Updated 2 January 2017; The 33rd Festival de Música de Canarias starts this Saturday, 7 January, and will be held throughout the Canaries until 5 February. FIMC is organized by the Canarian Government in collaboration with the island Cabildos and sponsors, and in Tenerife, concerts will be performed all over the island: in Santa Cruz there will be performances in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín and the Teatro Guimerá, and outside the capital in Teatro Leal in La Laguna, the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos, the Teatro Timanfaya in Puerto de la Cruz, and in the La Orotava and El Tanque Auditorios. The whole programme is HERE, and the festival’s full website is HERE: one or two performances are free, but most require tickets, though some of these are as cheap as €8 – tickets can be bought online through the site.
Original post 22 July 2016: 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.