Next Saturday, the Learning and Community section of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra (OST) is performing a great concert of the tale The biggest Flower in the World, conducted by Ignacio García Vidal. Along with the musicians, some twenty people from Canaries Full Inclusion with Functional Diversity are leading this all-audiences show. It will take place on Saturday, 12 at 12 noon at the Concert Hall of Auditorio de Tenerife.

The concert tells the story of Edu, who returns to his childhood through the memories-songs he reveals to the audience from a great trunk. The sessions for primary school children started today [Wednesday, 9], will go on tomorrow [Thursday, 10] and on Friday, 11. A total of 2,200 students from ten municipalities on the Island will enjoy the show.

Ana Hernández Sanchiz, area co-ordinator and narrator of the tale, was in charge of the workshops, carried out at Auditorio de Tenerife with adult intellectually disabled people, which gave rise to this show.

The project is based on the OST’s experience with Mosaic of Sounds last year, which was created by the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras. The proposal was to work at a national level with The biggest Flower in the World, by Emilio Aragón, and texts by José Saramago. In 2018 the starting point was the 2017 production plus Edward Elgar’s The Wand of Youth, resulting in an almost one-hour concert.

The full Orchestra plays at this concert, which has very simple props including a great trunk where the memories shaping the story come from, and many flowers that come together at the end to make a great big one. This union is a symbol of collaboration and integration, the social message The biggest Flower in the World aims to spread.

Tickets for this family show on Saturday -with the contribution of Fundación Cepsa and Obra Social “la Caixa”- can be purchased at the Auditorio de Tenerife box office, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; via the internet here or by telephone on 902 317 327.