"A (musical) river runs through it" is the orchestra proposal, which is also offered for school shows.


Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife is linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Saturday [6th] at 12:00 noon, the Auditorium welcomes a concert for family audience that will be held at the auditorium's Symphony Hall. "A (musical) river runs through it" will be conducted by Ruben Gimeno and narrated by Ana Hernández Sanchiz.

Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife will perform a programme comprised of Pizzicato Polka, by Johann and Joseph Strauss; Largo from "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi; ‘Thunder and Storm’, Symphony no 6 or Pastoral Symphony Op. 68 by Ludwig van Beethoven; ‘The Moldau’ symphonic poem by Bedřich Smetana; Slavonic Dance no 8 (Furiant) Op. 46 and Slavonic Dance no 6 (vals) Op. 46 by Antonin Dvořák. The selected pieces evoke the aquatic nature of the planet and will be linked by a poetic guiding thread in order to spark the imagination of listeners across aspects as diverse as the landscape and sustainability.

This week of educational concerts got underway on Wednesday 3 February 21, it continued yesterday and will continue today [Friday 5] with social inclusion groups and school pupils. It is estimated that more than 300 people will watch the show over these days before the family concert. Those attending come from Centro Probosco (La Orotava); Nursery and Primary School Samoga (El Sauzal); Orobal (Los Cristianos); Canarian Autism Disorders Spectrum Association (APANATE), the Canary Islands Asperger Association (ASPERCAN), Nursery and Primary Schools San Bartolomé and Punta del Hidalgo Primary School (San Cristóbal de La Laguna); Sonsoles Soriano Tutelary Foundation, Nursery and Primary Schools Miguel Pintor González and El Tablero (Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

The guardians of these groups have received a teaching guide beforehand about this concert in order to work with their pupils on the relationship of water with different artistic languages and forms: music, dance, poetry, painting and the visual arts.

This activity of Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife is part of the commitment by Tenerife Island Council to offer first-rate cultural programming that is available Tenerife audiences, especially the youngest, through innovative and interdisciplinary proposals. During the 2019/20 season, more than 2,000 Primary Education pupils from 28 schools in 8 municipalities on the Island took part.

Rubén Gimeno, the current artistic director of the Youth Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (JORCAM) and of the Youth Orchestra of the Basque Country (EGO) was also the Principal Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Vallés. He has run a large number of the main Spanish groups such as the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Spanish National Orchestra, Orchestra of the Basque Country, Symphony Orchestra of Castille and León, Orchestra of Valencia, Orchestra of Barcelona, National Orchestra of Catalonia, Orchestra of Granada, Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, Orchestra of Palau de les Arts or Orchestra of Gran Teatre del Liceu. 

The baton of Gimeno has also conducted several foreign orchestras like Norrkoping Symphony, Gavle Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Rheinische Philharmonie, Orchestra MMCK (Japan) or National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, among others.

His activity in the lyrical field has led him to direct productions of the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Don Gil de Alcalá, Marina, La Gran Vía and Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente or La del Soto del Parral at Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid). The Valencian director also collaborates intensely with the “Opera in Catalonia” series. He has conducted The Tales of Hoffman, L’Elisir d’Amore, Nabucco, La bohème, Orpheus and Eurydice, Madama Butterfly and Goyescas.

Ana Hernández Sanchiz is a Spanish actress who combines musical teaching and cultural management. She currently collaborates with the programmes of the main national symphony orchestras, as well as other prestigious institutions such as the Teatro Real, Teatros del Canal, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro de la Maestranza, Kursaal Auditoriums and Baluarte. 

Hernández Sanchiz, is carrying out the project “Adopt a Musician” at the National and Symphonic Orchestras of Bilbao and Seville. In Latin America she has collaborated with the Grand National Theatre of Lima, Teatro Solís of Montevideo, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Nacional Juvenil Bicentenario Symphony Orchestra of Perú, Nacional Orchestra of Argentina and Symphony Band of Montevideo. 

She has recorded several records as narrator of musical tales and stages creative workshops in socio-educational projects with different groups. She is also a co-founder and member of the companies of women stage creators Arquetípicas and Atlantis.