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The writer, who already held a conference on the entire lyrical season at the Auditorio de Tenerife in June, returns this Wednesday.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife welcomes Ramón Gener and his new lecture. This time he reveals the keys and curiosities of the opera María Moliner by Antoni Parera Fons, which opens the 2023-2024 season of the Ópera de Tenerife on 17, 19, and 21 October. Next Wednesday (4th October) at 7.30 p.m., the Chamber Hall hosts the musician and music disseminator who, with his knowledge, his voice, and his piano, conveys his passion: music. Tickets for this show, where Gener will also be accompanied visually, are available for eight euros.

The music and art expert will speak about the different angles from which to discover the keys and curiosities of a title he knows very well, the opera María Moliner, a 2016 production by Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela. For those who want to learn more about this opera and for those who have never attended an opera, Gener presents the emotions, the music, the theme, and the roles in an entertaining and sociable way.

After the conference, Gener signs his books in the Auditorio's hall: Si Beethoven pudiera escucharme (2013), El amor te hará inmortal (2016) and Beethoven, un músico sobre un mar de nubes (2020).

Ramón Gener's lectures in Tenerife take place throughout the season in the Chamber Hall at 7:30 p.m.; in each case, the nearest opera will be highlighted. The next meeting with the renowned communicator is on 7 November to talk about the co-production of Tenerife, Chile and Oviedo, the opera Manon by Jules Massenet (November), followed by the next meeting for the concert version of Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns (December). On 17 January will be the turn of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (January), and on 21 February the Auditorio's own production Rusalka, by Antonín Dvorák (March).

Born in Barcelona, Ramón Gener holds a degree in Humanities and Business Studies. He began his studies as a musician at the age of 6 at the Higher Conservatoire of Music of the Liceu, training which he completed later with the pianist Anna Maria Albors.

Through a recommendation from the soprano Victoria de los Ángeles, he began to study singing under her supervision. He finished his singing training in Warsaw with the baritone Jerzy Artysz and in Barcelona with the tenor Eduard Giménez. After a career lasting several years as a baritone, he began a new phase as a musical educator, offering conferences about classical music and opera.

The impact of these conferences led him to the world of television. First, at a regional level on TV3 with the programme Òpera en Texans, and then nationally and internationally with programmes such as This is Opera, this is Art, and 200, una noche en el Prado. His programmes have been recorded in Spanish and English; they have been broadcast and continue to be broadcast in many countries around the world. He currently collaborates with the radio programme No es un día cualquiera for Radio Nacional de España (RNE)

He currently continues with his conferences, classes, and contributions to RNE. Likewise, he is immersed in preparing his new TV program and his new book. Ramón Gener visited the Auditorio de Tenerife previously in February this year to present the show Love, love, love with José Corbacho.

The tickets for this conference by Gener 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 2:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

 

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This is the second integral on the 19th-century composer to be held in the Auditorio de Tenerife by the famous British musician.

 

As part of its Chamber Cycle, the Auditorio de Tenerife is offering on Tuesday (3rd October) a piano concert whose programme will include three sonatas by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). It will be the second Integral performed by the English musician Paul Lewis on the Austrian composer's work for this instrument. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall.

With frankness and sincerity, the sonatas by Schubert express some of the most essential elements of human experience: longing, consolation, despair, joy, loss, nostalgia, and hope.

Paul Lewis will be a guest at the Auditorio de Tenerife up to four times between 2023 and 2024. This is the second concert to present various works by Franz Schubert, covering the last 12 years of his life. From the charming lyricism of the early sonatas to the transcendent creativity of the last masterpieces, and the harrowing moments of despair when his health began to decline.

Paul Lewis is a renowned performer of the Central European piano repertoire. His performances and recordings of Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous acclaim worldwide. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to music, and his musical approach has earned him followers all over the world.

He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestras Berlin, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of New York and Los Angeles, the Symphony Orchestras of Chicago and London, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. His close relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra led to him being appointed a Koussevitzky Artist 2020 at Tanglewood.

He has received awards such as Instrumentalist of the Year of the Royal Philharmonic Society, two Edison, three Gramophone, Diapason d'Or de l'Annee, the South Bank Show Classical Music Award, honorary degrees from the universities of Liverpool, Edge Hill and Southampton.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 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.

 

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The work, an adaptation of the text of the same name by Cirilo Leal, will be staged by Los Viñedos elderly people association

 

The Amateur Theatre programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife is presenting the premiere of Pueblo seco (Dry Village), by the Los Viñedos elderly people association. The work is an adaptation of the text of the same name by Cirilo Leal. The event will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 27th) at 8.00 p.m. at the town square, Plaza de la Cruz Santa, in Los Realejos. Entry is free until the full capacity is reached.

The story takes place in a barren valley of a village on the island of Tenerife. The lack of rain has afflicted this mid-altitude zone, where another reality is also experienced: the sun delights tourists. The plot takes place on the town square, which is home to the old and deteriorated town hall and the luxury mansion of the owner of a large part of the land and most of the shares in the mine galleries, shafts and water reservoirs in the entire valley.

The show is directed by Wame Gutiérrez, while the costumes and stage design are by the theatre group Los Viñedos. The cast that brings this comedy in the form is formed by: Cheda Pérez, Antonia María García, Carmen Luz García, Olga Romero, Juanita González, Mercedes Abrante, Isabel Hernández, Luisa Trujillo and Candelaria García.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is an initiative that is included in the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

 

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The event will be held on Friday at 7.30 p.m. as part of the FAM programme, performed by two dancers and researchers

 

As part of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM programme, the Auditorio de Tenerife is offering, Transmissions. Conferencia bailada sobre danzas urbanas (Transmissions. A conference danced to urban dance) performed by the dancers and researchers Guille Vidal-Ribas and Javi Casado. It takes place in the Castillo Hall, with entry through the car park, this Friday (29th) at 7.30 p.m.

Transmissions is the title of a conference and show that combines music, audio-visuals, spoken word, and live movement to explain urban dance in all of its dimensions. It offers a discourse that is dynamic and accessible to all audiences and is enriching for both experts and those who want to get an introduction to urban dance.

Some of the key aspects considered are where, when, and why these forms of expression were created, what characterises them, and how they continue to develop today. Likewise, the impact that they have had, not only in the field of dance but also on popular culture as a whole from the end of the 20th century until the present.

Transmissions is the result of research carried out by Guille Vidal-Ribas (winner of the 2022 award for Best Dancer for Transmissions at the XXV Critics’Awards of Performing Awards of Catalonia) and Javi Casado (a dancer from Tenerife who works in the field of circus creation at the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris and who is the founding member of Vulcana). This piece presented by both covers the knowledge acquired over more than two decades as urban dancers, combining it with information taken from a broad range of documentary evidence and interviews with pioneering figures and national and international benchmarks in this field.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €8 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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Víctor Pablo Pérez will conduct the Symphony Orchestra, four soloists and the choirs of the Comunidad de Madrid and the Opera de Tenerife

 

Auditorio de Tenerife celebrates its first twenty years of history this week with a concert featuring the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the choirs of the Comunidad de Madrid and Ópera de Tenerife - conducted by Josep Vidal - and the soloists Krassimira Stoyanova (Bulgarian soprano), Airam Hernández (tenor from Tenerife), Oleysa Petrova (Russian mezzo-soprano) and Alessio Cacciamani (Italian bass), all of them conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez. The concerts will be performed in the Symphony Hall on 29 and 30 September at 7:30 p.m.

The president of the Island Council, Rosa Dávila, believes that “the construction of this auditorium was an architectural milestone that has left its mark and turned this iconic place into a symbol of the identity of Tenerife over the last two decades” and he remembered Adán Martín, “who we must thank for the fact that Tenerife can proudly show off facilities that overlook the Atlantic.”

The vice-president of the Council and delegate for Tourism, Lope Afonso, acknowledged that “the Auditorio de Tenerife is an image that is recognised both inside and outside of Tenerife and the Canaries. It plays a key role in the outside image of the island projects, but over these twenty years, it has also hosted many congresses and events in the business sector, which reflects the strategy for island progress. In addition, it has been a clear benchmark for cultural events, particularly music events which have projected the image of the island abroad at the highest level.”

In turn, the island minister for Culture, José Carlos Acha, stated “I want to highlight everyone, technicians and performers as well as audience members who have passed through the Auditorio de Tenerife over these first twenty years. With their effort, they have positioned it as the largest production centre for shows in the Canaries and as a benchmark on the national and international circuit for performing arts and music.”

The concert programme on Friday and Saturday will start with Royal Fanfare (2003), work commissioned for the inauguration of the Auditorio de Tenerife from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. The central work of the concert is the Messa da Requiem (1874) by Giuseppe Verdi.

The tickets for the Saturday concert (30th) are sold out. Those for the Friday concert (29th) can be purchased at a special 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.

The Auditorio de Tenerife 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.

 

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‘El circo de Don Nicanor’, ‘Cuentan las voces’ and ‘Abemon’ comprise the educational proposals of this season 

 

The tickets are already on sale to enjoy any of the three family concerts offered by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra during the season 2023-2024. El circo de Don Nicanor (Don Nicanor’s Circus), Cuentan las voces (All voices count) and Abemon (cuando el agua suena) (Abemon, the water sound) comprise the proposal of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The three concerts take place in the Auditorio de Tenerife on 18 November, 2 February and 11 May, respectively; with the script and narration by Ana Hernández Sanchiz.

The delegate for Culture of the Island Council, José Carlos Acha, highlighted that “the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra was one of the first orchestras to launch the initiative of educational concerts in the era of Víctor Pablo Pérez and since then they have remained as one of the focuses of the work of our musicians.” “This offer is an excellent opportunity to attract new audiences, in some cases, for the first time to classical music” added the vice-president of the island Corporation. 

The Toy Piano and an ensemble from the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will perform El circo de Don Nicanor, (Don Nicanor’s Circus), a piece narrated in verse with music by Victor Trescolí Sanz which recounts the adventures of the character with different animals that he rescues and with whom he decides to open a diverse circus in which each one contributes their skills. This first concert will be held at the Chamber Hall and includes two performances, the first at 11:00 a.m., especially suitable for babies and children under 3 years of age, and the second one at 12.30 noon for children over three years of age.

Cuentan las voces is a visual story by Ana Hernández Sanchiz that brings together the instruments of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the voices of the choir formed by the audience attending the show through a varied repertoire of symphonic and vocal music. This concert is suitable for families with children over 6 years of age and will be held at the Symphony Hall on Friday, 2 February, at 12:00 noon.

The conductor Ignacio García Vidal leads the orchestra to perform Abemon (cuando el agua suena) (Abemon, the water sound), a journey to the Canarian Aboriginal world with the liquid element as the guiding thread. Through contemporary dance, creative space and voice will be given to the people who want to be a part of an original choreographic creation, directed by Antonio Quiles. This third proposal takes place on 11 May 2024 at 12:00 noon in the Symphony Hall and is recommended for families with children over 9 years old.

The tickets for these family concerts can be purchased at the price of 5 euros 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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The event is part of the amateur performing arts programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife

 

Tomorrow (Friday 22nd), the Amateur Theatre programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife programmes the play Cuando Alicia llegue (When Alicia Arrives), by the theatre association Puro Teatro, directed by Goyo Bonilla. The performance starts at 8.00 p.m. in the Civic Centre of Bajamar, municipality of La Laguna. Recommended for an adult audience, entry to the work is free until full capacity is reached.

The plot of this play focuses on Ninoska, the owner of a cabaret acquired in circumstances that, for international security reasons, must not be revealed. She allows strange and extravagant characters into her show who recount their experiences inside and outside the cabaret. Although the Russian lady, as her employees call her, complains about the lack of professionalism of her artists, in reality, she is delighted because they fill her venue for a meagre salary. Cuando Alicia llegue (When Alicia arrives) is what can be read on the entrance sign although nobody knows the origin of this name.

The cast that brings this cabaret comedy to life is made up of members of the theatre association Puro Teatro: Lidia Dorta, Salomé Torres, María de Viana, Estrella Carmenati, Begoña Pagarza, Jesús Patrón, Glenda Suárez, Julio Sigut, Nuria Neida, Lucas Hehe, José Luis Alayón and Piluca Prada.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is an initiative that is included in the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among different social and cultural groups, to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups (directors, actors, costume designers, seamstresses, playwrights, scriptwriters, etc.).

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Five companies will perform at one side of the building, close to the cafeteria, at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is offering an afternoon of circus and outdoor dance this Saturday (23rd) as part of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM. Five companies will perform at one side of the building, close to the cafeteria, at 7:00 p.m. With regard to the dance shows, LaCerda will present El baile de la Zurda, while La Guajira will stage Minguantes. As for the circus, Zen del Sur will bring its Eclipse with live music; Marta Nistal with Guanire Circo will perform Caminos; and the Chilean Bastian von Marttens will offer the circus and dance piece Bastian solo.

This creation with four dancers by the Catalan company LaCerda proposes taking a closer look at the vital impulse that moves each body that dances to the rhythm of music by investigating the nature of dance as movement, but also as a festive meeting place and the paradigm of community. Through this study, Edward Tamayo, choreographer and director of the piece, has created a system of choreographic composition in a loop, which he calls mantras, focused on the relationship of the feet with the pelvis, on space, rhythm, and the group, and it is inspired by the dance marathons and musical rhythms of Latin America.

Minguantes is a piece that delves into the temporal universe of two individuals who are gradually ageing. From a minimalist and futuristic perspective, the body is presented as an irreplaceable engine, gears with an expiry date, errors in the operating system, the eternal debate between will and ability, and in them the firm desire to continue. The least they could do is stop to contemplate the world, what they want most is to keep going. Armando Martén and Ana Beatriz Pérez are two performers who have spent over 20 years in A Coruña, and  over 30 devoted to dance, the foundation and core of their lives.

This Eclipse by the Andalusian company Zen del Sur is a phenomenon that occurs when two stars from dance, music, and the circus align on stage. It is a creation in several pieces that blends acro dance with classical guitar, the Cyr wheel with contemporary dance, flamenco dance with percussion and piano. With the versatile Carlos López as a dancer and acrobat and the performer Noemí Pareja on guitar and on percussion, Eclipse is an example of rhythm and emotions on stage.

The acrobat Marta Nistal from Lanzarote is coming to FAM with the show Caminos. Are all the paths (caminos) already marked out, or do we create them as we walk? Do we freely choose the paths that we take, or are these decisions determined by a set of innate characteristics, constraints, and experiences that are not chosen? To answer these and other questions, Nistal marks out paths on her static trapeze in order to find her truth, her personal and authentic way of exploring them in order to get from the core to her favourite destination: the soul of the audience.

In his show Bastian solo, the young Chilean juggler Bastian von Marttens wonders if free will and freedom exist and “if we are truly free or if we simply react to situations in life and existence.” How far does our freedom go? Through the connection between juggling, dance, music, and the audience, Bastian solo seeks to shed light on these eternal questions that accompany humans.  Bastian von Marttens was born 27 years ago in Chile, and 10 years ago he fell in love with juggling.

The rest of the FAM 23 programme, which has the collaboration of the Dance on Stage and Acieloabierto Circuit of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, is available at www.famtenerife.com.

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The concert takes place within the framework of the Tenerife Viola Masterclass and includes a free talk before the concert.

 

This Thursday [21st], the Auditorio de Tenerife welcomes the concert of the Viola bouquet, in the framework of the Tenerife Viola Masterclass. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m., in the Chamber Hall, although there will be a talk before starting at 6.30 p.m. in the adjoining room. The tickets are on sale at a single price of €15, with discounts available.

It is a repertoire for the viola d'amore, string quartet and harpsichord/organ with works by Antonio Vivaldi, Marin Marais, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Zorn and Garth Knox.

The performers of this concert are international artists linked to the Tenerife Viola Masterclass. Garth Knox, who studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Fredrick Riddle, will play the viola d'amore. In 1983 he was also invited by Pierre Boulez to join the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and was a member of the Arditti Quartet.

The violinist Geneviève Laurenceau won the First Prize at the Novossibirsk International Competition and the Grand Prize at the Maurice Ravel Academy in Saint-Jean-de-Luz; she has taught at the Philippe Jaroussky Academy of Music.

The violinist David Ballesteros was born in Tenerife and studied violin with Óscar Hernández, Franco Gulli and Joseph Guingold. He then continued his studies of Chamber Music with Bernad Greenhouse and of Orchestra conducting with Karl Roskott. He is co-leader of the bandArt Chamber Orchestra and a violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Macarena Pesutic, viola player, is the artistic director of Tenerife Viola Masterclass. She has won the RWE Competition in Leipzig (Germany) and the Music Teachers National Association Competition (USA). She has been teaching at the Higher Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands since 2005.

Agnes Vesterman, on cello, studied at Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris and in New York with Harvey Shapiro. She joined the Quatuor Arpeggione and in 2006 formed a duo with Garth Knox. She teaches at the Paris Conservatoire and the Conservatoire of Boulogne-Billancourt.

Sara Johnson, who will play harpsichord and organ depending on the programme, has participated in festivals such as the Trigonale (Austria), the Contemporary Music Festival of Cologne ON and the Pyrenees Early Music Festival. She has been a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra.

The concert begins with Vivaldi's Concerto for viola d'amore, string quartet and continuo in D major RV 392. The composer himself introduced this instrument at the Pietà, an institution where he taught. The programme will continue with Les folies d'Espagne, published in 1701 by Marin Marais, one of the leading figures of the French viola da gamba school.

The following work, Stranger for viola and viola d'amore by Garth Knox, commissioned by and dedicated to Melia Watras, is inspired by an old Irish tune composed by the Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738). Schubert's Trio for strings in B flat major D. 471 will close the first part of the concert.

After a short intermission, Trois Petites Entropies, part of a collection commissioned from Garth Knox by Radio France, will be played, followed by the Duo for violin and viola in B flat major KV 424 composed by Mozart in 1783. The next work is by John Zorn, an American composer and saxophonist who began his career in the New York jazz avant-garde in the early 1980s, and this version of Amhiel from The Book of Angels is an arrangement by Garth Knox for viola d'amore and a string quartet. Finally, Knox's Passacaille for viola d'amore, organ and string quartet will be performed, in which the composer uses natural harmonics as the main resource.

Juana María Bolaños Polegre, a graduate of the Musicology Department of the Higher Music Conservatory of the Canaries, will give a preliminary talk in the Sala Avenida. The programme notes, which can be consulted on the Auditorio's website, are signed by Marta Álvarez García, lecturer in the same department.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 in the same timetable. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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Violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is also making his debut as a soloist at the event which includes works by Ravel, Lalo, and Debussy

 

The conductor Paul Daniel makes his debut leading the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife in its new subscription concert of the 2023-24 season which, entitled Rapsodia Española (Spanish Rhapsody), includes works by Ravel, Lalo and Debussy. The violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is also making his debut as a guest soloist at the event which takes place on Friday, 22 September, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

Alborada del gracioso (The Jester's Aubade), written by Maurice Ravel in 1918, is one of the five piano pieces he composed for the Miroirs suite and was inspired by the writer and music critic Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi. It is the most performed work from the repertoire of the French maestro and is a kind of scherzo that uses good humour and vitality, represented by the pizzicati of the strings or plucked sound of the guitar, to address nostalgia, embodied on this occasion, by the melodies of the bassoon, violas, and cellos.

Then, it will be the turn of the Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra, op. 21 which was written by Édouard Lalo in 1874 and which marked his definitive consecration as a composer with a piece that embodies his attraction to the sounds of Iberian folklore. This work lays bare the author’s passion through the two main themes which are gradually interwoven, a simple martial pattern and a Hispanic melodic profile, both mark the course of the score. The role of the soloist in this work is performed by the violinist Nikito Boriso-Glebsky.

After the interlude, the orchestra will perform Images: II. Ibéria, a piece created in 1908 by Claude Debussy in which he tried to reflect the Hispanic sounds that seduced him so much during his life. In this musical painting, the Frenchman, who barely spent a few hours on Spanish soil, designs a colourful traditional landscape with the bustle he imagined would fill the cities, towns, and roads of the Iberian Peninsula.

Maurice Ravel will once again be heard at the end of the third event of the season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. It will be with Spanish Rhapsody, also premiered in 1908 although with roots in his work Habanera which he wrote in 1895, aged just twenty. This piece, in which Ravel takes inspiration from the traditional Spanish musical palette, invites listeners to delve into a mysterious and sensual night with continuous appeals to the Flamenco format Malagueña, the Aragonese Jota, and the bucolic sway of the Habanera.

Paul Daniel has been Music Director of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, English National Opera, Opera North, and Opera Factory Musical. He has also served as Principal Conductor of the English Northern Philharmonia.

The British conductor has worked with leading orchestras in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States, such as the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Orchestre de Paris, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, among others.

His operatic engagements include performances at La Monnaie in Brussels, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Zurich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real of Madrid, Metropolitan Opera in Tokyo, and the Bregenz Festival.

Daniel was awarded the Olivier Award in 1998 for his outstanding operatic achievements and in 2000 he was decorated with the Cross of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year's Honour.

The Belgian-Russian violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has earned different distinctions throughout his music career such as a silver medal and five special prizes in the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2007; winner at the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and winner at the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, both in 2010.

His recent commitments notably include his residency at the Wiener Konzerthaus, presenting a season of chamber music in a trio with Narek Hakhnazaryan and Georgy Tchaidze, and his debut with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Wiener Kammerorchester at the Grosse-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus and at Carnegie Hall in New York.

ATADEM, the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music, continues with the free talks beforehand for members and the general public. On this occasion, Lourdes Bonnet Fernández-Trujillo will contextualise the works that will be performed at this new event of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The event takes place in the Sala Avenida, located in the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The tickets for this new 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.

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The enrolment process, which is open to anyone from the age of seven, ends on the 24th of September.

 

The Theatre Schools of Tenerife will be developed in nine municipalities during the current school year 2023-2024, which begins in the first week of October. The enrolment period for this programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife is open until the 24th of September. The municipalities participating this year are Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Fasnia, Guía de Isora, La Laguna, La Orotava, Tacoronte, and Tegueste.

To register in one of the theatre schools it is not necessary to have any prior knowledge or special skills and it can be done through the website: https://auditoriodetenerife.com/en/learning-and-social-programme/theatre-schools.

For this school year, there are four offers according to the student's ages: Groups A (from 7 to 11 years of age), Group B (from 12 to 14 years of age), Group C (from 15 to 17 years of age) and Group D (over 18 years). The subjects taught, with a fun methodology, are Bodily expression, Oral expression, History of theatre, Stage performance, and practice. All activities will be carried out from Monday to Friday in the afternoon and will begin in the first week of October.

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Yi-Chen Li from Taiwan is conducting a programme that includes Piano Concerto No. 4 by Beethoven, with the Ukrainian Kholodenko as the soloist

 

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra is tackling its second concert of the season this week, after the good impression left by the opening event. The orchestra, conducted by Yi-Chen Lim, will offer a programme that includes the Symphonic dances by Rachmaninoff, Subito forza by Unsuk Chin and Concerto no.4 for piano and orchestra by Beethoven, where Vadym Kholodenko will make his debut as a guest soloist. This musical evening takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife this Friday [15th] at 7:30 p.m.

The programme will begin with Subito con forza, a score lasting for barely five minutes that the orchestra is adding to its repertoire. Premiered in 2020, it was created through a commission by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Unsuk Chin, to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. This is a piece packed with sonorous resources and contrasts, with great complexity in rhythm and metre, moving from a passionate start to a restful ending, in a clear tribute to the professional career of the genius from Bonn. Then, there will be a performance of Piano and Orchestra Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Beethoven. This work – dated to 1806 – perfectly synthesises the transition between the classical and romantic periods. The piece was written during a period of full creative effervescence; and it maintains different classical elements, such as the formal structure, but with a marked emerging romantic character, such as the unexpected changes in tone, dynamic, and rhythm.

After the intermission, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will perform Symphonic dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The last score by the Russian genius was created in 1940; and in the form of an epitaph, it summarises his trajectory as a composer, with a certain air of nostalgia, as it incorporates many of the previous motif elements, without sacrificing new thematic concepts and extensive experimental harmonies.

Yi-Chen Lin, current Kapellmeister and Musical Assistant of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, began her violin, piano, and orchestral conducting studies in Vienna. She made her debut in her current position in the 2020-21 season with the new production Greek by Mark-Anthony Turnage with which she received the backing of international critics. The Taiwanese maestro made her debut with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein Golden Hall in 2009. Subsequent invitations have taken her to different European countries, and she is the guest conductor with different orchestras, such as Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, hr Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Philharmonic of Slovenia, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Orquestra Gulbenkian of Lisbon and the Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country.

Vadym Kholodenko was born in Kyiv and aged 6 he began piano studies at the Lysenko State Music Lyceum in his home city, before then continuing at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. In 2010 he obtained First Place in the Sendai International Music Competition, and a year later, in the International Schubert Competition. In 2013 he was awarded the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn Competition. Kholodenko is a regular guest with different orchestras in concert halls around the world, in America (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras); in Europe (Danish National, London Philharmonic, Milan Verdi Symphony and Spanish National), and in Asia-Oceania (Taiwan National, Sydney Symphony, and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony). He has been artist-in-residence with the Fort Worth Symphony (Texas) and the SWR Sinfonieorchester (Stuttgart).

The Tenerife Association for Friends of Music is once again offering a free talk beforehand for members and the general public. Leandro Martín Quinteros will talk about the pieces of this musical event in the Sala Avenida, located in the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The tickets for this new 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.

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