The symphonic theatre show is signed by the trio of maestros, José Manuel Zapata, Juan Francisco Padilla and Paco Mir


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra is condensing almost 300,000 years of history of the Homo musicalis into a show by the trio of maestros José Manuel Zapata, Juan Francisco Padilla and Paco Mir. La loca historia de la música (The Crazy History of Music) is a show devised in a humorous style which, with a breakneck pace, weaves together renowned melodies by different creators and in different styles, encompassing musical production since its beginnings. This staged musical show is premiering this Thursday (8) at 7:30 p.m., in the Symphonic Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The programme prepared by Zapata, Mir, and Padilla offers the audience an interesting journey through the history of music, from the Cro-Magnon humans who used their bodies to communicate with one another and did so with a hybrid language mixing speaking and singing, and almost immediately afterwards discovered bodily percussion.

José Manuel Zapata, directed by Paco Mir and Juan Francisco Padilla, will become the excited Cro-Magnon man, the discoverer of that first "bone-flute", the monk of Silos with a great voice, a novice minstrel and a magnificent castrato. The three directors of this show, accompanied by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will provide a live blend of music, an exciting narrative and visual entertainment that aims to transport the audience through eras, genres, and emotions.

The Granada conductor and tenor José Manuel Zapata, who is returning to the season of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, began his singing studies in Madrid with Toñi Rosado Casas, and honed them at the Higher Conservatoire of Music of Valencia. In 2001 he made his debut in the role of Albazar in the opera Il turco in Italia by Rossini at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo.

Following that point, he worked on the main international stages, such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Semper Oper in Dresden, the Reggio Di Parma, the Massimo in Palermo, the Rossini Opera Festival, the Teâtre Chatelet, the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Theater An der Wien.

In addition to recording the projects Tango Mano a Mano and Operazza, he has produced other projects, such as Concierto para Zapata y Orquesta, From Bach to Radiohead, lectures and symphonic podcasts, aimed at spreading the passion for music to different audiences.

Juan Francisco Padilla was born in Almería in 1975, and he is considered one of the most important guitarists and performers of early instruments of his generation. He is a regular guest in venues such as the Teatro Real, the Teatro Maestranza, the Palau de la Música and the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía in Spain, the Barbican, in the United Kingdom, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in France, the Carlos Chávez Hall in Mexico City, as well as the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg and the Hall of Classical Music at the Stadtmuseum Fürth in Germany.

In 2011 he launched Arvum, his first solo guitar album, which sent him to the top of different classical music platforms. He has also recorded and toured alongside Cecilia Bartoli and Il Giardino Armonico on the albums Sospiri and Sacrificium, the latter was a winner at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Paco Mir accidentally stumbled into the theatre world when undertaking his studies in Fine Arts. Since then, he has never left the stage and has developed his professional career as a member of the Catalan comedy group Tricicle over almost four decades. During that time, Mir has combined his work on stage with the production of different TV series and advertising campaigns, as well as adapting over sixty theatre, zarzuela, and opera titles.

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.