The concert on Friday will involve the young Norwegian violinist, Sonoko Miriam Welde, who is replacing Karen Gomyo from Japan 


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the German Corinna Niemeyer, will perform the programme Estaciones Porteñas, which will involve the presence of the Norwegian violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde, replacing Karen Gomyo, who has been unable to travel to the island due to a family problem.  The event will be on Friday [21st] at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

A selection of the symphonic triptych Nocturnes, written between 1897 and 1899 by Claude Debussy, will open the evening of music.  Nuages and Fêtes, the first and second movements, are a musical allegory of the different aesthetic impressions that light causes in plastic disciplines. The inspiration of the French maestro from artists who were contemporaries of his, such as Whistler, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gaugin, is present in a score that evokes his childhood experiences in the Bois de Boulogne, close to Paris.

Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, by Astor Piazzolla, will be performed for the first time by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and is a score that mixes tango and the European cultured repertoire. Written between the years of 1965 and 1970, the composer from Mar del Plata wanted to pay tribute to Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi and, as a whole, the great artistic and musical tradition of the Old Continent through a narration based on airs from Buenos Aires.

After the break, it will be the turn of Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39, work by Jean Sibelius written between 1898 and 1899 which, in a formal language, reflects the tensions resulting from Russian oppression and the desire for freedom of the Finnish people.

The musical and artistic director of the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, Corinna Niemeyer, who, on this occasion, is making her debut conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, was trained in orchestra conducting, cello and musicology at the conservatoires of Munich, Karlsruhe, and Shanghai; and she completed her training as a conductor at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich. This season, alongside her regular commitments with her resident orchestra, Niemeyer will conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ensemble Modern, Hallé, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, and the Saarländisches Staatsorchester, among others.

Her great musical activity has led her to combine her work conducting early music groups, the premières of contemporary works, opera, and symphony projects of general interest. She has earned a strong reputation for her ability to connect with audiences of different ages, as well as her originality in terms of presenting her concerts.

Her outstanding professional trajectory has led her to receive different awards for conducting competitions, notably including the Tokyo International Conducting Competition in 2015 and the Talent Chef d'orchestre in Paris in 2014. In 2018, the German Consulate General in Strasbourg awarded her the “Prix de l’Amitié franco-allemande” for her cross-border cultural commitment.

Sonoko Miriam Welde, aged 27, is one of the most interesting Norwegian violinists of recent years. Born in Bergen in 1996, she made her debut at the age of nine with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bergen, and since then she has won the Norway Soloist Prize and the Virtuos competition, and also represented Norway in the Young Musicians Competition of the European Broadcasting Union. She was part of the Crescendo programme in which her mentors were Janine Jansen and Leif Ove Andsnes, and she received the Equinor Talent Scholarship.

Welde has performed in concerts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oslo, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bergen, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Combattimento Consort of Amsterdam, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Kremerata Baltica, the Soloists of Zagreb, the Oslo Camerata and the Chamber Orchestra of Estonia, with conductors such as Andrew Litton, James Gaffigan, Joshua Weilerstein, Han-Na Chang, Marta Gardolińska and Edward Gardner.  She plays an Alessandro Gagliano violin from 1714 loaned by Dextra Musica.

The Tenerife Association for Friends of Music, ATADEM, is continuing its series of talks before concerts.  On this occasion, at the initiative open to the general public, the talk will be by José Lorenzo Chinea Cáceres, who will take a deeper look at distinct aspects that provide context for the works in this new seasonal programme. The event will be in the Alisios Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín at 6:30 p.m.

The tickets for this new concert can be purchased until the day of the event 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.