The concert takes place on Thursday, the 17th of June. Francis Hernández and the percussion and brass ensemble of the Conservatory will feature


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday, the 17th of June at 7:30 pm, it premieres the work Collage. This is the last concert of the Contemporary Music Festival's season (Fmuc). Francis Hernández, the composer, will feature as a conductor and a pianist with the percussion and brass ensemble of the Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands. 

The world première consists of a composition for FMUC by the pianist and composer Francis Hernández, who was born in Tenerife. Collage was composed for brass wind, piano and percussion. The composition is inspired by several ideas linked to the folk music of different cultures. Likewise, it is inspired by different compositional techniques developed during the 20th century.

The pianist and composer Francis Hernández is considered an eclectic musician; he has combined his teaching career with composition and musical direction. He was born in La Orotava, where he began to take piano and trumpet lessons to continue with his studies at the Music Conservatory of Tenerife and later on at the Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands.

After attending intensive training at the Berklee College of Music, he became interested in jazz and popular music. This led him to participate in different local and national jazz bands. Between the years 2004 and 2008, he worked as a musical director for the national and regional broadcasting TV organisations RTVE and Televisión Canaria. From 2010 until today, he has carried out several compositional projects with Pablo Cebrián, a producer. He currently composes music for cartoon series and short films. Likewise, he makes arrangements and orchestral compositions for several national productions.

Between 2014 and 2018 he was the musical director of the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Sunset Boulevard. In this last stage, he conducted two concerts at the helm of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife during the festivities in honour of the "Cristo de la Laguna" (2016 and 2018), and small chamber groups, such as Awgal Percussion and DifrAcción Ensemble.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before each show on the website  and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at 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.