Auditorio de Tenerife has increased the seating capacity of its main stage to 300 to welcome Sinfónica de Tenerife’s second concert, Divertimento, with a reduced number of musicians. It is taking place on Friday, the 26th at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be on sale for the general public on Wednesday the 24th. This repertoire will also be played on Saturday, the 27th at 8:30 pm in Teatro El Sauzal.  Tickets are available on and at the theatre’s box office.

Este aumento en las localidades del Auditorio se debe, por un lado, a que la isla se encuentra bajo la legislación de la nueva normalidad y, por otro, al éxito y buena acogida de las nuevas normas de seguridad e higiene que fueron puestas a prueba en los dos conciertos de Titán de Mahler el pasado fin de semana, que se desarrollaron sin ninguna incidencia.

The main changes include the audience arriving an hour before the show starts, entering the auditorium gradually, wearing a face mask, and having their temperature taken. Before the concert the audience is informed about all the measures, which you can also see here. The GastroMag coffee bar and Auditorio de Tenerife car park are available for this music series.

For this new Auditorio de Tenerife’s concert, the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by Councillor Concepción Rivero, is putting 300 seats on sale next Wednesday while they are available for  Sinfónica subscribers from today.

Tickets cost five euros and you can buy a pair of seats here on the website or calling 902 31 73 27; for one seat or an odd number of seats, can only be purchased by telephone from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The box office is also available Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You need to make an appointment on or on 922 56 86 25.

About the repertory 

This time the Cabildo’s orchestra will play a musical repertoire with David Ballesteros acting as leader of the orchestra/conductor. The pieces include St. Paul’s Suite, op. 29, by Gustav Holst; Holdberg Suite, op. 40, by Edvard Grieg; I crisantemi, by Giacomo Puccini, and Divertimento in D major KV 136, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Holdberg Suite, op. 40 by Edvard Grieg is a musical tribute to Norwegian playwright and essayist Ludvig Holberg on the 200th anniversary of his birth. It is an evocation of 18th century dance suites of his native country.

Giacomo Puccini’s I crisantemi was composed for a string quartet or a string orchestra. Its melancholy, grieving language maintains the exciting identity of the Italian author.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in D major KV 136 brings the concert to an end with enthusiastic, youthful excitement.  The three movements correspond to the structure of Italian overtures and are permeated with the idiosyncrasy and light of Mediterranean music.



Ballesteros is currently a violinist at the London Symphony Orchestra where he has played from classical repertoires to film soundtracks like Star Wars or Harry Potter, regularly working with Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev. He also takes part in the Orquesta BandArt, where he is head of the social integration area carrying out activities in hospitals, old people’s homes, and prisons.

Tenerife-born Ballesteros started his studies at the Conservatorio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where he did conducting and performing music of the Classical period with the original instruments. He has worked with composers like Sofia Gubaidulina, Thomas Adés, James MacMillan, Laura Vega, José Brito, Manuel Bonino, Ernesto Mateo, Sergio Rodríguez, or Ernesto Aurignac.

He has taught at the Orquesta Simón Bolívar in Venezuela, the New World Symphony in the United States, the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España and in London’s Guildhall School of Music, among other institutions. He has been a teacher at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland since 2015.

Auditorio’s next concert, part of this Sinfónica de Tenerife extraordinary repertoire, is Serenata nocturna. It will take place on 3 July under the same leader of the orchestra and conductor. The series closes on 10 July with Bruckner’s Symphony nº 7, under the baton of Víctor Pablo Pérez, who was also in charge of the first two sessions.


Next performances of Sinfónica de Tenerife:

26th of juneDivertimento

3th of julySerenata nocturna

10th of julySéptima de Bruckner