Women take the spotlight at Alfredo Kraus in March
The Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria is repeating this year the cycle “Authors”, an initiative framed in the month of March, month of women, which highlights the role of creators in the musical environment.
This is the second edition of this initiative that seeks to give visibility to young artists based on equality and enhancing talent as the main value. “Authors” offers three small format concerts in the Chamber Hall of the capital’s Auditorium. The first was on March 1st but still to come is Carmen Boza on March 16th and Ida Susal on March 24th.
Composer, guitarist and Cádiz-born singer Carmen Boza started exploring new sounds and landscapes when just 15. She shows interest in many proposals of the so-called “commercial” music, while at the same time by other more alternative projects that lead to the torrent of influences that can be seen in the compositions of this original artist.
Canarian Ida Susal’s repertoire is full of very varied rhythms and styles, which make emotions dance with sincere stories. In June 2014, this illustrator and composer published her first album ‘CaraA caraB’, a self-pro-duced disc-book that was selected by the programme AIEnruta de la AIE (Society of Management of Performers, of the Ministry of Culture), to make a tour of the peninsula, for the first time with a full band and with an interpreter for sign language. The route took her to Seville, Córdoba, Jerez, Málaga, Madrid and Barcelona.
Opera will also have a female protagonist on March 12th, 14th and 16th with Norma by Bellini. This is the story of two women who love the same man and is produced by the Association of Friends of the Opera with the Auditorium and Theatre Foundation and stars the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria and the Choir of the Opera of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria .
On Saturday, March 23rd, with two performances at 6pm and 9pm, the actress and singer Robin Torres presents’ Mecano. Hija de la Luna ‘, a tribute to the mythical Spanish group with which he is touring throughout Spain with his personal voice and staging, 25 years after the last tour offered by Mecano.
And the month ends on the 31st, also with a female presence at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium: the Gran Canaria’s Women Band in concert. This is the first band composed exclusively of women in the archipelago and the second, in the rest of Spain.