GALA SOLIDARITY of the Alliance Française in Gran Canaria, in favor of the Project Educational Center Rotary in La Palma.
20 March | 19:00 – 21:00
The French Alliance of las Palmas, in collaboration with the Rotary Club, and the fundación Caixa Bank and with the board of trustees of the Foundation Auditorium Theatre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Cabildo de Gran Canaria organized a charity gala in favor of the victims displaced by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Island of la Palma.
The concert will be organized as part of the international day of la Francophonie, the March 20, 2022 at 19: 00, in the auditorium Alfredo Kraus.
The theme of the concert is the French opera in the NINETEENTH century with the famous singer canaria Cristina Ramostenor Pancho Corujo, mezzo soprano Bethlehem Elvira accompanied by the pianist Juan Francisco Parra. The program of arias and duets from opera French begins with romantic melodies of Debussy Delibes and, to continue with works more dramatic as Bizet's Carmen and finish with comic opera, with works of Offenbach.
The donations collected will go to the project for the construction of a school that is performed by the ROTARY clubs of the Canary Islands with the support of the Government of the Canary islands, to replace the destroyed school, the Field, the area of The Paradise of the Island of la Palma. The project has a budget of € 1 million was made on lands ceded by the Cabildo of La Palma.
The French Alliance of Las Palmas it was established in 1926, is a Centre for teaching French and the only Official Exams DELF/DALF of the island. It has a spacious and documentation centre organises various cultural events within the city, in collaboration with local entities and cultural centers, including exhibitions, films, lectures, concerts...
French alliance in the World: all Alliance Française is an autonomous association of local law, non-profit, under the responsibility of a board of directors, and affiliated to the foundation Alliance Française of Paris. In the world there are 832 Alliances Françaises, spread over 132 countries with more than 500,000 students.
The history of the French Alliance dates back to the July 21, 1883 in Paris. The Board of Directors was composed of politicians, diplomats, writers, archaeologists, historians, judges, editors, and people from the church. Illustrious names such as Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Pasteur, Ernest Renan, Jules Verne, Armand Colin, were part of the same and for many years worked with determination to consolidate its existence and make it thrive. Since 1886, the Association is recognized of public utility.
The main partner of the Alliance Française of Las Palmas is the Cabildo of Gran Canaria already available from a local on the street and Buenos Aires, as part of the protocol that was signed with the Ambassador of France 10 years ago.Rotary born with the vision of one man, Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney who founded the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905. Its purpose was to form a circle of dedicated professionals in various fields with a view to fostering the exchange of ideas and the forging of bonds of friendship. With time, the scope and the vision of Rotary spread gradually to humanitarian services.
Gran Canaria has 4 clubs Rotary: Las Palmas, Maspalomas, Arucas and Tafira.