The concert features the participation of the Centro Internacional de Danza and over 2,000 schoolchildren will attend it this week.


Tenerife Symphony Orchestra offers on Saturday [11-Feb] the family concert "The Firebird" by Ígor Stravinski under the direction of Ignacio García-Vidal, the participation of Ana Hernández Sanchiz (narrator) and the dancers of the Centro Internacional de Danza of Tenerife. The activity takes place at midday in the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife. In addition to Stravinski's concert, Gymnopédie 1 (orq. C. Debussy), by Erik Satie will also be performed.

As part of this educational proposal by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, more than 2,200 schoolchildren will enjoy the sessions from Wednesday to Friday after 10 a.m. A total of 33 groups from fifteen municipalities will participate in these concerts.

The spectators of the three sessions come from the following school centres: Escuelas Pías Tenerife, Pureza de La Cuesta, San Luis Gonzaga, Andrés Llarena, Igueste, Mencey Acaymo, San Isidro, Infanta Elena, Green Village Montessori, Fundación Sonsoles Soriano, Orobal, Lope de Vguerra, Prácticas Aneja, Las Mercedes, San Bartolomé, Nuryana, Apanate, San Juan de Dios, Agustín Espinosa, Príncipe Felipe, Ernesto Castro Fariñas, Guajara, Antonio del Valle, San Fernando, César Manrique, Samoga, Mainlop, Julio Castillo Torroba, San José, El Viso, Alfonso X El Sabio, Hermano Pedro, and Charco del Pino.

The palace and gardens of Princess Zarevna have had a spell cast on them by the evil wizard Katschei, as well as all their inhabitants: the princess herself, nobles, and servants have been turned into statues and gloomy trees, destroying the colour and joy of the garden. Prince Iván ended up there when he saw a beautiful creature going into the place after a day of hunting. It was a bird with radiant plumage resembling fire - an animal that he could not help but follow and try to catch. When he succeeded, the bird offered him one of its magical feathers in exchange for its freedom. With that feather, the prince could have the bird's help whenever he needed it. Iván moved and grateful, accepted the deal.

This is the second family-friendly event that the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra organises during this season. The next concert takes place on 20 May at 12 midday with a concert inspired in the work "Pictures at an exhibition" by Mussorgsky.

The tickets for the family concerts can be purchased on the website, at the Auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.