The Auditorio de Tenerife’s new chamber music series, Creativa Música Panhispánica [Pan-Hispanic Creative Music], opens on Saturday, the 25th at 7:30 pm with Camerística. This first concert features Ángel García Jermann, cello and Jesús Gómez Madrigal, piano who will play pieces by Spanish-speaking composers of the early 20th century at the Auditorio’s Sala de Cámara.

This unusual programme starts with Deux improvisations sur des airs irlandais and Variations chantantes sur un air ancien (Air de Xerxes de Cavalli, 1654), by Reynaldo Hahn (1874, Caracas - 1947, París). After the break, we will listen to Tenerife-born, Manuel Bonnin (1898 - 1993, Santa Cruz de Tenerife), with Sonata para violonchelo y piano. And finally, Pampeana nº 2 and the Rapsodia para violonchelo y piano by Alberto Ginastera (1916, Buenos Aires - 1983, Geneva).

The Councillor for Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, Concepción Rivero, explained the relevance of this new series, “that seeks to bring to the Tenerife audience compositions that have seldom been played in our theatres by not very well-known authors, while at the same time highlighting Canarian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries”.

Tickets can be purchased through Auditorio de Tenerife’s sale channels: at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday except on holidays; via  or calling 902 317 327.

Pianísimo, the second concert, is on at 12:00 noon on 6 February. Pianist Javier Laso will perform works by Federico Mompou (1893-1987, Barcelona), Frédéric Chopin (1810, Poland-1849, Paris), Manuel de Falla (1876, Cádiz- 1946, Argentina), Alberto Ginastera (1916, Buenos Aires-1983, Geneva) and Teobaldo Power (1848, Santa Cruz de Tenerife-1884, Madrid).

The last concert of this new chamber music series, Lírica, is on 14 March. It starts at 7:30 pm and includes the voice of Rosina Herrera along with pianist Nauzet Mederos, who will be performing scores by Ernesto Halffter (1905-1989, Madrid), Antón G. Abril (1933, Teruel), Blanca Báez (1920, Canary Islands), Luis Cobiella (1925-2013, La Palma), Isaac Albéniz (1860, Spain-1909, France), Lothar Siemens (1941-2017, Gran Canaria), Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000, Argentina) and Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959, Rio de Janeiro).

Auditorio de Tenerife and Asociación Tinerfeña de Amigos de la Música (Atadem) [Tenerife Friends of Music Association] present this new series with the aim of spreading unusual music on the Island. This idea led to the setting up of Pan-Hispanic Creative, coordinated by Conrado Álvarez and with Rosario Álvarez as artistic director. Ms. Álvarez explained that they will approach “music by Canarian composers and Latin American music, as very little of their huge piano, singing or chamber repertoires is known here. In this continent, after the different Independence movements of its territories, composers developed a language exclusive to their particular region”.

“We’ll show the audience some of this fresh, colourful creations. We are aware of this rich heritage and compare it with some of our own compositions, which are the result of the thoughts and work of both past and present authors. They have helped to develop native musical creation, which has led to our achieving a relevant national position”, Rosario Álvarez revealed.