Don Quixote’s epic heroism will lead Sinfónica de Tenerife’s seventh concert in the 2019-2020 season. It is taking place at 7:30 pm on Friday, the 7th at the Auditorio de Tenerife under the baton of its principal conductor, Antonio Méndez.

The concert, which features two works by composer Richard Strauss, includes the solo performances of cellist Raúl Mirás and viola player Sviatoslav Belonogov. Also, violinist Birgit Kolar will play as leader of the orchestra with a Carlo Bergonzi violin, manufactured in Cremona, Italy, in 1723 and belonging to the instrument collection of Austria’s National Bank.

The programme of Don Quijote y el héroe includes the symphonic poems Don Quixote, op. 35 and Ein Heldenleben, TrV 190/op. 40 that depict the literary Castilian figure as a hero, a madman, and an adventurer in a dazzling conjunction of symphonic poems, which were envisioned by the German composer at the same time and complementarily.

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Galicia cellist Raúl Mirás studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música del País Vasco, with Asier Polo, Master at the Musik-Akademie Basel (Switzerland) with Thomas Demenga, plus Master and Konzertexam at the Hochschule für Musik Rostock with Julian Steckel. He has performed solo with Orquesta Gaos, Orquesta Sinfónica de Musikene, FRSinfonieorchester Rostock of the Joven Orquesta del Principado de Asturias. He has also given recitals in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany and has taken part in festivals like Festival Bal y Gay, Zermatt Festival, Akademie Rutesheim, Festival Turina, Gustav Mahler Academy, Montreux Festival or Lucerne Festival.

Kazak viola Sviatoslav Belonogov graduated at the Russian Music Academy with Vyacheslav Trushin, were he studied a Master of Fine Arts (1992). In 1988 he won the Soviet Union National Viola Competition in Lviv and in 1993 he was the winner at D. Shostakovich String Quartet International Competition. He has been a member of the Russian National Orchestra and a soloist at the Maliy State Symphony Orchestra, and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He has been soloist viola of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra since 1997.