Countertenor Carlos Mena and The Disfonik Orchestra bring their jazz classical fusion
Auditorio de Tenerife offers a concert by Carlos Mena y The Disfonik Orchestra. Under the shadow is the title of the show by the singer and the ensemble on 2 March at 7:30 pm at Sala de Cámara in Auditorio. Tickets are available here.
The music The Disfonik Orchestra offers is an intimate encounter of classical music and jazz. Some of the most beautiful pieces of the classical repertoire have been carefully chosen and delicately arranged for a jazz ensemble like The Disfonik and a distinct countertenor classical voice, Carlos Mena’s. Singer Ghalmia Senouci (alto) is also performing at Auditorio.
The Disfonik Orchestra was founded by Jacques Beaud and it is made up of seven professional musicians from very different music backgrounds who are connected by one single idea: Music. The following musicians will be playing: Juan Munguía, trumpet; Matthieu Roffè, piano, Salvatore Reitano, keyboard; Marc- Olivier Savoy, drums; and Jacques Beaud, electric bass.
Carlos Mena studied at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel with Richard Levitt and René Jacobs. His many concerts have taken him to the most prestigious venues in the world, such as Konzerthaus in Vienne, Berlin Philharmonic, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Alice Tully Hall at New York’s MET, Kennedy Center in Whashintong, Berliner Philarmoniker, Suntory Hall and Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Osaka Symphony Hall, Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall in Melbourne.
He has performed the operas “Radamisto” by Händel (in the title role) at Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, at Dortmund Konzerthaus, at Musikverein in Vienne, at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Bellas Artes in Mexico City conducted by M. Haselböck and H. Grazer; “Orfeo” by Monteverdi (Speranza) at Festwoche in Innsbruck and at Berlin’s Staatsoper; “Il Trionfo” by Händel (in the role of Disinganno) at Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg and “Europera 5” by J. Cage at Flanders Festival.
He has an interest in the lied and contemporary repertoires and has premiered different works by composers like José María Sánchez-Verdú, Gabriel Erkoreka and Alberto Iglesias. He has also conducted the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias with works by Handel, Bach and Mozart
He is currently music and artistic director at Capilla Santa Maria promoted by Fundación Catedral Santa María de Vitoria and directs programmes spanning from the Middle Ages to Classicism at national and international festivals.
Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 902 317 327.
Auditorio’s usual discounts are also available for this concert including the new group discount.