Canary Islands Music Festival: A Classical Music Lover’s Dream Vacation

Canary Island music festivalMusic events has been drawing the world’s best classical period since 1985, and helps to attract thousands of tourists to both Tenerife and Gran Canaria, producing extra tourist Euros for the islands.

The Music Festival boasts events stretched over a period more than a month. Concerts and cultural events take place on both the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife from January 9 to February 16, 2009.

Festival organizers recognize some important milestones that will influence the festival’s theme. This celebration of classical music has reached the quarter-century mark. The 25th anniversary will be marked with much fanfare among organizers, visitors, and local business owners.

Many of the works of classical pianist and composer Franz Liszt will be featured. The Hungarian musician would be nearing his 200th birthday. List was highly regarded during his lifetime, even by his contemporaries. He is still considered by many to be the greatest pianist in the history of the world. Festival organizers have chosen to focus on his work during its 2009 series.

The upcoming New Year also marks the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Friedrich Handel. The Canary Islands Music events during the classical period will pay fitting tribute to the German Baroque composer.

Handel is probably most well-known for his oratorio ‘Messiah.’ Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is a holiday favorite the world over. Handel wrote over 40 operas, more than 25 oratorios and hundreds of songs, cantatas, duets and other musical works.

The Canary Islands Music Festival has grown since its debut in 1985. It was begun by likeminded avid classical music lovers. They wanted the Canary Islands to be recognized as a symbol of culture. They recognized the rich history of the islands as a magnet for tourists seeking culture in addition to sun and surf.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists have flocked to the festival since it opened its doors and boosted the number of holidaymakers taking holidays – it boasts some of the finest performances by modern classical musicians in one grand event. It has featured in past years names such as Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Colin Davis, Frans Bruggen and much more.

Events take place in various venues in the capital cities of the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Concerts and cultural happenings are spread over more than 35 days. Tickets for various events range in price from 20 to a hundred Euros, depending on the artist and the venue.

Music loving tourists can come for part or all of the festival. Local hotels, apartments, and bed-and-breakfasts are booking quickly. Tour packages are also available through some travel agencies. Many include hotel stays, concert ticket bundles and admission to other local attractions for one inclusive price.

The Canary Islands may still be best known worldwide for sand and the sun. However, the Canary Islands Music Festival has done much to promote the region as a place rife with culture. Thousands of tourists have come to appreciate the islands for the history they boast. Getting a little bit of winter sun with the music is a bit of a bonus as well!

New York’s Best Upcoming Shows of Summer 2016

If you’re bored and don’t have something to do or you’re lacking ideas on what activities you and your family should be doing, you have come to the right place. Summer in New York City has a lot of exciting events in store for us and we just need to look which is best for our cup of tea. Now, we know there are a lot of events and we can’t really screen all of them to determine which we really want to attend to. Again, I want to give a shout out to the only trusted piano moving company in New York City, who actually told us about these awesome events especially the Adele concert!

After looking everywhere (so you don’t have to) for the upcoming events in New York, here’s the list of the most exciting events for us to check out this summer.

Bring the whole family as your children discover the joy and wonders of art in Art Story. This event is absolutely free and the kids from three to five years old can learn and develop their social skills as the program encourages the children to “tell a story” of different art pieces. The program will start at 10:30 A.M. in Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

On June 3, 2016, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will serenade us for this summer at Lakeview Amphitheater. The show starts at 8 P.M. and you can get your tickets here. The show is the result of their successful previous shows that gave them positive reviews from music enthusiasts and fans such as Sarasota Tribune- Herald.

Fill your artistic heart with contentment as the Kallet Civic Center hosts a Fine Art and Photography exhibit of the creation of local artists JoAnn Von Pless and Leslie Von Pless. Both artists focus their masterpieces in showing the beauty of nature and change of seasons in upstate New York. The exhibit is being held in Kallet Civic Center until June 20, 2016, at 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Governor’s Ball is one the most anticipated music event every year. You can party your whole weekend away on June 3- 5, 2016 at Randalls Island Park, Randalls Island. Enjoy the chart- topping music from the best upcoming artists and bands and dance the night away with best EDM dance music. You can get tickets from Eventbrite website and you can choose tickets whether for one day only or for the whole weekend.

On July 8, 2016, our favorite Disney child stars Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas will shake Barclays Center with their greatest hits. Both of the stars have their own respective blooming careers but their tandem for this summer concert will never be missed. You can buy your tickets here.

You will not want to be on the other side when someone like Adele will perform in Madison Square Garden on September 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 26. Of course, we no longer need to introduce and promote her concert. Who wouldn’t want to go to her concert, right? That’s Adele, people. You can get your tickets here. Click that right now.


You have now the list of the best upcoming events this summer in the city that never sleeps. Which of these shows will you be attending? Share your thoughts in the comments below!





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