The 35th Canary Islands Music Festival organizes five concerts in Fuerteventura
Written by Frank Cassebaum on 5. January 2019
The 35th Canary Islands Music Festival organizes five concerts in Fuerteventura.
- Symphony concerts continue on the island with the participation of the Hamburg Philharmonic.
- The programme is rounded off by the London Conchord Ensemble, the Quiroga Quartet, the Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife and the Chamber Philharmonic of Minsk.
- Tickets are now available at www.entrees.es
The next edition of the Canarian Music Festival will feature an extensive programme on the island of Fuerteventura, where the symphonic concerts will be continued this year with the participation of the renowned Hamburg Philharmonic. There will also be four other first-class concerts with the London Conchord Ensemble, the Quiroga Quartet – recently awarded the National Music Prize 2018 -, the Baroque Orchestras of Tenerife and the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Minsk.
All this on the stages of Puerto del Rosario, Antigua and Corralejo, organized by the Government of the Canary Islands, through its Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the company Canarias Cultura en Red under the direction of Jorge Perdigón and in collaboration with the Cabildo Insular and the City Councils. All concerts start at 20.30 and tickets are available at www.entrees.es.
The festival starts on Wednesday 23 January on this island and takes place at the Palacio de Formación y Congresos de Fuerteventura in Puerto del Rosario with a concert by the London Conchord Ensemble, one of Europe’s most prestigious chamber ensembles. Particularly appreciated for their imaginative programmes and charismatic performances, which have earned them numerous awards over the years, they produce a repertoire of works by Shubert, Jean Francaix and Beethoven on Fuerteventura.
The next event will take place two days later, on Friday 25 January, in the Auditorium of Antigua, with the Quiroga Quartet, considered one of the most unique chamber ensembles of the new generation. The Residence Group in the Royal Palace of Madrid will be responsible for the premiere of one of the works commissioned by the 35th Festival, the work of the Tenerife composer Cecilia Díaz, and will open the programme with it. They will continue with works by Haydn, Bartók, Arriaga and Ginastera.
The programme will continue with one of the highlights of the 2019 Festival, the participation of the Hamburg Philharmonic. Their concert will take place on Monday 28 January at the Palacio de Formación y Congresos under the direction of Maestro Kent Nagano and the young German violinist Veronika Eberle as soloist in one of the programmes.
They will play Mozart (Overture of the Magic Flute) and Brahms (Concerto for Violin in D Major and Symphony No. 4 in E Minor). The Hamburg Philharmonic is a formation that has emerged from the fusion of several orchestras, some of which were founded at the end of the 18th century. With a great tradition, it is also the title orchestra of the Hamburg Opera. The current director, a North American of Japanese descent, is regarded as one of the greatest media masters of recent decades.
The 35th music festival will continue on Saturday 2 February in the Corralejo Auditorium with the Baroque Orchestra of Tenerife. The young residence formation in the Auditorium Adán Martín was founded a year ago with the aim of promoting the styles and instruments of this period among our young artists trained in Europe. They will make their first appearance at the Canary Islands Music Festival with works from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Closing with the Minsk Orchestra
The final concert of the festival on Fuerteventura will take place on 6 February in the Palace of Formations and Congresses with the Minsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Founded two years ago by solo musicians from the most important formations of the Belarusian capital, their public appearances arouse enormous expectations, so that today they are presented as regular formations in concert halls and festivals in Europe. On Fuerteventura they will perform a repertoire including one of the festival’s commissioned works, a work by the Gran Canaria author Carlos González and others by Britten and Shostakovich.