The programme for this Sunday matinee also includes works by Bach, Mozart, Fauré and Saint-Saëns that have been arranged for this instrument.


The Auditorio de Tenerife offers a matinee with the Tenerife-born organist Juan Luis Bardón this Sunday (24th) at 7:30 p.m. in collaboration with the Royal Canary Academy of Fine Arts (RACBA). The concert De Transcriptos y Colores Orquestales (orchestral transcripts and colours) will take place at noon at the Symphony Hall as part of the Auditorium's organ concert cycle.

The performance will begin with compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The first work will be St Matthew Passion: Memento's Final Chorus, arranged by Charles-Marie Widor. Bardón chose Bach's The Concerto in D minor (on Antonio Vivaldi) BWV 596 as the second piece.

The programme continues with the overture to the comic opera Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), composed by the Austrian pianist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with organ arrangements by Louis Robilliard.

Bardón will continue with Sicilienne, from Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80, by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), also arranged by Robilliard. The French pianist and organist composed this suite as incidental music, from which this movement is taken.

Next, the organist will perform movements from Le Carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) by Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), arranged by S. Y. Lee. The French composer's entire piece consists of 14 movements, of which Bardón will play five.

The concert will end with Cornfield Chase, from the original soundtrack of Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan and composed by the German Hans Zimmer (1957). On this occasion, the arrangements for the organ were made by Juan Luis Bardón himself.

The Tenerife-born organist undertook his professional studies in the speciality of piano at the Professional Conservatoire of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in the speciality of organ at the Professional Conservatoire Ángel Barrios of Granada, at the end of which he received the Extraordinary Prize of Professional Music Teaching of the Regional Government of Andalusia. Throughout his career, he has received masterclasses from renowned performers on the national and international scene, such as Montserrat Torrent, Juan de la Rubia, Roberto Fresco, Bernhard Hass, Matteo Imbruno, Erwin Wiersinga and Paolo Crivellaro, among others.

The organ of Auditorio de Tenerife was built in the 20th century by the prestigious organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team and is considered a unique instrument not only for its design but also for its sound and musical ranges. The sounds are produced by 3,835 pipes housed in the walls of the emblematic Symphony Hall. The organist controls them from onstage through the console and the four keyboards that he can play.

The tickets for the concert can be purchased at a single price of €15 and 5 euros for the audience under 30 years of age 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. There are discounts for students, unemployed and large families.