Strike Up The Bands At The Arona Music Festival

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 - By Colin

There’s more than one soundtrack to life in Tenerife and it’s not just the big venues of Santa Cruz in the north that have the biggest musical ambitions. The Arona International Music Festival is tuning up for its sixth year with performances and artists’ workshops featuring the classical end of the spectrum. Los Cristianos Centro Cultural and the adjoining 800 seat Auditorio Infanta Leonor will be the main focus but extra venues have been added this year.


Arona Band


SATURDAY 31 JANUARY sees the baton rise with the Arona Municipal Band playing some of the best known film soundtracks in cinema at the Auditorio from 8 pm with tickets a mere 5 euros. This is the 30th anniversary for the young players from the Arona School of Music and Dance; in that time they have built quite a reputation.

THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY provides a chance for the soloists to impress in a free 6.30 pm concert in the Plaza del Pescadora facing the original Los Cristianos beach and inter island ferry port. Flutes, trombones, and trumpets at their very best will make this a great start to the evening.


Arona Municipal Band at Plaza del Pescadora


FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY gives Playa de Las Americas the chance to appreciate the flute, trumpet, and trombone players from the Arona School of Music and Dance. They will lead the way at the City Centre shopping plaza opposite The Patch from 6.30 pm and it’s another free show.
This sets things up nicely for a free 8 pm concert of  pulses and rhythms at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor back in Los Cristianos.

TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY offers a flute and piano recital from 8 pm at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor featuring Cristel Rayneau and Krisztina Fejes with tickets just 3 euros. Cristel is a flute teacher from the Conservatoire National in the Versailles region of Paris and international concert pianist Krisztina also teaches music in Hungary.


Cristel Rayneau


WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY sees the beat go on at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor from 8 pm with Marco Tamayo displaying his guitar skills, the only notes you will need are 3 euros. Marco comes from Austria where he teaches guitar at the Mozarteum of Salzburg.

THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY brings back pianist Krisztina Fejes but this time united with trumpeter Fabio Brum who is a soloist with the Brazil Symphony Orchestra. The Auditorio Infanta Leonor is the place to be from 8 pm, the price remains at 3 euros.


Fabio Brum


FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY adds another international musician to the mix, Scott Hartman from the University of Yale in the United States will be taking a break from passing on his trombone expertise to his pupils. Krisztina Fejes will add her piano magic at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor from 8 pm at just 3 euros.

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY marks the end of the festival and they are going out in style with a grand closing concert at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor from 8 pm. This farewell is free and a showcase for music students who have attended special courses during the festival. All those hours of coaching and study will burst forth with flute, guitar, trombone, and trumpet all present.

Posted : Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 11:31 am
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  1. […] sound-alikes in Tenerife’s southern resorts. Los Cristianos goes classical in February with a series of concerts featuring local bands as well as international names from the USA, Brazil and Austria. Some […]

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