The French organist and composer Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Bocinos presents the repertoire 'Con aroma francés'


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, Enrique Arriaga. This Sunday [12] at 12:00 p.m. it will offer the first organ concert of the season. The programme titled 'Con aroma francés' (With French Aroma) will be performed by the French organist and composer Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Bocinos in the Symphonic Hall. Its walls contain the 3,835 pipes of the instrument, unique in the world. 

Johann Sebastian Bach is the composer whose spirit presides over this concert. Marie-Bernardette Dufourcet, a French organist and composer, leads us from the full Baroque of the great organist-composer Nicolas de Grigny to the 21stcentury of a Basque Fandango composed by the Lebanese-French organist Naji Hakim. He is Messiaen's successor at the Trinité organ in Paris and one of the great current figures of organ creation.

Dufourcet's musical journey also includes unique works by Léon Boëllmann, such as the 3rd movement of his legendary Gothic Suite (1895), and music by Maurice Duruflé. To round up the concert, the program includes music by the complex and brilliant Charles-Marie Widor. To cap it all, Dufourcet garnishes this concert with her own score, her voice”.

Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Bocinos was born in Bayonne, France. Her family of Spanish descent includes musicians, painters, and poets. She holds a PhD in Musicology from the Sorbonne University and is Professor of Musicology at the University of Bordeaux. She is also a visiting professor in the music department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and collaborates with the CSIPM, directed by Dr. Begoña Lolo of the same university.

The Auditorium's organ was built by prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team. It is a 21st-century instrument that is unique not only because of its design, but also its sound and registration. The sounds are produced by 3,835 pipes that are housed in the walls of the emblematic Symphony Hall, which are controlled by the organist from on-stage through the console and the four keyboards that he can play.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the 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 COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.