Four first spades for a single city on the same night

Four first spades for a single city on the same night

The Peruvian tenor sings at the Hotel Santa Catalina, together with the Oviedo Filarmonía. / c7

The performances of Juan Diego Flórez, Pet Shop Boys, María Pagés and Gregory Porter stage the oversupply of the capital of Gran Canaria

Victoriano Suarez Alamo

Juan Diego Florez He is considered one of the best tenors in the world.
Gregory Porter he is one of the star singers at any jazz festival on the planet.
Pet Shop Boys He has been a legend within electronic pop and dance for decades.
Maria Pages She is considered one of the best active flamenco choreographers and dancers for years.
The four meet this Saturdaywith their respective performances, in
The Gran Canarian palmsa city in which an oversupply of musical and stage shows has reached its peak this Saturday in July.

At the media level, the sector is silentbut in private everyone admits that the summer of musical and cultural shows in the capital of Gran Canaria is nonsense, totally
unsustainable because there is neither public nor money among a large part of the citizenry to face an offer from Madrid, Barcelona or other large capitals. Even now, when ticket sales in theaters and music venues across Europe have slowed down since Easter, even in the big cities, an offer with four stars of this caliber on the same day would surely not be sustainable.

Producers, not even those who have embarked on some of these projects, speak in public about the situation
fear of hurting sensitivities in public administrations that they have invested in their respective bets. Public entities that, by the way, look the other way and move each one on their own, without cultural policy in the short, medium or long term, at least in the lower strata of the Administration.


The situation is not new, but after the arrival of the 'old normality' after the hardest phase of the covid-19 pandemic, it has reached a worrying level in the capital of Gran Canaria. An enclave in which before this Saturday there have already been "punctures" of attendance by important spectators and from the sector they advance that
“Those who are coming are going to be very fat”with an eye on the rest of the summer.

At the time, the
Autumn Jazz cycle was born when in the same weekend in different scenic spaces of the capital of Gran Canaria several concerts of this musical style converged. From there, a coordination was generated that is a
oasis in the middle of the desert. The Cuyás and Guiniguada theatres, the two spaces of the Fundación Auditorio Teatro de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and the Auditorium of the ULPGC coordinate their agendas and do not 'step on' with the jazz offer prior to winter.

Pet Shop Boys, during their concert, on Thursday, in Puerto de la Cruz. /


Neil Tennat and Chris Lowe

Gran Canaria Arena will be the scenario that will put this Saturday to the test, starting at
9:00 p.m., the convening power of Neil Tennat and Chris Lowe, members of the legendary British duo
Pet Shop Boys.

They premiere in the archipelago within the tour
'dream world' and they land in Gran Canaria after playing on Thursday in Puerto de la Cruz, in Tenerife, before some 3,000 people, according to the organization. Tonight the mystery of how many souls dance and sing songs as iconic as
'Go West', 'Always on my mind' or 'It's a Sin'among other.

Gregory Porter. /

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Gregory Porter

The American singer Gregory Porter also makes his debut in the islands tonight, starting at
8:30 p.m., at the Cuyás Theaterinside of the
Canary Islands Jazz & More International Festival. His powerful, enveloping voice captivates the jazz faithful and wins over neophytes to the cause.
'Liquid Spirit', 'Dry Bones', 'Smile' or 'Hey Laura' are some of the emblematic themes of this great admirer of Nat King Cole.

Juan Diego Florez

The Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to Gran Canaria to star, starting at 8:30 p.m., in a lyrical evening in the gardens of the
Santa Catalina to Royal Hideaway Hotel. This regular in the program of the Amigos Canarios de la Ópera (ACO) and the Canarian Music Festival will sing with the Oviedo Filarmonía orchestra, conducted by Christopher Franklin.

Flórez will tackle, together with 56 musicians, a selection of arias and songs from
Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Offenbach, Massenet, Leoncavallo, Pablo Sorozábal and Federico Moreno Torroba, among others.

María Pagés, in blue, during one of her productions. /


Maria Pages

For her part, Maria Pagés,
Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2022presents
this saturday and tomorrow sundaystarting at 8:00 p.m., his show
'De Scheherazade', at the Pérez Galdós Theater and inside the
Maps Fest.

«This piece by María Pagés and El Arbi El Harti recounts in twelve choreographies, with thirteen bailaoras, an adventure that suggests the threads that weave the polyhedral feminine essence. In it, a woman (María Pagés), who is all women, shares with the public her knowledge, contradictions, loves, heartbreaks, strengths, fragilities, insecurities, dissatisfactions and loneliness », advance the organizers.

And free... Mariela Condo

The icing on this overcrowded Saturday of cultural shows in the capital of Gran Canaria is the concert by the Ecuadorian singer
Mariela Condo in Miller, in the park of Santa Catalina. Organized by the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, admission is free, a house brand.

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