Ben on Tour

Tenerife - 2008

Johan de Meij and Ben van Dijk in Tenerife, Spain.

Last January Ben van Dijk was soloist with the "Banda Municipal de Santa Cruz de Tenerife" 
conductor Jose Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, 
guest conductor Johan de Meij.

The program of this concert was a complet Johan de Meij feature.

  •  La Fanciulla del West [Symphonic Suite from the Opera] - Giacomo Puccini/Arr. Johan de Meij
[world premiere]

  • Canticles [for bass trombone and wind orchestra] - Johan de Meij 
[first performance in Spain] 
Bass trombone soloist: Ben van Dijk 

    -.-.-.-. Intermission .-.-.-.-.

  • Te Deum [from Tosca] - Giacomo Puccini/Arr. Johan de Meij

  • The Venetian Collection - Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij, Jose Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana,
 Felipe Neri Gil Marrero and Ben van Dijk 
after a very succesful concert.

The concert was given in the beautiful "Teatro Guimere de Santa Cruz de Tenerife", Canary Islands [Spain] and was an almost sold out concert.

Johan and Ben having a good time on Tenerife.

The hopitality of the members of the Banda was as good as their quality. This is a full professional windband of a very high level with some great musicians on important chairs.
Johan de Meij and Ben van Dijk had a great time with the Banda's principal conductor Felipe Neri Gil Marrero and the orchestra's bass trombonist Antonio damian Hernandez.
The last day on the island was a free day and these two great gentleman organized a perfect tour on the island.

Juan and Benita having a good time on Tenerife.

Published Feb 27 2008, 05:55 PM
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