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Canary Islands’ 2017 Music Festival

The Canary Islands Music Festival 2017 is going to be even bigger and better than before, it has been announced.
This 33rd edition will be held between January 7th and February 5th with an increase in concerts, more styles and more venues.
More than 600 musicians will be taking part in the 91 planned concerts.

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Salzburg Mozarteum star in the opening and closing concerts, respectively, in an edition in which for the first time the symphony orchestras of Tenerife and Gran Canaria Philharmonic will perform Schoenberg under the direction of Josep Pons.

A broad representation of Canarian musicians and composers add to a line-up which also features greats such as Katia & Marielle Labèque, Rosa Torres-Pardo, Frank-Peter Zimmermann, Arturo Tamayo and Andreas Spering among others.
The festival will take place in all the islands including La Graciosa and is considered to be the most important musical event in the archipelago because of its size.

Details of this 33rd edition were presented in Santa Cruz de Tenerife by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Mariate Lorenzo, and the coordinator of the Festival, Nino Diaz.

It is marked by a change of programme model characterised by a greater variety and a wide repertoire, chamber and symphonic, which covers all genres and eras (from the 16thcentury to the present).
“The programme gives special prominence to works of Spanish and Latin American authors, two clearly differentiating features from other European festivals,” stressed the minister.

The 2017 Festival will bring numerous scenarios to the islands with about 650 musicians from around the world and 78 works.
“We consider it particularly important to incorporate the artistic talent of our land, one of the most creative in Europe, ” said Mariate Lorenzo.

The 91 concerts will include 17 in Gran Canaria, 16 in Tenerife, 12 in Fuerteventura, 11 in La Palma, 11 in Lanzarote, eight in La Gomera, four in El Hierro and four in La Graciosa.

To these must be added eght dates in the project ‘Follow the Music’ for young performers.

 

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