Concert Archive

Concert Archive

Manu Brazo & Prajna Indrawati | 'The Spanish Saxophone'

Mon 9 November 2020, 1.10pm
Socially-distanced Concert at St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

 

*CANCELLED*

Due to recent changes in COVID-19 restrictions

'This is 100% colossal. Amazing performance by Manu Brazo.' Classic FM

Spanish saxophonist, Manu Brazo, brings a show-stopping programme of Spanish and Latin favourites to St James's Piccadilly, featuring home-grown classics, Pequeña czarda, by Pedro Iturralde and a transcription of Manuel de Falla's evergreen Siete canciones populares españolas​ alongside Borne's dazzling paraphrase of Bizet's Carmen, and a foray into the up-beat music of Brazil via Darius Milhaud's toe-tapping Scaramouche. Prepare to be uplifted and entertained!

Manu Brazo is quickly making a name for himself as one of Spain's most exciting rising classical stars, acknowledged as a versatile artist for his natural ability to communicate a fresh and eclectic variety of styles to his audience, bolstered by a unique sound and seemingly effortless virtuosity. He has performed internationally and across some of the UK's most prestigious festivals and venues, including the Royal Opera House, Kings Place and St Martin-in-the Fields, as well as recently opening for Sir Cliff Richard at the Greenwich Music Time Festival. His debut album, Solo Dialogue, was released in June and has already been featured on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM to critical acclaim. Manu Brazo is accompanied by prize-winning Indonesian pianist and RCM graduate, Prajna Indrawati.

Bizet/Borne A Carmen Fantasy
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas​
Darius Milhaud Scaramouche
Pedro Iturralde Pequeña czarda

Manu Brazo saxophone
Pajna Indrawati piano

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2020 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS Booking required; Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis at eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es | echoesfestival.co.uk | manubrazo.com

            

 

Lacock Scholars | 'Guerrero 500'

Sat 7 November 2020, 7.00pm
Online Concert Live-streamed from St Gabriel's Church in Pimlico
London
United Kingdom

One of Spain's leading composers of the 16th century was Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599), now well-known and loved among modern audiences on a par with Tomás Luis de Victoria. Less well-known, however, is the legacy of his elder brother, Pedro (born c.1520): an esteemed musician in his own right with an international career spent partly working in Rome; and ostensibly also one of Francisco's first teachers. The Guerrero family lived and worked together in Seville and Osuna, and in both places were accompanied by the younger Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617), who eventually became Francisco's assistant at Seville cathedral toward the end of Francisco's life.

We celebrate this quincentenary year of Pedro Guerrero's birth with a sumptuous programme of works by these three men who knew one another well, obviously influenced one another, and who were likely close personal friends. Join us for this contemplative concert of emollient a cappella Spanish Renaissance choral music performed by the UK's premier amateur consort, The Lacock Scholars. Conducted by Greg Skidmore, one of the country's leading specialist performers of Renaissance polyphony, the concert will be presented in the seamless, characteristic Lacock Scholars style, allowing you to approach the music on your own terms, set against the magnificent architecture, and amidst the beautiful acoustics, of Pimlico's St Gabriel's Church.

Pedro Guerrero O beata Maria | Por do començare | O más dura
Francisco Guerrero Pastores loquebantur | Gloria et honore | Quasi cedrus | O Domine Jesu Christe | O celestial medicina | Ave virgo sanctissima
Alonso Lobo Vivo ego | O quam suavis es | Ave regina caelorum

Lacock Scholars voices
Greg Skidmore conductor

SNEAK PEEK! Listen to the Lacock Scholars' latest album HERE

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2020 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes

*Important: Please do not attend this event in person; viewing is by live-stream only*


TICKETS £18 | £14 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS | FREE to Friends of Echoes Festival (email us at info@ilams.org.uk to join the scheme)

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com | Once you have booked your ticket you will receive the live-stream link by email the day before the concert

            

 

Ray Picot | 'Journeys Through the Labyrinth' Live Podcast | Isaac Albéniz: The Road to 'Iberia'

Thu 29 October 2020, 7.00pm
Live Podcast on MixCloud
United Kingdom

Calling all record collectors! If you're trying to navigate your way through the dauntingly huge world of Latin Classical music, don't fear - our resident expert is here to guide you. Join classical music addict and weekend journalist, Ray Picot, in a special live edition of his new ILAMS podcast, Journeys Through the Labyrinth, for an informal introduction to Albéniz' seminal piano piece, Iberia. Ray will highlight the key components of the work's antecedents, as well as revealing some lesser-known hidden gems in the composer's catalogue. Discover the seminal interpretations whilst learning about the music in context. Whether you're new to Albéniz, or a seasoned aficionado, this event has something for everyone.

Isaac Albéniz was one of a triumvirate of Spanish composers, along with Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla, to achieve international acclaim during the early years of the 20th century, as part of a movement that led to a new renaissance in Spanish music. His untimely death deprived Spanish music of one of its greatest composers shortly after the completion of his masterpiece, Iberia: four books of ‘impressions’ for piano, written between 1905 and 1908. This work has become a staple of the international repertoire through successive generations of performers, alongside the earlier music he wrote of popular Spanish character, though this is stylistically light years away from Iberia. The transformation of Albéniz' music was achieved during the 1890s through his focus on music for the stage, the importance of which is only now being acknowledged. Through new and classic recordings, this podcast explores the rich legacy of the music Albéniz wrote at this time which culminated in Iberia.

Ray Picot is Chief CD and Concert Reviewer at the Iberian & Latin American Music Society, and currently writes a popular monthly column for Echoes Magazine titled Ray's Round-Up. A regular guest speaker at recorded music societies around the country, Ray boasts an encyclopaedic knowledge of the field. Think of him as your go-to guide to Latin Classical discography!

Ray Picot host

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2020 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS 'Admission' free; visit mixcloud.com/ilams/ to join the live podcast

Online donations welcome: click HERE to contribute

BOOKINGS No registration required 

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uk | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

            

 

Johan Löfving | The Ibero-American Guitar: Music from Spain and Latin America

Mon 12 October 2020, 7.00pm
Online Concert Live-Streamed from
the Cervantes Theatre in London
United Kingdom

'Magical playing.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Johan Löfving, one of the most outstanding classical guitarists of the new generation, performs a selection of dazzling guitar works spanning four centuries from all three corners of the Latin world by composers from Spain, Mexico and Argentina. The programme will be presented on Baroque and Classical guitars.

Since becoming a prize-winner in the prestigious London International Guitar Competition, Swedish Johan Löfving has distinguished himself as both guitar and theorbo player both in the UK and abroad, making appearances at some of the world's finest concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, The Sage Gateshead, Wiener Saal, and Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben MuTh. Additionally, he has appeared in major festivals including Brighton Early Music Festival, London Festival of Baroque Music, Bath Guitar Festival, Saxå Chamber Music Festival and Carinthischer Sommer, as well as numerous appearances on BBC Radio 3. His debut album A Salon Opera together with flautist Yu-Wei Hu (Flauguissimo Duo) was released on Resonus Classics 2019, followed by his solo debut Fandango! in 2020. He has also worked with baritone Thomas Guthrie, tenor Rob Murray, Barokksolistene and pianist David Owen Norris, who invited him to take part in the 'Playlist Series' on BBC Radio 4. Johan graduated with First Class Honours from the RCM in London where he studied guitar with Gary Ryan and theorbo with Jakob Lindberg, and where he was awarded both the Guitar Prize and the Hilda Anderson Dean Prize. Later, he completed his studies with Prof. Robert Wolff and Prof. Hans Brüderl at the Salzburg Mozarteum, supported by the Swedish Royal Academy of Music.

Gaspar Sanz Villanos | Españoletas | Fuga | Canarios 
Dionisio Aguado Fandango variado Op. 16
Fernando Sor Grand Sonata Op. 22
Manuel Ponce Sonatina meridional
Alberto Ginastera Sonata Op. 47
Astor Piazzolla Verano porteño

Johan Löfving guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip of Johan Löfving performing Tarantelle by Mertz

Co-produced by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2020 in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom, with the support of the Cervantes Theatre, London


TICKETS 'Admission' free; visit youtube.com/user/ICLondres to join the livestream

BOOKINGS No registation required

MORE INFORMATION johanlofving.com | echoesfestival.co.ukilams.org.uklondres.cervantes.esspainculturescience.co.ukcervantestheatre.com

                    

 

The Songs of Pedro Ximénez Abril y Tirado: Poetry and Art Music in Post-colonial Bolivia

Tue 22 September 2020, 2.00pm
Online Event
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Pedro Ximénez Abril y Tirado (1784-1856) was one of Latin America’s most successful and prolific composers of the early 19th century. His work spanned the critical period of the establishment of independent Latin American states in the period after the end of the Spanish Empire. Known at the time as 'El sinfonista de los andes', he learned his craft during colonial years, but was able to contribute to the body of early post-colonial repertoire. In the 20th century, his work fell from view. It is only now, with the greater interest in postcolonial studies and the rehabilitation of indigenous musics, that his work has begun to receive scholarly and artistic attention. His work exemplifies the cosmopolitanism and cultural mobility that was an important strand in the establishment of a distinct Latin American cultural life. At the peak of his career, he occupied a prestigious position as director of music at Sucre Cathedral, the most important cultural and religious city of the newly created state of Bolivia. Pedro Ximénez exemplifies the cultural syncretism that has been a prevailing feature of Latin American music at many historical junctures. At a time when the impetus to de-privilege the European classical canon grows ever stronger, Ximénez is a neglected composer of the highest quality whose works deserve wider contemporary exposure and integration into the corpus of established art songs. 

This online seminar will be the launch event for a project at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to make the first professional recordings, public concerts, and performing edition of a selection of Tirado’s songs from the several hundred manuscripts held in the National Library of Bolivia, Sucre. In addition to introducing the project, it will present first example recordings of two contrasting songs. With the participation of: 

Rafael Montero Tenor and project leader
Nigel Foster Keyboard player
Dr José Manuel Izquierdo König Musicologist and author of doctoral dissertation on Tirado
Juan Conrado Quinquiví Morón Musician and transcriber of the songs
Professor Sir Barry Ife Scholar of Hispanic culture and music
Dr David Irving Chair (ICREA Research Professor at Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC-IMF), Barcelona, Spain)
Professor John Sloboda Convenor (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
Professor Linda Newson Introduction (Institute of Latin American Studies)

Co-hosted by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, the Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as part of the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand


TICKETS Free event but booking required

BOOKINGS sas.sym-online.com

MORE INFORMATION ilas.sas.ac.uk



 

Song recital by Marta Fontanal-Simmons

Wed 25 March 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Praised for her 'warm mezzo' (The Telegraph) and 'velvet-voice' (Daily Telegraph), British-Spanish mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons recently made critically-acclaimed house and role debuts at the Royal Opera House. Fontanals-Simmons trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, where she was awarded the Gold Medal, and was a Jerwood Artist at Glyndebourne for the 2015/16 season. She appears regularly on the concert platform and in recitals, and is a keen exponent of contemporary music.

Judith Weir The Voice of Desire
Andrew Norman Lullaby
Claude Debussy Chanson de Bilitis
Lord Berners Trois chansons
Joaquin Turina Poema en forma de canciones

Marta Fontanal-Simmons mezzo-soprano
Lana Bode piano

PLG Young Artist series


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; first-come-first-served

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | martafontanals.com

 

 

GUITARRISIMO | Samuel Diz | 'Pablo Picasso: Guitar-Maker'

Tue 24 March 2020, 7.00pm
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Mayfair, London
W1J 0BD
United Kingdom

'My dear friend Braque: I am using your latest papery and powdery procedures. I am in the process of imagining a guitar and I am using a bit of dust against our horrible canvas.' Pablo Picasso, 9th October 1912, Paris

The guitar is a pervasive and potent leitmotif in the work of Pablo Picasso, and one that has come to stand as a cipher of modernity in the Spanish visual arts more widely. In 1920, Manuel de Falla became the first composer to invert this dialectic and propel the classical guitar into the Modernist age with the writing of his seminal work, Pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy. With its own brand of musical Cubism, this piece proposed a radically new language for the classical guitar, which inspired subsequent generations of composers to produce a rich legacy of 20th-century repertoire for the instrument.

In tandem with the Royal Academy of Art’s new exhibition, Picasso and Paper, Spanish guitarist and academic, Samuel Diz, makes his London debut with a bespoke programme inspired by the superlative Spanish artist, entitled Picasso: Guitar Maker. Exploring the Modernist works of several of Picasso’s contemporaries, Diz will present music by Mompou, García Ascot, Bacarisse, García Lorca and, of course, Falla. The programme also features a piece written in the UK by Robert Gerhard, a Catalan composer who lived out his exile from the Franco regime in Cambridge: his incidental music for the BBC's 1964 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel, For Whom The Bell Tolls (a tale based on events in the Spanish Civil War).

Samuel Diz is a recipient of the Critics' Choice El Primer Palau Prize at the Palau de la Música in Catalonia. Specialising in the Spanish guitar repertoire of the early 20th century, and ‘The Generation of ‘27’ in particular, he was the first artist to record the original guitar music of Federico García Lorca; for his album Memoria de la melancolía he was privileged to be able to perform on Lorca’s own instrument. Recent appearances include an engagement at the birthplace of Pablo Picasso in Málaga.

Manuel de Falla Pour le tombeau de DebussyEl sombrero de tres picos: 'Danza del molinero (Farruca)'
Salvador Bacarisse Lía (Pavana)
Frederic Mompou Suite compostelana
Rosita García Ascot Española
Robert Gerhard For Whom the Bell Tolls
Federico García Lorca Selección de canciones populares

Samuel Diz classical guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Instituto Cevantes with the kind support of the Fundació Frederic Mompou and AGADIC – Xacobeo 21 (Xunta de Galicia), as part of the Guitarrísimo series

Image by: Xosé Durán


TICKETS Admission free; ticket also includes free admission to the exhibition

BOOKINGS eventbrite.co.uk (Open in March)

MORE INFORMATION samueldiz.com | royalacademy.org.uk | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

                

         

 

Francisco Correa | Album Launch: 'Música de mi tierrita'

Mon 16 March 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘A most enjoyable evening of music making enjoyed by a large audience.’ Tickhill Music Society

Classical guitarisr, Francisco Correa, makes his ILAMS debut with the London launch of his new album Música de la Tierrita - a collection of solo guitar compositions by exciting young Colombian composers, including several special commissions and world premieres. This prize-winning Colombian guitarist has appeared on national TV and radio, performed on 3 continents, and recently performed the famous Rodrigo Aranjuez concerto at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Isaac Albéniz Mallorca Op. 202 (tr. Francisco Correa)
Daniel Saboya Suite colombiana No. 1
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Julia FloridaVals Op. 8, No. 4
Lucas Saboya Suite Ernestina

Francisco Correa guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Album Teaser Trailer

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly with the kind support of AM Records


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS None required; first-come, first-served

MORE INFORMATION franciscocorreaguitar.com | ilams.org.uk | sjp.org.uk

 

Maria Garzon | Musical Jewels from Spain

Sun 15 March 2020, 4.00pm
Emmanuel Church
Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead
London
NW6 1JU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Spanish pianist Maria Garzon started her musical education at the Madrid Conservatorio Superior de Musica. At 17 she was awarded a scholarship by the Austrian government to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg for one year, and immediately after went to Germany (Cologne) and studied there at the Musikhochschule before moving to London where she now lives. Maria Garzon has performed all over the world in prestigious venues and also performs as a chamber musician. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Member of ILAMS. Her recording, Spanish Piano Music (1992) was awarded Best CD of the Year by the British Retailers' Association. Consequently she was commissioned by the Rodrigo family to record his piano works as a celebration of Rodrigo's 95th birthday, the notes to that recording written by the composer himself. Maria Garzon has also recorded the piano works by Elgar and Viktor Ullman, and her documentary, Viktor Ullman: biography of a recording won First Prize for Best Documentary and the Audience Prize at the International Documentary Festival in Thessaloniki in 2016. Her second volume of Piano Music of Spain will be released this coming spring on the Heritage label.

Isaac Albéniz Suite española, Op. 47 (Selection)
Alejandro Yagüe Halley 2
Enrique Granados Allegro de concierto
Manuel de Falla Cuatro piezas españolas
Antonio Soler Fandango
Joaquin Rodrigo Preludio del gallo mañanero
 
Maria Garzon piano

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series


TICKETS £12 Adults | £8 Seniors | £5 Children & Students

BOOKINGS 020 7435 1911 

MORE INFORMATION emmanuelnw6.com

 

Campbell Diamond | Kaleidoscopic Programme of Music from Around the World

Sat 14 March 2020, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Campbell Diamond is an international award-winning classical guitarist based in Cologne, Germany, and is currently studying privately with Judicaël Perroy in Paris. Diamond has recently finished his Bachelor degree (First Class Hons) with Hubert Käppel at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Previously, he studied as a student of Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang at the ANU School of Music in Canberra, Australia. He began studying the classical guitar at the late age of 17, and is now regarded as one of the leading guitarists of the younger generation. He has won over 30 prizes in international competitions. In 2018, Diamond released his first solo recording. Programme includes:

Maurice Ohana Cadran lunaire, Op. 89: 'No.1: Saturnal'
Astor Piazzolla Cinco piezas
Johann Kaspar Mertz Concertino
Georg Philipp Telemann 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass, TWV 40:14-25

Campbell Diamond guitar


TICKETS £15 + £1.76 fee | £10 + £1.37 fee, full-time students

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.com.au

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | campbelldiamondguitar.com

 

Jacqueline Phillips | Music for Cello and Piano

Wed 11 March 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
WIJ 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!).

A brilliant cellist from an early age, Jacqueline Phillips studied with legendary teachers including William Pleeth, Amaryllis Fleming, Aldo Perisot and Joan Dickson, and has emerged as an extraordinarily versatile and well-rounded musician; undoubtedly one of the finest British cellists of her generation, with a career that has taken her round the world, including a trip to Italy to win the Rovere d’Oro International Competition in Genoa. She has also founded her own group, known as the Brook Ensemble.

Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38: 1st Movement
Astor Piazzolla Le grand tango
Frédéric Chopin Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 
 
Jacqueline Phillips cello
Daniel King Smith piano

Cellissimo series


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; first-come-first-served

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk

 

Brazilian Music for Flute and Guitar

Tue 10 March 2020, 1.00pm
St Clement Danes Church
The Strand
London
WC2R 1DH
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

Vicky Yuan-Labarre and João Lima are an enterprising flute and guitar duo, who have been performing widely, with a particularly speciality of music from Brazil. In this concert they bring together an attractive blend of popular Brazilian music, and some piquant classical works from France, Spain and Argentina.

Claude Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin
Pixinguinha Um a ZeroOscarina
Dante Santoro Harmonia Selvagem
Tom Jobim Por toda a minha VidaDesafinado | Chega de Saudade
Manuel de Falla  ‘La Vida Breve’ - Danse Espagnole
Celso Machado Pé de Moleque & Paçoca
Astor Piazzolla Libertango

 Vicky Yuan-Labarre, flute
João Lima, guitar

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION stclementdanesraf.org

 

Julieta Iglesias plays Ginastera and Chopin

Thu 5 March 2020, 1.00pm
St Olaves Church
8 Hart Street
London
EC3R 7NB
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

The Argentine pianist, Julieta Iglesias, who now lives in London, performs internationally and her large repertoire ecompasses tango. Julieta has performed with the London Tango Orchestra, the Trio Escualo, the Trio Abril as well as solo, and recently recorded a piano album entitled Astor exploring the music of the master of contemporary tango, Astor Piazzolla.

Alberto Ginastera  Malambo
Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20 |  Scherzo No.2 in B flat major Op.31Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor Op.39

Julieta Iglesias piano


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION saintolave.com | julietaiglesias.com

 

 

Fabio Fernandes | 3 Concertos for Guitar

Wed 4 March 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Fábio Fernandes began classical guitar lessons at the age of 11 at the Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo with Francisco Gomes. Since then Fábio fell in love with the world of the classical guitar and performance leading him to move to London where he completed his BMus (Hons) at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2018 where he is now studying for his Master's in Classical Guitar Performance. Fernandes has attended masterclasses with many of the world’s most distinguished guitarists. He has obtained 2nd and 3rd Prizes in several national and international competitions in Portugal, and has performed many solo, ensemble and choral concerts all around Portugal and in England, Czech Republic and Poland.

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major, RV 93
Carlos Seixas Concerto for harpsichord in A major (arr. Emilio Pujol)
Joaquin Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Fábio Fernandes guitar
Pau Mercadal conductor
Seixas Chamber Orchestra

Guildhall School of Music & Drama series


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | fabiofernandesguitar.com 

 

Marcelo Danton | Nocturnes, Waltzes, Sonatas, and more!

Mon 2 March 2020, 7.30pm
King's College London, St David's Room
Strand Campus, The Strand
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

 (Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

In his UK debut, Chilean pianist Marcelo Danton has prepared an exciting programme which combines well-known piano pieces by Chopin and Beethoven with rarely heard pieces by composers from his country.
Marcelo is a performer who is in constant demand both as soloist and accompanist. He has performed in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Germany.

Pedro Humberto Allende  5 Tonadas
Marcos Stuardo  Pequeña Siesta
Enrique Soro  Andante Apassionato
Frédéric Chopin  Three Waltzes Op.70 | Nocturne Op.72 No.1 | Scherzo Op.31 No.2
Ludwig van Beethoven  Sonata No.21, Op.53 "Waldstein"

Marcelo Danton piano


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nocturnes-waltzes-sonatas-and-more-marcelo-danton-in-concert-tickets-88855885345 |

MORE INFORMATION kcl.ac.uk 

 

ECHO Rising Stars Presents the Cellist Pablo Ferrández

Fri 21 February 2020, 1.00pm
LSO St Lukes
161, Old Street
London
EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Born in Madrid in 1991 into a family of musicians, Pablo Ferrández joined the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when he was 13 to study with Natalia Shakhovskaya. After that, he completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson and went on to become a prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, V Paulo International Cello Competition and ICMA 2016 Young Artist ofthe Year. Praised for his authenticity and hailed by the critics as 'one of the top cellists' (Rémy Louis, Diapason Magazine), the 26-year-old  continues to build a brilliant career through collaborations with international renowned artists and leading world orchestras. Pablo Ferrández plays the Stradivarius 'Lord Aylesford' (1696) thanks to the Nippon Music Foundation. The aim of the ECHO Rising Stars series is to find young European musicians who possess special qualities, and on the basis of his recent appearances with the London Philharmonic and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Ferrández has insight to spare. In this programme he includes a specially-commissioned work by the doyen of Spanish film composers, Antón García Abril.

Max Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Antón García Abril Desde el grito del silencio (UK premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
 
Pablo Ferrández cello
Luis Del Valle piano
 

TICKETS £12

BOOKINGS barbican.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION pabloferrrandez.com

 

Cupertinos | 'Ductus est Jesus'

Tue 18 February 2020, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

These 2019 Gramophone Award winners (for Cardosa's Requiem) were established in 2009 at the Fundação Cupertino de Miranda in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. Cupertinos (initially called Cappella Musical Cupertino de Miranda) have established themselves as true ambassadors of Portuguese polyphony. Their work recovering, studying and disseminating the vast and still largely undiscovered heritage of Portuguese music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries sees the group perform around twenty concerts per year. Cupertinos are continually discovering and performing unpublished works, and to date they have brought around eighty such pieces to light. The group maintains strong partnerships with several of the main historical buildings of Portugal, which guarantees a symbiosis both in acoustic and historical terms between the repertoire and the venues. They also have a privileged connection with the University of Coimbra, which houses one of the richest repositories of Renaissance music anywhere in the world. Their performance approach makes use of exhaustive study that allows an increasingly profound knowledge of and familiarity with the style and the works. Several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from the original sources, with the active participation of members of Cupertinos under the guidance of their director, Luís Toscano, and the musicologist José Abreu. Their performances have a fresh sound and an untamed character, and their interpretations showcase Iberian passion and a distinctly Portuguese essence. It is these qualities in concert that have earned the group the epithet ‘the national team of Portuguese polyphony’. In this concert Cupertinos explore the richness of 16th and 17th century Portuguese polyphony with a panoramic view of the poignant liturgies of Lent and of the Dead.

Pedro de Cristo Lamentationes Jheremie prophetæ 1: 1-5 | Parce mihi Domine
Manuel Mendes Missa de Quadragesima
Estêvão de Brito Assumpsit Jesus
Manuel Cardoso Lamentationes 1: 6–7 | Sitivit anima mea
Estêvão Lopes Morago De profundis
Bartolomeo Trosylho Circumdederunt me
Filipe de Magalhães Commissa mea
Francisco António de Almeida Lamentationes 2: 8-11

Cupertinos choir
Luís Toscano director
 

TICKETS £36 | £32 | £29 | £24 | £19

BOOKINGS cadoganhall.com

MORE INFORMATION cupertino.pt

 

Danor Quinteros | Piano Music from Chile

Mon 17 February 2020, 7.30pm
St David's Room, Kings College
The Strand
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

Chilean pianist, Danor Quinteros, has received critical acclaim and numerous national and international awards. Praised for his artistic sensitivity and dexterity, he has appeared in numerous halls and venues such as Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Tonhalle Zürich, Klavierfestival-Ruhr, Banff Centre and the Romanian Atheneum. He rendered a memorable performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra during the final of the Enescu Competition 2016 in Bucharest and was awarded 3rd Prize. In the same year, he won the prize for Best Accompanist in the Violin category. Danor Quinteros has also been a prizewinner in many other piano competitions around the world including the Ile de France Piano Competition, Santa Cecilia Piano Competition in Porto, Académie de Musique Lausanne, Dr Luis Sigall Competition and the Claudio Arrau International Competition. His wide repertoire ranges from Scarlatti and Clementi to Ligeti and Unsuk Chin. Additionally, he has a strong passion for undeservedly less-performed composers such as Enescu, Medtner, Bowen and Soro, who often appear on his recital programmes. Recently, Danor Quinteros released an EP with works by Bartók, Medtner and Ligeti in Canada and has on his agenda future releases for the KNS label. He is currently undertaking international engagements presenting this programme of music by Chilean composers, written over the past 100 years.

Pedro Humberto Allende Estudios (Selection)
Miguel Farías Estudios (Selection)
Juan Orrego-Salas Rústica
Marcos Stuardo Trazos ingrávidos
Lucía Jiménez Fatamorgana taurina
Emilio Adasme Disturbio
Enrique Soro Sonata No. 3
 
Danor Quinteros piano

Presented by the International Society for Chilean Music


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS None required (first come, first served)
 
MORE INFORMATION simuc.org | danorquinteros.com

 

 

Tamara Radjenovic | Spanish and Italian Arias and Songs

Mon 17 February 2020, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
WIJ 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

Tamara Radjenovic, the young Montenegrin soprano now resident in the United Kingdom, graduated in Voice Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, having been awarded a Scholarship to do her Master’s studies at the same college. Tamara has performed nationally and internationally, at festivals, masterclasses and competitions in Spain, Italy, USA, Austria, Germany, England, Romania, Slovenia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro. Highlights of her 2019 concerts include a Carnegie Hall solo recital following her successful debut there in September 2018. Tamara also performed with British acclaimed pianist Oliver Poole at his World Series concert at the Opus Theatre in Hastings, England in October 2019.

The pianist, Wai-Yin Lee, was born in Hong Kong where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Piano from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). In 2000, she was awarded a two-year full scholarship from the Royal College of Music in London to undertake postgraduate study in piano performance, and then went on to study her Master's degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following this Wai-Yin pursued studies as a répétiteur on a City Educational Scholarship. She then was awarded a fellowship at the GSMD in 2007, and in the same year was also invited to join the prestigious National Opera Studio as a part-time répétiteur trainee. She is now currently working at the Royal College of Music as a répétiteur for the Opera School, and also as an official accompanist for the RCM entrance exams.

Giacomo Puccini La Boheme (Selection)
Joaquin Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Fernando Obradors Del cabello mas sutil | El vito
Ruperto Chapí Las hijas del Zebedeo

Tamara Radjenovic soprano
Wai-Yin Lee piano
 

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required (first-come, first-served)
 
MORE INFORMATION tamararadjenovic.com

 

 

Roman Rabinovich: Homage to Picasso

Tue 11 February 2020, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Roman Rabinovich is an Israeli pianist, and the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. He has performed in the United States, Europe, and Israel at places such as Gewandhaus, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rabinovich is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Seymour Lipkin. This concert is Rabinovich’s homage to Picasso and takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of clowns. He writes, ‘it features the music of two composers associated with Spain, the Baroque master Zipoli and Picasso's Spanish contemporary, Granados. Through Debussy's tribute to Spain with La soirée dans Grenade and the sombre blues from Gershwin's Preludes, I conclude with works by Satie and Stravinsky, whom Picasso encountered through Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and my own composition which explores the world of a clown, a central theme in the Rose period.’

Domenico Zipoli Suite in G Minor
Claude Debussy Estampes
Erik Satie Gnossiennes: No. 1
Roman Rabinovich Capriccio: 'Clown on a Bicycle'
George Gershwin 3 Preludes
Enrique Granados Goyescas (Selecion)
Igor Stravinsky Petrushka (Selection)

Roman Rabinovich piano


TICKETS £10 | £18 | £25 | £35 | £45

BOOKINGS southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION romanrabinovich.net

 

Catrin Finch & Cimarrón 2020 UK Tour

20 January 2020 - 6 February 2020Venues around England and Wales
United Kingdom

(Not ILAMS events, but one we highly recommend!)

Back in 2007 Catrin Finch met with the six-piece Colombian joropo band Cimarrón and embarked on an exhilarating tour of Wales, following which a live album was released entitled Yn Byw. The collaboration was repeated in 2009 and 2010. Ten years later, Catrin and Cimarrón meet again to tour the UK. Catrin Finch is one of the world’s leading harp players, whose career has featured both solo performances with the world’s top orchestras, and collaborations with some of the leading world music artists, including Toumani Diabate and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita. The 6-piece Grammy-nominated Cimarrón perform joropo dance music from the cattle-rearing plains of the Orinoco, rooted in a deep tradition defined by the mestizo mixed heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures. Led by harpist and composer Carlos Cuco Rojas, Cimarrón make wild, untamed music that preserves the spirit of freedom found in one of the world’s most untouched regions. Fast-paced and powerful, this is music with impetuous singing, amazing stomp dancing and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussion.

However, it is with sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of Carlos Cuco Rojas. On her website, Catrin Finch, has stated their intention to continue with the tour, as a mark of respect. Updated 20/1/20

20 Jan | Theatr Mwldan, Cadogan
22 Jan | Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room
23 Jan | The Stoller Hall, Manchester
24 Jan | Galeri, Caernarfon
26 Jan | St George's, Bristol
28 Jan | Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
29 Jan | Aberywstwyth Arts Centre, Aberywstwyth
30 Jan | Turner Sims, Southampton
31 Jan | Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
1 Feb | Sage, Gateshead
4 Feb | St David's Hall, Cardiff
5 Feb | Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
6 Feb | Cecil Sharp House, London
 

TICKETS On application
 
 

 

 

'Joined': a Unique Collaboration with Cesar Camargo Mariano

Thu 6 February 2020, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London
SW1x 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘Joined’ is a unique collaboration between popular and classical artists conceived and led by celebrated pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano. Integrating bossa-jazz and classical styles, performed by musicians established and erudite in both genres, the collaboration received critical acclaim earning them a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ (Latin Grammy, 2016). Cesar Camargo Mariano brings his Brazilian quartet (piano, bass, drums and guitar) and is accompanied by outstanding classical musicians and soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra including Walter Seyfarth (clarinet), Rüdiger Liebermann (violin) and Egor Egorkin (flute).

Cesar Camargo Mariano Preludio | Choro dos reis | Joined | À Benoit | 80° Fahrenheit
M. Heinhorn/D. Ferreira/Bebeto Tristeza de nós dois
V. de Moraes/C. Buarque/Garato Gente humilde
Ari Barroso/L. de Castro Na batucada da vida

Cesar Camargo Mariano piano
Rüdiger Liebermann violin
Walter Seyfarth clarinet
Egor Egorkin flute
Sidiel Vieira double bass
Conrado Goys guitar
Thiago Rabello drums
 

TICKETS £60 | £40 | £25 | £15

BOOKINGS cadoganhall.com
 
MORE INFORMATION cesarcamargomariano.com

 

 

'Todo Villa': Complete Solo Guitar Works by Villa-Lobos

Wed 5 February 2020, 7.00pm
Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Heitor Villa-Lobos was one of the first composers to emerge from Latin America in the last century to develop a national artistic conscience in his native Brazil, and go on to receive international recognition. The guitar was the second instrument he learnt and using the knowledge he gained from his travels, he wrote a small but important collection of music for this instrument, alongside a concerto, which remain popular today. This concert brings together in a single programe the complete works for solo guitar by Villa-Lobos, played by the three guitarists: Fabricio Mattos, Vitor Noah and Plinio Fernandes, who bring a wealth of experience to this repertoire.

Heitor Villa-Lobos Chôros No. 1 Suite populaire brésilienne5 Preludes12 Études

Fabricio Mattos guitar
Vitor Noah guitar
Plinio Fernandes guitar

Presented by Poliphonia, Institute of Latin American Studies and Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London


TICKETS In advance: £18, £8 | On the door: £20, £10

BOOKINGS poliphonia.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION poliphonia.co.uk

 

Argentinian and Greek Dances for Piano

Tue 14 January 2020, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

Greek pianist and Latin specialist, Nikos Stavlas, makes his ILAMS debut performing solo works by Greek and Argentinian composers of the 20th and the 21st centuries based on traditional dances.

Lía Cimaglia Tango 70
Yiannis Constantinidis 22 Songs and Dances from the Dodecanese: Book 1 (Selection)
Alberto Ginastera Milonga
Theofilos Lambrianidis 6 Haigas (Selection)
Mauricio Kagel Ragtime-Waltz
Manos Hatzidakis For a Little White Seashell: 'Nocturne-Kalamatianos'
Astor Piazzolla Adiós Nonino (Tango Rhapsody)

Nikos Stavlas piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS Admission free; voluntary exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION nikosstavlas.com | stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Chiara D'Odorico Album Launch: 'Music of My Land'

Thu 5 December 2019, 1.00 pm
St James's Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD
United Kingdom

Chiara D'Odorico is considered one of the most internationally-acknowledged Paraguayan pianists. She started studying at the Clave de Sol Conservatory of Music in Asuncion, Paraguay, where she graduated, guided by her mother, the pianist Miriam D’Odorico. She received her Bachelor's degree from the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2014, she received her Master's degree from the Superior Music School of Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona, Spain, with a scholarship granted by the National Fund of Culture and Arts of Paraguay, where she studied with the maestros Pierre Réach and Denis Lossev. She has received various awards including Ambassador of Paraguayan Tourism, Artifices of Change Award: Women who Innovate and Create, Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Paraguay 2018, National Youth Award presented by the President of the Republic, and Tribute Award to the Paraguayan Women of Today. Her first album, Music of My Land is presented for the first time in London in this recital, as part of her 2019 European Tour. The album was born with the aim of disseminating, valuing and publicising academic Paraguayan music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Many of the works are recorded by her for the first time, including music from new generations.

Frédéric Chopin Waltz Op. posth in A minor | Nocturnes (Selection) | Barcarolle 0p. 60 
Jorge 'Lobito' Martínez Children's Play
Juan Carlos Moreno González Three Pieces for Piano | Two Dances
Carlos Lara Bareira Paraguayan Watercolors No. 3 'Balthazar's Party'
Nancy Luzko In the Paraná

Chiara D'Ororico piano

Presented by the UK Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay


TICKETS Free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7262 9976 | stjamespaddington.org.uk

 

Concert in Aid of Young Venezuelan Musicians

Fri 22 November 2019, 7.30 pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

A concert in aid of young Venezuelan musicians who are in desperate need to renew the accessories for their instruments. The programme will combine piano solo and violin, and much-loved pieces including Grieg's Sonata No. 2 and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata with a reading offered by Susan Porrett of the 'Letter to the immortal beloved' by Beethoven. Vibrant Venezuelan music will also be performed by Stephen and Clara, including a selection of joropos accompanied on the cuatro by Arnaldo Cogorno. All proceeds and donations go to Fundación Fidavenezuela.

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for Piano No. 14 in C sharp minor, 'Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight) Op. 27, No. 2
Edvard Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G, Op. 13
Fritz Kreisler Schon Rosmarin 
Luisa Elena Paesano Pajarillo
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares españolas: 'Nana'
Johannes Brahms Sonata in C minor: 'Scherzo'
John Williams Excerpt from Schindler's List
 
Clara Rodriquez piano
Stephen Bryant violin
Susan Porrett reader
Arnaldo Cogorno cuatro
 

TICKETS £20, £18, £16 | £13 Concessions | £55 Two adults & two children

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 | bpt.me/4254302

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk

 

 

 

 

DONNE Women in Music Showcase Concert

Fri 22 November 2019, 7.00 pm
King's College Chapel
Strand Lane
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Why are there so few female composers? But are they really so few? Welcome to Donne: Women in Music! Join Donne in this concert for their first anniversary, as they explore music issued on their first 3 CDs dedicated to women composers, both historical and current. The concert includes music by Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Anna Bon di Venezia, Elisabeth J de La Guerre, Elisabetta de Gambarini and Silvia Berg.

Vladimir Soares recorder
Fabian Crosch harpsichord
Kismara Pessatti contralto
Jani Silva percussion
Gabriella di Laccio soprano
Audacium Baroque Ensemble
 

TICKETS Free admission
 
BOOKINGS No booking required
 


 

Echoes Festival 2019

10 October 2019 - 16 November 2019Major Venues around London
United Kingdom

Banish those Autumn blues and let yourself be carried away to the sunnier climes of Iberia and Latin America at Echoes Festival 2019, as we bring you some sizzling music performed by the hottest talent in Latin classical.

Echoes Festival was launched in 2016 as the new flagship project of ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society), in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute. Now in its 4th year, the Festival has brought 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.

Echoes Festival 2019 has something for everyone: whether you're into Early music or contemporary composers; choral repertoire or piano 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. We can't wait to see you there!

10 Oct | Alessandro Santoro | Homage to Cláudio Santoro | Senate House, University of London
11 Oct | Liliana Salsano CD Launch | Guastavino Piano Works | St Martin-in-the-Fields
19 Oct | Odaline de la Martínez | EF Young Talents Open Masterclasses & Concert | King's College
24 Oct | Ray Picot | Ray's Round-Up LIVE!: Enrique Granados | Instituto Cervantes
29 Oct | Bilingual Beats | Musical Spanish Class for Little Ones | The Parent Hood, Chiswick
1  Nov | Nuno Lucas | 'Iberia': Music from Spain & Portugal | St James's Piccadilly
1  Nov | José Manuel López López | Composition Talk & Workshop | Royal Academy of Music
9  Nov | Vivace Chorus & Friends | 'Mass in Blue' | GLive, Guildford
12 Nov | Yiannis Efstathopoulos CD Launch | 'The Exiled Guitar': Spanish Guitar Music c. 1930 | King's College
14 NovGéNIA | Piano-Yoga® Immersive Concert: 'Latin Vibes' | The Swiss Church
15 Nov | Lorena Paz & Helen Glaisher | 'Mujeres ¡Presentes!': The Secret Songs of Latina Women Composers | October Gallery
16 Nov | Come & Sing Mexican Baroque with Choral Gems with Jagoba Fadrique | St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
16 Nov | Lacock Scholars | 'Zéspedes 400': Choral Treasures of the Mexican Baroque | St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
 

TICKETS

£7-£45, plus numerous free and pay-what-you-can events.
Save up to £112 with a Festival pass when you become a Friend of Echoes Festival!
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BOOKINGS echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | 07762 731010

     

 

Lacock Scholars | 'Zéspedes 400': Choral Treasures of the Mexican Baroque

Sat 16 November 2019, 7.00pm
St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3TL
United Kingdom

The city of Puebla in Mexico was founded in 1531, and by the 17th century had become a cultural jewel in the Spanish colonial crown. Initially, the music at Puebla's famous cathedral was led by composers brought to Mexico from Spain and Portugal, such as Gaspar Fernandes or the famous Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, who had already developed a career in Spain before arriving in Puebla in his early 30s, in 1622. Under his leadership the musical establishment there reached its zenith, and into this flourishing environment was born Puebla's native Mexican maestro, Juan García de Zéspedes (1619 – 1678).

Join us for a colourful concert of Mexican Baroque choral treasures performed by the UK's premier amateur consort, The Lacock Scholars, in celebration of Zéspedes' 400th birthday. Conducted by Greg Skidmore, one of the country's leading specialist performers of Renaissance polyphony, the group will present a selection of Zéspedes' works alongside others by his fellow Choirmasters at the Puebla Cathedral, and selected Spanish Renaissance masterworks that were also an integral part of Zéspedes' repertoire. The concert will be in the characteristic Lacock Scholars style; seamless and without applause, allowing you to approach the music on your own terms, surrounded by the magnificent architecture of one of east London's hidden gem Baroque churches, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate.

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine and the chance to mingle and meet the musicians after the performance!

Lacock Scholars voices
Greg Skidmore conductor

SNEAK PEEK! Audio clips

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Lacock Courses, with the kind support of Ribera del Duero


TICKETS 

In Advance £14 | £12 Concessions
£10 Members of ILAMSFREE to Friends of Echoes Festival
 
On the Door £18 | £16 Concessions
£14 Members of ILAMSFREE to Friends of Echoes Festival

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com

                   

 

Workshop for Singers: Come & Sing Mexican Baroque Choral Gems with Jagoba Fadrique

Sat 16 November 2019, 10.30am
St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3TL
United Kingdom

If you are an amateur singer passionate about classical music with some prior experience of choral performance, treat yourself to an uplifting workshop on 16 November in the atmospheric Baroque surroundings of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate's Church, and come and see what this feel-good choral craze is all about – it's the perfect opportunity to exercise and socialise!

In celebration of the 2019 quatercentenary of Mexican Baroque composer Juan García de Zéspedes (ca. 1619–1678), this one-day workshop will explore a selection of Zéspedes' works alongside others by his fellow Choirmasters at the Puebla Cathedral in Mexico where he was maestro de capilla: Gaspar Fernandes, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla and Antonio de Salazar. This varied programme of small-scale works will comprise texts in Spanish, Latin, Creole (and Náhuatl!).

You’ll be amazed how quickly you can learn a new piece with the help of our friendly conductor Jagoba Fadrique - one of the UK's most sought-after Spanish singers and specialist Hispanic choral directors. In the UK Fadrique has collaborated with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Coro Cervantes (with whom he is currently Associate Conductor), and with many of Spain's leading choral ensembles, as well as Early music groups such as the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge. Appearances include some of the UK's most prestigious venues, including St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and the Globe. His performances have been broadcast on the BBC, RTVE, RNE, KBS (Korea), NPO (Holland) and he has recorded for numerous labels, including Signum Records, RTVE Música, and NB Musika.

Juan García de Zéspedes Ay que me abraso | Convidando está la noche | Hermoso amor que forxas | Salve Regina
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla Ah, siolo Flasiquiyo | Las estrellas se ríen | Stabat Mater | Versa est in luctum
Gaspar Fernandes Magnificat | Tleycantimo Choquiliya | Un relox a visto Andrés | Xicochi conetzintle
Antonio de Salazar Guarda la fiera | Missus est Gabriel | O vos Omnes | Oigan un vejamen

Jagoba Fadrique conductor

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Lacock Courses 


TICKETS £45 | £40 Concessions | £35 Members of ILAMS£10 Friends of Echoes Festival

Ticket price includes:

  • Use of a hire score. (You may also opt to puchase a copy to keep, if you prefer.)
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the day
  • Free entry to the Lacock Scholars Concert in the Evening

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)​ | brownpapertickets.com

Places allocated to participants on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uk | lacock.org | ilams.org.uk | 

             

 

Lorena Paz Nieto & Helen Glaisher-Hernández | 'Mujeres ¡Presentes!': The Secret Songs of Latina Women Composers

Fri 15 November 2019, 8.00pm
October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street, Holborn
London
WC1N 3AL
United Kingdom

'So beautiful!' BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour)

In the relatively macho world of Latino culture, it is paradoxically refreshing to know that some of Spain and Latin America's greatest composers and writers are in fact women. In this event we invite you to enter the captivating world of Luso-Hispanic art song as conceived by its most outstanding and beguiling women authors. Discover the compelling voices of women poets and musicians spanning three centuries from all corners of the Latin world, including Spain, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, presented by two pre-eminent female Spanish-British artists specialising in this repertoire: soprano Lorena Paz Nieto and pianist Helen Glaisher-Hernández.

Alongside the more established names of composers such as Teresa Carreño, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Gisela Hernández, and some of the pillars of Luso-Hispanic letters like Santa Teresa de Ávila, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Gabriela Mistral, the concert also presents the forgotten treasures and forbidden songs of some twenty lesser-known authors, including several British premieres and the celebration of two 2019 centenaries: Hilda Pires dos Reis (1919-2001, Brazil) and María Alvarez Ríos (1919-2010, Cuba). The artists will introduce you to the incredible personalities of all these creative women and the inspiring, and often tragic, biographical stories behind their art.

Difficult to define collectively, the songs in this eclectic programme broach a kaleidoscope of themes, covering everything from love, motherhood and gender politics to less stereotypically 'femenine' subjects such as landscape, philosophy and spirituality, articulated through a multitude of musical languages and influences as diverse as plainchant, folk music, jazz, tango, zarzuela, children's songs, Romanticism, film music and various avant-gardes. The best reason to come along to this event is, however, not to hear some great women composers, but simply to hear some great composers! Prepare yourself for an evening of lyric revelations and essential new musical acquaintances that might just leave you wondering how you ever managed to live without them.​..

Teresa Carreño / Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine Feuillet d'album
Gisela Hernández / Angel Gaztelu Miraba la noche el alma
Modesta Bor / Nicolás Guillén Tríptico sobre poesía cubana: 'Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito'
Chiquinha Gonzaga / Chiquinha Gonzaga Lua branca
Judith Weir / Anonymous A Spanish Liederbooklet: 'Seranilla de la zarzuela'
María Rodrigo / Martínez Sierra Ayes: ‘No. 3’
Carlota Garriga / Anonymous Cançons populars catalanes: ‘Canço del lladre’
Matilde Salvador / Xavier Casp D’aires de cançó: 'Jo faria'
Irma Urteaga Cánticos para soñar: 'Vocalise'
Catarina Domenici / Catarina Domenici Marielle Presente
Odaline de la Martínez / Federico García Lorca Canciones: ‘Es verdad’
Hilda Pires dos Reis / Hilda Pires dos Reis Modinha
Adriana Verdié / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de mujeres y elementos: 'mujer agua (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz)'
Ernesto Lecuona / Juana de Ibarbourou Cinco canciones con versos de Juana de Ibarbourou: 'Quiero ser hombre'
Carlos Guastavino / Gabriela Mistral Seis canciones de cuna de Gabriela Mistral: 'Encantamiento'
Antonio Estévez / Ana Teresa Hernández Primeros pasitos
Heitor Villa-Lobos / Dora Vasconcellos Floresta do Amazonas: 'Melodia sentimental'
Alberto Ginastera / Silvina Ocampo Las horas de una estancia: 'Alba'
Ariel Ramírez / Félix Luna (after Alfonsina Storni) Mujeres argentinas: 'Alfonsina y el mar'
Astor Piazzolla / Eladia Blázquez Siempre se vuelve a Buenos Aires
Manuel García Morante / Santa Teresa de Avila Exclamaciones de Santa María de Jesús: ¡Oh, Dios mío y mi sabiduría!
Yvette Souviron / Yvette Souviron Carnavalito: canción del Altiplano
Meri Lao / Meri Lao Una donna senza uomo
Bárbara Llanes / Bárbara Llanes Entre el mar y la ciudad

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Lorena Paz Nieto soprano
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of Ribera del Duero


TICKETS (Include a complimentary glass of Spanish wine)

In Advance £14 | £12 Concessions
£10 Members of ILAMSFree to Friends of Echoes Festival 
 
​On the Door £18 | £16 Concessions
£14 Members of ILAMSFree to Friends of Echoes Festival 

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com

              

 

GéNIA | Piano-Yoga® Immersive Concert: 'Latin Vibes'

Thu 14 November 2019, 7.30pm
The Swiss Church
79 Endell Street
London
WC2H 9DY
United Kingdom

'An outstanding musician.' The Times

Welcome to an exciting new classical event concept and the chance to improve your health and wellbeing aided by the holistic musical art of inimitable Russian concert pianist, composer and qualified BWY yoga instructor, GéNIA.

In this immersive event, GéNIA - founder of the ground-breaking Piano-Yoga® method - invites you to participate in a true 'Piano-Yoga®' experience uniting mind, body and spirit. A fresh and unique response to the current 'yoga class with live music' craze, the session will pair specific yoga exercises with complementary musical performances in a symbiotic way to allow each to inform and enhance the other. Participants will be led through various yoga postures and yogic breathing exercises in between guided musical listening segments as part of a specially-curated programme designed specifically to sharpen awareness, uplift and energise. Inspired by the mystical music of Spanish composer Federico Mompou, GéNIA also harnesses the zesty and upbeat Latin vibes of Piazzolla alongside music by Scarlatti, Japanese Buddhist composer Somei Satoh and compositions from her own recently-released album Babylon. The Swiss Church, located in the heart of Covent Garden, offers the perfect setting in which to hear this luminous music, with its bright, contemporary space and clean and spacious environment. Prepare to leave this event transformed, refreshed and ready for the weekend!

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine and the chance to mingle and meet the artist after the event!

No previous experience of yoga is required. We recommend that you bring your yoga mat, yoga block and belt, if you have them, and be ready to take your shoes off. But if you prefer not to take part in any of the practical exercises, just sit back and enjoy the music! (Chairs will be provided.)

An enigma of the music world, GéNIA has a diverse repertoire and an enthralling stage presence. Following performances at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and St Martin-in-the-Fields to name just a few, GéNIA’s concerts often take a form of a show, rather than a classical concert, as she loves to connect with her audience and make the experience very personal. GéNIA is a Caffè Nero featured classical artist and has recently enjoyed success as a composer with the release of her latest solo piano album Babylon alongside several sold-out London shows, whilst her music has been featured on the critically-acclaimed BBC TV series Killing Eve, the ITV series Cold Feet, Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC London Radio, and Talk Radio, as well as in various other TV series and adverts.

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F Minor, K466
Federico Mompou Paisajes (Selection)
Astor Piazzolla Tango-Etudes: 'No. 4' | Libertango
Somei Satoh Incarnation 2
GéNIA Babylon

GéNIA concert artist & yoga session leader

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Piano-Yoga®, with the kind support of Ribera del Duero


TICKETS 

In Advance £20 | £15 Concessions
£10 Members of ILAMSFree to Friends of Echoes Festival
 
On the Door £25 | £20 Concessions
£15 Members of ILAMSFree to Friends of Echoes Festival

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com

                

 

GUITARRISIMO | Yiannis Efstathopoulos | 'The Exiled Guitar': Spanish Guitar Music c. 1930

Tue 12 November 2019, 8.00pm
King's College (Chapel)
Strand Lane
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

In tandem with the Instituto Cervantes' conference on Spanish exile, Guitarist Yiannis Efstathopoulos presents the UK launch of his recently-released album, Seis Caprichos, on the Passacaille label - a project re-framing the modern Spanish classical guitar canon around the largely forgotten output of the so-called Generation ’27. Composed in the 1930s, this music was only revived and published in recent decades; having fallen victim to the ravages of the Spanish Civil War, its composers were either assassinated or exiled by the Franco regime. The first guitar works to be written by non-guitarist composers, they represent part of the compelling zeitgeist of an era protagonised by the genius of Federico García Lorca, at a fascinating time when the guitar was still searching for its place and formulating its identity within the art music of Spain and beyond.

Greek guitarist Yiannis Efstathopoulos is a passionate performer and researcher of Spanish music who has performed and lectured in major concert halls, festivals and conferences worldwide. His studies include Classical Guitar, Early Plucked Instruments, Composition and World Music at the University of Macedonia, the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels (where he now works as a teacher and assistant researcher), as well as the Academia Chigiana in Siena and the Emilio Pujol Catedra Cervera. In recent years he has specialised in historical performance practices, and the Spanish Romantic Guitar in particular. As a PhD candidate at the Free University of Brussels he is currently completing his thesis on the Spanish Generation of ‘27. Yiannis performs on a guitar inspired by Santos Hernández, made by Christopher Dean.

Manuel De Falla Homenaje a Debussy
Julián Bautista Preludio y danza
Roberto Gerhard Fantasía
Gustavo Pittaluga Homenaje a Matéo Albéniz
Salvador Bacarisse Pavane
Rodolfo Halffter Giga
Antonio José Martinez Palacios Sonata

Yiannis Efstathopoulos guitar

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Co-produced by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2019 and the guitarrísimo series in collaboration with King's College London, with the kind support of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce


TICKETS Admission free; booking essential

BOOKINGS eventbrite.co.uk

                  

 

Vivace Chorus & Friends | 'Mass in Blue'

Sat 9 November 2019, 7.30pm
GLive
London Road
Guildford
GU1 2AA
United Kingdom

"Sexier than '50 Shades of Grey'." Bob Geldof 

There’s plenty to get your hips swaying in this sultry concert of jazz and Latin-American classical tango. Martin Palmeri’s cult choral masterpiece Misa a Buenos Aires is ingeniously juxtaposed with the Mass in Blue by acclaimed international composer and Guildford resident, Will Todd, which has also fast become one of the most popular modern choral works in the world. Playing with the Will Todd Ensemble will be the chart-busting Latin American music specialists, the Santiago Quartet, alongside the UK's very own home-grown bandoneon player, Julian Rowlands, and bass player, Tom Mason. ...And if that’s not exciting enough, there will be live tango dancing from dance partners Richard Manuel and Paula Duarte, who performed in Guildford to huge acclaim in the 2018 Spring Music Festival.

Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel | Oblivion | Otoño porteño
Martin Palmeri Misatango: Misa a Buenos Aires
Will Todd Mass in Blue

Vivace Chorus
Jeremy Backhouse conductor
The Santiago Quartet
Francis Pott piano
Julian Rowlands bandoneon
Tom Mason double bass
Will Todd Ensemble
Richard Manuel & Paula Duarte dancers

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Vivace Chorus, in aid of Mind


TICKETS £24, £20 | £13 Under-16s | £7 Friends of Echoes Festival  

+ Retiring collection in aid of Mind

BOOKINGS 01483 369350 | glive.co.uk

          

 

José Manuel López | Composition Workshop & Illustrated Talk

Fri 1 November 2019, 4.00pm
Angela Burgess Recital Hall
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone
London
NW1 5HT
United Kingdom

*CANCELLED*

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will unfortunately not be going ahead

As part of his visit to the Royal Academy of Music, where he will be leading a workshop for composition students, José Manuel López López - one of Spain's leading contemporary composers - will offer an illustrated presentation on his work in the new Angela Burgess Recital Hall.

Specific themes analysed will include the composer’s trajectory as a composer and, in particular, the influence of electronic music on his instrumental works such as the piano and violin concertos; his circular approach to musical time and temporal use of scales in works such as Study No. 2 on Metric Modulations for 4 percussion instruments, Haikus of the Sea and VibraZoyd for vibraphone and electronics; his use of instrumental and metric granulation as applied to micro and macro temporal scales; extra-musical influences in pieces such as Autumn Wind, where poetry (haikus) and algorithm combine; and in reference to works such as La Céleste, Homing, and No time the composer will consider his collaborations with other artists.

José Manuel López López speaker

SNEAK PEEK! Audio clips

Presented by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Royal Academy of Music


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS info@ilams.org.uk | Attendance is strictly by prior booking only, via email. Please note that places are limited, with priority given to Friends of Echoes Festival

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uk | ram.ac.uk | ilams.org.uk | 

         

 

Nuno Lucas | 'Iberia': Piano Music from Spain & Portugal

Fri 1 November 2019, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Isaac Albéniz's masterpiece, Iberia, stands as the most well-travelled, musical whistle-stop-tour of the Iberian Peninsula, but it does overlook one important region: Portugal! In this recital, the young Portuguese pianist, Nuno Lucas, will perform piano music from both Spain and his homeland to offer a comprehensive Iberian musical landscape, complementing Iberia's 'El Albaicín' with works by Silva, Vianna da Motta and Lopes Graça alongside others by Spanish composer Antonio Soler, and honorary Spanish composer, Domenico Scarlatti.

Hailing from Lisbon, Nuno Lucas is currently pursuing a Master's in Music at the Royal College of Music with the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Talent Unlimited, following undergraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama where he graduated with First-Class Honours. Lucas has also participated in masterclasses with names such as Angela Hewitt, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Stephen Hough, Artur Pizarro and Paul Badura-Skoda. A prize-winner at numerous national and international competitions, Lucas performs regularly in the UK and abroad both as a soloist and chamber musician.

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C# Minor, K247
Antonio Soler Sonata in F# Major, R90
Óscar da Silva Dolorosas (Selection)
José Vianna da Motta Barcarolas
Fernando Lopes Graça Variações sobre um tema popular português
Isaac Albéniz Iberia: ‘El Albaicín’

Nuno Lucas piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and St James's Piccadilly, with the kind support of Talent Unlimited


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es | talent-unlimited.org.uk

             

 

Clara Rodríguez Plays Music from Russia

Thu 31 October 2019, 7.30 pm
Russian Culture House in London
37 Kensington High Street
London
W8 5ED
United Kingdom

In this all-Russian programme, acclaimed Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodríguez presents works by three great Russian composers for the piano. The music is complemented by readings by actress Susan Porrett and projected artworks by Klara Smith.

Sergei Rachmaninov Elegy | Preludes Op.23 (Selection) | Preludes Op.32 (Selection)
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 3 | Prelude | Devilish Inspiration
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
 
Clara Rodríguez piano
Susan Porrett narrator
Klara Smith artwork

Presented by 7 Star Arts


TICKETS £18 + £2.02 booking fee | Discount for ILAMS members

BOOKINGS billetto.co.uk

INFORMATION billeto.co.uk | 7stararts.com

 

'Bilingual Beats': A Spanish Class for Little Ones

Tue 29 October 2019, 4.00pm
The Parent Hood
87-89 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick
London
W4 2EF
United Kingdom

At Bilingual Beats we speak music! ...And we sing languages!

Bring your little one along to this special early childhood bilingual music event aimed at 0-5 year-olds - part of a unique programme run by the groundbreaking initiative, Bilingual Beats, which integrates the learning of music and Spanish in a fun, dynamic and creative way.

In this session led by native teacher and musician, Alvaro Pérez, your child will learn to move rhythmically, to sing, and to develop listening and improvisational skills, acquiring at the same time new Spanish vocabulary and grammatical structures. Bilingual Beats song collections include original songs, specifically composed to reach language and music objectives, as well as traditional songs from Spanish-speaking countries in a variety of styles.

Alvaro Pérez guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Trailer

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Bilingual Beats


TICKETS £15 | 20% off Friends of Echoes Festival when booking online

BOOKINGS 07482 201616 | ilams.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.ukbilingualbeats.com |  ilams.org.uk | 

         

 

Ray Picot | Ray's Round-Up LIVE: Enrique Granados

Thu 24 October 2019, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes
15-19 Devereux Court, Temple
London
WC2R 3JJ
United Kingdom

Calling all record collectors! If you're trying to navigate your way through the dauntingly huge world of Latin Classical music, don't fear - our resident expert is here to guide you through the labyrinth. Join classical music addict and weekend journalist, Ray Picot, at the Cervantes Institute for an informal introduction to the sumptuous music of Spanish composer, Enrique Granados. Whether you're new to Granados' catalogue or a seasoned aficionado, this event has something for everyone. Ray will highlight the key masterworks as well as revealing the lesser-known hidden gems in the repertoire. Discover the seminal interpretations alongside more recent release revelations, whilst learning about the music in context.

Enrique Granados was one of a triumvirate of great Spanish composers, along with Isaac Albéniz and Manuel de Falla, to achieve international acclaim during the early years of the 20th century. His Romantic idiom stems from the music of Schumann, but his music developed to encompass new European musical ideas, Spanish art and folksong traditions, with particular affinity to the time of Goya. He was, with Albéniz, part of a movement that lead to a new renaissance in Spanish music. His untimely death deprived Spanish music of one of its great composers, though his music flourished through a new generation of performers and latterly a rich legacy of recordings.

Ray Picot has been chief CD and concert reviewer at the Iberian & Latin American Music Society since 2001 and currently writes a popular monthly column for Echoes Magazine titled Ray's Round-Up. A regular guest speaker at recorded music societies around the country, Ray boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of the field - think of him as your go-to guide to Latin Classical discography.

Ray Picot presenter

PLUS At the end of the talk there will be an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker over a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of Ribera del Duero


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

         

 

Pablo Amorós Plays Granados and de Falla

Wed 23 October 2019, 1.10 pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Spanish pianist Pablo Amorós, described as 'temperamental, elegant and charismatic', plays virtuoso pieces by Granados and de Falla, respectively evoking the world of Lisztian Romantic virtuosity and the sights and sounds of Andalusia.

Enrique Granados Allegro de concierto
Manuel de Falla Fantasía Bética

Pablo Amorós piano

Opus Musica series


TICKETS Free admission; exit donations welcome

BOOKING No booking required; seasts allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | pabloamoros.com

 

EF 'Young Talents' Concert Platform

Sat 19 October 2019, 7.30 pm
St David's Room
King's College London, The Strand
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

After a day of intense open masterclasses with pedagogue Odaline de la Martínez, our EF 'Young Talents' will perform their pieces in an informal evening concert open to all.

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, Talent Unlimited and King's College London


TICKETS

In Advance: £14 | £12 Concessions
£10 Members of ILAMS | Free admission to Friends of Echoes Festival
 
On the Door: £18 | £16 Concessions
£14 Members of ILAMS | Free admission to Friends of Echoes Festival
 
BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com
 

            

 

EF 'Young Talents' Open Masterclasses with Odaline de la Martínez

Sat 19 October 2019, 10.00am
St David's Room
King's College London, The Strand
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

'Energy crackles around the Cuban-born conductor and composer like an electric field.' 
Sunday Times Magazine

'We find musical Britain inconceivable without her, and not just because she brings a gust of Latin energy and a warmth to the frequently staid groves of musical academy...' Time Out

Are you a Music student or recent Music graduate currently working on Latin composers? Join us at King's College London where Cuban-American pedagogue and polymath, Odaline de la Martínez, will be offering a day of public, one-to-one coaching sessions on Latin Classical repertoire to a group of young talents. Participation is open to all instruments and levels (from enthusiast through to professional) by prior application. Participants will also present final performances of their repertoire in an informal evening concert. Places are limited to a maximum of x12, so early registration is strongly recommended!

Odaline de la Martínez is a formidable force on today's classical music scene, pursuing a busy career as a composer, conductor, record producer and event curator. Working with everything from Mozart symphonies to the latest contemporary music, she has acquired a remarkable reputation for her versatile and eclectic vision. Martínez obtained her MMus in Composition at the University of Surrey following studies at Tulane University and the Royal Academy of Music, where she founded her ensemble, Lontano, in 1976 and with whom she has performed and broadcast all over the world. She appears frequently as guest conductor with leading orchestras worldwide and throughout Great Britain, including all the BBC orchestras; Martínez was the first woman to conduct a BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in 1984.

Martínez runs the London Festival of American Music (now in its 7th year), and for the 2020 season is co-curating Julliard’s FOCUS Festival of women composers. She has recorded over 40 CDs with Lorelt (Lontano Records, which she founded in 1992), Chandos, Summit, Albany, Metier, Conifer Classics, DaCapo and BMI and is also known as a broadcaster for BBC radio and television. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Villa-Lobos Medal from the Brazilian Government, a Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Surrey. A prolific composer, Martínez wrote her first opera, Sister Aimee: An American Legend, in 1984 and recently premiered her latest opera trilogy Imoinda: A Story of Love and Slavery. As a musician Martínez is published by Composers Edition.

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REGISTRATION
 
If you would like to take part in this event, please email us at info@ilams.org.uk with the following information:
  1. Name
  2. Instrument / ensemble
  3. Piece(s) you would like to work on, with precise durations
  4. Contact telephone number
  5. Postal Address
  6. Age
  7. Approximate level
  8. Audio / video links of your performances (if you have any)
  9. Social media handles
  10. How you heard about this event
  11. Any other information you think it would be useful for us to know about you​

T&Cs

  • Each coaching session will last 30 minutes.
  • Pieces must either be: by a composer of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American origin; or be inspired by one of these regions in some way.
  • If you would like some guidance on choosing repertoire or locating scores we can provide a list of suggested pieces and publishers for your instrument and level.
  • Original compositions (as opposed to arrangements) on original instruments will be preferred, but we are happy to consider exceptions and to advise on specific pieces.
  • Chosen repertoire should add up to no more than 5 minutes. Longer works comprising multiple movements may be presented if including one movement no longer than 5 minutes to be performed in the evening concert.
  • All participants in the masterclasses will be expected to perform in the evening concert.
  • Applications are welcome from musicians of any instrument (including voice) but please note that participants must bring their own instruments (with the exception of piano). Small ensembles are also welcome (duos, trios or quartets).
  • Participants are welcome regardless of age, level or background.
  • Participants are expected to attend the whole day's sessions (not just drop in and out for their own slot).

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, Talent Unlimited and King's College London


TICKETS Free to both participants and spectators

BOOKINGS To participate please email us at info@ilams.org.uk with the information specified in the event description above. No booking is required for spectators; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  

            

 

Lilia Salsano | Carlos Guastavino Piano Works

Fri 11 October 2019, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

'A very sensitive interpreter who was able to capture, like no other pianist before her, Guastavino's message.' Association of Argentine Music Critics

Described as 'the Schubert of the Pampas' the great Argentine composer, Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000), is best-known for his prolific song output, including iconic lieder such as La rosa y el sauce recorded by the likes of José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Anna Netrebko and many others. Less familiar (but equally worthy of attention) is his considerable catalogue for piano, full of the lyricism and charm of the composer's local folk influences. In this recital, leading Argentine pianist Liliana Salsano showcases a representative selection of pieces from her 2019 landmark recording of the complete Guastavino solo piano music; the first recording of Guastavino's entire piano literature to be undertaken by a single pianist.

A native of the province of Santa Fe, like Guastavino himself, Lilia Salsano is considered one of the pre-eminent Argentine pianists of her generation. Since graduating from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral she has garnered numerous prizes both nationally and internationally, and also performs frequently at home and abroad - most recently at the Martha Argerich Festival of Buenos Aires. A passionate ambassador for Argentine composers more broadly, she recorded the world premiere album of the complete piano music of Virtú Maragno, and has performed numerous other world premieres, including many pieces dedicated specially to her. Salsano is also the resident pianist of the Provincial Symphony Orchestra of Santa Fe and has performed extensively with other orchestras such as the Juan de Dios Filiberto National Orchestra of Argentine Music, the J. de San Martín National Youth Orchestra and the Academic Orchestra of the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires. Salsano is currently a faculty member at the Antonio Fuentes del Arco Liceo Municipal of Santa Fe.

Carlos Guastavino Diez cantilenas argentinas (Selection) | Tres romances nuevos (Selection) | Romance de Cuyo | Las niñas | Tres sonatinas sobre ritmos de la manera popular argentina

Lilia Salsano piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 and Amigo Month in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute and St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS Free admission; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

           

 

Alessandro Santoro | 'A Musical Microcosm': The Piano Preludes of Cláudio Santoro

Thu 10 October 2019, 7.30pm
Chancellor's Hall
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

'What intrigues me is how my father could tame so many faculties, switch from one universe to another. This has never ceased to be him.' Alessandro Santoro

One of the most important Brazilian voices in classical music of the 20th century, Cláudio Santoro (1919-1989) stands as one of the most restless and versatile musicians of our time. A child prodigy, brilliant performer and conductor, dynamic event organizer, and a lucid educator and researcher, his major contribution to Brazil's musical life and institutions has influenced several generations; as a composer, he left behind some of the most captivating pieces in the entire Latin American repertoire.

Cláudio Santoro has his greatest ambassador in his son, Alessandro, who has worked tirelessly to preserve his father's musical legacy and disseminate his catalogue worldwide through the virtual archive, claudiosantoro.art.br, and the management of his publisher, Savart Editions. To mark the 2019 centenary of Cláudio Santoro's birth and the recent release of UnB's urtext edition of the complete Preludes (including some previously unpublished pieces), Alessandro, who edited and revised the collection, will perform selected movements intermingled with rare audio recordings of his father's musical commentaries. Like many of the composers of his hemisphere, Santoro demonstrated an eclectic ability to articulate an almost contradictory range of musical languages, drawing from both classical and popular influences - from the obtuse twelve-tone, avant-garde trends of the early 20th-century to the most sumptuous bossa-nova-esque songs of later years. His piano Preludes, written across the span of his career, offer a fascinating window into the breadth of his oeuvre; these most private and intimate works - also the first and the last pieces he wrote - collectively demonstrate the evolution of his style. Having grown up listening to his father playing them, Alessandro will also share with us his privileged insights into their interpretation.

Copies of the new UnB Edition of Santoro's Preludes for solo piano will be available for perusal / purchase after the concert.

Cláudio Santoro Preludes (selection)

Alessandro Santoro piano and speaker

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PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Brazilian wine and the chance to mingle and meet the artist after the concert!

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 and Amigo Month in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, Poliphonia and the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI), Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand, with the kind support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Brazilian Embassy


TICKETS

In Advance: £14 | £12 Concessions
£10 Members of ILAMS | Free admission to Friends of Echoes Festival
 
On the Door: £18 | £16 Concessions
£14 Members of ILAMS | Free admission to Friends of Echoes Festival
 
BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | santoro.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uk | ilams.org.uk | modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk |  santoro.mus.br | poliphonia.co.uk | londres.cervantes.es

                   

        

 

GUITARRISIMO | Alvaro Pierri Open Masterclasses

Fri 27 September 2019, 10.00am
Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College
London
SE10 9JF
United Kingdom

'An artistic maturity not commonly encountered...' New York Times

Guitarrísimo is back! This September we welcome the illustrious Uruguayan guitarist, Alvaro Pierri, who makes a rare UK appearance coaching guitar students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the elegant, intimate setting of the Peacock Room at King Charles Court.

Alvaro Pierri is internationally acclaimed as one of today's great guitar masters. Press reviews from around the world praise his 'phenomenal virtuosity', 'breathtaking phrasing' and the 'unmatched sound colour spectrum that he creates on the guitar'. Since his brilliant solo debut in New York and in Frankfurt with the Berlin Philharmonic String Soloists he has become a celebrated regular guest at major concert halls and on radio and TV across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Beyond his solo career he has also shared the stage with the likes of Astor Piazzolla, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Leo Brouwer, Amjad Ali Khan, the Cherubini and Ysaye Quartets, Yannick Nézet Séguin and Charles Dutoit, amongst many others, and his albums have garnered prestigious prizes and awards. Deutsche Grammophon has recently re-issued a DVD of Pierri performing in duo with Piazzolla, and he has just finished recording at Abbey Road Studios for a new CD series for AlphaOmega - HongKong. He was appointed Head Professor at the prestigious Vienna MDW (the legendary Academy of Music) in 2002, and in 2008 was named 'Honorary Citizen' of his hometown, Montevideo.

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip of Alvaro Pierri performing with Astor Piazzolla

This event is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with the kind support of the Embassy of Uruguay as part of the Guitarrísimo series


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

                 



 

GUITARRISIMO | Alvaro Pierri in Concert

Thu 26 September 2019, 7.00pm
Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College,
London,
SE10 9JF
United Kingdom

'An artistic maturity not commonly encountered...' New York Times

Guitarrísimo is back! This September we welcome the illustrious Uruguayan guitarist, Alvaro Pierri, who makes a rare UK appearance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the elegant, intimate setting of the Peacock Room at King Charles Court.

Alvaro Pierri is internationally acclaimed as one of today's great guitar masters. Press reviews from around the world praise his 'phenomenal virtuosity', 'breathtaking phrasing' and the 'unmatched sound colour spectrum that he creates on the guitar'. Since his brilliant solo debut in New York and in Frankfurt with the Berlin Philharmonic String Soloists he has become a celebrated regular guest at major concert halls and on radio and TV across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Beyond his solo career he has also shared the stage with the likes of Astor Piazzolla, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Leo Brouwer, Amjad Ali Khan, the Cherubini and Ysaye Quartets, Yannick Nézet Séguin and Charles Dutoit, amongst many others, and his albums have garnered prestigious prizes and awards. Deutsche Grammophon has recently re-issued a DVD of Pierri performing in duo with Piazzolla, and he has just finished recording at Abbey Road Studios for a new CD series for AlphaOmega - HongKong. He was appointed Head Professor at the prestigious Vienna MDW (the legendary Academy of Music) in 2002, and in 2008 was named 'Honorary Citizen' of his hometown, Montevideo.

Manuel de Falla El amor brujo: 'Canción del fuego fatuo' | El sombrero de tres picos: 'Danza del Molinero'
Astor Piazzolla Verano porteño | Compadre
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Oración por todos | El último trémolo
Isaac Albéniz España Op. 165 (Selection) | Suite española Op. 47: ‘Sevillanas’
Leo Brouwer Danza 'Quítate de la acera' | Elogio de la danza
Manuel M. Ponce Vals | Sonata No. 3: ‘Allegro non troppo’
Alberto Ginastera Sonata para guitarra

Alvaro Pierri guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip of Alvaro Pierri performing with Astor Piazzolla

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine courtesy of Ribera del Duero

This event is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with the kind support of the Embassy of Uruguay and Ribera del Duero as part of the Guitarrísimo series


TICKETS (Include a complimentary glass of Spanish wine)

In Advance £15 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS
On the Door £20 | £17 Concessions | £15 Members of ILAMS

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | alvaropierri.brownpapertickets.com

                  

      

 

Tritium Trio | Music for Clarinet Trio

Mon 23 September 2019, 1.10pm
St James's
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Formed in January 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music, the Tritium Trio is a multinational ensemble, comprising Slovenian clarinettist Jernej Albreht, Swedish cellist Lydia Hillerudh, and Australian pianist Joseph Havlat. The foremost desire of this London-based group is to explore repertoire other than pieces typically played by this ensemble type. In March 2017 they won the Audience Prize at the renowned St-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, and took up the prestigious post as Royal Academy of Music Chamber Music Fellows for the 2017/18 academic year.

Astor Piazzolla Invierno porteñoPrimavera porteña
Alexander von Zemlinsky Clarinet Trio in D minor, Op. 3

Jernej Albreht clarinet
Lydia Hillerudh cello
Joseph Havlat piano
 
Part of the Carne Trust series

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk

 

'Dream in the Forest': Benjamin Carmona Plays Guitar Music by Barrios and Piazzolla

Fri 20 September 2019, 7.00pm
Chapel, Corpus Christi College
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RH
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Classical guitarist, Benjamin Carmona, will be playing a selection of contrasting pieces by Astor Piazzolla and Agustín Barrios Mangoré in the beautiful nineteenth-century chapel at Corpus Christi College designed by William Wilkins. Benjamin studied with renowned masters Carlos Bonell and Aniello Desiderio. He has won several international competitions and given highly acclaimed recitals across Europe.

Agustín Barrios Mangoré AconquijaMinuet in BPreludio Op. 5, No. 1Valses Op. 8 (Selection) | PreludioEl último trémoloChoro da saudadeLa Catedral
Astor Piazzolla OblivionInvierno porteñoVerano porteñoPrimavera porteña

Benjamin Carmona guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip


TICKETS Free admission 

BOOKINGS eventbrite.co.uk | 07818 273294

MORE INFORMATION info@benjamincarmona.com

 

Concert of Flute and Guitar Music

Fri 20 September 2019, 1.00pm
St. James's Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Vicky Yuan-Labarre and João Lima present a recital of music from across the world featuring the evocative sounds of the flute and guitar. Programme includes:

Astor Piazzolla L'histoire du tango
Celso Machado Musiques populaires brésiliennes (Selection)
Claude Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Manuel De Falla La vida breve (Selection)
 
Vicky Yuan-Labarre flute
João Lima guitar
 

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

INFORMATION stjamespaddington.org.uk

 

D&B Piano Duo

Wed 18 September 2019, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Following their recital for ILAMS in 2018, the D&B Duo return to perform for us for a second time, with a delightful programme of French and Hispanic lollipops for four hands, this time in the beautiful setting of St James's Piccadilly. Originally both from Croatia, the duo are now based in Madrid and have forged a fomidable reputation in the 4-hand piano world, becoming laureats of the Monaco International Competition for Piano-Four Hands in 2013. They have since performed and broadcast together worldwide.

Claude Debussy Petite suite
Isaac Albéniz Suite española: 'Aragón (Fantasía)'
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango: 'Café 1930' | Libertango
Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (Selection)

Dubravka Vukalovic piano
Bruno Vlahek piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION db-duo.webs.com | sjp.org.uk

 

Talk: 'Escenas Argentinas'

Fri 13 September 2019, 7.30pm
Croydon Recorded Music Society
St Mildred's Centre, 26 Bingham Road
Croydon
CR0 7EX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Ray Picot presents a programme of recorded music, exploring the history of Argentine concert music written during the first half of the 20th century. This was a time when composers, who had absorbed European influences, rediscovered their indigenous traditions, to help create distinctive national styles. Amongst these traditions, the gauchos (the cowboys of the pampas), were a particularly potent source of inspiration to writers and musicians. The most important composer of this new generation to achieve international recognition was Alberto Ginastera; whilst from the bars and clubs of Buenos Aires, the tango rose to achieve national and global popularity, which in turn inspired its most famous son, Astor Piazzolla.

Ray Picot presenter  


TICKETS £5

BOOKINGS raypicot@btinternet.com

MORE INFORMATION croydonrecordedmusicsociety.wordpress.com

 

A4 Piano Duo Play the Music of Astor Piazzolla

Tue 20 August 2019, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This highly talented piano duo from Argentina, featuring María Paz Solis Leiton and Sebastián Teijeiro, undertook a successful tour in the UK last year. They return with an exiting programme which explores the music of the modern master of the tango, Astor Piazzolla, including arrangements by Alfredo Corral, G. Mutto and themselves.

Astor Piazzolla Fuga y misterioHistoria del tangoInvierno porteñoAdiós NoninoLibertango

María Paz Solis Leiton piano
Sebastián Teijeiro piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Representing the Argentine Embassy


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Javier Romero & Horacio López Redondo

Mon 19 August 2019, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'Horacio López Redondo provided fine accompaniment, sympathetic to the way the music moved from pure Latin American rhythm to something more modern.' Planet Hugill

A recital of 19th and 20th-century cello classics and hidden gems from the French, Spanish and English repertoires. Horacio and Javier met at the Madrid Conservatoire in 2003 where they forged a lasting friendship and a mutual love for chamber repertoire. They both furthered their education at the Royal Academy of Music in London and are delighted to present their first joint collaboration at St James's Piccadilly.

Joaquín Nin Seguida española
Frederick Delius Romance
Gabriel Fauré Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor

Javier Romero cello
Horacio López Redondo piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | ilams.org.uk | javierromerocellist.com

 

Piano Duo Recital: The Eclectic Sounds of 20 Digitus Duo

Tue 6 August 2019, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Selected by Artslandia magazine as one of their top 50 favourite artists, pianists María García and Momoko Muramatsu (Puerto Rican and Japanese via El Salvador respectively) have had successful individual international careers. María and Momoko met during undergraduate studies at New England Conservatory of Music. Together they explore the classical standards but also the vast repertoire of their shared Latin American musical heritage, and are deeply committed to working with living composers. Their goal is to create memorable musical experiences that include classical/contemporary/rock audiences with an eclectic choice of music and collaborations with other art forms such as film, visual arts, poetry and dance.

J.S. Bach (arr. György Kurtàg) Three Chorale Preludes
Carlos Guastavino Se equivocó la paloma 
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Radiohead (arr. O’Riley/Selden) Let Down | Paranoid Android

María García piano
Momoko Muramatsu piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Presented by the Park Lane Group


TICKETS Admission free; voluntary exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION stmartin-in-the-fields.org | 20digitusduo.com

 

Homage to Piazzolla

Thu 25 July 2019, 1.00pm
St James's Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Argentine pianist, Julieta Iglesias, who now lives in London, performs internationally and her large repertoire ecompasses tango. Julieta has performed with the London Tango Orchestra, the Trio Escualo, the Trio Abril as well as solo, and recently recorded a piano album entitled Astor exploring the music of the master of contemporary tango, Astor Piazzolla. Julieta plays in this concert a collection of music exploring Piazzolla's tango-inspired music, including the well-known Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Astor Piazzolla Invierno porteño | Verano porteño | Otoño porteño | Decaríssimo | Milonga del ángel | La muerte del ángel | Resurrección del ángel | Chau París | Los pájaros perdidos | Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi | Chiquilín de Bachín | Adiós Nonino

Julieta Iglesias piano


TICKETS Free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION julietaiglesias.com | stjamespaddington.org.uk

 

Music for Violin and Piano by Beethoven, Škerjanc and Prokofiev

Mon 22 July 2019, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone
London
W1U 8BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Born in Slovenia but based in London, the increasingly prominent violinist, Lana Trotovsek and her Spanish-Catalan pianist partner Maria Canyigueral take on three major sonatas from the 19th and 20th century repertoires, plus a rediscovered work (1934) by the Slovenian late-Romantic Lucijan Marija Skerjanc.

Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 12, No. 2 Violin Sonata in A Op. 47, No. 9 'Kreutzer'
Lucijan Marija Škerjanc Intermezzo romantique
Sergey Prokofiev Violin Sonata in F minor Op. 80, No. 1
 
Lana Trotovsek violin
Maria Canyigueral piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Supported by Classic FM


TICKETS £40, £35, £30, £25, £18 | £5 Concessions 

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk
 


 

Music from the Americas for Cello and Piano

Wed 10 July 2019, 7.30pm
Razumovsky Academy Recital hall
56, College Road
London
NW10 5ET
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!) 

Poliphonia presents the exciting young talents of cellist Lucy Neil and pianist Dominic Ciccotti, in a facinating programme of music that explores music from across the Americas for this instrumental duo. 

Marlos Nobre Desafio No. 2
Astor Piazzolla Adiós NoninoLe grand tango
Samuel Barber Sonata Op. 6
George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: 'Summertime'
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Alberto Ginastera Danzas argentinas Op. 2
Mario Ferraro Song for Radamés
 
Lucy Neil cello
Dominic Ciccotti piano

Presented by the London-based music charity, Poliphonia


TICKETS £20, £10

BOOKINGS poliphonia.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION poliphonia.co.uk

 

'Canto Ibérico': Song Recital of Portuguese and Spanish Art Songs

Tue 9 July 2019, 1.00pm
St James's Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Duo Tágide have adopted an innovative approach towards their choice of repertoire, comparing and contrasting the characteristics of Portuguese and Spanish repertoire, which are deeply ingrained within their national identity and character. They have sought to find a balance between well-known and obscure works and, above all, explore the mutual influences – in music and poetry – that reveal a remarkable level of cultural complicity.

Enrique Granados La maja dolorosa (Selection) | Danzas españolas: 'No. 5'
Jesús Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
José Viana da Motta Pastoral | Canção perdida | Lavadeira e caçador | Cenas portuguesas Op. 9: 'Chula'
Frederico de Freitas Maria da Conceição | O meu menino é d’oiro | Maçelada

Duo Tágide soprano & piano


TICKETS Free; exit donations welcome

BOOKING No booking required

INFORMATION inessimoessoprano.com/duo | stjamespaddington.org.uk

 

Lucía Sánchez de Haro

Tue 9 July 2019, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

Born in Spain, solo and chamber pianist Lucía Sánchez de Haro studied at the Musikene Higher School of Music in San Sebastián and the Guidhall School of Music & Drama in London, with support from the Guildhall School Trust and the Leverhulme Trust. A 2015 Concordia Foundation Artist, she is also a recipient of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme. She has performed internationally at venues including Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Royal Festival Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall. Lucía makes her ILAMS debut with a programme of major Spanish and Brazilian works.

Enrique Granados Escenas románticas
Isaac Albéniz Iberia: ‘Almería’
Ernesto Nazareth Odeon
Radamés Gnattali Canhoto
Nikolai Kapustin Paraphrase on ‘Aquarela do Brasil’ Op. 118

Lucía Sánchez de Haro piano

SNEAK PEEK! Audio Clips

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFOMATION 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.org | stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Opera Concert, Reception and Silent Auction

Tue 2 July 2019, 6.30pm
Canning House
48 Belgrave Square, Belgravia
London
SW1X 8QR
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Canning House hosts a fund-raising event with the well-known Mexican soprano Zayra Ruiz, Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova and Michelin-starred chef Omar Romero in favor of Mexico's fetal surgery program. The music will feature opera arias by Puccini and Verdi, piano music by Rachmaninov, selections from zarzuelas by Chapí and Francisco Alonso also Mexican songs by María Grever and Esparza Oteo. The concert will be followed by a silent auction of the work of artist Elvira Pyrkova and designer Marcela Shirazi. Elvira Pyrkova is an artist, costume designer and portraitist. All the funds will be donated to the Kristen Foundation (FK), a non-governmental organisation based in Mexico that contributes to reduce infant mortality caused by lethal congenital malformations and social inequality through its inclusive model of fetal medicine. Their efforts to provide free fetal surgeries have contributed to reduce the inequality gap, allowing families to have access to the most innovative and latest avant-garde medical procedures in the world, regardless of their nationality or socioeconomic status.

Zayra Ruiz soprano
Antonina Suhanova piano

Presented by the Fundación Kristen A.C


TICKETS £70

BOOKING www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION events@canninghouse.org

 

'Les Années Folles': A Concert for Two Pianos

Mon 1 July 2019, 7.45pm
Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Marcela Roggeri and François Chaplin recreate the spirit of 1920s Paris with a concert of works including Ravel, Satie and Gershwin. ‘Les années folles’ (the crazy years) refers to the 1920s in France, when Paris became a thriving symbol of the avant-garde and was home to such iconic figures as Pablo Picasso, Sergei Diaghilev, Maurice Chevalier, Igor Stravinsky, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Francis Poulenc and Erik Satie. Artists from all over the world gathered in the cabarets of Montmartre and Montparnasse, and many of the great works of music were premiered in Paris. 

Francis Poulenc L'embarquement pour Cythère | Caprice (after Le bal masqué) | Les chemins de l'amour
Erik Satie Je te veux
Maurice Chevalier You brought Me a New Kind of Love
James Johnson The Charleston (arr. J. Lawrence Cook)
Arnold Bax The Devil That Tempted St Anthony | Hardanger
George Gershwin The French Doll: 'Do It Again' | Lady, Be Good!: 'The Man I Love' 
Ángel Villoldo El esquinazo
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Germaine Tailleferre 2 Valses
Maurice Ravel La valse

* Arr. Alejandro Schwarz

Marcela Roggeri piano
François Chaplin piano


TICKETS £30, £20 | £15 Concessions (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 020 3879 9555 | southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION marcelaroggeri.com | francoischaplin.fr 

 

Piano Recital - Solos and Duets

Sun 30 June 2019, 7pm
Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
London
SE16 4LF
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

Brazilian pianists Carla Ruaro and Ivan Pires perform orchestral pieces by European composers arranged for piano duet, including Edvard Grieg and Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as South Americans Angel Villoldo and Zequinha de Abreu. For their solos, Carla Ruaro presents her project Raízes - Um Piano na Amazônia (A Piano in the Amazon), where she collaborated with local composers Albery Albuquerque and Altino Pimenta. Ivan Pires presents pieces by British and Brazilian composers such as Madeleine Dring, Edward Elgar, and Ernesto Nazareth, that will be featured on his forthcoming CD From London to Rio

Carla Ruaro piano
Ivan Pires piano
 

TICKETS £5 (early bird), £6 (at the door), £4 (ILAMS members and concessions)

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION carlaruaro.com | piano-teacher-london.wixsite.com/ivan-pires

 

Creating Carmen

Sun 23 June 2019, 8.00pm
Holly Trinity Church (Hall)
Stroud Green, Stapleton Hall Road
London
N4 4QA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘What is most impressive about Norburn's conception is the way various strata and elements combine and cohere so effortlessly. Past and present, truth and fantasy, real and imagined, come together in a tightly knit and intimate drama.’ Opera Today

Join us for the world premiere of brand new concert-play by Clare Norburn. Meet the colourful writer, Prosper Mérimée, whose novella Carmen was the basis for Bizet’s opera. Renowned for his myriad love affairs, in creating the character of Carmen he finds this time he has bitten off rather more than he can chew... In this event, Mérimée's experiences are intertwined with music from Bizet's Carmen and Spanish/Spanish-inspired music by Boccherini, Falla, Granados, Ravel, Délibes and Albéniz, in arrangements by exciting young trio, Carmen Co.

Emily Andrews mezzo soprano & flute
Francisco Correa guitar
David Massey guitar
Nicholas Renton director
 

TICKETS £15 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS stroudgreenfestival.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@stroudgreenfestival.org.uk | franciscocorreaguitar.com

 

Guitar Music from Europe and South America

Thu 13 June 2019, 7.45pm
Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recocommend!)

Karol Samuelcik's debut at the Purcell Room features repertoire including masterpieces for classical guitar by composers of the 19th and 21st centuries which are part of the Europen and South American guitar legacies.

Joseph Kaspar Mertz Fantaisie hongroise 
Lukas Borzik L'aube
Jevgenij Irsai Soundsessive
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonata Op. 77 'Hommage a Boccherini'
Astor Piazzolla Primavera porteñaVerano porteñoOtoño porteñoInvierno porteño
Miguel Llobet Variaciones sobre un tema de Sor, Op. 15 
Sergio Assad Aquerelle
 
Karol Samuelcik guitar

Presented by LACCS-UK in collaboration with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic


TICKETS £9 | Concessions (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 020 3879 9555 | southbankcentre.co.uk
 
MORE INFORMATION karolsamuelcik.com | laccs.com


 

Romantic Brazilian Sonatas

Thu 13 June 2019, 7.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street, Waterloo
London
SE1 8UE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Poliphonia presents a concert featuring two Romantic sonatas from Brazil for violin and piano played the Anglo-Canadian violinist Anthony Flint and the Brazilian pianist and founder of the charity Poliphonia, Clélia Iruzun.

PLUS: Enjoy a complimentary drink after the concert!

Henrique Oswald Sonata Op. 36 for violin and piano
Leopoldo Miquez Sonata Op. 14 for violin and piano
 
Anthony Flint violin
Clélia Iruzun piano

Presented by the London-based music charity Poliphonia


TICKETS £20 | £15 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7620 3055 | 1901artsclub.com

MORE INFORMATION poliphonia.co.uk

 

 

 

Music from the Americas for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano

Tue 4 June 2019, 7.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street, Waterloo
London
SE1 8UE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Poliphonia present a fascinating music from across the America, featuring the Cuban Puerto-Rican soprano Megan Barrera, the Lousiana based clarinetist Ben Redwine and the Brazilain pianist João Paulo Casarotti.

PLUS: Enjoy a complimentary drink after the concert!

Amy Beach Three Browning Songs for soprano and piano
Ernst Mahle Sonatina for clarinet and piano
Edmundo Villani-Cortez Luz for clarinet and piano
George Gershwin (arr. Redwine) I've Got Rhythm for clarinet and piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos (arr. Mauricio De Bonis) Four Songs for soprano, piano and clarinet
Jaime Ovalle AzulãoModinha ​for soprano, clarinet and piano
Osvaldo Lacerda Melodia for clarinet and piano
Maurice Saylor Comic Symphony for clarinet and piano
Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas for soprano and piano
 
Megan Barrera soprano
Ben Redwine clarinet
João Paulo Casarotti piano

Presented by the London-based charity Poliphonia


TICKETS £20 | £15 Concessions | Special multi-buy offer: buy a ticket to the Poliphonia concerts on 4 June and 13 June (in the same transaction) and receive a 10% discount at checkout.

BOOKINGS 020 7620 3055 | 1901artsclub.com

MORE INFORMATION poliphonia.co.uk

 

Spanish Music from the Time of Manuel de Falla

Thu 30 May 2019, 8.00pm
West Wickham Recorded Music Society
Rear Hall, Methodist Church, Hawes Lane
West Wickham, Kent
BR4 9AA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'The renovation of Spanish music in the first half of the 20th century is unthinkable without the presence of Manuel de Falla.' Prof. Nancy Lee Harper

Ray Picot presents a programme of recorded music by Manuel de Falla and his contemporaries. The early 20th century was an exciting time as a new generation of artists took Spain out of cultural isolation. New musical ideas were explored, as composers sought to reconcile the glories of their past with contemporary European musical innovations, resulting in the creation of a distinctive and vibrant music scene. This progress ended suddenly with the Civil War, and only now are we rediscovering a lot of this music which had been lost to previous generations. 

Ray Picot presenter


TICKETS £1.50 | Limited availability; booking essential.

BOOKINGS raypicot@btinternet.com

MORE INFORMATION thefrms.co.uk

 

Homage to Piazzolla

Wed 29 May 2019, 1.15pm
St Dunstan in the West
186a Fleet Street
London
EC4A 2HR
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Argentine pianist, Julieta Iglesias, who now lives in London, performs internationally and her large repertoire ecompasses tango. Julieta has performed with the London Tango Orchestra, the Trio Escualo, the Trio Abril as well as solo, and recently recorded a piano album entitled Astor exploring the music of the master of contemporary tango, Astor Piazzolla. Julieta plays in this concert a collection of music exploring Piazzolla's tango-inspired music, including the well-known Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
 
Astor Piazzolla Invierno porteño | Verano porteño | Otoño porteño | Decaríssimo | Milonga del ángel | La muerte del ángel | Resurrección del ángel | Chau París | Los pájaros perdidos | Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi | Chiquilín de Bachín | Adiós Nonino 

Julieta Iglesias piano


TICKETS Free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION julietaiglesias.com | stdunstaninthewest.orger large repertoire also encompasses tango. She has performed with the London Tango Orchestra, the Trio Escualo, theAbril, as well as solo piano. Recently, Julieta has recorded her new album "Astor" at Abbey Road Institute

 

Morgan Szymanski & the Benyounes Quartet

Sun 26 May 2019, 6.30pm
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski was highlighted as ‘one to watch’ by Gramophone magazine. For his second Conway Hall concert, he comes together with the Benyounes Quartet in a programme spanning more than two hundred years, including his own arrangements of Piazzolla and Puccini’s Cristantemi, composed in a single night in 1890, in response to the death of the Duke of Savoy. There will also be a short audience question and answer session with the musicians after the performance.

Pre-concert talk by Robert Hugill at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room

Antonio Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D

Niccolo Paganini Cantabile for violin and guitar

Giacomo Puccini Crisantemi
Luigi Boccherini Quintet in D 'Fandango'
Joaquín Turina Oración del Torero Op. 34

Thierry Eschaich Scenes de Bal

Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango (Selection) (arr. Morgan Szymanski) 
 
Morgan Szymanski guitar
Benyounes Quartet 

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

This event is hosted by Conway Hall Sunday Concerts


TICKETS £12 On the door | £10 In advance | £8 Conway Hall Ethical Society members (please bring membership card) | Free admission to Under 26s thanks to the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust (ID required) | 10% off ILAMS members (please email info@ilams.org.uk for discount code)

BOOKINGS 020 7405 1818 | simon@conwayhall.org.uk | conwayhall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION morganszymanski.co.uk | benyounesquartet.com

 

'The Secrets of Andalusia': Discovering the Hidden Origins of Flamenco

Sat 18 May 2019, 3.00pm
Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one that we highly recommend!)

This concert is part of the London Festival of Baroque Music 2019 and features Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music alongside Spanish composers of the late 16th to 18th centuries. 

The origins of flamenco are in shadow. We know its musical influences date back to Islamic Iberia or the al-Andalus era of Spain between the 8th and the 15th centuries. Yet the first mention of flamenco by name is not until 1774. What happened in these intervening centuries? Lux Musicae London collaborate with Flamenco virtuoso Ignacio Lusardi and Oud Maestro Ahmed Mukhtar to discover the music from which flamenco burst forth. Featuring Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music alongside Spanish composers of the late 16th to 18th centuries, the programme tells a story of the Iberian peninsula and its music, the programme weaves flamenco itself with music in which we can hear the echoes of its beginnings.

Lux Musicae London
Victoria Couper soprano
Daniel Thomson tenor
Sophie Creaner recorder
Mirjam-Luise Muenzel recorder
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba
Aileen Henry harp
Toby Carr lute
Ignacio Lusardi flamenco guitar
Ahmed Mukhtar oud
 

TICKETS £18, YF (unreserved)

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION luxmusicaelondon.com

 

Come and Sing Latin American Baroque

Sat 18 May 2019, 10.00am
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS  event, but one we highly recommend!)

This event is part of the London Festival of Baroque Music 2019. Participants are directed by Jeffrey Skidmore and members of Ex Cathedra. 

Jeffrey Skidmore director
Ex Cathedra
 

TICKETS £12, £8 (Transaction fees: Telephone £2.75; Online £1.75) | Participants are entitled to a 10% discount (within the same transaction) to Ex Cathedra's concert on Friday 17 May 2019.

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | sjss.org.uk 

MORE INFORMATION excathedra.co.uk

 

Purcell's Indian Queen and Evocative Latin American Baroque Music

Fri 17 May 2019, 7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This concert is part of the London Festival of Baroque Music 2019; the scene is set for The Indian Queen with evocative Latin American Baroque music unearthed by Jeffrey Skidmore during his visits to Mexico and Bolivia. Purcell’s semi-opera imagines war between a Mexican Indian Queen and an Inca King, a tale of tangled loyalties, unexpected identity and seemingly hopeless love. Expect exquisite instrumental music, stunning recitatives and vivid characters – Fame, Envy, a Conjurer to name a few – as things start to unravel for the Indian Queen…

Henry Purcell The Indian Queen

Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
 

TICKETS £32, £24, £18, £12, YF (Transaction fees: £2.75 Telephone | £1.75 Online)

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION excathedra.co.uk

 

TangOpera: A Seductive Fusion of Tango and High Art

Wed 15 May 2019, 7.00pm
Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel
20 Sherwood Street
London
W1F 7ED
United Kingdom

'So beautiful'. BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour)

'An indomitable voice with elegant phrasing'. La Nación

Launching with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room as part of La Linea Festival, the TangOpera project offers a heady fusion of tango and high art. Exploring the rich and wonderfully complex lyric history of the Argentine tango, the programme traces its global trajectory from roots in bel canto opera, Italian canzonetta and the Cuban habanera through to the golden age of tango canción and Carlos Gardel, to the art songs of classical composers such as, Bizet, Falla, Guastavino and Piazzolla. Conceived by British-Spanish pianist and Latin classical specialist, Helen Glaisher-Hernández, this unique project features the exhilarating voice of leading Argentine tenor and Latin Grammy Nominee, Leonardo Pastore, alongside special guests, soprano Christin Wismann and violinist Emma Arizza. Join us for this special late-night event at Crazy Coqs - the perfect nocturnal setting in which to enjoy a drink and surrender yourself to the seductive allure of the tango.

Rodolfo Falvo Dicitencello vuie
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Enrique Delfino Griseta
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Milonga de dos hermanos
Alberto Ginastera Canción al árbol del olvido
Astor Piazzolla Ave María | Los pájaros perdidos
Georges Bizet Carmen: 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle'
Reynaldo Hahn Venezia: 'La barcheta'
Manuel de Falla Canciones de juventud: 'Tus ojillos negros'
Tomás Barrera y Rafael Calleja Emigrantes: 'Adiós Granada'
 
Leonardo Pastore tenor
Christin Wismann soprano
Emma Arizza violin
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

SNEAK PEEK! Audio Clips

This event is organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) in collaboration with Crazy Coqs as part of Live at Zédel


TICKETS £30 | £25 Concessions | £15 Members of ILAMS

BOOKINGS 020 7734 4888 | brasseriezedel.com

MORE INFORMATION info@crazycoqs.com | helenglaisherhernandez.com | ilams.org.uk

 

Patrick Hemmerlé

Wed 15 May 2019, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

French pianist, Patrick Hemmerlé, makes his ILAMS debut with a sumptuous programme of French, Spanish and Brazilian works. Hemmerlé recently won the CFRPM competition in Paris dedicated to fringe repertoire, where he was commended for his interpretation of Villa-Lobos' Rudepoema - a work which features on his forthcoming album. 

Claude Debussy Préludes: 'La Puerta del Vino'
Isaac Albéniz Iberia: 'El Albaicín'
Déodat Séverac Cerdaña: 'Les muletiers devant le Christ de Llivia'
Enrique Granados Goyescas: 'El pelele'
Maurice Ravel Miroirs: 'Alborada del gracioso'
Heitor Villa-Lobos Rudepoêma

Patrick Hemmerlé piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION ilams.org.ukpatrickhemmerle.com | sjp.org.uk

 

TangOpera: A Seductive Fusion of Tango and High Art

Tue 14 May 2019, 7.00pm
St Andrew's United Reformed Church
Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RQ
United Kingdom

'So beautiful'. BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour)

'An indomitable voice with elegant phrasing'. La Nación

Launching with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room as part of La Linea Festival, the TangOpera project offers a heady fusion of tango and high art. Exploring the rich and wonderfully complex lyric history of the Argentine tango, the programme traces its global trajectory from roots in bel canto opera, Italian canzonetta and the Cuban habanera through to the golden age of tango canción and Carlos Gardel, to the art songs of classical composers such as Bizet, Falla, Guastavino and Piazzolla. Conceived by British-Spanish pianist and Latin classical specialist, Helen Glaisher-Hernández, this unique project features the exhilarating voice of leading Argentine tenor and Latin Grammy nominee, Leonardo Pastore, and the scintillating Spanish violinist, Violeta Barreña.

PLUS: Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Argentinian wine!

Rodolfo Falvo Dicitencello vuie
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Enrique Delfino Griseta
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Milonga de dos hermanos
Alberto Ginastera Canción al árbol del olvido
Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos
Georges Bizet Carmen: 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle'
Reynaldo Hahn Venezia: 'La barcheta'
Manuel de Falla Canciones de juventud: 'Tus ojillos negros'
Tomás Barrera y Rafael Calleja Emigrantes: 'Adiós Granada'
 
Leonardo Pastore tenor
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano
Violeta Barreña violin

SNEAK PEEK! Audio Clips

This event is organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS)


TICKETS In Advance £10 | £8 Concessions | £5 Members of ILAMS 
On the Door £12 | £10 | £6 Members of ILAMS

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com/event/4219231

 

 

L‘Europa Musicale: From the Renaissance to Baroque

Sun 12 May 2019, 7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This concert is part of the London Festival of Baroque Music 2019 and features the internationally renowned early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI under their inspirational director Jordi Savall
 
(Note: there will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, when Richard Heason talks with Jordi Savall. This is free to ticket-holders and Friends of the London Festival of Baroque Music)
 
SPAIN
Diego Ortiz 'Recercades sobre Tenores': La Spagna; Folia VI; Passamezzo antico I; Passamezzo moderno III; Ruggiero IX; Romanesca VII; Passamezzo moderno II
Gaspar Sanz Jàcaras | Canarios
ENGLAND
Tobias Hume 'Musical Humors': Souldiers March; Harke, harke; A Souldiers Resolution
NEW ROMANESCAS
Diego Ortiz Recercada V (Romanesca)
Anon. (England) Greensleeves to a Ground
Anon. (Tixtla - Mexico) Improvisations on the Guaracha
ITALY
Emilio de’ Cavalieri Sinfonia | Ballo del Gran Duca
GERMANY
Johann Sebastian Bach Allemande BWV1011
Johannes Schenck Aria Burlesca
FRANCE
Marin Marais 'Les Voix Humaines' – Couplets des Folies d’Espagne
GROUNDS & IMPROVISATIONS
Francisco Correa de Arauxo Glosas sobre Todo el mundo en general
Anon. (Spain) Improvisations on the Canarios
Antonio Valente (Italy) & Anon. Improvisations Gallarda Napolitana 
 
Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall director, treble viol & bass viol 
Xavier Díaz-Latorre vihuela & theorbo
Andrew Lawrence-King harp
 

TICKETS £45, £35, £25, £15, YF (Transaction fees: £2.75 Telephone | £1.75 Online)

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION alia-vox.com/en/artists/hesperion-xxi

 

 

Poliphonia Young Talents Launch

Fri 10 May 2019, 7.30pm
Razumovsky Recital Room
56 College Road
London
NW10 5ET
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

Poliphonia presents two exciting young musicians in an adventurous programme of music for violin and piano that explores the different approaches to this genre across the whole of the Americas. This event marks the launch of the Young Talents concert series.
 
Aaron Copland Sonata for violin and piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos Improviso No. 7 'Melodia'
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango
Samuel Barber Canzone
Charles Ives Sonata No. 4 'Children's Day at the Camp Meeting' for violin and piano
George Gershwin 3 Preludes for piano
Flausino Rodrigues do Vale Preludes for solo violin (selection)
André Previn Tango Song and Dance
Alberto Ginastera Pampeana No. 1
 
Thomas Mathias violin
Dominic Ciccotti piano 

Presented by the London-based music charity Poliphonia


TICKETS £20 | £10

 
MORE INFORMATION poliphonia.co.uk


 

Nélida Sánchez Performs Music by English and Argentine Composers

Wed 8 May 2019, 7.30pm
(Doors 6.30pm)
1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street, Waterloo
London
SE1 8UE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

In her recital the Argentinian concert pianist, Nélida Sánchez, will present a composition that develops on the melody of the film Limelight by Charlie Chaplin of Alejandro Cattaneo and the 5th Piano Sonata of Sergio Martínez, both of which are London premieres. The recital will also include two pieces by the talented English composer Nimrod Borenstein called Reminiscences of Childhood, plus music by Handel, and one of the public's favourite sonatas, Moonlight, by Ludwig van Beethoven. 

PLUS: After the concert enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco and receive a copy of Ms Sanchez' latest CD
 
 
 
Sergio Renè Martínez Sonata No. 5 'Tetralogy of Nature'
Alejandro D Cattaneo Variaciones desarrollativas sobre 'Candilejas' (C. Chaplin)
Nimrod Borenstein Reminiscences of Childhood
Astor Piazzolla Verano porteño | Chau Paris
George F. Handel Aria with Variations
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 'Quasi una fantasia'

Nélida Sánchez piano


TICKETS £15

BOOKINGS 020 7620 3055 | 1901artsclub.com

MORE INFORMATION nelidasanchez.com.ar

 

It Takes Two to Tango!

Mon 6 May 2019, 6.00pm
Holy Trinity Church
High Street
Guildford, Surrey
GU1 3RR
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Santiago Quartet along with the virtuoso bandoneon player, Julian Rowlands, and the Icosa Choir, join forces for a concert of exciting, rhythmically-charged, tango-inspired Latin-American music for all the family. They are led by musicians with connections to Guildford. Children from Year 3 of St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School in Guildford will join Icosa and the Santiago Quartet in the concert to sing Latin American folk songs, as well as music by two local composers, Sheena Phillips and Martin Calver.
 
Martín Palmeri Misa de Buenos Aires 'MisaTango'
Astor Piazzolla Milonga del ángel | Oblivion | Otoño porteño
 
Santiago Quartet
Julian Rowlands bandoneon
Tom Mason bass
ICOSA Choir
Luke Mather director
Year 3 children from St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School 
 

TICKETS £18 | £6 Children to age 18 | £6 Jobseekers

BOOKINGS 01483 444334 | tickets.visitguildford.com | In person from: Guildford Tourist Information Centre, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7EB

MORE INFORMATION santiagoquartet.com 

 

Jelena Makarova

Tue 23 April 2019, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

Russian-Lithuanian pianist, Jelena Makarova, makes her ILAMS debut with a recital of Spanish works at the sumptuous St Martin-in-the Fields. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Jelena has performed worldwide at venues such as Carnegie Hall, St John's Smith Square and the Purcell Room, as well as appearances on national radio.

Manuel de Falla Nocturno
Isaac Albéniz Chants d'Espagne
Joaquin Turina Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22

SNEAK PEEK! Audio clip

This event is organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS Admission free; voluntary exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Clélia Iruzun in Concert

Wed 17 April 2019, 6.30pm
Sala Brasil
Embassy of Brazil in London, 14-16 Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Iruzun seems to caress the notes, and everything in her playing is spontaneous and natural.' El Día

Clélia Iruzun studied at the School of Music in Rio de Janeiro before becoming an advanced student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where she won a number of major prizes. She has subsequently worked with Nelson Freire, Jacques Klein, Stephen Kovacevich and Fou Ts'Ong, among other renowned artists, and many important Brazilian composers have written works for her. Clélia Iruzun now pursues a busy international career as a soloist, including concerts at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall; the Grand Theatre in Shanghai; the Konserthusets in Gothenburg and Stockholm’s the Poznan Philharmonie. Clélia also undertakes annual tours of Brazil, appearing in the major halls and festivals of her native country. She is co-founder of the charity Poliphonia, which promotes music from the Americas in the UK.

Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 (selection) | Impressões seresteiras
Frédéric Chopin Ballade Op. 47, No. 3
Nimrod Borenstein Lullaby Op. 81ª
Alberto Ginastera Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
Francisco Mignone Lenda sertaneja No. 2 | 'Morte de Anhanguera' from Estudos trascendentais | 'Congada' from A menina dos cabelos cor de graúna

Clélia Iruzun piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

This event is organised by the Embassy of Brazil and is made possible with the generous support of Naxos and Markson Pianos


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION cleliairuzun.com

 

Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra: A Journey Through Spain & Latin America

Sun 7 April 2019, 3.00pm
Pitville Pump Room
East Approach Drive
Cheltenham
GL52 3JE
United Kingdom

 (Not an ILAMS concert but one that we recommend)

As the seasons turn, banish all memories of cold and darkness and join us for a feast of music from, and inspired by, Spain and South America. We will embark on a musical journey through Cuba, Mexico, Argentina and finish in Spain with the much loved Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo featuring exciting young guitarist Chris Roberts. It will be an afternoon of exciting rhythms, great tunes and wonderful harmony.

Aaron Copland Danzón cubano | El Salón México
Alberto Ginastera Estancia Suite
Astor Piazzolla Sinfonía Buenos Aires
Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra | Christopher Roberts guitar | Stephen Belinfante conductor


TICKETS £12 | £6 Students | Under 16s free

BOOKINGS 0844 576 2210 | boxoffice@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk | cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION cheltenhamphilharmonic.co.uk

 

Lanzarote Ensemble: An Evening of Mozart and Musical Folly

Thu 14 March 2019, 7.30pm
St Paul's Church
Bedford Street, Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom

Join the vivacious Lanzarote Ensemble for an evening of musical folly and indulgence on the 14th March as they make their UK debut at St Paul’s Covent Garden. Featuring the work Salieri once described as conveying ‘God’s voice on Earth’, Mozart’s iconic Serenade No. 10, this sumptuous programme also includes a UK premiere by the ensemble’s founder and director, Ayoze Rodríguez, entitled Variaciones sobre las folías; an expansive journey from the famous ‘folías de España’ of the Spanish Renaissance, through to the Baroque and beyond, to the contemporary folk folías of the composer’s native Canary Islands. The Lanzarote Ensemble is an exciting new chamber orchestra established to showcase the very best classical talent of this enchanting and vibrantly musical island.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 10 in Bb Major ‘Gran Partita’, K361
Ayoze Rodríguez Variaciones sobre la folía de Canarias

The Lanzarote Ensemble
Ayoze Rodríguez
director
James Blair conductor

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Ecmo. Cabildo Insular de Lanzarote, with the kind support of the YMSO and St Paul’s Covent Garden

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary drinks reception with wines from Lanzarote!


TICKETS £10 | £8 Concessions | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS actorschurch.ticketsolve.com/shows/873599825

MORE INFORMATION ilams.org.uklondres.cervantes.es

                 

 

Iconoclassics: Clara Rodríguez at The Jazz Room

Tue 12 March 2019, 8.00pm
The Jazz Room at The Bull's Head
373 Lonsdale Road
London
SW13 9PY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Clara Rodriguez makes the most of her innate feel for the exuberant and languorous, dispatching the toe-tapping cross-rhythms with panache and a light touch.' Gramophone Magazine

Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodríguez presents an enticingly varied programme, combining piano music by Chopin, Scarlatti, and Beethoven with pieces by Latin American composers María Luisa Escobar, Evencio Castellanos and Federico Ruiz. 

Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 10, No. 6 in G flat minor | Etude Op. 25, No. 1 in A flat major | Etude Op. 25, No. 7 in C sharp minor
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E minor K 232, L 62 | Sonata in F minor K 239, L281 | Sonata in C major K 132, L 457
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 53 'Waldstein'
Maria Luisa Escobar Noche de luna en Altamira
Evencio Castellanos Mañanita caraqueña
Federico Ruiz Carmen Rosa | Zumba que zumba

Clara Rodríguez piano

Part of Iconoclassics – classical music in the iconic Jazz Room, promoted by 7 Star Arts


TICKETS £18 on the door | £15 in advance

BOOKINGS 07889 399862 | tickets.thebullsheadbarnes.com

MORE INFORMATION 7stararts.com | sevenstarconcerts@hotmail.com

 

Fabio Fernandes plays 3 Concertos for Guitar

Mon 4 March 2019, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

Fábio Fernandes began classical guitar lessons from the age of 11 at Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo with Francisco Gomes. Since then Fábio fell in love with the world of the classical guitar and performance leading him to move to London where he completed his Undergraduate studies Bmus (Hons) at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2018. Fernandes is currently on a Masters in Classical Guitar Performance at the same institution. Alongside his studies of the traditional guitar repertoire, Fernandes is also highly engaged with song writing, encouraging young composers to write for the guitar and the exploration of early music. He started studying the lute and theorbo in 2015. Fernandes has attended masterclasses with many of the world’s most distinguished guitarists such as: Ana Vidovic, Ignacio Rodes, Máximo D. Pujol, Antigoni Goni, Margarita Escarpa and Graham Devine. Besides obtaining 2nd and 3rd prizes in several national and international competitions in Portugal, Fernandes has performed many solo, ensemble and choir concerts all around Portugal and several in England, Czech Republic and Poland.

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major, RV 93
Carlos Seixas Concerto for harpsichord in A major (arr. Emilio Pujol)
Joaquin Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Fábio Fernandes guitar
Pau Mercadal conductor
Seixas Chamber Orchestra
 
Guildhall School of Music & Drama series

TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome
 
BOOKING No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis
 

 

 

Danor Quinteros plays piano music from Chile

Sun 17 February 2019, 7.30pm
St Davids Room, Kings College
The Strand
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

Chilean pianist Danor Quinteros has received critical acclaim and numerous national and international awards. Praised for his artistic sensitivity and dexterity, he has appeared in numerous Halls and venues such as Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Tonhalle Zürich, Klavierfestival-Ruhr, Banff Centre and the Romanian Atheneum. Recently, Danor rendered a memorable performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra during the final of the Enescu Competition 2016 in Bucharest and was awarded the 3rd Prize. In the same year, he won the Prize for best accompanist in the Violin category.

Danor Quinteros has also been a prizewinner in many other piano competitions around the world including the Ile de France Piano Competition, Santa Cecilia Piano Competition in Porto, Académie de Musique Lausanne, Dr. Luis Sigall Competition, Claudio Arrau International Competition. His wide repertoire ranges from Scarlatti and Clementi to Ligeti and Uusuk Chin. Additionally, he has strong passion for undeservedly less performed composers such as Enescu, Medtner, Bowen and Soro which often appear on his recital programs and can be heard in his recordings. Recently, Danor Quinteros released an EP with works of Bartók, Medtner and Ligeti  and has on his agenda future releases for the label KNS Classic.

This concert forms part of an international tour presenting piano music by Chilean composers over the last 100 years.

Pedro Humberto Allende (1885-1959) Estudios No's 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7
Miguel Farías (1983) Estudios No's 5, 8, 9 and 11
Juan Orrego-Salas (1919-2019) Rústica
Marcos Stuardo (1984) Trazos Ingrávidos
Lucía Jiménez (1994) Fatamorgana taurina
Emilio Adasme (1994) Disturbio
Enrique Soro (1884-1954) Sonata no.3 en Re Mayor
 
Danor Quinteros piano
 
Presented by the International Society for Chilean Music

TICKETS Free
 
BOOKINGS None required
 
MORE INFORMATION simuc.org

 

 

Charanga del Norte

Thu 7 February 2019, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes
326-330, Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade
Manchester
M3 4FN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Instituto Cervantes Manchester brings this unique salsa and brass band and their incredible Latino rhythms to the city. Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2018, the band continue their tour around the UK with live performances and outstanding events, including collaborations with the animator Guillermo Davis (Iyawo Studios). Charanga del Norte is made up of 12 brilliant musicians from the British salsa scene. In contrast to the majority of salsa groups, Charanga del Norte features many female instrumentalists and promotes an approach that is more representative of Latino dance music in the 21st Century.

Sue Miller conductor & flute
Kim Burton piano
Ruth Bitelli bass
Andy Warner, Dave Pattman percussion
Guillermo Monroy voice
Angela Antwi-Agyei, Nick Williams, Jon Lindh violin
Andy Wardale cello

SNEAK PEEK!: Video clip

Presented by the Instituto Cervantes Manchester


TICKETS £12, £10

BOOKINGS 0161 661 4200 | cultman@cervantes.es

MORE INFORMATION cultura.cervantes.es

 

New World Sounds: Music from the Americas

Fri 1 February 2019, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Uncover musical gems from the Americas with Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun, Coull Quartet and double bass player, Sarah Neil. The concert marks the anniversary year of two of Brazil’s most celebrated composers: Marlos Nobre in his 80th year, and João Guilherme Ripper in his 60th. Iruzun and Coull Quartet come together to perform Nobre’s Desafio and Ripper’s From My Window – a snapshot of Brazilian street life. These pieces are interspersed by the pianistic fireworks of Alberto Ginastera's intensely visceral Piano Sonata No. 1, a formidable work intended to capture the spirit of Argentinian folk music. The passionate and melodically-rich Piano Quintet, Op. 67 by North-American child prodigy, Amy Beach, starts the second half, and closing this American celebration is a surprise item featuring all six players.

Marlos Nobre Desafio
Alberto Ginastera Piano Sonata No.1, Op. 22
João Guilherme Ripper From My Window
Amy Beach Piano Quintet, Op. 67

Coull Quartet
Clelia Iruzun piano
Sarah Neil double bass

SNEAK PEEK! Teaser-trailer

Presented by London-based music charity Poliphonia


TICKETS £10 - £20 | Concessions 25% off (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 020 3879 9555 | ticket.southbankcentre.co.uk/single/SYOS.aspx

MORE INFORMATION poliphonia.co.uk

 

London A Cappella Festival: Vocal Sampling

Fri 25 January 2019, 7.30pm
Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Musical Magic. Vocal Sampling must rank as one of the most extraordinary groups in the world.' The Times

The London A Cappella Festival is proud to present Grammy-nominated Cuban vocal sextet Vocal Sampling, who are infamous for infusing the world’s best-loved music with their undeniable Cuban stamp. From Rumba, pop songs, romantic ballads, rock covers and traditional Cuban salsa music, they create a fresh new sound through unusual arrangements and entertaining vocals.

Vocal Sampling a cappella

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip


TICKETS From £9.50 online

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | londonacappellafestival.com

MORE INFORMATION vocal-sampling.com

 

Echoes Festival 2018

17 September 2018 - 13 December 2018Major Venues around London and Manchester
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The UK's first and only annual Festival of Latin classical music is back in London this Autumn! Banish those Autumn blues and let yourself be carried away to the sunnier climes of Iberia and Latin America at Echoes Festival 2018, as we bring you some sizzling music performed by the hottest talent in Latin classical.

​Echoes Festival was launched in 2016 as the new flagship project of ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society), in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute. Now in its third year, the Festival has brought 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.

​In 2018 there is much to celebrate: the 400th anniversary of Catalan composer Joan Cererols, the 150th anniversary of Portuguese composer Vianna da Motta, and the centenaries of Cuban composers José White, Harold Gramatges and Argeliers León, as well as that of French composer Claude Debussy, for whom Spain provided an important muse. Echoes Festival 2018 has something for everyone: whether you're into Early music or contemporary composers; choral repertoire or piano concerts; or whether you're interested in exploring the more serious reaches of the repertoire or you just want to indulge your lighter side...

This year there are also more ways to get involved: babies and toddlers can enjoy our new Bilingual Beats musical Spanish class; whilst amateur singers can take part in two different workshops. We're also excited that the Festival is, for the first time, branching out into the North, with two concerts in Manchester to allow even more people to attend the Festival.

We can't wait to see you there!

17 Sep | Dalia Quartet: Europa Project | St James's Piccadilly
25 Sep | Assad Brothers | Royal Academy of Music
3 Oct | Carla Ruaro: 'A Piano in the Amazon' | Brunel Tunnel
12 Oct | Marta Menezes: Homage to Vianna da Motta | St Martin-in-the-Fields
18 Oct | Dichos Diabolos: 'Noche de siglos' | St James's Spanish Place
26 Oct | Benet Casablancas: Talk & Concert | Royal Academy of Music
27 Oct | Duarte Lobo Requiem Workshop | St Cuthbert's Church
27 Oct | Lacock Scholars: Duarte Lobo Requiem | St Cuthbert's Church
30 Oct | Jorge Navarro & Helen Glaisher: 'TangOpera' | Crazy Coqs at Zédel
5 Nov | Anna Quiroga: The Hispanic Harp | St James's Piccadilly
7 Nov | Talent Unlimited Soloists: 'Debussy in Spain' | Senate House, University of London
15 Nov | Quiroga Quartet: Europa Project | St Peter's Eaton Square
22 Nov | Darío Barozzi: 'The Argentine Guitar' | The Cinema Museum
23 Nov | Darío Barozzi: 'The Argentine Guitar' | Instituto Cervantes (Manchester)
30 Nov | Yamilé Cruz Montero: 'Piano cubano' | Schott Recital Room
6 Dec | Bilingual Beats: Workshop for Toddlers | St Luke's Church
13 Dec | Instituto Cervantes Choir: Christmas Concert | Instituto Cervantes (Manchester)
 

TICKETS From free events up to £38

BOOKINGS echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION 07341 947082 | info@echoesfestival.co.ukechoesfestival.co.uk

    

 

Cervantes Choir Sing Spanish Christmas Carols

Thu 13 December 2018, 6.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
326-330, Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade
Manchester
M3 4FN
United Kingdom

Closing Echoes Festival 2018, the resident choir of the Instituto Cervantes Manchester welcome in the festive season in the most joyful way possible: with a beguiling programme of upbeat Spanish Christmas carols. Established in 2014, the Instituto Cervantes Choir is led by Spanish conductor and musicologist Paco Fernández. Open to amateur singers of all abilities and backgrounds, the choir's motto - 'if you can speak, you can sing' - aims to show that anyone can make music.​

Want to take part in the peformance? Email the Instituto Cervantes on cenman@cervantes.es to register

Paco Fernández conductor

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes Manchester as part of Echoes Festival 2018


TICKETS Admission free (Booking recommended but not essential)

BOOKINGS 0161 661 4206 | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION manchester.cervantes.es | ilams.org.uk

    

 

'Bilingual Beats': A Musical Spanish Class for Little Ones

Thu 6 December 2018, 4.00pm
St Luke's Church
Redcliffe Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW10 9HF
United Kingdom

At Bilingual Beats we speak music! ...And we sing languages! Bring your little one along to this special early childhood bilingual music event aimed at 0-5 year-olds - part of a unique programme run by the groundbreaking initiative, Bilingual Beats, which integrates the learning of music and Spanish in a fun, dynamic and creative way. In this session led by native teachers and musicians, Mónica Davis and Alvaro Pérez, your child will learn to move rhythmically, to sing, and to develop listening and improvisational skills, acquiring at the same time new Spanish vocabulary and grammatical structures. Bilingual Beats song collections include original songs, specifically composed to reach language and music objectives, as well as traditional songs from Spanish-speaking countries in a variety of styles.

Mónica Davis singer
Alvaro Pérez guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with Bilingual Beats 


TICKETS £13

BOOKINGS 07482 201616 | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION bilingualbeats.com | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

         

 
 

 

 

Clara Rodríguez & Friends: 'Histoires D'Amour'

Mon 3 December 2018, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Love, longing and friendship in an evening of classical music performed by pianist Clara Rodríguez and literary readings. Rodríguez brings her eloquent style to a moving programme that includes works by Debussy, Ravel, Hahn and Piazzolla. The music is interspersed by readings of Proust's letters to Hahn and poems by Verlaine and Bertrand. Corentin Chassard joins Clara Rodríguez for Debussy’s Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, dedicated to the lives lost during World War One. Marcel Proust said, ‘Everything I have ever done has always been thanks to Reynaldo’. In this concert, Rodríguez introduces music by the Venezuelan-born Reynaldo Hahn, with whom the French writer had an intense and lasting friendship. Caribbean bolero Historia de un amor by Carlos Almarán closes the concert.

Claude Debussy Etudes (Selection) | Suite bergamasque | Sonata in D minor for cello & piano
Reynaldo Hahn Premières Valses (Selection) | Sonata in C for violin & piano
Maurice Ravel 'Ondine' from Gaspard de la nuit | 'Toccata' from Le tombeau de Couperin
Astor Piazzolla Adiós Nonino
Carlos Almarán Historia de un amor
 
Clara Rodríguez piano
Freya Goldmark violin
Corentin Chassard cello
Leonardo Muller electric bass
Timothy Adès reader
William Roberts reader
 

TICKETS £18 - £20 | Concessions 25% off (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 020 3879 9555 | southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION pianoclararodriguez.blogspot.com

 

Yamilé Cruz Montero | 'Piano cubano' CD Launch Concert

Fri 30 November 2018, 7.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

'Cruz Montero plays everything with beauty and grace. A lovely disc—don’t miss it.' American Record Guide

The young, beguiling Cuban pianist, Yamilé Cruz Montero, makes her UK solo debut with the launch of her first album on the Grand Piano label, Piano cubano. The recital features a programme of composers from her homeland, including music by three centennial Cuban composers for 2018: José White, Harold Gramatges and Argeliers León.

Ernesto Lecuona Suite Andalucía
José White La bella cubana
Argeliers León Akorán: 'Canto de Bemba'
Harold Gramatges Estudio de contrastes
Carlos Fariñas Sones sencillos
Andrés Alén Variaciones sobre un tema de Silvio Rodríguez | Emiliano

Yamilé Cruz Montero piano

SNEAK PEEK! Piano cubano album teaser video clip

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with Schott Music, with the kind support of Wines from Spain


TICKETS

In Advance: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / Members of IC
£8 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
 
On the Door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / Members of IC
£12 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!​

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

              

 

Darío Barozzi | 'The Argentine Guitar'

Thu 22 November 2018, 7.30pm
The Cinema Museum
2, Dugard Way, Kennington,
London
SE11 4TH
United Kingdom

'Barozzi's guitar is an extension of his musical heart...' Diario Popular

Darío Barozzi is an artist who defies categorisation. His music exists happily at the intersection between the classical and the popular, moving seamlessly between art music, tango, folk and free improvisation. At the forefront of the newest generation of Argentine guitarists, Barozzi’s interpretations and original compositions combine fresh contemporaneity with a profound, native knowledge of Argentine musical traditions and a compelling brand of refined swing. Making his UK debut, Barozzi is joined by special guest, pre-eminent Cuban flautist, José Zalba-Smith with an eclectic programme exploring the many facets of the Argentine guitar, including a rare opportunity to hear an especially authentic rendition of Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du tango.

Darío Rodríguez Barozzi Entreverando (Aire de chacarera) | Gato i´ Nina (Gato) | El balón (Tango) | Idilio andino (Huayno) | 5 Estudios argentinos
Adolfo Abalos/Machingo Abalos Chacarera del Misky Mayo (Chacarera trunca) (arr. D. Barozzi)
Hnos. Abalos Nostalgias santiagueñas (Zamba) (arr. D. Barozzi) | La Juguetona (Chacarera simple) (arr. D. Barozzi)
Atahualpa Yupanqui Canción del abuelo No. 2 (Estilo)
Francisco de Caro Flores negras (Tango) (arr. D. Barozzi)
Raúl Kaplún Una emoción (Tango) (arr. D. Barozzi)
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango

Darío Barozzi guitar | José Zalba-Smith flute​

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip of Darío Barozzi performing with Vitillo Abalos

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with the Guitarrísimo Series and the Cinema Museum


TICKETS

In Advance: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / Members of IC
£8 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
 
On the Door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / Members of IC
£12 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

          

 

Quiroga Quartet | Europa Project

Thu 15 November 2018, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

'Exquisite.' The New York Times​

Named after Manuel Quiroga, one of the most outstanding instrumentalists of Spanish music history, the Quiroga Quartet have established themselves as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of their generation, winning international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for their distinctive personality as well as their bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire. 

The Quartet’s programme offers the chance to hear music by the 'Spanish Mozart', Juan Cristóstomo de Arriaga, Argentina’s most important 20th-century composer, Alberto Ginastera, and contemporary Spanish composer, Cristóbal Halffter who has, amongst many things, been awarded Spain’s highest award for composition.

​Quiroga Quartet string quartet

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor
Cristóbal Halffter String Quartet No. 9 ‘In memoriam Miguel de Cervantes’
Alberto Ginastera String Quartet No. 1 

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Eaton Square Concerts and the CNDM as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Europa Project, under the patronage of H.E. the Spanish Ambassador


TICKETS £18 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine!

BOOKINGS 020 7553 4039 | eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.ukcuartetoquiroga.com | cndm.mcu.es | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

            

    

 

Talent Unlimited Soloists | 'Debussy in Spain'

Wed 7 November 2018, 6.00pm
Chancellor's Hall, Senate House,
University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury,
London
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

Whilst Claude Debussy (1862-1918) never set foot on Spanish soil, Iberia provided the inspiration for some of his greatest works; indeed, he did more than perhaps any other foreign composer to construct a musical picture of Spain in the imagination of international audiences. Manuel de Falla claimed that the Frenchman’s evocations of Spain - which he described as being ‘en español’ rather than ‘à l’espagnole’ - were the most accurate ever composed up to then. To mark Debussy's centenary, join us for an evening of sumptuous French and Spanish classics performed by soloists from Talent Unlimited. The programme features a selection of Debussy's Spanish-themed chamber works alongside others by several of his Spanish contemporaries and collaborators such as Falla, Rodrigo, Nín, Mompou and Turina. Part of our new Young Performer's Platform, this collaboration with Talent Unlimited - a visionary UK charity supporting the nurturing of young professional talent in classical music - aims to showcase Luso/Hispanic young performers based in the UK, as well as introducing Iberican repertoire to the next generation of non-native musicians.

The event includes a pre-concert talk by Chris Collins (University of Bangor): Música hecha en español’: Falla on Debussy

Claude Debussy Estampes: ‘Soirée dans Grenade’ | Préludes: ‘La puerta del vino’ | Préludes: ‘La sérénade ininterrompue’ | Images: ‘Poissons d’or’ | Masques | Fêtes galantes: ‘Fantoches’ | Mandoline | Madrid | Séguidille | Chanson espagnol | Cello Sonata: ‘Finale’ | String Quartet in G Minor: ‘Assez vif’
Federico Mompou Música Callada, Book 1: VII ‘Lento’
Joaquín Turina Sanlúcar de Barrameda: ‘En la torre del castillo’
Joaquín Nin y Castellanos Veinte canciones populares españolas: ‘El cant dels ocells (Homenaje a Claude Debussy)’
Joaquín Rodrigo La grotte (Homenaje a Debussy)
Manuel de Falla Homenaje (Le tombeau de Claude Debussy)
 
Waimay Yau soprano | Olivia Lewis soprano | Louisa Barry mezzo-soprano | Dylan Perez piano | Julian Trevelyan piano | Margalida Moll Salord piano | Emre Gokalp guitar | Artha Quartet string quartet | Ariana Kashefi cello

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip of guitarist Emre Gokalp

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with, Talent Unlimited and the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI), Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand, with the kind support of Wines from Spain. Programme curated by Helen Glaisher-Hernández.​


TICKETS

In Advance: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / Members of IC / Friends of TU
£8 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
 
On the Door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / Members of IC / Friends of TU
£12 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!​

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

                     

 

Jorge Navarro & Helen Glaisher | 'TangOpera': A Seductive Blend of Tango & High Art

Tue 30 October 2018, 9.15pm
The Crazy Coqs at Zédel Live
20 Sherwood Street
London
W1F 7ED
United Kingdom

'So beautiful!' BBC RADIO 4 (Woman’s Hour)

Launching with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room as part of La Linea Festival, the TangOpera project offers a heady fusion of tango and high art. Exploring the rich and wonderfully complex lyric history of the Argentine tango, the programme traces its global trajectory from roots in bel canto opera, Italian canzonetta and the Cuban habanera through to the golden age of tango canción and Carlos Gardel, to the art songs of classical composers such as Guastavino, Bizet, Fauré, Falla, Henrique, Hahn and - of course - Astor Piazzolla. Conceived by British-Spanish pianist and Latin classical specialist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, this unique project features the exhilarating voice of pre-eminent Spanish tenor, Jorge Navarro Colorado. Join us at Zédel's Crazy Coqs for this special 'Echoes Late' event - the perfect nocturnal setting in which to enjoy a drink and surrender yourself to the seductive allure of the tango.

Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos
Francesco Paolo Tosti Non t'amo più
Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore: 'Una furtiva lagrima'
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Enrique Delfino Griseta
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Milonga de dos hermanos
Gabriel Fauré Trois mélodies: 'Après un rêve'
Reynaldo Hahn Venezia: 'La barcheta'
Waldemar Henrique Adeus
Georges Bizet Carmen Fantasy: 'Moderato (Habanera)'
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas: 'Nana'
 
Jorge Navarro Colorado tenor
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano
Caroline Heard violin

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as pat of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with Crazy Coqs at Zédel and 7 Star Arts


TICKETS £25 | £20 Concessions | £15 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS 020 7734 4888 | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION liveatzedel.com | 7stararts.com | jorgencolorado.com | helenglaisherhernandez.com

                

 

Lacock Scholars' CD Launch Concert | 'In Memoriam': Commemoration Motets of the Renaissance

Sat 27 October 2018, 7.00pm
St Cuthbert's Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

Come and hear the UK's premier amateur consort, The Lacock Scholars, sing a concert launching their second CD, 'In memoriam': Commemoration Motets of the Renaissance. Conducted by Greg Skidmore, one of the country's leading specialist performers of Renaissance polyphony, the group will present Duarte Lobo's Missa pro defunctis for six voices - a wonderful counterpart to the same composer's eight voice Requiem mass which forms the centrepiece of a day-long workshop lead by Patrick Craig immediately preceding the performance - alongside motets written on the death of various Renaissance polyphonists throughout the period. The concert will be in the characteristic Lacock Scholars style; seamless and without applause, allowing you to approach the music on your own terms, surrounded by the magnificent architecture of one of west London's hidden gem churches, St Cuthbert's Earl's Court. Their CD recording of the programme will be available for purchase after the concert, when you can chat with Greg and the rest of the singers about the music and the performance over a glass of wine.​

Duarte Lobo Missa pro defunctis a6
Johannes Ockeghem Mort, tu as navré de ton dart (in memoriam Gilles Binchois)
Josquin des Prez Nymphes des bois (La Déploration de Johannes Ockeghem)
Nicolas Gombert Musae Jovis (in memoriam Josquin des Prez)
Jacobus Vaet Continuo lacrimas (in memoriam Jacobus Clemens non Papa)
William Byrd Ye sacred muses (in memoriam Thomas Tallis)
Thomas Weelkes Death hath deprived me (A remembrance of my friend M. Thomas Morley)
 
Lacock Scholars voices
Greg Skidmore conductor

SNEAK PEEK! Listen to the Lacock Scholars' first album on Spotify HERE

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with Lacock Courses, with the kind support of Wines from Spain


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
£7 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
 
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC
£9 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

FREE ENTRY to participants in the Duarte Lobo workshop for singers (click HERE for more info)

​PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

BOOKINGS ​0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uksaintcuthbert.org | gregskidmore.co.uk | lacockscholars.org | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es | foodswinesfromspain.com

            

 

Duarte Lobo 'Requiem' Workshop for Singers with Patrick Craig

Sat 27 October 2018, 9.30am
St Cuthbert's Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

Did you know that choir practice is healthier than yoga?

If you are an amateur singer passionate about classical music with some prior experience of choral performance, treat yourself to an uplifting workshop on 27th October in the atmospheric surroundings of St Cuthbert's Church, and come and see what this feel-good choral craze is all about – it's the perfect opportunity to exercise and socialise! This one-day workshop will explore Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo’s eight-part Requiem. Published as the last work in his 1621 collection of Masses, this work epitomises the skill of this Portuguese Master who grew up in Evora and went on to direct the Cathedral Choirs both there and in Lisbon. He elegantly weaves the eight voices in a style which pays homage to Palestrina’s smooth control as well as reflecting the genius of Victoria and Guerrero. If you have enjoyed Victoria’s Requiem in the past then this will be a fascinating exploration of the same text.

You’ll be amazed how quickly you can learn a new piece with the help of our friendly conductor Patrick Craig - one of the UK's most sought-after Renaissance choral directors. A countertenor and graduate of Cambridge University and the RCM, and a former member of the Tallis Scholars, Patrick has conducted at the Lichfield Festival and BBC Proms, and now sings with the award-winning group, The Cardinall's Musick. He is also Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral, as well as conducting the UK's leading all-female choir, Aurora Nova. A frequent and especially popular collaborator with Lacock Courses, Patrick has also run workshops worldwide for the Early Music Academy, Beverley Early Music Festival and RunbySingers.

​Patrick Craig conductor

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with Lacock Courses

SNEAK PEEK! Archive clip (in Spanish) of our first choral workshop HERE


TICKETS £50 | £25 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

Please note that our booking page also offers the additional choice of either hiring (£2.50) or buying (£6.10) a copy of the printed score

PLUS Matriculation includes free entry to the Lacock Scholars concert at 7.00pm! More info HERE

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)

(Places allocated to participants on a first-come-first-served basis)

MORE INFORMATION saintcuthbert.org | lacock.org | auroranovachoir.com | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

       



 

Benet Casablancas & María Canyigueral | Talk & Concert

Fri 26 October 2018, 2.00pm
Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music,
Marylebone Road, Marylebone,
London
NW1 5HT
United Kingdom

As part of his visit to the Royal Academy of Music where he will be leading a workshop for composition students, Benet Casablancas - one of Spain's leading contemporary composers - will also offer a presentation of his latest CD collaboration with the London Sinfonietta under the baton of Félix Krieger for the SONY label - a project marking the orchestra's 50th anniversary. Casablancas will discuss the various contexts of the works presented, along with their technical and aesthetic aspects, to include: Dove of Peace (Homage to Picasso), Four Darks in Red (after Rothko), “... der graue Wald sich unter ihm schüttelte” (Nachtmusik, after Georg Büchner's Lenz), Chamber Concert No. 2 for Horn & Ensemble, Octet, Mokusei Gardens (Homage to Cees Nooteboom), and Dance, Song and Celebration (Homage to Xavier Montsalvatge)

Following on from her world premiere of Dos páginas para Granados by Benet Casablancas at Echoes Festival 2016, Catalan pianist, RAM graduate and international prize-winner, María Canyigueral, returns to her alma mater to round off the talk with a short performance of Casablancas' selected solo piano works, including a UK premiere. Maria collaborates frequently with Spanish composers, and in the UK she has premiered pieces by Antón García Abril, Victor Estapé and Josep Maria Guix, amongst others.​

Benet Casablancas Sí, a Montsalvatge! | Dos páginas para Granados Haiku for the London Sinfonietta (UK premiere) | Una página para Chopin

Benet Casablancas speaker
María Canyigueral piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION ram.ac.uk | mariacanyigueral.co.uk | musicsalesclassical.com | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

         

 

Dichos Diabolos | Noche de siglos: Music for the 400th Anniversary of Joan Cererols

Thu 18 October 2018, 7.30pm
St James’ Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place
22, George Street
London
W1U 3QY
United Kingdom

‘Listening to their performances feels like gazing at a pictorical work from the 16th century...’ ESMUC Digital

Winner of the International Competition of Historic Brass Instruments (Toulouse, 2016), Dichos Diabolos celebrate Catalan composer Joan Cererol’s 400th anniversary with a journey through Spanish Baroque musical patrimony. This typical 17th-century Hispanic ensemble, featuring cornett, violin, viola da gamba, bajones and organ, joins a solo singer to perform a selection of works by Spanish seicento composers.​

Joan Cererols (Martorell 1618 - Montserrat 1680) lived during one of the most turbulent times in the history of Catalonia and Europe. The year of his birth saw the beginning of the Thirty Years' War, and he was not even 20 when the Reaper’s War (Guerra dels Segadors) broke out. The use of the Spanish language became a customary instrument in literary and musical culture during this time. However, it was also one of the periods of greatest splendour in the history of catalan music. Cultural exchange with France, Genoa, Naples and Sicily, which was ever on the increase, and the influence of the great musicians of the Royal Chapel where key in developing a fascinating and subtle repertoire. The most rigorous Palestrinian counterpoint coexisted with great showcases of polychorality and the seconda prattica’s avant-garde style. 

This programme represents a journey through Joan Cererols’ life, showcasing a selection of his own music alongside pieces by other composers he knew. It includes strictly liturgical works as well as paraliturgical ones (villancicos): where we find perhaps the most experimental and innovative aspects of this repertoire.​ 

Joan Cererols Missa Martyrium: ‘Gloria’ | Son tus bellos ojos soles | Serafín, que con dulce harmonía
Joan Pau Pujol Amor, cuando yo pienso
Sebastián Durón Vaya pues rompiendo el ayre
Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde Canzoni fantasie et correnti, Venice 1638: ‘Vestiva i colli passeggiato’
Juan Hidalgo Quedito, pasito
Pablo Bruna Tiento 1º tono mano derecha
Mateo Romero Ay, que me muero de zelos
Gabriel Manalt Gaitilla de mano izquierda 8º tono
Carlos Patiño Maria, Mater Dei

​Dichos Diabolos

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as part of Echoes Festival with the kind support of St James's Roman Catholic Church and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) PICE Mobility Grants (Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture)


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
£7 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
 
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC
£9 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS ​0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION sjrcc.org.uk | accioncultural.es | dichosdiabolos.com | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es

         

 

Carla Ruaro: 'A Piano in the Amazon' CD-DVD Launch

Wed 3 October 2018, 7.00pm
Grand Entrance Hall, The Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
London
SE16 4LF
United Kingdom

Conceived by award-winning Brazilian pianist Carla Ruaro, 'A Piano in the Amazon' is a visionary artistic, pedagogical and social project which showcases the music of contemporary Amazonian composers both to local Amazonian communities and audiences worldwide. After hoisting a piano onto a boat and traversing the Brazilian Amazon to undertake ground-breaking eduactional work with riverside tribes, Carla Ruaro now brings this unique programme to the UK concert hall for the first time. Join her on a fascinating journey into the sound universe of the Amazon, with an inspiring musical programme interspersed with entertaining anecdotes from Carla's adventures around the jungle, in the unusual setting and exceptional acoustics of the Brunel Tunnel's Grand Entrance Hall.

Celebrating the release of the project CD & DVD, the event will also include a short screening from the accompanying film documentary, followed by complimentary Brazilian cocktails!

Carla Ruaro piano
Tatiana Cobbett artistic direction
 
Lúcia Uchôa Respingos
Vicente da Fonseca Valsa Santarena 107
Wilson Fonseca Bachianas amazônicas
Albery Albuquerque/Thiago Albuquerque A flauta e o curió
Thiago Albuquerque Oryzoborus
Luiz Pardal Suite Waldemar
Altino Pimenta Suite amazônica
Tatiana Cobbett (arr. Luiz Pardal) Jorge Olinto

SNEAK PEEK! Teaser trailer from the DVD documentary

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Brunel Museum as part of Echoes Festival 2018


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
£7 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
 
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC
£9 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS ​0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION brunel-museum.org.uk | carlaruaro.com

 

Sérgio & Odair Assad in Concert

Tue 25 September 2018, 7.30pm
Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music,
Marylebone Road, Marylebone,
London
NW1 5HT
United Kingdom

'Light-years ahead of any guitar duo past or present.' American Record Guide

'Listening to the Assad Brothers is a bit like hearing four hands playing one large guitar.' Los Angeles Times

After a 15-year absence from the London stage, the 25th September sees the much-awaited return of the superlative classical guitar duo, the Assad Brothers, with a recital at the Royal Academy of Music. Described by the Washington Post as quite simply 'the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history', Brazilian-born brothers and Latin Grammy winners Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Having also played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars, the duo is known for their uncanny ensemble-playing, which also extends to collaborations with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera and Gidon Kremer. The duo have curated a colourful, bespoke programme for Echoes Festival showcasing music from various corners of the Luso-Hispanic world, including several original works alongside others from their native Brazil. Expect lashings of virtuosity, Latin swing and classical cool... Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear classical guitar royalty performing up close in the intimate, sumptuous setting of the RAM’s Duke’s Hall. Advance booking highly recommended! 

Isaac Albéniz Cantos de España: ‘Cordoba’ | Iberia: ‘El Puerto’
Astor Piazzolla Bandoneón | Zita
Antonio Carlos Jobim Cronica da casa assassinada
Joaquín Rodrigo Tonadilla
Egberto Gismonti Palhaço | Baião malandro
Sérgio Assad Suite brasileira

Sérgio Assad & Odair Assad guitars

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Guitarrísimo series

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip


TICKETS 

In advance: £30, £20, £10 | 10% off Concessions | 25% off Members of ILAMS / IC
50% off Friends of Echoes Festival (Click HERE to join)
 
On the door: £38, £28, £18 | 10% off Concessions | 25% off Members of ILAMS / IC
50% off Friends of Echoes Festival (Click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS 

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION

ram.ac.uk | londres.cervantes.es | assadbrothers.com | ilams.org.uk

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Dalia Quartet: Proyecto Europa

Mon 17 September 2018, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'One of the most outstanding Spanish clarinetists of her generation, Laura Ruiz Ferreres joins forces with the exciting, young Cuarteto Dalia in a radical programme exploring Spanish 20th-century and contemporary repertoire for clarinet and string quartet.

Laura Ruiz Ferreres clarinet
Dalia Quartet string quartet
 
Josep Maria Guix Tres haikus para cuarteto de cuerdas
Roberto Gerhard String Quartet No. 2
Jesús Torres Clarinet Quintet

'SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly and the CNDM as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Proyecto Europa


TICKETS Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS No booking required (seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uksjp.org.uk | daliaquartet.com |lauraruizferreres.com | cndm.mcu.es | londres.cervantes.es | ilams.org.uk

                

    

 

Isabel Martínez: Spanish Guitar Works

Fri 13 July 2018, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

'A guitarist of considerable gifts whose unmistakingly Spanish sound and phraseology are complemented by a dynamic sense of voicing and a wonderfully-rich and evocative colour palette.' Music & Vision

Isabel Martínez is one of the most distinctive personalities of classical guitar's newest generation. A graduate of the Conservatoire of Alicante and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Isabel now enjoys a busy international career, taking her captivating stage presence and beguiling interpretations to audiences worldwide. She has worked with internationally-renowned musicians such as David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Hopkinson Smith, Fabio Zanon, Pavel Steidl, Ricardo Gallén and Joaquín Clerch, and has been supported by generous scholarships from Telefónica, the Anglo-Spanish Society, Banco Sabadell Foundation, Adele Kramer-Chappell, The Music Students' Hostel Trust and The City of London Corporation Foundation. In this event Isabel presents some of her favourite Spanish guitar works including her interpretation of Tarrega's 'Capricho árabe' that has made her the most popular classical guitarist on the internet with a sensational 1 million views on YouTube!

Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe 
Joaquín Turina Sonata Op. 61
Miguel Llobet Catalan Folk Songs (Selection)
Joaquín Rodrigo Invocación y danza
Regino Sáinz de la Maza Rondeña | Zapateado

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields with the kind support of the Spanish Embassy


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No ticket required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.org | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: A Celebration of Brazilian Music

Mon 9 July 2018, 7.45pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Revel in the sounds of Brazil with a performance by one of its finest guitarists and musicians, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, master of Brazilian repertoire. The internationally-recognised musician performs a programme of Brazil’s best music at this event. Barbosa-Lima’s prestigious artistic career includes dozens of albums and extensive touring in Brazil, the United States and across Europe. This concert aims to promote Brazilian music as a whole, and to share Brazilian music and its most popular composers with UK audiences.

Luiz Bonfá Manhã de Carnaval | Passeio no Rio
Ernesto Nazareth Carioca (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima) | Brejeiro | Odéon
Laurindo Almeida Batuque
Heitor Villa-Lobos 'Melodia sentimental' from Floresta do Amazonas (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima) | Prelude No. 2 in E (Melody capadocia) | Choro No. 1
João Pernambuco Sons de carrilhões (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima) | Interrogando (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima)
Francisco Mignone Selection from 12 Studies for Guitar
Radamés Gnattalli Alma brasileira
Alfredo da Rocha Vianna (Pixinguinha) Naquele Tempo (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima) | Cochichando (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima) | Um a zero
Isaias Sávio Batucada
Antônio Carlos Jobim Desafinado (arr. C. Barbosa-Lima) | One-note Samba
Ary Barroso Aquarela do Brasil

Carlos Barbosa-Lima guitar

Promoted by LACCS


TICKETS £18 | Concessions 25% off (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 020 3879 9555 | southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.laccs.com

 

Charlotte Kaslin & João Lima

Fri 6 July 2018, 1.00pm
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army)
275, Oxford Street
London
W1C 2DJ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas | La vida breve
Astor Piazzolla L'histoire du tango
Nikita Koshkin L'istesso tempo

João Lima guitar
Charlotte Kaslin cello

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Presented by the Royal Academy of Music


TICKETS Free admission

BOOKINGS (No ticket required)

MORE INFORMATION www.salvationarmy.org.uk/regent-hall


 

 

Fiestas Y Juegos: Spanish Music In The Times Of Lorca, Dalí & Buñuel

Sun 17 June 2018, 3.00pm
The Foundling Museum
40, Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Paula Rios introduces the exciting and humorous music of the bold, young Spanish composers from the beginning of the twentieth century. Spanish composers from the beginning of the twentieth century were fascinated by the innocence of childhood. The freedom and anarchy of children’s games, also present at the circus, the fun-fair or the carnival, were the inspiration behind this sensational music, full of humour and wit. Their music is essentially Spanish but shows a cosmopolitan attitude, looking directly towards Europe and avant-garde composers such as Stravinsky and Schönberg. Paula Ríos introduces some of their music in this free afternoon piano recital. Paula Ríos has developed a strong solo career and is currently focusing her efforts on the music of Frédéric Chopin. She studied at the CSM in Vigo and at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel. Her new CD Cantar con los dedos (Calanda Music) is dedicated to young Chopin and other virtuoso pianists in his circle.

Rodolfo Halffter Once bagatelas Op.19 (Selections)
Juan José Mantecón Circo (Selections)
Xavier Montsalvatge Sonatine pour Yvette
Frederic Mompou Scènes d’enfants
Salvador Bacarisse Carnaval parisien Op.111
Manuel Blancafort El parc d’atraccions (Selections)


TICKETS Free with Museum admission

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION foundlingmuseum.org.uk | 020 7841 3600

 

'Schubert of The Pampas': Romantic Piano Music from Two Continents

Fri 15 June 2018, 7.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Refreshments will be served during the interval.

Robert Schumann Fantasie in C major Op. 17
Carlos Guastavino Sonatina | Las niñas

Lilia Salsano piano


TICKETS £15 | £10 Concessions | £7.50 Members of ILAMS

BOOKINGS 020 7534 0710

MORE INFORMATION schottmusiclondon.com/events | www.liliasalsano.com.ar

 

Inspired by...Mompou

Sun 10 June 2018, 6.30pm
Conway Hall
25, Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Canyigueral’s sovereign in such flamboyance, taking collective breaths away. Stunned'. Dr Simon Jenner

During the period between 1918 and 1978 the great composer and pianist Frederic Mompou composed a set of fifteen pieces called Cançons i danses. The particularity of these works is the Catalan composer’s ability to weave masterpieces out of his own native folklore. Pianist Maria Canyigueral presents the world premiere of ‘Avant-guarding Mompou’, an exploration of Mompou’s Cançons i danses which combines the original pieces with new creations by contemporary composers Antón García Abril, Victor Estapé, Josep Maria Guix, Joan Magrané (Spain), Moritz Eggert (Germany), Konstantia Gourzi (Greece), Jirí Gemrot (Czec Republic), Nicolas Bacri (France) and Joseph Phibbs (UK).

Federico Mompou Cançons i danses
Victor Estapé Dotze cavallers
Joan Magrané Cançó i dansa per a piano
Nicolas Bacri Chanson et valse Op.145
Antón García Abril Reverberaciones
Moritz Eggert Hämmerklavier XXVI
Jiri Gemrot Souvenir pour piano
Josep Maria Guix Stella
Joseph Phibbs Nocturno after Mompou
Konstantia Gourzi Wind Dances Op. 72

Maria Canyigural piano

The concert is part of the Conway Hall Sunday Concerts series and the 'Inspired by…' series organised by EUNIC London (European Union of National Institutes of Culture), which presents new creations by composers from the EU inspired by great European composers. It is a coproduction together with Instituto Cervantes, Arts Council England, Institut Ramon Llull, Fundació Mompou and Lilly e Violetta


TICKETS £12, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7405 1818 | conwayhall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION mariacanyigueral.co.uk | londres.cervantes.es

 

GUITARRISIMO | 'Cifras Imaginarias': Music for Two Vihuelas

Fri 8 June 2018, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'A real delight.' Early Music Reviews +

'Cifras Imaginarias' is the first project to invent a songbook for two vihuelas that could have, hypothetically, been published around 1560 in Seville or Valladolid. A unique opportunity to hear the marvellous poliphonic music of the 16th century in the hands of two of today's internationally pre-eminent vihuela players, Ariel Abramovich and Jacob Heringman, who present works from their latest album on the Arcana label Cifras Imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas. The Bolívar Hall provides a beautiful acoustic in which to hear this wonderfully intimate programme full of contemplation and tranquility - the perfect way to kick off your weekend!

Josquin Desprez Inviolata, integra et casta es | Dulces exuviae | Pater Noster | Ave Maria
Francisco Fernández Palero Passeavase el rey moro
Claudin de Sermisy (arr. A. de Cabezón) Dont vient cela
Antonio de Cabezón Un gay bergier | Tiento sobre Malheur me bat
Philippe Verdelot Italia mia | Ultimi miei sospiri
Adrian Willaert Ricercar 7
Thomas Crequillon (arr. F. Fernández Palero) Mor me a prive
Giulio Segni da Modena Due ricercari
(Cancionero de Uppsala) Y con qué la lavaré
Francesco da Milano Fantasia No. 22
Juan Vasquez Dizen a mí que los amores he | De los álamos vengo, madre
Cipriano de Rore/anon Anchor che col partir, fantasía sobre el madrigal

Ariel Abramovich & Jacob Heringman vihuelas

SNEAK PEEK! Audio clips

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
 

          

 

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Responsorios de Tinieblas

Fri 11 May 2018, 7.30pm
St James' Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place
22, George Street
London
W1U 3QY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Tenebrae Responsories, known also as Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae, are one of the most original musical monuments of the Catholic Easter liturgy, by the most illustrious composer of the Spanish Golden Age: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). Musica Ficta, directed by Raúl Mallavibarrena, is one of the most outstanding professional ensembles in the interpretation of ancient Spanish music. Since its foundation in 1992, it has toured the main festivals in Spain and the world. It has recorded 21 CDs, with excellent reviews and awards in Spain, France and the USA. Raúl Mallavibarrena (Oviedo, 1970) began his music studies with his father Juan Bautista Mallavibarrena. Specialized in the repertoire of the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, he is the founder and director of Musica Ficta and the Enchiriadis label. He has conducted concerts at the most important festivals in Spain, and in many countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South America and the USA. His repertoire goes from the Middle Ages through the European Renaissance to oratorios by Monteverdi, Händel and Bach, zarzuelas, cantatas and baroque operas by Vivaldi.

Tomás Luis de Victoria Tenebrae Responsories

Música Ficta
Raúl Mallavibarrena director

This event is organised by the Instituto Cervantes with the support of Cambridge Early Music, ILAMS and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in the UK


TICKETS Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC | On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFO 020 7235 0353 | londres.cervantes.es

 

Bellani-Peroni Duo UK Debut

Fri 11 May 2018, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Winner of various international piano duo competitions in the USA, Italy, France and Bulgaria, Italian pianists Silvia Bellani and David Peroni make their London debut. The program includes important works for piano duet, including two works inspired by Spain.

Antonin Dvorak Legends Op. 59 (Selection)
Moritz Moszkowski Two Spanish Dances Op. 12
Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Nicolaj Kapustin 'Overture' from Sinfonietta Op. 49

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk  | www.bppianoduo.com

 

Iberian Colours CD Launch: Danzas, Canciones y Nanas

Sun 6 May 2018, 6.00pm
Cervantes Theatre
Arch 26, 229, Union Street
London
SE1 0LR
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘A gritty and imaginative tapestry of original recreations by Maria Camahort, played with polish and élan by this virtuosic quintet.’ Ray Picot, ILAMS

The Maria Camahort Quintet present 'Iberian Colours', a musical journey to discover the relationship between Spanish Classical repertoire and traditional music, sharing with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and rhythms of Spanish musical art. Three years after their debut album, the MCQ launch their second CD Nanas, Canciones y Danzas, which brings the original approach to traditional music from around the peninsula, as well as music with flamenco influences, works by renowned Spanish composers and other contemporary works.

Vicente Asencio 'Preludi' from Suite valenciana
Traditional / arr. María Camahort Morenika | El Maquis
Pere Quart / Lluís Llach / arr. María Camahort Corrandes d'exili
Rosalía de Castro / Juan Montés / arr. María Camahort Negra sombra
Miquel Martí i Pol / María Camahort Dos poemes
Roberto Gerhard Cantares
Manuel de Falla Canciones populares españolas
Ángel Retamero Nana y Danza del aire | Río Grande

María Camahort Quintet

SNEAK PEEK! Video ClipAudio Clips


TICKETS £15 | £12 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.cervantestheatre.com

MORE INFORMATION www.mariacamahort.com

 

Family Concert: Singing through Spain

Sat 28 April 2018, 11.00am
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Join the Aglaia Trio on a musical journey through Spain´s rich cultural, historical and natural landscape. In this interactive family concert, the trio performs some of Spain’s most beloved songs by celebrated composers such as Falla, Lorca and Giménez as well as cherished folk songs in a range of regional languages and styles. Known for their engaging performances, vivid storytelling, original compositions and creative collaborations, the Aglaia Trio joins forces with presenter Jessie Maryon Davies and invites you to sing, dance, create your own bird-song chorus and even have a go at some conducting.

Jessie Maryon Davies presenter
Aglaia Trio

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip


TICKETS £12 | £10 Children

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk | www.aglaiatrio.com

 

Mela Guitar Quartet

Fri 27 April 2018, 7.30pm
St Margaret Pattens Guild Church
Road Lane
London
EC3M 1HS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

It is our pleasure to invite you to a concert next Friday 27th April at St Margaret Pattens (EC3M 1HS) featuring the wonderful Mēla Guitar Quartet. This concert is organised by Pixaudio to support their documentary about Antonio Lauro and raise funds for our latest commission. Pixaudio is engaging Steve Goss to compose a work in the style of Lauro celebrating the composer's centenary. Antonio Lauro (Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela) is one of Latin America's most celebrated composers for guitar. He began his music formation as a violinist and a pianist, but he was inspired to study the guitar after a 1932 recital by Agustín Barrios Mangoré. His entire life was devoted to the guitar and music in general. As a genuine nationalist, Lauro succeeded in developing a unique musical language which proved to be representative of the cultural, geographical, and idiosyncratic variety of Venezuela and Latin America. Commissioning Steve Goss to compose a new work after Lauro is a unique opportunity to reinterpret Lauro's musical world and for his music to reach new audiences by the hand of an acclaimed British contemporary composer. The composition for guitar quartet will be written for the Mēla Guitar Quartet, and recorded later this year. Discover some of the most extraordinary music written for guitar as St Margaret Pattens church welcomes the Mela Guitar Quartet to present an eclectic evening of music.

J.S. Bach Fugue in G Minor BWV 578
Phillip Houghton Opals
Stephen Goss Carmen Fantasy on Themes by G. Bizet
Sergio Assad Uarekena
Stephen Dodgson Change-Ringers
Bryan Johannson Pluck, Strum and Hammer

Mela Guitar Quartet guitars

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Promoted by Pixaudio Productions


TICKETS ON THE DOOR £15, £10 Students | IN ADVANCE £12, £8 Students | 10% off ILAMS Members

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION 07783 628495 | londonpixaudio@gmail.com | www.melagq.com

 

Talent Unlimited Showcase Concert

Thu 26 April 2018, 7.00pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Please join us for a memorable evening of musical entertainment from a varied and up and coming artists we are proud to promote as Talent Unlimited, including the Spanish saxophonist Manu Brazo. Programme includes:

Manuel de Falla 'El paño moruno' from Siete canciones populares españolas
Pedro Iturralde La pequeña Czarda
George Gershwin 3 Preludes
 
Manu Brazo saxophone
Prajna Indrawati piano
 

TICKETS £20 | £5 Students

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION canan@talent-unlimited.org.uk | www.talent-unlimited.org.uk | manubrazo.com

 

Robin Green: The People United Will Never Be Defeated

Sat 21 April 2018, 9.30pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Robin Green takes on Rzewski’s mighty set of variations, a tribute to the struggles of the Socialists in Chile in the 1960s and 1970s and by extension, to the various Socialist movements of the 20th century. A rousing reminder and call to arms to end the day’s music.

Frederic Rzewski The People United Will Never be Defeated

Robin Green piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Part of this year's Occupy The Pianos - a contemporary music festival exploring themes of politics, protest and the journey within. This festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund managed by the London Community Foundation.


TICKETS £10 | £40 Festival Pass

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@sjss.org.uk | www.robingreenpiano.com

 

Golijov's Music for Clarinet and String Quartet

Fri 20 April 2018, 3.00pm
Room 52, British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

A performance of Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s epic distillation of Jewish musical culture, from Hebrew chant to klezmer, for clarinet and string quartet, played by David Orlowsky and the Quartetto di Cremona. Golijov’s music bridges the gap between East European Jewish klezmer music and the rhythmic world of South America. The music of this performance points to the universally relevant issue of exiled and pariah peoples – in the same room as the ancient Cyrus Cylinder, itself an early declaration of human rights. The Cyrus Cylinder is named after Cyrus the Great, who ended the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.

Osvaldo Golijov Isaac the Blind | Tenebrae | Yiddishbbuk

David Orlowsky clarinet
Quartetto di Cremona string quartet

The festival is organised by the British Museum and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and made possible by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS Just drop in; limited seating

MORE INFORMATION 020 7323 8181 | tickets@britishmuseum.orgwww.britishmuseum.org | www.davidorlowsky.com/en | www.quartettodicremona.com

 

Ernest So

Fri 20 April 2018, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Ernest So performs regularly in Europe, the US, Asia, and the Middle East, championing repertoire by late-Romantic and Modern composers from Russia, France, Spain, and Latin America. Ernest So has recorded six albums to date, strongly favouring rare piano works and world premieres, such as music by Mexican composer Mario Ruiz Armengol. He grew up in New York and now lives between Barcelona and Hong Kong.

Joaquín Turina Sevilla Op. 2 'Sous les orangers’
Oscar Lorenzo Fernández Suite brasileira No. 2
Manuel M. Ponce Balada mexicana
Mario Ruíz Armengol Danzas cubanas
Astor Piazzolla Adiós Nonino

Ernest So piano

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip | Audio Clips

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS Admission free; retiring voluntary donations

BOOKINGS Just drop in; limited seating

MORE INFORMATION www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org | www.ernestso.com

 

Stile Antico Perform Victoria

Thu 19 April 2018, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Arguably the finest work of the Spanish Renaissance, Tomas Luis da Victoria’s intense settings of the Tenebrae Responsories follow the story of Christ’s passion, from his betrayal to his burial, displaying a composer at the height of his powers. Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for their vibrant and expressive performances of music from the Renaissance. Join us to celebrate the release of Stile Antico's recording of these emotionally-charged motets.

Tomas Luis da Victoria Tenebrae Responsories | O Domine Jesu Christe
Francisco Guerrero Maria Magdalene

Stile Antico

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Eaton Square Concerts is co-produced by Friends of Music at St Peter's Eaton Square Limited and Ikon Arts Management Ltd


TICKETS £18 | £12 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7553 4039 | www.eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk/stile-antico

MORE INFORMATION info@eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk | www.stileantico.co.uk

 

Baroque and Flamenco Music from Spain and the Colonial Americas

Thu 19 April 2018, 7.30pm
Room 1, British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Accademia del Piacere under Fahmi Alquai and flamenco singer Arcángel present Baroque music of the Spanish colonial era in dialogue with the thrilling traditions of flamenco. Their programme of ‘Mestizo music’ celebrates the meetings of European, Amerindian and African musical ideas and traditions, giving birth to a brand new music style.

Accademia del Piacere
Fahmi Alqhai viola da gamba and director
Arcángel flamenco chant

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

The festival is organised by the British Museum and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and made possible by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.


TICKETS £12 | £8 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7323 8181 | www.britishmuseumshoponline.org

MORE INFORMATION tickets@britishmuseum.org | www.accademiadelpiacere.es

 

Paco Peña & Auxiliadora Toledano

Mon 16 April 2018, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Paco Peña is regarded as one of the world’s foremost traditional flamenco players. He returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall for an evening of mellifluous rhythms, featuring special guest soprano Auxiliadora Toledano. The performance for this event is divided in two halves. The first part of the performance is a solo recital that partially reflects Peña’s initial concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the 1970s, where his then-newly formed flamenco company presented its first-ever show. In the second half of the evening, guitarists Rafael Montilla and José Luis Fernández join Peña on stage to play flamenco arrangements for three guitars, with the aim of adding a further dimension to the potential of the Spanish, or flamenco, guitar. Finally, Spanish soprano Auxiliadora Toledano, who has shared the stage with artists such as Plácido Domingo and conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner and Emmanuel Villaume, joins to perform classical works by Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca. 

Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
 
Paco Peña guitar
Auxiliadora Toledano soprano
Rafael Montilla guitar
José Luis Fernández guitar
 

TICKETS £35, £25 | 25% off Concessions

BOOKINGS www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION 020 3879 9555 | customer@southbankcentre.co.uk | www.pacopena.com

 

Mambo with the NYO

Sun 8 April 2018, 12.15pm
Clore Ballroom
Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Develop your orchestral playing skills alongside NYO Musicians in this fun workshop exploring Bernstein’s ‘Mambo’ from West Side Story. Suitable for ages 13 – 19 playing at grades 4 – 8+. Please bring your own instrument. Approximate run time: 75 mins.

Part of Bernstein's MASS Weekend


TICKETS Free

BOOKINGS Pre-registration essential: 020 3879 9555 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION onegiantorchestra@southbankcentre.co.uk

 

Transforming Spanish Sexuality: The Chaconne

Sun 8 April 2018, 3.00pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

O/Modernt recognises that magical transformations can occur when familiar things are approached from fresh angles. This enchanting programme traces the roots of well-known chaconnes by Purcell and Bach to their likely origins in the sultry, seductive sounds of the Spanish chaconne.

O/Modernt Soloists
Priya Mitchell violin
Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano
Karl Nyhlin theorbo
Christoph Sommer theorbo
Cecilia Knudtsen viola da gamba
Nora Thiele percussion
Hugo Ticciati violin/director

Henry Purcell Chaconne for Strings in G minor Z 730 | 'Chaconne' from The Fairy Queen Z 629 | 'Chaconne in F' from King Arthur Z 628
Johann Sebastian Bach 'Chaconne' from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004
 

TICKETS £15 | £13 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk 

MORE INFORMATION www.hugoticciati.com

 

GUITARRISIMO | Anabel Montesinos & Marco Tamayo

Fri 6 April 2018, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'One of the best interpretations of my work that I have ever heard.' Leo Brouwer

The classical guitar Tamayo-Montesinos duo was born out of both music...and love. Each recognised individually as major soloists, this Spanish-Cuban husband-and-wife duo have also established themselves as one of the world's greatest guitar partnerships. In this recital they offer a programme of solo and duo original works and transcriptions by some of the instrument's greatest household names - works full of virtuosity, fun and 'bel canto'.

J.S. Bach / Arr. Marco Tamayo Prelude and Fugue BWV 848
Giacomo Rossini / Arr. Mauro Giuliani 'Overture' from The Barber of Seville
W.A. Mozart / Arr. Fernando Sor Theme and Variations Op. 9, on a theme from The Magic Flute
Joaquín Rodrigo Un tiempo fue itálica famosa | Tonadilla
Enrique Granados / Arr. Montesinos-Tamayo 'Intermezzo' from Goyescas
Luigi Boccherini / Arr. Marco Tamayo Introduction et fandango
 
Anabel Montesinos guitar
Marco Tamayo guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip | Audio clips

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
 

        



 

NOVA Guitar Duo Fundraising Concert

Sun 25 March 2018, 6.00pm
London Guitar Studio
62, Duke Street
London
W1K 6JT
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Hailed as 'a guitar ensemble of the finest order' by the German newspaper Neue Westfälische, the NOVA Guitar Duo was formed when both of its members were studying at the RCM. Driven by the extended possibilities allowed by the unusual combination of the 6 and the 8-string guitar, also known as the 'Brahms-guitar', the duo explores the extensive original guitar duo repertoire as well as their refreshing own arrangements of music originally written for other instruments and ensembles. A member of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live-Music-Now scheme, the NOVA Guitar Duo has performed in some of the finest UK venues and festivals, such as the London Guitar Festival in Kings Place, Wigmore Hall, Buxton Festival, St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall.

NOVA Guitar Duo will play the programme from their upcoming CD, which will be recorded in April, with music by Villa-Lobos, Falla and Mompou. All ticket proceeds will go towards funding the recording. To support NOVA Duo's CD fundraising campaign click here: www.gofundme.com/novaguitarduocd

SNEAK PEEK!: Video clip


TICKETS £10

BOOKINGS 020 7493 1157

MORE INFORMATION novaguitarduo.com | londonguitarstudio.com

 

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir: Armada!

Sat 24 March 2018, 7.30pm
Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great
Cloth Fair
London
EC1A 9DS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

At the heart of events that led to the Spanish Armada threatening the coast of England in 1588 were Philip II, the 60-year-old monarch of Spain, who saw himself as the defender of Catholicism in Europe, and Elizabeth I, Queen of Protestant and powerful England. But though divided by politics and war, the two nations of these powerful monarchs were united in enjoying a cultural golden age, nowhere more so than in the field of liturgical choral music. In a programme which will inspire a new recording to be released later this year, Collegium Musicum of London presents a vivid selection of works by English and Spanish composers active in these tempestuous times, celebrating some of the finest music of the Renaissance era, in the splendid setting of London’s oldest church – St Bartholomew The Great in Smithfield. Described by music writer Roger Scruton as having provided a 'benchmark' for Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, after the choir’s outstanding performance of the work last June, Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir – under the expert direction of Greg Morris – is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the capital’s leading chamber choirs.

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris
conductor

Francisco Guerrero Duo Seraphim
William Byrd Justorum Animae | O magnum mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria Missa pro defunctis | Missa O quam gloriosum
Robert Parsons Ave Maria
Thomas Tallis Sancte Deus, sancte fortis


TICKETS £15, £13 | Honourary Members & Under-16s go free

BOOKINGS 07812 599340 | coll-mus-lon.org.uk/future-concerts/

MORE INFORMATION www.greatstbarts.com

 

Timothy Dickinson & Anyssa Neumann

Tue 13 March 2018, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

A Spanish-flavoured song recital featuring Manuel de Falla's best-known vocal work, the Siete canciones populares españolas alongside various pieces inspired by the Spanish literary character, Don Quixote.

Timothy Dickinson baritone
Anyssa Neumann piano

Maurice Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Jacques Ibert Chansons de Don Quichotte


TICKETS Admission free; voluntary exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION timothydickinson.tumblr.com | anyssaneumann.com | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

 

I Heard a Voice from Heaven: Portuguese Penitential Music

Sat 10 March 2018, 7.30pm
St George's Church, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SR
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Join us for an evening of rich Lenten music from early 17th-century Portugal, all in the ideal acoustics of St George’s, Bloomsbury. The serene sonorities of Duarte Lobo’s consoling Requiem setting will be set in relief by the intensity and drama of motets by Magalhaes, Cardoso and de Cristo. The main event, however, is a rare chance to hear Rebelo’s magisterial setting of the Lamentations - a tour de force of expressive, chromatic double-choir writing.

The Renaissance Singers
David Allinson director

Duarte Lôbo Missa pro defunctis | Audivi vocem de caelo
João Lourenço Rebelo Lamentations a 8 for Maundy Thursday
Filipe de Magalhaes Commisa mea pavesco
Pedro de Cristo Lachrimans sitivit anima mea | De profundis | Hei mihi Domine | Inter vestibulum
Aires Fernandez Circumdederunt me dolores mortis


TICKETS In advance: £12, 10 | On the door: £14, £12

BOOKINGS www.renaissancesingers.com/concerts

MORE INFORMATION renaissancesingerslondon@gmail.com | davidallinson.com | www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk

 

Jeff Rodrigues

Fri 9 March 2018, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘An incredible programme that few could have pulled off. Jeff gave a dazzling performance throughout. Amazing stamina!’ Greenwood Guitar Society

Jeff Rodrigues is a London-based musician / music educator active in the Jazz and Classical fields. Possessing a repertoire spanning five centuries, he performs on both classical and flamenco guitars, as well as vihuela de mano, and has released three commercial recordings. As a jazz guitarist, he appears in numerous settings - from solo performances and accompanying vocalists, to various instrumental duo / trio and larger groups. Jeff is regularly invited to play at venues and festivals throughout the UK, and maintains an active teaching schedule. Jeff studied guitar in his native Toronto, and holds a BMus and FRSM in Guitar Performance.

Jeff Rodrigues guitar

Federico Moreno Torroba Madroños
Johann Sebastian Bach Suite BWV 996
Thelonious Monk Medley ‘Monk’s Mood – Ask Me Now’ (arr. J. Rodrigues)
Maurice Ohana Tiento
Manuel María Ponce Sonatina meridional

Sneak Peek! Video clip


TICKETS Admission free; exit donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION sjp.org.uk | jeffrodriguesguitar.co.uk

 

guitarrísimo: 'Entre Primas' with Antonia Jiménez + Alicia Morales & Nasrine Rahmani

Fri 23 February 2018, 8.00pm
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN
United Kingdom

Three female flamenco musicians take us on an intimate and expansive journey exploring the depths of flamenco with their original and contemporary musical compositions. 'Entre Primas' is the result of Antonia Jiménez’s long career as a composer and accompanist of flamenco’s elite dancers, utilising the voice of Alicia Morales, the jewel of that inexhaustible quarry that is her native Granada while Nasrine Rahmani forges the essential link between the two. Taranta, romances, marianas and granaina immerse us in a comfortable world, open for the enjoyment of unexpected melodic detours, nuances of dynamics and dissonances, where the richness and formal behaviour of the compositions ensue their expressiveness and intelligibility.

Antonia Jiménez guitar
Alicia Morales voice
Nasrine Rahmani percussion
 
Antonia Jiménez Intro | Taranta | Guajira | Tanguillo (Candié) | Seguiriya Cabal (El cañuelo) | Soleá (Amares) | Granaina (Bosque de
la Alhambra) | Petenera (Materna) | Mariana (La Colorá) | Tangos (Gema de Oriente) | Alegrías (Agua viva) | Romance (Dos hermanas)

Sneak peek! Video clip

Part of the London Flamenco Festival and guitarrísimo organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS £20 | Transaction fee applies: £3 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office | Groups 8+ 20% off stalls seats for most performances | Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event

BOOKINGS 020 7863 8000 | www.sadlerswells.com

MORE INFORMATION www.sadlerswells.com

     

 

Joglaresa: the Enchantress of Seville

Tue 20 February 2018, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church
Old Square
Warwick
CV32 4RA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Joglaresa explores the roots of flamenco, Arabic ballads, Judeo-Spanish romanzas and ancient Christian chant. With medieval and traditional instruments from Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, Joglaresa perform a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of music connecting the Occident to the Orient, and the eleventh century with our times.

Joglaresa

Sneak Peek! Video Clip

Part of the BAXI Early Music Season at St Mary’s Warwick promoted by Leamington Music and supported by The Leamington Spa Arts Society Royal


TICKETS £13, £15, £18, £21

BOOKINGS 01926 334418 | purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase

MORE INFORMATION www.leamingtonmusic.org | www.joglaresa.com

 

Tanguissimo

Tue 20 February 2018, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Tanguissimo was established in January 2003 with the aim of popularising Astor Piazzolla’s tango music at a time when it was not widely known. Yi Yao (accordion) and the founder, Anete Graudina (violin) are joined by Evgeny Samoyloff (piano) and Enrique Galassi (double bass).  Tangissimo has performed at London’s Bolivar Hall, Spitalfields Studio Workshop Theatre, Burgh House, Fellowship House Hampstead Garden Suburb, the Latvian Embassy, Edinburgh Festival, and earlier this year in Moscow. Future performances are planned for next year in Riga, Latvia, as part of the annual Dance Festival and the celebration of Latvia’s centenary of independence. Tangissimo recorded their debut CD in 2013.

Tangissimo

Astor Piazzolla Estaciones porteñas | Resurrección del Angel | Fugata | Libertango | Tangata
David Matthews Tango de boda
Emils Darzins Melancholic Waltz (arr. A. Tumsevica)

Part of St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Institute Series


TICKETS Admission free; voluntary exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Simone Leitão

Fri 16 February 2018, 7.00pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Leitão was a capable, note-perfect soloist.' Miami Herald

Brazilian pianist Simone Leitão enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician and recitalist in Brazil, Europe and the USA. She is one of today's most sought-after Brazilian pianists. Her performances are known for their intense vitality, fire, ample technique and strong rhythmic drive.  Leitão holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Musicology from the University of Miami Frost School of Music; a Master's of Music in Piano Performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and a Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of Rio. Simone maintains a busy schedule with over 40 performances a year, playing in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, São Paulo Symphony Hall, Cecília Meireles Hall and Knight Concert Hall. She has collaborated with conductors such as Eduardo Marturet, Allastair Willis, Apo Hsu, Ricardo Castro, Daniel Guedes, Luiz Fernando Malheiro, and Guilherme Bernstein.

Simone Leitão

J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in C Major
J. A. Almeida Prado Cartas celestes 1
Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D Minor
A. Mehmari Grande Baião de Concerto (written for Simone Leitão)


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS RSVP essential: culturalbrazil.rsvp@gmail.com

MORE INFORMATION www.culturalbrazil.org

 

Gustavo Romero UK Tour

23 January 2018 - 25 January 2018, Various London Venues
United Kingdom

(Not ILAMS events, but ones we highly recommend!)

Concert pianist Gustavo Romero is internationally renowned for his exceptional technical brilliance and interpretive depth and has gained an acclaimed reputation for his commitment to in-depth exploration of a wide variety of composers. In the past year he has been focusing on Spanish composers and he has performed these composers all around the world. Romero is from San Diego, California and his family origins are Mexican. There are three opportunities to hear him play in London this January, with programmes including the Hispanic repertoire below.

23 Jan | St Bride's Church, London
24 Jan | Steinway Hall, London
25 Jan | St James' Church, Paddington
 
Gustavo Romero piano
 
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G minor | Sonata in D minor
Emma Lou Diemer Tango fantastique
Isaac Albéniz El puerto | Seguidillas
Enrique Granados Allegro de concierto
Frederico Longas Aragón
 

TICKETS Admission free to all events

BOOKINGS claire.seaton@stbrides.com WGreinus@steinway.co.ukadmin@stjamespaddington.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION gustavoromero.com

 

Granados's 'Goyescas'

Fri 19 January 2018, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Two terrific and colourful Spanish scores, a ballet and an opera, make perfect partners in a programme of guaranteed verve and authenticity. Two works that radiate a very special Spanish sound: Manuel de Falla’s ballet El amor brujo (‘Love , the magician’), heard in its longer, original 1915 version sits alongside Enrique Granados’s opera that draws on his magical piano suite inspired by the paintings of Goya of the same name. Spanish singers, including a Flamenco star in the Falla, and the Spanish conductor – and BBC SO favourite – Josep Pons guarantee authenticity in an evening of fabulous melodies and thrilling rhythms from a country more often portrayed in music by foreigners.

Josep Pons conductor | María Toledo flamenco singer | Nancy Fabiola Herrera Rosario | Gustavo Peña Fernando | Lidia Vinyes Curtis Pepa | José Antonio López Paquiro | BBC Singers

Manuel de Falla El amor brujo (original 1915 version)
Enrique Granados
Goyescas


TICKETS £36, £30, £22, £16, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7638 8891 | tickets@barbican.org.uktickets.barbican.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.barbican.org.uk

 

20th-Century Music for 2 Pianos

Sat 13 January 2018, 7.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

A London encounter of two Argentine pianists with remarkable careers who have been playing together since a young age. In this event they demonstrate their musical affinities with a two-piano concert dedicated to the 20th century.

Leandro Avalle piano | Carlos Britez piano

Dimitris Shostakovich Concertino Op. 94
Maurice Ravel Ma mère l'oye | Blues
Witold Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Carlos Guastavino Se equivocó la paloma
Astor Piazzolla Milonga del ángel
Alberto Ginastera Suite estancia Op. 8a (arr. Britez)

Sneak Peek! Video clip

Image: Mélissa Macalli


TICKETS £10 | £8 Concessions | £6 ILAMS members

BOOKINGS 020 7534 0710 | leandroava@hotmail.com

MORE INFORMATION schottmusiclondon.com

 

D&B Duo UK Debut

Fri 12 January 2018, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

‘Brilliant piano mastery by an exciting young duo.’ Shenzhen Daily

Winner of various international awards, including the Monte-Carlo International Piano Four-Hands Competition, D&B Piano Duo makes its London debut, performing selection of Spanish and Latin-flavoured compositions by Chabrier, Ravel, Albéniz, Falla and Piazzolla in a dazzling showcase for two players on one piano.

D&B Duo piano 4 hands

Emmanuel Chabrier España
Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Bruno Vlahek Variations on a Croatian Folk Theme, Op. 38
Isaac Albéniz Pavana-Capricho, Op. 12
Manuel de Falla 'Spanish Dance' from La vida breve
Astor Piazzolla Libertango

Sneak Peek! Video Clip


TICKETS Admission free, with voluntary exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION db-duo.webs.com | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Paula Ríos: Journey Through Spain

Fri 24 November 2017, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

The Spanish pianist Paula Ríos brings us a gorgeous programme full of technical fireworks, with flavours of Andalusia and the European avant-garde. Specialised in Spanish and Romantic repertoire, Paula Ríos has described by the press as a refined, bold and inventive performer.

Paula Ríos piano

Isaac Albéniz Iberia (Selection)
Ernesto Halffter Sonatina (Selection)
Gustavo Pittaluga La romería de los cornudos (Selection)
Manuel de Falla Fantasía Baetica

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip | Audio clip


TICKETS Admission free (voluntary exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION paularios.net

 

'Back Home': Brazilian Music for Guitar Performed by Fabricio Mattos

Fri 17 November 2017, 7.00pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

For a long time the guitar has been the instrument of choice for many Brazilians to express the different colours, tastes, feelings, and backgrounds of their multifaceted culture. Not surprisingly Brazil is home to some of the best guitar music ever written and to generations of virtuosos of the instrument who helped to boost its potential towards new technical and expressive possibilities. With this commemorative programme Fabricio Mattos celebrates ten years of touring the world by paying homage to his home country. Mattos presents a programme exclusively composed of Brazilian music, offering a glimpse of the textures and intricacies of his country’s musical culture and history. In the first half Mattos performs a small part of the extremely prolific production for classical guitar in Brazil, with works written by three of the country’s most representative composers from different generations: Dilermando Reis, Edino Krieger, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Fabricio Mattos guitar

Dilermando Reis Se ela perguntar (Waltz)
Edino Krieger Ritmata
Heitor Villa-Lobos Suite populaire brésilienne
Salomão Habib Amassando o açaí (Carimbó, Amazon)
Dilermando Reis Xodó da baiana (Batuque, Northeast)
Anibal Augusto Sardinha Lamentos do morro (Samba, Southeast)
Marco Pereira Pixaim (Frevo, Northeast)
Cláudio Menandro Estudo 15 (Xote, Northeast)
Abel Fleury Milongueo de ayer (Milonga, South)
Domingos Semenzato Divagando (Choro, Southeast - São Paulo)
Ernesto Marangoni Noturno (Choro, Southeast - São Paulo)
Zequinha de Abreu Tico-tico no fubá (Choro, Southeast - Rio de Janeiro)
Ernesto Nazareth Brejeiro (Tango Brasileiro, Southeast)
 

TICKETS Admission free but booking essential

BOOKINGS culturalbrazil.rsvp@gmail.com

MORE INFORMATION www.culturalbrazil.org

 

The South American 'Mozart': Life and Work of Pedro Ximénez Abrill

Wed 15 November 2017, 7.30pm
Senate House, University of London (Room 349)
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Karin Cuéllar Rendón presents a talk on Pedro Ximénez Abrill Tirado - a Peruvian-Bolivian composer of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Pedro Ximénez Abrill Tirado stands as one of the biggest exponents of the Classical and early Romantic styles in South America, for which he has been compared with W. A. Mozart. Ximenez' music, however, incorporates folkloric elements from Peruvian and Bolivian traditional music into a predominantly European musical aesthetic. His work has therefore become an important source for the study of the music scene in South America in the time of the early Republics. Karin Cuéllar Rendón is a Bolivian violinist specialising in Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. She is currently a beneficiary of both the San Marino and the Vincent Mayer scholarships and is pursuing an Advanced Diploma under the guidance of Maggie Faultless.

SNEAK PEEK!: video clip

Organised by the Anglo-Bolivian Society in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas


TICKETS £6 Non-members of the ABS | £5 Members of the ABS | £3 Students (with valid ID)

BOOKINGS anglobolivian@gmail.com

MORE INFORMATION angloboliviansociety.org

 

Roland Perrin: Rio Amazonas

Sun 12 November 2017, 3.00pm
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Full of contrasts - musically terrific.' The Guardian

Jazz harmonies, Brazilian grooves and Baroque counterpoint combine in the London premiere of a new choral symphony by composer and pianist Roland Perrin. Inspired by the Amazon River and region – its topography, its multitude of flora and fauna, the mystery of its remote tribes and the experiences of the different people arriving from afar – Rio Amazonas is also an inner reflection on our primal selves; symphonic architecture realised by jazz trio, massed choirs and string orchestra.

Roland Perrin Trio
Blue Planet Orchestra
David Temple Conductor
Hertfordshire Chorus
Bishop’s Hatfield Girls School Choir
Rhodes Avenue Primary School Choir
Coldfall Primary School Choir

SNEAK PEEK! Video Trailer

Part of the EFG Jazz Festival


TICKETS £20, £10

BOOKINGS www.barbican.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Come & Sing the Victoria Requiem!

Sat 11 November 2017, 9.30am
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

Did you know that choir practice is healthier than yoga?

If you are an amateur singer passionate about classical music with some prior experience of choral performance, treat yourself to an uplifting one-day workshop on 11th November. On this day of national Remembrance we will be working on a performance of Victoria’s monumental Requiem to be held in the beautiful acoustic of the Wallace Collection’s sumptuous Great Gallery. Come and see what this feel-good craze is all about – it's the perfect opportunity to exercise and socialise! 

Known as ‘The Spanish Palestrina’, Tomás Luis Victoria (1548-1611) is considered one of the most important composers of the late Renaissance. One of the crowning glories of the Spanish Renaissance tradition, the astonishing 1605 Requiem was written for the funeral of Maria of Austria, the daughter of Emperor Charles V, but was also Victoria's own final work. Austere yet radiant, the 6-part polyphony reaches an almost mystical intensity of expression which represents the summation of Victoria's art.

You’ll be amazed how quickly you can learn a new piece with the help of our friendly conductor Aidan Oliver - one of the UK's most sought-after choral directors, he is director of the Philharmonia Orchestra's professional chorus, Philharmonia Voices, and his engagements as guest chorus master include the BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, English National Opera, and Huddersfield Choral Society.

Want to look at the score in advance? It's available to download (free) from this link: http://www3.cpdl.org/wiki/images/b/b4/Vic-reqa6.pdf
The workshop and performance will focus on movements II - VIII only (pages 5-30 inclusive).
Copies of the score will be provided on the day to all participants for no extra fee.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the final concert performance at 4.00pm

Aidan Oliver conductor

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip (in Spanish) featuring our last Come & Sing event | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip of Victoria's Requiem performed by the Armonico Consort

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 organised by ILAMS and the Cervantes Institute in collaboration with The Wallace Collection and Lacock Courses


TICKETS

£40 | £35 Concessions | £30 Members of the Wallace Collection / Instituto Cervantes / ILAMS

(Admission to the concert is free and open to the general public)

Special offer: Why not make a weekend of it? Get £5 off tickets to our concert ‘Music in the Time of El Greco’ featuring La Grande Chapelle at the Wallace Collection on 10th Nov when registering to Come & Sing! Please get in touch with us on info@ilams.org.uk / 07762 731010 once you have booked your workshop ticket and we will provide instructions for claiming your discount.

BOOKINGS

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)

brownpapertickets.com

Places allocated to participants on a first-come-first-served basis
(No booking required to attend the concert as an audience member)

MORE INFORMATION

07762 731010

info@ilams.org.uk

echoesfestival.co.uk | ilams.org.uk | londres.cervantes.es | wallacecollection.org | lacock.org | aidanoliver.co.uk

       

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | La Grande Chapelle: Music in the Time of El Greco

Fri 10 November 2017, 7.30pm
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

‘A transcendental Hispanic ensemble.’ Le Monde de la Musique

El Greco (1541-1614) had an exact musical contemporary and equal in the Spanish composer Alonso Lobo (1555-1617). Both figures were the product of the cultural flowering of Spain’s siglo de oro, driven predominantly from the ‘Imperial City’ of Toledo where the artists worked at the turn of the 17th century, and it is likely that El Greco heard Lobo’s music at Toledo Cathedral where the composer was maestro de capilla. Parallels have been drawn between their respective aesthetic affinities, with Lobo expressing in sound the equivalent austere, transcendental silence of El Greco’s sacred artworks.

Although revered in his own time, Lobo did not arrive in the 20th century with the same momentum as contemporaries such as Victoria, but the new millennium has witnessed his revival, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the illustrious Spanish ensemble La Grande Chapelle whose world-premiere recordings for the Lauda label have firmly re-established Lobo as one of the great polyphony composers of the European Renaissance. In tandem with the Wallace Collection's new exhibition From El Greco to Goya, La Grande Chapelle will perform the monumental Beata Dei genitrix mass from Lobo’s Liber primus missarum (1602), inspired by the eponymous motet by Guerrero. A rare opportunity to hear Lobo’s heavenly music performed by one of its leading international exponents amidst the sumptuous surroundings of The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, with an opening address by Director of The Wallace Collection, Xavier Bray.

La Grande Chapelle
Albert Recasens director

Francisco Guerrero Motete ‘Beata Dei genitrix, a 6’
Alonso Lobo Missa ‘Beata Dei genitrix, a 6’ | Selected Motets | De lamentatione Ieremiae Prophetae, a 6

PLUS Join us for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine before the performance!

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to listen an audio clip

Image: Detail from La anunciación (1597-1600) by El Greco (1541-1614)

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 organised in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute with the kind support of The Wallace Collection, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) PICE Mobility Grants, the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) and Wines from Spain


TICKETS 

£30 | £25 Concessions and Members of ILAMS / IC | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

BOOKINGS 

020 7563 9500

MORE INFORMATION 

               

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Pedro López & Panaretos Kyriatzidis: History of the Tango

Wed 8 November 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Astor Piazzolla’s L'Histoire du tango is essential listening for anyone interested in Latin classical, now recognised as one of the most original and iterated pieces in the Latin canon. It evokes four periods of tango’s colourful history in as many movements – from the Argentine tango of the 19th-century bordello in which it was forged, to the tango of today. The work was originally conceived for two of the artform’s root instruments: flute and guitar, but the widespread popularity of the piece has since led to adaptations by all manner of instruments. Multi-award-winning Spanish flautist, Pedro López, showcases the piece in a popular version with piano. López has performed worldwide, including appearances at Het Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Royal Opera House (London), Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona) and Barbican (London) among others. He is accompanied on the piano by rising star Panaretos Kyriatzidis, recent winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and the Gerald Moore Award.

Pedro López flute
Panaretos Kyriatzidis piano

Franz Schubert Theme and Variations on ´Trockne Blumen´
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango
Joaquín Rodrigo Aria antiqua

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to listen to an audio clip!

This is event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS

Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS

No booking required (seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)

MORE INFORMATION



 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | GUITARRISIMO | ‘Antonio Torres 200’: Fernando Espí Commemorates the Birth of the Modern Guitar

Thu 2 November 2017, 7.00pm
King's College (Chapel)
Strand Lane
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

‘Espí is one of the great Spanish classical guitarists.’ Ritmo

Without Antonio de Torres Jurado (1817-1892) we would not have the classical guitar. Considered the greatest luthier of his day, he gave birth to the modern instrument with his innovative improvements to its design, which produced a louder and more beautiful tone, helping to launch the guitar out of the drawing room and into the concert hall as an increasingly 'serious' instrument at a time when it was manifestly failing to compete with louder, more dramatic instruments. So superior was Torres' craft that his design remains, to this day, the bluprint for all classical guitar production. Pre-eminent 19th-century specialist and multi-award-winner, Fernando Espí, presents a programme of Romantic Spanish guitar works by composers with a personal connection to Torres who helped shape his approach to guitar-making and who showed off his instruments to greatest effect. Espí will perform on a Joan Pellisa 2016 replica of an original 1863 Torres instrument.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine!

Fernando Espí guitar

Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe | Gran jota
Antonio Cano Fantasía ‘El delirio’
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas (Selection)
Isaac Albéniz (tr. F. Espí) Suite española Op. 47 (Selection) 
Julián Arcas Bolero | Fantasía sobre temas de ‘La Traviata de Verdi’

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 and the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of King's College Modern Language Centre, Wines from Spain and RC Strings


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS 

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)
 

            

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'PanAmericana': A Concert of Musical Border-Crossings Through the Americas

Sun 29 October 2017, 7.00pm
Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall)
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

'Gomes is idiomatic, intelligent and expressive.' The Times
'An eloquent soprano.' New York Times
'Outstanding recital.' Musical Opinion

There was a time when Americans, North and South, celebrated their shared history and collaborated towards common interests. In 1941, Aaron Copland travelled to Latin America on a diplomatic mission as part of the Panamericanist initiatives of Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy, which aimed to cement hemispheric solidarity in the face of rising European fascism. This new zeitgeist was embraced by composers throughout the continent and helped forge a renewed sense of identity and a golden age of ‘American’ music.

The ‘PanAmericana’ project offers the perfect antidote to 21st-century politics: tracing hemispherical connections from New York to Buenos Aires, it showcases a cornucopia of classical voices exploring common musical languages which bear testament to music’s power to transcend political borders and foster cultural understanding. This kaleidoscopic programme encompasses an eclectic range of influences, from jazz, lied, tango, opera and musical theatre to folk and film music, allowing audiences to enjoy some of their all-time favourite North American music by iconic composers such as Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin alongside lesser-known gems from South of the Border by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera and Lecuona. Featuring performances by an exciting line-up of young talents, expect passion, lush tunes, irresistible rhythms and edge-of-your-seat virtuosity!

PLUS The bar will be serving Latin American cocktails before the performance and during the interval

The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra with special guests:
Luis Gomes tenor
Duo Diez violin & guitar
Los Angeles Duo soprano & piano
Wilmer Sifontes percussion

Sneak peek! Click HERE to watch a video clip of Luis Gomes | Click HERE to watch a video clip of Duo Diez | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip of the Los Angeles Duo

A benefit concert for Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), this event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Music Beyond Frontiers and Amigo Month


TICKETS

£32, £25, £18, £12 | 25% off Concessions & Group Bookings (limited availability)
50% off Members of ILAMS / IC (limited availability)

BOOKINGS

020 7638 8891 | tickets@barbican.org.ukbarbican.org.uk

MORE INFO

Can't make the concert? You can still contribute by donating here!

        

 

 

 

Eduardo Niebla in Concert

Sat 28 October 2017, 7.30pm
Kings Place, Hall One
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

‘Niebla wove a stunning kaleidoscopic array of sonic textures, part classical, part flamenco, tinged with jazz and Latin hues; passionate and gorgeously ornamented, built around melodies of exquisite melancholy.’ Scotsman 

Hailed by the Guardian for his ‘exquisite guitar playing’, Eduardo Niebla is a formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation. Continually seeking out new musical terrain he has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical and world music, collaborating with such diverse partners as sitar maestro Nishat Khan, Lol Coxhill (sax), the Dante String Quartet and Craig David. Tonight he presents an amazing repertoire of ‘stunning flamenco jazz’ (The Sound) from his latest albums with guitarist Matthew Robinson.

Eduardo Niebla guitar
Matthew Robinson guitar

SNEAK PEEK! Audio clip | Video clip

Part of the London Guitar Festival organised by the IGF

Image: Harry Dutton


TICKETS £19.50, £24.50, £29.50, £39.50 | £9.50 online saver

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | info@kingsplace.co.uk | kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION eduardoniebla.com

 

Rafael Aguirre & Nadège Rochat: La vida breve

Fri 27 October 2017, 7.30pm
Kings Place, Hall One
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘The warmth and specificity of expression from this duo are such that nobody’s winter should be without them.’ Gramophone

Exciting young Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat teams up with renowned classical guitarist Rafael Aguirre for an evening exploring the works of Spanish greats de Falla, Granados, Albeniz and Cassadó, with inflections from Piazzolla, Ravel, Lara and Gardel. Soak up the Andalucian heat in this programme of seductive Spanish music, performed on cello and guitar.

Rafael Aguirre guitar
Nadège Rochat cello
 
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas | La vida breve
Enrique Granados Oriental
Gaspar Cassadó Requiebros | Danza finale
Francisco Tárrega Gran jota
Maurice Ravel Habanera
Carlos Gardel Volver
Sérgio Assad Menino
Astor Piazzolla Nightclub
Agustín Lara Granada

Part of Cello Unwrapped


TICKETS £16.50 – £39.50

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | tickets.kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION rafael-aguirre.com | nadegerochat.com

 

Opera Prelude Lecture Series: 'Made in Iberia'

Tue 24 October 2017, 10.30am
Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

In this morning’s lecture we will have a look at the operatic creation in Portugal and Spain through the ages. Starting one of Europe’s superstar composers in the 18th century – Marcos Portugal – we will then move to Spain and the works of Martin y Soler, all the way to Iberian Romantics Manuel de Falla, João Arroyo and Alfredo Keil.

Ricardo Panela baritone
Natalie Burch piano

Part of Opera Prelude Lecture Series 2017


TICKETS £30 (unreserved seating)

BOOKINGS 020 7730 4500

MORE INFORMATION www.cadoganhall.com

 

Harriet MacKenzie & Morgan Szymanski

Sun 22 October 2017, 6.30pm
Conway Hall
25, Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Harriet MacKenzie and Morgan Szymanski present an evening of works for violin and guitar, from Baroque greats Vivaldi and Bach to Piazzolla's iconic L'Histoire du tango.

Morgan Szymanski guitar
Harriet MacKenzie violin

Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D major Op. 3/9 RV230
Manuel M. Ponce 'Estrellita' from Dos canciones mexicanas
Agustín Barrios Una limosna por el amor de Dios
Manuel de Falla Canciones populares españolas | 'Spanish Dance' from La vida breve
Niccolò Paganini Cantabile M.S. 109
J.S. Bach 'Andante' from Sonata in A minor for solo violin BW3 1003
Pablo de Sarasate 'Romanza andaluza' from Spanish Dances Op. 22
Astor Piazzolla L'Histoire du tango

Part of Conway Hall Sunday Concerts


TICKETS £10 in advance | £12 on the door | 8-25-year-olds go free

BOOKINGS 020 7405 1818 | buytickets.at/conwayhallethicalsociety/108837

MORE INFORMATION harrietmackenzie.commorganszymanski.co.ukconwayhall.org.uk

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Tessitori Duo: Iberian Music for Viola & Guitar

Fri 13 October 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Highly able players who allow the music to breathe freely.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

Tessitori are an award-winning viola-guitar duo from Portugal who bring new repertoire to this unusual combination of instruments, refreshing well-loved standards of the classical repertoire with their own innovative arrangements to offer a different perspective on the works of great composers. After meeting as students at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Tessitori now enjoy a busy performance schedule across Europe. Their first album together was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. In this recital they explore the music of Iberia, presenting new versions of works by Spanish composers Albéniz and Granados, and an original work by Portuguese composer João Loureiro.

Tessitori Duo

João Loureiro Lullaby
Enrique Granados (arr. Tessitori Duo) Colección de tonadillas escritas en estilo antiguo (Selection)
Isaac Albéniz (arr. Tessitori Duo) Cantos de España Op. 232

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip

This is event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS

Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS

No booking required (seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)

MORE INFORMATION 

echoesfestival.co.uk | ilams.org.uklondres.cervantes.essjp.org.uktessitorimusic.com



 

Music by European & Costa Rican Composers

Tue 10 October 2017, 7.00pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This concert is an attempt to bring to audiences a combination of European classics for piano and soprano and a selection of pieces and songs by Costa Rican composers. The music of this concert had been selected by Sofia Corrales, a young talented soprano, and Daniela Rodo, a gifted pianist, who is acclaimed as one of the best classical pianist of her generation in Costa Rica and in Latin America.

Sofia Corrales soprano
Daniela Rodo piano

Stefano Donaudy Amorosi
Paolo Tosti Vorrei morire
Richard Strauss Standchen
Giacomo Puccini 'Quando me'en Vo' from La Boheme
Maurice Ravel Miroirs
Ernesto Lecuona Canción del amor triste
Yalil Guerra Amor
Rocío Sanz A unos ojos
Félix Mata Vuelo supremo
Jesús Bonilla Luna liberiana | Pampa
Luis Monge Distancias
Alejandro Cardona Hojas sueltas: No. 1

Presented by LACCS and the Embassy of Costa Rica


TICKETS £16 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION laccs.com

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Family Concert: Singing Through Spain with the Aglaia Trio

Sun 8 October 2017, 3.30pm
St Saviour's Church
St George's Square, Lupus Street, Pimlico
London
SW1V 3QW
United Kingdom

‘A unique exploration of the deep roots and luscious branches of the ‘Spanish soul’ transformed into music.’ El Mundo

Known for their engaging performances, vivid storytelling, original compositions and creative collaborations, the Aglaia Trio take their audience on an exciting musical journey through Spain. In this accessible, fun and interactive family concert aimed at 6-11-year-olds, the trio perform some of Spain’s most beloved songs by celebrated composers such as Falla, Lorca and Rodrigo as well as cherished folk songs in diverse regional languages and styles.

The Aglaia Trio

Gerónimo Giménez 'Zapateado' from La Tempranica
Federico García Lorca 
Los Reyes de la Baraja | Los cuatro muleros
Manuel de Falla
'Asturiana' from Suite populaire espagnole
Francisco Javier Jáuregui
Basatxoritxu

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Amigo Month


TICKETS 

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Advance bookings £16 | £12 Concessions | £4 Children (up to 15 yrs) | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
On the door £20 | £16 Concessions | £8 Children (up to 15 yrs) | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS
 
0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)
 



 

London Concertante: Tango Vivaldi

Sat 7 October 2017, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

London Concertante returns with a thrilling programme of Vivaldi concertos, combined with tangos inspired by the great master. Following the huge critical acclaim of their album, Piazzolla and Beyond, London Concertante once again explores the theme of tango. Alongside its interpretation of Vivaldi’s stunning music, and as part of their groundbreaking new project, Tango Vivaldi, the ensemble develops the strong beats, dreamy slow movements, and sudden changes of texture of both Vivaldi and tango to create a rhythmical, powerful, hot-blooded and dynamic new sound in new arrangements and compositions by composer, David Gordon.

London Concertante
Katie Stillman guest director
David López Ibáñez violin
 
Antonio Vivaldi 'Summer' from The Four Seasons | Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV. 522 | La folia | Concerto for Two Violins & Cello in D minor, RV. 565
Astor Piazzolla 'Verano porteño' from The Four Seasons of Buenos AiresAdiós Nonino
David Gordon Tango Vivaldi
 

TICKETS £19, £25, £30, £35

BOOKINGS 020 7730 4500 | cadoganhall.com

MORE INFORMATION londonconcertante.com

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Chopin in the Caribbean: Romantic Piano Music from Cuba, Curaçao and Venezuela

Fri 6 October 2017, 8.00pm
The Other Palace (Studio)
12 Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JA
United Kingdom

‘Chopin was Cuban.’ Paquito D’Rivera

How might Chopin’s music sound if the composer had been born in the Caribbean? Whilst Chopin never crossed the Atlantic (the closest he would ever get to a tropical island would be a sojourn on Mallorca in 1838-9), his influence on the ebullient classical music scene of the 19th-century Antilles was superlative. At a time when many Latin Americans were fighting to achieve independence from Europe, Chopin offered an enticing model of musical nationalism with which they could construct new identities. These hybrid, colonised cultures identified with Chopin’s exiled condition; as Chopin sought refuge in the Polish folk melodies of his mazurkas, so did Caribbeans embrace local valsesdanzas and contradanzas into their works. The last and most famous of these Caribbean Romantics, the virtuosic Cuban pianist-composer Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963), would himself come to be known as ‘The Chopin of the Caribbean’.

In this event, pre-eminent Latin American pianists Clara Rodríguez and Gustavo Corrales Romero join forces to pay tribute to the 2017 anniversaries of two great figureheads of 19th-century Antillean music: Cuban composer Manuel Saumell (1817-1870), and from the Caribbean mainland, Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreño (1853-1917). Both leading exponents and international ambassadors of this unique repertoire, they present a colourful programme blending Romantic lyricism with authentic, toe-tapping rhythms, including music for 4 hands.

PLUS Enjoy a drink whilst you listen! (Bar opens before the performance and during the interval.)

Clara Rodríguez piano
Gustavo Corrales Romero piano
 
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 1
Manuel Saumell Contradanzas (Selection)
Teresa Carreño La fausse note | La corbeille de fleurs | Elegía No. 1
Louis Moreau Gottschalk Ojos criollos (Danse cubaine)
Ernesto Lecuona 19th-Century Cuban Dances (Selection) | Mazurka en glissando
Ignacio Cervantes Danzas (Selection)
Wim Statius Muller Waltzes (Selection)
Karen D. Russel de Corrales Sarabandio
Luis González Valdés Danzas (Selection)
Ludovic Lamothe La dangereuse (Haitian merengue)
Juan Carlos Núñez Retrato de Ramón Delgado-Palacios
Moisés Moleiro Joropo

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Amigo Month with the kind support of KyG Productions


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £20, £14, £8 | 15% off Concessions & Groups (x6 people +) | 30% off Members of ILAMS / IC | 50% off Access patrons (+ companions)

On the door: £24, £18, £12 | 15% off Concessions & Groups (x6 people +) | 30% off Members of ILAMS / IC | 50% off Access patrons (+ companions)

BOOKINGS

020 7087 7900

MORE INFORMATION 

 

 

Acosta Danza - Debut

27 September 2017 - 30 September 2017Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Following an exceptional career as a ballet star, international dance icon Carlos Acosta launches his brand new company, Acosta Danza in the UK. Based in Havana, the company is made up of the best dancers Cuba has to offer who have trained in both ballet and contemporary dance styles. They will perform new and existing pieces by Cuban choreographers who have rarely been seen outside the country, and commission new pieces from international choreographers who will take inspiration from their iconic nation. For their first UK tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, they will perform works by Cuban choreographer Marianela Boán, Spanish dance-makers Jorge Crecis and Goyo Montero, New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Acosta Danza

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch the video trailer

Produced by Sadler's Wells and Valid Productions and co-produced with The Movement and Festspielhaus St Pölten


TICKETS £12, £22, £27, £40, £55

BOOKINGS sadlerswells.com

MORE INFORMATION carlosacosta.com | sadlerswells.com

 

Clara Mouriz & Iain Burnside

Fri 29 September 2017, 7.30pm
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Join Spanish-born mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz and pianist Iain Burnside for an evening of Spanish music inspired by our current exhibition El Greco to Goya - Spanish Masterpieces from The Bowes Museum. Clara is equally at home in recital, in opera and on the orchestral stage. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, she has been the recipient of the Wigmore Hall / Independent Opera Fellowship, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. This year Clara continues to work throughout Europe including performances in Zurich, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris and Madrid. Her recordings include works by Montsalvatge and Turina with the BBC Philharmonic and she sings the role of Elena in a forthcoming release of Carnicer’s Elena e Malvina with the Spanish National Orchestra. Iain Burnside is a Sony Award-winning broadcaster and has collaborated with artists including Dame Margaret Price, Galina Gorchakova, Roderick Williams and Bryn Terfel. His recordings straddle an eclectic repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Judith Weir to English Song. His recording of the complete Rachmaninov songs has just been released by Delphian Records. We look forward to an exceptional evening of music making with a performance including works by Granados and Falla.

Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano
Iain Burnside piano

Before the concert, at 6pm, Director of the Wallace Collection Xavier Bray will deliver a lecture introducing El Greco to Goya - Spanish Masterpieces from The Bowes Museum. Entry to this very special talk can be combined with your concert ticket for just £5.


TICKETS £30 | £25 Concessions | £5 Extra for entry to the pre-concert talk at 6pm

BOOKINGS 020 7563 9500 | booking@wallacecollection.org | eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION wallacecollection.org | claramouriz.com

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | GUITARRISIMO | Nirse González: Centenary Homage to Antonio Lauro

Thu 28 September 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'A fine array of tone colours and warm sonorities.' Music Web International

Antonio Lauro (Venezuela, 1917-1986), was one of the 20th century's great guitarists and one of the instrument's most iconic composers, best-known for his colourful, folk-inspired valses. To mark the occasion of Lauro's 2017 centenary, the Venezuelan virtuoso guitarist Nirse González will perform a programme of his best-loved works complemented by the music of his greatest mentors and collaborators. Born and bred in Venezuela's Sistema, González has performed at some of the world's principal concert halls, including the National Auditorium in Madrid, Teatro Municipal de Viña del Mar and the UNESCO Palace in Beirut. González is the winner of numerous major international competitions, including First Prize at the Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in Benicassim in 2006. He has recorded numerous works by Lauro on the Naxos and Dabringhaus und Grimm labels.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine!

Nirse González guitar

Antonio Lauro Sonata | Carora | El marabino | El niño | Natalia Andreina
Vicente Emilio Sojo Five Venezuelan Pieces
​Inocente Carreño Suite No. 2
Federico Ruiz Pieza número uno
Evencio Castellanos Homenaje a Antonio Lauro
Alberto Ginastera Sonata Op. 47

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 and the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Amigo Month, Lisa Peacock Concert Management and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, with the kind support of Wines from Spain


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS 

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)
 

             

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | An Evening in Seville: Songs from Spain's Southern Capital

Mon 25 September 2017, 1.10pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

'Felicity Buckland’s Cherubino is a lovely creation, exuding megawatt charm and a commanding sexuality.' The Independent

‘An Evening in Seville’ is a journey through time and song, drama and laughter featuring a programme of cosmopolitan opera and song set against the gorgeous background of Spain's exuberant southern capital.

Horacio López Redondo piano | Alistair Sutherland baritone | Béatrice de Larragoïti soprano
Felicity Buckland mezzo-soprano

Isaac Albéniz Chanson de Barberine
Georges Bizet ‘Près des remparts de Séville’ from Carmen
Gaetano Donizetti ‘O mio padre! Tu lontano’ from María Padilla
Eugène Goosens ‘A Fan may Talk’ from Don Juan de Mañara
Nicolai Medtner Serenade Op. 52, No. 6
Joaquín Nin Tirana del Trípili
Gioachino Rossini ‘Les amants de Séville’ from Morceaux réservés | ‘Una voce poco fa’ from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Pablo Sorozábal ‘Qué graciosos sois los hombres’, ‘Las mositas de estos tiempos’ from Entre Sevilla y Triana
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Don Juan’s Serenade Op. 38, No. 1
Giuseppe Verdi ‘Son Pereda, son ricco dónore’ from La forza del destino

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields and Amigo Month


TICKETS 

Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS 

No booking required (seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)

MORE INFORMATION 

    

 

NOVA Guitar Duo: Piano Music on the Guitar

Thu 14 September 2017, 1.05pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Guitarists Nelly von Alven from Germany and Luiz Mantovani from Brazil began to collaborate in 2016, while they were both studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Inspired by the possibilities allowed by the unusual combination of the 6 and the 8-string guitar, also known as the 'Brahms-guitar', the NOVA Guitar Duo explores both the extensive repertoire for guitar duo and their own transcriptions and arrangements of music originally written for other instruments and ensembles. The duo has appeared often in London, including a recital in the London Guitar Festival, at Kings Place. Highlights of the current season include the UK premiere of Germaine Tailleferre’s Concerto for Two Guitars and Orchestra, as well as appearances at Wigmore Hall and the Buxton Festival.

NOVA Guitar Duo 6-string guitar & 8-string 'Brahms' guitar

Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas (Selection)
Federico Mompou Canciones y danzas (Selection)
Heitor Villa-Lobos Cirandinhas
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo (Selection)

Part of Thursday Lunchtime Concerts


TICKETS £10

BOOKINGS  020 7222 1061 | boxoffice@sjss.org.uk | sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION novaguitarduo.com | sjss.org.uk

 

Los Angeles Duo & Duo Diez

Fri 8 September 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'An eloquent soprano.' New York Times
'Outstanding recital.' Musical Opinion

The Los Angeles Duo join forces with Duo Diez to explore the classical music of the Americas.

Los Angeles Duo
Duo Diez
 
Leo Brouwer Three Latin American Pieces: ‘Danza del Altiplano’
Carlos Chávez Four Traditional Indian Melodies from Ecuador: ‘Quisiera ser anzantito’
Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: ‘Somewhere’
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
George Gershwin Three Preludes: No. 1
Ricardo Lorenz Salsa inglesa
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasilerias No. 5: ‘Aria (Cantilena)'
André Previn Tango Song and Dance: ‘Song’
Gary Schocker Dream Travels: No. 2 'Rio'
Antonio Lauro Carora
 
This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly
 

TICKETS

Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS

No booking required (seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)

MORE INFORMATION

sjp.org.uk | duodiez.com

 

Jonathan Parkin

Fri 18 August 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Originally from Billingham, Teesside, Jonathan gained a 1st Class Honour's Degree in classical guitar at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutorship of John Mills, Graham Anthony Devine, Helen Sanderson, Steve Gordon and Elefethria Kotzia. In 2012 Jonathan studied at the Conservatory of Music of Central Finland in Jyvaskyla with the guitarist and composer Kai Nieminen and is currently studying for a Masters in Performance on a scholarship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Jonathan Parkin guitar

Fernando Sor Fantasia Op. 30
Federico Moreno Torroba Sonatina
Joaquín Turina Sonata

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

Part of the Trinity Laban series at St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; donations welcome

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk | www.jonathanparkinguitar.com

 

Valentín Surif

Wed 16 August 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

The renowned Argentine pianist Valentín Surif returns to London with an attractive programme of the familiar and less well-known, including some fascinating 'classical tango' pieces by the Argentine composer Juan José Ramos.

Valentín Surif piano

Franz Liszt Nocturne No. 3 | Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104
Juan José Ramos Seven Tango Variations | Dramatic Tango and Milonga of the Rivulet
Felix Mendelssohn Variations Serieuses in D minor, Op. 54

Promoted by Opus Musica


TICKETS Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk | www.opusmusica.org

 

From Havana to Buenos Aires - Cuban Classics

Thu 10 August 2017, 7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba's most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano music. They will perform art songs by Cuba's answer to George Gershwin, Ernesto Lecuona, Xavier Montsalvatge, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alberto Ginastera, Latin Grammy award-winner Yalil Guerra, Jose Maria Vitier and zarzuela arias by Rodrigo Prats and Gonzalo Roig. The artists have performed at Purcell Room QEH, Holywell Music Room in Oxford, Rome, Dublin National Concert Hall and in Vienna.

Ann Liebeck soprano | Marcos Madrigal piano

Xavier Monsalvatge Cinco canciones negras
Ernesto Lecuona Cinco canciones con versos de Juana de Ibarbarou | Malagueña
Yalil Guerra Amor
José Maria Vitier Soledad
Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas
Heitor Villa-Lobos Floresta do Amazonas
Rodrigo Prats Maria Belén Chacón
Gonzalo Roig Cecilia Valdés

Click HERE to watch a video

Click HERE for details of more performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

Image: Andrew Simmons


TICKETS £15 | £8 Concessions

BOOKINGS 0131 226 0026 | tickets.edfringe.com

MORE INFO www.marcosmadrigal.com | www.annliebeck.com | www.latinrediscovery.co.uk

 

Tanguera

19 July 2017 - 6 August 2017Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'Sparkling, sensual dancing. Superb tango'. Daily Express

This summer escape to the sultry streets of Buenos Aires with the return of the tango spectacular Tanguera. High-adrenaline choreography, a seductive score and lavish sets bring this gripping love story from turn-of-the-century Argentina to life. Packed with whirlwind twirls, smouldering eyes and flashing legs, this is tango at its most passionate, authentic and dramatic. With all the fizz and whirl of classic Argentine Tango and sparkle of Broadway-style entertainment, 30 incredible dancers and musicians (including star tango singer Marianella) from Argentina dazzle in this exquisite display of dancing and live music. Tanguera is one summer sizzler you won’t want to miss!

Click HERE to watch the video trailer


TICKETS £12, £26, £36, £46, £52 | Groups 8+ 20% off stalls seats for most performances | Transaction fee applies: £3 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office | Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event.

BOOKINGS 020 7863 8000

MORE INFORMATION www.sadlerswells.com | tanguera.com

 

Gala Concert with David Chew and Guests

Thu 3 August 2017, 7.00pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

The Gala Concert celebrates David Chew's accomplishments and involvement with Brazilian music, and will star all the guest artists of the 2017 Cello Encounter - including singers, cellists, violinists and saxophonists flown in from Brazil and the USA - and the prizewinners of the competition.

Lorna Grifitt piano | Haroutune Bedelian violin | London Music Piano Quartet | Tania Lisboa cello | Liz Mucha piano | David Johnson violin | Angélica de La Riva soprano | David Chew cello | Blas Rivera piano & saxophone | Otto Hanriot bandoneón | Patricia Malanca contralto

Claude Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E Flat
Heitor Villa-Lobos 'O Trenzinho do Caipira' from Bachianas brasileiras No. 2Piano Trio No. 2Forest of the Amazon (excerps) | 'Aria (Cantilena)' from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Blas Rivera Canción para conquistar a la bailarinaNocturnoMilonga de San Julián | Milonga sudaca
Lucio Demare Malena
Astor Piazzolla Chiquilín de bachin | Oblivion

TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS RSVP essential: culturalbrazil.rsvp@gmail.com

MORE INFORMATION www.culturalbrazil.org

 

Chiara Cipelli Performs Granados and Ginastera

Tue 25 July 2017, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

‘Cipelli offers great drama...’ Palm Beach Daily News

Italian pianist Chiara Cipelli has a string of first prizes to her name and enjoys a busy career performing internationally.

Chiara Cipelli piano

Franz Liszt Isoldes Liebestod, S. 447
Alberto Ginastera Tres piezas Op. 6
Enrique Granados ‘Oriental’ and ‘Andaluza’ from Danzas españolas Op. 37
Claude Debussy L’isle joyeuse

www.chiaracipelli.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields with the kind support of Gruppo Strumentale Ciampi


TICKETS Admission free with exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Welsh Argentine Guitar Duo: 'The Patagonian Connection'

Mon 24 July 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Amazingly unpretentious.’ Overgrown Path

The Welsh Argentine Guitar Duo exist to highlight the musical and cultural connections between these two seemingly unconnected lands. In the late 1800s, Welsh settlers set up home in Patagonia, taking with them their language and culture, and forged a new tradition mixing Wales with Argentina.

Adam Khan guitar | Luis Orias Diz guitar

Walter Heinze ChamamenmiCanción y huella
Marcelo Coronel Yerbita compañera
Stephen Goss 6 Welsh Folksongs
C. Lito Guiterrez (arr. Marcelo Coronel) Dos Loncomeo (world premiere)
Colin Tommis Winterscapes

Carlos Moscardini Milonga de un entrevero

www.wagduo.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free with exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

Nova Guitar Duo

Fri 14 July 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This enterprising duo comprising two award-winning guitarists brings a programme of their own arrangements of a wide repertoire including the little known Austrian composer Ferdinand Rebay alongside Villa-Lobos and Scarlatti. The blend of guitar with the rare ‘Brahms’ 8-string guitar promises richness and subtlety of colour to tease the ear.

Nelly von Alven 6-string guitar | Luiz Mantovani 8-string guitar

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor, K 87/L 33/P 43Sonata in F minor, K 466/L 118/P 501 | Sonata in E major, K 380/L 23/P 483
Federico Mompou Canciones y danzas (selection)
Ferdinand Rebay Variationen über Schuberts Morgengruss
Heitor Villa-Lobos 12 Cirandinhas (selection)
Manuel de Falla 'Danza ritual del fuego' from El amor brujo

luizmantovani.com | www.nellyvonalven.de

Click HERE to watch a video

Part of the Royal College of Music series at St James's Piccadilly

 

Music and Science: Perspectives on the Relationship Between Them

Tue 27 June 2017, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes
15-19, Devereux Court
London
WC2R 3JJ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Two music lectures (in English) by leading Mexican scholars.

How can we Hear Music in our Minds?
By Gabriela Pérez Acosta

From the tune stuck in our head without consent to willingly ‘replaying’ in the mind that favourite piece, research on music imagery has been of great interest since the beginnings of Psychology of Music. Although it is a highly phenomenological process and there is still much to be elucidated, we will present some of the evidence that Cognitive Neuroscience of Music has provided regarding its neurophysiological bases. Gabriela Pérez Acosta is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, researcher at the National Centre for Musical Research, Documentation and Information CENIDIM (Mexico) and currently a visiting PhD student with the Music, Mind & Brain group at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include neural substrates of music imagery and its relation to the auditory system and mental representations related to music performance.

A Musical View of Mathematics and Vice Versa
By Pablo Padilla
 
We explore musical style and its evolution from a mathematical perspective, as well as the development of mathematical tools to identify authorship attribution. We also discuss musical aspects of mathematics and present some ways in which musical structures can be generated by means of simple mathematical ideas. This is a joint work with F. Knights and D. Tidhar at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. Professor Pablo Padilla is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Mathematics, IIMAS at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and currently a visiting fellow at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge University. His research interests include pure and applied aspects of nonlinear dynamical systems, archaeological and architectural acoustics and mathematical methods in musical composition and musicology. 

This event is a collaboration between Instituto Cervantes and the Centre of Mexican Studies UNAM


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.com

MORE INFORMATION londres.cervantes.es

 

GUITARRISIMO | Spanish Guitar Making and Playing at Home House

Wed 3 May 2017, 7.00pm
Home House
20 Portman Square
London
W1H 6LW
United Kingdom

Master Spanish guitar makers from Felipe Conde demonstrate musical instrument-making at Home House, followed by a short recital by flamenco guitar legend Juan Martín.

7.00pm Demonstration
8.00pm Recital

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

This event is organised in association with the Embassy of Spain and London Craft Week as part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS £18

BOOKINGS 020 7670 2084

MORE INFORMATION 
 
    

 

 

Sebastián de Vivanco: Music from Salamanca

Sat 29 April 2017, 7.30pm
Little St Mary's Church
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1QG
United Kingdom

Sebastián de Vivanco (c1551-1622) is one of the greatest composers of the Spanish Golden Age, but is also one of its most neglected. Scholars and performers are only now starting to appreciate Vivanco’s worth: he was born in Ávila at the same time as the great Tomás Luis de Victoria whose stunning brilliance unfairly monopolised the attention of the musical world. Vivanco served as maestro at the cathedrals of Lérida, Segovia, Ávila and finally at Salamanca, at whose university he was appointed Professor of Music in 1603, a post he held until his death. It was at Salamanca that he published his music in three lavish volumes. In this event we turn to Vivanco’s more exuberant and outgoing side. The Missa Assumpsit Jesus is based on one of his own motets and is written for five voices, expanding in parts to seven voices. As well as some heartfelt and radiant motets, the choir will also give what is possibly the first modern performance of the brilliant Magnificat primi toni.

De ProfundisRobert Hollingworth director

Sebastián de Vivanco Missa Assumpsit Jesus | Magnificat primi toni | Assumpsit Jesus | Cantate Domino | Stabat mater | O quam suavis est


TICKETS £16 | £12 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.deprofundis.org.uk | www.lsm.org.uk

 

GUITARRISIMO | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'

27 April 2017 - 28 April 20179.30am-1.30pm (both days)
Bolívar Hall, 54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is an Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. As part of his forthcoming visit to London under the auspices of the guitarrísimo series, Leo Brouwer offers two days of public, one-to-one coaching on his own works and the broader classical guitar repertoire. All levels are welcome to participate and/or spectate, from enthusiast through to professional. Participant places are limited to a maximum of x16 and active participation is by prior application only. All classes will be delivered in English.

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 7.00pm | Talk: ‘John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer’
28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Click HERE to watch a clip of Leo Brouwer discussing his recent masterclasses at the Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona

Image: Leo Brouwer by Miguel Morales

This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela


 
FEES / TICKETS
 
Active Participants £150 | £130 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Participants receive 30 minutes of public individual tuition with Leo Brouwer and a certificate awarded by the Instituto Cervantes and ILAMS, signed by Maestro Brouwer. Fees includes a complimentary pass to all other masterclasses and events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (talk and concert).
Spectators (Per day) £15 | £12 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Series Pass £45 | £35 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

APPLICATIONS / BOOKINGS

Active Participants Guitarists interested in participating actively in the masterclasses should send a CV along with details of the proposed repertoire they would like to work on with maestro Brouwer by 17th March 2017 by email to cultlon@cervantes.es or by post to Cultural Office, Instituto Cervantes London, 15-19 Devereux Ct, London WC2R 3JJ. Instituto Cervantes will communicate the final shortlist to all applicants by 22nd March.
 
Spectators
  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
 

    

 

 

GUITARRISIMO | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Fri 28 April 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. A selection of leading young UK artists honour Leo Brouwer’s visit to London with a bespoke programme of his chamber works, curated by the pre-eminent Cuban guitarist, Ahmed Dickinson. London’s Bolívar Hall provides a heavenly acoustic in which to hear some of Brouwer’s greatest works, including the Beatles-inspired quintet, Beatlerianas, and other favourites such as the Canción de cuna. Guitarist and rising star Andrey Lebedev will also perform the Sonata No. 5 ‘Ars Combinatoria’, which he recently premiered at St John’s Smith Square as a special commission for the Julian Beam Trust, and the concert closes with a performance of Paisaje cubano con lluvia for guitar orchestra, conducted by Maestro Brouwer himself.

Leo Brouwer ‘Beatlerianas’ Quintet | Canción de cuna | Sonata No. 5 ‘Ars combinatoria’ | Paisaje cubano con lluvia

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
27 Apr, 7.00pm | Talk: 'John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer'
28 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'

Click HERE to watch Ahmed performing Brouwer's Beatles-inspired Beatlerianas with the Santiago String Quartet at St Martin-in-the-Fields

This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Oficina Leo Brouwer, Ediciones Espiral Eterna and the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela


 
TICKETS
 
Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS/IC (limited availability)
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS/IC (limited availability)
Series Pass £45 | £35 Concessions & Members of ILAMS/IC
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

BOOKINGS

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  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
 

             

 

THINKING IBERO-AMERICA | Talk: John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer

Thu 27 April 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Two giants of the classical guitar world set the world to rights in a public interview at London's favourite classical guitar venue, the Bolívar Hall, as John Williams chats to his longstanding friend and collaborator, Leo Brouwer, on life, music and guitars. Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. John Williams is considered by many to be quite simply the best classical guitarist in the world performing today. Please note that this event does not feature any live performances. Talk chaired by Stephen Goss. Advance booking highly recommended!

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
28 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Click HERE to hear John Williams performing works by Leo Brouwer

This event is part of the Thinking Ibero-America series organised by the Instituto Cervantes and Canning House, in collaboration with the ILAS and the IMLR, with the kind support of the Embassy of Cuba. It is also part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassy of Venezuela. 


 
TICKETS
 
In advance £9 | £7 students and members of ILAMS/IC
On the door £13 | £11 students and members of ILAMS/IC
Series Pass £45 | £35 students and members of ILAMS/IC 
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

BOOKINGS

  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
  

        

   

 

Violetta's Last Tango: an Operatic Dance Drama

25 April 2017 - 26 April 2017, 7.30pm
Wilton's Music Hall
1, Grace's Alley
London
E1 8JB
United Kingdom

‘From Bizet to Puccini...the music is utterly sensational as is the dance... A sublime evening well worth attending.’ Bertie Darrell

This fully-staged evening of specially-arranged popular opera, tango and musicals numbers loosely based on the story of La Traviata features opera singer Ann Liebeck in the title role alongside contemporary dancer Nuno Queimado as Alfredo. An exciting fusion of opera, dance and tango features choreography by David Benitez, Katherine Codogno, Nuno Silva and Benny Maslov.

Ann Liebeck soprano | Nuno Queimado dancer | Miriam and Dante tango dancers | Omar Puente’s Guest Tango BandOmar Puente violin | Julian Rowlands bandoneon | Tom Mason bass | Michael Haslam piano

Astor Piazzolla Buenos Aires hora cero | Fièvre tango | Quand tu liras ces mots | Milonga del Angel | Oblivion | Balada para un loco | Balada para mi muerte 
Rosita Melo Desde el alma 
Juan Carlos Cobián Nostalgias
Kurt Weill Youkali 
Maurice Ravel Habanera
Georges Bizet Carmen: 'Habanera'
Francisco Canaro Yo no se que me han hecho tus ojos 
Carlos Gardel Sus ojos se cerraron | Por una cabeza
Sebastián Piana Milonga triste | La tapera
Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata: 'Vals'
Gerardo Matos Rodriguez La cumparsita

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is sponsored by Journey Latin America as part of La Linea Festival


TICKETS £24.50, £17.50 | £15, £22.50 Concessions | To pay by credit card you must pay online | Booking Fee £1.50

BOOKINGS 020 7702 2789 | wiltons.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION latinrediscovery.co.uk

 

Ex Cathedra: 'In a Strange Land'

Wed 26 April 2017, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

“How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”

This well-known verse from Psalm 137, a hymn of captivity and longing for homeland and religious freedom, gives this programme its title and its theme. In a Strange Land explores man’s search for heaven and earth in the Old and the New World in the turbulence of the 16th and 17th centuries. There is music of religious conflict and of discovery from England, France, Holland, Spain – and from Mexico and Bolivia, the world of the Aztecs and Incas. The programme includes William Byrd’s exquisite Mass for Four Voices alongside gems by Gesualdo, Lobo, Tallis and Victoria, the lilting syncopation of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla’s Missa Ego flos campi, and rhythmically-arresting music from the Latin American Baroque, full of evocative, indigenous imagery.

Ex Cathedra | Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

Thomas Weelkes The Andalusian Merchant
Ritual, Lima (1631) Hanac pachap cussicuinin
Tomás Luis de Victoria Super flumina Babylonis a 8
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla Missa Ego flos campi
14th-century Spanish Polorum regina
Gaspar Fernandes Xicochi conetzintle
Symbolico Catholico Indiano (1598) Capac eterno Dios
Tomás Pascual ¡Oy es día de placer y de cantar!
Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum
Francisco Hernández Sancta Maria, e!
Juan García de Zéspedes Convidando esta la noche
Anon Dulce, Jesús mío

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2016-17


TICKETS £31, £27, £23, £19

BOOKINGS 020 7730 4500 | secure.cadoganhall.com

MORE INFORMATION www.cadoganhall.com

 

Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday & Good Friday Liturgical Events

12 April 2017 - 14 April 2017, 10.00pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Join Tenebrae Consort, directed by Nigel Short, for this moving sequence of the devotional Tenebrae settings and responses performed late at night on Spy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. This event is unticketed and will take place by candlelight.

Tenebrae Consort | Nigel Short conductor | Paul Dominiak cleric-in-residence

Tomás Luis de Victoria Tenebrae Responses for Maundy Thursday | Tenebrae Responses for Good Friday Plainchant | Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday

This concert is part of our Late-night Series and inaugural Holy Week Festival


TICKETS Free admission

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION tenebrae-choir.com

 

 

Ensemble Plus Ultra: Victoria, Lobo and Tejeda

Mon 10 April 2017, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

There’s a mystical quality about Tomás Luis de Victoria’s sacred music, conditioned not least by the composer’s deep commitment to the spiritual life. Ensemble Plus Ultra enters Holy Week with a programme coloured by the Easter season’s heightened emotions, powerfully present in Tejeda’s spellbinding Miserere, Victoria’s Lamentations and the works of his younger contemporary, Alonso Lobo, the 400th anniversary of whose death we mark this year.

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Tomás Luis De Victoria O Domine Jesu Christe | Lamentations for Maundy Thursday | Vere languores nostros | Lamentations for Good Friday | O vos omnes
Alonso Lobo O quam suavis est, Domine | Lamentations for Holy Saturday | Ave Regina caelorum | Versa est in luctum
Alonso de Tejeda Miserere mei, Deus | Rex autem David


TICKETS £37, £32, £26, £20, £15

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk | wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

Holy Week Festival: The Tenebrae Effect Workshop

Sun 9 April 2017, 10.30am
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Would you like to find out what it takes to be a Tenebrae singer? The Tenebrae Effect is Tenebrae’s inspiring choral development initiative that provides an insight into the elements which make Tenebrae’s sound and interpretation to music so unique. It is designed to challenge and advance every participant, whilst giving singers the opportunity to learn in a friendly and challenging environment. Join Nigel Short and Tenebrae singers for what is set to be fascinating experience, focussing on a selection of Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories. We advise that the greatest value is brought to those with prior choral experience who wish to improve within smaller, focussed groups, and suggest that participants should either be familiar with the scores or be confident sight-readers. Scores will be provided on the day. You can view PDFs of the score in advance. Please note the repertoire will be rehearsed and performed a tone down in F minor, as opposed to G minor.

Members of Tenebrae | Nigel Short conductor

Tomás Luis de Victoria Tenebrae Responsories (selections)

Part of Holy Week Festival


TICKETS £20 | £14 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION tenebrae-choir.com

 

An 'Almost April Fools' Day' Concert

Sun 2 April 2017, 6.30pm
St Augustine's Church
Honor Oak Park
London
SE23 3LE
United Kingdom

Fun, whacky and off-beat music by Piazzolla, Cage, Haydn, Mozart and more!

One Tree Hill Sinfonia | Adrian Varela conductor | Julian Rowlands bandoneon | Adam Khan guitar

Wolfgang Mozart A Musical Joke
Joseph Haydn 'Farewell' Symphony
John Cage 4'33''
Julian Rowlands Tango Suite
Astor Piazzolla Double Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar

All proceeds donated to the Croydon Refugee Day Centre


TICKETS Suggested donation £10

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION othsinfonia@gmail.com | www.othsinfonia.org | adrianvarela.com

 

Lorena Paz Nieto & Johan Barnoin

Thu 30 March 2017, 1.05pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Oxford Lieder Young Artists present a recital by Spanish soprano featuring works by Spanish and Brazilian composers. Oxford Lieder exists to promote song. The annual Oxford Lieder Festival in October is complemented by other projects such as the Young Artist Platform, sponsoring the finest young singers and pianists to give recitals across the UK.

Lorena Paz Nieto soprano | Johan Barnoin piano

Richard Strauss Drei Lieder der Ophelia Op. 67
Sergei Rachmaninoff Dreams | How Fair the Spot
Heitor Villa-Lobos Amor y perfidia | Modinhas e cançoes (Selection)
Joaquín Turina Canto a Sevilla

lorenapaznieto.com

Part of Thursday Lunchtime Concerts


TICKETS £10

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION oxfordlieder.co.uk 

 

GUITARRISIMO | Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson: 'Sones y flores'

Wed 29 March 2017, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

'The Piazzolla of Cuban Guitar.' World Radio Geneva | 'A true pioneer.' 
Classic FM Magazine

Eduardo Martín’s style has an expansive sense of freedom that taps into pre-Columbian traditions, jazz, flamenco, pop, Afro and traditional Cuban music. The guitar is his favored instrument to mirror the melodic and rhythmic facets of the Americas’ cultural diversity. Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas took lessons with Eduardo in Cuba, and their friendship and musical empathies have since grown to form a unique project. This recital offers an introduction to of some of Martin’s most alluring works for two guitars, where rock merges with son montunos; old Yoruba chants, feel-good rumbas, funk-boleros, new-age tunes and cinematic pieces sit alongside Cuban tumbaos with slap bass.

Eduardo Martín Acrílicos en la sonrisa | Sones y Flores | Hasta Alicia baila | Mirándote | Suite Antillas | Suite Habana | Aguas profundas | Hasta Alicia baila | Preludio, Rezo y Canto a Obatalá

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine, courtesy of Wines from Spain

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC (limited availability) | Booking fee applies
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC (limited availability)

BOOKINGS

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  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
 

    

 

Catherine Lee & Joseph Warwick

Sun 26 March 2017, 5.45pm
Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Catherine Lee and Joseph Warwick have been bringing exciting and fresh cello & guitar repertoire to audiences across the boundaries of classical and contemporary. The versatile cello and guitar duo perform original and arranged South American and Spanish music from the likes of Piazzolla, Falla, Albeniz and Gnattali.

Catherine Lee cello | Joseph Warwick guitar

Isaac Albéniz 'Granada' from Suite espagnole Op. 47
Manuel de Falla 'Jota' from Seven Popular Spanish Songs | 'Danza espanola No. 1' from La vida breve
Radames Gnattali Sonata for Cello and Guitar
Enrique Granados 'Andaluza' from Spanish Dances Op. 37
Astor Piazzolla Revirado | 'Café 1930' from History of the Tango
Jaime Zenamon Reflexões: 'No. 6'

Part of London Chamber Music Sundays


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.kingsplace.co.uk

 

A Latin Spring Fiesta

Tue 21 March 2017, 7.30pm
St Phillip's Church
Earls Court Road
London
W8 6QH
United Kingdom

A Latin-Inspired classical concert by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music in London, followed by a cava reception. Directed by the acclaimed pianist Rebecca Taylor.

Lorena Paz Nieto soprano | Wagner Moriera tenor | Gwyn Owen trumpet

www.rebeccataylorpiano.com

A fundraising event organised by the British Benevolent Fund of Madrid 


TICKETS £20 | £10 Students & Under-18s

BOOKINGS britishbenevolentfund.org

MORE INFORMATION info@britishbenevolentfund.org

 

Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff

Sat 18 March 2017, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

Patricia Petibon has enchanted audiences worldwide with her winning blend of technical agility, vocal versatility and irrepressible energy. The French soprano and Susan Manoff make a welcome return to Wigmore Hall with a recital comprising mélodies françaises by Poulenc, sultry songs by Obradors, the melancholic ‘A la mar’ by Bacri and the famous Jazz classic ‘Someday my prince will come’ arranged by Didier Lockwood.

Patricia Petibon soprano | Susan Manoff piano

Nicolas Bacri Melodías de la melancolía Op. 119b: 'A la mar'
Manuel de Falla 7 canciones populares españolas: 'El paño moruno'
Joaquin Rodrigo Canción del grumete
Fernando Obradors El vito | Chiquitita la novia
Heitor Villa-Lobos Nesta rua
Henri Collet Seguidilla Op. 75, No. 2 | Los amantes de Galicia: 'Camiña don Sancho'
Francisco Mignone Dona Janaina
Enrique Granados 12 Tonadillas en estilo antiguo: 'El mirar de la maja'
Joaquin Turina Poema en forma de canciones Op. 19: 'Cantares'
Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce
Agustín Lara Granada
Francis Poulenc Novelette sur un thème de Manuel de Falla


TICKETS £37, £32, £26, £20, £15 | £5 Under-35s | Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket. 

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

'Alonso Lobo: Missa Beata Dei genitrix' with The Renaissance Singers

Sat 18 March 2017, 7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

To mark 400 years since the death of Alonso Lobo – pupil of Francisco Guerrero and one of Spain’s greatest composers – we are delighted to present the first performance of Bruno Turner’s newly-made edition of the beautiful Missa, Beata Dei genitrix. Written in a rich and closely-wrought style, it is one of only two Mass settings by Lobo for six voices. We will also sing some of Lobo's other most impressive music: the impassioned Lamentations, the monumental double-choir Ave Maria and his powerful masterpiece written on the death of Philip II of Spain, Versa est in luctum.

The Renaissance Singers | David Allinson director

Alonso Lobo Missa, Beata Dei genitrixLamentations | Ave Maria | Versa est in luctum

Ticket includes a pre-concert talk by the President of the Renaissance Singers, Bruno Turner, which begins at 7.00pm.


TICKETS In advance (up to 15th March) £12 | £10 Concessions | On the door £14 | £12 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.renaissancesingers.com 

MORE INFORMATION www.renaissancesingers.com

 

Lang Lang Performs Spanish Composers

13 March 2017 - 15 March 2017, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

Lang Lang returns to the world’s most famous stage with an intimate in-the-round concert showcasing popular piano suites from Spain's greatest composers Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla, alongside music by Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt. The celebrated pianist will bring his own ingenuity and flair to these cherished classics.

Lang Lang piano

Claude Debussy Ballade
Franz Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor S. 178
Isaac Albéniz Suite española Op. 47 (Selection)
Enrique Granados Goyescas Op. 11 (Selection)
Manuel De Falla Danza ritual del fuego

Part of the Love Classical Series


TICKETS £90, £85, £75, £65, £60, £45, £30

BOOKINGS 020 7589 8212 | tickets.royalalberthall.com

MORE INFORMATION www.royalalberthall.com

 

Tango Band (Featuring Joanna MacGregor)

Fri 10 March 2017, 7.30pm
Kings Place, Hall One
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Joanna MacGregor and Adrian Brendel are joined by violinist Thomas Gould, accordionist Martynas Levickis and percussionist Adriano Adewale for a programme of classic tango and its myriad musical tributaries. Astor Piazzolla revolutionised the tango in the 20th century and he is placed here beside Argentines Osvaldo Golijov, Alberto Ginastera and the ever-playful Mauricio Kagel. Erik Satie and Stravinsky dip their toes in, alongside brilliant arrangements by Marcelo Nisinman, a student of Piazzolla, all linked with improvisations by the band. Expect all the sultry tension and colourful exchanges of a night in Buenos Aires…

Joanna MacGregor piano | Adrian Brendel cello | Thomas Gould violin | Martynas Levickis accordion | Adriano Adewale percussion

Astor Piazzolla Le grand tango
Alberto Ginastera Pampeana No. 2, Op. 21
Igor Stravinsky Tango

Joanna MacGregor | adrianbrendel.com | thomasgould.com | martynasmusic.com | adrianoadewale.co.uk

Part of Cello Unwrapped


TICKETS £19.50 – £49.50 | Savers £9.50*

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | tickets.kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.kingsplace.co.uk

 

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Sat 4 March 2017, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church
Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill
London
W11 2PN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra is delighted to present two young Spanish artists in this wide-ranging programme of twentieth century gems. Outstanding young pianist Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto makes his London debut in Manuel De Falla's enchanting tone poem, while the hotly tipped young conductor Asier Puga puts the orchestra through its paces in some drily witty masterpieces by Stravinsky and Shostakovich.

Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra | Asier Puga conductor | Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto piano

Igor Stravinsky Suites Nos. 1 & 2
Manuel de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Dimitris Shostakovich 9th Symphony

Organised with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española


TICKETS £15 | £12 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.cgco.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.cgco.org.uk

 

GUITARRISIMO | Santiago Lara at the London Flamenco Festival: Flamenco Tribute to Pat Metheny

Wed 22 February 2017, 8.00pm
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN
United Kingdom

Fusing the compositions of contemporary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny with flamenco language, guitarist Santiago Lara blends bass, piano and drums to create a unique flamenco fusion which 'begs comparison with the work of Paco de Lucía' (UK Vibe).

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine! (Courtesy of Wines from Spain)

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

www.santiagolara.com

This event is co-produced with the London Flamenco Festival as part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS £20 | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine | Transaction fee applies: £3 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office. | Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event. 

BOOKINGS 020 7863 8000 | www.sadlerswells.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

     

 

Valentina Díaz-Frénot

Fri 17 February 2017, 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'A neat, clear, serene and balanced performer, she manifested a sharpness of playing and a transparency of intensities of startling quality.' Buenos Aires Musical

After attending the National Conservatoire of Music of Buenos Aires, Valentina Díaz-Frénot was lucky to have Alicia de Larrocha as a teacher, amongst other renowned pianists. She has won awards in several competitions including the Competition of Jaén in 1971, for Spanish music and the Competition Marquerite Long de Paris in 1973, for French music, where she received the Gabriel Fauré special prize. She regularly performs as a soloist, with orchestras, chamber ensembles and choirs in Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, England, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Yemen. She has recorded CDs of compositions for piano by contemporary Paraguayan and Chilean composers with the Chilean flute player Alejandro Lavanderos, and for violin and piano with the German violinist Goetz Bernau, and also recorded the Suite Iberia-Navarra, by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz.

Antonio Soler Sonatas (selection)
Claude Debussy Estampes (selection)
Isaac Albéniz Suite Iberia (Suite Iberia)
Floro Ugarte Suite ‘De mi tierra’
Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas

valentinadiaz-frenot.net

Promoted by Les Concerts du Lac


TICKETS On the door £20

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.autourdupiano.fr

 

Raquel de Val: 'Spanish Caprice'

Mon 13 February 2017, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'One of the best Spanish soloists of the moment.' Diario de Ávila

Since the age of 11, Spanish concert pianist Raquel del Val has enjoyed a busy performing career, including appearances on television and radio. Recently featured on the cover of Ritmo Magazine, Val ventures beyond the familiar Spanish repertoire, bringing to light lesser-known works and composers from her homeland. She is also a champion of contemporary Spanish music and works closely with Federico Moreno-Torroba, who has dedicated works especially to her.

Isaac Albéniz Suite española: 'Castilla'
Enrique Granados Seis piezas sobre cantos populares españoles: 'Vascongada'
Cécile Chaminade Lolita (Capricho español)
Antonio José Martínez Palacios Danza burgalesa III
Louis M. Gottschalk Manchega | Souvenirs d’Andalousie
Abraham Tena Manrique Alborada
Joaquín Larregla Alma gitana | Viva Navarra (Jota de concierto) 
Federico Moreno-Torroba Abril andaluz
Pedro Blanco Hispania: ‘Jota’

www.raqueldelval.com


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

Britten Sinfonia + Mahan Esfahani

Fri 3 February 2017, 7.30pm
Milton Court
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani directs Britten Sinfonia in a programme peppered with Mediterranean influences. No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than virtuoso Mahan Esfahani, who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. Tonight he performs and directs Britten Sinfonia in works by Italian and Spanish composers, including a world premiere by Francisco Coll.

Britten Sinfonia | Mahan Esfahani director / harpsichord | Thomas Gould violin / director | Claudia Huckle contralto

Antonio Soler 'Overture' from el Villancico al Santissimo ‘Alentad armonias’
Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas (selection)
Francisco Coll New work (world premiere tour)
Manuel de Falla Harpsichord Concerto | El amor brujo

This event is part of Classical Music 2016–17, Milton Court Concert Hall events, Britten Sinfonia 2016–17, Classical Music 2016–17 and is promoted by Britten Sinfonia


TICKETS £10–30 | £3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person.

BOOKINGS 020 7638 8891 | www.barbican.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.barbican.org.uk

 

An Evening at the Alhambra

Sat 21 January 2017, 6.30pm
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington
London
W14 8LZ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'Darin Qualls is AMAZING...a truly gifted performer.' All Classical Radio

An evening of fiery tango, passionate flamenco and gypsy rhapsodies performed by the award-winning violinist Darin Qualls and guitar virtuoso Dimitris Dekavallas. The atmospheric, Moorish-style Leighton House in Holland Park will play host to this outstanding musical duo in a programme that includes music by the masters of Latin music.

Pablo de Sarasate Carmen Fantasy | Zapateado

Enrique Granados Danzas españolas
Manuel 
de Falla 'Danse espagnole' from La vida breveSuite populaire espagnole
Isaac 
Albéniz Asturias (Leyenda)

Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango

Click HERE to watch a clip


TICKETS £20 | ILAMS Members 25% off

BOOKINGS 0122 444 3377 | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION www.rbkc.gov.uk

 

Craig Ogden: 'Bach to The Beatles'

Fri 20 January 2017, 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester
M2 3WS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Craig Ogden classical guitar | Royal Northern Sinfonia

J.S. Bach 'Prelude' from Lute Suite BWV 997
Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Isaac Albéniz 'Asturias' from Chants d'espagne
Luigi Boccherini 'Fandango' from Quintet No. 4 in D, G448
Heitor Villa-Lobos Prelude No. 1 in E Minor
Carlos Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
Isaias Savio Batucada
Joaquín Rodrigo 'Españoleta' from Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Anon. Jeux interdits (Spanish Romance)
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
The Beatles Blackbird | Yesterday | Michelle | Something | And I Love Her | Come Together | Here Comes the Sun | Fool on the Hill | Eleanor Rigby

www.craigogden.com

Part of Craig Ogden's 'Big Guitar Weekend': A three-day event of concerts, workshops, film and foyer events all curated by Craig Ogden


TICKETS £42 - £17

BOOKINGS 0161 907 9000 | tickets.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION tickets.bridgewater-hall.co.uk  

 

Juan Peréz Floristán

Thu 12 January 2017, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

1st-Prize and Audience-Award winner of the 2015 Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition makes his Wigmore Hall debut. Juan Peréz Floristán is one of the leading new generation of Spanish and European musicians.

Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor S178
Claude Debussy Préludes
Béla Bartok Sonata Sz80
George Gershwin Three Preludes
Alberto Ginastera Danzas argentinas Op. 2

www.juanperezfloristan.com

This event is supported by Santander

Image by Mario Marzo


TICKETS £25, £23, £20, £18, £15 | Discount of 10% for groups of 12 or more | £5 students (Please call box office and quote “student offer”) | Under-35s Ticket Scheme available

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

Cristina Cavalli: 'Retratos'

Tue 27 December 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

Italian pianist Cristina Cavalli makes her debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where she will be offering a taste of her latest recording project. Retratos (Portraits) explores the idea of sound-painting from different perspectives, including the musical portraiture of people, places and landscapes, by a selection of composers from Europe and South America.

Joaquín Rodrigo Cuatro piezas: 'Caleseras'
Segei Rachmaninov Elegy Op. 3, No. 1
Giuseppe Devastato Toccata
Carlos Guastavino Tres cantos populares | Cantilenas (Selection)
Franz Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase
Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas

Click HERE to watch a video clip

www.cristinacavalli.com


TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required, seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

 

Antonio Oyarzabal

Fri 9 December 2016, 1.00pm
Charlton House
Charlton Road
London
SE7 8RE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Young Spanish pianist and GSMD graduate, Antonio Oyarzabal, offers a programme of Spanish music for piano solo, including works by Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, Federico Mompou and Manuel de Falla. A multiple prize-winner, Oyarzabal boasts a strong orchestral background, having worked with many conductors, including Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Ashkenazy and John Wilson. He has performed internationally across major venues and festivals, such as Royal Albert Hall Proms, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid and Barbican Hall in London. He has recently been named the pianist of London Philarmonic Orchestra, as part of the Foyle Future Firsts programme 2016/2017.

www.antonioyarzabal.com


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.greenwichheritage.org

 

'A Light to the World' Christmas Carol Service

Tue 6 December 2016, 7.15pm
St James's Roman Catholic Church (Spanish Place)
22, George Street
London
W1U 3QY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Anglo-Latin American Foundation (ALAF) is proud to present 'A Light to the World': a wonderful Carol Service in aid of the poor children of Latin America, followed by a light reception. With music by St James’s Choir, and spoken words by a selection of Latin American Ambassadors.

www.alaf.co.uk


TICKETS £20 including reception | Children under 12 years old go free

BOOKINGS 07789 485052 | www.alaf.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION claudio@durans.co.uk

 

The London Piano Trio: 'Viva España'

Sun 27 November 2016, 3.00pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The London Piano Trio return for their first concert at St John’s Smith Square this season with a programme that celebrates and pays tribute to music from the Iberian Peninsula. The music of Spain has a long history and has played an important role in the development of Western music, and this concert provides a rare opportunity to hear Spanish music in a chamber setting.

Robert Atchison violin | David Jones cello | Francis Rayner piano

Joaquín Turina Trio No. 2, Op. 76
Tomás Bretón 4 Spanish pieces
Gaspar Cassadó Piano Trio in C
Enrique Granados Trio

londonpianotrio.com

Part of Sunday at St John's


TICKETS £14 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.sjss.org.uk

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Erato Piano Trio | Granados Chamber Music

Fri 25 November 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

'A chamber group of musicians to be reckoned with.' Wiltshire Times

Granados developed an important performance career not only as a soloist, but as a chamber musician, working with Pablo Casals and Jacques Thibaud, to whom he dedicated his Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major. Only the first movement was performed in Granados' lifetime, and this was rediscovered and published in the 1970s. Manuscripts of a second, incomplete fourth, and a very likely third movement have now been recently rescued, affording the much-awaited opportunity to hear this great piece in full, and to contemplate Granados amidst a shift in the late development of his compositional style away from that of his familiar Goyescas. First-prize winners at the Anglo-Czech Trust Competition and recently selected as featured artists by Making Music's Concert Promoters' Network, the Concordia Foundation Young Artists Scheme and the Kings Place Chamber Studio scheme, the Erato Piano Trio is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the UK’s leading young ensembles, praised for their virtuosity, outstanding musicianship and stylistic versatility. Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2005, the Trio have played across the UK's major venues and festivals and internationally, including collaborations with distinguished Spanish clarinettist Joan Enric Lluna and a recording of works by David Braid for the Toccata Classics label.

Enrique Granados Violin Sonata | Tres preludios | Madrigal | Piano Trio

www.eratopianotrio.com

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields

TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required, seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org | www.ilams.org.uk/echoesfestival.htm

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Great Latin American Composers | Clara Rodríguez + TangOpera Duo

Thu 24 November 2016, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Celebrating the Centenaries of Estévez and Ginastera

'Clara Rodríguez is a poet of the piano.' Antonio Estévez

'A duo of almost telepathic consonance.' Music & Vision

Join us for an uplifting evening of Latin American classical music at London’s intimate Venezuelan chamber music venue, the Bolívar Hall. ‘Venezuelan virtuoso’ pianist Clara Rodríguez (The Telegraph) joins forces with TangOpera Duo to mark the centenary of her compatriot, composer Antonio Estévez (1916-1988) with a concert showcasing his works for piano and voice as part of a vibrant programme of piano pieces by some of the giants of Latin American classical music, including the seminal Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) (1916-1983), who also celebrates his centenary this year.

Antonio Estévez is one of the most important Venezuelan composers of the 20th century, known especially for his Cantata criolla and Mediodía en el llano, recorded by the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in 2008. A leading light of the Parisian-Venezuelan avant garde, Estévez’s music stands out for its rare beauty and profound originality. In Clara Rodríguez, Estévez has a longstanding ambassador for his legacy – her successful campaign to establish his output on the ABRSM 2015-2016 exam syllabus saw his music performed by thousands of pianists in the UK. Heard here alongside some of Latin America’s most famous composers, such as Villa-Lobos (Brazil) and Cervantes (Cuba), this event places Estévez firmly amongst the panoply of Latin America’s ‘Great’ composers. If you are unfamiliar with his music, this programme will be a revelation. An event not to be missed!

PLUS Join is after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine

Clara Rodríguez piano | TangOpera Duo soprano & piano | Timothy Adès translator-poet | William Roberts actor

Antonio Estévez 17 Piezas infantiles | Songs: 'Fresas maduritas', 'Nana del llanto', 'Primeros pasitos', 'Arrunango', 'Polo doliente', 'Habladurías', 'El ordeñador'
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 (Selection) | Ciclo brasileiro (Selection)
Alberto Ginastera Three Argentinean Dances | Dos canciones Op. 3
Ignacio Cervantes Danzas cubanas for solo piano: 'Invitación', 'Los tres goples', 'Se fué y no vuelve más' | Danzas cubanas for piano four hands: 'La Camagüeyana', 'Los delirios de Rosita', 'Los muñecos'
Federico Ruiz Encuentro de Antonio y Florentino
 
Click HERE to watch a video of Clara Rodríguez | Click HERE to watch a video of TangOpera Duo
Click HERE to hear an audio clip of Clara Rodríguez | Click HERE to hear an audio clip of TangOpera Duo

pianoclararodriguez.blogspot.co.uk | www.amaiaazcona.com

This is event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS with the kind support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


TICKETS 25% OFF ALL ADVANCE BOOKINGS
£19 | £17 Concessions | £10 Standing | £13 ILAMS Members
Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/echoesfestival.htm

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Granados-Llobet': A Centennial Voyage | Carles Trepat

Thu 17 November 2016, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

Midnight on the 24th November 1915, and the sound of guitars and mandolins emanates from the port of Barcelona...guitarist Miguel Llobet is leaving for New York with his close friend Enrique Granados, and a group of his students have arrived to bid them farewell. Granados would never again return to Spain, drowning in the English Channel following a stopover in the UK after his boat was torpedoed by a German U-boat. A native of Lleida, Catalonia, like Granados, the pre-eminent guitarist Carles Trepat marks the Granados centenary with a programme based on his 2015 album Granados-Llobet, 100 anys d'un viatge, exploring the relationship between the two composers, including Llobet's transcriptions of Granados' piano pieces. He performs on an 1892 Antonio Torres instrument with gut and silk strings.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Enrique Granados Canción árabe | ¡Chopin..! | Tonadillas en estilo antiguo | Capricho español | Danzas españolas | Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 | Seis piezas sobre cantos populares españoles
Miguel Llobet Preludio en re mayor | Cuatro canciones populares catalanas

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

nertamanagement.com/autor/carles-trepat

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of the Institut Ramon Llull, and is also part of Echoes Festival, organised by ILAMS


TICKETS We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine
Advance bookings: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £18, £16 Concessions, £14 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

      

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Spain the Eternal Maja’ | Walter Aaron Clark

Tue 15 November 2016, 5.30pm
Lecture Room 2, West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, University of
Cambridge, Faculty of Music, Cambridge
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

'The life and work of this great composer demand an exhaustive and detailed study, and I congratulate Walter Aaron Clark for contributing to the preservation of Granados' music.' Alicia de Larrocha

One of the world's leading experts on Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Walter Aaron Clark, marks the composer's centenary with a lecture entitled 'Spain, the Eternal Maja': Goya, Majismo, and the Reinvention of Spanish National Identity in Granados’ 'Goyescas'. Goyescas, a suite of six pieces in two books inspired by the art of Francisco Goya and composed between the years 1909 and 1911, is among the best-known Spanish piano works. The composer’s fascination with Goya was shared by many writers and composers in Spain around 1900, and this fascination has wider resonance in the political culture of the time. This paper briefly surveys the phenomenon of majismo in Granados’ late career and the role it played in the reinvention of Spanish national identity around 1900. 

Walter Aaron Clark is a Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Riverside, where he is the Director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music. He was the founding editor of Oxford University Press’ award-winning series Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music, and he is now editor-in-chief of the online journal Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review. He is the author of Oxford biographies of Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Federico Moreno Torroba. In June 2016, King Felipe VI of Spain conferred on him the title of Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica.

Click HERE to watch Walter Aaron Clark in conversation with Mundo Arts

music.ucr.edu/faculty/clark

Image: Detail from La maja desnuda (1795-1800), Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)

This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.ukwww.ilams.org.uk/echoesfestival.htm

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Cervantes 400 | Elena Gragera & Antón Cardó

Mon 14 November 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'Gragera possesses an innate musicality bordering on the magnetic.' El País

Spanish mezzo-soprano Elena Gragera is known for her themed programming and her long-standing commitment to Spanish music. Accompanied by Antón Cardó on the piano, she offers a programme celebrating two of 2016's most important anniversaries: Spanish Golden-Age author, Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and Romantic Spanish composer, Enrique Granados (1867-1916), whilst also giving a taste of her broad discography, which champions the song catalogues of lesser-known Hispanic authors such as Joaquín Nin-Culmell, Ernesto Halffter and Robert Gerhard, and also includes Canciones para Don Quijote (Songs for Don Quixote) released on the Columna Música label.

Elena Gragera Mezzo-soprano | Antón Cardó Piano

Roberto Gerhard Por do pasaré la sierra
Federico Mompou Cantar del alma
Enrique Granados Canciones amatorias (Selection) | Tonadillas en estilo antiguo (Selection) | Cançó d´amor | Canto gitano
Joaquín Rodrigo Villancicos: 'Pastorcito santo'
Leonardo Balada Tres cervantinas: 'Bailan las gitanas'
Ernesto Halffter Canción de Dorotea
Joaquín Nin-Culmell Canciones de la barraca: 'Siempre escogen las mujeres' | Vete, vete pícaro hablador
Hugo Wolf Spanisches Liederbuch: 'Köpfchen, köpfchen, nicht gewimmert'

Click HERE to listen to a clip

www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

 

Cuarteto Quiroga + Javier Perianes

Mon 14 November 2016, 1.00pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes has attracted rave reviews and prestigious engagements in recent seasons. His collaboration with the Cuarteto Quiroga, strongly forged in performance and the recording studio, continues with a programme complete with the expressive Piano Quintet by Granados, a wonderfully ripe Late Romantic work at times evocative of Franck and Dvořák.

Cuarteto Quiroga | Javier Perianes piano

Enrique Granados Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 49
Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34

cuartetoquiroga.com | www.javierperianes.com

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert


TICKETS £13 | £11 Concessions

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

'Chants and Enchantments': a Luso-Hispanic Twist to Music and Song down the Centuries

Fri 11 November 2016, 7.30pm
Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory
Warwick Street
London
W1B 5LZ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'enCanto', the Luso-Brazilian duo featuring Luís Peças and João Paulo Ferreira, return to London with pianist Claire Tester and guest performers for a light-hearted evening of music and song travelling from Renaissance chant through classical favourites, traditional airs and melodies, to colourful 20th-century rhythms, spiced with a refreshing Latin flavour. They look forward to sharing their evening with you.

Luís Peças & João Paulo Ferreira counter-tenors | Claire Tester piano | Eleanor Mackie bassoon, Emily Morrison flute | Tom Hammond oboe/recorder

Anonymous 'Ay linda amiga' from Cancioneiro de Elvas
Johann Sebastian Bach Flute Sonata in E Major
Cláudio Monteverdi 'Si dolce è'l tormento' from Quarto scherzo della Ariose Vaghezze
Johann Adolph Hasse 'Pallido il Sole' from Artaserse | 'Generoso Risvegliati, o Core' from Cleofide
Antonio Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E Minor
Vicente Martin y Soler Canzonette Italiane
Franz Schubert Der Tod und das Mädchen | 'Ave Maria' from Liederzyklus vom Fräulein vom See Op. 52
César Franck Panis Angelicus
Traditional Irish Down by the Salley Gardens
Ian Clarke Hipnosis
Traditional Korean Arirang
Edward Elgar Romanze
Manuel de Falla 'El paño moruno' from Seven Popular Spanish Songs
Federico García Lorca Popular Spanish Songs
Eugène Bozza Aria
Charles Colin Solo de Concours for Oboe No. 1
Gerónimo Gimenez 'La Tarántula' from La Tempranica

Click HERE to watch a clip

This event is a charity fund-raiser for the work of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Portugal's church in London, place of worship of the Marquis of Pombal and subsequent Portuguese ambassadors to the Court of St James, and home to the Anglo-Portuguese Ensemble.


TICKETS Admission free | Donations on entry/exit towards the work of the church

BOOKINGS 0207 284 0033 | 07527 724496

MORE INFORMATION https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/warwickstreet/markelliotsmith@rcdow.org.uk

 

Tango, a Piano and the South

Fri 11 November 2016, 7.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Pianists Juan María Solare (Argentina / Germany) and Johan de Cock (South Africa / UK) join musical forces to present a concert of Spanish and Argentinian Tango music at this cosy venue, just around the corner from London's famous Carnaby Street. The programme will include works for solo piano and piano duet. There will be a short interval, where complimentary wine will be served. Works by Granados, Mompou, Schoenberg, Gardel, Piazzolla, Plaza, Pítari, Solare and Moulds.

Juan María Solare piano | Johan de Cock piano

www.schottmusiclondon.com


TICKETS £10 | £8 concessions | £8 ILAMS members

BOOKINGS 07804 160089 | www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION jdcremixes@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Through Gilded Trellises': A Celebration of Spain

Fri 11 November 2016, 7.00pm
The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

The Wallace Collection welcomes our new Director and Spanish painting specialist Dr Xavier Bray with a special evening concert, ‘Through Gilded Trellises: a Celebration of Spain,’ featuring award-winning soprano Natalya Romaniw and acclaimed tenor Luis Gomes. Inspired by the Collection’s impressive assemblage of Spanish Old Master paintings, the concert will highlight music by Turina, Mompou and Granados in addition to Spanish-inspired music by celebrated European composers such as Debussy and Scarlatti. The intimate concert will be held in the Collection’s Great Gallery, surrounded by some of art history’s most recognizable Old Master paintings, including Velázquez’ The Lady with a Fan and Rubens’ The Rainbow Landscape. The evening will also feature an ‘in conversation’ discussion between Dr Bray and pianist Iain Burnside, where they will consider the wider impact of Spanish painters and composers on European culture.

Natalya Romaniw soprano | Luis Gomes tenor | Iain Burnside pianist

Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas españolas
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Federico Mompou Cantar del alma
Enrique Granados Tonadillas en estilo antiguo
Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones
Hugo Wolf Nun Wandre, Maria | Die ihr schwebet
Claude Debussy La puerta del vino
Leo Delibes Les filles de Cadix
Franz Liszt Comment, disaient-ils
Sergei Rachmaninoff The Answer
William Walton Through Gilded Trellises
Manuel Penella El gato montés

www.natalyaannaromaniw.comwww.luisgomestenor.com

Click HERE to watch a video clip

Image: The Lady with a Fan (c. 1640) by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) courtesy of the Wallace Collection

This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS, in collaboration with the Wallace Collection


TICKETS £35.00 | £30.00 Concessions | Ticket includes a private gallery viewing and drinks reception

BOOKINGS 020 7563 9516 | www.wallacecollection.org

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Contemporary Granados | María Canyigueral

Mon 7 November 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A pianist of great personality and sensitivity.' La Vanguardia

Winner of several international music competitions and a finalist at the Concours International de Piano d’Ile de France, Catalan pianist Maria Canyigueral pays homage to the centenary of composer Enrique Granados with a programme of contemporary Spanish piano music, including the UK premiere of a new work by Benet Casablancas inspired by Granados, Dues pàgines per Granados, as well as Granados' own Allegro de concierto Op. 46. A specialist in Catalan repertoire, her recording of Granados' Violin Sonata featuring violinist Lana Trotovsek was recently released on Hedone Records.

Federic Mompou Cançons i danses: 'No. IX'
Antón García Abril Sonatina
Xavier Montsalvatge Sonatine pour Yvette
Benet Casablancas Dues pàgines per Granados (UK premiere)
Enrique Granados Allegro de concierto Op. 46

Click HERE to watch a video

mariacanyigueral.co.uk

This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Goyescas': Music in the Time of Goya | José Menor + The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra

Wed 2 November 2016, 7.00pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

‘One of the most outstanding Spanish pianists.’ The Daily Telegraph

Join Spanish virtuoso pianist José Menor and The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra on an exhilarating musical journey to 18th-century Spain as they mark the 2016 centenary of the great Spanish composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916) with a unique multi-media programme inspired by the life and times of Granados’ greatest muse, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).

Granados was fascinated by the artworks of Francisco de Goya – falling in love (in his own words) ‘with the psychology of Goya and his palette…his quarrels, loves and flatteries’. Recognised internationally as a leading exponent of Granados, the pre-eminent Spanish pianist José Menor – cited as ‘the successor to Alicia de Larrocha’ (Diario de Burgos) – will give a complete performance of Granados’ magnum opus, the monumental piano suite Goyescas alongside other sumptuous vignettes also composed under the Goya banner, as part of a commemorative world tour launched at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

In collaboration with the Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra and special guests including classical guitarist Laura Snowden, soprano Christin Wismann and the illustrious flamenco dancer and percussionist Nina Corti, this exuberant programme also explores the elegant musical aesthetic of Goya's era and its intoxicating effect on the Romantic imagination of Granados’ contemporaries and beyond, to the 20th-century works of de Falla and the film music of Roque Baños. Expect a colourful programme of fiery Spanish fandangos, seguidillas and boleros coupled with well-known classical favourites by Beethoven, Scarlatti and Haydn, set against the Baroque splendour of St John's Smith Square.

Originally curated for The National Gallery as part of the 2015 blockbuster exhibition Goya: The Portraits, this ‘simply fascinating’ programme (Genteventos) is accompanied by a stunning visual projection of Goya artworks and will be introduced by Granados’ great-granddaughter Bárbara Granados.

‘Devastatingly sublime.’ (Music & Vision)

José Menor piano | Laura Snowden guitar | Christin Wismann soprano | Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano | Nina Corti choreography & castanets | Elena Jáuregui violin | Nicole Crespo ODonoghue violin | Cressida Wislocki viola | Evva Mizerska cello

 
Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip
 
This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española and the Embassy of Spain

Image: Detail from La Duquesa de Alba (1797) by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)


TICKETS On the door £30, £20, £15, £10 | Concessions 10% off
Advance bookings Concessions 10% off
25% off when quoting discount code 'BOLERO'
50% off ILAMS Members

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk

       

 

Epsom Chamber Choir: Glories of Spain

Sat 29 October 2016, 7.30pm
Church of St Martin of Tours
Church Street
Epsom, Surrey
KT17 4PX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Epsom Chamber Choir will present a programme of inspiring Spanish Renaissance choral music along with some radiant 20th century Spanish church music.

Epsom Chamber Choir | Piers Maxim conductor

Francisco Guerrero Ave virgo sanctissima | Canciones y villanescas espirituales
Tomás Luis de Victoria Missa O Quam Gloriosum | Duo seraphim

Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum
Pablo Casals O vos omnes
Javier Busto Ave Maria

www.epsomchamberchoir.org.uk


TICKETS Advance bookings £12 | Under 25s £8 On the door £15 | Under 25s £10

BOOKINGS 020  672 5495

MORE INFORMATION stmartinsepsom.org

 

Artur Pizarro at Eaton Square Concerts

Thu 27 October 2016, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Eaton Square Concerts is proud to present world-class chamber music in the heart of London's historic Belgravia district. The outstanding acoustic and stunning neo-classical surroundings of St Peter's Eaton Square make it an ideal venue for concerts from internationally renowned performers to rising stars. On 27th October we are pleased to present the Portuguese winner of the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition, Artur Pizarro, who performs music by three of the great composers of the Romantic era.

Robert Schumann Sonata No. 1
Johannes Brahms Waltzes Op. 39
Sergei Rachmaninov Liebesleid (trans. Fritz Kreisler) | Liebesfreud

www.arturpizarro.pt


TICKETS £18 | £12 concessions | £10 ILAMS Members | Season tickets also available for £60/£40 concessions | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine courtesy of Jeroboams

BOOKINGS 020 7288 6511 | www.eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk/tickets

MORE INFORMATION info@eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk | www.eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk

 

Homenaje a Federico García Lorca

Sun 16 October 2016, 3.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

*Please note change of date*

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Phillida Bannister's beautifully focused contralto voice and expressive artistry are world-class.' BBC Music Magazine

Spanish songs and folksongs from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Works by Narváez and Fuenllana, Granados, Lorca, Falla and Rodrigo.

Phillida Bannister contralto | Alpin Smart guitar


TICKETS £15.00 | £10 Concessions | £10 ILAMS members

BOOKINGS 020 7534 0710

MORE INFORMATION phillidabannister@icloud.com | www.schottmusiclondon.com

 

Duo von Alven-Mantovani: Music for 2 Guitars

Fri 14 October 2016, 1.00pm
Charlton House
Charlton Road
London
SE7 8RE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

The Duo von Alven-Mantovani was formed in 2016 and benefits from the possibilities of the unusual combination between the regular 6-string guitar and the expanded range, 8-string Brahms-guitar. The German and Brazilian guitarists joined forces to explore both the extensive original repertoire for guitar duo and their own transcriptions and arrangements.

Hector Villa-Lobos Prelude No. 1 in E minor | 12 Cirandinhas W 210
Astor Piazzolla Cinco piezas para guitarra
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas Op. 37
Isaac Albéniz 12 Piezas caracteristicas Op. 92
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata for Keyboard in B minor K 87
Federico Mompou Canciones y danzas

Presented by the Royal College of Music


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.greenwichheritage.org/visit/charlton-house

 

Carlos Bonell: 'Three Centuries, Three Continents'

Sun 9 October 2016, 7.00pm
The Old Church
Stoke Newington
London
N16 9ES
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

'Carlos Bonell is a guitarist of superb poetic gifts.' The New York Times

The SHMS 2016-17 season will kick off to a great start with a recital by the renowned guitarist Carlos Bonell playing music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, Armand Coeck, Phillip Houghton, Federico Torroba and Agustín Barrios. Carlos has 20 CDs and DVDs to his name, is a professor of guitar at the Royal College of Music and is currently helping Sir Paul McCartney in preparing a concerto he is composing for guitar and orchestra!

www.carlosbonell.com

This is a Sutton House Music Society event


TICKETS £12 | £10 Retired, Income support, JSA | Free admission to under 26s | Free admission to people with disabilities and their carers | Ticket includes free admission before the concert to view Sutton House

BOOKINGS 07505 609757 | www.unicursal.net/BoxOffice/ticket.php

MORE INFORMATION www.shms.org.uk

 

Piano and Choral Music In Celebration of World Hispanic Day

Sat 8 October 2016, 7.00pm
Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RR
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

An evening of music based on traditional songs and dances which inspired composers, and which have had an impact on the musical identity of Spain and Spanish-speaking America. Hispanic music is a mixture of styles and genres: nostalgic and intoxicating, with jagged chords, rapid gypsy rhythms and off-beat Habanera syncopations. Programme includes works by Albéniz, Granados, Turina, Vásquez, Vila, Littel, Ravel, Cervantes, MoleiroPonceGinastera and Lecuona.

Samira Tabraue piano | Jacquie McBrideThe Orwell Singers

www.samiratabraue.comwww.theorwellsingers.co.uk

This event is organised by Cambridge Spanish Centre in collaboration with inspiring Spanish pianist Samira Tabraue El Jaber and The Orwell Singers


TICKETS £10 I £6 Children

BOOKINGS 01223 561854 | http://cambridgespanishcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION cambridgespanishcentre@gmail.com

 

A Musical Feast of Brazilian & Romantic Composers

3 October 2016 - 4 October 2016, 7.00pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Embassy of Brazil in London is delighted to invite you to two concerts in special homage to the 30th anniversary of the death of Francisco Mignone. Several of his works will be performed, including the piano quintet Iara, for which the score has been restored for this occasion.

Clelia Iruzun piano | Fabio Zanon guitar | Coull Quartet string quartet | Gabriella Di Laccio soprano

3 OCTOBER

Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 5
Francisco Mignone Five Songs' Poem | Iara (European premiere) | Brazilian Dance | Etudes
Alexandre Rachid Variations on a Chinese Theme (dedicated to Clelia) (European premiere)
Radames Gnattali Sonatina

4 OCTOBER

Francisco Mignone 6 Preludes | 2 Brazilian Waltzes | Song of the Black Swan | Prelude No. 1 | Etudes
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 
Robert Schumann Piano Quintet

The event will be followed by a drinks reception 


TICKETS Admission free but booking essential

BOOKINGS culturalbrazil.rsvp@gmail.com

MORE INFORMATION londres.itamaraty.gov.br

 

El Concierto de Aranjuez

Tue 4 October 2016, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

Gems from the Spanish repertoire performed by a Spanish orchestra and one of the leading guitarists of today, Craig Ogden, performing the much-loved Concierto de Aranjuez.

Spanish Symphony Orchestra (La Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia) | Grzegorz Nowak conductor | Craig Ogden guitar

Geronimo Giménez La boda de Luis Alonso (orch. G. Nowak)
Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo: 'Ritual Fire Dance'
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 ‘Italian’

Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Season 2016/2017


TICKETS £42 (Premium seats) £40, £33, £27, £18

BOOKINGS 020 7730 4500 | www.cadoganhall.com

MORE INFORMATION www.cadoganhall.com

 

Florilegium & Guests: Bolivian Baroque - Music from the Missions

Sat 1 October 2016, 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

‘Fascinating...’ Guardian

Today, two important collections of American mission music have been preserved. The first, which comes from the mission churches of San Rafael and Santa Ana, is kept in the library of the Apostolic Vicariate of Ñuflo de Chávez in Concepción, Bolivia. The other, having been more recently found and organized, is a collection of musical manuscripts from the ancient Jesuit missions found in the area of the Moxo natives in Beni, Bolivia. Copies of the latter were made as recently as the 1990s and they have been used in the liturgy and on festive occasions in the native churches and communities of San Ignacio de Moxos, Exaltación, San Lorenzo and Santa Ana. Numerous vocal works with string accompaniments have been found in both collections, in addition to a group of instrumental pieces that are truly exceptional in the area of Latin-American repertoire. Although most of the compositions in these collections are anonymous (composed by indigenous locals with texts in various American languages: Chiquitana, Baure, Moxa, Canichana, and Guarani), the manuscripts also include works by some better known composers including Zipoli and Araujo who we present tonight. These works were used as a model for teaching music throughout the ancient Jesuit missions of South America. They remain unique, as examples of works composed to convert the local Indians to Christianity at the time of the Jesuit occupation of Latin America.

Florilegium | Ashley Solomon director | Gian-Carla Tisera soprano | Katia Escalera soprano | Alina Delgadillo mezzo-soprano | Alfredo Aramayo tenor

Anon Sonata Chiquitanas XVIII | Stella caeli | Tota Pulchra | Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta | Aria Quis me a te | Sonata Chiquitanas IV | Motet Caima, Iyai Jesus
Juan de Araujo Al Llanto mas tierna | Si el amore
Domenico Zipoli Beatus vir

florilegium.org.uk 

Part of Baroque Unwrapped


TICKETS Online Price: £19.50 – £39.50 | Savers £9.50*

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | www.kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@kingsplace.co.uk

 

Becca Marriott: 'Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition'

Tue 27 September 2016, 10.30am
Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'Becca Marriott looked every inch the diva and sung with passionate relish.' The Telegraph

Violence, Religion, Power and Lust: Why did Spain prove such a fruitful backdrop for the most famous European composers of the 19th century? In this lecture, Becca Marriott will look at why the Iberian Peninsula is so heavily populated with great operatic characters: from Figaro and Don Giovanni to Carmen and Don Carlos. Focussing primarily on a selection of the Spanish operas of Verdi, Massenet and Bizet she will take us on a tour of Spain: through war, religion and monarchy, to sexual violence and deceit.

Becca Marriott soprano | Natalie Burch piano

beccamarriott.com | www.natalieburchpiano.com

Part of Opera Prelude Lecture Series 2016


TICKETS £25

BOOKINGS 07908 894333 | www.cadoganhall.com

MORE INFORMATION www.operaprelude.com

 

 

guitarrísimo | Piraí Vaca: 'Angel of the Rain'

Wed 21 September 2016, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

*Please note change of venue*

'One of Latin America's greatest guitarists...’ The Washington Post 

London’s new classical guitar series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a recital by the legendary Bolivian guitarist, Piraí Vaca making a much-awaited UK appearance. A recipient of many international prizes, including the Fellowship of the Americas awarded by the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, Vaca is known for his charismatic stage presence, prodigious technique and profound musical spirituality. Join us in the beautifully atmospheric space that is St Peter's Eaton Square to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain, Cuba and Argentina, alongside exuberant classical rarities from the artist's native Bolivia.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Enrique Granados Danza No. 5 (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Isaac Albéniz Serenata española (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Gilberto Rojas Guadalquivir (arr. Fernando Arduz)
Alfredo Domínguez Feria (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Jorge Luna Alma cruceña (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Eduardo Martín Preludio y Son
Traditional Bolivian Danza del Altiplano (arr. Leo Brouwer)
Quique Sinesi Cielo abierto
Francisco Tárrega Variaciones sobre la jota aragonesa
Cergio Prudencio El ángel de la lluvia

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

www.piraivaca.com

Image by Enrique Menacho

This event is a collaboration between ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Anglo Bolivian Society and Wines from Spain


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | piraivaca.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 

 

Sebastián de Vivanco: Missa pro defunctis

Sat 17 September 2016, 7.30pm
Jesus College Chapel
Jesus Lane
Cambridge
CB5 8BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Sebastián de Vivanco is one of the greatest composers of the Spanish Golden Age, but is also one of its most neglected. Unfortunately he was born in Ávila at the same time as Tomás Luis de Victoria. Blinded by the stunning brilliance of Victoria, scholars and performers are only now starting to appreciate Vivanco’s worth. Educated in music by Bernardino de Ribera and Juan Navarro, Vivanco served as maestro de capilla at the cathedrals of Lérida, Segovia, Ávila and finally at Salamanca. He was appointed Professor of Music at Salamanca University and published his music in three lavish volumes. The music in these volumes show him to have been one of the superlative composers of his time. Bruno Turner has dedicated his life to researching and publishing music from renaissance Spain and is founding editor of Mapa Mundi Editions. He now joins with the men of De Profundis to celebrate his 85th birthday with a concert of music by this neglected Spanish master.

De Profundis | Bruno Turner conductor

Sebastián de Vivanco Missa pro defunctis: 'Requiem' | Lamentations for Maundy Thursday | Lamentations for Holy Saturday | Parce mihi, Domine | Ante diem festum Paschae | De profundis | Vexilla regis | Domine secundum actum meum | Crux fidelis | Circumdederunt me

www.deprofundis.org.uk | www.mapamundimusic.com

Image: Stained-glass window at Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge


TICKETS £16, £12 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

The Sixteen: Gems of the Italian and Portuguese Baroque

Fri 16 September 2016, 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

This dynamic programme of Italian and Portuguese Baroque music is at times reflective, at times uplifting and always inspired. Rebelo’s sumptuous setting of Panis Angelicus is almost opulent while Melgas’ Lamentations are prayerful and imbued with a sense of hope. There is no doubt, however, that the tour de force is Scarlatti’s virtuosic setting of the Stabat Mater.

The SixteenHarry Christophers conductor

Antonio Lotti Crucifixus a 8
Diogo Dias Melgás Popule meus – Improperia | Lamentacao de Quinta Feira Santa | Salve Regina
Domenico Scarlatti Iste Confessor | Stabat Mater a 10
João Lourenço Rebelo Panis angelicus
Antonio Caldara Crucifixus a 16

thesixteen.com

Part of Baroque Unwrapped


TICKETS £24.50 – £49.50

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | tickets.kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.kingsplace.co.uk

 

Javier Herguera Torres: UK Debut

Wed 7 September 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Pianist Javier Herguera Torres makes his UK debut with a programme of Romantic and Contemporary repertoire from his native Spain, including the world premiere of Alejandro Román's Ewig and a self-penned piece written in homage to Enrique Granados to mark the composer's 2016 centenary.

Manuel de Falla El sombrero de tres picos (selection)
Javier Herguera Torres Homenaje a Granados (improvisación)
Miguel Bustamante Cinco por cinco (pequeño estudio)
Juan Antonio Simarro Sueño No. 3
Jorge Grundman In the Still of the Night
Alejandro Román Ewig Op. 58 (world premiere)
Isaac Albéniz Suite Iberia (selection)

www.javierherguera.com

Click HERE to watch a clip

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly with the kind support of the Fundación Piu Mosso


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

Morgan Buckley

Mon 5 September 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Morgan receved his performance degrees from the Royal College of Music (Master of Music, placed first in year one), Trinity College London (Performance Fellowship) and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (Bachelor of Music, placed first). Performances have taken him to prestigious venues such Cadogan Hall, National Gallery Trafalgar Square, the Victoria and Albert Museum, St. James’ Piccadilly, the Bath Guitar Festival, Royal Dublin Society (RDS), the Boyle Arts Festival and the National Concert Hall of Ireland. Still early in his career, Morgan has commissioned new works from a diverse range of composer backgrounds including those from the United States, Spain, the UK, Ireland, France and Brazil. Morgan is delighted to perform on a lattice-braced guitar made by luthier Philip Woodfield.

Morgan Buckley guitar

François Couperin Vingt-sixième ordre
Isaac Albéniz Asturias (Leyenda)
William Walton Five Bagatelles
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe | Memories of the Alhambra

www.morganbuckleyguitar.com

Part of the Richard Carne Trust series


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

Roth Guitar Duo

Mon 5 September 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

The Roth Duo formed in 2014 through a love of chamber music and quickly began to have a musical following. The duo has performed in many venues throughout the UK including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, De Montfort Hall, The Pavilion Arts Centre, St Giles Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle and for Lake District Summer Music and Buxton Festival. Both have taken part in masterclasses with guitarists including Gerald Garcia, Carlos Bonell, Mark Ashford, Robert Brightmore, Chris Stell, Paul Galbraith, Julian Byzantine, Edoardo Catemario, Elena Papandreou, Gary Ryan and the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, and David Russell.

Roth Guitar Duo

Manuel de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat (Selection) (arr. Graciano Tarrago) | La vida breve (arr. E. Pujol)
Sérgio Assad Tres cenas brasileiras
Luigi Boccherini Introduction and Fandango
Paulo Bellinati Jongo
Nigel Westlake Songs from the Forest
Pierre-Petit Toccata

www.rothduo.com


TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required, seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra & Gustavo Dudamel

Sun 4 September 2016, 3.45pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011. As part of our celebration this year of South American music and musicians, we hear the performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne’s Hipnosis mariposa and Heitor Villa-Lobos’s orchestral tribute to J. S. Bach. This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel’s dizzying parody of a fin de siècle waltz, La valse. A Proms hot ticket if ever there was one.

Simón Bolívar Symphony OrchestraGustavo Dudamel conductor

Paul Desenne Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 2
Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloe – Suite No. 2 | La valse

Part of BBC Proms 2016


TICKETS £7.50 - £97

BOOKINGS 020 7589 8212 | tickets.royalalberthall.com

MORE INFORMATION www.royalalberthall.com

 

'María de Buenos Aires': Tango Operita by Astor Piazzolla

30 August 2016 - 3 September 2016, 7.30pm
Arcola Theatre
24, Ashwin Street, Dalston
London
E8 3DL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

‘I hope more people discover this extraordinarily creative little company…’ Fringe Opera

Natalie Katsou returns to Grimeborn to direct María De Buenos Aires, a unique species, the only tango opera (operita, as Astor Piazzolla preferred, no relation to operetta as there is no comedy or lightness in that sense) and poetry libretto by Horacio Ferrer. It involves tango, opera, dance, puppets and a narrator/actor. This rarely-performed fascinating piece will involve a cast of three singers, a quintet orchestra, an actor and a dancing couple. We will be collaborating with Deco Ensemble, the most exciting tango quintet in London, under the musical direction of Ricardo Gosalbo, performing an arrangement by Bob Barnes, with English adaptation by Denise Moreno and Natalie Katsou. Running time: 70 minutes. This production contains violence, scenes of a sexual nature and haze. Suitable for 12+.

Deco EnsembleCatarina Sereno soprano | Ian Helm baritone | Bianca Vrcan & Sasha El Masry tango dancers | Matthew Wade actor | Béatrice de Larragoïti cover soprano

www.operaview.orgwww.decoensemble.comwww.rojoynegroclub.com

Click HERE to watch a trailer

Image by Yiannis Katsaris

An Operaview production in collaboration with Deco Ensemble as part of the Grimeborn Festival 2016 at Arcola Theatre, organised with the support of St Anne's Church Hoxton


TICKETS £15 Standard | £12 Concessions | £10 or less with Arcola Passport | Advance booking strongly recommended

BOOKINGS 020 7503 1646 | www.arcolatheatre.com

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@arcolatheatre.com

 

Jordi Savall

Sat 27 August 2016, 2.30.8.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk
London
SE1 9DT
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Jordi Savall, the world’s most celebrated viola da gamba player, returns to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse after rapturously received sell-out performances. Joined by Dimitri Psonis (Oud, Santur, Saz, Percussion), Savall explores the development of the medieval Eastern and Western traditions both in symbiosis with and reaction to each other during the turn of the seventeenth century. Savall curates a measured dialogue between Eastern and Western musical traditions, bringing together pieces from Afghanistan, Algeria, Italy and elsewhere. In exploring the discourse within the cultural collisions and collusions of the medieval and early modern periods, this concert will resonate with sympathetic strains and remarkable relations.

Jordi Savall Viola da Gamba | Dimitri Psonis Oud/Santur/Saz/Percussion

www.alia-vox.com


TICKETS £15 - £62 Seated, £10 Standing

BOOKINGS 020 7401 9919 | https://tickets.shakespearesglobe.com

MORE INFORMATION tickets@shakespearesglobe.com

 

Prom 51: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop

Wed 24 August 2016, 7.00pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This year’s Proms focus on Latin America in the year the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under its charismatic conductor Marin Alsop. Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.

Marlos Nobre Kabbalah (UK premiere)
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4: 'Prelude'
Sergei Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Gabriela Montero piano | São Paulo Symphony OrchestraMarin Alsop conductor

www.gabrielamontero.com | www.osesp.art.br | www.marinalsop.com

Part of BBC Proms


TICKETS £9.50 to £48 (plus booking fee)

BOOKINGS 020 7070 4410 | www.royalalberthall.com

MORE INFORMATION www.bbc.co.uk/events/enhmbp

 

Emily Kyte Performs Spanish Songs

Fri 12 August 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Guildhall alumni Emily Kyte and Aaron Burrows perform a Spanish-themed programme of songs for mezzo-soprano and piano.

Emily Kyte mezzo-soprano | Aaron Burrows piano

Léo Delibes Les filles de Cadix
Johannes Brahms 'Zigeunerlieder' Gypsy Songs Op. 103
Francis Poulenc Toreador
Manuel de Falla 'Asturiana' from 7 canciones populares españolas | Olas gigantes | El pan de ronda | Dios mío, qué solos se quedan los muertos
Hector Berlioz Zaïde Op. 19, No. 1
Georges Bizet 'Seguidilla' from Carmen

www.emilykyte.com

A Concordia Foundation event


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

The Intrepid Academy: 'Orphénica Lyra'

Wed 10 August 2016, 8.00pm
Jesus College Chapel
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB5 8BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The lyre of Orpheus was at the centre of secular vocal music throughout the Renaissance, as composers sought to rediscover the mythic power of the voice accompanied by a string instrument. The debate raged between those who believed the demi-god Orpheus had tamed the wild beasts with a plucked instrument and those who argued that it was bowed. Sixteenth-century composers used various instruments to represent the lyra – including the lute and the consort of viols. In Spain, Orpheus is also depicted as playing the vihuela da mano (for example on the title-page of Luis Milan’s collection 'El Maestro'), and Miguel de Fuenllana entitled his collection of vihuela songs and solos Orphénica LyraThe Orphic Lyre. Featuring The Intrepid Academy, the programme uses viol consort, vihuela, lute and guitar both in instrumental works and to accompany singer Jennie Cassidy, in music from the late fifteenth-century Palace Song-book of Ferdinand and Isabella, and later songbooks. Texts range from bawdy villancicos to David’s lament for Absalom – all infused with the passion and occasional darkness of renaissance Spain.

Pre-concert talk, 'Hernando Colón's New World of Books', by Dr Edward Wilson-Lee at 7.00pm in the Webb Library, Jesus College (free to ticket holders). 

www.intrepidacademy.co.uk | www.cambridgeearlymusic.org


TICKETS £25 | £22 Concessions | £5 Student Standby | Admission free to under-18s (maximum of 4 per full-paying adult)

BOOKINGS 0333 666 3366 | www.ticketsource.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@cambridgeearlymusic.org

 

Philip Thorby & Friends: 'Música en nuestros tiempos'

Sun 7 August 2016, 4.00pm
Jesus College Chapel
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB5 8BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

The composer and violist Diego Ortiz published his Tratado de Glosas in 1556. The new fashion for solo music played on the viol (and other instruments) to the accompaniment of harpsichord or lute led to many books aimed at teaching players how to improvise divisions (in Spanish, glosas) on madrigals or motets, turning vocal polyphony into dazzling instrumental solos. Ortiz’s Tratado (treatise) differs from his Italian contemporaries in that it explores all forms of improvisation – from unaccompanied solos not based on any original, to divisions on a madrigal, a chanson, and the chord sequences used by the dance bands of the day. Like Ortiz, Bartolomeo de Selma y Salverde wrote music in a broadly Italian style, but with unmistakeable Spanish characteristics. Selma was a virtuoso fagotto (curtal) player. Although his music is in the new baroque style, he still wrote divisions on earlier vocal pieces (by composers such as Lassus and Palestrina) alongside modern canzonas, fantasias and sonatas. Two virtuosos writing music for the 'new' instruments of their time: a programme of fireworks for viol, recorder and curtal.

Frances Eustace curtal | David Hatcher viol, curtal | Emma Murphy recorder, voice | Philip Thorby harpsichord

www.cambridgeearlymusic.org


TICKETS £20 | £18 Concessions | £5 Student Standby | Admission free to under-18s (maximum of 4 per full-paying adult)

BOOKINGS 0333 666 3366 | www.ticketsource.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@cambridgeearlymusic.org

 

Pino Feola: 'Suite española'

Fri 5 August 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

'Impressive Albeniz from an accomplished and original exponent.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Italian guitarist Pino Feola makes his UK debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme of his own Albéniz transcriptions, for which he is best known. Winner of the Sor Competition in Rome and the Tokyo Competition in Japan, Feola is also the recipient of the Italian National Arts Award, Premio delle Arti, awarded by the Italian Ministry of Arts, Education, Universities and Research. He is currently based in Basel, Switzerland and teaches guitar at the City of Basel Music Academy.

Isaac Albéniz Suite española Op. 47 (arr. Manuel Barrueco / Pino Feola)

www.pinofeola.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields with the kind support of Hannabach Strings and Schertler Group


TICKETS Admission free; retiring voluntary collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.org 

 

Cinzia Milani: 'From Spain to Argentina'

Wed 20 July 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'Miss Milani is something more than the usual talented youngster with flying fingers, having a world of expression, musicianship and a feeling for her instrument, all combined with a powerful tone - so rare even in older and more experienced players.' Classical Guitar

Young Italian guitarist Cinzia Milani, makes her UK debut at St James's Piccadilly with a compelling programme of Spanish and Argentine music spanning four centuries. A multi-award-winner from a very young age, Milani has performed and broadcast internationally to great critical acclaim, and has released three albums to date. In addition to the native Spanish repertoire of the classical guitar, Milani also has a special fondness for Argentine repertoire and performs with the Sonatango project as a tango dancer and singer.

Máximo Diego Pujol Tres piezas rioplatenses
Ariel Ramírez Mujeres argentinas
Astor Piazzolla Verano porteño | Jacinto Chiclana
Gaspar Sanz Españoleta | Passacalle | Canarios
Oscar Casares Canciones sefardíes y danza hebrea
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe

Click HERE to watch a video

www.cinziamilani.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free with voluntary exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

'Music for Carlos V and his Children': The Zenobia Scholars at Sounds Sublime Festival

Sat 16 July 2016, 12.40pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Curated by The Sixteen, this free day-long Sounds Sublime Festival showcases the most exciting and vibrant young vocal ensembles from the UK and beyond. The Zenobia Scholars are a high-level young artist choir taking part in a training scheme in Spain. Specialising in Renaissance music, the choir of 18 singers receive mentoring from vocal leaders across the world. Recent performances have brought them to the Festival Barocco in Rome, St John's College Cambridge and a masterclass with Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars. Programme includes music composed for Carlos V and his children, as well as works by Lobo, Josquin, Morales and Victoria.

Cristóbal de Morales 'Agnus Dei' from Missa mille regretz
Josquin des Prez Mille Regretz | Canción del Emperador
Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria Versa est in luctum

PLUS catch a later pop-up performance by the Zenobia Scholars at the National Gallery's Room 30 at 2.45pm

zenobiamusica.com | www.accioncultural.es

Organised by The Sixteen in association with Acción Cultural Española


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION thesixteeneducation.com

 

Valentin Surif Celebrates the Ginastera Centenary

Fri 15 July 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!) 

Valentin Surif, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina is an active solo and chamber musician, as well as a soloist with well known international orchestras. He initially studied with the Chilean pianist Tino Rossetti, and worked with Alicia de Larrocha, Carlo Zecchi, in Italy, with and Sergio Lorenzi and in the United States, Earl Wild and Byron Janis. He was awarded international scholarships to further his studies and has developed a vast repertoire with wide recognition for his interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. Amongst his many awards, in 1995 Surif was recognised by SADAIC as Argentina's greatest classical pianist. In this respect Surif is a strong advocate of music by Argentine composers, which feature significantly in his critically-acclaimed recitals and recordings, which include the Naxos and IRCO labels. In 2010 Surif released Todo Tango, which has just been succeeded by a second volume; music from both these discs being featured in many of his concerts. Valentin Surif is currently the Artistic Director of the Musical Competition of the River Plate and President of ALAPP (Latin American Association of Pianists and Pedagogues) and is affiliated to EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association). Programme includes: 

Juan Jose Ramos Seven Tango Variations
Astor Piazzolla Three Preludes
Alberto Ginastera Danza de la moza donosa
Alberto Ginastera Suite of Creole Dances, Op. 15 

valentinsurif.com.ar

Organised by Opus Musica and the Anglo-Argentine Society 


TICKETS Admission free | Voluntary exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required | Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

 

'Homage to Catalonia' Music Festival

27 June 2016 - 28 June 2016Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
London
SE10 9JF
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend)

'Riu’s vivacious articulation really shines.' The Independent

Artistic Director Elena Riu brings together pianists, guitarists and singers for this free two-day festival celebrating the music of Catalonia as a tribute to Enric Granados on the 100th anniversary of his death. 'Homage to Catalonia' is a project close to Riu’s heart. With this festival she revisits her origins and the repertoire which has shaped her musical life. Bringing this homage to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where Elena was a student (also on the Laban side), and is now a Professor of Piano, feels also like coming full circle.

27 June, 1.00pm | 'The Moor’s Last Sigh': The Music of Isaac Albéniz
27 June, 5.00pm | 'Amor y Muerte': Marta Zabaleta performs the complete Goyescas
27 June, 5.00pm | 'Songs and Dances': The music of Federico Mompou
28 June, 10.30am | Piano Masterclass with Marta Zabaleta and students from Trinity Laban
28 June, 1.00pm | 'Catalonia Nova': New music by Balsach, Broton, Gerhard and Pueyo
28 June, 5.30pm | 'The Nightinghale's Last Song': Douglas Finch improvises on Granados
28 June 6.15pm | 'The Death of Enrique Granados': a talk by Walter Aaron Clark
28 June 7.30pm | 'Poetic Scenes': Elena Riu and friends perform Granados

This event is a collaboration between the Instituto Cervantes, the Institut Ramon Llull and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


TICKETS Admission free to all events

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION elenariu@easynet.co.uk | www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

 

Latino Ladino

Sun 26 June 2016, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Yaniv d’Or and Ensemble NAYA released their first album to great critical acclaim, and Gramophone magazine selected it as one of their top 10 recordings of the year. They return to Wigmore Hall, now joining forces with the ravishing ensemble, Barrocade, with a collection of music from the South in a project entitled Latino Ladino. Mesmerising voices and instruments explore the distinct musical worlds of the Spanish, Jewish and South American traditions in an entirely original combination of these distantly-related musical legacies. 

Yaniv d'Or countertenor | Ensemble NAYABarrocadeAmit Tiefenbrunn viola da gamba

Traditional Shalom Aleichem
Francisco Escalada Canten dos jilguerillos
Trad/Ladino A la una yo nací | Avre tu puerta cerrada | Axerico de quinze años | Morikos | Hija mía | El Rey de Francia | Los guisados de la berenjena
Etienne Moulinié Rio de Sevilla
Gaspar Sanz Canarios | Marizápalos
Yaniv d'Or La soledad de la nochada
Biagio Marini Passacaglia in G minor
Isaac Albéniz Suite española Op. 47: 'Asturias (Leyenda)'
Violetta Parra Gracias a la vida
Vincenzo Calestani Damigella tutta bella


TICKETS £36, £30, £25, £20, £15 | £5 Under-35s

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk | www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

 

'Para Deus e Para Rei': Manuel Cardoso at 450

Sat 18 June 2016, 7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Manuel Cardoso, perhaps the greatest composer of Portugal’s late-blossoming musical Renaissance, was famed both for his religious virtue and his musical gifts. His career spanned the period of national liberation from Spanish rule. King Philip of Spain was a patron, and King João IV of Portugal kept a portrait of the composer in his music library. Cardoso’s polyphony displays the technical refinement of Palestrina but bathed in harmonic richness, laden with suspensions and flecked with chromatic colour, to produce moments of directness and emotional turbulence that surpass the Italian master. The opulent and haunting Missa Miserere mihi Domine will be complemented by motets by Cardoso, Duarte, Lobo and other contemporaries.

The Renaissance SingersDavid Allinson conductor

www.renaissancesingers.com


TICKETS 

On the door £14 | £12 Concessions
In advance £12 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.renaissancesingers.com

MORE INFORMATION 07739 885810 | renaissancesingerslondon@gmail.com | www.renaissancesingers.com

 

'Americas': Two Centuries of Art Songs

Fri 17 June 2016, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Americas' presents an exciting musical journey exploring the rich and exotic repertoire from North to South America. The works presented at this concert showcase the diversity of styles and influences that inspired composers from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, USA and many more. The meeting of soprano Gabriella Di Laccio with pianist Clélia Iruzun creates a very entertaining programme and gives those unfamiliar to North American to South American art song a taste of what is to be found in this vast and varied continent.

Amy Beach 3 Shakespeare Songs
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
Theodoro Varcarcél Suray surita
Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas
Waldemar Henrique Foi bôto sinhá | Tamba-Tajá | Uirapuru | ABC de lampeão | Boi bumbá
Heitor Villa-Lobos Singing Tree | Food for Thought
George Gershwin By Strauss | Boy Wanted

www.gabrielladilaccio.comwww.cleliairuzun.com


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

 

Havana Evening

Sat 11 June 2016, 7.30pm
Rosslyn Chapel
3, Pilgrim's Place
London
NW3 1NG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend)

'Gripping from the take-off.' The Guardian

Award-winning soprano Laura Mitchell performs music from Cuba, Latin American and Spain accompanied by guitarist Ahmed Dickinson and pianist Eralys Fernández.

Joaquin Rodrigo Tres canciones españolas | Cuatro madrigales amatorios (Arr. Dickinson Cárdenas)
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares españolas
Ernesto Cordero 4 Works for Voice & Guitar
Astor Piazzolla Adiós Nonino
Moisés Moleiro Joropo
Jose María Vitier Dance of the End of the Century
Enrique Granados Allegro de Concierto Op. 46
Ernesto Lecuona 5 Songs with Texts by Juana de Ibarborou | María La O | Siboney
 
Click HERE to listen to an audio clip
 
 

TICKETS £12 on the door | Concessions £10 | £10 ILAMS Members

 

Quimantu: 'Cantata Socavón'

Fri 10 June 2016, 8.30pm
Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King Street
London
W6 0QL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'A magnificent musical, cultural and academic work, which will remain as an artistic legacy for the future.' Martin Morales

This concert performance of the Cantata Socavón by the renowned Anglo-Chilean group Quimantu, with guest musicians and narrator Selma Ortíz, will be the live world premiere of this major work, composed by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga. The history of the coal-mining region of Chile is narrated in 12 musical movements with narrative passages.

Mauricio Venegas-Astorga voice, guitars | Laura Venegas voice, bass, bombo | Yuri Betancourt voice, guitar, flutes | Rachel Pantin violin | Galvarino Ceron guitar | Jess Martin saxophone | Julia Wagner ‘Cello | Mark Troop piano | Paul Taylor trumpet | Selma Ortiz narration

Click HERE to watch a video

www.quimantu.net

This event is part of the Festival Voces Chilenas en Gran Bretaña – Chilean Voices in Great Britain at the Lyric Hammersmith


TICKETS £15 | £8 Concessions | Free admission to under-16s

BOOKINGS www.lyric.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION 020 8741 6850 | www.quimantu.net

 

guitarrísimo: 'The Mexican Guitar' with Morgan Szymanski

Thu 9 June 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Top class in every respect.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a recital by Morgan Szymanski. Widely considered the greatest Mexican guitarist of his generation, Szymanski is also a passionate ambassador for the classical guitar repertoire of his homeland, and in this recital he explores various facets of the Mexican guitar canon, ranging from the contemporary sound worlds of Julio César Oliva and his exuberant evocations of Mexican landscapes, to more cosmopolitan works by Mexican-Italian composer, Simone Iannarelli, and, of course, an indispensable selection of lush, romantic songs by the seminal Mexican composer, Manuel M. Ponce, transcribed by Segovia. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Mexico.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Julio César Oliva Estampas de México
Simone Iannarelli Italian Coffee
Manuel M. Ponce Cuiden su vida | Estrellita | Scherzino mexicano | Tres canciones populares mexicanas

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The British Mexican Society and Wines from Spain


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm



 

Michael Butten

Fri 27 May 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'This was playing of exceptional accomplishment, distinguished by a natural warmth of tone and finely judged nuance of expression.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Royal Academy student, Michael Butten, presents an all-Latin programme of classical guitar music.

Luis Narvaez Guárdame las vacas | Variations on ‘O Gloriosa Domina’ | Baxa de contrapunto
Manuel Ponce Sonata No. 3
Joaquín Rodrigo En los trigales
Manuel de Falla Homenaje (Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy) | 'Danza del molinero' from El sombrero de tres picos

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

www.michaelbutten.co.uk

This event is part of the Royal Academy of Music series at St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

Latin American Music Seminar

Sat 21 May 2016, 10.15am
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

The Latin American Music Seminar is a British forum for Latin American music research that meets twice yearly.

10.15 Coffee
10.40 Welcome
10.45 Cintia Cristia (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina): The Incidence of Painting in Musical Poetics: Three Contrasting Cases in Argentinean Contemporary Music
11.30 Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge): Latin America and the Beginnings of Operatic Globalization
12.15 Jochen Eisentraut (University of Bangor): Serendipitous Ethnography and the Trade in African-Brazilian Culture
1.00 Lunch (sandwiches provided)
2.15 Paola Luna (Université Paris Sorbonne): Intangible Cultural Heritage and Women's Invisibility in Guapi, Colombia
3.00 James Butterworth (University of Cambridge): Peruvian Huayno Music and the Business of Sentimentality
3.45 Tea followed by live music

Hosted by the Institute of Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Research


TICKETS £8.00 contribution towards coffee, tea and lunch

BOOKINGS To attend, please book a place by Wednesday 18th May at www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk

 

Granados and Beyond

Tue 17 May 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

A commemorative recital celebrating Granados on the centenary year of his death, featuring students of Trinity Laban professor Elena Riu in a Keyboard Department showcase.

Miha Smirnov Ostir piano | Pablo Álvarez Delgado piano | Ieva Caune piano

Enrique Granados Eight Poetic Waltzes | Goyescas (selection)
Manuel de Falla Fantasía bética

An Instituto Cervantes event in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, St Martin-in-the-Fields and EUNIC London
 

TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Spanish Music by Juan Antonio Simarro

Fri 6 May 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Melodic and captivating, the music of the pianist and Spanish composer, Juan Antonio Simarro, is as exquisite as it is unclassifiable.’ ABC

Spanish performer and composer, Juan Antonio Simarro, known best for his music for film and television, joins forces with Royal Academy Miriam Jenkins scholar, Roberts Balanas, to present a selection of his own works for piano and violin.

Juan Antonio Simarro Dream No. 2 | Dream No. 3 | Duo No. 2 | Bitter Sweet | Cádiz | Adagio | Night at the Cafe Montarto

www.juanantoniosimarro.com | www.robertsbalanas.com


TICKETS: Admission free | Retiring collection

BOOKINGS: Unreserved seating; no booking required

MORE INFORMATION: www.sjp.org.uk

 

 

'Revival and Adaptation in Contemporary Paraguayan Music': Homage to Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Thu 5 May 2016, 6.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Agustín Barrrios Mangoré (1885-1944) is today considered one of Latin America's all-time great guitar composers, his works forming part of the repertoire of the world's best guitarists. However, his work was less appreciated during his lifetime and even long after his death. In her talk, Dr Simone Krüger, sociologist and musicologist at the University of Liverpool, will examine how in the mid-70s Barrios was rediscovered and how since then his audience has continued to grow.

Portuguese guitarist Tiago Gomes will illustrate the talk with pieces by the composer.

An Anglo-Paraguayan Society event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS Free admission, but booking recommended

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.com

MORE INFORMATION 020 7201 0752

 

Barbara Nissman celebrates Ginastera 100

Sun 24 April 2016, 11.30am
Kings Place, Hall One
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera wrote and dedicated his final composition to Barbara Nissman. He proclaimed her ‘the finest interpreter of his work and one of the finest pianists in the world.’ Come celebrate with Barbara the 100th birthday of Ginastera and the birthdays of the three composers who influenced him the most: Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók and the ‘godfather’ of all of them, Franz Liszt. All composers ‘borrow’ from each other and Ginastera was no exception. Prokofiev’s music helped define his pianism and strong rhythmic profile. Bartok’s commitment to his Hungarian heritage gave Ginastera the courage to explore his own Latin-American roots. And Franz Liszt, one of Ginastera’s favorite composers inspired his love of the piano and provided the foundation for his pianistic bravura. Barbara met Ginastera when she was a post-doctoral student at the University of Michigan and was invited to perform his First Piano Concerto. She recently recorded all three of his Piano Concertos. Her recordings of Prokofiev, Liszt and Bartók are considered ‘definitive’. Barbara will discuss and share her memories of Ginastera along with her joy and passion for his vibrant music.

Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz
Bela Bartók Allegro Barbaro | 'Musiques nocturnes' from Out of Doors
Alberto Ginastera Tres Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2 | Sonata No. 3, Op. 55 (dedicated to Barbara Nissman) | Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 1, Op. 1 | Sonata No. 3, Op. 28

barbaranissman.com


TICKETS £14.50 (incl. tea or coffee)

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@kingsplace.co.uk

 

From the House of Love: 'Un romance español' with Casa Margarita

Sat 23 April 2016, 8.45pm
The Stables MK
Stockwell Lane
Wavendon, Milton Keynes
MK17 8LU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

‘A fabulous event of storytelling, song and music making, with great musicians, stunning Spanish music and virtuosic castanets. This is Casa Margarita’s latest – and most compelling – production. Not to be missed!‘ 
BBC Radio Oxford

Acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita appear at this world-class music theatre venue with more captivating tales, music and song from La Casa del Amor in this Spanish romance illustrated with wild performances from Margarita herself, surprising entertainment, sensational percussion and virtuosic castanet-playing! This intimate show combines the beautiful music of Spanish composers Granados, Rodrigo, Falla, Torroba, Albéniz and others with an outpouring of wonderful tales. Performed in London's West End last Autumn, with sell out performances.

Nicola Harrison script/voice/percussion | Guy Newbury piano | Edward Brenton violin | Gerard Cousins guitar/percussion | Benito Cousens narrator/percussion

www.casa-margarita.co.uk

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

Image by John Batten


TICKETS £12 on the door | £10 in advance | £7 ILAMS Members (available on phone bookings only; please email info@ilams.org.uk for discount code)

BOOKINGS 01908 280800 | purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase

MORE INFORMATION 07733 448279 | Nicolaharrison_singer@hotmail.co.uk | www.stables.org

 

guitarrísimo: 'Cervantes and his Bigüela' with Alfred Fernández

Thu 21 April 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Fernández produces colours of crystalline beauty, creating a dreamlike, magical and fantastical atmosphere.’ (Compact CD Magazine)

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a solo concert by the illustrious early guitarist Alfred Fernández in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. A precursor of the classical guitar, the vihuela rose to prominence in 16th-century Spain to become one of the most popular classical instruments of its day. It also features conspicuously in the work of Cervantes, whose father is reported to have been an avid fan of the instrument. Fernández will perform a choice programme of 16th-century Spanish vihuela music by its foremost composers, interspersed with narrated Sonnets and Epitaphs by the great Spanish Golden Age author. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain.

Enríquez de Valderrábano Et resurrexit | Benedictus | Pleni sunt | Agnus dei | Cinco fantasías
Luis de Narváez Cuatro fantasías
Miguel de Fuenllana Si amores me han de matar | ¿Con qué la lavaré? | Morenica dame un beso
Luis de Milán Cinco fantasías
Esteban Daza Dame acogida en tu ato | Nunca más verán mis ojos | Gritos daba la morenica
Diego de Pisador Dezilde al cavallero | Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho | Fantasía | Si la noche haze escura

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Lute Society and Wines from Spain.


TICKETS Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm | alfredvihuela.wix.com



 

St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Institute Series – Portugal: Artur Pereira

Tue 19 April 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘An impressive display of bravura and imagination to match his finger-cracking technical virtuosity.' Darlington and Stockton Times

Artur Pereira Piano

Born in Lamego, Portugal, Artur started his music studies aged seven and gave his first recital at thirteen. He studied at the Oporto Superior School of Music with Constantin Sandu and won the Young Composers competition, the Oporto Conservatoire piano competition and the Maria Carolina Pimentel piano competition. He was invited to continue his studies at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, with Nina Schumann and Benjamin van Eeden, completing his Degree in 2006 with a First. He won the piano category at the ATKV Muziq competition and received the Betsie Cluver Prize for best overall mark in the final year recital. In 2010 Artur obtained his Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying under Norma Fisher, with grants from the Stanley Picker Trust, the Ann Gerrard Foundation and Centro Nacional de Cultura. He also won the Silverstone-Blank Piano Duo competition. His programme includes the Petite Suite by Portuguese composer, António Fragoso.

In partnership with EUNIC London, representing the Embassy of Portugal


TICKETS Admission free; retiring voluntary collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.org

 

Clara Rodríguez: 'Alma llanera'

Sat 16 April 2016, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

 'A poet of the piano.' Antonio Estévez

Acclaimed Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodríguez plays a concert in the heart of London at St James's Piccadilly. A thrilling evening of the richly diverse music of Latin America that is guaranteed to lift the spirits. As played by Clara Rodriguez, one of the foremost of today's exponents of this repertoire, it is infectious and certain to make you smile. 'Alma llanera' ('Soul of the Plains') is a vibrant insight into the rich diversity of the music catalogue of Latin America with infectious, heart-warming music performed by the pre-eminent exponent of the Latin American piano music on the world stage Clara Rodríguez. Music from the USA, Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina in a programme that will include:

Simón Díaz Caballo viejo
Antonio Estévez Canciones infantiles
Genaro Prieto Apure en un viaje
Juan Carlos Núñez Retrato de Aldemaro Romero
Ernesto Nazareth Tangos
George Gershwin Preludes
Pedro Elías Gutiérrez Alma llanera
 

TICKETS £18.00 | £15.00 Concessions | £15 ILAMS Members (please email info@ilams.org.uk for the discount code)

BOOKINGS http://clararodriguez.brownpapertickets.com/

 

St Paul's Sinfonia with Elena Riu & Stephen Kennedy

Fri 15 April 2016, 7.30pm
St Alfege Church
Greenwich
London
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Full marks for a superb performance... Andrew Morley and his orchestra are to be watched.' Seen and Heard

Elena Riu piano | Stephen Kennedy baritone | Andrew Morley conductor | St Paul's Sinfonia

St Paul’s Sinfonia is a chamber orchestra based in Greenwich and Lewisham, south London. Its concert series has been running since 2004, and in September 2015 the orchestra enters its twelfth season of concerts. The Sinfonia prides itself on its wide repertoire, from Romantic symphonies to smaller Baroque masterpieces, and from some of the earliest music for chamber orchestra to brand-new commissions.

Alberto Ginastera Variaciones concertantes
Manuel de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Gustav Mahler Kindertotenlieder

www.stpaulssinfonia.com


TICKETS £12 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS Tickets available on the door from 7.00pm

 

Javier Camarena & Ángel Rodriguez

Thu 14 April 2016, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘Javier Camarena had a triumphant evening, singing with a hearty, burnished tone... He’s a singer capable of gladiatorial power but also subtle shadings, supple phrasing and a thoroughly convincing Italian flavor.’ New York Times

Javier Camarena tenor | Ángel Rodriguez piano

Javier Camarena returns to the Rosenblatt Recitals series having made his sensational debut last season. Hailed as ‘one of the most exciting tenors singing today’ (Huffington Post), he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011 and became the third singer in modern times to give a rare encore at the Met – preceded only by Luciano Pavarotti and Juan Diego Flórez – after stepping in for Flórez in La cenerentola in 2014. Programme includes:

José Serrano El trust de los tenorios: 'Te quiero, morena'
Ruperto Chapí La bruja: 'No extrañéis, no, que se escapen'
Agustín Lara Oracion Caribe | Mujer | Veracruz
Luis Arcaráz Bonita
Tato Nacho La borrachita | Tengo nostalgia de ti | Intima
Jorge del Moral No niegues que me quisiste

www.javiercamarena.com.mx

Part of the Rosenblatt Recitals Series


TICKETS £30, £26, £22, £18, £16

BOOKINGS wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION 020 7935 2141 | boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk


 

Sergio Tiempo Performs Ginastera with Dudamel and the LA Phil

Tue 22 March 2016, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Dudamel and the Los Angeles Phil: the world’s hottest young conductor and his dynamic orchestra begin an adventurous London residency at the Barbican. When Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the result has been described as ‘virtual combustion’. So the world’s most explosive conductor / orchestra partnership ignite their Barbican residency exactly the way you’d expect – with four fresh modern classics from the New World, including Ginastera's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Sergio Tiempo. Gustavo Dudamel’s name is a byword for innovation and energy, just as the LA Philharmonic is renowned for its virtuosity and flair. And they start their London residency the way they intend to go on: giving a jolt of electricity to New World classics.

John Williams Soundings (UK premiere)
Alberto Ginastera Piano Concerto No. 1
Andrew Norman Play: Level 1 (UK premiere)
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version)


TICKETS £15-65

BOOKINGS www.barbican.org.uk

 

Valentina Díaz-Frénot

Fri 18 March 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A pianist with a clear, luminous and sensitive touch who intelligently conveys her musical ideas.' Scherzo

Leading Argentine pianist, Valentina Díaz-Frénot, returns to St James's Piccadilly with a programme commemorating the twin centenaries of Argentine composer, Alberto Ginastera, and Spanish composer, Enrique Granados, alongside works by Isaac Albéniz.

Enrique Granados Dos danzas | Goyescas 
Isaac Albéniz Suite española | Suite Iberia
Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk | www.valentinadiaz-frenot.net

 

Fernando Cury and Márlou Peruzzolo

Thu 17 March 2016, 6.30pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Ambassador of Brazil to the UK, Eduardo dos Santos, cordially invites you to a classical guitar recital given by students of the University of Aveiro in Portugal, Fernando Cury and Márlou Peruzzolo.

Arthur Kampela Study 1977 | Ponteio | Fandango | Ballad | Percussive Dances
Samuel Peruzzolo-Vieira After Ando's Church on the Water | 54 Toys
Edino Krieger Passacaglia for Fred Schneiter
Celso Lourenço Chaves Portais e a Abside (Portals and the Apse)
Ronaldo Miranda Appassionata
 
 
Click HERE to watch a video
 

TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS culturalbrazil.rsvp@gmail.com (Booking essential)

 

Words and Music: Cervantes, Shakespeare, Vaughan Williams and Rodrigo

Wed 16 March 2016, 3.30pm
Queens Building LT2, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
The Queen's Drive
Exeter
EX4 4QH
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

Raymond Calcraft (University of Exeter, Retired) offers a paper on the relationship between literature and the music inspired by it, in the work of certain writers and composers. The essential focus will however be on short texts by Cervantes, from Don Quijote de la Mancha, and Shakespeare, from The Merchant of Venice, as set to music, respectively, by Joaquín Rodrigo and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Illustrated with brief extracts from recordings of Ausencias de Dulcinea and Serenade to Music, the lecture will attempt to show that the qualities of the chosen texts are strikingly emphasized by the two composers’ music.


TICKETS Admission Free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.exeter.ac.uk

 

Gabriela Montero Performs Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and Golijov

Tue 15 March 2016, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

One of South America’s most innovative performers, award-winning pianist Gabriela Montero, joins Scottish Ensemble for an exploration of works from two very different continents, including works from Brazil and Argentina.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor K546 | Piano Concerto in E flat major K449
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5: 'Aria (Cantilena)' (arr. John Krance for strings)
Johann Sebastian Bach The Musical Offering BWV1079 | Ricercar a6
Ástor Piazzolla 3 Pieces for Piano and Strings
Osvaldo Golijov Last Round


TICKETS £36, £30, £25, £20, £15

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

Latin American Art Song Recital

Wed 2 March 2016, 6.30pm
Old Hall, Queens' College
Silver Street
Cambridge
CB3 9ET
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Mexican soprano, Alma Alvarez, and Argentine-Italian pianist, Francesca Fierro, present a selection of songs by Latin American composers, including:

Blas Galindo
Domingo Lobato
Alberto Ginastera
Carlos Guastavino
 
 

MORE INFORMATION 07850 450942 | contact@almaalvarez.com

 

guitarrísimo: Manuel Valencia

Wed 24 February 2016, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

SOLD OUT

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar - Spain's national instrument par excellence - launching with a solo concert by exciting young virtuoso and rising flamenco star, Manuel Valencia, performing a selection of his own compositions, as part of the London Flamenco Festival. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful flamenco guitar music of Spain.

PLUS Join us for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine after the concert!

Manuel Valencia grew up with a guitar under his arm. He studied with his uncle, Fernando Terremoto, before being recruited by Gerardo Núñez to join his ensemble, with whom he has toured internationally. A great song accompanist, Valencia has underpinned the voices of Vicente Soto 'Sordera', Manuel Agujetas, José Mercé, Pansequito, Aurora Vargas, Tomasa 'La Macanita' Juana del Pipa, Fernando Terremoto as well as newer voices like Felipa Moreno, Jesús Méndez and David Carpio. As a concert soloist he made his debut in 2010 at the Festival of Jerez, which paved the way for subsequent appearances at the Seville Biennial, the Festival de la Mistela, Mont de Marsan and Suma Flamenca. In 2014 he won the ‘Revelation Giraldillo’ of the Bienal de Sevilla “for his original contributions to traditional toque”. His first solo album is shortly due for release.

Manuel Valencia Gandinga (bulería por soleá) | Entre mis manos (rondeña) | La fuente nueva (alegrías) | Velo de flor (minera-fandango) | A mi tío Manuel Morao (siguiriya) | Neferet (bulería)

Click HERE to watch a video

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the London Flamenco Festival with the kind support of Wines from Spain


TICKETS On the door: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS | In advance: £10, £8 Concessions, £6 Members of ILAMS | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine | Advance booking strongly recommended

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk

SOLD OUT

 

Tomas Luis de Victoria, Requiem Mass 1605

Wed 17 February 2016, 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Removed from its liturgical, historical and architectural setting and performed in a concert hall, Victoria’s Requiem remains a monumental, stunning work of Renaissance art. In this new collaboration, the work is set in a new context: early music ensemble The Musicall Compass’s performance is linked by solo improvisations by the brilliant young guitarist/composer Laura Snowden.

Crispin Lewis director | Claire Tomlin soprano | Emily Atkinson soprano | Ian Aitkenhead alto | Paul Bentley-Angell tenor | Chris Lombard tenor | Adrian Horsewood baritone | Laura Snowden guitar

themusicallcompass.com | laurasnowden.co.uk


TICKETS £14.50, £19.50, £24.50

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | www.kingsplace.co.uk

 

Spanish Premieres by Maria Canyigueral

Mon 8 February 2016, 1.10pm
Blackheath Halls, Recital Room
23 Lee Road
London
SE3 9RQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'A pianist with a great personality and sensitivity'. La Vanguardia

Spanish pianist Maria Canyigueral performs two UK premieres by Spanish composers.

Haydn Sonata in E minor Hob. XVI: 34
Guix Drizzle Draft (UK premiere)
Casablancas Una pàgina per Chopin (UK premiere)
Berg Sonata Op. 1
Montsalvatge Sonatine pour Yvette
Scriabin Preludes Op. 11 (selection)

http://mariacanyigueral.com

A light lunch is available prior to the recital


TICKETS Free admission (retiring donation)

MORE INFORMATION 020 8463 0100 | www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

 

Maglia-Wetherill Duo: 'From Ancient Europe to Contemporary Latin America'

Tue 2 February 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
United Kingdom

'A big talent.' Roy Travis

The Maglia-Wetherill Duo make their ILAMS debut with a programme traversing space and time, from the early music of Europe to the contemporary music of Latin America, including Maglia’s own work El otro amanecer, a piece based on indigenous Latin American songs which won First Prize at the Yage Austria International Composition Competition 2005.

Linda Di Martino Wetherill flute | Fernando Maglia guitar

John Dowland Lachrimae Pavan | The Earle of Essex Galiard
George Friedrich Handel Sonata in A Minor
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Astor Piazzolla La historia del tango
Leo Brouwer El elogio de la danza
Fernando Maglia El otro amanecer
Castilla/Leguizamon Balderrama
Atahualpa Yupanqui Luna tucumana

www.lindawetherill.com | sites.google.com/site/fernandomaglia/home
 
This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields
 

TICKETS Admission free | Retiring collection

BOOKINGS Unreserved seating, no booking required

MORE INFORMATION www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Maria Camahort Quintet at Omnibus Venue

Sun 31 January 2016, 7.30pm
Omnibus Clapham
1, Clapham Common Northside

London
SW4 0QW
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Maria Camahort with her Quintet is making an admirable contribution to the musical life of London.' International Classical Guitar

The Maria Camahort Quintet’s 'Iberian Colours' is a unique programme of music by Spanish composers, reinterpreted to include collaborations between musicians from different backgrounds, each with their own distinctive personality. The Quintet are hugely popular performers at leading London venues (Kings Place, Purcell Room, St James Picadilly, St Martin in the Fields, Milton Court, The Forge) and it is a privilege to have them at Omnibus this Spring season.

Frederic Mompou Songs and Dances | Cantar del alma
Chano Domínguez Pa mi niño
Manuel de Falla Popular Spanish Songs
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Feliu Gasull Lullaby | Bosc | Fe
Maria Camahort 2 Songs with Poetry of F. García-Lorca
Paco de Lucía Canción de amor
 
Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

TICKETS £10 | 20% Discount to ILAMS Members

BOOKINGS 020 7498 4699 | omnibus-clapham.org

 

Paul Roberts: 'Cross Currents of France and Spain'

Sat 30 January 2016, 7.30pm
Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Herschel Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘Never has so much colour been allied to so much rhythm’, Debussy wrote, on first hearing Spanish piano music. In this recital Paul Roberts demonstrates the accuracy of this response by putting piano music by Debussy and Ravel side-by-side with the Spanish masters: Albéniz and Falla, who like so many artists at the beginning of the 20th century were drawn to the vibrant culture of the French capital; and the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, who lived in Paris and was hailed as the natural follower of Debussy.

Claude Debussy 'Puerto del vino' from Préludes (Book Two) | 'Soirée dans Grenade' from Estampes
Maurice Ravel 'Alborada del gracioso' from Miroirs
Manuel de Falla Hommage to Debussy | Fantasía baética
Isaac Albéniz Suite espagnole | 'Córdoba' from Chants d’Espagne
Federico Mompou Impresiones íntimas

www.paulrobertspiano.com

Part of the Intimate Engagements concert series at Clare Hall


TICKETS £15 | £10 Clare Hall Members | £5 Students
BOOKINGS 01223 332360
MORE INFORMATION music@clarehall.cam.ac.uk | www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk

 

I Maestri Gala: 'Night in the Gardens of Spain'

Sat 16 January 2016, 6.30pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

I Maestri celebrate their 15th anniversary with a dazzling program of Spanish flair, beginning with Bizet's seductive Carmen and ending with Ravel's famous Boléro. I Maestri is an established orchestra under the patronage of Sir Neville Marriner which gives a platform to aspiring conductors and soloists wishing to develop their experience and knowledge in an environment of mutual co-operation. The orchestra is made of mix of the best orchestral players to the best amateurs as well as recently graduated students. I Maestri has also helped soloists such as Nicola Bennedetti, Maxim Rysanov, Kristina Blaumane in giving them a platform in a more relaxed setting.

I Maestri OrchestraLeora Cohen violin | Mine Dogantan-Dack piano | George Hlawiczka, Jorg Hammann, Anastasios Strikos conductors 

Georges Bizet Carmen Overture
Edouard Lalo Symphonie espagnole
Manuel de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Maurice Ravel Boléro

imaestri.weebly.com


TICKETS £18, £12

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

 

Sarah Chan

Thu 14 January 2016, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

An international pianist, educator, and scholar, Sarah Chan has brought her artistry, teaching, and scholarship to a wide range of audiences throughout America, Europe, and Asia. As concert pianist, Chan has won numerous awards including The American Prize in Piano Performance, "Rising Artist" selection by New York Concert Artists and Associates, feature in the Carnegie Emerging Artists recital series of New York, and the 2014 PianoTexas International Academy and Festival concerto prize (professional division). In this recital she explores Spanish repertoire and other works relating to Spain.

Claude Debussy Prelude No. 5 | La soirée dans Grenade
Maurice Ravel Alborado del gracioso
Isaac Albéniz Asturias (Leyenda) | El albaicín
Joaquín Turina Seguiriya
Frederic Chopin Barcarolle | Etudes | Ballade No. 3


TICKETS £15 | £12 concessions

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 | brownpapertickets.com

 

The Los Angeles Duo + Evva Mizerska

Mon 7 December 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

The Los Angeles Duo present an innovative take on the vocal music of the Americas with special guest cellist Evva Mizerska.

George Gershwin ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
Leonard Bernstein ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story
William Bolcom ‘Amor’ from Cabaret Songs
Ernesto Lecuona Always in my Heart | 'Escucha al ruiseñor' from María la O
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
Aaron Copland 'At the River' from Old American Songs
Alberto Ginastera 'Arrorró' from Cinco canciones populares argentinas Op. 10

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

The Nuevo Tango Experience

Wed 2 December 2015, 7.30pm
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

‘Deco Ensemble displayed musicianship of the highest calibre in their interpretation of Piazzolla's tango music - they played every note as if their life depended on it…’ Kenneth Richardson, Oundle International Festival

Deco Ensemble invites music lovers to their last concert of the Autumn season where they have combined their spirit of fearless exploration to re-imagine the Tango Nuevo Quintet, combining classical, jazz and traditional influences. Deco Ensemble has been described as an ‘exceptional’ ensemble ‘of the highest calibre’, with a ‘strong and highly individual voice’. Their adventurous programming and virtuoso performances display extraordinary breadth and creativity.

Ramiro Gallo El ultimo kurdo | Las malenas
Astor Piazzolla Muerte del angel | Milonga del angel | Tango del diablo | Mumuki | Triunfal
Emiliano Greco Sisima (UK premiere)
Gustavo Beytelmann Encuentro
Frederic Devreese Dream & Tango

www.decoensemble.com

Click HERE to hear an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

Image by Magdalena Paszko


TICKETS £10

BOOKINGS 020 7383 7808 | https://uk.patronbase.com

MORE INFORMATION contact@forgevenue.org

 

'A Light to the World' Christmas Carol Service

Tue 1 December 2015, 7.15pm
St James' Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place
22, George Street
London
W1U 3QY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

The Anglo Latin American Foundation (ALAF) is proud to present 'A Light to the World'; a wonderful Carol Service in aid of the poor children of Latin America, followed by a drinks reception.

St James’s Choir | Katherine Prado

This event is sponsored by all the Anglo Latin American societies and supported by the Latin American embassies


TICKETS £20 including drinks reception | Children under 12 years old go free 

BOOKINGS 07789 485052 | claudio@ena.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION www.alaf.co.uk

 

London Song Festival: 'Seville, City of Towers'

Fri 27 November 2015, 7.30pm
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Munster Square
London
NW1 3PT
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

In this concert, entitled 'Seville, City of Towers', words and music will combine to evoke the atmosphere, history and culture of this most vibrant of cities, and bring some Spanish heat and passion to a cold November evening in London. Songs by Spanish and Latin - together with English, Geman and French - composers will be combined with spoken extracts from historical newspaper reports, diaries and letters to create a sensual picture of Seville. Presented by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) and Josep-Ramon Olive (baritone), two rising stars from the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Nigel Foster (piano), Director of The London Song Festival. Wine will be served during the interval.

Joaquín Turina Canto a Sevilla
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas
Fernando Obradors El vito | Malagueña de la madrugada
Hugo Wolf Spanisches Liederbuch
Robert Schumann Der Hidalgo
William Walton Through Gilded Trellises
Joaquín Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
Xavier Montsalvatge Canciones para niños
Joaquín Nin Granadina | Diez villancicos españoles
Joaquín Nin-Culmell Cuatro canciones populares de Andalucía
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Emmanuel Chabrier España
Leo Delibes Les Filles de Cadix

www.lorenapaznieto.com | www.josepramonolive.cat

This is the final concert of the 2015 London Song Festival


TICKETS £15 | £10 concessions | £10 lLAMS members

BOOKINGS www.londonsongfestival.org

MORE INFORMATION info@londonsongfestival.org

 

'Music in the Time of Goya' at the National Gallery

Fri 27 November 2015, 6.00pm
Barry Rooms (Room 36), The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DN
United Kingdom

ILAMS is proud to present 'Music in the Time of Goya', a chamber-music celebration of the great Spanish painter Francisco de Goya y Lucientes inspired by The National Gallery's new exhibition, Goya: the Portraits. Join us in the opulent splendour of the National Gallery's Barry Rooms as we explore the elegant musical aesthetic of Goya's era and its intoxicating effect on the Romantic imagination of 19th-century composers such as Enrique Granados, and beyond to the 20th-century works of Manuel de FallaMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the film music of Roque Baños. Expect a colourful programme of fiery Spanish fandangos, seguidillas and boleros alongside well-known classical favourites by Beethoven, Ravel, Scarlatti and Sor, performed by an exciting collective of leading young Iberican artists with special guest, flamenco dancer and percussionist, Nina Corti.

Nina Corti percussion & choreography | Amaia Azcona Cildoz soprano | Cressida Wislocki viola | Eduardo Frías piano | Elena Jáuregui violin | Evva Mizerska cello | Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano | Isabel María Martínez guitar | Violeta Barrena violin

 
Click HERE to watch a video by one of our featured artists
Click HERE to watch the National Gallery exhibition trailer for Goya: The Portraits

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the National Gallery with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española and the Fundación Piu Mosso, and is curated by Helen Glaisher-Hernández

Image: Detail from A Picnic 1785–90 by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes © The National Gallery


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.ukwww.nationalgallery.org.uk

 

 

2nd Spanish Song & Zarzuela Festival

11 October 2015 - 26 November 2015Venues across London
United Kingdom

The 2nd Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival offers a musical journey from the Argentine tangos of Astor Piazzolla and the Mexican songs of Manuel Ponce, ending at the Iberian Peninsula - itself a true melting pot, with sounds and flavours served by composers from Madrid, Castile, Catalonia, the Basque Country and Valencia...with a Parisian touch. All of this goes to show how fascinated by our Spanish European neighbours we still are (65 million visitors last year). The Artistic Committee is proud to present twenty fabulous young artists of different nationalities brought together by their love of Hispanic and Latin American music.

Oct 11 | Deco Ensemble: 'Airs of Latin America'
Oct 14 | 'El terrible Pérez' (Video Projection)
Oct 23 | Mónica Campaña Romero & Ricardo Gosalbo: 'A Spanish Promenade'
Oct 23 | Christopher Webber: 'Sibling Rivalries – Zarzuela and Operetta' (Lecture)
Oct 30 | Ligia López Cedillo & Horacio López: 'Souvenirs from Mexico'
Oct 30 | Eva Moreda: 'From El Cid to Twelve-tone Technique' (Lecture)
Nov 4 | Jorge de Juan: 'Ser o no ser de un Director de Zarzuela en el siglo XXI (Lecture)
Nov 5 | Jagoba Fadrique & Frances Kelly: 'Amor en extremos tales'
Nov 11 | Begoña Lolo: 'Razones de estado: El Quijote en la zarzuela' (Lecture)
Nov 19 | Susana Casas, Juan de Dios Mateos & Jorge Carrasco: 'Romances'
Nov 20 | Marie Vassiliou & Nico de Villiers: 'Spain in the International Eye'
Nov 26 | Amaia Azcona Cildoz & Gavin Roberts: 'Spanish nostalgia'

www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes, Iberia, Institut Llull, Generalitat de Catalunya, University of Glasgow, ILAMS, LLA, and Song in the City


TICKETS Free - £12

BOOKINGS www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

 

Katia Chornik: Alejo Carpentier Lecture & Book Launch with Son Yambu & Sue Miller

Mon 23 November 2015, 6.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Join us for the 5th Miguel de Cervantes Awards Lecture, Alejo Carpentier: Blurring Genres, with Dr Katia Chornik (University of Manchester) to mark the launch of her new book, Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text.

The Swiss-born Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier y Valmont was the first Latin American to win the Miguel de Cervantes Award. Carpentier conceptualised the notion of lo real maravilloso americano (the [Latin] American marvellous real, aka magic realism), exerting a decisive influence on the writers of the so-called Latin American Boom. Carpentier also cultivated poetry, criticism and cultural journalism, and his lesser known activity in music was similarly varied: he worked as a researcher, radio and record producer, concert promoter and writer of song lyrics and libretti. He incorporated music in his fiction extensively, more than any other Latin American writer of his time. Katia Chornik is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Manchester’s Music Department. She specialises in music and literature, music and human rights, and Latin American popular music.

The event will conclude with live Cuban music by Son Yambu and special guest, Sue Miller, followed by a drinks reception.

www.sonyambu.com | www.charangasue.com

Organised by the Embassy of Spain Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs & Instituto Cervantes London


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS 020 7201 0752 | reservas.londres@cervantes.es

 

Laura Snowden

Sat 21 November 2015, 6.00pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

6.00pm Pre-Concert Talk

'Artists in Conversation': Julian Anderson and Julian Bream

7.30pm Concert

Continuing with its series of concerts at Wigmore Hall, the Julian Bream Trust features once again its much-admired procedure of programming music that is rarely performed, together with a major world première. Alongside rarely heard music by Roussel, Gerhard and Martin, Laura Snowden presents the world première of an important composition by Julian Anderson.

Lennox Berkeley Sonatina Op. 52, No. 1
Frank Martin Guitare (4 pièces brèves)
Benjamin Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland Op. 70
Roberto Gerhard Fantasia
Manuel de Falla Homenaje: pièce de guitare écrite pour 'Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy'
Albert Roussel Ségovia Op. 29
Julian Anderson Catalan Peasant with Guitar (world première)
Federico Mompou Suite compostelana

www.laurasnowden.co.uk

Presented by The Julian Bream Trust


TICKETS £20, £18, £14, £12, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

'Spanish Night' with Craig Ogden

Sat 14 November 2015, 7.30pm
Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester
CH1 2DY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Chester Philharmonic orchestra team up with the UK's best selling Classical Album artist, Craig Ogden, in a night of Spanish music to bring the warmth of Spain to a bleak British November evening.

Craig Ogden guitar | Chester Philharmonic Orchestra | Juan Ortuño conductor

Ruperto Chapi 'Prelude' to La Revoltosa
Joquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Cappricio espagnol
Georges Bizet Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2
Manuel de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk


TICKETS £16 Front Nave, £12 Rear Nave, £9 Side Aisles | £5 schoolchildren and students

BOOKINGS 01244 500959 | chestercathedral.com

 

Duo Diez: 'From Granada to Buenos Aires'

Thu 12 November 2015, 7.30pm
Conway Hall
25, Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Once again Duo Diez gave a display of amazing virtuosity, musicality and energy, gratefully acknowledged by the audience.' Herald Scotland

Duo Diez is launching their brand new album From Granada to Buenos Aires at this wonderful central London venue. Duo Diez is an innovative and eclectic musical collaboration between guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas and violinist Violeta Barrena. The chosen name for the Duo originates from the spanish word 'diez' which means ten, the number of their combined strings.

Astor Piazzolla LibertangoMilonga del Angel | Verano porteño
Celso Machado Musiques populaires bréiliennes
Manuel Maria Ponce Estrellita
Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza
Ernesto Lecuona Malagueña
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
Pablo de Sarasate Malagueña Op. 21 | Zapateado Op. 23, No. 2

Click HERE to hear an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

www.duodiez.comwww.dimitrisdekavallas.comwww.violetaviolin.comwww.lisapeacock.co.ukwww.promoteclassical.comwww.daddario.com

This event is sponsored by Daddario & Company


TICKETS £11

BOOKINGS 020 7405 1818 | conwayhall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION lisa@lisapeacock.co.uk

 

The Sixteen: 'Flight of Angels'

Sat 7 November 2015, 7.30pm
Chelmsford Cathedral
New Street
Chelmsford
CM1 1TY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

In 2015 The Sixteen takes a trip back to 16th-century Spain and more specifically to one of the biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan cities on earth - Seville. It was during this Spanish ‘golden age’ when arts and culture flourished, that Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo made their mark. Between them these two composers capture an astonishing variety of moods within their music, from ecstasy and joy to despair, longing and devotional stillness.

The SixteenHarry Christophers conductor

Francisco Guerrero Duo Seraphim | Missa Surge propera | Laudate Dominum | Maria Magdalene | Missa de la batalla escoutez | Vexilla Regis | Missa Congratulamini mihi
Alonso Lobo Missa Maria Magdalene | Libera me | Ave Regina coelorum | Ave Maria | Versa est in luctum

www.thesixteen.com


TICKETS £15 - 35

BOOKINGS 0333 666 3366 | www.chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk

 

Latin American Music Seminar

Sat 7 November 2015, 10.15am
Room G37, Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 2HU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Well-established twice-annual seminar series with scholarly talks and live performance, featuring a diverse range of Latin American music. A key forum for research and discussion about Latin American Music in the UK. Welcomes anybody interested in Latin American music: scholars, students, musicians, members of the UK Latin American community, general public.

10.15am Coffee
10.40am Welcome
10.45am Yuiko Asaba Royal Holloway, University of London 'Tango and the Erotic': Music and the Sex Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
11.30am Jean Carlo Faustino King’s College, London Rules of Composition for the Moda-de-viola: a Rural Brazilian Song-form
12.15pm Chandra Morrison Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London Breaking in Graffiti: Reflections on Interartistic Research in South American Hip Hop Studies
1.00pm Lunch (sandwiches provided)
2.15pm Amanda Villapastour University of Cardiff 'Ilu Keke': A Big Narrative about a Small Town Drum in Cuba
3.00pm Leonardo Waisman University of Cambridge The Invention of a Latin American Musical Baroque
3.45pm Tea Followed by Claroscuro for prepared tiple (sound sketch of a visit to the Hypogea of Tierradentro, Cauca, Colombia) perfomed by John García Rueda

http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/latin-american-music-seminars

Supported by the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Institute of Musical Research


TICKETS Admission free | £8.00 contribution towards coffee, tea and lunch

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk | Please book by 4th November

MORE INFORMATION h.stobart@rhul.ac.uk

 

Mexican Magic with the LPO

Fri 6 November 2015, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

As we celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK in 2015, experience a dazzling programme of music that shows Mexican classical music is about so much more than just folklore and colour. Rather, it is an eclectic and sophisticated repertoire, spanning a broad spectrum of musical possibilities and embodying the spirit of Mexico in all its richness and diversity. Join us for an uplifting and illuminating evening of music.

Arturo Chacón-Cruz tenor | London Philharmonic OrchestraJaime Martín conductor

Ricardo Castro Atzimba: 'Intermezzo'
Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette: 'L'amour! L'amour!… Ah! Lève-toi soleil!'
Federico Ibarra Sinfonía No. 2
Leonard Bernstein West Side Story Symphonic Dances
Silvestre Revueltas Sensemayá
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2

arturochaconcruz.com | www.lpo.org.uk

Part of The Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom 2015 and the JTI Friday Series


TICKETS £65.00, £39.00, £33.00, £27.00, £21.00, £16.00, £12.00, £9.00

BOOKINGS 020 7840 4242 | www.lpo.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

 

TangOpera & María Canyigueral

Fri 6 November 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A voice of liquid velvet.' Music & Vision

'A pianist of great personality and sensitivity'. La Vanguardia

TangOpera return to London with an eclectic programme of songs for piano and soprano. They are joined by special guest, Spanish pianist, María Canyigueral.

Enrique Granados Colección de tonadillas escritas en estilo antiguo
Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas españolas
Ludwig van Beethoven Songs of Various Nationalities
Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos
Antón García Abril Sonatina
Xavier Montsalvatge Sonatine pour Yvette

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

http://mariacanyigueral.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS: Admission free | Retiring collection

BOOKINGS: Unreserved seating; no booking required

MORE INFORMATION: www.sjp.org.uk

 

The Costa Rica Guitar Quartet: ‘Noche Caribe’

Tue 27 October 2015, 7.00pm
Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Edmundo Nuñez guitar | Manuel Durán guitar | Julio Monge guitar | Nicolás Alvarado guitar
Martino Scovacricchi saxophone (special guest)

Alonso Torres Ella lleva el sol en su mirada*
Mauricio Zamora Camino a Turrialba*
Jose Arias A cuatro*
Carlos Castro Kerwa*
Guido Sánchez Ausencia*
Edmundo Nuñez Al caer la tarde*
Allen Torres Suite in Eb Minor*
Jose Mora Mobile 1*
Fidel Gamboa Abril*
Ray Tico Eso es imposible*
Carlos Rafael Rivera Cumba-Quin
Edin Solis Noche Caribe*

*UK premiere

www.cuarteto.cr | www.anglocasociety.org.uk

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

Organised by ACAS


TICKETS £11.49

BOOKINGS www.eventbrite.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@cuarteto.cr

 

'A Spanish Promenade': Monica Campaña Romero & Ricardo Gosalbo

Fri 23 October 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

Prepare to be taken on an exciting ride through Spanish 20th-century song with Spanish soprano and Winner of the Ana María Iriarte de Zarzuela Competition, Mónica Campaña Romero, and Spanish-French pianist Ricardo Gosalbo, as they explore various composers and styles that make up the unforgettable song repertoire of modern Spain, with a programme comprising opera, zarzuela and art song tinged with flamenco, tango and tonadilla.

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones: 'Cantares' | ​Tres poemas​:​ ​'​Tu pupila es azul​'​
​Federico Mompou Aureana do sil
​Enrique Granados Goyescas​: ​'La ​m​aja y el ruiseñor​'​
​Amadeo VivesBohemios​: ​'No quiero que sepa que aquí vengo yo​'​​
​Gerónimo Giménez La Tempranica​:​ ​'​Sierras de Granada​'​
​Federico Chueca La Gran Vía​:​ ​'​Tango de la Menegilda​'​
​M. Fernández Caballero Gigantes y cabezudos​: ​'¡Esta en su carta! ¡Esta es su carta!​'​
​Ruperto Chapí Las hijas del Zebedeo​: 'Carceleras​'

www.ricardogosalbo.com | www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the 2nd Festival of Spanish Song and Zarzuela


TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Milton Court Alumni Recital Series: Guitar Spectacular

Tue 20 October 2015, 7.00pm
Milton Court
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Guitarists Maria Camahort, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and Jørgen Skogmo have been enjoying flourishing international careers since graduating from the Guildhall School. Here they make a welcome return to present a varied programme of solo and ensemble guitar works at the fantastic venue Milton Court.

Jorge Skogmo guitar | Maria Camahort guitar | Ahmed Dickinson guitar | Lyri Milgram violin | Marc Charles Montesinos violin | Joe Bronstein viola | Auriol Evans cello | Melissa Favell-Wright double bass | Violeta Garcia violin & voice | Laura Ruhí-Vidal soprano | Sergio Serra cello | Pablo Domínguez percussion and guitar

Leo Brouwer Quintet for Guitar & Strings
Johann Kaspar Mertz Bardenklänge Op. 13
Phillip Houghton Stélé
Nikita Koshkin Merlin’s Dream
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma | Song & Dance No. 7
Chano Domínguez Pa mi Niño
Maria Camahort La cogida y la muerte
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Eduardo Martin Acrílicos en el destinoHasta Alicia baila

www.jorgenskogmo.comhttp://mariacamahort.comwww.ahmeddickinson.com


TICKETS £15 | £10 Concessions | 2-for-1 tickets for ILAMS Members (valid on full-price tickets only). Please email info@ilams.org.uk for the discount code.

BOOKINGS 020 7638 8891 | www.barbican.org.uk

 

The Spirit of the Moors: Celebrating the Music of Spain and Morocco

Thu 15 October 2015, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

An evening of colourful music from Morocco and Spain in which the celebrated Spanish mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz joins the English Chamber Orchestra in a rare performance of Manuel de Falla’s original 1915 version of El amor brujo. Maurice Ohana’s Guitar Concerto, dedicated to Narciso Yepes, will be played by Christoph Denoth.

English Chamber OrchestraGarry Walker conductor | Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano | Dina Bensaid piano | Christoph Denoth guitar

Nabil Benabdeljalil Adagio
Maurice Ohana Trios graphiques
Ahmed Essyad Nadim
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo

This event is sponsored by the Moroccan Embassy, BMCE Bank and the Moroccan Tourist Office


TICKETS £35, £28, £20, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7730 4500 | www.cadoganhall.com

MORE INFORMATION 

 

Casa Margarita: 'House of Love'/'La Casa del Amor'

Sat 10 October 2015, 7.30pm
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford
OX1 3SA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'A fabulous event of story telling song and music making, with award wining musicians and virtuosic castanets. Not to be missed!' BBC Radio Oxford

Acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita return to The Holywell Music Room with their captivating performance of Spanish music, stories and song illustrated with percussion and virtuosic castanet-playing! This intimate show combines the beautiful music of Spanish composers with an outpouring of wonderful tales. Funny, sad, witty and uplifting, this is a compelling musical journey that has something for everyone. Performed in London's West End last Autumn this is the first of their new tour series, featuring familiar - and new - arrangements of this fascinating music by Albéniz, de Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Torroba, Sarasate, Piazzolla, Turina and Guridi.

Nicola Harrison script/voice | Guy Newbury piano | Edward Brenton violin | Gerard Cousins guitar | Benito Cousens narrator

www.casa-margarita.co.uk

Click HERE to hear a clip | Click HERE to watch a video


TICKETS £14 | £12 OAPs | £8 Students | £7 ILAMS Members. Please email info@ilams.org.uk for the discount code.

BOOKINGS 0773 3448279 | www.oxfordplayhouse.com

MORE INFORMATION Nicolaharrison_singer@hotmail.co.uk

 

Jose Zalba-Smith presents: 'The Mañana Collective and Javier Zalba - An explosion of Cuban Rhythms'

Sat 26 September 2015, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Mañana Collective came about when Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith met some really talented musicians at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. They bonded over their shared love of Latin rhythm and the rest, as they say, is history! The Mañana Collective love to add Latin American flavour to the mix, creating their own arrangements of incredible tunes from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and beyond! Recent performances: CafeJazz Cardiff, Taliesen Arts Centre- Swansea University, Walthamstow Street Festival July 2014 and St James’s Piccadilly 2014 featuring former member of the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra and Afro Cuban All Stars, Javier Zalba. Programme features a mix of Latin well-known tunes to include: El manisero, Samba da astronauta, Mambo influenciao, Santo Antonio, Jegue, Forro Brasil, Son de la loma, Dos gardenias and Latin Jazz tunes written by Javier Zalba.

Jose Zalba-Smith flutes | Javier Zalba flute, clarinet, sax | James Clark piano | Pete Komor double bass | Zands Duggan percussion | Rod Oughton drums

www.josezalba.com

Artwork by Helen Zalba-Smith


TICKETS £20, £18, £15 | ILAMS Members £5 off

BOOKINGS 07877 831192 | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION jezalba@yahoo.es

 

Amaia Azcona & Morgan Szymanski

Fri 18 September 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A brilliant performance.' Opera Now | 'A player destined for future glories.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Amaia Azcona Cildoz is a unique voice amongst the new generation of Spanish sopranos. Armed with an outstandingly beautiful instrument and a rare dynamic expressive aptitude, she has captivated audiences across Spain and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke's. She joins forces with pre-eminent British-Mexican guitarist and multiple-competition-winner, Morgan Szymanski, in a new collaboration showcasing the exuberant and compelling art song repertoire of Spain and Latin America. Enjoy a kaleidoscopic programme of Latin treats, including sweet Mexican serenades, fiery Spanish dances and passionate Brazilian choros.

Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares
Heitor Villa-Lobos Modinha | Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Julio César Oliva Por siempre Sabines
Anon Duélete de mi Señora | De Antequera sale el Moro | De los Álamos vengo
Federico García Lorca Las tres morillas de Jaén | Nana de Sevilla | El Café de Chinitas

www.amaiaazcona.com | www.morganszymanski.co.uk

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly, with the kind support of Anglo Arts and the Government of Mexico during the Year of Mexico in the UK


TICKETS: Admission free | Retiring collection

BOOKINGS: Unreserved seating; no booking required

MORE INFORMATION: www.sjp.org.uk

 

Maria Camahort Quintet: 'Iberian Colours'

Sun 13 September 2015, 3.15pm
Hall Two, Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

Maria Camahort Quintet presents a uniquely original project of music by Spanish Composers, sharing with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and rhythms of spanish musical art. Iberian Colours is a journey through the relationship between Spanish Classical repertoire and influences from Iberia’s traditional music. Traditional music in Spain has long been an important source of inspiration for many Spanish composers: De Falla, Mompou, Granados, Albéniz, and Toldrà, to name a few. More intensely since the end of the 19th-century – and especially through the 20th as a consequence of Musical Nationalism – Spanish composers have been inspired by the lyrics, melodies, rhythms and harmonies of traditional music. The guitar, as the predominant instrument of Spanish folk heritage, was one of their main sources of inspiration.

MCQ Iberian Colours, released on the recording label Convivium Records International, will be available in digital format on Itunes, Amazon Music and Spotify, with distribution by Harmonia Mundi UK.

www.mariacamahort.com

Click HERE to watch a video


TICKETS £6.50

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | www.kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@kingsplace.co.uk

 

'Romaria': Sounds of Brazil

Sat 12 September 2015, 4.15pm
Hall One, Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

This programme gives a rare insight into the colourful and vibrant world of modern Brazilian choral music which has flourished largely unknown outside the country since the time of Villa-Lobos. The immense variety and splendour of Brazil is naturally reflected in its choral music. The programme includes music based on jazz and popular idioms from Rio de Janeiro, folk music from the northern states, African traditions, and experimental music based on the European avant-garde. One of the most fascinating pieces is ‘Metaphors’ which blends music by Victoria with the sounds of the Brazilian rainforest; gradually the music of the Renaissance composer is transformed and manipulated in response to the music of the natural world. In addition we encounter crocodiles and other animals, and of course, the samba.

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge | Dr Geoffrey Webber director | Liam Crangle piano | Professor Marco Antonio da Silva Ramos narrator

Carlos A. Pinto Fonseca Jubiabá
Almeido Prado Oráculo
Nibaldo Araneda Ismália
Aylton Escobar 'Gloria Sanctus' from the Missa breve sobre ritmos populares brasileiros
Osvaldo Lacerda Romaria
Henrique de Curitiba Metaphors
Arr. Ernst Mahle Carimbó
Cearense, arr. Villa-Lobos Cabôca of Caxangá

www.cai.cam.ac.uk


TICKETS £6.50

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | www.kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@kingsplace.co.uk

 

Tangos for Angels and Demons

Sun 6 September 2015, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘Here is the tango: raw, intoxicating, speaking with its true voice.’ Financial Times

Angelic or demonic? Discover great tango masterworks with Tango Siempre and soprano Ann Liebeck. Follow the music into the Buenos Aires night where tango was born. An evening of instrumental tangos and vocal ballads by Piazzolla with classic tangos by Rovira, Plaza, Pugliese and others.

Tango Siempre Septet | Ann Liebeck soprano | Nuno Silva baritone | David and Kim Benitez tango dancers

Astor Piazzolla Milonga de la Anunciación | Chiquilín de bachín | Vuelvo al Sur | Milonga del Angel | Zum | Milonga carrieguera | Balada para un loco | Balada para mi muerte | Libertango
Mario Demarco Pata ancha
Julian Plaza Danzarín | Payadora
Pedro Laurenz Milonga de mis amores
Juan de Dios Filiberto Quejas de bandoneón
Rosita Melo Desde el alma
Jonathan Edwards El gato negro
Osvaldo Pugliese La yumba

tangomusic.co.ukbandoneon.co.uklatinrediscovery.co.uk

Click HERE to hear a clip | Click HERE to watch a video


TICKETS £24, £18, £16 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability) | £1.75 booking fee

BOOKINGS 020 7960 4200 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk 

 

Renato Cordeiro & Riccardo Serenelli: Recital of Popular Classical Brazilian Art Song

Sun 6 September 2015, 7.30pm
Normansfield Theatre
Langdon Down Centre, Teddington
London
TW11 9PS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

A recital of popular classical Brazilian art song in celebration of Brazilian Independence Day, featuring Renato Cordeiro (tenor) and Riccardo Serenelli (piano).

Alberto Nepomuceno Trovas Op. 29, No. 1
Bento Mossurunga Vem
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 (Cantilena) | Lundu da Marquesa de Santos | Melodia sentimental | Xango | Remeiro de São Francisco | Estrela é lua nova | Canção do poeta do século XVIII
Jayme Ovalle Azulão | Estrela do mar
Waldemar Henrique Fiz da vida uma canção | Uirapurú | Tambataja
W. Camargo Guarnieri Canção ingenua | Vou-me embora
Ronaldo Miranda Cantares
Alberto Costa Canto da saudade
Claudio Santoro Acalanto da rosa | Ouve o silêncio
Marlos Nobre Dengues da mulata desinteressada

TICKETS £17 | £15 Concessions

BOOKINGS 03331 212300 | www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

 

Classical Kicks Presents: 'Spain and Latin America'

Mon 27 July 2015, 8.00pm
St James Theatre Studio
12, Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Classical Kicks strives for a fundamental truth, the connection between performer and audience, whatever the context.' Huffington Post

To celebrate the year of Mexico and the UK in the arts, Lizzie Ball welcomes internationally-renowned Mexican classical performers Morgan Szymanski and Alejandro Escuer. The programme consists of Mexico´s top composers, such as Grammy-Nominated Gabriela Ortíz as well as Alejandro Escuer´s own compositions. Joined by flamenco percussionist Demi García, they will play a 'mezcla' of Mexican song, Argentine tango with Raquel Greenberg and Spanish alegrías. Includes music by Piazzolla, Gardel, Ponce, and De Falla and Stephen McNeff´s Three Mexican Angels. Morgan has been described as a 'player destined for future glories' by Gramophone magazine, and listeners to BBC Radio 3 In Tune will know him well.

Alejandro Escuer Templos I Luminae
Stephen McNeff Tres angelitos mexicanos
John Dowland Lute Songs (selection)
Armando Luna Máscaras
Astor Piazzolla Escualo I Libertango   
Dave Maric Thirst
Bela Bartok Six Romanian Folk Dances
 
 

TICKETS Gallery £25, Studio £20, Upper Gallery £20, Standing £15 | Seating unreserved | 10% Discount to ILAMS members

BOOKINGS www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

 

Cuba Fantastique!

Fri 10 July 2015, 7.30pm
St Anne's, Limehouse
Three Colt Street
London
E14 7HP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Docklands Sinfonia will once again break new ground with its exciting concert, 'Cuba Fantastique', featuring a programme of exuberant music that beautifully captures the spirit of Cuba, including the world premiere of Eduardo Martín’s Concierto mestizo. The Grammy-nominated composer is Professor of Guitar at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and has successfully toured in Cuba, South America and Europe giving concerts and masterclasses. The concerto will be performed by Martín’s former pupil, virtuoso Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and his wife Emma Blanco, Dockland Sinfonia’s leader. This new composition was specially commissioned by Docklands Sinfonia to showcase the skills of our lead violinist and her new husband.

Docklands Sinfonia | Spencer Down conductor | Emma Blanco violin | Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas guitar

George Gershwin Cuban Overture
Eduardo Martín Concierto mestizo (world premiere)
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

www.docklandssinfonia.co.uk/home | www.emmablancoviolin.com | www.ahmeddickinson.com

This event is supported by the London Guitar Studio


TICKETS £15 On the door | £12 In advance | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.docklandssinfonia.co.uk/box_office

 

Deco Ensemble: New Album Launch Concert

Thu 9 July 2015, 8.00pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Established in 2013, the London-based Deco Ensemble has been described as an ‘exceptional’ ensemble ‘of the highest calibre’, with a ‘strong and highly individual voice’. Their adventurous programming and virtuoso performances display extraordinary breadth and creativity. This concert will mark the launch of their new album titled Encuentro. They will perform pieces featured on the recording, along with other exciting contemporary tango music written by the likes of Gustavo Beytelmann, Frédéric Devreese, Ramiro Gallo and Astor Piazzolla.

Sabina Rakcheyeva violin | Bartosz Glowacki accordion/bandoneon | Ricardo Gosalbo piano | Rob Luft electric guitar | Elena Marigómez double bass

Gustavo Beytelmann Travesía (La liberté guidant le peuple) | Encuentro
Frédéric Devreese Passage à 5 | Final Game IV
Ramiro Gallo El último kurdo | Las malenas
Astor Piazzolla Mumuki | Triunfal | Oblivion | Milonga del Ángel | La muerte del Ángel | Resurrección del Ángel | Tango del Diablo

www.decoensemble.com

Click HERE to watch a clip

Image by Magdalena Paszko


TICKETS £10 | £5 Concessions | £1.75 Transaction fee

BOOKINGS 020 7960 4200 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

 

 

Mexico in London

Tue 30 June 2015, 7.30pm
Southbank Centres Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘If you want to learn the secret of classical music's perennial good health, look no further...’ The Independent

Showcasing the Orion Orchestra’s exceptional energy and virtuosity, this thrilling programme brings together famous Mexican and British orchestral works as well as works by living composers, including the world premiere of Federico González Orduña’s piano concerto. The concert will also be a visual experience: Thomas Adès’ Polaris will be performed with video projections designed by BAFTA-award winning artist Tal Rosner. Danzón No. 2 will be accompanied by images taken by visually impaired and blind Mexican artists, with the support of the charity Ojos que Sienten.

Raul Jiménez pianist | Tal Rosner video artist | Toby Purser conductor | Orion Orchestra

Carlos Chávez Symphony No. 2 ‘India’
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves | Sea Songs: ‘Quick March’
Federico González Orduña Piano Concerto (world premiere)
Thomas Adès Polaris (with video screening)
José Pablo Moncayo Huapango
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2 (with video screening)

www.orionorchestra.org.ukwww.tobypurser.co.uk

Click HERE to hear a clip

This event is part of the Dual Year Celebrations for the Year of Mexico in London


TICKETS £50 (premier seats), £35, £22, £15, £10 | Concessions and ILAMS members 50% off

BOOKINGS 0844 847 9910 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk | Advance booking fee £1.75

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

 

Andrea Aguilar Silva & Alice Turner

Tue 30 June 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

Chilean soprano, Andrea Aguilar Silva, winner of the XVI International Opera Singing Competition of Trujillo-Peru (2012), makes her St Martin-in-the-Fields debut with a cosmopolitan programme of opera arias, zarzuela and Latin American lieder, including songs from her native Chile. She will be accompanied by the celebrated British pianist, Alice Turner.

Luis Advis Rin | Cueca
Osmán Pérez Freire Ay, ay, ay
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras:Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito’
Sergio Ortega La noche en la Isla
Amadeo Vives Doña Francisquita: ‘Canción de ruiseñor’
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème: ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’ | Madama Butterfly: ‘Un bel di vedremo’ | Tosca: ‘Vissi d’arte’ 
 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Día E: The Margarita Trio

Sat 20 June 2015, 4.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘A beautifully-pitched dramatic mezzo voice with expressive Spanish passion.’ Classical Music Magazine

Join us for an open-day celebration of Spanish language and culture at this year's Día E hosted by the Instituto Cervantes in London. As part of a varied line up of FREE events featuring theatre, dance, literature, poetry, fashion, photography, gastronomy and Spanish taster sessions, ILAMS is proud to present the Margarita Trio, in a celebration of Spanish classical song.

Nicola Harrison mezzo-soprano | Guy Newbury piano | Gerard Cousins guitar

Manuel de Falla El amor brujo: ‘Danza ritual del fuego’ | Seis canciones populares españolas (selection)
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas españolas: ‘El vito’
Joaquín Rodrigo Tres canciones españolas: ‘Adela’ | Con Antonio Machado: ‘Canción del duero’
Enrique Granados Goyescas: ‘La maja y el ruiseñor’ | Tonadillas (selection)
Federico Moreno Torroba Castillos de España: ‘Torija’
Jésus Guridi Seis canciones castellanas (selection)
Ernesto Lecuona Andalucía

casa-margarita.co.uk

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7201 0752 | londres.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

 

Día E: Tierra Mundial

Sat 20 June 2015, 2.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Tierra Mundial are a joy to listen to, fantastic performers.’ Tom Roberts, The Guild

Join us for an open-day celebration of Spanish language and culture at this year's Día E hosted by the Instituto Cervantes in London. As part of a varied line up of FREE events featuring theatre, dance, literature, poetry, fashion, photography, gastronomy and Spanish taster sessions, ILAMS is proud to present the outstanding duo Tierra Mundial, taking you on a journey through the best Spanish flute and guitar music.

Jose Zalba-Smith flute | Andreas Moutsioulis guitar

Enrique Granados ‘Danza española No. 5' from 12 Danzas españolas
Jacques Ibert Entr'acte
Isaac Albéniz ‘Córdoba' from Cantos de España ‘Granada' from Suite española
Bela Bartók Rumanian Folk Dances Sz. 56, BB 68
Manuel de Falla ‘Nana’ from Siete Canciones populares españolas | ‘Spanish Dance’ from La Vida breve                        
Marin Marais Folías de España
Joaquín Turina Fantasía sevillana

www.josezalba.comwww.andreas-moutsioulis.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7201 0752 | londres.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

 

Sopranissimo

Sat 20 June 2015, 1.00pm
The Forge Venue
37, Delancey Street, Camden
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Two Europe-based Brazilian classical musicians unite to present 'Sopranissimo', an operatic and Brazilian programme. Soprano Tatiana Vanderlei is based in Italy and awarded with several prizes in Europe and Brazil. Ivan Pires is a London based pianist splitting his professional life teaching pupils in London and working as a recitalist and collaborative artist.

Waldemar Henrique Amazon Songs: 'Uirapuru'
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas No. 5: 'Aria (Cantilena)' | Floresta amazonica: 'Veleiro'
W. A. Mozart The Magic Flute: 'O Zittre nicht'
Leo Delibes Lakmè: 'Ou và la jeune indue'
Jacques Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann: 'Les oiseaux dans la charmille'
Leonard Bernstein Candide: 'Glitter and be Gay'

www.tatianavanderlei.comwww.piano-teacher-london.wix.com/ivan-pires


TICKETS Free entrance

BOOKINGS 07521 763735

MORE INFORMATION pianoforte_produc@hotmail.com

 

Concerts at the Cervantes 2015

26 February 2015 - 18 June 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Join us at the Instituto's intimate and beautifully-renovated Auditorium to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Spain and Latin America.

PLUS Join us for a complimentary pre-concert glass of Spanish wine 30 minutes before the concert.

26th February Stephanie Oatridge & Adam Brown (oboe & guitar)
30th April Helen Sanderson & Ahmed Dickinson (two guitars)
18th June Laura Ruhí-Vidal & María Camahort (soprano & guitar)
 

 
TICKETS: £12 on the door | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC
Want to join ILAMS? Visit www.ilams.org.uk/membership.htm | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
 
BOOKINGS: 020 7201 0752 
N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is strongly recommended.
 

 

 

Laura Ruhí-Vidal & Maria Camahort: Songs from Catalonia

Thu 18 June 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

6.00pm PRE-CONCERT TALK

Musicologist and Gerhard specialist, Trevor Walshaw, will present a pre-concert talk: Exile and Solitude in the Texts of Robert Gerhard.

7.00pm CONCERT

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Closing the present season, soprano Laura Ruhí-Vidal and classical guitarist María Camahort perform a programme of Catalan works by Roberto Gerhard and his contemporaries, including new arrangements by Camahort, to highlight the Cervantes' forthcoming Gerhard exhibition. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Catalonia.

PLUS join us before the concert at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Roberto Gerhard Cantares
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma | Combat del somni: 'Damunt de tu només les flors'
Enrique GranadosTonadillas al estilo antiguo
Feliu Gasull Tres quarts de sis
Eduard Toldrà Canticel | Maig | Menta i Farigola
(Traditional Catalan) La pressó de Lleida

www.mariacamahort.com | https://lauraruhividal.wordpress.com

Click HERE to watch a video clip

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series


 
TICKETS: £12 on the door | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC
Want to join ILAMS? Visit www.ilams.org.uk/membership.htm | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
 
BOOKINGS: 020 7201 0752 
Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is recommended.

MORE INFORMATIONinfo@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 

Maria Canyigueral

Wed 17 June 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Original and refreshing, representing the strength of the new generation of musicians.’ La Vanguardia

Spanish pianist, Maria Canyigueral, returns to St James's Piccadilly with an enchanting programme of virtuosic works.

Federic Mompou Cançons i danses
Frédéric Chopin Ballade Op. 52
Antón García Abril Preludio de Mirambel No. 3
Enric Granados Valses poéticos

Click HERE to watch a video

www.mariacanyigueral.com

This is am ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7734 4511 | concerts@sjp.org.ukwww.sjp.org.uk

 

Adelina Ensemble at the Purcell Room

Tue 16 June 2015, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Adelina Ensemble performs classical masterpieces for piano trio and mezzo-soprano, including the rarely-performed Suite for Voice and Violin by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Formed at the 2014 Paxos Music Festival, the Adelina Ensemble brings together Welsh mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, two leading musicians from the Hallé Orchestra – South African principal first violinist Ian Watson and Australian cellist Clare Rowe – and British pianist and award-winning accompanist Alice Turner.

George Frideric Handel 'Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden' from Neun Deutsche Arien
Ludwig van Beethoven Four Welsh Folksongs
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 
Antonín Dvořák (arr. Howard) 'Song to the Moon' from Rusalka
Anton Arensky Lily of the Valley
Sergei Rachmaninov (arr. Heifetz) Daisies
Heitor Villa-Lobos Suite for Voice and Violin 
Joseph Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne

www.adelinaensemble.com

Photo by Ed Keohane


TICKETS £18, £14, £12 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability) | Booking Fee £1.75

BOOKINGS 0844 875 0073 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

 

Carlos Orozco & John Williams

Mon 15 June 2015, 8.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeares Globe, 21 New Globe Walk
London
SE1 9DT
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Venezuelan harp virtuoso Carlos ‘Metralleta’ Orozco and John Williams share an evening of Venezuelan and Spanish music in the ornate, candlelit playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.

Carlos Orozco harp | John Williams guitar

www.johnwilliamsguitarnotes.com
 


TICKETS £60, £45, £30, £20, £15, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7401 9919 | www.shakespearesglobe.com | £2.50 transaction fee per booking

 

Michel Camilo in Concert at Southbank Centre

Sat 13 June 2015, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Michel Camilo's career spans three decades, two hemispheres and a range of jazz and classical styles, including a performance at The Proms in 2001 his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, the pianist has crafted critically acclaimed recordings of solo, duo, trio, big band and symphony orchestra performances. A Grammy, Latin Grammy and Emmy Award winner, he performs a solo piano concert in England for the first time.

www.michelcamilo.com

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video


TICKETS £60, £50, £35

BOOKINGS 0844 875 0073 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

 

Martín Alvarado: 'Así es mi tango'

Sat 13 June 2015, 7.30pm
St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
78, Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘Completely beguiling tenor.’ BBC Radio 3

Widely considered to be one of Argentina’s finest and most significant contemporary tango vocalists, Martín Alvarado performs his highly repertoire which includes rare work by Piazzolla. He will be accompanied by classically trained pianist Mikko Helenius (Finland) who is also a highly accomplished bandoneon player. Alvarado won the Latin UK Award for Concert by International Artist of the Year in 2013 and had his last album released by leading world music label Riverboat Records. He is renowned for his mesmerising tenor voice and charismatic stage presence.

Astor Piazzolla Milonga del trovador | La misma pena | Chiquilín de Bachín 
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Ariel Ramírez Alfonsina y el mar
Osvaldo Pugliese Recién
Violeta Parra Gracias a la vida

www.martinalvarado.infowww.l-tangopromotions.com

Presented by L Tango Promotions


TICKETS £12

BOOKINGS 020 7496 1610 | www.wegottickets.com

MORE INFORMATION music@stethelburgas.org | www.stethelburgas.org

 

Fabio Zanon Guitar Recital

Thu 11 June 2015, 6.30pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador of Brazil to the UK, cordially invites you to a recital by one of Brazil’s leading classical guitarists. Fabio Zanon is one of Brazil’s pre-eminent classical guitarists, whose recent awards include a Latin Grammy nomination for Francis Hime’s Guitar Concerto with the São Paulo Symphony and the Bravo! Prize in Brazil as ‘Best Classical CD of 2010’. A visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, he has performed more than 40 different works for guitar and orchestra, and his chamber music partners range from the most traditional to the most adventurous. Born in Brazil, he started his musical studies with his father and completed his education at the RAM in London. His main teachers were Antonio Guedes, Henrique Pinto, Edelton Gloeden and Michael Lewin, and he also attended the Julian Bream master classes in London. He has won the first prize in two major international competitions, the GFA Competition (USA) and Tarrega Competition (Spain).

Robert Schumann Kindersonate
Manuel Ponce Variations on 'Folía de España' and Fugue
Jan Nepomuk Bobrowicz Gran Polonaise
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude, Fugue & Allegro BWV 998
Francisco Mignone Etudes (Selection)
Isaías Savio Prelúdio pitoresco No. 4
Laurindo Almeida Crepúsculo em Copacabana
Marco Pereira Bate-Coxa
 

TICKETS Attendance is free, but booking is essential

BOOKINGS 020 7747 4572 | luiz.chagas@itamaraty.gov.brwww.brazil.org.uk | www.culturalbrazil.org

 

Clara Rodríguez Piano Recital

Sun 7 June 2015, 4.00pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'A poet of the piano'. Antonio Estévez

Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodríguez explores the colours, rich rhythms and fabulous melodies of popular pieces from Europe, the USA, Cuba and South America.

Clara Rodríguez piano | Cristóbal Soto cuatro, mandolin, guitar | Ernesto Marichales percussion | Wilmer Sifontes percussion

Isaac Albéniz Iberia (selection)
Luisa Elena Paesano Pajarillo (joropo)
Ariel Ramírez Alfonsina y el mar
Ernesto Nazareth Odeon | BrejeiroApanhei-te cavaquinho | Fon-fon
Miguel Astor Adriana (waltz)
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Carlos Pérez Tabares Merengada de pajarillo (world premiere)
Moisés Moleiro Joropo
Heitor Villa-Lobos 'Plantio do caboclo' from Ciclo brasileiro No. 1
Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas
Germán Darío Pérez Salazar Tranquilamente, un tipo leal (pasillo) | Ancestro (bambuco)
Ernesto Lecuona Malagueña
Federico Ruiz Zumba que zumba (joropo)

pianoclararodriguez.blogspot.co.uk


TICKETS £15, £12 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability) | Booking Fee £1.75

BOOKINGS 0844 875 0073 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

 

Berta Rojas & John Williams

Sat 6 June 2015, 8.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeares Globe, 21 New Globe Walk
London
SE1 9DT
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Paraguayan guitarist and Grammy-nominated Berta Rojas opens with music by Agustín Barrios Mangoré. The second part will include Philip Houghton’s solo Stele, played by John Williams, and Houghton’s Light on the Edge for two guitars, didgeridoo, harp, bass, and environmental sounds.

Berta Rojas guitar | John Williams guitar

www.bertarojas.com/en/www.johnwilliamsguitarnotes.com/
 


TICKETS £60, £45, £30, £20, £15, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7401 9919 | www.shakespearesglobe.com | £2.50 transaction fee per booking

 

Panos Karan Charity Piano Recital

Mon 1 June 2015, 7.30pm
St Johns Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Here is a pianist with talent to spare.' International Piano

An evening of breathtaking music, to raise funds for Keys of Change’s musical education projects among young people in Ecuador, Peru, India and Fukushima (Japan).

Panos Karan piano | Anna Maria Muñoz mezzo-soprano

J.S. Bach ‘Prelude and Fugue in C major’ from Book II
Chopin Etudes (selection) from Op. 25
Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Karan Surupanga, an Amazonian improvisation (UK premiere)
Mendoza ‘Peruvian Dances’ from Mamacha Ventura (world premiere)
Traditional Catalan Cant dell Ocels
Handel For Who May Abide

www.panoskaran.com

Click HERE to hear a clip

The event is supported by LATA Foundation (Latin America Travel Association Foundation)


TICKETS £15, £12, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION chris@keysofchange.org

 

Estela Telerman: 'Argentine Classical Composers and the Tango (1867-2008)'

Fri 29 May 2015, 7.30pm
Schott Music Recital Room
48 Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

'Estela Telerman’s work represents a landmark in the historiography of Argentine music.' La Nación

The Argentine tango is to be found ever more frequently in the concert hall as classical audiences continue to be seduced by the tango nuevo of Astor Piazzolla. Pre-eminent Argentine concert pianist and musicologist, Estela Telerman, has made a career of the historical study of 'classical' tango, which in fact pre-dates Piazzolla as far back as the inception of tango itself in the late 19th century. A leading authority in this field, Telerman presents a unique recital-lecture exploring the relationship between Argentine classical composers and the tango, addressing the evolution of the genre from 1867 to the present day. The programme traces the trajectory of the tango from a hybrid form derived from the habanera, through tango proper, concert tango and deconstructed tango. Piazzolla enthusiasts will find much to discover in this essential guide to one of tango's lesser-known branches.

PLUS Join us at 7.00pm for a complimentary pre-concert wine reception

Jose María Palazuelos Schicoba the Black (1867)
Francisco Hargreaves Bartolo (1880)
Carlos López Buchardo Driver, Stop the Tram (1905)
Manuel Gómez Carrillo Hold It! (around 1917) | Buenos Aires Bazar (c. 1920)
Ernesto Drangosch The Persecuted One (c. 1920)
Athos Palma Public Assistance (1923)
Juan Francisco Giacobbe Prelude in the Form of a Tango (1940)
Emilio Napolitano Great Argentine Concert Tango, Op. 9 (c.1941)
Juan Carlos Paz By the Parana River (1941)
Meri Lao Tangata barroca (1990)
Jorge Pitari Tango Invention No. 3 (2002)
Christian Baldini Forest Ella (2008)

This is an ILAMS event which has been officially declared to be of cultural interest by the Argentine Ministry of Culture.


TICKETS: £14 on the door | £10 in advance | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Argentinian wine

FREE admission to ILAMS members (limited availability) - please email info@ilams.org.uk for the discount code. Want to join ILAMS? Visit www.ilams.org.uk/membership.htm

BOOKINGS: www.wegottickets.com/event/313026 (N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is recommended.)

MORE INFORMATION: 020 7534 0710 | info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/concerts.htm

 

Bernarda Fink & Anthony Spiri

Fri 22 May 2015, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Few artists today can hold an audience more spellbound than Bernarda Fink. The Buenos Aires-born mezzo’s personal warmth and openness nourish interpretations that convey the emotional life-force of the songs in her extensive repertoire. Accompanied by pianist Anthony Spiri, she begins this recital with a survey of Schumann’s later songs before turning to music by three great Argentine composers. Programme includes:

Carlos López Buchardo Canción de Perico | Si lo hallas | Prendiditos de la mano
Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce | El sampedrino (Canción pampeana) | Encantamiento | Pampamapa | La flor de aguapé
Alberto Ginastera 5 canciones populares argentinas Op. 10

www.anthony-spiri.com


TICKETS £35, £30, £25, £18

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

Clelia Iruzun CD Launch Concert

Wed 20 May 2015, 8.00pm
St James Theatre Studio
12, Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘The result is a fine legacy, beautifully showcased here by Iruzun.’ Gramophone

Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun launches her new CD Ernesto Nazareth, the Authentic Carioca! with a concert of piano music by the Brazilian composer, described as the Scott Joplin of Brazil. Nazareth wrote miniatures for the piano inspired by Gottschalk and Chopin with a Brazilian twist, blending in rhythms of samba, tango and waltzes.

www.cleliairuzun.com

Click HERE to watch a clip


TICKETS £20, £15, £10

BOOKINGS 0844 264 2140 | www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

 

Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas: The Live Guitar Duets Tour

8 May 2015 - 16 May 2015 Tour of
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

Following a successful London debut in 2014, Grammy nominee Eduardo Martín, one of the most prominent contemporary guitar composers, and his former student, Ahmed Dickinson-Cárdenas, hit the UK roads for the first time. With their uninhibited Cuban exuberance they have created a fresh approach to African, jazz and classical music. Bridging the gap between two generations, these guitar virtuosos transport you to Cuba with their irresistible duets.

8th May Stamford Arts Centre
9th May The Cut, Suffolk
12th May Colchester Arts Centre
13th May National Centre for Early Music, York
15th May Holywell Music Room, Oxford
16th May The Electric Theatre, Guildford

Eduardo Martín Suite Habana | Hasta Alicia baila | Acrílicos en la sonrisa (UK premiere)Suite Antillas (UK premiere)               
Eduardo Martín & Walfrido Domínguez Sones y flores | Preludio, rezo y canto a Obatalá | Aguas profundas (UK premiere)

Click HERE to watch a video

www.ahmeddickinson.com

Organised by Cubafilin

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07877 850170

 

LAMC Concert: Amaia Azcona & Morgan Szymanski

Thu 14 May 2015, 7.00pm
The Naval and Military Club
4, St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4JU
United Kingdom

'A brilliant performance.' Opera Now | 'A player destined for future glories.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Amaia Azcona Cildoz is a unique voice amongst the new generation of Spanish sopranos. Armed with an outstandingly beautiful instrument and a rare dynamic expressive aptitude, she has captivated audiences across Spain and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke's. She joins forces with pre-eminent British-Mexican guitarist and multiple-competition-winner, Morgan Szymanski, in a new collaboration showcasing the exuberant and compelling art song repertoire of Latin America. Enjoy a kaleidoscopic programme of Latin treats, including sweet Mexican serenades, fiery Spanish dances and passionate Argentine tangos.

Please note the dress code for this event: jacket and tie for gentlemen; smart equivalent for ladies. No jeans or trainers.

Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Manuel de Falla Canciones populares españolas
Carlos Guastavino Flores argentinas
Heitor Villa-Lobos Modinha | Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Antonio Lauro Valses venezolanos
Leo Brouwer Danza característica | Canción de cuna
Julio César Oliva Por siempre Sabines
Agustín Barrios Una limosna por el amor de Dios
Astor Piazzolla Primavera porteña

www.amaiaazcona.com | www.morganszymanski.co.uk

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Canning Club and LAMC, with the kind support of Anglo Arts and the Government of Mexico during the Year of Mexico in the UK


TICKETS: £12

BOOKINGS: 020 7827 5724

MORE INFORMATIONevents@theinandout.co.ukwww.navalandmilitaryclub.co.uk

 

Helen Sanderson & Ahmed Dickinson: Cuban Music on Two Guitars

Thu 30 April 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Continuing the 2015 programme is a new collaboration between Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas and Helen Sanderson, exploring the little-known but compelling two-guitar repertoire of Cuba. With irresistible Cuban rhythms, this is music for the feet as well as the heart. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Latin America.

PLUS join us before the concert at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Héctor Angulo Para Roberto y Clara
Carlos Fariñas Música para dos guitarras (UK premiere)
Eduardo Martín Suite Habana | Sones y flores | Aguas profundas (UK premiere) | Hasta Alicia baila | Preludio, canto y rezo a Obatalá
 
Click HERE to hear a clip
 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series, with the kind support of the BritishSpanish Society


 
TICKETS: £12 on the door | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC
Want to join ILAMS? Visit www.ilams.org.uk/membership.htm | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
 
BOOKINGS: 020 7201 0752 
N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is strongly recommended.

MORE INFORMATIONinfo@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 

Orfeó Català: 'Song of the Stars'

Sun 26 April 2015, 1.00pm
Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Formed in 1891, Orfeó Català is one of Spain’s most historic choirs. The driving force behind the construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall, it is still a symbol of huge influence in Catalan culture. The centrepiece of this Catalan programme is the Cant de les estrelles (Song of the Stars), a work by Enric Granados which had been lost for decades and was recently re-discovered. Crowning the performance is a selection of works by Pau Casals, Toldrà, Montsalvatge and others, illustrating the remarkable legacy of this territory.

Orfeó Català | Albert Guinovart piano | David Malet organ | Josep Vila i Casañas conductor
 
Granados El cant de les estrelles
Casals Tres obres corals
Reig Sancta Maria
Toldrà Dues cançons
Morera La sardana de les monges
Montsalvatge Pianto della Madona
Josep Vila i Casañas Dues peces sacres
Bernat Vivancos Le cri des bergers
 

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2014-15


TICKETS: £30, £26, £22, £18

BOOKINGS: 020 7730 4500 | www.cadoganhall.com

 

Morgan Szymanski & Alejandro Escuer

Thu 23 April 2015, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Rewarding, alluring, imaginative.' The New York Times

Mexican flautist Alejandro Escuer is one of the genre’s foremost exponents in a booming contemporary music scene. His many recordings, teachings and work with composers and ensembles such as Onix and Luminico have led to an international reputation and praise as one of the most creative players of our time. He is joined by leading Anglo-Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in a varied and distinct programme showcasing some of the masterpieces of British and Mexican composers.

John Dowland Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part | Come Ye Heavy States of Night | Come gain sweet love doth now invite
Alec Roth The Unicorn in the Garden
Alejandro Escuer Templos (UK premiere) | Luminae (UK premiere)
Gabriela Ortiz 5pa2 (UK premiere)
Edward McGuire Variations on Calderón
Stephen McNeff 3 angelitos mexicanos (UK premiere)
Armando Luna Masks (UK premiere)

www.morganszymanski.co.ukwww.alejandroescuer.comwww.lalineafestival.com

This event is sponsored by the Arts Council and the PRS for Music Foundation. It is part of the Year of Mexico in the UK 2015 and La Linea ’15 - The London Latin Music Festival


TICKETS: £15

BOOKINGS: 08448 750073 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION: gerry@glpr.co.uk | www.comono.co.uk

 

Cristina Cavalli UK Debut

Wed 22 April 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A romantic carnival unleashing many-coloured sparks.’ Suonare News

Cristina Cavalli is a concert pianist specialising in interdisciplinary performance, and has performed across venues worldwide to critical acclaim. An Italian artist based in Madrid, she makes her UK debut with a virtuosic selection of Hispanic and Italian works.

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor L366 | Sonata Fandango in F L281
Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas
Giuseppe Devastato Toccata
Franz Liszt Sonata quasi una Fantasia Après une lecture de Dante’ | Paraphrase on Verdis Rigoletto
Isaac Albéniz 'Almería' from Iberia

www.cristinacavalli.com

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS: Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS: No booking required

MORE INFORMATION: 020 7734 4511 | concerts@sjp.org.ukwww.sjp.org.uk

 

Clara Rodríguez: Rhapsody in Blue

Tue 14 April 2015, 7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'The Venezuelan virtuoso pianist Clara Rodríguez'. The Daily Telegraph

Johannes Brahms Six Pieces Op. 118
Frederic Chopin Etudes: 'Op. 25, No. 1', 'Op. 10, No. 5'
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 31, No. 2 in D minor 'Tempest'
Miguel Astor AdrianaCreciente (world première)
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Federico Ruiz Carmen Rosa | Zumba que zumba | Joropo

www.clararodriguez.com


TICKETS: £13, £16, £18, £20

BOOKINGS: 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.orgwww.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

MORE INFORMATIONwww.stmartin-in-the-fields.org

 

Violetta's Last Tango

Sat 28 March 2015, 7.30pm
artsdepot
5, Nether Street
North Finchley, London
N12 0GA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

An operatic dance drama of long-lost love and sacrifices, loosely based on La Traviata. Violetta, a tango singer, is alone with her thoughts in a suburban bar. After an encounter in the street she is overwhelmed by memories of her great long-lost love and sings of the sacrifices she made. Alfredo, her lover, appears in her dreams. They dance a heartfelt final tango before she returns to the reality of her life and the milonga begins. Featuring soprano Ann Liebeck, West end star Arthur Kyeyune (The Lion King, Porgy and Bess), local tango duo David and Kim Benitez and Cuban jazz violinist Omar Puente’s band.

Rosita Melo Desde el alma
Juan Carlos Cobián Nostalgias
Kurt Weill Youkali
Maurice Ravel Pièce en forme de habanera
Astor Piazzolla Fievre | 
Buenos Aires Hora Cero | Quand tu liras ces mots | Milonga del Angel | Oblivion
Georges Bizet 'Habanera' from Carmen
Francisco Canaro Dos Corazones | 
Soñar y nada más
Carlos Gardel Sus ojos se cerraron | 
Por una cabeza
Sebastián Piana Milonga triste
Giuseppe Verdi 'Waltz' from La traviata
Sebastián Piana La tapera
G.H. Matos-Rodríguez La cumparsita

www.violettaslasttango.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 8369 5454
Tickets: £20 | £15 Concessions | £14 ILAMS Members

 

Patrik Kleemola

Mon 23 March 2015, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Finnish guitarist, Patrik Kleemola, makes his Purcell Room debut with a versatile and contrasting programme including two world premieres by Finnish composers Mikko Heinio (1948-) and Harri Suilamo (1954-).

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude, Fugue & Allegro
Heitor Villa-Lobos Five Preludes
Enrique Granados Spanish Dances
Dionisio Aguado Rondos

http://patrikkleemola.com | www.laccs.com

This concert is organised by LACCS in honour of the 20th anniversary of the Embassy of Finland

Information:
Web site
E-mail
08448 750073
Tickets: £16

 

Juanjo Mena Conducts the Nash Ensemble with Bernarda Fink & Juan Martín

Sat 14 March 2015, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

A programme centred around the ballet music of Falla, including 'The Magistrate' and 'The Miller’s Wife', which became Act I of The Three-Cornered Hat, and Love, the Magician. Bernarda Fink sings the part of the gypsy Candelas in the latter, and adds a group of folksong arrangements, while the programme is completed by a tone-poem for string quartet by Falla’s friend, Turina, and a special appearance by the celebrated flamenco guitarist Juan Martín.

Nash EnsembleJuanjo Mena conductor | Bernarda Fink mezzo-soprano | Juan Martín flamenco guitar

Joaquin Turina La oración del torero Op. 34
Manuel de Falla Suite populaire espagnole | El sombrero de tres picos (selection) | El amor brujo

www.nashensemble.org.uk | http://juanjomena.com/enwww.flamencovision.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7935 2141
Tickets: £35, £30, £25, £18

 

BBC Philharmonic & Alexandra Soumm

Thu 12 March 2015, 7.30pm
Theatre Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert but one we highly recommend!)

6.30pm PRE-CONCERT TALK

Professor Robert Adlington, University of Nottingham: ' The Strange Familiarity of Ravel's Bolero

7.30pm CONCERT

The powerhouse rhythms of Ginastera's 1941 ballet, Estancia, launch this Latin-spirited concert, continuing with Lalo's atmospheric Symphonie espagnole, inspired by the virtuoso violinist Pablo de Sarasate and the composer's own partly-Spanish origins. Bizet's opera Carmen initially offended Parisian audiences but its seductive melodies ultimately won the day, as you can hear in Juanjo Mena's selection from the 1st and 2nd Suites for orchestra. In Ravel's immortal Boléro there are just two tunes, obsessively repeated over an unstoppable crescendo, but the composer's matchless orchestration weaves a powerful spell, all the way to its ecstatic conclusion.

BBC Philharmonic | Juanjo Mena Conductor | Alexandra Soumm Violin

Alberto Ginastera Estancia Suite
Edouard Lalo Symphonie espagnole
Georges Bizet Carmen Suites (selection)
Maurice Ravel Boléro

www.bbc.co.uk/philharmonic | juanjomena.com/enhttp://alexandrasoumm.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0115 989 5555
Tickets: £32.50, £27.50, £24.50, £19.50, £16.50, £10, £7

 

Oatridge-Brown Duo: Estrada do Sol (Road to the Sun)

Thu 26 February 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Brown clearly plays with technical command and musical sophistication.’ Classical Guitar Magazine 

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Inaugurating the 2015 programme is the oboe-guitar Oatridge-Brown Duo, blending classical and popular traditions with a programme of Latin-flavoured works, including perennial favourites by Piazzolla, Ravel, Lauro and Machado, and spoken interludes to elucidate the music's cultural contexts. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Spain and Latin America.

PLUS join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango | Five Pieces
David Leisner Tango Solitaire
Maurice Ravel Pièce en forme de habanera
Alfonso Montes Preludio de adiós
Antonio Lauro Virgilio
Celso Machado Musiques populaires brésiliennes
 
Click HERE to watch a video clip
 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7235 0353
Tickets: £12 | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC | Ticket includes complimentary wine reception

 

Laura Ruhí-Vidal & Maria Camahort

Tue 10 February 2015, 7.30pm
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Soprano Laura Ruhí-Vidal and classical guitarist Maria Camahort will present a concert with a varied range of Spanish composers from Lorca, Granados and De Falla to Toldrá and Mompou. This journey, involving passionate flavours from the Iberian Peninsula, will explore the touch of seductive love, revenge and sorrow, with some insights of catalan traditional song. Includes several new arrangements by Maria Camahort.

Federico García-Lorca Canciones populares españolas    
Manuel de Falla Spanish Popular Songs  
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma                      
Feliu Gasull Tres quarts
Joaquin Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Eduard Toldrà Canticel
Enrique Granados 12 Tonadillas en estilo antiguo (selection)
Traditional Two Traditional Catalan Songs

www.lauraruhívidal.wordpress.com | www.mariacamahort.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7383 7808
Tickets: £12 | £10 concessions

 

Morgan Szymanski and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sat 7 February 2015, 7.30pm
Wycombe Swan
St Mary Street
High Wycombe
HP11 2XE
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'A player destined for future glories.' Classical Guitar Magazine

An evening of impassioned orchestral favourites, deeply infused with the sounds and rhythms of Spain performed by rising star Morgan Szymanski, under the baton of Spanish conductor Eduardo Portal. This concert given to you by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will truly warm you up!

Giacomo Rossini The Barber of Seville: 'Overture'
Gabriel Fauré Pavane
Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Georges Bizet Carmen (excerpts)
Maurice Ravel Bolero

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

This event is sponsored by 'Mexico/United Kingdom 2015'

Information:
Web site
01494 512 000
Tickets: £15.50, £22.50, £25.50, £30.50 | Concessions £1.50 off | Friends £2.50 off

 

Love Songs from Brazil

Fri 30 January 2015, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

World-renowned Brazilian artists, soprano Gabriela Di Laccio and concert pianist Marcelo Bratke, revisit the history of Brazil’s 20th-century music from classical to popular through a series of piano and vocal works by leading Brazilian composers.

Claudio Santoro Love Songs | Love Song Preludes
Heitor Villa-Lobos Four Songs of the Amazon Forest
Dorival Caymmi O ventoRosa morenaO que é que a Baiana tem
Tom Jobim LuizaThe Girl from IpanemaSamba do avião

gabrieladilaccio.commarcelobratke.com

A fundraising concert in aid of Bravo Brazil

Information:
Web site
08448 479910
Tickets: £18 | £15

 

Jose Menor

Tue 20 January 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'A performance of gripping power and evocative colouring.’ The Daily Telegraph

José Menor was hailed as ‘one of the most outstanding Spanish pianists of the new generation’ after his Wigmore Hall solo recital debut. José made his international debut at age fifteen, performing at New York’s Carnegie Hall as a First Prize winner of Cincinnati’s ‘The World Piano Competition’, which was followed by top prizes and awards at several different piano competitions. He has appeared with major orchestras in Spain, together with orchestras in Europe, USA and Latin America. His live performances have been recorded and broadcasted by different media including TVE (Spanish TV), TV3, CNN, RNE (Spanish National Radio), Catalunya Música, and has performed live on BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), Radio Canada, ABC Classic FM Australia, WXEL (USA), among others.

Antoni Soler Sonata in F sharp minor | Sonata in D major
Isaac Albéniz Iberia, Book 2
Enrique Granados Los Requiebros | Goyescas

www.josemenor.net

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Dudamel & Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Fri 9 January 2015 Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Made up of 200 vibrant, charismatic and brilliant performers between the ages of 17 and 30, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra is the flagship of Venezuela's El Sistema orchestral academic programme and is led by Gustavo Dudamel. Now in his 15th season as their Music Director, Dudamel has rock-star status among audiences of all ages worldwide, as well as caring deeply about the power of music to change lives.

Julian Orbón 3 Versiones sinfónicas
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

www.simonbolivarorchestra.com

This event is part of the Sounds Venezuela series at the Southbank Centre

Information:
Web site
E-mail
08448 750073
Tickets: £85, £65, £45, £28, £15 | Concessions 50% off

 

Matthew McAllister

Fri 2 January 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

‘Sheer balm to the soul.’ Sunday Post

One of Scotland's most exciting and talented classical guitarists gives his first concert of 2015 at St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of their prestigious Lunchtime Concert Series. Matthew McAllister is renowned the world over for his highly insightful performances and effortless presentation.

Anon Scottish Lute Pieces
Leo Brouwer Suite No. 2 
Antonio Lauro Suite venezolana
Agustín Barrios Mangoré La catedral

Watch a video clip HERE

www.matthewmcallister.com

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Clélia Iruzun & Coull Quartet

Thu 11 December 2014, 6.30pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil in London
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Embassy of Brazil warmly invites you to an exclusive evening of classical music, with performances by distinguished London-based Brazilian pianist Clélia Iruzun and the internationally-acclaimed Coull Quartet.

Heitor Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 1
Alberto Nepomuceno Suite Antiga
Louis Moreau Gottschalk Grand Fantasy on the Brazilian National Anthem
Henrique Oswald Piano Quintet

www.cleliairuzun.comwww.coullquartet.com

This event is presented by the Embassy of Brazil with the support of Pharo, the University of Warwick and Steinway and Sons, London

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7747 4533
Tickets: Booking essential. RSVP: culturalbrazil.rsvp@gmail.com

 

Tessitori: Debut Album Launch Recital

Sat 6 December 2014, 7.30pm
St Peters Church, Belsize Park
Belsize Square, Belsize Park
London
NW3 4HJ
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'It’s clear that we’re dealing with two highly able players whose policy of allowing the music and the audience to breathe freely is carried out with conviction.' Classical Guitar Magazine

In their debut album launch recital, Tessitori present works by Vivaldi and Schubert from their critically-acclaimed album; a new arrangement of the beautiful Cantos de España by Albéniz and the world premiere of a work by João Loureiro. Tessitori is a viola and classical guitar duo formed by award-winning musicians who met while studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Captivated by the singular quality of this combination of instruments they started to look for music that could be arranged for this ensemble, aimed at presenting a different perspective on the works of the great composers.

Antonio Vivaldi Sonata RV10
Franz Schubert Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D821
Isaac Albéniz Cantos de España Op. 232
João Loureiro Surrender (world première)

www.tessitorimusic.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07731 934431 | 07804 689869
Tickets: £10 | £8 Under 16s | £8 ILAMS members

 

Cuban Classics: 'A Night In Havana'

Tue 2 December 2014, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘A confident and powerful voice - a delight to enjoy.’ Edinburgh Guide

The music of Southern Spain provides the starting point for Latin Rediscovery's ‘Cuban Classics’. Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal, prize-winner at the Panama International Piano Competition 2014, makes his Southbank debut alongside opera singer Ann Liebeck and their special guest Cuban jazz/classical violin virtuoso Omar Puente. The musical journey reveals the classical, folk and African-Caribbean influences within the classical tradition of twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American music.

Enrique Granados El majo discreto | El majo tímido | La maja dolorosa (Ay mayo de mi vida!)
Joaquin Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Ernesto Lecuona Córdoba | Gitanerias | Malagueña | La comparsa | Y la negra bailaba | En tres por cuatro | Mi vida eres tú | Canción del amor triste | La Señora Luna | María la O
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas, Op. 10
Heitor Villa-Lobos Floresta do Amazonas
Guido López-Gavilán Un recuerdo (Congo in E minor) (London premiere)
José White La bella cubana
Omar Puente Danzón Gloria (London premiere)

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

www.onepoint.fm/marcosmadrigalwww.omarpuente.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
08448 750073
Tickets: £16 | £12 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability)

 

Laura Snowden

Sun 30 November 2014, 11.00am
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

'An exceptional range of colour and sonority.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

Laura Snowden is a winner of numerous national and international awards. Following studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School, she went on to the Royal College of Music, winning the Guitar Prize in her first year. She is now a Postgraduate RCM Scholar, supported by a McFadzean Whyte Award, a Jacqueline Ward Award, a Countess of Munster Trust Award and a Julian Bream Trust Award. Laura has performed as a soloist at venues including Kings Place, the Cadogan Hall, the Wigmore Hall and the Sage Gateshead. In March 2014 she won First Prize at the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award, and has recently been selected for the Tillett Trust, St John’s Smith Square and International Guitar Foundation’s Young Artists Programmes. Laura also leads a thriving compositional career, and performs and writes for folk ensemble Tir Eolas.

Johann Kaspar Mertz Bardenklänge Op. 13
Federico Mompou Suite Compostelana
Isaac Albéniz Asturias
Lennox Berkeley Sonatina Op. 52, No. 1
 

Part of Classical Coffee Mornings at the Royal Albert Hall

Information:
Web site
0845 401 5045
Tickets: Tickets include a hot drink and a pastry

 

Songs of the Americas

Fri 28 November 2014, 1.10pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

An award-winning American soprano and Juilliard graduate makes a rare London appearance presenting an innovative take on the vocal music of the Americas.

George Gershwin ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess | The Man I Love
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
Leonard Bernstein ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story
Dominic Argento ‘Sleep’ from Six Elizabethan Songs
Heitor Villa-Lobos ‘Aria (Cantilena)’ from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5‘Food for Thought’ from Magdalena
William Bolcom ‘Amor’ from Cabaret Songs
Ernesto Lecuona Always in my Heart

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields

Information:
Web site
E-mail
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Music from Renaissance Spain and England

Wed 19 November 2014, 6.00pm
St Giles, Cripplegate
Fore Street, Barbican
London
EC2Y 8DA
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Peter Phillips conducts the BBC Singers in a programme of English and Spanish Renaissance polyphony inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Victoria’s Salve Regina incorporates the original and haunting chant melody echoed in Guerrero’s exquisite Ave virgo sanctissima, while Tallis’s large-scale work straddles the late medieval and Renaissance in musical style. This concert is a prelude to the UK premiere of Brett Dean’s The Annunciation at Barbican Hall.

BBC Singers | Peter Phillips conductor

Thomas Tallis Gaude gloriosa Dei mater
Robert Parsons Ave Maria
Francisco Guererro Ave virgo sanctissima
Tomás Luis de Victoria Salve regina

www.bbc.co.uk/singers

Part of the Singers at Six series at the Barbican

Information:
Web site
0845 120 7500
Tickets: £10

 

Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes: CD Launch & Concert: 'Secretos quiero descubrir'

Tue 18 November 2014, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘The technical mastery which, despite her youth, Elena Jáuregui has achieved is suprising, but less so than her maturity as a performer’. Artes Hoy

The Spanish violin-guitar Roncesvalles Duo (Elena and Francisco Javier Jáuregui) are joined by award-winning Icelandic mezzo-soprano Gúdrun Ólafsdóttir to launch their new CD Secretos quiero descubrir. From the heritage of the Sephardic communities, passed down from generation to generation since medieval times, to songs by Lorca and the folk Basque tradition, to the UK premiere of new Spanish music, this colourful evening will draw you into the depths of the Spanish soul.

Join us after the concert for a complimentary wine reception.

Francisco Javier Jáuregui Canciones sefardíes | Three Basque Folk Songs
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
Eduardo Morales Caso Homenajes for Voice and Guitar
Agustín Castilla-Ávila Duerme Tesoro (UK premiere)                  
David del Puerto Prólogo’ (UK premiere)
John Barber ‘Navarra Lullaby’

www.duoroncesvalles.comwww.gudrunolafsdottir.com

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip.

This event is part of the Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7235 0353
Tickets: £12 on door | £10 in advance (Members of ILAMS / IC 50% off all tickets). Ticket includes complimentary wine reception.

 

Casa Margarita: 'House of Love'

Mon 17 November 2014, 7.30pm
Tristan Bates Theatre
1a Tower Street, Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9NP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Beautiful cameos of songs, stories and music pour out of a fascinating old house in Seville. Feast your ears and imaginations with this original presentation of the music of legendary Spanish composers Granados, de Falla et al. Sparkling, vibrant and witty, this show is endorsed by the legendary Teresa Berganza, written by scriptwriter Nicola Harrison, and presented by acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita. Tapas available with this show - call 0773 3448279 for details.

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones
Joaquín Rodrigo 12 Canciones espanolas | Con Antonio Machado | Tres canciones españolas 
Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas espanolas
Pablo de Sarasate Spanish Dance
Manuel de Falla Seis canciones populares españolas
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas | 11 Tonadillas | Goyescas 
Ernesto Lecuona Andalucía
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Astor Piazzolla Milonga
Jésus Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
Federico Moreno Torroba Castillos de España

www.casa-margarita.co.uk

Image by Henry Nerula 

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7240 6283
Tickets: £14 | £11 | £12 ILAMS members

 

Lontano: Fifth London Festival of American Music

7 November 2014 - 14 November 2014 Various venues
London
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event, but one we highly recommend!)

Lontano’s Biennial Festival explores and celebrates the work of major American composers and reflects the diversity of style that is so characteristic of contemporary American music. The festival is curated by Lontano’s Music Director Odaline de la Martínez, one of Britain’s most dynamic and gifted musicians and the first woman to conduct a complete BBC Prom at the Royal Festival Hall. The Festival includes several works with Latin connections: the UK premiere of a semi-staged performance of 'The Crossing', Part II of de la Martinez’s Afro-Cuban Slavery Opera Trilogy, as well as works by Gottschalk and Puerto Rican composer, Armando Bayolo. Featured before each evening performance will be Meet the Composer / Meet the Artist — a chance for audiences to learn more about the pieces and hear what the composers and performers have to say.

7th Nov, St Paul's Actors' Church: 'Opera & More'
10th Nov, St James Studio: Clélia Iruzun & Jenna Sherry
11th Nov, St James Studio: Bernard Rands 80th Birthday Concert
12th Nov, St James Studio: Jonathan Chan
12th Nov, St James Studio: 'Boston's Beats'
13th Nov,  St James Studio: Trio Appasionata
14th Nov, St James Studio: 'American Originals'
 
Click HERE to listen to a podcast.

www.lontano.co.uk

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 264 2140
Tickets: £10-£18

 

Rosenblatt Recital: Jorge de León & Belén Elvira

Thu 6 November 2014, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

‘The sheer vitality of his singing was irresistible: the sustained arching lines, ringing climaxes, shining verbal clarity, and a generous temperament undoubtedly place the Canarian artist at the forefront of the current crop of spinto tenors… Definitely a tenor to watch.’ Opera Britannia

Spanish tenor and mezzo-soprano duo, Jorge de León & Belén Elvira, present a programme of Spanish-language songs, zarzuelas and opera arias in a Rosenblatt Recital at Wigmore Hall. De León is one of Spain’s leading tenors, singing regularly at Madrid’s Teatro Real and La Scala in Italy, whilst Elvira is fast making a name for herself on the Spanish opera circuit.

Jorge de León tenor | Belén Elvira mezzo-soprano | Juan Antonio Alvarez Parejo piano

Alberto Ginastera El árbol del olvido
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Ya me voy a retirar
Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos
Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes Mírame así
Rodrigo Prats Soledad
Blas Sánchez Al pie de la Cruz del Roque
Braulio Antonio Garcia Tenerife
Pietro Mascagni ‘Bada, Santuzza, schiavo non sono’ from Cavalleria Rusticana
Giacomo Puccini ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca
Federico Moreno Torroba ‘Dichoso el que en su camino’ from Luisa Fernanda
Pablo Sorozábal ‘No puede ser’ from La tabernera del Puerto
Francesco Cilea ‘Acerba voluttà’ from Adriana Lecouvreur
Georges Bizet ‘Carmen, il est temps encore’ from Carmen

www.rosenblattrecitals.com

This event is part of the Rosenblatt Recitals series at Wigmore Hall

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7935 2141
Tickets: £15, £20, £25, £30 | Half price tickets for ILAMS members: £20 reduced to £10

 

Latin American Music Seminar

Sat 1 November 2014, 10.15am
Chancellors Hall (First Floor)
Senate House, Malet Street
London
WC1E 2HU
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

Well-established twice-annual seminar series with scholarly talks and live performance, featuring a diverse range of Latin American music. A key forum for research and discussion about Latin American Music in the UK. Welcomes anybody interested in Latin American music: scholars, students, musicians, members of the UK Latin American community, general public. 

10.45am Henry Stobart Royal Holloway, University of London

Feasting the Souls: All Saints Day (1st November) in the Bolivian Andes

11.30am

Christine Dettmann

Hochschule für Musik und Theater München / University of Essex

Comparison Needed?! Transatlantic Research on Afro-Brazilian Capoeira

12.15pm

John Cowley

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Elsie Houston: a Life in Tragedy

1.00pm     (Lunch - Sandwiches provided)

2.15pm

Kariann Goldschmitt

University of Cambridge

BNegão and the Shifting Racial Politics of Brazilian Musical Representation on the World Stage

3.00pm

Hazel Marsh

University of East Anglia

Popular Music and Politics in Venezuela in the Chávez period: ‘New Song’ and 21st-Century Bolivarianism

3.45pm     Tea followed by live music: Tina Vinson (London College of Music) performs a selection of 20th century Latin American piano music

http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/latin-american-music-seminars

Supported by the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Institute of Musical Research

Information:
Web site
E-mail
Tickets: Free event; £8.00 contribution towards lunch and refreshments. Please book your place using Eventbrite by 29th October

 

Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival

21 October 2014 - 28 October 2014 London (various venues)
United Kingdom

The first edition of The Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival offers a selection of top performers specialized in Spanish and Latin American classical repertoire. Its mission is to bring to London audiences the vocal music of Spain and Latin America, including zarzuela, through recitals, masterclasses, screenings and lectures. 

21 October, 7.30 pm, Instituto Cervantes: Song Recital with Amaia Azcona, soprano & Morgan Szymanski, guitar
24 October, 6.30pm, Instituto Cervantes: Lecture on 'Wine, women and zarzuela' with Christopher Webber
27 October, 1.10pm, St James's Piccadilly: Song and Zarzuela Recital with Dolores Lahuerta, soprano, Jagoba Fadrique, baritone & Horacio López, piano
27 October, 7.30pm, Instituto Cervantes: Zarzuela Recital with Enrique Viana, tenor & Miguel Huertas, piano
28 October, 6.30 pm, Instituto Cervantes: Lecture on 'Music and Literature in Spain through its Songs' with Eva Moreda

www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

The Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival is organised by London Lyric Arts in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Iberian and Latin American Music Society

Information:
Web site
E-mail

 

Spanish Song and Zarzuela

Mon 27 October 2014, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

A choice selection of Spanish songs and zarzuela excerpts including well-known Spanish and Latin American composers, as well as some hidden gems by lesser-explored corners of the repertoire.

Horacio López piano | Dolores Lahuerta soprano | Jagoba Fadrique baritone

Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas
Antón García Abril Canciones asturianas
Blas Galindo Jicarita
Enrique Granados Tonadillas al estilo antiguo
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
Jesús GuridiSasibil’ from El caserío
Joaquín Rodrigo ‘Adela’ from Canciones españolas
Leonard Bernstein ‘A Julia de Burgos’ from Songfest
María Grever Despedida
Pablo Sorozábal ‘Qué graciosos sois los hombres’ from Entre Sevilla y Triana | ‘Hace tiempo que vengo al taller’ from La del manojo de rosas

www.vavanarro.wix.com/horacio-lopez | www.jagoba.netwww.doloreslahuerta.comwww.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly and the Instituto Cervantes as part of the 1st Festival of Spanish Song and Zarzuela

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Margarita's House of Love

Thu 23 October 2014, 7.30pm
Church of St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 9DS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Beautiful cameos of songs, stories and music pour out of a fascinating old house in Seville. Feast your ears and imaginations with this original presentation of the music of legendary Spanish composers Granados, de Falla et al. Sparkling, vibrant and witty, this show is endorsed by the legendary Teresa Berganza, written by scriptwriter Nicola Harrison, and presented by acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita.

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones
Joaquín Rodrigo 12 Canciones espanolas | Con Antonio Machado | Tres canciones españolas 
Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas espanolas
Pablo de Sarasate Spanish Dance
Manuel de Falla Seis canciones populares españolas
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas | 11 Tonadillas | Goyescas 
Ernesto Lecuona Andalucía
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Astor Piazzolla Milonga
Jésus Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
Federico Moreno Torroba Castillos de España

www.casa-margarita.co.uk

Image by Henry Nerula

Information:
E-mail
07733 448279
Tickets: £15/£12 | ILAMS members £14/£11

 

Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes: Amaia Azcona Cildoz & Morgan Szymanski

Tue 21 October 2014, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

'A brilliant performance.' Opera Now

Amaia Azcona Cildoz is a unique voice amongst the new generation of Spanish sopranos. Armed with an outstandingly beautiful instrument and a rare dynamic expressive aptitude, she has captivated audiences across Spain and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke's. A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she worked under the tutelage of leading figures such as Emma Kirkby and Roger Vignoles, she has won numerous competitions, including the Lillian Ash French Song Competition, and is a Concordia Foundation and Live Music Now artist. She joins forces with pre-eminent British-Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in a new collaboration showcasing timeless Spanish and Latin American art song classics.

Join us after the concert for a complimentary wine reception

Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Joaquín Rodrigo Tres canciones españolas
Manuel de Falla Canciones populares españolas
Miguel Llobet Tres canciones catalanas
Carlos Guastavino Flores argentinas
Heitor Villa-Lobos Modinha | Bachianas brasileiras No. 5

www.amaiaazcona.com | www.morganszymanski.co.uk

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of the Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes and the 1st Festival of Spanish Song and Zarzuela organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7201 0752
Tickets: £12 on door | £10 in advance (Members of ILAMS / IC 50% off all tickets). Ticket includes complimentary wine reception.

 

Jose Zalba-Smith presents: The Mañana Collective

Sat 27 September 2014, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

The Mañana Collective came about when Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith met some really talented musicians at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. They bonded over their shared love of Latin rhythm and the rest, as they say, is history! The Mañana Collective love to add Latin American flavour to the mix, creating their own arrangements of incredible tunes from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and beyond. Recent performances include CafeJazz Cardiff, Taliesen Arts Centre- Swansea University, Walthamstow Street Festival July 2014 and St James’s Piccadilly featuring former member of the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra and Afro Cuban All Stars, Javier Zalba. They present a mix of well-known Latin tunes to include: Manisero, Samba da astronauta, Santo Antonio, Jegue, Forro Brasil, Son de la Loma and Dos gardenias.

www.josezalba.com

Image and Art Work by Helen Zalba-Smith

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07877 831192
Tickets: £20 | £18 | £15 | ILAMS Members £5 off all tickets.

 

London Classical Guitar Festival

20 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The London Classical Guitar Festival is back with an exciting line-up for 2014!

Established in 1995, the LCGF is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. Organised by ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Cervantes Institute, the Seville International Guitar Competition and Making Music, the Festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, the LCGF is a 'must'.

PLUS join us at the close of the Festival after-show party for a complimentary glass of wine!

20th September: Morgan Szymanski
21st September: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
22nd September: Thibaut García
23rd September: Manus Noble*
24th September: Agnew-McAllister Duo
25th September: Francesco Mariani + Complimentary wine reception

*Please note that this event takes place at the Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN. For bookings and further information please contact: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752http://londres.cervantes.es/imagenes/File/concert_series.pdf.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

LCGF: Francesco Mariani

Thu 25 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

‘A performer of style and precision.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

Francesco Mariani is well known for his relaxed and informative recitals. A teacher at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, where his students have gone on to study at the RNCM, Guildhall School and the San Francisco Conservatory, Francesco Mariani first studied the guitar with Graham Wade then at the RNCM with Gordon Crosskey and subsequently with Richard Wright. He has a wide experience performing at festivals throughout the UK including the Wirral and Bath Guitar Festivals and Leeds International Concert Season as well as broadcasts with Classic FM, the BBC and ITV.

J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Franz Schubert ‘Lob Der Tranen’ | ‘Liebesbotschaft’ | ‘Standchen’
Fernando Sor Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart Op. 9
Leo Brouwer Tres apuntes
Joaquín Turina Hommage à Tárrega Op. 69
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
 
Click HERE to listen to an audio clip.

www.francescomariani.co.uk

This event is part of the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised by ILAMS in collaboartion with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

LCGF: Agnew-McAllister Duo

Wed 24 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Matthew and Aisling, both accomplished players individually, come together and bring a beautiful natural charm to their musicality, which make listening to them a constant pleasure.' David Russell

The Agnew-McAllister Duo make their début concert at the Bolivar Hall in London. Their joint passion for chamber music, interacting with composers and performing new music immediately brought them together whilst studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since giving their début recital at the ‘Harty Room’ of Queen’s University, Belfast in 2001 the Duo are now recognised as being at the very forefront of the genre. Numerous recordings and international concert tours are testimony to their popularity and expertise alongside their many commissions through which the Duo work to add breadth and depth to the repertoire.

J.S. Bach Sonata in E Minor BWV 1034
Sebastien Vachez Suite
Georges Bizet / Francois Borne Carmen Fantasy
Chris Stout Hamnataing
Thomas Walsh Inisheer
Traditional The Bucks of Oranmore
Antonio Lauro Suite venezolana
Egberto Gismonti Agua e vinho
Celso Machado Quebra queixo
Astor Piazzolla 'Bordel 1900' | Oblivion | Libertango

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.agnewmcallisterduo.com

This event is part of the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised by ILAMS in collaboartion with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

Amaia Azcona Cildoz & Jorge Carrasco

Wed 24 September 2014, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A voice of liquid velvet.' Music & Vision

Amaia Azcona Cildoz is a unique voice amongst the new generation of Spanish sopranos. Armed with an outstandingly beautiful instrument and a rare dynamic expressive aptitude, she has captivated audiences across Spain and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke's. A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she worked under the tutelage of leading figures such as Emma Kirkby and Roger Vignoles, she has won numerous competitions, including the Lillian Ash French Song Competition, and is a Concordia Foundation and Live Music Now artist. She joins forces with Spanish pianist Jorge Carrasco in a programme of Fauré and classic Spanish art songs.

Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Gabriel Fauré Poème d´un jour, Op. 21 | Claire de lune, Op. 46 | Chanson d´amour, Op. 27 | Fleur jetée, Op. 39
Joaquín Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Isaac Albéniz Suite española, Op. 21
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas

www.amaiaazcona.com

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip.

This event is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly.

Information:
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020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes: Manus Noble

Tue 23 September 2014, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Stylishly presented...Manus Noble made a powerful, poised impression.’ The Telegraph

In collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, ILAMS launches a new concert series in London aimed at providing a platform to promising young musicians at the start of their career, whilst offering audiences a unique opportunity to enjoy the diversity of colour, vitality and exuberance that Iberian and Latin American music is famous for. British classical guitarist Manus Noble inaugurates the series with a solo concert of Spanish, Latin American and British works, including some of own compositions. A former student of Craig Ogden and Gary Ryan at both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, Noble is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the rising stars of the British classical guitar world.

Join us after the concert for a complimentary wine reception.

Astor Piazzolla Verano porteño
Leo Brouwer Berceuse (Canción de cuna) | Un día de noviembre
Roland Dyens 'Fuoco' from Libra sonatine
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Un sueño en la floresta
Yuquijiro Yocoh Sakura: Theme and Variations
Gary Ryan Hot Club Francais
Isaac Albéniz Mallorca
Manus Noble Inishowen
 
Click HERE to watch a video.

www.manusnoble.com

This event is part of the Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, and the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised in conjunction with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.

 

Information:
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020 7201 0752
Tickets: £12 on door | £10 in advance (Members of ILAMS / IC 50% off all tickets). Ticket includes complimentary wine reception.

 

LCGF: Thibaut Garcia

Mon 22 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The LCGF continues its partnership with the Seville International Guitar Competition, presenting its 2013 first-prize winner, young French guitarist Thibaut Garcia. At only twenty, Garcia has already established himself as one of the most exciting new talents on the international circuit, performing across Europe and the Americas and obtaining prizes in some of Europe's most prestigious guitar competitions. He offers here a selection of virtuosic works from his debut abum Demain dès l’aube, now available on the Contrastes Records label.

John Dowland Lachrimae Pavan
Johann Sebastian Bach 'Toccata' & 'Allemande' from Partita No. 6
Agustin Barrios Mangoré Mazurka appassionata
Antonio Manjon Aire vasco
Miguel Llobet Dos canciones populares catalanas
Giulio Regondi Air varié sur un thème de l’opéra | Montecchi e Capuletti de Bellini

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.guitarfestivalsevilla.com

This event is part of the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised by ILAMS in collaboartion with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with the support of the Seville International Guitar Competition and Savarez strings.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

LSSO: 'Hispanic Heroes'

Mon 22 September 2014, 7.30pm
Barbican Centre (Hall)
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Peter Ash leads London’s premier youth ensemble, the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, in Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a vocal setting of four German folk poems. Cardiff Singer of the World, Jamie Barton also joins the LSSO to perform some of her favourite songs and opera arias with a predominantly Spanish flavour. Mats Lidström is Don Quixote in Richard Strauss's memorable orchestral retelling of the exploits of the ingenious knight of La Mancha.

Gustav Mahler Four songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Richard Strauss Don Quixote
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger Prelude
Gaetano Donizetti 'Ah mon Fernand' from La Favorite
Giuseppe Verdi 'O don fatale' from Don Carlo
Engelbert Humperdinck 'Witch's Aria'

www.cym.org.ukwww.jamiebartonmezzo.comwww.matslidstrom.com

This event is promoted by Foundation for Young Musicians

Information:
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0845 120 7500

 

LCGF: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Sun 21 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Outstanding playing and infectious spirit.' BBC Music Magazine

Recognised as one of Britain’s leading chamber music groups, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a fresh, dynamic ensemble known for its expansive repertoire and innovative work in developing the guitar quartet medium. The Quartet have performed extensively across the UK and abroad to critical acclaim, and are admired for their original arrangements of music from a wide range of styles, periods and cultures. They have received many awards and their recordings for Chandos Records have been widely acclaimed.

Fernando Sor Grand solo
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol
Andrew York Quiccan
Django Reinhardt Minor Swing
Elliot Goldenthal Themes from Frida
Luis Bacalov Il postino
Gustavo Santaolalla 'De Usuahia a la Quiaca' from Motorcycle Diaries
Catriona McKay The Swan LK243
Ian Krouse Folias

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.aquarellegq.com

This event is part of the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised by ILAMS in collaboartion with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

The Cuban Guitar Series

Sun 21 September 2014, 3.00pm
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

 (Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'Dickinson Cardenas' sweet, rounded tone and sensitive phrasing really come to the fore.' 
Gramophone

On 21st September in London Ahmed Dickinson launches a series of performances and masterclasses that will take him through Europe, Canada and the US. The performances, entitled the 'Cuban Guitar Series', will be packed with premieres, and aim to promote the work by Cuban composers from diverse generations and styles. Ahmed will be joined by Spanish guitarist María Camahort playing some of the coolest and most exhilarating contemporary works by Eduardo Martín and Héctor Angulo.

Héctor Angulo Para Roberto y Clara (UK premiere)
Eduardo Martín Canciones del calendario | Sones y flores | Hasta Alicia baila
Luis Manuel Molina Oricalco | Poema idílico
Leo Brouwer Paisaje cubano con campanas | Danza característica
 


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020 7383 7808

 

LCGF: Morgan Szymanski: 'Viejo Mundo Nuevo'

Sat 20 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'A powerful performance.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Regarded quite simply as one of the finest British classical guitarists of his generation, Morgan Szymanski returns to the LCGF to launch the 2014 Festival with a cosmopolitan programme of solo works from around the Latin world.

Mauro Giuliani Variations sur 'La folia de Espagne'
Manuel de Falla 'Dance of the Miller' from The Three-Cornered Hat
Miguel Llobet Three Catalan Folk Songs
Isaac Albéniz Suite española | Mallorca
Fernando Sor Variations on a Theme of Mozart Op. 9
Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Vals Op. 8, No.4
Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Astor Piazzolla Primavera porteña

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

This event is part of the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised by ILAMS in collaboartion with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

BritishSpanish Society Concert: 'Music in Toledo at the time of El Greco'

Tue 16 September 2014, 6.30pm
St James's Roman Catholic Church
Spanish Place, 22 George Street
London
W1U 3QY
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Through music, words, and images, we are celebrating in the heart of London, one of the greatest and most influential painters in history, the Cretan-born, adopted son of Spain Domenikos Theokopulus, better known as El Greco, in the year marking the fourth centenary of his death. It is appropriate that this year's concert will have as its theme to the venerable city of Toledo, where El Greco lived and worked for nearly four decades until his death in 1614. It is an honour to have with us conductor Carlos Aransay and Coro Cervantes, the UK's only chamber choir dedicated to Hispanic and Latin American classical music, and Dr Xavier Bray, one of London's most eminent Spanish art experts. And what better place to celebrate the music and art of El Greco than the magnificent Church of St James's Spanish Place with its historic ties with the British-Spanish community in the UK.

Anonymous Por la puerta del Cambrón, en el más soberbio monte, aquí lloró sentado
Juan Blas de Castro Entre dos álamos verdes 
Francisco Guerrero Todo cuanto pudo dar | Oh, Virgen | Niño Dios d’amor herido 
Rodrigo de Ceballos Clamabat autem mulier | Posuerunt super caput eius 
Tomás Luis de Victoria Pange Lingua 
Cristóbal de Morales Kyrie, Missa Super Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La | Si os hubiera mirado 
Alonso Lobo Vivo ego, dicit Dominus 
Alonso de Tejeda Tuam Crucem | De Profundis
 

This concert is sponsored by the Embassy for Spain, Office for Cultural & Scientific Affairs

Information:
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07903 801576
Tickets: £22 | £17 BSS members | Ticket includes complimentary wine reception

 

Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner: La Belle Epoque

Sun 14 September 2014, 2.30pm
Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

'A formidable duo.' Gramophone

Join the virtuosic piano duo of Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner for this whirlwind journey through Argentinian tangos by Ziegler and Piazzolla, Lutoslawski's daring Variations on a Theme by Paganini, and ending with one of Ravel's most sweepingly romantic and best-loved works, La Valse. Expect fireworks, romance, lush tunes and edge-of-the-seat virtuosity as the Argentinean-Venezuelan siblings battle it out on two pianos in what promises to be a concert not to be missed.

Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé | La valse
Darius Milhaud 'Brazileira' from Scaramouche
Astor Piazzolla Adiós Nonino | La muerte del Angel | Michelangelo
Pablo Ziegler Sandunga | Asfalto
Witold Lutosławski Variations on a theme by Paganini

Sergio Tiempo | Karin Lechner

This event is part of the 2014 Kings Place Festival.

Information:
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020 7520 1490
Tickets: £6.50

 

Nils Klöfver: 'Tango en Skaï'

Sun 14 September 2014, 1.45pm
Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Nils Klöfver is a prize-winning Swedish guitarist based in London. Being a versatile player he appears as a concerto soloist, solo recitalist and in variety of ensembles (in duos with flute, violin, bandoneon etc). The recital Tango en Skaï takes its name from Roland Dyen's playful and virtuosic piece, but there is also music by Piazzolla, Albéniz, Tárrega and a Swedish folk music suite in the programme.

Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Isaac Albéniz 'Sevilla' from Suite español
Traditional (arr: Ulf G. Åhslund) Swedish Suite
Astor Piazzolla 4 Estaciones porteñas
Roland Dyens Tango en Skaï

www.nilsklofver.com

This event is part of the Kings Place Festival 2014

Information:
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E-mail
020 7520 1490
Tickets: Admission free

 

Trio Tango Extremo

Tue 22 July 2014, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS concert, but one we highly recommend!)

Tango Extremo brings a distinctive flavour to the passion and persuasion of the Argentine Tango. The ensemble, which is under the direction of the young violinist Tanya Schaap, is not a standard tango orchestra. The line up is slightly unusual (with the addition of soprano saxophone) and the group combines musical styles which are very diverse. Juxtaposing an exciting mixture of classical, jazz, improvisation and Brazilian music with tango, the trio will perform arrangements of pieces by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Shaffy, Cabral, Brel, Piazzolla, Plaza and Laurenz, all in the tango style.

www.tangoextremo.com

Part of the St Martin’s Embassy Series

Information:
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E-mail
020 7766 1100

 

Bardac Trio: Spanish and French Music for Flute, Viola & Harp

Mon 21 July 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Established in 2011, The Bardac Trio is a fresh new ensemble formed by young postgraduates of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. Collectively they have delighted audiences across the UK and worldwide with their sensitive and enchanting performances. For this event they explore their shared Spanish roots with a sumptuous programme of Mediterranean works for flute, viola, and that most heavenly of instruments; the harp. The Bolívar Hall provides the perfect intimate setting to get a rare glimpse of this compelling instrument up close. An evening not to be missed!

Almudena González flute | Jordi Morell viola | Alicia Griffiths harp

Diego Ortiz Ricercare
Salvador Brotons Ad infinitum
Manuel Moreno-Buendía Suite popular española
André Jolivet Pastorales de Noël
Claude Debussy Sonate pour flute, alto et harpe
Maurice Ravel Sonatine (arr. Skaila Kanga)
 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Information:
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442073885788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats (subject to availability).

 

Estrada do Sol (Road to the Sun)

Mon 21 July 2014, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

Guitarist Adam Brown explores the guitar’s pre-eminent role in the creative expression of Hispanic music with a programme full of warmth, melodic lyricism and dynamic rhythmic interplay. This exciting performance will highlight the guitar’s ability to cross cultures as well as bridging boundaries between classical and popular music.

Enrique Granados Spanish Dance No. 5
Astor Piazzolla Cinco piezas para guitarra
Alfonso Montes Preludio de adios
Leo Brouwer Cuban Landscape with Bells
Antonio Lauro Maria Carolina | Virgilio

Agustín Barrios Julia Florida

www.adambrownguitar.co.uk

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields

Information:
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E-mail
020 7766 1100

 

Piazzolla da camera

Mon 14 July 2014, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

 

The Piazzolla Da Camera Trio celebrates ten years dedicated to the exclusive performance of the works of modern tango master Astor Piazzolla. Having travelled the world to bring attention to the beauty and brav