Sinfónica de Tenerife is for the first time offering all four symphonies by Brahms, “the perfect way to bring this composer to Tenerife audience”. The  principal conductor, Antonio Méndez, leads the orchestra in this unique occasion to enjoy the German author’s compositional expressiveness and symbolism in two consecutive concerts to take place at Auditorio de Tenerife on 15 and 22 February at 7:30 pm.

Sinfónica de Tenerife has performed these compositions many times before but never like this. I’m happy that in our first season together we can highlight these pieces which, in my view, are one of the pinnacles in the history of music”, says the maestro about the opportunity to listen to these creations together, a completely different experience from enjoying them separately.

The concerts start on Friday with the performance of the Third and First symphonies, played in that order. Two beautiful epic works which prompted critics to compare Brahms with Beethoven. The programme does not follow a chronological order as the aim is to “find a sense of balance and contrast between the pieces”, Méndez explained, taking into account that “the nature and duration of each symphony is very different”.

Brahms’s four symphonies are a rare case in the history of music” -the principal conductor pointed out. This is due to the fact that “Brahms spent 21 years working on his First Symphony and then took only nine years to compose the remaining three”.

This performance of the symphonies by Hamburg’s genius agrees with the lines to be followed this season by Sinfónica. Its principal conductor, Antonio Méndez, puts an emphasis on “the great Central European Romantic and Post-Romantic repertoire in a season where the main features are Brahms and Debussy”. Indeed, Sinfónica and I are thrilled at having the chance to present the Brahms series in these two weeks, as it is the main feature in the season and a clear example of the programme line we decided to follow.  The great Central European Romantic repertoire will have an outstanding position in our programme and performing these Brahms symphonies in our first season together is a good starting point, to then develop our repertoire in different directions”.

Tickets can be purchased at  Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín box office, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday; by telephone on 902 317 327; or on the internet and