The orchestra will play its programme in addition to its outreach and family shows


The Sinfónica de Tenerife, under the Culture Department of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, presents the second part of the 2020/21 season, which includes twelve concerts and two learning programmes for schoolchildren and families and is to take place from February to June. The details were revealed by the councillor of culture, Enrique Arriaga, and the island director of culture of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Alejandro Krawietz.

The councillor pointed out that “Auditorio de Tenerife is one of the few European venues to have kept its activity, at all times meeting all the measures established to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which are certified by AENOR”. “We hope you can all enjoy the concerts we have prepared, although there could be some changes, depending on how the health crisis develops”, Arriaga explained and then added that “many of these works are being played by the orchestra for the first time and one of them, on 12 February, is a world premiere”.

Alejandro Krawietz stated that “at the Cabildo we are very proud that cultural activity can go on, as it is one of the sectors that is proving to be exemplary in the strict fulfilment of measures, and has not caused, as far as we are aware, any cases of contagion”. The first concert of this phase is to take place on 12 February, “with a nod to Carnival”, the island director revealed, to then explain that “the programme on 26 March will take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife and we are trying to arrange a previous session on the 25th at La Laguna Cathedral, although this would depend on how the pandemic develops”.

Regarding concerts for schoolchildren, Krawietz said that if students cannot come to Auditorio de Tenerife because of the health crisis, the shows will be recorded so that students can work on them along with the usual teaching resources

The full programme is available to see and download on Tickets will be on sale in December for the February, March and April concerts and you can choose from the following packages: Winter Pack 6 (includes all the concerts in February, March and April); Winter Pack 3 (includes three selected concerts in February, March and April); standard tickets will also be available. 

Ticket sale will be done according to the following order: from 10 to 17 December for 2019-2020 subscribers and from 18 December, the general public.

The Auditorio de Tenerife will continue to apply, during the second part of the season, the safety measures that led them to obtain the AENOR certification, which supports their effectiveness. That is why programmes will continue to be adapted to the new requirements, which include: reduced seating capacity, no intermission, keeping a social distance both on the stage and in the stalls, compulsory use of face mask and temperature checks.  


Sinfónica de Tenerife’s honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, will lead the orchestra on 12 February, the seventh subscription concert of the 2020/21 season. The repertoire includes The Carnival of the Animals by C. Saint-Saëns featuring pianists Miguel Ángel Dionis and Javier Lanis, with a script and narration by Antonia San Juan; and Tenerife en Carnaval and the premiere of a  medley titled Esto es Carnaval by several authors, with orchestration by Tenerife composer Agustín Ramos. These pieces pay tribute to the most international festival of the island. 

On 26 February, conductor Lucía Marín and the winner of the XIX Concurso de Piano de Santander, Dmytro Choni, will play Piano Concerto nº 2 in F minor, op. 21 by F. F. Chopin; Rimas infantiles by M. Rodrigo and Z. Kodaly’s Dances of Galánta.

March includes a concert session at the Auditorio de Tenerife conducted by Sinfónica de Tenerife honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez. The show also features the Coral Reyes Bartlet and soloists Igor Peral -tenor- and Mark Stone -baritone- to perform Messa di gloria by P. MascagniThe programme is rounded off withDona nobis pacem by J. Durán. 

Three concerts will be played in April. In the first one, on the 9th, Nuno Coelho will conduct Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61 by L. V. Beethoven featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw as guest soloist, and Symphony nº 1 in C minor, op. 68 by J. Brahms.

The Tenerife ensemble will play under the baton of Perry So on the 16th the pieces Eight instrumental miniatures by I. Stravinski; Variations on a Rococo theme, op. 33 by P. I. Chaikovski with cellist Pablo Ferrández, Resident Artist in 2020; plus A. Borodin’s Symphony nº 2 in B minor.

On the 30th, Jiri Rozen will play Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53 by A. Dvorak featuring Arabella Steinbacher as solo violinist and Symphony nº 7 in A major, op. 92 by L.V. Beethoven.

On 7 May, the principal conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife, Antonio Méndez, will conduct a new concert that presents Symphony nº 9 in E flat major, op. 70 by D. Shostakovich and Symphony nº 2 in E flat major, op. 63* by E. Elgar.

Karl-Heinz Steffens’s baton will lead Tenerife’s ensemble on 21 May in a concert featuring violinist Viviane Hagner as soloist to play Violin Concerto nº 2 in G minor, op. 63 by S. Prokofiev, an overture by Mozart and Le bourgeois gentilhomme, TrV 228c, op.60 by R. Strauss.

On Friday, 28 May, Víctor Pablo Pérez presents a programme that includes Piano Concerto nº 1 in E minor, op.11 by F. Chopin and Symphony nº 2 in D major, op. 43 by J. Sibelius, in which Rafal Blechacz will be guest soloist. This programme is one of those that had to be cancelled when the health crisis started. 

Sponsored by Fundación Jesús Serra and conducted by Jaume Santonja, on 4 June Sinfónica de Tenerife will perform Piano Concerto nº 3 in D minor, op. 30 by S. Rachmaninov; Alen by E. Soutullo and winner of the X Premio de Composición Musical AEOS-Fundación BBVA; and The firebird: Suite (version 1919) by I. Stravinski. The guest soloist will be the winner of the María Canals Competition (2019), Daumants Liepins.

Alexander Shelley will lead the Cabildo’s Orchestra on 11 June, featuring violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and resident artist cellist Pablo Ferrández, to play Violin and Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 102 by J. Brahms and Symphony nº6 by L. van Beethoven.

The closing concert of the season will be conducted by Antonio Méndez and will include pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard as soloist to perform Piano Concerto in D major (left hand) by M. Ravel. The programme is rounded off with Don Juan, TrV 156, op.20 by R. Strauss; and Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25 by Brahms/Schoenberg.

Under the title Cuando el río suena… Música lleva, the island ensemble led by   Ignacio García Vidal, promotes a new round of Conciertos para Escolares y Familias, which are part of their Outreach Programme. These concerts will take place from 3 to 6 February and are aimed at Primary School children and families. The voice of narrator Ana Hernández Sanchíz, will follow the plot of a libretto that includes works by Dvorak, Smetana, Beethoven or Vivaldi.

Beethoven y otros heroes [Beethoven and other heroes], is aimed at Secondary School students and families. It will take place from 12 to 15 May and will feature conductor Irene Gómez Calado and narrator Ana Hernández Sanchíz to unfold a selection of works by the German composer, including Coriolan Overture, Egmont Overture, Leonora Overture or Symphony nº 3 Eroica.