The Italian musicians Paolo Oreni and Alessandro Marangoni will play on Sunday the programme ˋDe Bach a Gershwinˊ (From Bach to Gershwin)

The Auditorio de Tenerife has programmed for next Sunday at 12 noon a symphonic organ and piano concert, featuring the Italian musicians Paolo Oreni (organ) and Alessandro Marangoni (piano), who will play De Bach a Gershwin (From Bach a Gershwin) in the Symphony Hall.

The programme includes an unusual combination of piano and organ, which will play together like chamber and symphonic music at the same time, exploring all the timbric and colour possibilities of both instruments. The programme begins with Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and the Concerto BWV 1685 in the Busoni version to move on to two pieces from the great solo piano repertoire by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) with the Scherzo No. 2. It will continue with the organ through the Prometheus of Liszt, in the version by Jean Guillou, a maestro of Paolo Oreni who has also played the organ of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The Italian composer Carlo Galante (1959) has written Gioachiniana, a work dedicated to the duo Marangoni-Oreni on themes by Rossini: concert arias for the audience with a Spanish ending, in which both instruments play a single instrument. The concert concludes with the famous Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin in a transcription for piano and organ by Marangoni and Oreni. These musicians are trying to bring back the repertoire for piano and organ, and even commission contemporary composers to create new compositions for this duo.

Paolo Oreni was born in 1979 and began his musical studies with the organ at the age of 11 with Walter Zaramella at the Gaetano Donizetti Institute of Music Studies. In 2000 he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg and the Cooperative Credit Bank of Treviglio and moved to Luxembourg where he won First Place in the "Prix Interrégional-Diplôme de Concert" International Competition (2002). A crucial moment in his career was meeting the maestro Jean Guillou at the master classes he attended in Paris and in Zurich.

He has won several awards at international competitions, including an Honourable Mention at the Ville de Paris Competition in 2004. He has also played at the Scala de Milan and with orchestras such as the Verdi Symphonic Orchestra in Milan, the Jeune Orchestre in Paris, The Chamber Orchestra in Bolzano, the Symphonisches Orchester in Zurich and the Bochumer Symphoniker. He works intensely as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber groups, with over 100 concerts a year at the world's most important auditoriums and churches. Since 2006 he has been regularly invited by the Diocese of Munich to the Basilica of Ottobeuren and the Cathedral of Altemberg to give master classes in improvisation and the organ repertoire.


Alessandro Marangoni is the winner of several national and international competitions. He is renowned on the international scene thanks to important concert activity as a soloist at the main European festivals and his intense chamber music activity. He was born in 1979 and holds a doctorate from the University of Pavia. In December 2007 he made his début with Daniel Barenboim at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Some of his recent successes include a tour of Mozart concertos alongside the Amadeus Kammerorchester of the Mozarteum of Salzburg and the I Filarmonici Europei Orchestra.

With Quirino Príncipe he founded the duo Alexander Quirini and Quirino Alessandri, creating monographic programmes on Rossini, Chopin, and other great composers. He has held over one hundred concerts with enormous success in the virtual world of Second Life. He collaborates with the jazz musician and composer Sandro Cerino, with whom he recorded the album Sconfini. He won the prestigious Italian Critics Prize “F. Abbiati” and the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). He is the artistic director of Forte Fortissimo TV and of the Almo Collegio Borromeo in Pavia (Italy).

Built in the 20th century by the prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team, the Auditorium's organ is considered a unique instrument for its design, sound, and musical ranges. 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 to where he is performing.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, at the auditorium's box office, or 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.