International Music Festival of the Canary Islands
Living inmidst these turbulent times of pandemic, but already with clear signs of heading towards a general improvement of the situation, we put all the illusion in the celebration of the 37th edition of the International Music Festival of the Canary Islands, which will take place, for the first time, in the summer.
July 2021 marks more than 36 years since that kind of day when the first edition of the Canary Islands International Music Festival (FIMC) was inaugurated. That January 11th, 1985 would be a key date for music in our islands: from that day on, the Canaries were able to enjoy world-class orchestras, conductors and soloists, which otherwise would be very difficult for them to pass through the Archipelago. And this meant, therefore, placing the Canary Islands on the international map of classical music, with a highly prestigious cultural event.
After more than three decades we can speak of a Festival consolidated and appreciated by the public: some 28,000 spectators attended the FIMC in its latest edition (2020). The progressive increase in the public, year after year, motivates us to continue maintaining the seal of quality and prestige.
We present a new program for the 37th edition in which we intend to revive the line of recent years: Gustavo Dudamel, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Grigory Sokolov, Thomas Hampson, Fabio Luisi, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Ivo Pogorelich, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Baviera, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer, Javier Perianes, Trío Arriaga, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Pedro Halffter, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Ainur Chamber Choir, a stellar cast of singers of international stature for the Opera Cosi Fan Tutte, an arrangement of the Carnival of the Animals and Abubukaka, as well as some incorporation or programmatic innovation that you can discover for yourself.
Our purpose is to re-unleash the enthusiasm generated by music of the highest level, that which awaken the senses and that helps to escape the lethargy that the pandemic has imposed on us.
We will maintain the strict protocol for holding events in closed spaces that the situation requires.
Thank you very much for trusting us!
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE CANARY ISLANDS