The event takes place on Friday [5th] and will be conducted by Chloé van Soeterstède with the violinist Rosanne Philippens as a guest soloist



Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. On November the 5th from 7:30 p.m. onwards, it offers a new season concert with a programme that includes works by  Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Franck under the baton of Chloé van Soeterstède, and with the Dutch violinist Rosanne Philippens as a guest soloist. Both ladies play for the first time in Tenerife.

Van Soeterstède has designed a concert that begins with the overture Prometheus by Ludwig van Beethoven. The work belongs to the ballet The Creatures of Prometheus, which the Bonn maestro composed when he was thirty years old and which, in addition to this overture, consists of an introduction and sixteen other numbers.

Next and to complete this first part of the programme, Rossane Philippens plays as a soloist in Felix Mendelssohn's Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor, opus 64. The concert was composed for his friend Ferdinand David, concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. It took Mendelssohn six years - until 1844 - to compose it, and is undoubtedly one of his last great symphonic works.

The second part of the evening is devoted exclusively to the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck, the Belgian-born, French composer and organist. This piece was composed during the composer's last and most prolific period, when the best of his chamber pieces, symphonic poems, oratorios, etc. were to be born.

Chloé van Soeterstède's intuitive and expressive way of conducting and her presence in front of the lectern are appealing. The conductor was born in France in 1988. She studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music after studying viola in Paris and at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2012 she created the Arch Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra based in London. In 2019 she was appointed Taki Concordia Fellow 2019-21 by the American conductor and violinist Marin Alsop.

In addition to her première in Tenerife, during this season she will make other debuts with the Sinfónica de RTVE, the Sinfónica de Castilla y León, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, the Gävle Symphony (Sweden), the Bournemouth Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The latter has announced that she will be one of the Dudamel Fellows this season.

Rosanne Philippens is a violinist who is increasingly and internationally demanded. During the pandemic, she created her new ensemble, The Vondel Strings, with which she has performed at the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Likewise, the ensemble made a new recording that Channel Classics released in September this year. Philippens studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, receiving the highest distinction at both institutions. She won the first prize at the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and at the International Violin Competition in Freiburg in 2014.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website You can also purchase your tickets by phone by dialling 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. 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. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.