Auditorio de Tenerife


    Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
    Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Gustavo Díaz-Jerez Tajogaite (piano concertante work)
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5


  • Kristiina Poska conductor
  • Pieter Schoeman violin*
  • Gustavo Díaz-Jerez piano

Some composers make their own rules, and with just four notes, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony reset the agenda for Western music.

It’s a timeless tale – defiant, impetuous, and as gripping now as it was in the age of revolution: worthy musical company, in other words, for two women who defied impossible odds. Leonore, the courageous heroine of Beethoven’s only opera, is a fictional character. But the pioneering African American composer Florence Price was absolutely real, and LPO Leader Pieter Schoeman steps into the spotlight to bring her neglected Second Violin Concerto to vibrant, songful life.

Tonight’s concert also features Tajogaite, a new work for piano and orchestra by Tenerife-born composer and pianist Gustavo Díaz-Jerez. The work was inspired by the 2021 eruption of Tajogaite volcano on the island of La Palma.

*Chair supported by Neil Westreich

Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00pm

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