THE ISLAND COUNCIL CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUDITORIO DE TENERIFE WITH A CONCERT THAT EVOKES THE INAUGURAL ONE
Víctor Pablo Pérez will conduct the Symphony Orchestra, four soloists and the choirs of the Comunidad de Madrid and the Opera de Tenerife
The Island Council celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Auditorio de Tenerife on Saturday, 30 September, with a great concert that evokes the inaugural one in 2003. Victor Pablo Pérez is the musical director of this performance featuring the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra), the Choirs of the Comunidad de Madrid and Ópera de Tenerife and the soloists Krassimira Stoyanova (Bulgarian soprano), Airam Hernández (tenor from Tenerife), Oleysa Petrova (Russian mezzo-soprano) and Alessio Cacciamani (Italian bass).
This concert, which will take place in the Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m., takes up some of the key points of the first concert that took place in the Auditorio de Tenerife. Víctor Pablo Pérez, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Fanfare (2003) will play the work commissioned for the inauguration from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, who died in 2020. The centrepiece of the programme is the Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi (1874).
The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €10 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.
The Auditorio de Tenerife is a public company managed by the Island Council that was founded to cope with the activity of the building. It is currently the main production centre for shows in the Canary Islands. This stage space – opened in September 2003 –, with avant-garde architecture and located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, hosts the seasons of the Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra), as well as first-rate music and dance programme. Likewise, it implements its own educational and social department.
The main value of the Auditorio de Tenerife resides in the excellence of its programming and proceedings, innovation on an artistic and technological level, the desire to serve a diverse range of audiences, the creation of new audiences, and a pedagogical and critical vocation. Moreover, it commits to local companies and to the training of performing arts professionals.
The building was opened in 2003. Since then, it has hosted thousands of artistic shows at the highest national and international level. Notable figures have also passed through the facilities of this cultural venue such as several heads of state, politicians, scientists, and winners of the Prince of Asturias awards. It is also the setting for film and advertising shoots, events, and conferences.
This avant-garde work by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava covers 23,000 square metres. It combines the spectacular nature of a unique building enveloped in shiny white. It was created using the trencadís technique (uneven pieces of tile arranged as a mosaic) with a large square and the immense Atlantic Ocean behind it.
Its main auditoriums are the Symphony and Chamber halls, each one with a maximum capacity of 1,616 and 422 seats. Additionally, it offers multipurpose space such as the Castillo, Puerto, and Alisios halls, and communal space such as the square and foyer.