Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife brings together a thousand schoolchildren at the start of its educational programme
‘Al son de Cervantes' (To the Beat of Cervantes) finishes on Saturday with a family concert. There are tickets only left for the session for children under three years old
Al son de Cervantes (To the Beat of Cervantes) is the offer proposed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) in its first educational week of the season. It started today [Wednesday 16th] with 527 schoolchildren attending the first two sessions, a similar number to that expected tomorrow [Thursday 17th]. The activity concludes on Saturday with a concert for families with children under 3 years of age that starts at 11:00 a.m., and another one for families with children over 3 years of age that starts at 12:30. The tickets for this concert are sold out.
The programme includes Chaconne des Scaramouches of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, by Jean Baptiste Lully, and Burlesque de Quixotte, by Georg Philipp Telemann, with the script and narration by Ana Hernández Sanchiz, the participation by the circus performer El Gran Rufus and a string ensemble of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra composed by Andrea Rodríguez (violin), Anna Kucherenko (violin), Santiago Medina (viola), Joanna Hetherington (cello), Daniel Pérez (double bass) and Ana Belén Gutiérrez (harpsichord).
Two comedians from the Golden Age called La Cervantona and El Cervantillo are in charge of bringing different episodes of Don Quixotte a bit closer to the little ones -episodes that serve as the basis for Telemann's musical work – as well as guiding them in their active listening. Through poetry, juggling, and humour, they will fulfil their mission of narrating, evoking, and inviting listening while involving the audience together with the musicians of the symphony.
The schoolchildren who take part in this activity organised by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra come from 19 schools of nine municipalities. Today's sessions were attended by the Mayco School (La Laguna), Santa Catalina de Siena (Santa Cruz), Centro Ocupacional El Viso (Arico) and the primary schools CEIP Miguel Pintor y Tíncer (Santa Cruz), San Luis Gonzaga (La Laguna), Emeterio Gutiérrez Albelo (Tacoronte) and La Jurada (Granadilla).
The Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife receives tomorrow schoolchildren from the schools Pureza de María La Cuesta (La Laguna), San Isidro (El Rosario), Escuela Montessori (Santa Cruz) and the primary schools’ San Bartolomé (La Laguna), María del Carmen Fernández Melián (Tegueste), Agustín Espinosa (Los Realejos), Igueste (Candelaria), Guayonge (Tacoronte), La Jurada (Granadilla) and Virgen del Mar as well as Villa Ascensión, both from Santa Cruz.
This programme is the same as the one that will be offered on Friday [18th] in Los Silos. It starts at 5:30 p.m., in the old Convent of San Sebastián (Los Silos), to celebrate the International Storytelling Festival. On Saturday it will be played at the Auditorio de Tenerife. It is a family concert with two performances starting at 11:00 and 12:30.