Marta Gardolińska will conduct the orchestra in a programme which includes the participation of cellist Bruno Philippe


This week the Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) is restarting its season subscription concerts, following its participation in the opera María Moliner.   The programme includes the Pastoral Symphony by Beethoven. Beforehand there will be performances of the Overture for Orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz and Concerto No.1 for Cello and Orchestra, by Joseph Haydn. Marta Gardolińska will conduct the Symphony Orchestra and the cellist Bruno Philippe will make his debut as a guest soloist on the island. This concert takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín this Friday [27th] at 7:30 p.m.

The programme begins with the Overture for Orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz, work dated to 1943, which constitutes an exercise in vitality and optimism by the Polish composer in the midst of the war that was shaking Europe.   The piece is written based on short but very vigorous episodes, where the string, wood, and metal instruments constantly stir creating a compact sound.

Then, there will be a performance of Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.   VIIb/1 for cello and orchestra, work composed in 1765 by Franz Joseph Haydn and devoted to the cellist Joseph Franz Weigl. On this occasion, the soloist will be the Frenchman Bruno Philippe, who is making his debut in Tenerife. The score, divided into three movements written in the form of a sonata, was rediscovered in 1961 after being lost for years; it is a real exercise in the exploration of the different polyphonic possibilities of this instrument.

Following the interlude, the orchestra will perform the piece that lends its name to this concert, Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.   68, the Pastoral Symphony, by Ludwig van Beethoven, work premiered in 1808 that musically depicts different rural scenes that occurred in the outskirts of Vienna.  In addition to different sounds from nature, the German composer incorporates a länder into the third movement, a popular Central European rhythm that evokes a festive gathering between peasant farmers.

Marta Gardolińska, current musical director of the Opéra National de Lorraine and principal guest conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, began her conducting studies at the Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw and continued them at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna.   In 2016, she received the “Outstanding Pole in Austria” distinction for her constant work to popularise Polish music and culture around the world.

Her professional roles notably include her work as associate conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Dudamel Fellow with the Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.   In past seasons she conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Chambre de Paris. 

In the field of opera, Gardolińska made her debut in France during the 2020/21 season, with the Opéra National de Lorraine, conducting new production of Der Traumgörge by Zemlinsky and at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg conducting Carmen with Stéphanie d'Oustrac.  Last season she conducted a new production of Manru by Paderewski and a revival of La Traviata at the Opéra National de Lorraine.

The cellist Bruno Philippe trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and has performed at prestigious festivals and in concert halls all over the world alongside different groups, such as the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach, the Dijon-Bourgogne Orchestra with Gabor Takács- Nagy, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, among others.

Within the field of chamber music, he has played with several artists of renowned prestige, such as Gary Hoffman, Tabea Zimmermann, Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, David Kadouch, Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros, Tanguy de Williencourt, Antoine Tamestit, Sarah Nemtanu, Lise Berthaud, Timothy Ridout, Stephen Waarts, Kian Soltani, Christophe Coin, Jérôme Pernoo and Raphaël Pidoux. 

The Tenerife Association for Friends of Music is offering a free talk by José Lorenzo Chinea Cáceres beforehand in order to contextualise the different works of this concert. This event is free until full capacity is reached. It takes place on the Sala Avenida, next to the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín, at 6:30 p.m.

The tickets for this 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., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.