Organist Pilar Cabrera features this Sunday's matinee, ˊPromenadeˊ, which will also include works by Bach and Mussorgsky

The organ concerts continue at the Auditorio de Tenerife with Promenade. On this occasion, the organist from Granada, Pilar Cabrera, features the matinee, which will take place this Sunday (3rd) at noon in the Symphony Hall. The programme, with works by Bach and Mussorgsky, includes the world premiere of Ofrenda lírica, by the Valladolid-born Jesús Legido. The concerts with this unusual instrument, unique in the world in its layout and timbre, are offered in collaboration with the San Miguel Arcángel Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Arts (RACBA

The programme Promenade will start with the baroque timbres full of peace and tenderness of Johann Sebastian Bach. The prelude to the chorale O Innocent Lamb of God begins by evoking the traditional cornemuse of shepherds. It continues with a ternary rhythm: the traditional rhythm of the pastoral (metaphor of the lamb) before concluding with fanfares that justify the final supplication: "Grant us Thy peace". The organist will then perform the Trio in G Major, a transcription produced by Bach of the Allegro moderato of his Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord BWV 1027.

The lyrical Ofrenda lírica by the Valladolid composer, framed as a tribute to Bach, will bring out the romantic timbres of the instrument through the three movements. The first, the Prelude-chorale, adopts a solemn and vibrant character in which the manual keyboards dialogue with the pedal of the organ. The central Berceuse is a short piece in contrast to the two movements at each end with a more virtuosic character. The third movement, Toccata in tempo agitato, unfolds in persistent semiquavers before reaching a small meno mosso central episode with a more peaceful and calm character and then returns to the initial tempo to end brilliantly in powerful chords.

Lastly, the Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky will enable us to listen to all kinds of different timbres, in the majestic transcription for organ produced by Keith John. This work, inspired by the sketches, drawings, and watercolours of Viktor A”. Hartmann, is, in Pilar Cabrera's own words, an "extremely original and unprecedented work".

Built in the 20th century by the prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team, the organ of Auditorio de Tenerife is considered a unique instrument for its design, but also for its sound and musical ranges. The sounds are produced by 3,835 pipes that are housed in the walls of the emblematic Symphony Hall, some of them visible, which are controlled by the organist from on-stage through the console and the four keyboards that he can play.

Born in Granada, at the age of fourteen she made her debut on the historic organ of the Imperial Church of San Matías. She trained at the Conservatoires of Granada, Malaga, Seville, Barcelona and the Higher School of Music in Düsseldorf, and undertook further studies with Montserrat Torrent (Barcelona, Spain), Daniel Roth (Paris, France) and Rosalinde Haas (Frankfurt am Main, Germany).

The multi-award-winning artist has been performing internationally as a soloist organist since 1982, and together with various ensembles such as a duo with trumpet, duo with oboe, percussion, brass ensemble, traditional instruments, choir, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra.

Her interest in promoting contemporary composition for organ has led her to premiere works by the prestigious composers Jesús Legido (Valladolid), as on this occasion, Miguel Pérez (Malaga), Ronald Watson (England), Lee Axford (England), and Guido Donati (Italy).

At present, Pilar Cabrera combines her concert activity with teaching and liturgical work. She is a teacher at the Official Music Centre of Castile, an organist in the Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, and at the Cathedral of Valladolid, where she works intensely as a soloist, educator and disseminator of the vast organ repertoire, and thus far she has recorded 45 CDs.

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.