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The programme for this Tuesday includes works by Debussy, Beethoven and Liszt


The Auditorio de Tenerife is offering a piano concert by the pianist and composer Fazil Say next Tuesday (23rd). The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall. The programme includes works by Claude Debussy, a piece by the artist himself, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt.

The performance begins with The Preludes (book I) by the French composer Claude Debussy. This work, composed in 1909, honours the piece of the same name as the one by Pole Chopin. This selection of six preludes consists of evocations aimed, on the one hand, at describing atmospheres in an awakening of the senses, such as Les Sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir and La Cathédrale engloutie, and on the other, characters and scenes, such as La Fille aux cheveux de linLa danse de Puck and Minstrels.

The second piece performed by Say is Clair de lune (Moonlight) from the Suite Bergamasque, L 75, also by Debussy, named after the poem by Paul Verlaine. The Turkish pianist has a deep knowledge of this work, and in 1990, he even orchestrated these preludes. His versatility has led him to compose music for various artistic fields, such as film, theatre, dance, symphony, and chamber groups. His style is unique and free from stylistic clichés.

Before the intermission, Fazil Say decided to surprise the audience with a work of his creation. The composer selects a piece a la carte from his repertoire. This choice leads us to Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, in F minor, op. 57. Composed between 1804 and 1805, this piece holds a special place in Beethoven's heart, considering it one of his most important piano pieces. The first movement expresses contradictory feelings, from longing to extreme dynamism, with suspenseful silences, and a more serene second part, which returns with despair in a defiant third movement.

Fazil Say concludes the concert with Liszt's Prelude and Fugue in A minor, a work that pays homage to the German composer Bach. The conductor made many transcriptions of the works of other famous composers. Although some of these piano arrangements are not widely known, they have held a significant place in the Hungarians' careers. They include Paraphrases of Operas (such as Verdi's Rigoletto), Lieder (such as those of Schumann, Schubert, and Mendelssohn), and transcriptions of symphonies.

With more than 25 years in music, Fazil Say is a pianist and composer of Turkish origin. The author Aribert Reimann discovered him at the age of 16 while studying at the conservatory in Turkey's capital. He refined his training as a classical pianist from 1987 on with David Levine, first at the "Robert Schumann" Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf and then in Berlin. He also regularly attended master classes with Menahem Pressler. 

Throughout his career, he has worked with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, the Minetti Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, Nicolas Altstaedt, Marianne Crebassa, and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. He received the Rheingau Music Award, the International Beethoven Award for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Fight against Poverty and Inclusion in Bonn (2016), and the Music Award of the City of Duisburg in 2017.

This concert is part of the Pianísimo subscription, which offers tickets for three piano concerts at a 25% discount, including this one by Fazil Say on 23 April, as well as the concerts of Martín García García on 21 May and Paul Lewis on 11 June.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 and 5 for under 30s on the website, 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 Sunday's performances are part of the Primavera Musical cycle.


The Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts this Sunday (14th) at 11:30 a.m. a new concert of the Primavera Musical cycle, featuring the music bands from Garachico, the ensemble Unión y Amistad from Santa Cruz, and the band La Esperanza from La Guancha. The event is an initiative by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' and the collaboration of the Island Council.

The centenary band Agrupación Musical from Garachico, conducted by Antonio Jesús Gutiérrez León, begins its repertoire with The Blues Factory, by the Dutch composer Jacob de Haan, performed for the first time by this ensemble. The programme is completed with Mocedades en Concierto, arranged by the Cádiz trombonist José Guillamo, and Latín Pop Special, with arrangements by the Japanese Masato Myokoin.

With more than three decades of history, the wind ensemble Agrupación Musical Unión y Amistad will be the second band performing in the Chamber Hall. Iván Yeray Rodríguez Martín leads the group from the coastal town of San Andrés. Fanfare Hayabusa, by the Japanese Satoshi Yagisawa, Indiana Jones Selection, by John Williams with arrangements by Hans van der Heide, and Bon Jovi Rock Remix, arranged by Wolfgang Wossner, are the works to be performed by the Santa Cruz ensemble.

The band Agrupación Musical La Esperanza from La Guancha is immersed in the acts of celebration of its centenary. This Sunday, the ensemble presents Entre el viento y el mar, (Between wind and sea) by the Murcian-born David Beltrán Martínez, winner of the International Composition Competition "Al centenario" organised by the group itself on the occasion of its anniversary. The band conducted by Jesús Agomar González Guillama ends its performance with the symphonic poem Dunkirk by José Alberto Pina.

The Primavera Musical cycle has been organised by the wind bands federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' since 2005 with the support of the Tenerife Island Council. As part of this initiative, the public can listen to the 37 wind bands that form the association in the Auditorio de Tenerife's Chamber Hall with free admission until total capacity is reached.

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'La ciudad de los otros' and 'La mentira complaciente' are the company's proposals for this weekend.


The Auditorio de Tenerife offers this weekend two dance performances by the Colombian company Sankofa Danzafro. The first performance, La ciudad de los otros, takes place on Saturday (13th), while on Sunday (14th) the proposal is La mentira complaciente. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. and take place in the Symphony Hall.

La ciudad de los otros is a dance proposal whose choreography reflects the reality of a society of inhabitants of different origins and cultures. This show was created in 2010 as part of the commemoration of the slavery abolition in Colombia, thanks to the Mayor's Office of Medellín and the House of Afro-Colombian Integration. It aims to denounce the lack of opportunities for human beings marked by ethnic discrimination and social inequality.

In the show, La mentira complaciente, scheduled for Sunday, Sankofa Danzafro questions the stereotypes regarding Afro-descendant traditions. The work—created in 2019—emphasizes the bodily characteristics of black women and men through exotic costumes and dances. This project aims to defend the meaning of the artistic and spiritual manifestations, insisting on being self-represented in the memory and wisdom of the community.

The Sankofa Afro-Colombian Cultural Corporation, founded by choreographer Rafael Palacios in 1997 in Colombia, is a space devoted to dance training and creation. The African word Sankofa means " back to the roots". More than a word, it is an African philosophy that proposes discovering the past as a condition to understand the present and size up the future. The work of the ensemble is geared towards the pursuit of poetics that stem from the roots of African dance, developed within the framework of the every day, the traditional, and the contemporary, as an option for a social bond, personal growth and the positioning of local cultures in the national dynamic.

Over the years, Sankofa has garnered significant international recognition, including the prestigious National Dance Prize in 2008 and the Anti-Racist Artistic Practices in Latin America award from the University of Manchester—England—in 2021. Notably, the ensemble was also commended by the United Nations for its Good Practices for Afro-Descendant Social Inclusion in Latin America in 2010.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, 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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Alexander Shelley is "eager" to conduct Richard Strauss's Symphonic Poems and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3


This Friday (12th), at 7:30 p.m., the Sinfónica de Tenerife is tackling a new concert at the Auditorio de Tenerife. Alexander Shelley will conduct the orchestra in a programme that includes the first part of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.3, featuring Yeol Eum Son as the soloist. The second part of the evening will include a performance of two symphonic poems by Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks and The Knight of the Rose, which provides the title of this twelfth show of the season.

Shelley, who has had the privilege of conducting several memorable performances with the Sinfónica de Tenerife over the years, expresses his joy at returning to this wonderful orchestra on this beautiful island. He eagerly looks forward to sharing the symphonic poems of Richard Strauss and the Piano concerto by Rachmaninoff, in the hands of one of the most exciting soloists at present, with the audience."

The British conductor, who last conducted the Symphony Orchestra two years ago, explained that the programme chosen for this week "will be a pleasure for both the musicians and the audience: brimming with melody, passion, virtuosity and even some delightful musical comedy”.

The evening will begin with Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. This score was written and premiered in 1909, but it remained forgotten until 1930, when the Pole Vladimir Horowitz, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, revived it for the general public. One reason it remained neglected was the technical difficulty entailed in performing it.

The concert's second part will begin with the symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, op. 28, TrV 171, by Richard Strauss. This composition from 1895 is a descriptive exercise of the German legend Till Eulenspiegel, an irreverent trickster present in several titles of the German folklore tradition.

Then, there will be the work performance that provides the programme title, The Knight of the Rose: suite (1945), op. 59, TrV 227d (1910), also by Strauss, depicting a visit to 18th-century Viennese society from the operatic perspective of Mozart and with a light feel. All with the guiding thread that highlights the waltz as the main melody. .

Alexander Shelley has led renowned ensembles such as the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, with which he directs an annual series of concerts at Cadogan Hall and he goes on national and international tours.

In addition to conducting work in the UK and Canada, Alexander was appointed Music and Artistic Director of Artis-Naples in Florida in 2023 and has taken over as Artistic Director of the Naples Philharmonic and the entire multidisciplinary arts centre.

The British conductor studied cello and conducting in Germany and first garnered attention when he was unanimously awarded first place at the 2005 edition of the Leeds Conductors' Competition. Shelley has conducted over 40 global premières, cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, operas, ballets and innovative multimedia productions.

Yeol Eum Son, who is making her debut on the island, began playing the piano in South Korea when she was just three years old. She stands out for her technical control, poetic elegance and sensibility. Her extensive repertoire notably includes everything from Bach and Mozart to Shchedrin and Kapustin.

Her international influence is on the rise. This is reflected by the concerts she has performed alongside orchestras such as the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic and Tonkünstler, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms 2019, BBC Scottish, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival, Helsinki and Bergen Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, San Diego or the Mariinsky Orchestra, among others.

ATADEM, the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music, will give a talk by Sergio Rodríguez González on the three works of the programme. 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, 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 wind bands of San Pedro (El Sauzal), Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Buenavista) and Nivaria (Arafo) are the protagonists.


The Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts this Sunday (7th) at 11:30 a.m. a new concert of the Primavera Musical cycle, featuring the music bands Agrupación Musical San Pedro from El Sauzal, the Municipal Band Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from Buenavista and the Sociedad Filarmónica Nivaria from Arafo. The event is an initiative by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' and the collaboration of the Island Council.

The first wind band to play on stage is the Agrupación Musical San Pedro from El Sauzal, created in 1987 and conducted by Francisco Jairo Cabrera Estévez. Three works comprise the repertoire, two by the Dutch composer Jacob de Haan, The Blue Factory and Virginia. The group's third piece is A Disney Spectacular, arranged by English percussionist John Moss.

The municipal band Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from Buenavista is the second ensemble to perform. Founded in 1929, Humberto Martín de Armas directs the group. It has chosen the compositions L'amistat by Ferrer Ferrán, Gigantes y Cabezudos by Manuel Fernández Caballero, and Deep Purple with arrangements by Toshihiko Sahashi.

The ensemble Sociedad Filarmónica Nivaria from Arafo - with more than 150 years of history - closes this Sunday's concert in the Chamber Hall. Conducted by Miguel Ángel Expósito Marrero, the performance begins with the pasodoble Aniversarios, by the Galician composer Simón Couceiro Riveira and El Lugar, by the Valencian Ferrer Ferrán.

The Primavera Musical cycle has been organized by the wind bands federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' since 2005 with the support of the Tenerife Island Council. As part of this initiative, the public can listen to the 37 wind bands that form the association in the Auditorio de Tenerife's Chamber Hall with free admission until total capacity is reached.

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Auditorio de Tenerife recibe los dos conciertos sinfónicos del festival


El Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife, Fimucité, presentado en el Salón Noble del Cabildo de Tenerife, el evento del género más antiguo del mundo, fundado y dirigido por el compositor y director de orquesta Diego Navarro, alcanza su mayoría de edad con una nueva edición que sorprenderá a los aficionados al cine y la música, gracias al apoyo como máximo patrocinador del Cabildo de Tenerife y Turismo de Tenerife, junto a los ayuntamientos de Santa Cruz de Tenerife y San Cristóbal de La Laguna y el Gobierno de Canarias, entre otras entidades públicas y privadas. El tema elegido para esta edición, que tendrá lugar entre el 5 y el 20 de julio, son los musicales y sus míticas adaptaciones cinematográficas, según avanzó Diego Navarro.

La presidenta del Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, señala que “Fimucité cumple su mayoría de edad, 18 años, y lo hace de la mejor manera posible. Es un referente mundial de la música de cine y es el festival más longevo de Europa. El año pasado 7.000 personas disfrutaron de este festival y de su música. Es un referente de identidad de la música para Tenerife. El Cabildo ha duplicado el apoyo a Fimucité”.  

El consejero de Cultura y Museos de Tenerife, José Carlos Acha, manifiesta que “la música en el cine es fundamental, es la banda sonora, lo que le da dramatismo a las escenas y tiene tanto peso que fue posible crear un festival. Esa visión la tuvo hace Diego Navarro. El Cabildo de Tenerife ha hecho una apuesta clara por mantener el festival, junto al apoyo de otras administraciones. Es un festival además que tiene cine de verano, jornadas educativas, conciertos y demás”.

El alcalde de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, indica, que “en Santa Cruz estamos felices de poder contar con una nueva edición de Fimucité.  A nosotros nos gusta que Diego Navarro nos regale su arte, y a la vez nos trae a gente de fuera que realza la capital y nos da otro nivel. Fimucité es de los mejores festivales del mundo. Enhorabuena a los organizadores”.

El director de Innovación Cultura e Industrias Creativas, Cristóbal de la Rosa, resalta que “las industrias creativas y culturales aportan el 2,9% del PIB de Canarias, o sea 1.573 millones de euros. Necesitamos unirnos más y más iniciativas serias. Tenemos que hacer piña y apoyar estas actividades conjuntamente”.

La concejala de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de La Laguna, Leticia Villegas, comenta que “es una cita que esperábamos con ansias y La Laguna tiene el placer de acoger y disfrutar de su pistoletazo de salida en nuestro icónico Teatro Leal. Proyectos como Fimucité siempre contarán con nuestro apoyo y cariño”.

Diego Navarro destaca que desde que el cine sonoro entró en escena, el musical ha acompañado su historia, con clásicos memorables como 'El mago de Oz' (1939), 'Cantando bajo la lluvia' (1952), 'West Side Story' (1961) o 'Cabaret' (1972). Además, en los últimos años hemos asistido a un renacer con nuevas y aplaudidas propuestas, entre las que brillan títulos como 'Moulin Rouge' (2001), ‘La La Land’ (2016) o 'The Greatest Showman' (2017). A este género que ha alimentado los sueños de Hollywood rinde homenaje Fimucité en su decimoctava edición, a través de su programación de conciertos y actividades paralelas.

Esta celebración del musical contará con un invitado excepcional: Justin Hurwitz, compositor de la música de 'La La Land', por la que logró dos premios Óscar a la mejor banda sonora y a la mejor canción original ('City of Stars', reconocimiento compartido con Benj Pasek y Justin Paul). El aclamado autor de las partituras de otros títulos como 'Whiplash', 'First Man' o 'Babylon', se pondrá al frente de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife en uno de los conciertos clave del programa.

Para calentar motores, el Festival abrirá sus puertas con un ciclo de cine de verano, de entrada gratuita, que esta vez se desarrollará en la plaza de Residencial Anaga de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. El público podrá disfrutar de la proyección al aire libre de los icónicos musicales ‘Mamma Mía’, ‘West Side Story’ y ‘El Fantasma de la Ópera’, las noches del 4, 5 y 6 de julio. Una iniciativa organizada con el apoyo de la concejalía del Distrito Centro-Ifara del ayuntamiento capitalino y que cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Disa.

El viernes 12 de julio, La Laguna acogerá un original concierto inaugural que convertirá el Teatro Leal en el ‘Fimucité Cabaret’, con Atelier de Musique, una banda de 7 excelentes músicos liderados por el extraordinario saxofonista Kike Perdomo, a los que se unirá The Vintage Experience, un trío de brillantes cantantes especializadas en repertorio retro. Perdomo prepara arreglos exclusivos, basados en icónicas canciones de emblemáticos musicales como ‘Cabaret’, ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘Chicago’ o ‘Burlesque’, que se estrenarán en este espectáculo.

Después de diez años de éxitos continuados haciendo bailar al Teatro Guimerá de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, el sábado 13 de julio la Pop Culture Band, formada por 15 componentes con la excelente dirección musical y arreglos exclusivos de Gonzalo de Araoz, renueva su puesta en escena dentro de Fimucité con el concierto ‘Don´T Stop Believing!’. El programa ofrecerá canciones de míticos musicales y biopics de músicos y bandas que son leyenda como ‘Fama’, ‘Grease’, ‘Mamma Mía’, ‘Rocketman’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘La Bamba’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ y otros títulos imprescindibles.

La noche del jueves 18 de julio la Banda Municipal de Santa Cruz, dirigida por Juan Antonio Domínguez Martín, y una selección de voces solistas, ofrecerán una maravillosa selección de partituras de películas musicales, que harán las delicias del público que se acerque a la Plaza del Príncipe de la capital tinerfeña.


Conciertos sinfónicos 

Como marca la tradición, los conciertos sinfónicos en el Auditorio de Tenerife cerrarán el Festival, con la interpretación de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.

El viernes 19 de julio Fimucité proyectará la película ‘La La Land, mientras se interpreta su banda sonora en directo, perfectamente sincronizada con las imágenes, diálogos y efectos de sonido del filme, bajo la dirección de su compositor Justin Hurwitz. Una nueva experiencia “live-to-picture”, tras el éxito en pasadas ediciones de los conciertos dedicados a ‘Encuentros en la Tercera Fase’, donde participó el escritor y periodista Javier Sierra como presentador e invitado estelar, y a ‘Drácula de Bram Stoker’, en coproducción con el Festival de Música de Cine de Cracovia. El extraordinario Polo Ortí, máximo exponente del piano jazzístico en Canarias, será el solista principal de este concierto. La película, que ganó 6 premios Oscar de la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, incluidos mejor banda sonora y canción para Justin Hurwitz, se convirtió en un fenómeno mundial y relanzó el género musical en el cine.

La clausura de Fimucité, con Diego Navarro a la batuta, será un gran fin de fiesta, el sábado 20 de julio, en el que la audiencia asistirá a un viaje a través de los mejores musicales de la historia y sus adaptaciones cinematográficas. ‘A million dreams’ recorrerá partituras monumentales y acogerá estrenos mundiales de arreglos sinfónicos de películas como ‘El Mago de Oz’, ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Cantando bajo la lluvia’, ‘Un americano en París’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘El gran showman’, ‘El Fantasma de la Ópera’ o ‘Los Miserables’, con la participación de solistas canarios de primer nivel, como Cristina Ramos, Carmen Acosta, Néstor Galván y Fran León, entre otros.

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This Saturday, the piece ´Alexandre´ reflects on equality while on Sunday an ensemble is performing in the show ´In Your Head´


This weekend, the Auditorio de Tenerife is hosting two shows by the Brazilian artist Pol Pi. This Saturday (6th), Alexandre will be staged, a dance solo starring the dancer and choreographer, while on Sunday (7th), In Your Head will be performed, a show with the Berlin string ensemble Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are being held in the stage box of the Symphony Hall.

After questioning the physical, linguistic, and anthropological issues raised by the recording of a voice and dealing with the male rite of passage, Pol Pi created Alexandre, thus making this name the password for a possible transformation.

Alexandre weaves a complex tapestry, a reflection of the construction of sameness and difference. It's a journey of self-discovery, where the protagonist's body, voice, and imaginary doubles intertwine in a ritual that traverses the realms of near and far, fusion and cut, dream and reality, masculine and feminine.

On the other hand, in the show In Your Head, with a concept and artistic direction by Pol Pi, the members of a string quartet consider what happens in the body of a musician when they play: how does music take hold of the body, go through it, make it pulsate, move, act and resonate with the score through an object that is both inert and living: the instrument? In In Your Head, with playwriting by Gilles Amalvi, the performer plays and dances an inner dance that is concentrated and precise.

The choreographer Pol Pi, a trained musician who has played the viola for a long time, had the instinct to present Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich: a testamentary work composed 15 years after the Second World War as a requiem for himself, who acts like a ghost hovering over the music, burdened with the darkness of war and the oppression he suffered throughout his career.

This composition is performed by Kaleidoskop, a Berlin group devoted to experimenting with instrumental music by exploring the body and stage. Accompanied by four of its musicians -Sophie Notte on the cello, Anna Faber and Mia Bodet on the violin, and Yodfat Miron on the viola-, Pol Pi has tried to extract the essence of his intimate, daily, conflictive and passionate relationship with music and its instruments, creating a series of pictures that resonate with the score.

The score acts as an intermediary between the language of the notes and that of the bodies, between Shostakovich's concerns and those of the present. It is followed to the letter, guiding every breath, finger inflexion, or movement of a member.

Pol Pi is a transmasculine Brazilian choreographer based in France since 2013. Before entering contemporary dance, he worked in theatre, music, and opera, and he has been a professional musician for over ten years. He is interested in a broader understanding of choreography, working around questions of memory and temporality, language and translation, and the idea of archive in dance, with a particular interest in works based on being in situ. In 2016, he founded No Drama in Paris, creating several choreographies, including the two coming to the Auditorio de Tenerife this weekend.

Founded in 2006 in Berlin, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop has worked to develop new forms of experimental musical theatre from the outset. With great openness, the group creates new formats, collaborates with international artists from other genres, and stages music in contemporary contexts. Recently, the group's work has focused on examining the body. The group members have gone from being mere instrumentalists to becoming musical performers and co-authors of these collaborative productions. Kaleidoskop views musical theatre as a meeting, community space and a place that has the power to imagine other futures.

The tickets for the performances, priced at ten euros, are available on the website, 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 work achieves a blend between Tanganillo and Tajaraste with contemporary music


The Sinfónica de Tenerife is tackling its second world premiere of the season. The orchestra will give its first performance of Tangaraste, by the Tenerife composer Gustavo Trujillo, in the concert this Friday (5th) at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorio de Tenerife. The concert will feature the Percussion section of the orchestra as the soloists made up of Paco Díaz, Emilio Díaz, Charli Llácer, and Juan Antonio Miñana, all conducted by Jaume Santonja.

Gustavo Trujillo (La Orotava, 1972) explains that "Tangaraste is a combination of Tanganillo and Tajaraste (Canarian music and dance), a spectacular piece packed with energy and rhythm, which I am sure the audience is going to enjoy”. The Tenerife composer adds that "the work has three parts which refer to verses from Canarian folklore and which offer visceral motifs and rhythms that are very characteristic and recognisable in our culture”.

Trujillo acknowledges that he has been thinking about this project for almost forty years and that "it is a tribute to the orchestra's Percussion section, the orchestra itself and my beginnings in the band of the Agrupación Musical Orotava". The work was written in 2019 through the Tenerife Contemporary Music Festival (FMUC) commission.

Before the concert, the composer will give a talk (6:30 p.m.) in the Auditorio de Tenerife's Avenida Hall, in which he will reveal details about this premiere and the other works he has chosen to form the programme. This activity is organized by the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music (Atadem).

Paco Díaz leads the orchestra's Percussion section and acknowledges that this work "conveys important emotions because it is deeply linked to regional folklore". In addition, he states that "in the first movement the small drums are the most important part, in the second the xylophone takes precedence and in the third, there is a percussion set formed by instruments of leather skin, metal and everyday kitchen utensils".

Jaume Santonja is returning to the island to conduct the Sinfónica de Tenerife in a programme that, he acknowledges, "is focused on contemporary music. Although the pieces seem mixed and very different from one another, they constitute a small work in themselves through their connection". Santonja has recently been appointed the principal guest conductor of the Milan Symphony Orchestra. From 2018 to 2021, he was assistant conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Basque National Orchestra.

The second part of the concert on Friday will begin with Cantus in Memory Benjamin Britten, by Arvo Pärt, a song composed in 1977 as a tribute to the British composer who passed away a year earlier. The piece, written for strings and bells, is an example of tintinnabula. This style refers to the harmonic vibrations produced by a specific combination of certain notes in the scale, making its author one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Then, Britten's work Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, op. 33a will be performed in the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This 1945 composition presents four traditional vignettes featuring the sea.

This Midnight Hour is a work by the British composer Anna Clyne, written in 2015, which evokes a visual journey for the listener without representing a specific narrative. It is based on two poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez and Charles Baudelaire.

The programme is completed by Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, a work composed in 1941 that quickly became a symbol of Mexican identity, as it is inspired by a dance that takes its name from the wooden platform on which the dancers perform steps.

The tickets for this concert can be purchased until the day of the event on the website, 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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Around one hundred people took part in the 12 programmes and attended the celebration.


The artistic and social project Danza en Comunidad (Dance in the Community) by Auditorio de Tenerife celebrates its tenth anniversary. The anniversary took place at a gathering involving one hundred professionals and groups who had participated in the programme activities over this decade.

Danza en Comunidad has developed and carried out twelve programmes and four research processes during this period. It has worked with 40 groups, that have participated and returned for different project editions. The number of participants involved surpasses 1,500 people. Over one thousand work sessions have been held, many of which have resulted in 68 performances. In addition to the in-house activity, they have participated in 28 projects, initiatives and festivals in the Community.

For the occasion, the Auditorio de Tenerife's Multipurpose Hall has been transformed into a multi-sensory space with areas for writing, thinking, dialogue, dancing, and even creating video recordings. Upon arrival, attendees removed their shoes to put on their new commemorative socks and thus enjoyed the event more freely.

The celebration of the tenth anniversary was led by the DC team, formed by Laura Marrero, Carmen Macías, Dácil Baute, Judith García and Tania Pérez. Alongside the attendees, the facilitators carried out several movement dynamics, including screening a commemorative video. One hundred people enjoyed the event, including managers and associates of the groups, people participating in the different programmes, hall and festival schedulers, teachers from schools, artistic collaborators and the Auditorio de Tenerife team.

Danza en Comunidad has carried out committed and respectful work with a team trained in Dance and with great social sensibility. Those in charge of the project most value the people, adventures, experiences, and learning accumulated over these ten years. "Art gains new meanings in social and vulnerable contexts, like the art of dance, which is also vulnerable," reflects Laura Marrero, one of the founders of Dance in the Community.

This project aims to create different pathways and itineraries where Dance is available for any person, collective, group or association that needs to work with the tools of a professional. To do so, the time that each person takes to assimilate things is respected, and the aim is to find the movement of each body. Group relationships, agreements, participation, movement and ideas are essential to creating an atmosphere where every person can exercise their right to move, make, and express their sensibility. The main aim and ultimate commitment of Danza en Comunidad is to form a community that provides mediation and resources for Dance and movement.

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Adeje and La Orotava join the capital city in receiving three different programmes put together by the singer himself.


The Auditorio de Tenerife brings these lyrical recitals to three venues on the island by the tenor Airam Hernández and the pianist Vanessa García. From April 4 to 6, the Auditorio de Adeje, the Auditorio Teobaldo Power in La Orotava, and the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz will host different programmes that the singer has prepared with each of these venues in mind. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

For Airam Hernández, "planning a concert is comparable to creating a good perfume: the order, quantity and balance between the pieces are essential for it to work". "Thus, it thrills and lives on in the memory.", states the San Cristóbal de La Laguna-born tenor, who began his solo career in the Opernstudio and Ensemble of the Opernhaus Zürich

The Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife will be the first to welcome the renowned singer on Thursday, April 4, with El viaje del Trovador (The Troubadour's Journey). This programme includes a selection of Spanish songs that trace a line through time from the 15th century to the present, inviting the audience to travel through time and enjoy the compositional evolution of a repertoire rich in registers and a broad palette of sounds.

The following day, Friday the 5th, the tenor and the pianist will perform at the Auditorio in Adeje the programme Aires del Sur (Tunes of the South), focusing on composers from the south of Spain and Latin America. The tour ends on Saturday 6th, at the Auditorio Teobaldo Power in La Orotava with the programme Aires del Norte, dedicated to composers from the north of Spain. For Airam Hernández, "They were born to offer two programmes that connect with people who come to these two beautiful spaces on the island. Thus, we are offering our audience the chance to enjoy two different programmes that capture the essence of the Spanish song tradition".

Hernández has taken on the role of Tamino, Don Ottavio, Pollione, Tebaldo, Edgardo, Alfredo, Fenton, Faust, Rodolfo, Jason, Ulysse, Grigori, and Arcadio, as well as the world premières in Sardanapalo (Liszt), Caruso in Cuba (Schaunard Award for Best Performer of the Year), and El Abrecartas.

He has performed in the main theatres in countries such as Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Hungary and Switzerland. He has been conducted by conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Teodor Currentzis, Fabio Luisi, Nicola Luisotti, Nello Santi, Marco Armiliato, Ivor Bolton, Víctor Pablo Pérez and Markus Poschner, among others. 

Vanessa García is a Spanish pianist, repetiteur, vocal coach and assistant orchestra conductor who particularly excels as an extraordinary accompanist. Her musical attributes were apparent from an early age, so she studied singing, chamber music and choral conducting. 

At different times, Vanessa García has had the chance to perform as a soloist and accompanist at the Palau de la Música and with the Orchestra of the Catalonian Gran Teatre del Liceu (Spain). She is a vocal coach and repetiteur at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.


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This event will feature the participation of the wind bands from Santa Úrsula, San Andrés and San Miguel de Abona.


Tomorrow (Sunday 24), the Auditorio de Tenerife will host the third concert of the "Primavera Musical" cycle at the Chamber Hall. The event will feature the participation of the concert bands Ernesto Beteta (Santa Úrsula), Amigos del Arte de San Andrés (Santa Cruz) and the band from San Miguel de Abona. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and is organised by the wind bands federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the support of Tenerife Island Council.

The band Asociación Músico-Cultural Ernesto Beteta from Santa Úrsula, under the direction of Miguel Ángel Expósito Marrero, will be the first ensemble to perform. The band, with more than three decades of history, has prepared a repertoire formed by La Fallera, by the Valencian composer Ferrer Ferrán, Por una cabeza, by the Argentinian Carlos Gardel, and La Sombra del Peregrino, by José Luis Peiró.

The wind band 'Sociedad Protectora de la Banda de Música Amigos del Arte de San Andrés', which originated in 1967, will be the second group to take to the stage of the Chamber Hall. Conducted by Juan Antonio Domínguez Martín, the ensemble will perform the pasodoble El último romántico by Reveriano Soutullo and Juan Bautista Vert, the King Arthur suite by Kees Schoonenbeek. It will end with the soundtrack of the main theme from Exodus by Ernest Gold.

The third event of the Primavera Musical cycle in the Auditorio de Tenerife will conclude with the performance by the wind band San Miguel de Abona, conducted by Marvin Federico Martín Pérez, with the Galician pasodoble Puenteareas by Reveriano Soutullo and Sajelbon by José Alberto Pina.

The Primavera Musical cycle has been organised by the wind bands federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' since 2005 with the support of Tenerife Island Council. As part of this campaign, the public can listen to the 37 wind bands that shape the association in the Auditorio de Tenerife's Chamber Hall. The event is free entry until total capacity is reached.

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ˋReality is nuanceˊ can be heard live this Saturday in trio format of guitar, double bass and drums.


This Saturday (23rd), at 7:30 p.m., the new jazz album of Albert Vila Trío will be presented at the Auditorium's Chamber Hall. Reality is nuance. Vila's guitar, the double bass of Doug Weiss, and the drums of Ferenc Nemeth form the trio for this concert, playing the seventh work of the Barcelona-born musician and composer.

Albert Vila has recorded and performed his compositions in larger groups, such as quartets and quintets. This time, he is exploring his compositional and performative skills in a smaller group. The guitar trio format can be minimalist, delicate, and even challenging, especially on this album, which lasts almost an hour. However, Weiss and Nemeth mix styles and textures and capture a broad tonal range, in which individualities serve a whole.

As an eclectic and reflexive musician, Albert Vila undergoes intense personal searching to create a coherent language. Vila stated, "I drew inspiration from classical and jazz pianists' use of polyphony and aimed to bring some of that universe to the guitar trio format".

Albert Vila is considered one of the most influential guitarists of his generation. He began his music studies at the Taller de Musics in Barcelona. In 1999, he was accepted to the Amsterdam Conservatory and studied with Jesse Van Ruller. In 2004, he was awarded the first prize at the Dutch Jazz Competition for his composition Gym Jam. The following year, he received a scholarship grant for the master's program at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York with the teachers Rodney Jones, Dave Liebman and Phil Markowitz.

The tickets are available on the website, 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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