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El programa, que prevé obras de Nielsen, Schumann y Sibelius, contará con estreno del violonchelista Zlatomir Fung

 

Bajo el nombre Sol Escandinavo, la Sinfónica de Tenerife aborda su decimoséptimo programa de la temporada 2023/24 que contará con los debuts de Emilia Hoving en la dirección y de Zlatomir Fung como solista invitado. El concierto, que incluye obras de Nielsen, Schumann y Sibelius, tendrá lugar este viernes (día 31), a partir de las 19:30 horas en el Auditorio de Tenerife.

Para el propio Fung, se trata de un concierto “escrito como un largo y vívido sueño, lleno de muchas emociones: ternura, terror, curiosidad, soledad, alegría y mucho más”. Además de resaltar “la emoción por intervenir por primera vez con la Orquesta”, destaca, “el hermoso dúo en el segundo movimiento entre el violonchelista solista y el violonchelista principal de la orquesta, un momento único en el repertorio”.

Obertura Helios, op.17 es una composición de Carl Nielsen escrita en 1903 evocando el mito mediterráneo del dios del Sol, tras su breve estancia de tres meses en Grecia. Los diferentes instrumentos imitan el movimiento del astro, desde el orto hasta el ocaso, intensificándose en el cénit con solemnes y majestuosas fanfarrias de metales, que desembocarán en una inesperada fuga en las cuerdas, deslizando al oyente hacia el atardecer. 

A continuación, sonará Concierto para violonchelo y orquesta en la menor, op.129 de Robert Schumann. Esta partitura, escrita en Düsseldorf y fechada en 1850, se completa en apenas dos semanas, aunque no será estrenada hasta una década después de su fallecimiento. Bajo una estructura en tres movimientos donde es permanente el diálogo entre la orquesta y el solista -aunque con la ausencia de acrobacias solísticas-, se asoma la melancolía y la pasión que acompañarían a las creaciones del compositor germano.

Tras el descanso, será turno para la Sinfonía nº5 en mi bemol mayor, op.82 de Jean Sibelius, estrenada en 1915 para celebrar su quincuagésimo aniversario, aunque será objeto de posteriores revisiones hasta dar con su forma definitiva en 1919. Se trata de una obra que transmite luz y optimismo, en la que el autor finés imprime una nueva estructura sinfónica cíclica o rotacional, donde las principales ideas musicales reaparecen sin cesar a lo largo de la ejecución.

Emilia Hoving estudia en la Academia Sibelius de Helsinki con los profesores Sakari Oramo y Atso Almila; comenzando sus estudios de dirección en 2015 con Jorma Panula. En 2021 obtiene el premio Revelación de las Artes de la crítica finlandesa, considerándose como una de las jóvenes directoras finlandesas más influyentes de la actualidad.

En su diverso haber laboral destaca su rol como ayudante de Hannu Lintu en la Sinfónica de la Radio de Finlandia (2019) y de Mikko Franck en la Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (2020-22), puestos que han contribuido enormemente a la rápida progresión de su carrera.  Durante su etapa como ayudante en la Sinfónica de la Radio de Finlandia, asumió la dirección de un concierto con obras de Bruckner y Zimmermann. 

En el panorama internacional ha participado con diferentes formaciones como la Real Orquesta Filarmónica de Estocolmo, Filarmónica de Luxemburgo, Sinfónica de la BBC y la Orchestre National de Lille, así como la Filarmónica de Helsinki. Ha dirigido en el Wiener Konzerthaus y debutó en Alemania cuando era ayudante en la Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, dirigiendo a la agrupación en la Filarmónica de Berlín.  Esta temporada volverá a dirigir a la orquesta en París ofreciendo el estreno mundial de Nucleus, de Jean-Louis Agobet.

Zlatomir Fung, actual artista residente de la Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, comenzó a tocar el violonchelo con apenas tres años, obteniendo numerosas becas como la del Ravinia's Steans Music Institute, Heifetz International Music Institute, MusicAlp y el Aspen Music Festival and School. También ha sido beneficiario de la beca Kovner, que le permitió formarse en la Juilliard School bajo la tutela de Richard Aaron y Timothy Eddy. Se trata del solista más joven en ganar el Primer Premio del International Tchaikovsky Competition.

De sus próximos compromisos, destaca su actuación en el Cadogan Hall londinense y una gira por el Reino Unido con la RPO. En Norteamérica y Asia, debuta con la orquesta de Cleveland; además de apariciones con las sinfónicas de Baltimore y Shanghai y una gira por Japón, Hong Kong y Taiwán. De sus conciertos más recientes, despuntan sus estrenos con la Filarmónica de Nueva York, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Filarmónica de la BBC y la Sinfónica de Dallas.

En cuanto a los recitales internacionales más relevantes, destacan numerosas apariciones en el Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall y los festivales de Verbier, Dresde, Janáček May y Tsinandali, Cello Biennale, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland y Aspen Music Festival.

Como es habitual, la Asociación Tinerfeña de Amigos de la Música, ATADEM impartirá la charla previa al concierto, donde se analizarán las tres piezas que sonarán. Es esta ocasión estará a cargo de José Lorenzo Chinea Cáceres; y será a partir de las 18:30 horas en la Sala Avenida, ubicada en el hall del Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín.

Las entradas para este concierto podrán adquirirse hasta el mismo día del evento, a través de la página web www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, en la taquilla del propio recinto cultural del Cabildo o de forma teléfonica en el 902 317 327, de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas, y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas.

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Las formaciones de Puerto de la Cruz, Guía de Isora e Igueste de Candelaria actúan en esta cita de Primavera Musical

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife acoge este domingo (día 26), a partir de las 11:30 horas, el décimo concierto de la presente edición del ciclo Primavera Musical, una iniciativa que facilita a las 37 bandas de música que están integradas en la Federación Tinerfeña actuar en la Sala de Cámara. La cita está protagonizada por las formaciones de Puerto de la Cruz, Guía de Isora e Igueste de Candelaria.

El concierto comenzará con la participación de la Agrupación Musical Puerto de la Cruz. Dirigida por Francisco Jairo Cabrera, esta centenaria formación ofrece un repertorio que comenzará con formado por Oregón, de Jacob de Haan; el pasodoble Pusiano de Simón Couceiro, e Ignition, de Todd Stalter.

La Agrupación Musical Isorana de Guía de Isora llega al Auditorio de Tenerife con la dirección de Ana Gloria Carvajal Rodríguez. La formación ofrece en este concierto el pasodoble Marta Alandete, de Ferrer Ferrán; Selections from Up, de Michael Giacchino con arreglos de Michael Brown y Adele in concert, también con arreglos realizados por Michael Brown.

El concierto concluye con los tres temas que ha preparado la Agrupación Musical Nueva Banda de Igueste de Candelaria. Luis Torres Oliva conducirá a los músicos en la ejecución de Suite Cubana, de Bebo Valdés; Caribe, de Michel Camilo, y Ran Kan Kan, de Tito Puente.

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Vasily Petrenko will conduct the opening concert on 13 September, and on 20 June the young violinist María Dueñas will perform as soloist on the closing night

 

The Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) will explore the music composed over the last four centuries during the 2024-2025 season, which is presented with the slogan Siente tu Sinfónica (Experience your Symphony Orchestra). The orchestra has confirmed a total of 80 public activities planned between September and July, thus reaffirming the Island Board of Music's commitment to cultural promotion and social inclusion on the island of Tenerife. The Auditorio de Tenerife will offer 18 symphonic season concerts, 12 lyrical season shows, five family performances and 14 school concerts and shows. Also, 17 music and social activities and 14 extraordinary concerts will take place in different locations across the island.

The pass-holder season, which includes 18 programmes, is underway on 13 September with the conductor Vasily Petrenko leading the orchestra, and it concludes on 20 June with Marina Dueñas, a 21-year-old violinist from Granada. Fifty-four works will be performed between those dates, including a nod to Spanish music with the compositions of Manuel de Falla, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Marco Mezquida and Raquel García, winner of the 2020 National Music Award.  

The vice-president and councillor for Tourism of the Island Council of Tenerife, Lope Afonso, stated that "this is a commitment to quality. Few symphony orchestras and few territories can offer this quality programme over such a long season. Quality that has led our orchestra to become a leader over time and to enjoy well-established prestige since the era of Víctor Pablo Pérez, which has been maintained over time". Afonso added that "we are continuing a policy of affordable pass and ticket prices, bringing the orchestra to different parts of the island and involving it in aspects such as training with many activities. Being lucky enough to enjoy the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife allows the island's name to be heard loud and clear in all fields of music, the most prestigious and distinguished on the European and national scene. We are in a celebratory mood". 

The island minister of Culture and Museums of Tenerife, José Carlos Acha, stated that "the slogan for the orchestra this year is 'Experience your Symphony Orchestra' because it belongs to all of us. The Sinfónica de Tenerife's audience is very loyal. It suffered during the pandemic, but it has gradually recovered and is growing. A total of 80 confirmed activities will take place across the entire island, with a very well-balanced repertoire stretching from the 18th century to the 21st century." 

The technical director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Daniel Broncano, confirms that seventeen conductors will lead the Sinfónica de Tenerife, including six women. The honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, is undertaking two performances this season. In addition to Pérez and Petrenko, the maestros Felix Mildenberger, José Luis Gómez, Shiyeon Sung, Lucas Macías, Perry So and Joseph Swensen return to the season. The maestros Giancarlo Guerrero, Antony Hermus, Markus Stenz, Beatriz Fernández, Delyana Lazarova, Johanna Malangré, Nil Venditti, Rebecca Tong and Aarón Zapico will make their debut conducting the orchestra.

Broncano notes that over half of the twenty soloists scheduled to perform are making their debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife. This list is composed of Marco Mezquida (piano), Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano), Evelina Dobračeva (soprano), Nadège Rochat (cello), Nicholas Mogg (baritone), Svetlin Roussev (violin), Timothy Ridout (viola), Lucienne Renaudin Vary (trumpet), Jonathan Mamora (piano) and María Dueñas (violin). 

Several musicians are returning to the Symphony Orchestra's season: Sergei Dogadin (violin), Truls Mok (cello), Simon Trpceski (piano), Alicia Amo (soprano), Airam Hernández (tenor), and Alban Gerhardt (cello). The list of soloists also features the actor Alberto San Juan, who will narrate the show The Seven Last Words of Christ, alongside Martín Llade and Joaquín Reyes as presenters and scriptwriters.

Once again, this season, the orchestra will give a starring role to its musicians. This time, the horns, Antonio Lasheras, José Llácer, Salvador Alcover, and Eugenio Pérez, will feature as soloists in Robert Schumann's Konzertstück in F Major for Four Horns,Op. 86.

The process for selling the subscription opens today (Thursday, 23) for current subscription holders who want to renew their subscription for the same seat they have this season. The period closes on 4 June. Two days later, the period opens for the renewal of subscription holders who want to change seats, and it closes on 10 June. 13 June marks the start of the sales period for new subscriptions. Prices for the complete subscription for the 2024-2025 season start at 135 Euros.

Between 25 June and 13 September, it will be possible to purchase the Abono Joven (youth subscription), the Abono Otoño-Invierno (autumn-winter subscription) - format for the first nine concerts-and the Abono Sol y Luna (sun and moon subscription) -to attend odd or even show numbers throughout the entire season-. On the other hand, individual tickets for any concert will go on sale on 9 July. 

The programme and the information for purchasing any type of subscription can be viewed on the web pages: www.sinfonicadetenerife.es and www.auditoriodetenerife.com. You can also purchase the subscriptions 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., except for public holidays and the month of August. It is also possible, with the same opening hours, to make the arrangements in person at the Auditorio de Tenerife box office.

The orchestra's socio-educational activity will begin with a new edition of the Open Music series, taking place from 7 to 11 October with initiatives at the Penitentiary Facility and in social-health centres. The first of the family concerts will be on 16 October with the proposal Caracol, saca la tuba al sol (Snail, take your tuba out into the sunshine), followed on 15 February with Suena...El Circo! (That sound... The Circus!) and will end on 17 May with the Electro-Estancia programme, all of which will be held at the Auditorio de Tenerife. These actions are carried out in collaboration with Ana Hernández Sanchiz.

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La Sala de Cámara recibe este viernes la presentación del disco ˋHypenosisˊ, en la que participarán hasta siete músicos

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife programa para este viernes (día 24) a las 19:30 horas en la Sala de Cámara un concierto del Alexis Alonso Quartet y la violinista Maureen Choi. Se trata de la presentación en directo del disco Hypenosis, en la que participarán hasta siete músicos.

El pianista y compositor canario Alexis Alonso se une a la virtuosa violinista norteamericana Maureen Choi, conocida en la escena del jazz-flamenco internacional, para sorprender con esta colaboración enmarcada en la gira de presentación del nuevo disco del cuarteto del pianista.

Además de Alonso y Choi, la propuesta se completa con otros músicos: Ciro Hernández al violonchelo, Roberto Amor a la batería, Aileen López al bajo, Luis Cuán al saxofón tenor y Elio Bignotte en la trompeta.

De familia coreana y nacida en Estados Unidos, Maureen Choi se graduó en violín clásico en Michigan State University y jazz en Berklee College, donde ahora es profesora, así como en el Centro Superior de Música Creativa de Madrid. Ha actuado con artistas como Rodney Whitaker, Johnny O Neal, Larry Harlow, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Trans-Siberian Orchestra o Javier Colina. Formó su cuarteto en 2012 a su llegada a España y desde entonces ha ganado competiciones internacionales de jazz y recorrido escenarios españoles y estadounidenses.

Alexis Alonso está labrándose una carrera como pianista y compositor tanto a piano solo como liderando su banda. A estos dos proyectos se suma su reciente dúo con Jorge Pardo, figura del jazz y el flamenco internacional. El flautista y saxofonista madrileño se unió así a una lista de colaboraciones como Seamus Blake, Ralph Alessi, Pedrito Martínez o Marco Mezquida.

Las entradas se pueden adquirir por 15 euros, 5 para menores de 30 años, en la página www.auditoriodetenerife.com, en la taquilla 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 estudiantes, desempleados y familias numerosas.

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The show will feature the folk group, two actresses and the voices of José Manuel Ramos and Héctor González.

 

This weekend, the Auditorio de Tenerife offers two performances of Elfidio. Un espectáculo de Los Sabandeños (Elfidio, a show by Los Sabandeños), which will feature for the first time the voices of José Manuel Ramos and Héctor González. The performances will take place in the Symphony Hall on Saturday (25th) and Sunday (26th), both at 7:30 p.m. The tickets are on sale for €15, €5 for the audience under 30 years of age, and discounts are available.

This show pays tribute to one of its most beloved members, Elfidio Alonso. It recreates everything from his childhood and youth in Punta del Hidalgo to his role as founder and director of Los Sabandeños, along with his relationship with Canarian literary figures, his diverse talents as a writer, journalist, composer, and his beloved city of La Laguna. In all, this 88-year journey is an immersive show in the biography of Elfidio Alonso that is brought to life on stage by the 35 members of Los Sabandeños.

The playwriting and stage design of the show introduces the audience to the different life stages, represented by the actresses Carmen Hernández and Alicia Ramos. They give a voice and meaning to the narrative discourse, complemented with audiovisual materials from interviews with people who are closely linked to the culture, sport, literature, journalism, politics, and music of the Canary Islands. Friends and family members will also talk about him.

In addition to Elfidio Alonso's status as a founder member and director of Los Sabandeños, he has a long career as a sportsman, journalist, poet, novelist, and advocate of Canarian culture. A graduate in Law and Journalism from the University of La Laguna, he was a regional representative and mayor of his city.

Also, Elfidio Alonso, the writer of over three hundred songs, has created conceptual works such as La Misa Sabandeña, La Cantata del Mencey Loco, Las Seguidillas del Salinero and La rebelión de los Gomeros. This vision led the group to make forays into South American music. It enabled it to penetrate the world of bolero and love songs with mastery, producing themed works such as the Cantos Canarios (Canarian songs) and the albums Canario and Personajes.

Los Sabandeños began their musical activity in 1965. Almost 60 years have passed since that group of friends from the University of La Laguna decided to become a group officially. They began their continuous work in music, embodied in over 95 albums, a sound archive that includes part of the traditional legacy and their songs and adaptations.

The tickets are available 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 02:00 p.m. There are discounts for students, unemployed and large families.

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The Parisian Mathieu Dufour will perform Ibert's Flute Concerto as soloist, in a programme to be conducted by Ludovic Morlot.

 

After eight years, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) returns the flute as the star in a season concert. The Parisian Mathieu Dufour will perform as the soloist in Ibert's Flute Concerto, in a programme featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 4 and Le Bœuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof) by Darius Milhaud. The concert will take place this Friday (24th) at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorio de Tenerife and will be conducted by Ludovic Morlot.

The Flute Concerto by Jacques Ibert will be performed for the first time in the repertoire of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.This 1933 piece dedicated to the flautist Marcel Moyse presents a formidable challenge for the soloist, with Mathieu Dufour taking on the role on this occasion. The score offers an aesthetic contrast between the dominance of German creativity in the 19th century and the 20th-century identity trends shaped by the emergence of mass media like cinema, radio and the phonograph. 

Beforehand, the Symphony Orchestra will perform Le Bœuf sur le toit, Op. 58, a score by Darius Milhaud created in 1919. This work offers a musical fantasy set in different Luso-American airs, such as tango, samba, and fado, which he encountered during a diplomatic mission. Initially devised for violin and piano, the work was composed to accompany a film by Charlie Chaplin. 

During the second half of the concert, the orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98. A faithful exponent of the Germanic tradition, Brahms composed the work over the summer of 1884. Its premiere in Hamburg was a great success, which led to a tour around Germany and Holland with Hans von Büllow conducting. The composition engages with feelings ranging from joy to pain and concepts such as humility and eternity. 

This week's event will allow us to enjoy Ludovic Morlot conducting the Sinfónica de Tenerife for the first time. He is currently the musical director of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Between 2011 and 2019, he served as musical director of the Seattle Symphony, a period during which he won five Grammy Awards with the orchestra, where he currently serves as its conductor emeritus. He has also been the associate artist of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra since 2019. He was a founding member and artistic director of the National Youth Orchestra of China from 2017 to 2021 and the main conductor of La Monnaie between 2012 and 2014.

Working as a guest conductor, the American premiere of Betsy Jolas' Latest with the San Francisco Symphony, the St Matthew Passion by Bent Sorensen with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and John Luther Adam's Vespers with the City of Birmingham Symphony stand out. Morlot has featured as guest conductor orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Czech Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, the London Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago and Philadelphia Symphonies, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony.

Mathieu Dufour studied flute at the Conservatoire de Lyon, where he was unanimously awarded first place. 1990, he obtained second place in the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition. In 1991, Dufour won third place in the International Flute Competition in Budapest. In 1997, he finished second in Japan's Kobe International Flute Competition. Dufour has performed as the flute soloist at the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the Paris Opera. He was appointed principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1999 and served as principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic between 2015 and 2022. In 2011, he was awarded the honorary title of «Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres» by the French Ministry of Culture.

Dufour has appeared in concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Lucerne Festival under the baton of Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked together with other conductors as a soloist, such as Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Muti, Charles Dutoit, Fabio Luisi, and David Roberston, and he gives master classes in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. He has also been a member of the teaching staff at DePaul University and the Rosevelt University in Chicago, the Barenboim Akademie in Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonie Akademie.

José Lorenzo Chinea Cáceres reveals the keys to these three pieces in his preliminary talk, part of the conferences organised by the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Sala Avenida, located in the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The tickets for this concert can be purchased until the day of the event 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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Over the weekend they shared the shows they had prepared and received diplomas for their participation

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife organised two days to mark the end of the year for the Theatre Schools of Tenerife. Last weekend, the programme of the Island Council brought together one hundred children aged between 7 and 14 from 10 different groups on the island.

The schools that participated in this event belong to the municipalities of Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Guía de Isora, La Laguna, La Orotava, and Tegueste. The teachers of the Theatre Schools, Miguel Ángel Batista, Francisco Gómez and Sigrid Ojel, were organising and assisting the students and their families during these days.

The island minister for Culture, José Carlos Acha, attended the two days. The councillors for the Culture of El Sauzal (Eusebio Castillo), El Rosario (Jennifer Torres), Candelaria (Manuel González), and Tegueste (Candelaria García), as well as the councillors for the Heritage of La Orotava (Delia Escobar), were also in attendance.

José Carlos Acha assessed this initiative, stating that "these events are very positive for the students, they see the fruits of their work; for their families, who share the result of this activity with their children, and also for the Auditorium, which attracts a new audience and renews its energy to continue highly enriching like this one".

"At the Island Council, we are very clear about the commitment to art as a social tool, and these theatre schools reflect that, as professionals from the sector get involved in enriching the leisure time of many people from all over the island", outlined the island minister.

In the Castillo Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife, the youths staged the works of theatre they had spent all year preparing with their teachers. Not only do they receive theatre training, but they also learn to take part in a stage project that ends up premiering with their families in the audience. Teamwork, memorisation, bodily expression, voice, and concentration are some of the skills strengthened these days.

The schools are divided according to age group, with those in groups A (from 7 to 11 years) and B (from 12 to 14 years) first to celebrate the end of their year. Students from groups C (from 15 to 17 years) and D (over 18 years) will have their closing event in June.

The Theatre Schools of Tenerife (Escuelas de Teatro - ETT), a programme of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife, are developed, in collaboration with the municipalities of the island, during the school year in various educational and cultural centres and offer theatrical training to children, youth and adults. 

One of the main aims of these Theatre Schools is to foster a quality artistic hobby and to contribute to the cultural development of the social environment. All teachers who give classes in the different parts of the island for this programme have a degree in performing arts from the School of Performing Arts of the Canary Islands (Escuela de Actores de Canarias). The process to enrol for next year will be announced through the Educational and Social section on the Auditorium's website: www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

 

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El ciclo Primavera Musical programa en esta cita a formaciones de Arafo, Tacoronte y La Victoria de Acentejo

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife ofrece este domingo (día 19) a las 11:30 horas en la Sala de Cámara, una nueva cita del ciclo Primavera Musical, que organiza la Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música y cuenta con la colaboración del Cabildo Insular. El público podrá escuchar en esta ocasión a las bandas La Candelaria (Arafo), Santa Cecilia (Tacoronte) y La Victoria de Acentejo.

La Agrupación Artístico Musical La Candelaria, con más de 90 años en activo, abrirá el concierto con la interpretación de Haroldo Santos “Lito”, de Rubén Martínez, Edgmont (overture), de Beethoven, y Caña Brava, con arreglos de Francisco Curbelo. La formación de Arafo llega a esta cita con la dirección de Carlos Alberto Fernández.

Antonio Ordóñez Abreu es el director la Agrupación Musical Santa Cecilia, una formación centenaria que llega al Auditorio de Tenerife desde el municipio de Tacoronte. La banda interpretará la marcha mora Kapytan, de Saúl Gómez-Soler, Viva la zarzuela, una obra con arreglos de Juan Antonio Perez y Avatar soundtrack highlights, con arreglos de Jay Bocook sobre la composición de James Horner.

La Agrupación Musical La Victoria de Acentejo dirigida por Humberto García Afonso fue fundada en 1922. Presenta una selección de composiciones formada por temas de The Godfather (El Padrino), la saga de Nino Rota, con arreglos de Marcel Peeters y Danzón de Arturo Márquez con arreglos de Juan Villodre.

El ciclo Primavera Musical es una iniciativa que promueve la Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música desde 2005 y cuenta con el respaldo continuado del Cabildo de Tenerife. Esta actividad permite que el público -con entrada libre hasta completar el aforo- pueda escuchar en la Sala de Cámara del Auditorio de Tenerife a las 37 bandas que integran la federación. Los conciertos, que empezaron el 10 de marzo, finalizarán el 9 de junio.

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The Asturian musician will perform Bach's 'Partita No. 6' and Brahms' 'Sonata No. 3'.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is offering a concert by the young pianist Martín García García on Tuesday, May 21st. The event of the Chamber Music Cycle starts at 7:30 p.m. The programme comprises the works Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830, by Johann Sebastian Bach and Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms. 

The Asturian pianist will play this composition of Bach, the last of his harpsichord partitas, written in 1731. While it follows the basic structure of Baroque dance suites, it also departs from the traditional framework. It incorporates seven movements, beginning with a Toccata divided into three parts that include an episode in a three-voice fugue in the middle. This monumental and innovative work represents the series's culmination in its immensity of proportions, harmonic depth, technical difficulty, and expressive character.

The recital continues with another monumental piano work: Brahms' Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. This particular piece solidified Brahms' status as Beethoven's absolute heir during his third period while still maintaining his own identity and originality. The piano writing is extremely dense, clearly reaffirming Brahms' unique character. Brahms began composing the second movement first, inspired by the verses of writer Otto Julius Inkermann. The sonata is divided into five movements and displays the legacy of Bach and Beethoven.

Martín García García was born in Gijón in 1996. In 2023, he gave roughly 80 performances worldwide, including his debuts in Korea, Mexico, and Brazil. He has also visited many countries to give concerts and perform with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphoniker, Warsaw Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony, and the Orchestra of Brasilia.

García García has obtained significant global distinctions, such as first place at the '2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition or third place in the '2021 International Chopin Piano Competition. In 2022, he also released his first album, 'Chopin and His Máster', produced by the artist and recorded in the hall that the Fazioli piano factory has in Sacile (Italy).

The single tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 and 5 for under 30s 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. There are discounts for students, unemployed and large families.

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This Saturday, the festival concludes its programme with the display of a creative residency about light, vertical dance and music

 

This Saturday (18th) marks the third week of NUMAcircuit 24 with a double bill at the Auditorio de Tenerife: the guitarist Stian Westerhus will perform in a concert taking place at 8:00 p.m. Beforehand, at 6:30 p.m., it will be possible to enjoy the show of the residency Excavación (Excavation) produced by the choreographer and dancer Vanesa Ávila and the visual artist Arístides García, Tenerife natives who reside in Paris and Berlin, respectively, together with Gonçalo Cardoso. 

Stian Westerhus is one of northern Europe's most fascinating abstract guitarists. His album Didymoi Dreams with the vocalist Sidsel Endresen was a unique combination of abusing his guitar with surprising vocal outbursts. Alongside collaborations with leading figures from the experimental scene, such as Puma, Nils Petter Molvær, Jaga Jazzist and Britten Sinfonia, he has released three acclaimed solo albums with the prestigious label Rune Grammofon.

This time, he is headlining the line-up of the NUMAcircuit festival in an electronic rock duo alongside the percussionist Erland Dahlen, a former member of his previous group Pale Horse, whose songs have the freedom to ebb and flow, stretch and contract, as if in a set that has been completely improvised.

2024 marks the tenth edition of the artistic residencies co-produced by the festival and the Auditorio de Tenerife. Excavación (Excavation) draws on a format linked to the arts of movement. It is a multidisciplinary project where acrobatics on a vertical bar (pole dance) and contemporary dance, motion capture, lighting design, musical creation, and sound design are combined and interwoven. Over an intensely creative week, the residency provides an open and vibrant process.

NUMAcircuit defines itself as a collective platform for the creation and dissemination of new forms of artistic expression to offer a space and audience for artistic initiatives that are engaged with forms of contemporary creation, encouraging the emergence of projects and collaboration, and nurturing the critical judgement of an audience that is interested in avant-garde artistic approaches. You can find all the updated information on the festival on the website.

The tickets are available 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 02:00 p.m. There are discounts for students, unemployed and large families.

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15 shows will take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife, Espacio La Granja, Teatro Guimerá, the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts) and several outdoor locations

 

The Tenerife Island Council has announced the 14th edition of the Arts and Movement Festival (FAM), an initiative promoted by the Auditorio de Tenerife. Details were provided by José Carlos Acha, who is the regional Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Culture of the Island Council of Tenerife, Cristóbal de la Rosa, who is the General Director of Cultural Innovation and Creative Industries, and José Luis Rivero, the Artistic Director of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The scheduled companies constitute a varied sample of talented Spanish dance artists, such as Sharon Fridman, Poliana Lima, Reinaldo Ribero, Mucha Muchacha, Marcia Vázquez, Elías Aguirre, Luz Arcas de La Phármaco, Qabalum, Lucía Montes y Mado Dallery, Richard Mascherin, Ertza, La Veronal de Marcos Morau, and Kor'sia.

José Carlos Acha explained that "between 1 and 9 June, Santa Cruz will see 18 performances of 15 dance shows of 13 companies. The performances will take place at Espacio La Granja, Teatro Guimerá, Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts), the Auditorio de Tenerife and several outdoor locations in Santa Cruz".

The regional minister added that "The programme includes large-scale theatrical performances, outdoor solo performances, award-winning duets, interdisciplinary pieces and many more acts in different formats and offering different concepts that go from reflections on the passing of time to representations of the gravitational effect on bodies, all interpreted through the lens of contemporary dance". Acha went on to say, "We must continue offering dance at the institutional level, and the FAM is helping to achieve that goal".

Cristóbal de la Rosa recalled that the festival's beginnings "started with the Auditorio de Tenerife and José Luis Rivero as a bold decision taken in the wake of the 2011 crisis brought on by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy". "We are grateful for the Tenerife Island Council's backing of contemporary dance and for the receptiveness of other public administrations". Explaining what he considers a necessity, De la Rosa went on to say, "In the Canary Islands, we must continue offering dance, and those in charge of programming must be adventurous to give these kinds of festivals a footing, to reach youth and to create a supporting community".

José Luis Rivero pointed out that "without the FAM, collaboration among institutions would be impossible. In our case, the implication is even greater, as the shows are jointly directed with the technical staff of the venues". This programme is highly representative of the domestic dance scene, with a combination of prestigious choreographers, from the internationally acclaimed Marcos Morau to Poliana Lima, along with other emerging artists in smaller formats, in addition to regional artists, of course". He also stressed the importance of affordable prices, "with tickets at eight euros and a wide range of discounts offered".

The Canary Islands Government collaborates with the festival through the Regional Institute of Cultural Development, the Autonomous Department of Cultural Affairs of the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the programme "Danza a Escena", which is part of the Spanish Network of Theatres of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) of Spain's Ministry of Culture.

The festival will kick off on Saturday, 1 June, with Go Figure, performed by the Sharon Fridman Company at Espacio La Granja at 8:00 p.m. At the same venue, on Sunday, 2 June, the Poliana Lima Company will interpret The Common Ground at 7:30 p.m. The scheduled performance for Monday, 3 June, is NO/MAS/SACRE, a duet directed by Reinaldo Ribeiro, to take place onstage at La Granja at 8:00 p.m. The programme for the following day at 8:00 p.m. features the first large-format performance of Mucha Muchacha, interpreted by the eponymous company.

Wednesday, 5 June, the solo artist Marcia Vázquez will offer an outdoor performance of Onde pousa a humidade at 5:30 p.m. in Plaza del Príncipe and at 7:30 p.m. outside Espacio La Granja. Also scheduled for that day is This is Alfred, interpreted by Elías Aguirre with double bassist Jorge da Rocha at 6:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts. At Espacio La Granja at 8:00 p.m., Oro negro will be performed by the Poliana Lima Company. On Thursday, 6 June, Luz Arcas and her company La Phármaco will offer the public the live-music show Mariana at the Teatro Guimerá at 8:00 p.m.

The programme continues outdoors on Friday, 7 June, with the duet performance La medida que nos ha de dividir interpreted by the Qabalum Company at 6:00 p.m. in Plaza del Príncipe and at 8:30 p.m. outside the Teatro Guimerá. For a different experience, Vacío espiritual will be performed by Richard Mascherin in Plaza del Chicharro at 7:00 p.m., and an hour later, a duet performance of Otempodiz will be offered by the Ertza Company outside the Teatro Guimerá. The only indoor performance scheduled for Friday will be In-Side, an interpretation by Lucía Montes and Mado Dallery at 6:30 p.m. and at 9:00 p.m. at the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts).

Two performances have been scheduled for Saturday, 8 June. The first is He aquí un acto romántico, by the Richard Mascherin Company at 6:00 p.m. at Espacio La Granja, and the second is Sonoma, at 8:00 p.m. at Teatro Guimerá, by the company La Veronal, led by Marcos Morau, winner of the National Dance Award.

The festival's grand finale is the large-format show Mont Ventoux, interpreted by the Spanish company Kor'sia, which takes place on Sunday, 9 June at 7:30 p.m. in the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

All information, including ticket sales, will start tomorrow (Wednesday 15) and is available on www.famtenerife.com, and at each venue's point of ticket sales.

 

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On Thursday this week, the baroque music ensemble El Afecto Ilustrado joins video-creator Pedro Chamizo in this experience.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife presents Música controversia, an unusual concert that unites baroque music with the visual arts. This Thursday (the 16th), at 7.30 p.m., the Chamber Hall welcomes a ‘cockfight’ by the historically informed ensemble El Afecto Ilustrado, which will merge with the live work of the video-creator Pedro Chamizo. The programme consists of Harmonia artificioso ariosa by the Austro-Bohemian composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704).

With Música controversia, El Afecto Ilustrado provides a musical battle on a white canvas that the performers are a part of. The visual artist includes them as characters who feel, converse, argue, disagree, and agree. The present on the visual ring is like a space for debate that brings the Central European reality of the 17th century face to face with the Canarian reality of the 21st century. It also reflects 17th-century sound transported into the 21st century through the images.

1696 was the year of birth of one of the most sophisticated works in the chamber music production of Biber (1644-1704), who created at the end of the 17th century a collection of seven scores created in the form of a trio of sonatas, which are defined by their spectacular technique. But above all, by the exquisite use of scordatura, or the different form of tuning the two solo violins, which makes it possible to achieve a sonorous imagination and a textual range that are impossible using the traditional tuning of concert instruments. The album Harmonia artificioso ariosa: diversi modi accordata marked a significant advance in violin technique and in the expressive and rhetorical capacity of music. 

The concertmaster and director of El Afecto Ilustrado, Adrián Linares and Pablo Gutiérrez, who have an outstanding career with this instrument, will perform this peculiar battle with their violins. Carlos Oramas completes the ensemble on the theorbo, Ramiro Morales on the archlute, Diego Pérez on the cello, Francisco Aguiló Matas on the violone and Raquel García on the organ. Founded in 2012, El Afecto Ilustrado is a Spanish ensemble with a historicist profile whose philosophy is about presenting and bringing the audience into contact with a historically informed performance of the repertoire encompassed between the first baroque and early romantic period in a close and tangible way. 

The Mérida-born Pedro Chamizo has a degree in Drama from the University of Kent at Canterbury, specialising in acting and directing. He works as a videomaker, stage director, lighting designer, graphic designer and producer. Awarded for his entrepreneurial skills with the Ceres Youth Prize at the Mérida Festival, the Auditorio de Tenerife witnessed his work as a video designer last October in the opera María Moliner (Antoni Parera Fons) under the direction of Paco Azorín. 

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 and 5 for under 30s 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. There are discounts for students, unemployed and large families.

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