The concert takes place on Saturday [20th] at 12:00 noon


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jhoanna Sierralta, is tackling the third educational proposal of the season this week, which revolves around the work Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky, with a script and narration by Ana Hernández Sanchiz. The family concert will be on Saturday [20th], at 12:00 noon, and the tickets priced at five Euros can be purchased up until the day of the concert, through the website and at the box office of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

As usual, the educational offer will get underway with the proposal for pupils during the week, with the expected attendance of three thousand people from 34 schools in 17 municipalities. The sessions will be from Wednesday [17th] to Friday [19th], at 11:00 a.m., and the following schools have confirmed their attendance: Santo Domingo (Güímar), Pureza La Cuesta (La Laguna) and Nazaret (Los Realejos), Liceo Francés Internacional de Tenerife, Escuelas Pías and CIFP Virgen de Candelaria (Santa Cruz), CEO Guajara (Fasnia) and CPEIPS Acaymo Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (La Laguna).

The list of attendees is completed with pupils from several secondary schools: IES El Médano (Granadilla), Tacoronte, El Tanque, Mencey Acaymo (Güímar), Barranco Las Lajas (Tacoronte), San Andrés (Santa Cruz), Punta Larga (Candelaria), Villalba Hervás (La Orotava), La Laboral, Marina Cebrián, Canarias and Antonio González González, Padre Anchieta, Valle de Guerra and San Matías (La Laguna), El Galeón (Adeje).

The school concerts and the family concert will be accompanied by screenings that have been produced by pupils who have come to the Auditorium and have worked beforehand with the teaching guide provided by the Island Board of Music with the collaboration of the Educational and Social Department of the Auditorium of Tenerife.

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) composed this work for piano in 1839 with the title Suite Hartmann, as it is a collection of 15 pieces inspired by the posthumous exhibition of the work of the artist and architect Victor Hartmann, a friend of the Russian composer. The work was subsequently orchestrated by other composers, including Maurice Ravel, whose version is the most performed and well-known.

The work, a descriptive suite, finds unity between the different pieces through the theme known as Promenade, which is heard at the start of the piece and another three subsequent times, intercalated between pictures although always in a varied way. The theme precisely shows the route of the visitor at the exhibition moving from one picture to the next.