The International Music Festival of the Canary Islands (FIMC) has already made public its 2023 edition programme with almost sixty concerts scheduled on the eight islands. This renowned encounter will bring together more than eight hundred musicians, including prestigious conductors, soloists and orchestras of the highest international level.
The inaugural concert in the capital’s auditoriums will be with the BBC Philharmonic on 12 and 13 January in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, respectively. From then on, classical music will be performed throughout the Canary Islands to welcome in the new cultural year, as informs the Regional Ministry of Culture.
Organised by the Government of the Canary Islands, under the artistic direction of Jorge Perdigón, the FIMC reaches its 39th edition with a solid programme that recovers the great orchestras and symphonic repertoires of great magnitude, after two very difficult years.
An offer that will also have a golden brooch turned into a wish for peace: the presence in the Canary Islands of the Kiev Symphony Orchestra, with a very special programme in a year that is also very difficult for its musicians due to the terrible war affecting their country.
Along with the Ukrainian orchestra, the great ensembles that will visit the islands are the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, one of Spain’s most internationally renowned conductors, with the violinist Clara Jumi-Kang and the Dance Company of Antonio Márquez; the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jakub Hrusa and violinist Patricia Kopachinskaja; as well as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with Ingo Metzmacher on the podium and the American baritone Thomas Hampson as soloist.
Among other grand performers of the event are the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which will appear before the Canarian public with the Colombian maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the veteran pianist Pierre Laurent Aimard; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, in charge of the premiere work of the festival, signed by Laura Vega, in a concert that will feature the guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas and the clarinettist Maximiliano Martín.
In the section of extraordinary concerts, one of the most eagerly awaited events of this year’s edition is the concert by Daniil Trifonov, one of the great pianists of the moment, who will perform in La Palma and Gran Canaria.
Another of the concerts in this section is that of the Cuarteto Casals, winner of the 2006 National Music Prize, one of the most interesting Spanish ensembles on the international scene; the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, which will perform in the cathedrals of Tenerife and Gran Canaria with the multi-award-winning conductor Ton Koopman.
Tickets for all these concerts are available at www.festivaldecanarias.com and at the specialized sales platforms of the venues hosting the concerts, as well as at their box offices.