Bruckner’s 7th Symphony closes the extraordinary series of concerts with which the Sinfónica and Auditorio de Tenerife resumed their activity on 19 June. The orchestra’s honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, will lead the ensemble at 7:30 pm on Friday, the 10th at the Sala Sinfónica. This Santa Cruz venue is under the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero.

Auditorio de Tenerife kindly asks the audience to arrive at the lobby 15 minutes before their designated time to enter the auditorium (it depends on your row and it is specified on your ticket and on the email you get the day before the concert) for a hassle-free access to the theatre. This initiative, which also includes taking your temperature and wearing a face mask at all time, is part of Auditorio de Tenerife’s contingency plan against the Covid-19, the first in Spain to obtain the AENOR certification.  Both the GastroMag coffee-bar and the car park are available.

The Cabildo’s orchestra is giving a concert that includes exclusively the four movements of Symphony nº 7 in E major for chamber orchestra by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), arranged by  H. Eisler, E. Stein and K. Rankl, a version that the Tenerife ensemble is performing for the first time.

The score, one of the Austrian composer’s most widely performed works, was the first symphony by this author to be played by Víctor Pablo Pérez and Sinfónica de Tenerife in tandem, although this time it has been arranged for 8 wind instruments, kettledrums, and 14 string instruments.

The Burgos-born conductor studied at the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid and at Hochschule für Musik in Munich. From 1980 to 1988 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Sinfónica de Asturias and from 1986 to 2005 of the Sinfónica de Tenerife. In 1993 he took charge of the Sinfónica de Galicia until 2013, when he joined the Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid as artistic director and principal conductor. He has been artistic director of the Joven Orquesta de Canarias since 2017. This ensemble is made up of young musicians from all the archipelago.

He has received numerous awards: Premio Ojo Crítico de Radio Nacional de España (1990), Premio Ondas (1992 and 1996), Premio Nacional de Música (1995), Medalla de Oro a las Bellas Artes (1999), Honorary Conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife (2006), Honorary Conductor of Sinfónica de Galicia (2013), Hijo Adoptivo de Tenerife and Medalla de Oro del Gobierno de Canarias. Apart from conducting nearly all the Spanish orchestras, Víctor Pablo Pérez is also invited by international ensembles and he often takes part in major international festivals.