The Sinfónica de Tenerife, which is under the Department of Culture, Education, Youth, Museums and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero, is opening at 7:30 pm on Friday, the 18th its 2020/2021 season with a concert at Auditorio de Tenerife. The programme, featuring Strauss and Mahler, will be led by its principal conductor, Antonio Méndez, and includes French-Danish soprano Elsa Dreisig.

With the reduced version of the orchestra set up in the June and July extraordinary series, The Cabildo’s Orchestra presents a programme made up of Metamorphosen, TrV 290 by Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony nº4 in G major (arranged by Klaus Simon).

Tickets are available on or by calling 902  317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can book your appointment for the box office on // and on 922 568 625, where they can also answer your queries, Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays.

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this cultural centre by the Cabildo to deal with COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public.

Elsa Dreisig was recognised in 2016 as the best female singer at the Operalia competition called Vocal Discovery in the Victoires de Musique Classique Awards. She has been Opera for Peace ambassador since 2019 through the Crown Prince Couple's Awards. She has sung at the Berlin State Opera, Paris Opera, Zurich Opera, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence or Salzburg Festival and has collaborated with ensembles like Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre Français des Jeunes and the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra.

Sinfónica de Tenerife’s principal conductor since the 2018/2019 season, Antonio Méndez, is one of the best-established and most sought-after conductors of his generation and has built close links with leading European orchestras. He has led different international ensembles including Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic or Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.