborada por el Área Educativa y Social de Auditorio de Tenerife, que le permitió a los asistentes prepararse y acercarse a los detalles de esta versión adaptada para todo tipo de públicos que transforma a Hoffmann en un maestro de ceremonias circense que repasa todas las historias rocambolescas que ha vivido en el pasado y que le llevan a plantearse el cierre del negocio. Una hechicera hechizada, una muñeca fuera de control y una equilibrista insegura protagonizan estos cuentos en los que un ser maligno se las apaña para fastidiar al señor Hoffmann. Durante la función, los asistentes recibieron unas gafas para ver en tres dimensiones.

Esta propuesta de Les contes d’Hoffmann es una reposición de esta producción de Auditorio de Tenerife estrenada en 2017, que vuelve con la dirección musical de Rubén Díez, al frente de la Sinfónica de Tenerife, y Raúl Vázquez en la dirección de escena y escenografía. El equipo del artífice de esta adaptación se completa con un colorido vestuario que corre a cargo de Leo Martínez y una mágica iluminación que lleva la firma de Miguel Ponce.

Compositor prolífico, Offenbach llegó a escribir 102 obras escénicas, entre las que sobresale Les contes d’Hoffmann, que le ocupó los últimos años de su vida sin poder verla concluida. Se basó para ella en la obra Les contes fantastiques d'Hoffmann que habían escrito el que luego sería libretista de la ópera, Jules Barbier, y el escritor con el que firmó a cuatro manos tantos libretos, Michel Carré.

El elenco lo integran las sopranos Maria Rita Combattelli, Elvira Padrino e Inés Lorans, la mezzosoprano Daniela Prado, el barítono Jacobo Ochoa y los tenores César Arrieta y David Astorga, este último en el papel de Hoffmann.

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 Two versions of this medieval sequence take place in the Chamber Hall on the 21st of April at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island's Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Next week the venue has programmed the concert De Umbrarum (From the shadows) to pay tribute to Stabat Mater. The chamber ensemble El Afecto Ilustrado, the countertenor Carlos Mena and the soprano Jone Martínez, both from the Basque country, feature this Thursday, the 21st of April at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium’s Chamber Hall.

This program is formed by two works that are intimately linked to one another. They deal with the sorrow associated with the Virgin Mary at the Passion and Death of her son, following the pattern of the very famous medieval sequence of the Stabat Mater Dolorosa. The works are Stabat Mater by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) and the one by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736). These two works follow one another immediately on a timeline and were commissioned by the same body, the Confraternità dei Cavalieri di San Luigi di Palazzo.

This historical fact turns the programme into a special gathering of both works in the form of an altarpiece, which is an opportunity to address two spiritual meditations on a single theme, with the same aim, and with rhetorical devices that are similar but not the same. These works are composed by two different characters creating a musical discourse on one of the Marian passages that have given rise to the most artistic activity over time.

The Stabat Mater genre led to the ardent artistic imagination of the Baroque period, not only in music but also in almost all artistic disciplines. Scarlatti (1660-1725) composed his famous work in 1724, a year before his death, for the Friday of Sorrows celebrations in Naples. The Sicilian author proposes eighteen movements with impeccable rhetoric. We are dealing with a piece devised for two singers, two violins and basso continuo, with simple lines, but enormous expressive power.

Pergolesi (1710-1736) composed his famous Stabat Mater a few months before his death, as a commission from the same Neapolitan brotherhood to replace that of Scarlatti, which was considered too outdated for the masses devoted to Our Lady of Sorrows. The work immediately became so famous that a large number of creators such as Johann Sebastian Bach produced adaptations or used its themes as parts or bases for new compositions.

Figures such as Jean Jacques Rousseau offered glowing praise for its famous beginning, and it soon became the great musical success of its time, despite the short life of its creator. By adding a viola part to the ensemble presented by Scarlatti, the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi attains exquisite expressiveness and drama, which are a true paradigm of the rhetorical mechanism of the era. Structured around only 12 movements, the level of lyricism is truly spectacular.

El Afecto Ilustrado was created in 2012, devised as an innovative and versatile chamber group, with the philosophy of presenting and bringing the public closer to a historically informed performance of the repertoire encompassing the early Baroque and the earliest Romantic era, in a close and tangible way. The ensemble members are Adrián Linares, concertmaster and direction; Vadym Makarenko, baroque violin; Víctor Gil, baroque viola; Diego Armando Pérez, baroque violoncello; Ventura Rico, violone; Carlos Oramas, theorbo, and Raquel García, organ.

The tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the Auditorium's box office located in the building’s hall 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 and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 during the same schedules. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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The performances take place next week

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island's Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Now, it presents Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)The Symphony Hall will be transformed into a large and colourful circus, offering two performances of this opera by Jacques Offenbach on the 23rd and 24th of April. It is adapted for all audiences and is ideal for those adults who want to get introduced to the world of opera. 

This adapted version for all audiences transforms Hoffmann into a circus ringmaster who looks back at all the far-fetched stories he has experienced in the past and that have led him to consider closing the business. A bewitched witch, a doll that is out of control and an unsteady tightrope walker star in these stories where an evil force is working to torment Mr Hoffmann. This fun experience is completed by three-dimensional glasses that will be handed out to the audience.

Les contes d’Hoffmann is a revival of this production by the Auditorio de Tenerife which premièred in 2017. It returns with the musical direction of Rubén Díez, conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Raúl Vázquez in charge of staging and scene design. The equipment to craft this adaptation is completed with colourful costumes by Leo Martínez and magical lighting provided by Miguel Ponce.

The prolific composer Offenbach wrote 102 stage works, notably including “The Tales of Hoffmann”, which he spent the last years of his life working on without being able to see the finished work. To do so, he based the project on the work Les contes fantastiques d'Hoffmann which was written by the man who would go on to become an opera librettist, Jules Barbier, and the writer with whom he wrote many librettos together, Michel Carré. 

Hoffmann is none other than Ernst Theodore Amadeus, E. T. A., Hoffmann, one of the leading exponents of romanticism in German literature. Barbier and Carré chose three of the fairy tales by the Prussian writer relating to the pursuit of impossible love for the representation of work in the Odéon Theatre in Paris in 1851, which Offenbach had seen and which he drew inspiration from. 

The cast will be led by the tenor David Astorga as Hoffmann. The sopranos Maria Rita Combattelli, Elvira Padrino and Inés Lorans, the mezzo-soprano Daniela Prado, the tenor César Arrieta and the baritone Jacobo Ochoa complete the list of singers who bring to life the fun characters surrounding the story of the protagonist.

Saturday's performance (23 April) takes place at 6:00 p.m., while Sunday's performance (24 April) is a morning session that starts at 12:00 noon. The tickets are sold at a general price of 10 Euro, a price to which special discounts for the unemployed (50%), large families (25%), season ticket holders (15%) and audience under 30 years of age (5 Euro) are applicable. 

The tickets available on the website are already sold out. The last available tickets are on sale at the ticket office 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 or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 during the same schedules. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks. 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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La orquesta italiana estará dirigida por Ottavio Dantone y abordará un programa con obras de Vivaldi, Jommelli y Porpora

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife, espacio que depende del Área de Cultura del Cabildo que dirige el consejero Enrique Arriaga, programa un concierto de la Accademia Bizantina para el 22 de mayo a las 19:30 horas en la Sala Sinfónica. La orquesta italiana estará dirigida por Ottavio Dantone y contará con la voz de la contralto Delphine Galou, además de Alessandro Tampieri como concertino. Las entradas ya están a la venta.

El programa, Agitata, sacro e profano, se compone fundamentalmente de obras de Antonio Vivaldi, como el Salve Regina, y también incluye composiciones de Niccolò Jommelli y Nicola Antonio Giacinto Porpora.

La música de la Accademia, fundada en 1983 en Ravena (Italia), parte del origen de las propias reglas del lenguaje estilístico barroco: las investiga sin añadir, eliminar o transformar, apoyándose en los sonidos de los instrumentos antiguos. Este método interpretativo único comenzó en 1996 con el nombramiento de su director Ottavio Dantone, un verdadero experto en los códigos expresivos del Barroco.

Su sistema, forjado por la experiencia y un estudio filológico continuo, le ha permitido como orquesta abordar cualquier repertorio con conciencia y honestidad. Ser capaz de transmitir al público las auténticas intenciones del compositor es una baza inestimable que le ha valido a la Accademia Bizantina el reconocimiento y la colaboración nacional e internacional.

Cada interpretación de la Accademia Bizantina, que desde 2011 puede contar también con el prestigioso concertino Alessandro Tampieri, es un inesperado viaje en el tiempo, un equilibrio sin igual entre técnica, habilidad, rigor, cultura interpretativa, intuición y precisión estilística.

Ha recibido prestigiosos premios como el Diapason d'Or, Midem, Choc di Classica, Opus Klassik, Grammy Music Award y Gramophone Awards. Accademia Bizantina ha actuado en los teatros y festivales más renombrados del mundo.

Delphine Galou estudió Filosofía en La Sorbona al mismo tiempo, piano y canto. Se especializó en el repertorio barroco, colaborando con conjuntos como Balthasar Neumann (Thomas Hengelbrock), I Barocchisti (Diego Fasolis) y la propia Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone).

Galou es invitada regularmente por los teatros internacionales más importantes, como el Théâtre des Champs-Élysées o el Covent Garden en Londres. Ha interpretado los papeles de Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Orlando furioso, Orfeo, Zenobia, Bradamante, etc. Gracias a su recital con Dantone y la Accademia ganó el prestigioso Premio Gramophone en 2018.

Las entradas se pueden adquirir en la página web www.auditoriodetenerife.com, en la taquilla, situada en el hall del edificio, de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas y de forma telefónica llamando al 902 317 327 en el mismo horario. Hay disponibles descuentos para menores de 30 años, estudiantes, desempleados y familias numerosas.

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Víctor Pablo Pérez conducts a group in two events at the Cathedral of La Laguna and at the Auditorio de Tenerife

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. It tackles a double programme ahead of the Holy Week with sacred music that includes Biblical Songs, by Antonin Dvořák, and The Seven Words of Christ on the Cross, by Cesar Franck. 

The first of the concerts will be on Thursday [7th], at 8:00 p.m., in the Cathedral of La Laguna and the second will be on Friday [8th], at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife, which also includes the work Adagio for strings, by Samuel Barber. The programmes will be performed under the direction of Víctor Pablo Pérez and will involve the participation as soloists of the soprano Raquel Lojendio, the tenor Airam Hernández, the baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé and the Reyes Bartlet choir group, led by José Híjar Polo.  

The programme begins with Adagio for strings by the American Samuel Barber, created in 1938 using the second movement from his string quartet. Recurring work in cinema (Platoon, Oliver Stone) and in some of the most solemn tributes in our recent history, its approximately nine minutes levitate on a heartfelt melodic line where violins, violas and violoncellos share leading roles in a crescendo, before ending by slowly fading out into the five opening notes.

Biblical Songs, Op.99, is considered the culmination of the work devoted to the songs by Dvořák. Written in his mother tongue, based on the psalms of the Czech version of the Bible of Kralice from the 16th century, they were for their creator the best that he had composed in this field. On this occasion, the orchestra will be joined by the Tenerife-born soprano Raquel Lojendio, who returns to the season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra after four years.

The Seven Words of Christ on the Cross will add the finishing touch to this dual offer by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. It is a composition by Cesar Franck written in 1859, which coincided with the “dark period” of the Belgian author. The original manuscript – held in a private collection –  was rediscovered one hundred years after being written and was premièred in 1977.    Composed of seven songs preceded by a prologue, the three soloists, accompanied by the Reyes Bartlet Choir, will perform this work with simple harmonies and choir passages that create a spiritually beautiful ensemble, contrasting sorrowful laments with sections, mostly in a fast tempo, of anguish and anguish. 

The maestro Víctor Pablo Pérez, an honorary conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the group in these two concerts where the public will once again be able to enjoy the voices of Raquel Lojendio, Airam Hernández and the Reyes Bartlet Choir. The new addition this time is the presence of the Catalan baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé, who will coincide for the first time with the orchestra and who has performed on stages such as the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Wigmore Hall in London.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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The concert takes place on Tuesday, the 5th of April at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium’s Chamber Hall

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. The venue has programmed a concert by the Canary Islands-born pianist Ainoa Padrón. The concert Croma includes works by Óscar Esplá, Olivier Messiaen and Manuel Bonnín and takes place on Tuesday the 5th of April at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium’s Chamber Hall.

This concert's programme features exceptional chromaticism thanks to three works for piano in an unexpected combination: Esplá, Messiaen and Bonnín, composers who seemingly are not related but who share an exuberant sound full of harmonic subtleties and unlikely melodies.

The Sonata Española (Spanish Sonata) by Óscar Esplá (from Levante) opens the concert with a nod to romanticism. This piece, from 1949 and dedicated to the memory of Chopin, combines a certain sense of chromaticism that is sometimes subtle and often amusing – almost brazen – with a unique intimacy in which references to the mazurka have a clearly French influence.

This brings us to the chromaticism of the pieces by Olivier Messiaen, a selection from the "Twenty Visions of the Infant Jesus" suite, from 1944. All of the tones previously proposed by Esplá are collected here vertically; Messiaen plays with them and prolongs them in time, emboldening the air with each chord.

Finally, a piece that brings together Esplá's introversion and the breadth of Messiaen: The Piano Sonata in E Minor by the Tenerife-born composer Manuel Bonnín. This is a piece from 1930 with a tremendously polyphonic language, complex in terms of the interweaving of each line but always honest in its development; a piece with no superfluous notes and where each and every one of them is part of the orchestral and dazzling vision for the piano.

Ainoa Padrón currently lives in Cologne, Germany, where she teaches co-repetition and piano accompanist for the Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik in Düsseldorf. In terms of her concert activity, she combines vocal repertoire and solos with some of her most important performances, including tours around Europe with tenor Julian Prégardien, as well as Grieg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Junge Philharmonie of Neuwied.

Recipient of many prizes and awards in international competitions, she received the third prize, alongside tenor Javier Alonso, at the 2010 Hugo Wolf International Lied Competition in Stuttgart, the second prize with soprano Karola Pavone at the International Spoken Singing Contest in Sankt Augustin in 2015, first prize at the Rhein-Rhur Competition in 2017. Likewise, she was considered the best accompanying pianist in the 2010 Felix Mendelssohn Competition for Vocal Ensembles in Berlin.

In addition, she has made recordings for the German radio (WDR, SWR) and for the Spanish radio RTVE. She has done several CDs for the RALS-Musical Creation in the Canary Islands project, featuring original works by Canary Island’s composers from the first half of the nineteenth century, performed on a Broadwood piano from 1812. She has also worked for Columna Música, with the CD entitled "El mar y la infancia" (The Sea and Childhood) with the tenor Javier Alonso. She has also done recordings of pieces by Schubert, Montsalvatge, and García Abril, and recordings for the Spanish Society of Musicology (SEDEM) with a solo piano repertoire by the composers of the Madrid-based ‘Grupo de los Ocho’ (the Group of Eight).

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ticket purchase also entails the user’s unconditional acceptance of all measures implemented by the Island's Council to combat the spread of the pandemic, such as the correct use of masks. 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 Puro Teatro Association features this Friday 1st of April at 8:00 p.m. this comedy recommended for adult audiences

 

The comedy "Historias caóticas para cinco artistas desesperados" (Chaotic Stories for Five Desperate Artists) stages on Friday the 1st of April at 8:00 p.m. in the theatre Teatro Unión Tejina (La Laguna). The Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) programme by the Auditorio de Tenerife is organised under the Island Council's Culture Area, directed by Enrique Arriaga. It offers this new show through the Puro Teatro Association. 

The piece Historias caóticas para cinco artistas desesperados was premièred in La Laguna in December 2021. It is made up of five short texts whose common theme is chaos. Each of the five stories is starred by two characters who in some way express their feelings at a specific moment in their lives. The actors that are part of the Association are A. Lidia Dorta, Jesús Patrón, Sonia Lutzardo, Glenda Suárez, and Nuria Neida.

During the first of the stories in this theatrical piece, two brothers find themselves in strange circumstances and realise that their lives have taken very different paths. In the second, a female painter has been hiding a great secret from her husband, but he hides an even greater one. A comedian who gets entangled in a mess thanks to an admirer is the theme of the third story. In the fourth story, a husband disappears and forces his wife to turn to a professional to search for him. And, lastly, the fifth story features the appearance of a mother who causes tremendous upheaval in her unstable daughter's life.

The admission to this show, recommended for adult audiences, is three Euros. The tickets can be purchased at LibreríaAldayo (C/ Manuel Hernández, 9, Tejina, La Laguna) or at the theatre's box office two hours before the show starts.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre, as well as the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among the different social and cultural groups, as well as to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different workgroups (directors, actors, costume designers, seamstresses, playwrights, scriptwriters, etc.).

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The Swiss orchestra and the Spanish dancer Martí Corbera will perform “La danse du soleil” in the Symphony Hall to the rhythm of Mozart and Lully

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On the 2nd of May, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the Swiss orchestra offers the show "La danse du soleil" with the Spanish dancer Martí Corbera in the Symphony Hall. The tickets are now on sale at a single price of  €15 and with discounts for people under the age of 30, students, unemployed people and large families.

Chosen by the New York Times as “one of the best performances in the world of classical music”, La danse du soleil presents a hypnotic and amazing journey between music and dance, revealing an ode to life, hope, loss and love. On stage, thirty musicians directed by David Greilsammer dance while they play masterpieces with choreography by the renowned Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola, which Martí Corbera will perform to offer an unforgettable, impressive and emotive show.

On a musical level, the programme that the orchestra will perform will be formed by an orchestral suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) and by the popular Symphony No. 40 in G minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), which will close the show after a short interlude.

Audacious, innovative and adventurous, the Geneva Camerata is formed by the most brilliant and creative soloists of the young generation. Praised by the press as one of the world’s most captivating and unique groups, Geneva Camerata performs music from all periods and of all styles, from baroque to contemporary, electronic, jazz, rock and world music. Also, the Geneva Camerata creates eclectic multidisciplinary projects that bring together music, dance, theatre and visual arts.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ticket purchase also entails the user’s unconditional acceptance of all measures implemented by the Island's Council to combat the spread of the pandemic. 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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Conducted by Catherine Larsen-Maguire, this Friday's programme includes works by Rautavaara, Nielsen and Sibelius

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. This Friday the 1st of April, the Orchestra is offering, at 7:30 p.m. a programme with three composers who were contemporaries and leading exponents of classical music in their respective countries: Dane Carl Nielsen (Sortelung, 1865 - Copenhagen, 1931) and Finn Jean Sibelius (Hämeenlinna, 1865 - Ainola, 1957) and the fellow Finn Einojuhani Rautavaara (Helsinki, 1928 - Helsinki, 2016), considered the successor to Sibelius and a key author in contemporary music.

Indeed, the programme is getting underway with the last author and his unique concert from 1972, Cantus articus op.61, subtitled “Concerto for Birds and Orchestra”, a work composed as an ode to the freedom that nature offers us, and built around three movements, where the instruments overlap and have a dialogue with birdsong from Finnish birds recorded by the author in the wetlands of Liminka, close to the Arctic Circle. 

Then, the concert for flute and orchestra that the Danish composer, violinist and pianist Carl Nielsen premièred in 1926. This work was composed of only two movements; it is probably the author’s work that is performed most internationally. The concert, very like chamber music and written in a style that is midway between Neoclassicism and Modernism, was the first of the ones promised by Nielsen to each of the members of the Copenhagen Wind Quintet after he was fascinated listening to them rehearsing music by Mozart. He only completed two of these concerts due to his poor health. Adam Walker is considered the ambassador of a new generation of wind soloists and a debutant with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra; he will be the soloist flautist for this occasion.

In the second part, we will return to Finland with Jean Sibelius, the most renowned Finnish composer inside and outside his country, and his Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52 (1907). His work was considered a turning point within the eight that he completed, midway between the grandeur and patriotic romanticism of the first two and the complex austerity of the last ones.

Catherine Larsen-Maguire (Manchester, 1971) is returning to the island for the third time in the last two seasons. After ten years as a principal bassoonist at the Komische Oper Berlin, Catherine Larsen-Maguire decided to focus exclusively on conducting in 2012. Thanks to her orchestra experience, she acquired extensive knowledge of the orchestra repertoire and psychology, also an exceptional musical ear; since then she has been a highly renowned orchestra conductor in orchestras in both Europe and South America.

This season she is making her début with the London Philharmonic and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the United Kingdom, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and the Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois in Switzerland and the Göttinger Symphonieorchester in Germany. Alongside the standard orchestral canon, Catherine Larsen-Maguire also has a special interest in contemporary music. Her collaborations include Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Ascolta and the Ensemble United Berlin. 

Adam Walker studied at Chetham's School of Music with Gitte Sorensen and at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Cox.  He was named principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra aged just 21, a position he held up until 2020. His multiple prizes notably include the Outstanding Young Artist Award of MIDEM Classique and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

The young Walker regular gives concerts with the main British orchestras, such as the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony, London Symphony, Hallé, Ulster, Scottish Chamber and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  Outside of the United Kingdom, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Mexico National Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Malaysia Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber, Solistes Européens, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Grant Park Festival.

Tickets can be purchased until fifteen minutes before the show on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The choreographer and the violist Isabel Villanueva perform a live mix of Bach and Kurtág combined with movement arts

 

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. The festival is bringing the show ‘Signos’ to Teatro Guimerá. The show is presented as part of the festival FAM Primavera. It takes place on Friday, the 1st of April at 8:00 p.m. at the city theatre.

The origin of this project arose out of the desire of the violist Isabel Villanueva, who plays with an Enrico Catenar viola (Turin 1670), and the choreographer and dancer Antonio Ruz, who won the 2018 National Dance Prize, to collaborate on a multidisciplinary stage work that opens up a new window onto classical music and contemporary dance.

With a refined aesthetic concept and lighting design, the beautiful and complex sound architecture of the musical pieces by the composers György Kurtág and Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Isabel, blend with the corporeal musical score proposed by Antonio Ruz. The dramaturgy navigates between the dreamlike, the poetic and the unsettling.

This gathering of languages proposes, without prejudice, a dialogue between sound, movement, voice, objects and light. This proposal is a mixture between a dramatized concert and a choreographed viola concert. In this atmosphere of accompanied solitude, Isabel Villanueva and her viola, under the watch of Antonio Ruz (her alter ego, shadow, conscience), will undertake a physical and emotional journey that will not fail to make an impression on anyone.

The tickets, at a single price of eight Euros, are on sale at the website and at the Box office of Teatro Guimerá. The upcoming shows of the festival FAM Primavera count with the collaboration of the "Danza a Escena" Programme a project by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM). The shows take place in May 2022 and will be announced in the website www.famtenerife.com.

 

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The shows of this Spanish opera start tomorrow (Tuesday 22), with further shows on Thursday (24th) and Saturday (26th)

 

The magical realism arrives at Tenerife with the première in Spain of “Florencia in the Amazon”. The opera, by the Mexican composer Daniel Catán (1949-2011) is produced by Auditorio de Tenerife with the help of a local and Latinamerican professional team. This title is promoted by Opera de Tenerife. The shows take place on the 22nd, 24th and 26th of March at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Hall of the venue.

“Love in the Time of Cholera” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” are some of the works by Gabriel García Márquez that have inspired this story by Marcela Fuentes-Berain. This musical homage to Gabo and his imaginary arrives at Tenerife with the Ecuadorian director Chía Patiño. She opts for real visual effects and moves away from the usual audio-visual resources, "which have been overused during these two years of pandemic".

During this boat trip at the beginning of the 20th century to Manaus, Brazil, all want to hear the diva Florencia Grimaldi on her return to her homeland that was constructed in the middle of the jungle. Patiño explains that "we will follow this singer who longs for the past, without being very clear whether she exists or not... Is it a dream? "We have a whole ship coming to see her and I want to create doubt on the viewer as to whether the singer is real or not" explains the director, for whom it is very important to "feel the Amazon jungle, the way it affects people and vice versa". 

Patiño leads this stage show and completes her team with the North American stage designer Izmir Ickbal, the Brazilian costume designer Felype de Lima, the American lighting designer Erin Fleming and the Spanish designer and puppet master Alejandra Prieto. 

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra contributes with the music of this production under the baton of the maestro Pedro Halffter, who once again directs for Opera de Tenerife. "The music of this opera is marvellous! It brings together many elements of Puccini and Debussy. It is very demanding for the orchestra, singers and chorus," says the musical director.  

The proposal of Patiño is based on the concept of a de-constructed boat, wild nature, a little fantasy and, as a new addition, puppets of butterflies and birds are included on the stage, among other elements, which will assist the dreamlike narration, and they will be the responsibility of the puppeteers, a team of local operators directed by Alejandra Prieto. For part of the props, there was a collaboration from the Fernando Estévez Higher School of Art and Design. The stage design was produced at the Workshop of Stage Training of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

After an extensive tour around opera houses in America and two appearances in Europe (Germany and Switzerland), this opera by Catán, a lover of bel canto melody who contributed his passion and originality to the genre, is staged in Spain for the first time. The world première took place in 1996  as a commission of the Houston Grand Opera. The Mexican writer Marcela Fuentes-Berain has come in person to the première in Tenerife She wrote the libretto, and it is nourished by the magical realism of her friend Gabriel García Márquez.

Regarding the cast, the American soprano Sandra López will play Florencia Grimaldi; the Brazilian soprano Lina Mendes will play Rosalba, Rosalba, the journalist who writes about Grimaldi. The Canary Islands-born tenor Airam Hernández will play Arcadio, the nephew of the captain who falls in love with Rosalba. 

The Spanish baritones José Julián Frontal and Àngel Òdena will play Álvaro, the partner of Paula, and Riolobo, a mysterious being from the rainforest, respectively; the American mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala will play Paula, and the Mexican bass Alejandro López will be the boat captain. 

The Choir of the Opera of Tenerife, directed by Carmen Cruz, will be present in the show, always integrated into the plot, which begins at the port of Leticia, in Colombia, and whose destination is Manaus, in Brazil.

This opera in Spanish tells the story of Florencia Grimaldi, a diva who returns to her town, where her love blossomed for a butterfly hunter, Cristóbal Ribeiro da Silva. She left it all behind for her career and now she is returning in search of the long-awaited reunion.

The story begins in the port of Leticia, Colombia, from where this long journey departs along the Amazon River to Manaus, in Brazil. This destination itself is home to one of the most exaggerated fantasies-and real stories of Latin America, linked to the opera: the construction of a theatre in the middle of the rainforest.

Everyone travelling on this boat, El Dorado, shares the same hope: to hear the diva Florencia Grimaldi on her return to her homeland. The boat sets sail, and with it, this crossing of love and desire where each character is going to discover their inner journey and the true magic of the Amazon River will reveal all its secrets.

Tickets can be purchased until fifteen minutes before each performance on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks.

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