Tickets for Friday’s concert, that closes the Cabildo’s ensemble first phase of the season, are sold out


The Sinfónica de Tenerife, under the Cabildo’s Department of Culture led by councillor Enrique Arriaga, has sold out the tickets for the concert on Friday, the 18th at 7:30 pm at the Auditorio de Tenerife. This is their last concert in the first phase of the season. 

The principal conductor of the Tenerife ensemble, Antonio Méndez, will lead a concert of German Romanticism -with the current reduced orchestra. They will play Serenade nº 1 in D major, op. 11, by Johannes Brahms and Symphony nº 3 in E flat major Renana, op. 97, by Robert Schumann.

In 1858, during his period at the court of Detmolt, Johannes Brahms composed Serenade nº 1 in D major, op. 11 for flute, two clarinets, bassoon, horn, and a string quartet; he would rewrite this version following the advice of Joseph Joachim for a symphonic ensemble. The score is eclectic and is reminiscent of previous authors; in fact, at the beginning, the horn clearly evokes Haydn’s music writings.

The harmonic forms and languages of the German author also recall Mozart, specifically in the minuets, although he does not stray from the Romantic ideal that permeates his work. The adagio, regarded as the climax of this piece, is a passage rich in the wood section alone and its different combinations. 

Robert Schumann composed Symphony nº 3 in E flat major Renana, op. 97 in 1850, just a few years before his death in 1856 and when he was starting a new professional period in Dusseldorf. Chronologically, this composition corresponds to his last symphony and a series of traditional sound elements prevail. This melodic, even folkloric spirit led the score to become widely popular very soon. 

The five-movement structure starts with a very lively theme, a syncopated rhythm in the form of a fanfare. The three central movements evoke different scenes of nature and moods; it then goes into the relaxed atmosphere of the Scherzo and the Intermezzo. The fourth movement is a tribute to the conclusion of the works of Cologne Cathedral, under construction since 1248; it finishes with a coda that recalls the energetic sound of the beginning, with a rhythm and clear music articulation that lend it a feeling of lightness. 

Sinfónica de Tenerife’s principal conductor since the 2018/2019 season, Antonio Méndez, is one of the most sought-after and best-established conductors of his generation. He is has established links with major European orchestras and has conducted international ensembles such as Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic or Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

To enjoy this cultural experience offered by the Cabildo de Tenerife please arrive at the venue with time enough to enter the auditorium gradually. Buying the tickets implies the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, with no exceptions or reservations, including wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with.  The measures in full and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag cafeteria and the car park are open.