Archive for February 14th, 2009
La Orotava,Tenerife, a classic place for good music.

Barbara HendriksIt’s not just pop stars that flock to Tenerife, or even the Salsa and Latino performers that grace the Carnaval scene. There are a lot of classical events, La Orotava is hosting the 3rd annual Festival Musitematico from March 7 to 28.

There are 6 concerts ranging from Gospel to Opera, but this years star name is American Soprano, Barbara Hendricks at the Auditorio Teobaldo Power on Friday March 27. Tickets vary from 25 euros up to 55 euros, but there is also a sliding scale of discounts if you book for several of the concerts. Check the website for full details.

Barbara Hendricks was born in Arkansas, America, 60 years ago and studied in New York to become a Bachelor of Music, before going on to sing opera at San Francisco, Glyndebourne, Paris, Covent Garden and La Scala.

Not only at home with opera, Barbara has flirted with jazz, playing live and recording tracks for several LPs. If the music path hadn’t worked out, Barbara could have followed up on her Bachelor of Science in maths and chemistry, that she earned at Nebraska College.

With such a rich background, and an internationally gained respect, Barbara has been able to support many humanitarian causes, and has become an ambassador for the United Nations. Impressive as that is, her amazing voice will be the big draw for her concert in La Orotava.