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The participants, from professionals to school pupils and users of centres and associations, ranged from 7 to 70 years old

Danza en Comunidad (Dance in the Community), a programme of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife, benefitted 300 people in its programmes held between April and July this year. Professionals from different fields, educational and penitentiary centres, non-profit organisations and social associations formed the groups that work was carried out under the slogan Sensación sentida (A felt sense).

Danza en Comunidad implemented three programmes: Formación de formadores (Training of trainers), Residencias de investigación (Research residencies) and Relatoría transversal (Transversal rapporteur). The first involved 22 people who were interested in delving deeper into and learning techniques and dynamics from dance to take into their professional fields, notably including psychology, pedagogy, social work, social and health care and social education. These sessions took place at different venues: the Municipal Dance School in Tacoronte, the Cultural Centre in El Portezuelo (Tegueste) and the Civic Centre Francisco González Hernández in Tejina (La Laguna).

The research residences took place from May to July in the classrooms of the centres and in the spaces of collectives. Seven different groups took part from the secondary schools IES Punta Larga, IES Las Galletas, the Higher Conservatoire of Music, Doctors of the World (a group of educators and another on empowerment), the Orobal Parents' Association and the Penitentiary Facility of Tenerife), which involved 279 participants and 21 educators.

The season ended with a cross-cutting rapporteur consisting of a development process establishing the baselines of the different narratives. Observation served as an inspiration to build through dialogue, a discourse of the body, movement, and sensitivity. This process began during the sessions and is ending now; all the rapporteur pieces fit together so that there can be an ongoing conversation that continues to open up the observation and inspiration of the felt sense Sensación sentida.

The slogan this year refers to a bodily sensation that comes through introspective work and manifests itself as an image, texture, landscape, form, as a "whole" which can gradually crumble. This perspective was the starting point for the movement and relations displayed during the session, where body language was essential. The facilitators Laura Marrero, Carmen Macías, Tania Pérez, Judith García and Dácil Baute led these programmes.

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The show, which is based on the phenomenon of supernovae, will have two performances starring the director and three other performers.

 

This Friday [21st] and Saturday [22nd], the Auditorio de Tenerife is staging the performance PROTO (SN1806), by the Galician creator Janet Novás, at 7.30 p.m. in Castillo Hall. The tickets for this latest show by the dancer and choreographer, a performance based on the phenomenon of supernovas, cost eight euros and discounts are available.

Novás takes the following approach for her piece: “What if we joined together and let ourselves die and explode and then see what other imagery emerges? We are interested and challenged by these experiences of heat, explosion, and visibility of the different layers that comprise us: brightness, death, enrichment of space, and the formation of new systems”. To this end, the creator explores new ways of being in community after "exploding" and thus creating new scenarios that are more collective, brighter, and less catastrophic. Novás explains this "journey from down on earth right up to the stars" that "every end has a beginning."

Janet Novás presents this performance in a coproduction with Xunta de Galicia through the Centro Coreográfico Gallego, Festival TNT (Terrassa) and Auditorio de Tenerife, and with the support of Graner, Centre De Creació De Dansa I Arts Vives (associated artist 22/23) and Centro de Danza Canal.

PROTO (SN1806) is directed by Janet Novás, who stars alongside performers Yuantao Gorriz, Julia Kayser, and Danielle Mesquita. The dramaturgy is in charge of Ricardo Santana, and the artistic accompaniment is by Pablo Lilienfeld. The sound space design is by L'Voix and the lighting is by Cristina Bolívar. Emma Megias and Clea Ventura are the creators of the costumes, whose image has been worked on by Virginia Rota in this production by Adriana Reyes.

The dancer, performer, choreographer, and teacher, Janet Novás, trained in contemporary dance in Madrid, Brussels, and Berlin. In 2007, she began creating and developing her own solo projects. Her work is built through observation, experience, and dialogue with her body as the main tool, committing to a language of her own, shaping the emotional content and aesthetic simplicity that characterise her projects.

She has received several prizes, notably including the 2021 Ojo Crítico Award from RNE, the 2021 Premi de la Crítica Catalana for the best dancer, and the 2011 Injuve Award. Her creations have been presented at different national and international festivals such as Rencontres Chorégraphiques, Festival de Marseille, Festival Nouvelles-Pole Sud, Cement Festival, Dance in Transit, Madrid's Autumn Festival and the Festival Bad, among others. Novás alternates her work as a dancer and a creator with that as a teacher, giving classes and workshops in different centres in Spain, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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The shared exchange by the performer from Granada will take place in the Castillo Hall of the Auditorio, with free entry until the full capacity is reached.

 

This Sunday [16th], the Auditorio de Tenerife is staging the final show of the residency of Amalia Fernández, a member of the Performing Arts and Citizenship Laboratory, with sponsorship from the Regional Institute of Cultural Development (ICDC). Solala will take place at 7.30 p.m in the Castillo Hallo. The entry is free until the full capacity is reached.

The performer from Granada has been in residence at the Auditorio de Tenerife since 3 July with the collaboration of members of the Coro del Ateneo choir of La Laguna. Solala is the title of this project, which will result in a series of short pieces, made to be watched one after another, created and performed by Amalia Fernández. Although the direction, concept, and performance are by the artist in residence, the piece has live illustrations by Andrés Martínez.

The creative process is based on a wish list: Who has never made a wish list? An inventory of resolutions for the new year, a letter to the Three Kings, a promise to the Virgin of the Holy Cave... The wish is the driving force of the action, it is the present that starts venturing into the future.

This project is about the passing of time in different ways: the necessary time it takes to complete something; the time in life that each human possesses; the time on the clock as opposed to time as a subjective perception of the senses; historic and cyclical time, and the time that is shared with others. However, Solala is also about crocheting, creating stories from family photos, reflecting on Cuba and singing all together.

Amala Fernández trained in classical dance at the Royal Conservatoire of Seville and in contemporary dance with different choreographers such as Ana Buitrago, Francesc Bravo, Olga Mesa, Mónica Valenciano and others.

Her professional career has moved from performance (as a member of the company El Bailadero-Mónica Valenciano for 10 years) to independent creation from 2005 on. She is the author, director and performer of the pieces Matrioshka, Kratimosha, En construcción, El resistente y delicado hilo musical, Expografía, Monstruos Musicales and Neti Neti, among others. She has also created other pieces in collaboration with the artists Juan Domínguez, Nilo Gallego, Sonia Gómez and Cuqui Jerez.

As a teacher she has collaborated, among others, with the master’s degree in Stage Practice and Visual Culture at the University of Castile-La Mancha, with the Theatre Institute of Barcelona, with the LOVA Project and with the Reina Sofia museum.

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This amateur theatre proposal puts us in the dilemma of the main character who finds a briefcase with 10 million Euros

 

The Amateur Theatre programme is releasing the work Dinero negro (Dirty Money), by the theatre association Tatrum. The first performance takes place on Friday [7th] at 8:00 p.m. at the Teatro Unión Tejina. The tickets, at a single price of €6, can be ordered through the usual channels of the cultural space in La Laguna.

The story begins when Carlos García finds 10 million Euros in a briefcase. When he gets home, his wife, Ana, has prepared a birthday dinner for him, but he only wants to escape as soon as possible. The doorbell rings and the detective Morales appears, who has followed Carlos due to his strange behaviour. Then, the sister of Ana and her son arrive to join the birthday party, but the taxi that Carlos has ordered to escape also parks up. Confusion increases and things get complicated because deputy inspector Gutiérrez turns up at the house.

The cast that is bringing this comedy to life is formed by the members of the association Tatrum, which staged the work Bar Manolo this season: José Manuel Sosa, Yésica Rodríguez, José Luis Rubio, Pepe Damas, Olga Covadonga González, Olga Vanesa Curotto and Hugo Rodríguez.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of 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, and to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups.

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The programme includes 19 concerts and starts on 8 September.

 

The preferential renewal period for current subscription holders of the Sinfónica de Tenerife ended last Saturday. Tomorrow [Tuesday 30th], the Island Council is opening the period for the general public who wish to join as a subscription holder, and it is possible to do so up until 8 September, the date of the first concert of the 2023-2024 season. Your music in good hands is the slogan of this new campaign, which includes 19 concerts at the Auditorio de Tenerife, which can be fully accessed as a subscription holder for 162 Euros.

From tomorrow, the Island Board of Music is also offering the possibility of obtaining subscription status for the first ten programmes of the season for 85 Euros. Individual tickets to attend any concert can be purchased from 20 July starting at 10 Euros. There are special discounts for large families, unemployed and the audience under 30 years of age.

The proposal of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra for the next season includes 53 works by 39 composers from different eras who will be directed by 18 conductors, including five women. Each maestro will conduct a programme, except for the honorary conductor of the Sinfónica de Tenerife, Victor Pablo Pérez, who will take to the stage twice. The conductors making their debuts during this season will be Paul Daniel, Julio García Vico, Ludovic Morlot and Emilia Hoving.

As usual, the Sinfónica de Tenerife will have different national and international soloists who will perform as guests. On this occasion, the following soloists will perform for the first time: the violinists Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Bomsori Kim, the pianists Vadym Kholodenko, Martín García García, Zlata Chocieva, Yeol Eum Son, and Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, the cellists Bruno Philippe and Zlatomir Fung, Leo Rondón with the Venezuelan cuatro, the flautist Mathieu Dufour and the tenor Christian Elsner.

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.

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Participation in proposals is double that of last year

In the season that has just ended, the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife benefitted 29,875 people. This figure means an increase of 118 percent compared to that recorded last year in terms of participation in the activities carried out by this project which involves the departments of Culture and Education of the Island Council of Tenerife. Shows for schools and social centres, classroom performances, teaching guides, educational resources, mediation actions and guided visits adapted to the levels or syllabus structured the proposal, which took place from October 2022 to June 2023.

The educational concerts and shows offered to the schools and social centres on the island which take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife amounted to a total of 22 performances, attaining 13,492 attendees. They notably include the performances of the Symphony Orchestra (Al son de Cervantes for Nursey, The firebird for Primary and Pictures at an exhibition for Secondary school pupils), and the family title that the Opera of Tenerife programmes each year (The little sweep, by Benjamin Britten).

The Teatro en la Escuela (Theatre at School) programme consists of a public call for entries for theatre and dance companies, and musical groups. 14 Shows were included this year, divided according to educational level, which were offered this year to schools and social centres on the island in order for them to make applications to host one of them in their classrooms. In total, 189 performances took place in 116 centres across 26 municipalities on the island, which were enjoyed by 14,789 spectators.

The Escuelas de Teatro (Theatre Schools) programme spread around 11 municipalities on the island, in 27 groups divided according to age, providing classes to a total of 255 pupils. On the other hand, Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre), which promotes this art among cultural associations, brought together 114 participants from the ten groups registered.

Under the slogan Sensación sentida (A felt sense), Danza en Comunidad (Dance in the Community) implemented three programmes: Training of trainers for Creation and Wellbeing, Research residencies and Transversal rapporteur. The programme worked with seven groups (those enrolled in Training of Trainers, the groups of the secondary schools IES Puntalarga and IES Las Galletas, the Higher Conservatoire of Music, Doctors of the World, the Orobal Parents’ Association and the Penitentiary Facility), which had 310 participants.

This season marked the launch of the educational guided visits, a cross-disciplinary educational activity that consists of carrying out a process of training and informing the public during school hours. It is meant for all levels and aims to give rise to autonomous and critical students. It involves a guided visit to the building and a series of workshops adapted to the different educational levels in a specific classroom for this audience, which reached 925 pupils.

Mediation activities were also carried out with pupils from the island and with groups such as the ONCE Foundation. Likewise, the second Teaching communication for music workshop took place, with twenty people enrolled, it featured Mikel Cañada and included the roundtable discussion ¿Las barreras son franqueables? (Is it possible to overcome barriers?) with representatives from public, private, and artistic entities.

The department is associated with RESEO European Network for Opera, Dance and Music Education and the Spanish Network of Organisers of Educational Concerts (ROCE), which it is an active part of.

The Educational and Social Department of the Auditorio de Tenerife aims to bring the arts and creative processes to all citizens, with a particular focus on school pupils and people at risk of social exclusion. One of its objectives is to nurture the relationship between artistic and cultural activities with the way in which they are conveyed to society and to encourage space for building a relationship between art and people. Its main idea is for art to make an unquestionable contribution to social wellbeing, the recognition of individual and collective identity, as well as training and the use of critical thinking needed for mature democratic social coexistence.

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Auditorio de Tenerife recibe del 3 al 16 de julio de 2023 la residencia artística Solala de Amalia Fernández, del Laboratorio de Artes Vivas y Ciudadanía, que cuenta con el patrocinio del Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural del Gobierno de Canarias. La muestra final tendrá lugar el domingo 16 de julio a las 19:30 horas en la Sala Castillo del Auditorio de Tenerife. 

 

Solala es el título de un proyecto que dará lugar a una serie de  piezas de corta duración, hechas para ser vistas una detrás de otra,  creadas e interpretadas por Amalia Fernández.  El proceso creativo parte de una lista de deseos. ¿Quién no ha hecho alguna vez una lista de deseos? Un inventario de propósitos para el nuevo curso, una carta a los Reyes Magos, una promesa a la Virgen de la cueva... El deseo es el motor de la acción. Es el presente que echa a andar hacia el futuro.

 

Este proyecto (aunque nadie lo dirá, porque no es lo que parece) trata sobre el paso del tiempo en distintos sentidos:

  • El tiempo inevitable que se tarda en logar llevar algo a término: la espera, la constancia, la paciencia, la tarea pequeña de cada día y su acumulación.
  • El tiempo de vida del que dispone cada ser humano. El tiempo de los humanos que va pasando de cuerpo en cuerpo infinitamente. La familia: los progenitores.
  • El tiempo del reloj frente al tiempo como percepción subjetiva de los sentidos. El minuto que se hace eterno y la semana de vacaciones que pasa volando. El tiempo mientras bailamos. El tiempo contigo y el tiempo sin ti. ¿Qué hora es?
  • El tiempo histórico y cíclico.
  • El tiempo que se comparte con los otros.

Lo que posiblemente digan es que Solala es hacer ganchillo, crear relatos a partir de fotos de familia, reflexionar sobre Cuba, cantar todos juntos  y alguna cosa más.

 

Amalia Fernández (Granada, 1970)

2020 02 28 ADT TENERIFE LAV 37Formada en danza clásica en el Real Conservatorio de Sevilla y en danza contemporánea con distintas coreógrafas como Ana Buitrago, Francesc Bravo, Olga Mesa, Mónica Valenciano y otras.

Su trayectoria profesional ha ido de la interpretación (como miembro de la Cia. “El Bailadero-Mónica Valenciano”, durante 10 años) a la creación independiente a partir del 2005. Es autora, directora e intérprete de las piezas  MatrioshkaKratimoshaEn ConstrucciónEl resistente y delicado hilo musicalExpografía,  Monstruos Musicales Neti Neti, entre otras. También crea otras piezas en colaboración con las artistas Juan Domínguez, Nilo Gallego, Sonia Gómez y Cuqui Jerez.

Como docente ha colaborado con el Master de Práctica Escénica y Cultura Visual de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, con el Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, con el Proyecto LOVA, con el museo Reina Sofia y un largo etc.

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The tenor was to perform in an opera gala dedicated to Verdi

 

According to the singer's agency, Celso Albelo will not participate during the season 2023-2024 of Opera de Tenerife. The tenor was due to perform at the Verdi Singular Operagala next June, as it was announced on 12 April during the presentation of the opera season in Auditorio de Tenerife.

The Auditorio de Tenerife regrets the absence of the tenor. The representatives of the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, Enrique Arriaga and Alejandro Krawietz, deputy councillor and deputy island director of Culture, respectively, expressed their pleasure at the participation of Celso Albelo in the Symphony Hall during the presentation of the season. Opera de Tenerife is currently negotiating a new programme for the 22 June.

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This atypical concert and ˊperformanceˊ, with seven performers who will play one hundred instruments and objects, takes place on Saturday

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is offering Interpretando a Tom Waits (Performing Tom Waits), a show by the Canadian company L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres (the orchestra of men-orchestra) in the form of a tribute-performance to the North American musician. The atypical staging of this concert takes place on Saturday [24], at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

With the colourful repertoire of the musical icon Tom Waits (California, 1949), L’orchestre d'hommes-orchestres offers an experience that looks more like a carnival show or a musical circus than a mere concert. With almost 100 objects and invented instruments, the seven frenetic multi-instrumentalists perform facing one another and on top of one another, exchanging instruments and voices. The leitmotif stems from the personality of the well-known folk singer and composer.

This creation by L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres includes a text and music by Tom Waits, Chuck E. Weiss, and Kathleen Waits-Brennan. With a lighting concept by Marc Tétreault and operated by Philippe Lessard-Drolet, Frédéric Auger is the sound engineer and technical director for the project. The performers who will bring this performative concert to life are Bruno Bouchard, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Jasmin Cloutier, Simon Elmaleh, Patrick Ouellet, Liette Remon, and Nadine Lizotte.

In 2002, when L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres was founded in the city of Quebec, Canada, the members of the group had no idea that they were creating a springboard for performing arts. Unclassifiable and bordering on several artistic disciplines, the company has created twenty original productions for the stage and public spaces, notably including Shattered Cabaret, Tintamarre Caravane, Les Palais, and this Performing Tom Waits.

Invited to perform on the main stages in both Quebec and abroad, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres has presented productions in over 80 cities in twenty countries in Europe, America, and Oceania. In 2013 it received the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize by Robert Lepage and in 2015, the City of Quebec prize.

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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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The programme with pieces by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky will also mark the debut of the cellist Kian Soltani as the guest soloist.

 

Hugh Wolff is making his debut in charge of the Sinfónica de Tenerife to conduct the closing concert of the season 2022-23, which includes a programme with pieces by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. It will also mark the debut of the cellist Kian Soltani as the guest soloist of the orchestra. This musical evening takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife this Friday [23rd] at 7:30 p.m.

The event will begin with the Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, by Dmitri Shostakovich, premiered by Rostropovich in 1959, critics consider it to be the archetype concerto of the 20th century, in which he presents the soloist instrument distanced from the concept of nineteenth-century beauty. Four catchy notes are used to create the entire concerto, this formula shows the sarcastic side of the composer, who thus caricatures the political views of his country.

After the interlude, there will be a performance of Symphony No. 6 in B minor, the “Pathétique Symphony” by Tchaikovsky. This piece was devised as a kind of musical autobiography which reflects everything from the composer’s happiest days, expressed in the frenetic Allegro molto vivace of the second movement; to his particular farewell letter with the Adagio lamentoso of the fourth movement.

Hugh Wolff began his professional career as an assistant conductor to Rostropovich in the National Symphony Orchestra in 1979. He has also been the lead conductor of different groups such as the Belgian National Orchestra, the HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, of which he was also musical director. He also carried out this latter professional role at the Grant Park Music Festival Chicago and at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Wolff has conducted the main American orchestras, such as the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has also had a presence at different summer festivals such as those of Aspen, Ravinia, and Tanglewood. In Europe, he regularly conducts the Czech Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the London Symphony, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

His recognitions notably include the “Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras” of the Boston New England Conservatory, which enabled him to lead four orchestras and teach the art of orchestra conducting to postgraduate students.

Kian Soltani began playing the cello at the age of four. Aged 12 he began his studies at the Basel Music Academy, and in 2014 he obtained a scholarship from the Anne Sophie Mutter Foundation. Soltani made his debut with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Czech Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the 2021/22 season. In addition to participating with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, he offers concerts with the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, as well as with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra Vienna Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

His most recent recognitions notably include first place at the 2013 International Cello Competition in Helsinki and the Leonard Bernstein Award in Germany in 2017. He also received the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award.

As a chamber musician, Kian Soltani has played at the Carnegie Hall in New York, and at the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals, as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London and the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin.

ATADEM, the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music, is once again offering a free talk beforehand for members and the general public on the characteristics of the two pieces that make up this musical programme. On this occasion, Tania Marrero will be in charge of this event at 6:30 p.m. in the Sala Avenida, located in the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín".

The tickets for this last concert of the season 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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The bands participating in this last day come from El Sauzal, Santiago del Teide, and Icod de los Vinos.

 

This Sunday [18th], at 11:30 a.m., the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts the last concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle, with the performance of the wind bands San Pedro (El Sauzal), Santiago del Teide, and José Manuel Cabrera Mejías (Icod de los Vinos). This cultural activity started in 2005 as an initiative by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' and since then it has had the collaboration of the Tenerife Island Council. This year, 36 groups performed in the Chamber Hall.

The wind band San Pedro from El Sauzal starts Sunday's concert. The performance, directed by Francisco Jairo Cabrera Estévez, will start with Medley Boleros I, with arrangements by José Molina, followed by the Pasodoble Impressions, by Ernesto García Climent, Torrents of Fire, by Larry Neeck, to conclude with Coldplay on stage, arranged by Michael Brown.

Four pieces will also be performed by the Santiago del Teide music band. They will start with African Symphony, by Van McCoy and arrangements by Naohiro Iwai, followed by Destellos del alba, by Ferrer Ferrán, Rhapsody for Euphonium, by James Curnow, and El Cumbanchero, by Rafael Hernández, arranged by Naohiro Iwai. The band will be conducted by Jorge Pujol Fumero.

The band José Manuel Cabrera Mejías, from Icod de los Vinos, will be in charge of closing this year's edition of Primavera Musical. Juan Alexis González Rodríguez will direct the musicians with a repertoire that starts with Pacific Dreams, by Jacob de Haan, followed by Hindenburg, by Michael Geisler, and the Pasodoble Consuelo Císcar, by Ferrer Ferrán.

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The Italian musicians Paolo Oreni and Alessandro Marangoni will play on Sunday the programme ˋDe Bach a Gershwinˊ (From Bach to Gershwin)

The Auditorio de Tenerife has programmed for next Sunday at 12 noon a symphonic organ and piano concert, featuring the Italian musicians Paolo Oreni (organ) and Alessandro Marangoni (piano), who will play De Bach a Gershwin (From Bach a Gershwin) in the Symphony Hall.

The programme includes an unusual combination of piano and organ, which will play together like chamber and symphonic music at the same time, exploring all the timbric and colour possibilities of both instruments. The programme begins with Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and the Concerto BWV 1685 in the Busoni version to move on to two pieces from the great solo piano repertoire by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) with the Scherzo No. 2. It will continue with the organ through the Prometheus of Liszt, in the version by Jean Guillou, a maestro of Paolo Oreni who has also played the organ of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The Italian composer Carlo Galante (1959) has written Gioachiniana, a work dedicated to the duo Marangoni-Oreni on themes by Rossini: concert arias for the audience with a Spanish ending, in which both instruments play a single instrument. The concert concludes with the famous Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin in a transcription for piano and organ by Marangoni and Oreni. These musicians are trying to bring back the repertoire for piano and organ, and even commission contemporary composers to create new compositions for this duo.

Paolo Oreni was born in 1979 and began his musical studies with the organ at the age of 11 with Walter Zaramella at the Gaetano Donizetti Institute of Music Studies. In 2000 he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg and the Cooperative Credit Bank of Treviglio and moved to Luxembourg where he won First Place in the "Prix Interrégional-Diplôme de Concert" International Competition (2002). A crucial moment in his career was meeting the maestro Jean Guillou at the master classes he attended in Paris and in Zurich.

He has won several awards at international competitions, including an Honourable Mention at the Ville de Paris Competition in 2004. He has also played at the Scala de Milan and with orchestras such as the Verdi Symphonic Orchestra in Milan, the Jeune Orchestre in Paris, The Chamber Orchestra in Bolzano, the Symphonisches Orchester in Zurich and the Bochumer Symphoniker. He works intensely as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber groups, with over 100 concerts a year at the world's most important auditoriums and churches. Since 2006 he has been regularly invited by the Diocese of Munich to the Basilica of Ottobeuren and the Cathedral of Altemberg to give master classes in improvisation and the organ repertoire.

 

Alessandro Marangoni is the winner of several national and international competitions. He is renowned on the international scene thanks to important concert activity as a soloist at the main European festivals and his intense chamber music activity. He was born in 1979 and holds a doctorate from the University of Pavia. In December 2007 he made his début with Daniel Barenboim at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Some of his recent successes include a tour of Mozart concertos alongside the Amadeus Kammerorchester of the Mozarteum of Salzburg and the I Filarmonici Europei Orchestra.

With Quirino Príncipe he founded the duo Alexander Quirini and Quirino Alessandri, creating monographic programmes on Rossini, Chopin, and other great composers. He has held over one hundred concerts with enormous success in the virtual world of Second Life. He collaborates with the jazz musician and composer Sandro Cerino, with whom he recorded the album Sconfini. He won the prestigious Italian Critics Prize “F. Abbiati” and the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). He is the artistic director of Forte Fortissimo TV and of the Almo Collegio Borromeo in Pavia (Italy).

Built in the 20th century by the prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team, the Auditorium's organ is considered a unique instrument for its design, sound, and musical ranges. The sounds are produced by 3,835 pipes that are housed in the walls of the emblematic Symphony Hall, which are controlled by the organist from on-stage through to where he is performing.

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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