The Canary Islands International Music Festival celebrates its 30th birthday
From 13 January to 14 February the Canary Islands International Music Festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and to mark the occasion it will welcome the world renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and famous conductor, Maestro Ricardo Muti.
The famous orchestra will perform two different concerts in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorio in Gran Canaria and the Auditorio de Tenerife in Tenerife to symbolise the international projection of this landmark music event and help to make the 30th anniversary the best festival yet.
The annual festival is recognised as one of the most significant festivals on the Spanish and European music scene and the only one to take place in the winter, thanks to the mild climate in the Canary Islands. Over the month, the festival takes place simultaneously on Tenerife and Gran Canaria, with some concerts at venues on other islands, including the Teatro Insular de Lanzarote. The festival aims to enrich the islands' cultural life and has always hosted concerts by top-level international artists.
This year, as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Ricardo Muti, the festival will feature performances from soloist and director Matthew Trusctott, Baroque soloist Julia Doyle, trumpet player David Blackadder and principal conductor and artistic director, Pedro Halffter.