Quantum Ensemble, resident at Auditorio de Tenerife, is opening the 2019-2020 season on Thursday the 17th at 7:30 pm. The Sala de Cámara welcomes the programme Vínculos, featuring soprano Anna Dennis, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, clarinettist Cristo Barrios, cellist Richard Lester, and pianist Javier Negrín.

Also, at the Sala de Cámara the editor of the Scherzo magazine, Juan Lucas, will be giving the admission-free pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm. This photographer, filmmaker, music promotor and producer, journalist, writer, librettist, translator and musicographer will talk about both the Quantum Ensemble and the repertoire to provide a context for the audience.

The social outreach activities connected to this concert are to start on Thursday at 11:00 am in the same place. The session aims at bringing music closer to audiences and will be attended by members of the Programa de Dinamización Sociocultural e Intervención Social Ansina, of the Asociación de Padres de Personas con Discapacidad Intelectual and the Centro Ocupacional La Guancha. [Ansina Socio-cultural and Cultural Intervention Programme of the Association of Parents of Intellectually Disabled People]

The University of Leeds lecturer, Víctor Durà-Vilà, revealed that “the Quantum Ensemble presents in this programme three figures who, coming together in the Vienna of the end of the 19th- and beginning of the 20th-century, showcase wonderfully the creative exuberance that took place in that city at that time”.

The concert includes Transfigured Night, one of Arnold Schoenberg’s most popular works, plus two other very interesting pieces: the Trio in D minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano by Alexander Zemlinsky and The Heavenly Life, a song for soprano and orchestra by Gustav Mahler, that dates from the time he composed the song cycle The Boy’s Magic Horn, but that finally became the fourth movement of his Symphony Nº 4.

In Durà-Vilà’s opinion, “It is particularly noteworthy that, in their continued effort to expand their chamber repertoire, the Quantum Ensemble is performing two of these three compositions as arrangements that require only three musicians, therefore providing a different instrumental perspective and allowing a contrasting, and at the same time interesting, aural experience”.

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