If you’re Irish…

The annual St Patrick’s Gala Dinner will be held this year on March 13th, in the Golf Costa Adeje. The host for the evening is the Honorary Irish Consul to Tenerife, Álvaro de la Bárcena Argany Álvaro de la Bárcena Argany, and members of the Adeje Town Hall will also present. And of course you don’t have to be born Irish to take part – isn’t everyone a little bit Irish in the days leading up to March 17th, St Patrick’s day!

As in previous years, the evening includes a glass of Cava on arrival, a sumptuous three course meal and coffee and cake (always with a special Irish touch), not to mention excellent wines throughout the meal, all for €40. Last year the organisers also held a raffle with money raised going to the local centre for individuals with special needs, the Asociación San Juan. This year the raffle will be bigger and better, with one of the top prizes on offer, courtesy of the Fundacion CLC World, being a voucher for 7 nights’ accommodation in one of their resorts in Tenerife, Malaga or Turkey.
And of course the evening wouldn’t’ be complete without some live music and dancing, with Irish musicians travelling from home as well as some based here playing tunes to keep you on your toes. The group travelling from Ireland will also be giving a few private concerts around the island, including in the San Juan centre, during the week leading up to March 17th.


If you would like tickets to this terrific event please contact Noelle Corridan, 633 39 98 27 (afternoons) or Denise Quigley in the Honorary Consulate of Ireland, 922 245 671 between 10am and 1pm, Mon-Fri. This is a seated event so tickets are limited, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Il Divo, the Adeje Rally and lots more at Fitur, day 2

Costa Adeje is working to attract tourists that appreciate environmental values, sustainability and cultural heritage as part of a holiday offer

 

Il Divo’s Carlos Marín and Adeje mayor Jose Miguel Rodríguez Fraga

Adeje, and Costa Adeje, the borough’s tourism ‘label’ had a busy day at Fitur, the Spanish tourism trade fair taking place in Madrid this week. The mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, said they were engaged in the work needed to give the world’s travel professionals the information and incentive to sell the destination so that “we can advance and generate opportunities for all our residents in Adeje, thanks to the sector that sustains us and our initiatives as a borough and an economy”.
Adeje, among three of Spain’s destinations with the highest overnight stays, is quite clear, and has stated this in the recent past, that the objective isn’t to bring more tourists but instead give those already visiting us a better quality experience during their stay. “Better value for money with the same number of visitors”, he explained. So, one of the key tools is to make agencies aware of the different and less well-known things on offer in Adeje. Sun and sea are indispensable for any tourist visiting Costa Adeje and the Canarias, “our great strengths” he says, but there needs to be added value on offer, factors that make the difference.
“This is why this year we are emphasising cultural promotions, the celebration of our festivals, and our heritage, all part of the richness of Adeje and its people” Rodríguez Fraga commented. Accompanied by the borough’s tourism and cultural and sport councillors, Ermitas Moreira and Adolfo Alonso respectively, he said the idea was to both underline how culture adds value to the tourism offer but also to show how the economic motor that is tourism “funds our culture offer, protects our heritage, and reinforces the work we do throughout the year for our residents and visitors alike.”
The councillors indicated that there were already 40 important activities planned for 2019, sporting and cultural, including the Adeje motor rally, and the Il Divo concert (June 15th) and the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra concerts, the latter with tenors Celso Albelo and Javier Camarena. The councillors also mentioned events planned in the Hard Rock Hotel, the Easter Good Friday Passion and Costa Adeje Fashion Beach. “These are just a few examples of the offer that includes folklore, jazz, gospel, our traditional riches, crafts, fashion, beaches and beach clubs”, said Moreira.
The councillor for culture added that it was also important to stress that activities in Adeje were not just for tourists but for residents, the people who are behind the ongoing success of the destination.


Il Divo, June 15th
Carlos Marín, the only Spanish member of Il Divo, was at the top table today with the Adeje mayor to announce details of their Adeje concert. Promotor David Navarro told press that tickets are already on sale and were “selling well”, but can still be bought online, www.mastaquilla.com and in El Corte Inglés. The concert, managed by DN7 Events in collaboration with the Adeje council, will be in Golf Costa Adeje.
Il Divo offer a mix of opera and songs from different musical genres, and are considered an iconic ‘crossover’ musical quartet. The four are Spaniard, Carlos Marín, Swiss Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard from France and David Miller from the USA. They have sold millions of record since they were formed in 2003. Thier Adeje concert is titled, ‘Timeless 15 th Anniversary’, bringing together songs of love and romance over the ages.

 

Open air classical music concert in Adeje

 

Lyrical evening with the TSO and Davinia Rodríguez in Golf Costa Adeje

This July 13th the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play their first open air concert in South Tenerife, in Golf Costa Adeje. Organised by the Adeje council with the support of the regional department of Tourism, the orchestra will be conducted by Jader Bignamini, with Canarian soprano Davinia Rodríguez .

The concert, beginning at 9pm, reflects the Adeje council’s push to make sure that quality entertainment events are not just on offer for tourists through the ‘Happy Streets’ programme but also for residents, who will have a chance to see and hear the TSO live in the south.

The TSO is considered one of the best in Spain and also has played extensively abroad in Europe, the United States and Asia over the years. Of course it is also a cultural reference here in the islands.

Gran Canarian soprano Davinia Rodríguez has sung with some of the top opera singers in the world, including Jesús López Cobos, Plácido Domingo, James Conlon, Jeffrey Tate, Danoto Renzetti and many more. She has sung in all the great theatres in Spain, in Italy, China, and here in the Canary Islands.

Condustor Jader Bignamini is the resident conductor with the La Verdi Symphony Orchestra in Milan but has also wielded his baton with Symphony Orchestras in San Diego, Osaka, Detroit, Milwakee and this year has been busy touring South America.

The programme for the July 13th concert will feature works from Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, among others and the organisers are preparing a special stage setting which will allow the audience enjoy a spectacular sunset to live music in this very special setting.

Also participating in the production of the event are the Canarian government, the Cabildo of Tenerife and the Golf Costa Adeje club. Tickets are €15 and on sale https://www.tomaticket.es/entradas-sinfonica-de-tenerife.

The hope is that this will become a regular summer classic music event and the Adeje council will be looking to the TSO and other European bodies to offer the local public and visitors the kind of quality events that match the destination.

 

 

 

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Summer sounds in Costa Adeje

The musical event of the summer

There will be a fantastic outdoor summer concert in Golf Costa Adeje on July 13th.

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play as the sun sets during the open-air musical treat, under the baton of Jader Bignamini, and sporano Davinia Rodríguez

Tickets are just €15 and on sale now : Tomaticket.es

 

Latin music weekend in Adeje

 

Lovers of Latin music are in for a real treat this Saturday with Juan Luis Guerra taking to the Golf Costa Adeje stage. The singer from the Dominican Republic, considered by many to be one of the top Latin American musicians of the day, returns to Adeje (his third time playing in South Tenerife) and will be preceded on stage by Cuban bank Orishas.
Juan Luis Guerra has sold over 30 million records, and won many Grammys and Latin Grammys. He belongs to a growing group of internationally recognised Latin artists and his popular style of merengue and Afro-Latin fusion has garnered him considerable success throughout Latin America. He does not limit himself to one style of music and incorporates diverse rhythms like merengue, bachata-fusion, balada, salsa, rock and roll, and even gospel.

Orishas, with two Latin Grammys under their musical belt, have been listed by TIME magazines in the top ten non-USA bands. While the group was born in Paris in 1998 they are, in essence, a hip hop group from Havana, Cuba. The band’s founding members are Yutuel Romera, Ruzzo Medina, Roldán González and Flaco-Pro and for this concert Yutuel, Ruzzo and Roldán will be joined on stage by two trombonists, a keyboard player, a percussionist and a DJ.
At a press conference earlier today the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga mentioned the strong connection Guerra has to his Tenerife public adding that everyone was looking forward to an excellent event, part of the Adeje summer programme. He said it was important for visitors to Adeje to have these kind of complementary activities, “quality out-door events such as this one” to enhance their holiday experience. He added that this particular concert, of Latino music, “has a lot to do as well with our identity, our culture, our history”.

Tickets for the concert are on sale through Ticketmaster.es, Ticketea.com, canariasviaja.com, entrees.es and El Corte Ingles. The organisers have also said there will be tickets on sale on the day of the concert at the site from 5pm. According to organisers the show will feature top class sound and lighting and a number of giant screens to guarantee full views for all. Doors, by the Avenida Ayyto, will open to the public at 5pm with Orishas taking to the stage at 7pm and Juan Luis Guerra just before 9pm.

For security reasons children under 6 are not allowed to attend the concert and those between the ages of 6 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Concert-goers will not be allowed enter the zone with food, drink, selfie sticks, or items that might be potential weapons. The organisers also remind people that, as is the norm and for reasons of copyright, any photography or filming of the concert is strictly forbidden.

The concert is co-sponsored by the Adeje council, Cepsa and in collaboration with Golf Costa Adeje, Volkswagen, Sononpluss, Dorada sin con Limón and Pepsi Maz Zero

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