The orchestra ends its performance 'Abemón: Cuando el agua suena' with a family concert this Saturday.


More than 2,500 schoolchildren enjoyed the two concerts that the Sinfónica de Tenerife offers in the show Abemón: Cuando el agua suena (Abemón, the sound of water), an original idea by Ana Hernández Sanchiz. Ignacio García Vidal provided musical direction. The piece involves different Community Dance groups, with Antonio Quiles providing stage and choreographic direction. This week's orchestra's activity concludes on Saturday (11th) at noon with a concert for families with children over nine.

The premiere of Abemón: Cuando el agua suena took place today (Thursday 9) and was attended by 1,344 schoolchildren from 19 schools from the municipalities of La Laguna, Santa Cruz, Güímar, El Tanque, Granadilla, La Orotava, Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz, San Miguel and Tacoronte. 

The regional minister of Culture, José Carlos Acha, attended this first event and "thanked the school's effort to access this proposal of the Sinfónica de Tenerife. This show is special for us given its inclusive nature and the active participation of different groups".

Acha points out, "The orchestra dedicates several weeks of its season to social work to bring classical music closer to those who do not normally attend the subscription concerts, such as educational concerts and those that the orchestra performs in the social and health centres of the island."

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 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.

One thousand four hundred eighty-five schoolchildren from 24 schools in the municipalities of La Laguna, Santa Cruz, Güímar, La Orotava, Arona, Arico, El Rosario, Garachico, Granadilla, La Matanza, Tacoronte, and Tegueste will attend tomorrow's concert.

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 with Cuentan las Voces in February.

The tickets for this Saturday's family concert can be purchased at the price of 5 euros on the website, 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.