The countdown for the 33rd international Festival de Música de Canarias – FIMC – has started today, with organizers saying that in view of the successes of previous years, the next programme will be doubled. The festival, which will take place throughout the Canaries between 7 January and 5 February 2017,  will involve some 660 musicians performing 78 compositions from all eras from the 16th century to the present day.

Some 14 soloists will take part, along with 3 chamber music groups, orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Salzburg Mozarteum, as well as to the two internationally acclaimed Canarian orchestras, the Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.

In all, the festival will feature 91 concerts throughout the Canaries: 17 in Gran Canaria, 16 in Tenerife, 12 in Fuerteventura, 11 in La Palma, 11 in Lanzarote, 8 in La Gomera, 4 in El Hierro and 4 in La Graciosa. In addition there will be 8 concerts as part of the ‘Sigue la Música’ project which will bring young musicians into the festival. The festival’s website with full information is HERE.

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