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Tickets On Sale For Canary Islands Music Festival

Thursday January 24, 2013

Tickets On Sale For Canary Islands Music Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 29th Canary Islands Music Festival which sees three concerts taking place on Lanzarote, starting next week. This annual event brings classical orchestras and groups from all over the world to the Canaries, with concerts taking place on each of the seven major islands in the archipelago as well as on La Graciosa.

Lanzarote´s first evening of music features the Czech Chamber Orchestra, who will be performing four pieces of work from Dvorak, Mozart, Bach and Tchaikovsky. The twenty-one piece orchestra is directed artistically by Jana Vlachova, daughter, student and successor of the famous Czech violinist Josef Vlach. The selected pieces of music are A Little Night Music by Mozart, Concierto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach, The Silence of the Forest for the Cello and Strings by Dvorak and Serenade in D Major by Tchaikovsky.

This classical music offering takes place on Wednesday 30th January at the Island Theatre in Arrecife. Tickets for the event are €15 each and are available from the Department of Culture at the Cabildo, the ticket offices at the Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism and at the theatre box office.

The following evening, 31st January, the Brentano Quartet will be playing at the Convent of Santo Domingo in Teguise. This American group of classical musicians is resident string quartet at Princeton University and has received much critical acclaim since its inception in 1992. The quartet´s name is taken from Antonie Brentano, the Eternally Beloved of Beethoven, who was reputed to be the only woman to have returned the great composer´s feelings. The pair had an affair in Prague in 1812.

The quartet has performed across Europe, America, in Japan and Australia and has worked with singers such as Jessye Norman, the renowned soprano and pianist Richard Goode. During one concert in London, the musicians played with such ferocity and passion, the critic for The Times said their instruments almost burst into flame.

For their concert in Teguise, they will be performing Four Fantasies by Purcell, Quartet No. 4 by Bartok, Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 33 by Hadyn and Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 by Beethoven. Tickets cost 15 each and are available from the Department of Culture at the Cabildo, the ticket offices at the Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism and the Ayuntamiento of Teguise. Both concerts begin at 21.00.Two further festival concerts are scheduled to take place in early February.

 

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