On Saturday, the orchestra is staging ‘Abemón: cuando el agua suena’, with different Community Dance groups.


This Saturday (11th) at noon, the Sinfónica de Tenerife is staging the family concert Abemón: cuando el agua suena, an original idea by Ana Hernández Sanchiz with Ignacio García Vidal providing musical direction. The piece involves different Community Dance groups with stage and choreographic direction by Antonio Quiles. The Auditorio de Tenerife is hosting this event, which is particularly recommended for families with children who are over nine years old. The show combines music and dance as tools used to achieve full social inclusion.

The staging of this programme marks a continuation of Sinfónica de Tenerife's work in inclusive projects, which began in 2016 with the Mosaic Project, an idea created by the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras (AEOS). 

Abemón means water in the aboriginal language of the Canary Islands, and it is precisely the liquid element that will be the guiding thread of this programme with which the orchestra, its spaces, its members and its music will become a meeting point to encourage the choreographic and scenic creation of people with different abilities.

The show blends the musical selection with contemporary dance, whose vision of bodies and movement is inherently inclusive and aims to provide everyone with a creative space and their own voice. The selected works are Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 by Handel; The Enchanted Lake, op. 62 by Lyadov; Une barque sur l’océan by Ravel; and Britten's work Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, op. 33a.

Abemón: cuando el agua suena (Abemón: the sound of water) has had prior working sessions with the organisation of dance workshops held last week involving people with functional diversity and students from the schools Escuelas Pías and Benito Pérez Armas, San Benito, Tacoronte-Oscar Domínguez and Tegueste.

In addition to Saturday's family concert, almost 3,000 school pupils will have the opportunity to enjoy the show at the concerts that will be staged solely for them on Wednesday and Thursday in a single session at 11:00 a.m. These pupils are from 43 schools across sixteen municipalities on the island. 

Abemón: cuando el agua suena marks the end of the educational offer organised by the Sinfónica de Tenerife during the 2023-2024 season. The activities began in November with El circo de don Nicanor and continued in February with Cuentan las voces.

The tickets for this Saturday's family concert can be purchased at the price of 5 euros on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the Auditorio de Tenerife'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.