Festival Internacional de Música Antigua de Tenerife (Fimante) [Tenerife Early Music International Festival] and Nova Ars Organorum series offer a musical weekend at Auditorio de Tenerife. On Saturday, 1st we’ll have the chance to enjoy La música como una pulsión at Sala Sinfónica. Basque interpreter Daniel Oyarzabal will play the Auditorio de Tenerife’s organ, which is unique in the world. At Sala de Cámara on Sunday 2nd, Catalan musician Pere Ros will be playing his 1699  viola de gamba (Joachim Tielke, Hamburg) in the concert Un encuentro en Hamburgo [A meeting in Hamburg], on Telemann’s fantasies. Both shows start at 12:30 pm.

The Nova Ars Organorum series closes the year with Oyarzabal, who has taken his art to more than 20 countries in Europa, Asia, Africa and America, in addition to being head organist at Getafe Cathedral and at Orquesta Nacional de España. He also conducts the famous organ concerts on Saturdays, Bach y Vermut, at Auditorio de Madrid, the orchestra’s main base.

The series artistic director, Rosario Álvarez, explained that the programme La música como una pulsión [The urge of music] “is a combination of the old and the new with a Choral and two famous Toccatas by Johann Sebastian Bach -who is always welcomed by the audience- and a series of not so well-known pieces, but which are also very attractive, by French Charles-Marie Widor, Camille Saint-Saëns and Olivier Messiaen, who will bring to us a world full of sonorous different sensations and pleasures. It will close with a transcription for organ made by Ruiz de Infante, of the famous Capriccio Espagnol by Rimski-Korsakov. This tour will help us to get familiarised with the timbres of this colossus of the 21st century through old repertoires from the Baroque and Romanticism, which is our main goal”, Álvarez points out.

The first Fimante concert in December is by Barcelona musician Pere Ros, a member of the viola quintet “Banchetto musicale” and accompanist to many renowned musicians across Europe. Having spent a long period in Switzerland and Germany, where he was a teacher and gave his first performances, he now teaches at Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid.

Un encuentro en Hamburgo includes two valuable creations composed in Hamburg in the 18th century: the fantasies for solo viola da gamba by the music director of the city, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and a viola da gamba of the performer’s own collection, built in 1699 by Hamburger luthier Joachim Tielke (1641-1719).

The programme consists of a selection of some of the twelve fantasies, which in 1735 were dedicated to Hamburg financier Pierre Chaunell, the son of French Huguenots who had sought refuge in the city. Fimante’s artistic director, Conrado Álvarez, revealed that “some of the pieces by his peers (J. Schenk, M. Marais, L. de Caix d’Hervelois, J. S. Bach or C. F. Abel) provide the framework for these fantasies in order to establish formal links with them”.

Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday, on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 902 317 327.