120 Boluda Lines containers will create an industrial structure for the stage, seating space for 3,200 and access to the venue
The opera house will occupy a 50,000 square metre area in the Boluda Maritime Terminal Las Palmas installations
For the eighth year running, Boluda Corporación Marítima is sponsoring the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria symphonic concert taking place at 10 p.m. on 13th July in the unparalleled setting of Boluda Maritime Terminal Las Palmas, at La Luz pier. The concert features on the program of the 23rd annual Temudas Fest, the international festival of theatre, music and dance held on the island of Gran Canaria from 4 July to 2 August.
Under the direction of conductor Karel Mark Chichon, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria will perform a repertoire entitled “Aires gitanos” (Gypsy airs), including pieces by Johan Strauss II, Pablo Sarasate, Franz von Suppé, Carlos Gardel and Pérez Prado, with Russian violinist Sergei Krylov as soloist.
Boluda Corporación Marítima collaborates with the Temudas International Festival, organized by Las Palmas city council, as a sponsor of the symphonic concert, part of its corporate social responsibility policy in support of cultural initiatives.
The unique outdoor stage will be formed from 38 40ft and 36 20ft containers provided by Boluda Lines, the corporation’s comprehensive transport and international freight management division. The rest of the 120 containers will provide the backdrop, seating area and entrances to the 50,000 square metre area, and the stage will be lit by two 80m high, 800 ton post-Panamax cranes.
For the eighth year running the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria OFGC has ventured away from more traditional venues to bring classical music to the unique setting of La Luz pier. Directing on this stage for the second time, conductor Karel Mark Chichon has been artistic director of the OFGC since May 2017, after directing the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, the National Symphony Orchestra of Latvia and the Symphony Orchestra of Graz in Austria.