The ensemble will perform works by Bach, Vivaldi and Händel.



The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island’s Minister of Culture, Mr Enrique Arriaga. This Thursday, the 20th of May at 7:30 pm, it offers the concert ‘Circa 1721’. The ensemble will play works by Bach, Händel and Vivaldi. Tickets for this concert are sold out. The Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife, under the direction of Alfonso Sebastián, wants to pay a new tribute to Bach and his contemporaries, Händel and Vivaldi, with a chamber music selection of works that have accompanied us since 1721. The concert coincides with the 300th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's final autographed copies of the Brandenburg Concertos.

The programme comprises four pieces. The concert will begin with the Concerto No. 7, in D minor by Vivaldi, to continue with the Trio Sonata in F Major Op. 2, No. 4. HWV 389 by Händel to finish with two works by Bach: Prelude and fugue in c major, and the Brandenburg Concerto in D major.

The orchestra members are Alfonso Sebastián (harpsichord, organ and conductor), Adrián Linares, Baroque Violin and first violin), Pablo Sosa (transverse flute), Laura Díaz (Baroque violin), Givanni Déniz (Baroque violin), Iván Sáez, Baroque viola), Candela Gómez (Baroque cello) and Tomás López-Perea (double bass).

Tomorrow Wednesday, the 19th of May at 11:00 am, the Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife will also introduce this proposal to seventy primary schoolchildren of Punta Brava, Puerto de la Cruz who will attend said concert. 

Alfonso Sebastián (Zaragoza, 1974) will conduct again The Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife during this concert. The Aragon-born musician is the guest conductor of the 'Orquesta Vigo430' and a member of the group 'Los Músicos de Su Alteza'. He not only collaborates with the Tenerife ensemble, but also with the ensemble La Tempestad, Al Ayre Español, the baroque orchestras of Seville and the University of Salamanca and the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León. He has been a teacher for harpsichord and ground bass at the professional Music Conservatory of Salamanca since 1999.

The Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife was founded by the association 'Asociación para la Normalización de la Música Antigua en Canarias'. It has organised this concert in collaboration with the ‘San Miguel Arcángel Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Arts’. The aim of this association is to promote young performers who play period styles and instruments. To do so, it provides the appropriate coordination platform to promote the historical musical heritage and to get new audiences closer to all musical forms of the 17th and 18th centuries.

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.