The Festival de Música Antigua de Tenerife (Fimante) [Tenerife Early Music Festival], included in the Nova Ars Organorum cycle, has scheduled for 12:00 noon on Sunday the 8th the concert Distinct and Distant Kinds of Music. Basque musician Óscar Candendo, principal organist of the El Buen Pastor Parish in San Sebastián, who studied organ in Spain, France and Germany, will play the repertoire at the organ in Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica. The versatility and design of this organ are unique in the world.

This is one of the two occasion offered by Fimante every year, since it started in 2018, to experience listening to the organ in the Auditorio. The instrument was built by the prestigious organ maker Albert Blancafort and his team. It is a 21st century piece whose 3,835 pipes are fitted in the walls of the auditorium and are controlled through the console placed on the stage, which is played by the organist.

This repertoire is distant and distinct in space and time and aims at showing the countless possibilities offered by this great instrument through a journey that runs from Baroque Central Europe (Bach with his Fugue BWV 575, a work of youth) to mid-20th century Spain.

The musical journey also passes through Victorian London, where the great virtuoso William Thomas Best (1826-1897), provides a finished transcription of Handel’s minuet in his opera Berenice, to then go on to end of the century Munich with Herr Professor Rheinberger, and finally take a leap across the Atlantic to listen to the most touching, popular composition by US Samuel Barber, the Adagio for strings op. 11.

Rosario Álvarez, artistic director of this organ cycle, revealed that at the end of the repertoire “we’ll come back to Europe to conclude with a particularly dear composition for Spanish organists: the Tryptic of the Good Shepherd, an unquestioned landmark in the organ repertoire of our country”.

Tickets can be purchased through Auditorio de Tenerife’s usual sale channels: at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday except holidays; via  or calling 902 317 327. On Sunday the box office will open two hours before the concert starts.