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ILAMS: Where the UK meets Iberian and Latin American Classical Music
Established in 1997, ILAMS is the first and only organisation dedicated to the study, performance and promotion of Iberian and Latin American classical music in the UK.
Committed to education and cultural integration, the Society has at the heart of its endeavours the desire to bring to the British classical music scene some of the colour, vitality and exuberance that Iberian and Latin American culture is famous for. Whilst mainstream classical music has largely lost touch with popular culture, its Luso-Hispanic relatives have developed a more dynamic approach which defies the traditional boundaries of ‘high’ and ‘low’ art and which has brought classical music back into contemporary society. We believe that Latin American art music therefore has a more important role to play than ever in reconciling the general public with classical music culture.
We hope that you will find our new website a useful source of information - a portal to a relatively undiscovered world of vibrant music, and a place to connect with a wider community. If you would like to know more about our forthcoming events, go to our Concerts page. You can also join our volunteers or become a member of ILAMS for added benefits.
Echoes Festival 2020
The UK's first and only annual Festival of Latin classical music is back!
Banish those Autumn blues and let yourself be carried away to the sunnier climes of Iberia and Latin America at Echoes Festival 2020, where we bring you some sizzling music performed by the hottest talent in Latin classical. Now in its 5th year, the Festival brings unique classical Iberican programming to some of London's most prestigious venues, whilst providing a platform to some of the most authentic and illustrious voices within Latin classical music today.
This year, the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have inevitably forced us to postpone some of our plans to 2021, but we are excited to be holding a special mini-edition of the Festival with a mixture of live and online content for you to enjoy, whatever your level of lockdown. We're delighted to be celebrating the 500th birthday of the Great Spanish Renaissance composer, Pedro Guerrero, with a concert by the Lacock Scholars on the 7th November, as well as launching a new live edition of our podcast series, Journeys Through the Labyrinth with presenter Ray Picot on 29th Oct. Echoes Festival 2020 has something for everyone: whether you're into Early music or contemporary composers; choral repertoire or guitar concerts; whether you're interested in exploring the more serious reaches of the repertoire or you want to indulge your lighter side... This Festival is for you. Check out this year's full programme at echoesfestival.co.uk.
We can't wait to see you there!
Clélia Iruzun | Paco Peña | John Williams l Craig Ogden l Miloš Karadaglić | Carlos Bonell | Celso Machado | Fabio Zanón | Leo Brouwer I Daniel Barenboim l Teresa Berganza | Ernesto Bitetti | Maria Isabel de Falla | Antón García Abril | María Garzón | Guillermo González | Alicia de Larrocha | Tomás Marco | Odaline de la Martinez | Carmen Bravo Mompou | Aurora Nátola-Ginastera | Marlos Nobre | Cristina Ortíz | Alfredo Perl | Marisa Robles | Patricia Rozario | Turibio Santos | José Serebrier | Andrés Ruiz Tarazona | Alicia Terzián | Jacinto Torres
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