This atypical concert and ˊperformanceˊ, with seven performers who will play one hundred instruments and objects, takes place on Saturday


The Auditorio de Tenerife is offering Interpretando a Tom Waits (Performing Tom Waits), a show by the Canadian company L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres (the orchestra of men-orchestra) in the form of a tribute-performance to the North American musician. The atypical staging of this concert takes place on Saturday [24], at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

With the colourful repertoire of the musical icon Tom Waits (California, 1949), L’orchestre d'hommes-orchestres offers an experience that looks more like a carnival show or a musical circus than a mere concert. With almost 100 objects and invented instruments, the seven frenetic multi-instrumentalists perform facing one another and on top of one another, exchanging instruments and voices. The leitmotif stems from the personality of the well-known folk singer and composer.

This creation by L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres includes a text and music by Tom Waits, Chuck E. Weiss, and Kathleen Waits-Brennan. With a lighting concept by Marc Tétreault and operated by Philippe Lessard-Drolet, Frédéric Auger is the sound engineer and technical director for the project. The performers who will bring this performative concert to life are Bruno Bouchard, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Jasmin Cloutier, Simon Elmaleh, Patrick Ouellet, Liette Remon, and Nadine Lizotte.

In 2002, when L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres was founded in the city of Quebec, Canada, the members of the group had no idea that they were creating a springboard for performing arts. Unclassifiable and bordering on several artistic disciplines, the company has created twenty original productions for the stage and public spaces, notably including Shattered Cabaret, Tintamarre Caravane, Les Palais, and this Performing Tom Waits.

Invited to perform on the main stages in both Quebec and abroad, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres has presented productions in over 80 cities in twenty countries in Europe, America, and Oceania. In 2013 it received the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize by Robert Lepage and in 2015, the City of Quebec prize.

The tickets are available 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.