Tenerife Symphony Orchestra (OST) and Tenerife Contemporary Music International Festival (FMUC) get together tomorrow, Friday, 25th to offer the concert “Consecration” at 7:30 pm at Auditorio de Tenerife. This concert, which is part of the 2017/2018 OST season, opens the 9th FMUC that goes on until 17 June.

Barcelona maestro Edmon Colomer, who was conductor of the OST from 1985 to 1986, is leading a session that features Béla Bartók’s Concerto for two pianos and percussion, to be performed on the island for the first time. The programme also includes Symphonies of Wind Instruments, by Igor Stravinsky, and The Rite of Spring. Pianists Gustavo Díaz-Jerez and Javier Negrín, and percussionists Francisco and Emilio Díaz will be accompanying Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.

Bela Bartók’s Concerto for two Pianos and Percussion has not often been played. Following his agent’s suggestion, the composer himself arranged his sonata for the same soloist configuration. Tenerife pianists Gustavo Díaz-Jerez, an expert in contemporary repertoire and founding member of Quantum Ensemble, and Javier Negrín, in addition to the wonderful percussion soloists of the OST, the brothers Francisco and Emilio Díaz, are taking up this challenge at Auditorio de Tenerife.

Symphonies of Wind Instruments was written by Stravinsky in memory of the death of his much-admired Debussy and we will enjoy the version the composer himself made in 1947. The concert closes with The Rite of Spring, the masterpiece from his rebellious youthful years, whose premiere was one of the major scandals in the History of Music.

Tickets 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 calling 902 317 327. When buying the ticket for this concert, you have the chance to get 10% discount on the other two FMUC concerts being held at the Auditorio (Leigh Howard Stevens, on 31 May, and Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic and the Schlagwerk Wien Ensamble, on 14 June).

In addition to conducting Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Edmon Colomer has also led Simfònica de Balears, Simfònica del Vallès, and Filarmónica de Málaga in Spain; Orchestre de Picardie in France; Daejeon Philharmonic in South Korea. He has also been the main guest conductor at the Eastern Music Festival in the United States. Being a firm believer in the educational and social power of music, he has often linked his professional activities to training. In 1983 he set up the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España [Spanihs Young National Orchestra] (JONDE). In 2002 the French Ministry of Culture appointed him Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques.