Music students from all the islands will be able to enjoy the concerts programmed in the 38 International Music Festival of the Canary Islands still reduced price of 3 euros. The area of Culture of the Canary Islands Government has decided to repeat the initiative of reserving part of the capacity of all its stages tol students from Conservatories, Music Schools and Bands, given the good reception received in previous editions. This special rate It will also apply to unemployed persons registered in the Canary Islands Employment Service.
The initiative has the purpose of integrating music students into the festival, giving them the opportunity to meet in person the formations and soloists of the highest level that are programmed in this contest. Those who are interested can process the application through the form hosted on the FIMC website. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until the available seats are completed.
Students and unemployed people will thus be able to access the concerts that will take place in the eight island territories January 12 to February 14, 2022, with a schedule made up of more than 60 concerts which will bring together more than 700 musicians in the Archipelago, including prestigious conductors, soloists and orchestras of the highest international level.
In addition to this initiative, there is also a close collaboration with the Conservatories of the Canary Islands so that the students participate in meetings with some of the main protagonists of the festival and who are world references in their instruments. The idea is that they can meet them in person and listen directly to the advice of those who already have a long history on stage.
All this with the aim of generating tools for a better training of those who are developing a musical career, in line with the policy that is currently being carried out to achieve greater participation in culture, both by young people and the population in general. . In this sense, it is also worth mentioning the previous talks that are offered in many of the scheduled concerts, by the musicologist Ricardo Ducatenzeiler, which in this edition can be heard through the Festival's Social Networks.
Protagonists of the festival
For more than a month, the islands will see large orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Tenerife Symphony, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic, the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the Russian State Symphony pass through their stages. ' Evgeny Svetlanov '; or to directors of the stature of Philippe Herreweghe, Jordi Savall, Vassily Petrenko, Gustavo Gimeno, Antonio Méndez, Michael Boder or Karel Mark Chichon. But it will above all be a program of great international soloists. There will be cellist Isserlis, pianists Lang Lang, Grigory Sokolov, Beatrice Rana and Anastasia Makhamendrikova; the violinists Sergej Krylov, Arabella Stenbacher and the legendary Anne-Sophie Mutter, who will perform in a trio format; and iconic international voices such as those of Philippe Juroussky and Javier Camarena.
A program that is completed with several very unique shows such as Vivaldi is Gloria or the one that the great Jordi Savall will conduct together with the orchestra Le Concert des Nations to interpret J. Haydn's work '7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross', a piece to which José Saramago put a text and which will serve as a festival tribute to this author, coinciding with the commemoration of his centenary; or the program offered by the Camerata RCO in Amsterdam.
It is also worth highlighting the presence of the young pianists Mario Marzo and Pallavi Mahidhara, the applauded Trío Arbós, 2013 National Music Prize winner, who will perform together with the Canarian tenor Manuel Gómez Ruiz, on a tour of six island stages. Other proposals also stand out from the festival In Parallel, such as the show 'Piel con Piel', which will be staged in all the Islands; and the concert of the Atlantic Jazz Orchestra & Chris Kase ', in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. There will also be an opportunity to listen to the luthier and multi-instrumentalist Abraham Cupeiro and his 'Forgotten sounds', together with a chamber group from the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra, programmed in various islands.