Juan Diego Flórez & London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rossini and Donizetti Arias | Christopher Franklin, conductor
LAS PALMAS DE G.C. | Auditorio Alfredo Kraus | 08 / 01 / 16 | 20.30hrs.
S.C. DE TENERIFE | Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín | 11 / 01 / 16 | 20.30hrs
From January 8th to February 14th 2016 the MUSIC will be present in the Canary Islands. It will return to the venues of the whole Archipelago with the celebration of the 32nd International Music Festival of the Canary Islands, when the first notes will sound in the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The FIMC ( Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias), as one of the most important classical music Festivals in Spain will offer, as usual, a program of extraordinary quality, betting again for music as a vehicle of communication and broadcasting of culture, so that the Canary Islands remain being a national and international benchmark in terms of classical music.
For the Times of London, “perhaps he is the new Horowitz.” After a Matsuev recital at the Kennedy Center last November, Tim Page wrote in The Washington Post that “Matsuev seems to be the very real thing – an absolute powerhouse of a pianist, capable of vanquishing the most technically demanding music in the repertory,” adding, “I hope the piano is feeling better again soon.” Writing last month, The Cincinnati Post recommended buying a ticket “on the left hand side” of the symphony hall in order to be able to watch firsthand the “power and panache” of Matsuev.By Alison Smale
London Philharmonic Orchestra
As well as giving classical concerts and opera performances in the UK and internationally, we also record film and video game soundtracks, have our own record label, and reach thousands of people every year through activities for schools and our local communities.
The Orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, and since then has been headed by many of the great names in the conducting world, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. The Orchestra’s current Principal Conductor is Vladimir Jurowski, appointed in 2007. Andrés Orozco-Estrada became our Principal Guest Conductor in September 2015. Magnus Lindberg is the Orchestra’s current Composer in Residence. MORE
Juan Diego Flórez
(The New York Times)
Armed with consummate mastery of bel canto vocal technique, charismatic stage presence and superlative musicianship, Juan Diego Flórez occupies a special place among today’s leading operatic tenors. He was born in Peru in 1973 and studied music in his native Lima and at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. His expressive artistry attracted worldwide attention in 1996 following his official stage debut in Rossini’s Matilde di Shabran at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Flórez, aged only 23, proved an overnight sensation with critics and public alike and was immediately invited to make his debut later that year at La Scala, Milan. He has remained in constant demand ever since at all the major international opera houses, collaborating closely with the world’s leading conductors. MORE