The Auditorium of Tenerife yesterday hosted the presentation of what will be the second program performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra (OST) within the 39th edition of the Tenerife Music Festival Canary Islands (IFMC). The formation will be presented this afternoon at the aforementioned venue in Tenerife and tomorrow, Wednesday the 25th, at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in the palms of Gran Canaria. Both recitals will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be directed by the German maestro Michael Boder.
Tickets to attend the recital are available on the official FIMC website (www.festivaldecanarias.com) and on the usual sales platforms of both cultural venues. Music students will enjoy a special price of three euros. Likewise, before both concerts there will be an introductory talk by Ricardo Ducatenzeiler that will begin one hour before each concert.
This appointment will be special, since the Symphony resumes the concert that had to be canceled last year due to the positive in covid of some of the musicians of the orchestra. The program, which covers the first half of the 20th century, includes The Ascension, by O. Messiaen; Matías the painter, by P. Hindemith, and the Concerto for Two Pianos, by F. Poulenc, where the young soloists Mario Marzo – who is also known for his work as an actor – and Pallavi Mahidhara will take part. The interpreters attended the presentation before the media.
Boder spoke about the chosen pieces and assured that it is perfect to be performed on an island like Tenerife. The teacher highlighted “the luminosity” that the works of Messiaen and Hindemith have. “They were two completely opposite people, one very religious and the other an atheist. However, the two write for the light: the light in Messiaen, who was a lover of ornithology, and the light that a painter needs, which is the title of Hindemith’s work, Matthias the Painter, to be able to make the pictures of he “. “They are two works that are very good in Tenerife because Tenerife is a place, above all, of light, very bright,” he declared.
For his part, the artistic director and coordinator of the FIMC, Jorge Perdigón, specified that the selected pieces are “unknown works” of the 20th century, characterized by being “very attractive” because they seem to be “away” from classical music because they have a “new” character. This, as Perdigón detailed, responds to the idea that the event has set to “renew the repertoire” to bring it closer to as many people as possible.
«In addition, the entire concert – including that of Poulenc – includes works that were premiered and that were capital in the first part of the 20th century. They are important and capital works to know what classical music is ». The popular pianist Mario Marzo, who was accompanied by the Indian-American Pallavi Mahidhara, spoke about the piece that they will play with four hands in what will undoubtedly be one of the most spectacular moments of today’s evening.
“The piece has a lot of influence like Mozart or Ravel,” Mahidhara said. «It is a hilarious concert with many almost Hollywood touches and it has very rhythmic melodies. We came with a lot of desire to do it and we are very encouraged, the orchestra has treated us with great affection and has welcomed us very well. It’s a pleasure to be able to play like this,” said Marzo.
The popular pianist assured that the proposal “is going to love the public” because “it is very new, it hardly looks like a classical music concert.”