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'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

POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control we regret to inform the public that this performance has been cancelled. We plan to reschedule the event to November - please watch this space.

Attendees who have already booked can either transfer their ticket to the new date (this will happen automatically), or request a refund from Brown Paper Tickets by telephoning 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7). To get in touch with us about your booking please email info@ilams.org.uk.

'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

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

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

 

'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

 

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

 

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

 

Da 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

 

Da 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 Ruh-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

 

Martn Alvarado: 'As es mi tango'

Sat 13 June 2015, 7.30pm
St Ethelburgas 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

 

Michel Camilo in Concert at Southbank Centre

Sat 13 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!)

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

 

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 Rodrguez 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 Martn & Ahmed Dickinson Crdenas: 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

 

Orfe Catal: '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 Rodrguez: 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

 

Violettas 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 Martn

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 Ruh-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 & Simn Bolvar 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

 

Cllia 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:
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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 Len & Beln 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
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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
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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

 

Margaritas 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 Maana 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
Bolvar 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
Bolvar 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
Bolvar 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:
Web site
E-mail
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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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
Bolvar 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:
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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

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0845 120 7500

 

LCGF: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Sun 21 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar 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:
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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:
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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

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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.

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020 7520 1490
Tickets: 6.50

 

Nils Klfver: 'Tango en Ska'

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

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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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020 7766 1100

 

Bardac Trio: Spanish and French Music for Flute, Viola & Harp

Mon 21 July 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar 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

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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

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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 bravado of what audiences and critics have celebrated as ‘exquisitely Argentine’ and ‘simply delicious in execution’, this brotherhood of musicians strive to look beyond the written note, and bring to light the rich colours and sounds of the Buenos Aires cityscape.

Oscar Macchioni piano | George Blum violin | Andrew Nickles cello

Astor Piazzolla Oblivion | Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas | Libertango | Suite del Angel 

Click HERE to hear an audio clip preview

www.oscarmacchioni.net

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields with the kind support of the University of Texas at El Paso College of Liberal Arts and Music Department

 

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020 7766 1100

 

Tradicional Cubano presents: 'One night in Havana'

Fri 11 July 2014, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

'Tradicional Cubano gets right down to the vibrant roots of Cuban music, and the results are sensational. Latin American music simply doesn’t get any more authentic than this.' Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Father and son join forces for this unmissable concert at St James’s Church Piccadilly. This is a rare opportunity to hear Javier Zalba (Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra, Irakere, Cubanismo) join his son Jose Zalba-Smith, in what is set to be an electric night of traditional Cuban Music with Javier’s distinctive Latin Jazz flair. Completing the group and bringing their own unique edge to the evening is The Mañana Collective with Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian (voice) and James Clark (piano). Come and let the band transport you to a Caribbean heaven, whatever the weather!

Abelardo Valdes Almendra
Miguel Matamoros Lagrimas negras
Javier Zalba Mis dos hijos
Javier Zalba Son
Sergio González Siaba El cuarto de Tula
Jose Maria Vitier Contradanza festiva
Javier Zalba Guaracha   
Rosendo Ruiz Vacilón

www.josezalba.com

Image by Helen Zalba-Smith

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07877 831192
Tickets: 20 | 18 | 15 | 10

 

West Side Story

Fri 4 July 2014, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

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

Due to popular demand, Leonard Bernstein's musical masterpiece is back at the Royal Albert Hall for five performances. Following on from its sold-out anniversary performances at the Hall in 2012, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Jayce Ogren, will return to play Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in high-definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Winner of ten Academy Awards®, West Side Story, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, features Robbins' choreography, screenplay by Ernest Lehman, book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and remains one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals.

Additional performances on the 5th and 6th July 2014.

www.rpo.co.uk

Information:
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08454 015034

 

Brazilian Voices

Sat 28 June 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

Amidst the world's frenzy for football drama from Brazil, three Europe-based Brazilian classical musicians unite to present Brazilian Voices, a World-Cup-themed performance of songs from the European repertoire as well as a focus on Brazilian composers including Villa-Lobos, Marlos Nobre, Ernani Braga, Claudio Santoro and Waldemar Henrique.

Gabriela Di Laccio soprano | Kismara Pessatti contralto | Ivan Pires piano

Programme Includes:
 
Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Felix Mendelssohn 2 Duets from Op. 63       
Giochino Rossini 4 Songs from Soirées Musicales
Heitor Villa-Lobos Floresta do Amazonas
Claudio Santoro Cançoes de amor | 3 Cançoes populares

www.gabrieladilaccio.com | www.pessatti.com | www.facebook.com/ivanpires.piano

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Tickets: 10 | 5 Concessions and ILAMS members. Buy one ticket and bring a friend for free! Offer not valid on concessions.

 

Villa-Lobos at the City of London Festival

Fri 27 June 2014, 1.05
St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3TL
United Kingdom

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

Students from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama showcase their talent in one of the City’s intimate church venues, for fifty minutes of lunchtime bliss with a programme focused on Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos.

Ricky Gore violin | Moira Bette viola | Toby White cello | Yoanna Prodanova cello | Rebecca Griffiths flute | Rebecca Carson flute | Jessica Kabirat flute | Grace Warren oboe | Rebekah Carpio clarinet | Jamie White bassoon | Molly Flanagan horn | Zuzanna Olbreys harp 

Heitor Villa-Lobos Quintette Instrumental | Assobio a Jato | Quintette en forme de choros

This event is part of the City of London Festival

Information:
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0845 120 7502
Tickets: Admission free (no booking required)

 

Sketches of Mexico: Morgan Szymanski in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Wed 25 June 2014, 7.30pm
Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
London
SE16 4LF
United Kingdom

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

‘What is beyond criticism is Szymanski’s playing, which is of the highest order…Sketches of Mexico is a gorgeous and original tribute to Szymanski’s homeland, its artists and its music.’ Gramophone Magazine

Multi-award winning virtuoso, Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski performs his exciting project Sketches of Mexico: a unique collaboration combining Mexican music - ‘20 Estampas de México’ by Julio César Olivo and songs by Manuel María Ponce - with the work of twenty visual artists from the UK and Mexico. This promises to be a visual and auditory journey not to be missed, in this the Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft, one of Time Out’s ten most magical music venues in London!

Julio César Oliva Sketches of Mexico
Manuel M. Ponce Cuiden su vida | Scherzino mexicano | Estrellita | La pajarera | Por tí mi corazón | Valentina

This performance is sponsored by both Anglo Arts and British Airways, and has been arranged in partnership with Breathe Arts and Health Research.

www.morganszymanski.co.ukhttp://angloarts.mxwww.britishairways.comhttp://breatheahr.org

Information:
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07595 154601
Tickets: 12 on door | 10 in advance | 10 ILAMS members (discount only available on the door)

 

Da E: Dimitris Dekavallas

Sat 21 June 2014, 12.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

'Excellent music making.' Classical Guitar 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 outstanding classical guitarist, Dimitris Dekavallas, who will be performing a cosmopoitan programme of classical favourites from around the Hispanic world.

Antonio Lauro Zulay | Adió​​s a Ocumare ​| Antonio Lauro​ Papeló​n​
Agustí​n Barrios Mangoré​ La ​c​atedral
A​stor​ Piazzolla Verano ​p​orteñ​o
Jorge Morel Danza ​b​rasilera
Fernando Bustamante Misionera

www.dimitrisdekavallas.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes

Information:
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020 7235 0353
Tickets: Admission free (no booking required)

 

Da E: Dimitris Dekavallas & Erzsebet Pozsgai

Sat 21 June 2014, 2.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

'An outstanding recital.' Musical Opinion 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 outstanding classical guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas and violinist Erzsebet Pozsgai who will be performing a cosmopoitan programme of classical favourites from around the Hispanic-Luso world.

Manuel Ponce Estrellita
Celso Mac​h​ado Pacoca | ​Quebra ​q​ueixo
Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel ​(arr. Dekavallas)​
Antonio Carlos Jobim Girl from Ipanema (arr. Dekavallas)​
Heitor Villa-Lobos Distribucao de flores
Zenquinha de Abreu Tico ​t​ico (arr. Dekavallas)​

www.dimitrisdekavallas.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes

Information:
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020 7235 0353
Tickets: Admission free (no booking required)

 

Milos Garadaglic: Sor, Gerhard, Granados and more

Fri 13 June 2014, 10.00pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Countless listeners have been introduced to classical guitar thanks to the work of Miloš Karadaglic, who has touched vast audiences with his stadium performances and best-selling recordings. The young man from Montenegro, who launched Wigmore Hall’s late night series last year, returns with a programme guaranteed to delight guitar connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

Fernando Sor Grand Solo Op. 14
Roberto Gerhard Fantasia
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas
Joaquín Rodrigo Invocación y danza
Manuel de Falla Danza del molinero (arr. Michael Lewin) | Homenaje: pièce de guitare écrite pour 'Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy' | Danza española (arr. Michael Lewin)

www.milosguitar.com

This event is part of the Wigmore Lates series

Information:
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020 7935 2141
Tickets: 12.50 | Concessions 10

 

Virtuoso Works for Violin and Guitar

Fri 13 June 2014, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'A fearsome duo!' Time Out 

Together, Morgan and Harriet have performed together at the Music At Oxford International Concert Season, at the London Classical Guitar Festival, for Cambrigde Summer Music Festival, Leamington Music, Royal Albert Hall 'Ignite Series' and Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre.

Harriet MacKenzie violin | Morgan Szymanski guitar

Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto No. 9 in D major RV230
Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Una limosna por el amor de Dios
Manuel de Falla Five Spanish Folk Songs 
Niccolo Paganini Cantabile in D major
J.S. Bach Sonata II in A
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango

Click HERE to watch a video preview

www.morganszymanski.co.uk | www.harrietmackenzie.com

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly with the kind support of Anglo Arts and British Airways

Information:
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E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

John Williams Performs Concierto de Aranjuez

Wed 11 June 2014, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

One of the most celebrated classical guitarist in the world, John Williams, performs what is surely the globes most popular Guitar Concerto - Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Inspired by the composer's honeymoon, the concerto conjures up the palatial gardens at Aranjuez, and, as Rodrigo recalled,'the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains'. The RPO gave the first performance of the new Guitar Concerto by Stephen Goss, a work championed by John Williams. As well as our trip to Spain with Rodrigo, we visit Italy, in Elgar's sunny In the South, and Paris, in Gershwin's delightful and humorous work An American in Paris.

Royal Philharmonic OrchestraAlexander Shelley conductor | John Williams guitar 

Edward Elgar Overture | In the South (Alassio)
Joaquin Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Stephen Goss Guitar Concerto
George Gershwin An American in Paris

www.rpo.co.ukwww.johnwilliamsguitarnotes.com

Information:
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0844 875 0073
Tickets: 45 | 38 | 30 | 25 | 20 | 15 | 10 | 58 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability)

 

Christoph Denoth Guitar Recital & CD Launch

Mon 9 June 2014, 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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

'A kaleidoscopic whirl of colour unfolds, creating a post impressionistic Dowland that makes one giddy with the storm of agitation, turbulence and chiaroscuro.' Anthony Rooley

Christoph Denoth, poet of the classical guitar, is back with an exciting programme Dowland, Britten, Sor and Villa-LobosHis new album Mister Dowland's Midnight, released on the Signum label, will also be launched at the concert.

www.christophdenoth.com

Information:
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020 7520 1490
Tickets: 29.50 | 24.50 | 19.50 | 14.50 | 9.50 Savers

 

Sounds Venezuela: Teresa Carreo Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Sun 8 June 2014, 5.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

'Conductor Christian Vásquez...is a man who knows exactly what he wants, and how to get it. And this is an orchestra whose cleanness of sound belies both its youth and its gargantuan size.' The Independent

See the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the next generation of musicians to come out of the celebrated Venezuelan El Sistema music-teaching programme, as the sister orchestra of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra returns to Southbank Centre. Young conductor Christian Vásquez, who made his conducting debut in 2008 with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, is a protégé of the El Sistema music programme. We're celebrating the skill, music and spirit of musicians from El Sistema at our Sounds Venezuela festival over the weekend.

Richard Strauss Don Juan
Manuel de Falla The Three-cornered Hat | Suite No. 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

http://fundamusical.org.ve

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0844 875 0073
Tickets: 45 | 37 | 29 | 22.50 | 17 | 12 | Premium 65 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability)

 

Classical Latin American and Spanish Song Recital

Sun 1 June 2014, 2.00pm
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

‘Madrigal plays with taste, musicality and lyrical sensual freedom. Here is a pianist who regales us with some many emotions.’ Corriere del Ticino

A song recital by opera singer Ann Liebeck and Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal with a programme performed recently in Vienna, Rome and Oxford.

Joaquín Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Enrique Granados Colección de tonadillas
Ernesto Lecuona Suite Andalucía | 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
Heitor Villa-Lobos Floresta do Amazonas

www.sauk.org.ukwww.onepoint.fm/marcosmadrigalwww.violettaslasttango.com

All proceeds go to Scoliosis Association UK

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7383 7808
Tickets: 15 | 12 Concessions

 

Ofer Falk & Maria Camahort

Sun 25 May 2014, 11.00am
Orange Tree Theatre
1, Clarence Street
London
TW9 2SA
United Kingdom

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

Allegri violinist Ofer Falk joins young international guitarist Maria Camahort for a special concert of virtuoso, romantic pieces.

Pablo de Sarasate: Seleccion of Spanish Dances
Enrique Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5
Fritz Kreisler: Recitative and Scherzo
Manuel de Falla: Ommaggio
Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

www.allegriquartet.org.uk
www.mariacamahort.com

Information:
Web site
020 8940 3633
Tickets: 16 | 15 concessions

 

Felipe Browne at the Chilean Ambassador's Residence

Mon 19 May 2014, 7.30pm
Ambassador's Residence
92 Eaton Place
London
SW1X 8LW
United Kingdom

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

'Browne dazzled the crowd with his keen sense of articulation, brilliant finger speed and tempering of power with eloquent sensitivity.' The Washington Post

Felipe Browne was born in Vina del Mar, Chile. Following his studies with Arie Varde in Israel and Peter Feutchwanger in London, Felipe Browne has performed in many cities around the world. In 1984 Browne was singled out with warm praise by Claudio Arrau following a Master Class the maestro gave at the Municipal Theatre in Santiago. He was nominated in 1999 by his government as its artistic representative in Europe. His recitals at Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London, at Brussels Town Hall, the Glinka Hall in Moscow and Grieg’s House in Bergen, have all brought him much critical acclaim. He is currently recording the complete piano works of Chopin.

J.S. Bach Italian Concerto
Claude Debussy Arabesque | Clair de lune | Jardins sous la pluie
Maurice Ravel Ondine | Jeux D’eau
Frederic Chopin Fantasie impromptu Op. 66 in C sharp minor

This event is sponsored by ERRAZURIZ - Family Wine since 1870

Information:
Secretary, Anglo Chilean Society
Web site
E-mail
020 7233 2535
Tickets: 50 (wine & light supper included). Dress code: Black Tie. Reservation requests should be sent to the ACS Secretary

 

Nelson Freire

Mon 19 May 2014, 7.30pm
Southbank Centres Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

'Immensely distinguished.' BBC Music Magazine 

Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire - sought-after the world over for his interpretations of classical and romantic repertoire, and for his duo appearances with Martha Argerich - presents works by three musical giants. The first half consists entirely of Beethoven. First we hear the brief and tender Andante favori, and following it the mystical explorations and vivid contrasts of the composer's final Sonata in C minor, Op.111. In the second half, Freire turns his attention to the Romantic repertoire. Two of Debussy's Preludes are matched with two of Rachmaninov's best-loved Preludes, short, atmospheric pieces rich in melody and expressiveness. The programme closes with a selection of Chopin classics.

Ludwig Van Beethoven Andante favori, WoO. 57Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111
Claude Debussy 'Reflets dans l'eau' from Images, Set 1 | 'Poissons d'or' from Images, Set 2
Sergey Rachmaninov Prelude in B minor Op. 32, No.10Prelude in G sharp minor, Op. 32 No.12’
Fryderyk Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 | Berceuse in D flat, Op. 57 | Scherzo No. 4 in E, Op. 54

Image by Nelson Freire

Information:
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0844 875 0073
Tickets: Prices: 28 21 15 10 Premium 35 | Booking fee: 1.75 (SBC Members 0.00)

 

Eduardo Martin: 'The Guitar Master'

Wed 14 May 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

'The Piazzolla of Cuban Guitar.' World Radio Geneva

One of today's most prominent composer-guitarists makes his London debut performing at the Bolívar Hall. Eduardo Martin’s music is currently recorded and performed by top guitarists worldwide such as LAGC, Iliana Matos and Shin Ichi Fukuda. A Grammy-award nominee, his creations seamlessly blend classical, Latin american, contemporary and Cuban languages gaining him great acclaim from both the critics and the general public. For one night only in May, London will have the privilege to experience a recital packed with several UK premieres. Eduardo's former pupil and compatriot, Ahmed Dickinson, will join him playing some of the composer's emblematic guitar duets.

Eduardo Martín Rincones interiores* | Divertimentos tropicales | Canciones del calendario | Son del barrio* | Suite Habana | Sones y flores* | Hasta Alicia baila | Preludio, rezo y canto a Obatalá*

*UK premiere

www.eduardomartin.comwww.ahmeddickinson.com

This event is organised by Cubafilin Records LTD & Concordia Foundation

Information:
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Tickets: 10 | 8 ILAMS members

 

Elena Riu: 'Ancestors' Concert + Masterclass

Sun 11 May 2014, 6.30pm
Cooper Hall
Selwood Manor, Jacks Lane
Frome, Somerset
BA11 3N
United Kingdom

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

In May, Cooper Hall hosts a concert with a completely different flavour from Venezuelan-born Elena Riu, who will perform a dynamic Hispanic programme. 'Ancestors' is a lively and colourful selection of works which trace the influences and confluences between Spanish and South American music and beyond through a range of composers from Bach to the present day.

Antonio Estévez Three Ancestors
Moisés Moleiro Sonatina
Isaac Albéniz Iberia
Diana Arismendi Three Inventions
J.S. Bach Sinfonia in Eb | Invention in C major | Invention in D minor
Tania León Tumbao
Douglas Finch Toccatta montuna
Elena Riu La salsita del Sr Ligeti

Whilst in Frome Elena Riu also has a Masterclass Residency at Jackdaws Music Education Trust. See www.jackdaws.org.uk.

www.elenariu.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07568 374109
Tickets: 12 Adults | 5 Under 18's

 

Violettas Last Tango

Sat 10 May 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!)

An operatic dance drama featuring opera singer Ann Liebeck and contemporary dancer Nuno Silva. They join top tango dance couple Mina and Giraldo and Omar Puente's Guest Tango Band in a performance loosely based on La Traviata. The show features arrangements of Bizet, Canaro, Gardel, Piazzolla and Verdi by Julian Rowlands (Midnight Tango), Nicolas 'Colacho' Brizuela and Alex McGery.

Ann Liebeck voice | Omar Puente violin | Alfredo Ovalles piano | Julian Rowlands bandoneon | Guillermo Delgado double bass | Nuno Silva dancer

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.omarpuente.com | www.annliebeck.com | http://nunoev.wix.com | http://corrientessocialclub.co.uk | www.gillesgubelmann.info | www.bandoneon.co.uk 

This event is supported by Journey Latin America

Image by Andrew Simmons

Information:
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0844 847 9910
Tickets: 30 | 24.50 | 18 Concessions | 16 Concessions

 

Latin American Music Seminar

Sat 10 May 2014, 10.45am
Room G22-26 (Ground 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 Andrew Green Royal Holloway, University of London The Zapatista 'Revolutionary Corrido': Communicating, But With Whom?

11.30am

José Manuel Izquierdo König

University of Cambridge

The Presence of the Yaraví in the Music of Pedro Ximénez de Abrill (Arequipa, 1786? - Chuquisaca, 1856): an Andean Genre in the Midst of European Reflections

12.15pm

María Bernardita Batlle Lathrop

Goldsmiths, University of London

The 'Cantora' role in the historical development of Cueca and Tonada Chilena. Including live Chilean Cueca demonstration by Daniela Sepúlveda Valdivieso and Javier Peña Espinoza of El Quiltro y la Charagüilla

1.00pm     (Lunch - Sandwiches provided)

2.15pm

Caroline Pearsall

Professional tango violinist/Royal Holloway

Tango Violin Styles and Performance Practice

3.00pm

Sue Miller

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

BOOK LAUNCH: Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation (Scarecrow Press 2013)

3.45pm     (Tea followed by live music performed by Charanga del Norte)

http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/latin-american-music-seminars

We are grateful to the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Institute of Musical Research for their support of this seminar series

Information:
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Tickets: Free event; 5.00 contribution towards lunch and refreshments. Please book your place using Eventbrite by 7th May

 

Martn Alvarado: 'As es mi tango'

Thu 8 May 2014, 8.00pm
Colour House Theatre
Merton Abbey Mills
London
SW19 2RD
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 acclaimed and carefully-chosen repertoire which includes old tangos, new ones, some rare work by Piazzolla and some of his own compositions. He will be accompanied by award-winning, classically trained Peruvian pianist Claudio Constantini who is regarded as one of the most accomplished bandoneon players based in Europe. Alvarado last year won the Latin UK Award for Concert by International Artist of the Year and had his last album released by leading world music label Riverboat Records.

Astor Piazzolla Milonga del trovador | La misma pena | Las rosas golondrinas* | Chiquilín de Bachín
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras | Cuando tú no estás
Ariel Ramírez Alfonsina y el mar
Eladia Blázquez Cualquiera de éstas noches* | Sin tu mitad
Alejandro Szwarcman Nostalgia de andenes*
Osvaldo Pugliese Recién*
Hugo Gutiérrez Fruta amarga*
*UK premiere
Presented by L Tango Promotions


Information:
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07530 549570
Tickets: 12 on the door | 10 in advance | 10 concessions

 

Ismena Collective: 'A House in Brooklyn'

Fri 2 May 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

The Ismena Collective presents: 'A House in Brooklyn' - a concert of music and true stories from a Brooklyn Artists' Commune, 1940-41

"All that was new in America in music, painting or choreography emanated from that house, the only centre of thought and art that I found in any large city in the country." Denis de Rougement

Sara Cluderay soprano | Mayda Narvey cello | Selah Pérez-Villar piano | David Harries reader

Music and words by:

Benjamin Britten
WH Auden
Leonard Bernstein
Kurt Weill
Carson McCullers
Gypsy Rose Lee

www.ismenacollective.moonfruit.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Nuno Silva: 'A Darker Shade of Fado'

Thu 1 May 2014, 7.30pm
artsdepot
Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley
London
N12 0GA
United Kingdom

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

‘Is there no end to Nuno Silva's talents? We saw him as an eloquent dancer with Henri Oguike Dance Company, and as the strutting gym Nazi in Protein Dance's Dear Body he delivered the funniest movement-theatre performance of 2009. In Arthur Pita's full-length work God's Garden, Silva reveals himself as a fine singer of fado, the melancholy song-poetry of Portugal.’ The Guardian

Soul-baring Fado meets sensual dance in the London premiere of this new work by singer and dancer Nuno Silva. With a tradition to rival flamenco, Fado is the blues of Portugal, holding audiences in thrall with haunting melodies and passionate expression. It features classical Spanish guitar, Portuguese guitar, and singing. Drawing on his Portuguese roots, Silva brings together an international cast to evoke the excitement and unpretentiousness of Lisbon’s old quarter. An atmospheric combination of dance, live music and song. The evening also includes a Portuguese food & wine tasting.

Nuno Silva | Matt Lackford | Stephanie Dufresne | Sabio Janiak

Image by Chris Nash

Information:
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E-mail
020 8369 5454
Tickets: 12 | 10 concessions

 

A Piacere Trio: 'Piazzolla Project'

Wed 30 April 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Joining forces with accordeonist, Mariusz Misdziol, the A Piacere Trio present a sparkling classical celebration of Astor Piazzolla's tango nuevo, featuring new arrangements of some of Piazzolla's most enduring classics. The A Piacere Trio are rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most outstanding piano trios of the new generation, joining tradition with an innovative and fresh approach to interpretation. Formed in 2010 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Trio have won numerous competitions and prizes, including at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition. A Piacere's violinist Barbara Dziewiecka recently performed in the 2013 Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and on tour, with Nigel Kennedy.

Astor Piazzolla Suite del Ángel | Libertango | Histoire du tango | Cuatro estaciones porteñas l Fuga from Fuga y Mysterio

For sound samples click HERE | Watch a video preview of the Trio HERE

www.apiaceretrio.com

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Information:
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E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

 

Sergio Tiempo

Tue 29 April 2014, 7.30pm
Southbank Centres Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

'He may well be the most dazzling and spontaneous pianist of his generation. Every bar sparks with a fearless, vivid and audacious life.' Gramophone

Sergio Tiempo was born in Venezuela and is a former protégé of Martha Argerich. His powerful individuality has drawn rave reviews from the press worldwide. Tiempo's programme tonight is inspired by his recent new fatherhood. Each of the pieces represents the personality of a different member of his family, including Villa Lobos' 'A Prole Do Bebe' for his little daughter. But there's another family member - the audience. In an inclusive gesture, Tiempo has decided to ask you, the audience, to decide which six Chopin Etudes you would like him to play. Voting details to be announced.

Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in B minor, Op.119 No. 1
Ludwig Van Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
Claude Debussy ‘Reflets dans l'eau' from Images, Set 1
Sergey Prokofiev 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet for piano, Op. 75 (Selection)
Chopin 6 Etudes: to be decided by audience vote!
Heitor Villa-Lobos A Prole do bebê, Bk.1 (Selection)
Astor Piazzolla ‘Fuga y Misterio’
Alberto Ginastera ‘Malambo' from Estancia

Image by Sergio Tiempo

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 875 0073
Tickets: 28 | 21 | 15 | 10 | Premium 35

 

TangOpera

Fri 18 April 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'A brilliant performance.' Opera Now

'A voice of liquid velvet.' Music & Vision

Following their sell-out launch at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, TangOpera return to London showcasing the exuberant world of Latin American art song, where 'lied' and 'opera' transcend traditional barriers to meet the irresistible, vibrant rhythms of tango, Latin jazz, folk and popular music. Featuring Spanish soprano Amaia Azcona Cildoz and specialist Iberican pianist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, TangOpera offers the definitive guide to Latin America’s most captivating classical melodies.

Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos | Oblivion | Ave María | Balada para un loco | Suite No. 2
Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce | Flores argentinas | Canciones populares | Milonga de dos hermanos
Angel Villoldo El choclo
Cláudio Santoro Canções de amor

www.tangopera.net

This is an ILAMS concert organised on collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Information:
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E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection)

 

Maria Camahort Quintet

Thu 10 April 2014, 7.00pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

Guitarist Maria Camahort, together with four other brilliant musicians, presents a concert of music by Spanish composers with a very original approach, sharing with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and rhythms of Spanish musical art. Since its foundation in November 2011, the MC Quintet has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in UK such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Forge, Kings Place, Southbank Centre (Purcell Room), Bath Guitar Festival, London Guitar Festival, Kings Place Festival, and Edinburgh Guitar and Music Festival.

Frederic Mompou: Song and Dance No. 7 | Cantar del alma
Chano Domínguez: Pa mi niño
Feliu Gasull: Lullaby (UK premiere)
Federico García-Lorca: Canciones populares españolas
Manuel de Falla: Six Spanish Popular Songs
Astor Piazzolla: Fuga y misterio

www.mariacamahort.com

This event is organised by the Canning Club

 

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7827 5724
Tickets: 15 | 7 students

 

Joaqun Achcarro

Tue 1 April 2014, 7.30pm
SJE Arts, Church of St. John the Evangelist
109A, Iffley Road
Oxford
OX4 1EH
United Kingdom

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

‘There is something special with Achúcarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano.’ Sir Simon Rattle

A world-renowned Spanish pianist on a rare visit to the UK, Joaquín Achúcarro has been an internationally acclaimed pianist for almost 50 years, named ‘Artist for Peace’ by UNESCO in recognition of his extraordinary artistic achievement. A champion of Spanish composers, tonight he includes works by Granados and two books from Albeniz’s masterpiece, Iberia.

Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 9
Robert Schumann Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Sergei Rachmaninoff Preludes
 Op. 23 No.1,
 Op. 23 No. 10
, Op. 3 No. 2

Enrique Granados 'El amor y la muerte' from Goyescas)
Isaac Albéniz: 'El Puerto' and 'El Albaicín' from Iberia

www.achucarro.com

This event is part of the SJE Arts International Piano Series 2014

Information:
Web site
E-mail
01865 305305
Tickets: 35 | 25 | 15 | 10 discount for students and under 18s

 

Duelling Divas

Sat 29 March 2014, 7.30pm
Heath Street Baptist Church
84, Heath Street
London
NW3 1DN
United Kingdom

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

A fun-packed recital that promises a most memorable operatic experience. The divas – Francesca Fioritura Forbes (aka Gabriela Di Laccio) and Margherita Collavoce (aka Susie Georgiadis)  take to the stage and consistently go over-the-top as they attempt to outstage each other, while their pianist, “Il Maestro” (aka Ivan Pires), tries to keep going. Who will win the duel? Only the audience will know for sure. Or maybe not…

W. A. Mozart Canzonetta sull’aria
Gaetano Donizzetti Quel guardo il cavaliere
Gioachino Rossini Una voce poco fa
Charles Gounod Je veux vivre
Arthur Sullivan Poor Wand'ring One
Jacques Offenbach Barcarolle | Ah quel diner
Giacomo Puccini Vissi d’arte
Carlisle Floyd The Trees on the Mountain
Gian Carlo Menotti Hello! Oh Margaret, it's You
Victor Herbert Art is Calling for Me

www.gabrieladilaccio.comwww.susie-georgiadis.blogspot.co.ukwww.myspace.com/ivanpires

Information:
E-mail
07946 334364
Tickets: 10 | 8 ILAMS members

 

Chamber Music Series at The Hawth: Dimitris Dekavallas, Guitar

Sun 23 March 2014, 7.30pm
Studio, The Hawth
Hawth Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6YZ
United Kingdom

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

'An outstanding recital.' Musical Opinion

One of the outstanding young London-based guitarists on the international circuit.

Johann Kaspar Mertz TarantelleVariations mignonnes
Mauro Giuliani Variations on a Theme by Handel
Agustín Barrios-Mangoré Una limosna por el amor de Dios | La catedral
Jorge Morel Danza brasilera | Misionera
Isaac Albéniz Suite española (selection) 
Gaspar Sanz Canarios
Manuel De Falla The Miller’s Dance
Anonymous Allegrías | El vito | Spanish Romance | Malagueña (Arr. Dimitris Dekavallas)

www.dimitrisdekavallas.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
01293 553636
Tickets: 15.95 (incl. booking fee)

 

Cristina Ortiz Masterclass

Sun 23 March 2014, 3.00pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz brings her enormous expertise to the teaching platform where she will work with students from the London music colleges in an open masterclass. Some of the participants were involved in the Lang Lang Inspires piano project at Southbank Centre in 2011.

Krzysztof Moskalewicz piano
Viviana Lasaracina piano
Aleksandar Djermanovic piano 

Fryderyk Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op. 60 | Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 | Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61
Sergey Rachmaninov 6 Moments musicaux, Op. 16

www.cristina.ortiz.name/en

Part of Southbank Centre's International Piano Series 2013/14

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 8750073
Tickets: 10 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability) | 5 students

 

Eduardo Niebla in Concert

Sat 22 March 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!)

‘Spellbinding flamenco jazz, bursting with obvious passion and verve.’ The Spectator

Hailed by the Guardian for his 'exquisite guitar' playing, Eduardo Niebla appears with his internationally acclaimed guitar duo (featuring Carl Herring) to present an amazing repertoire of “stunning flamenco jazz” (The Sound) from his latest albums. Continually seeking out new musical terrain, Niebla has traversed the worlds of classical, pop, jazz and world music, collaborating with such diverse partners as sitar maestro Nishat Khan, George Michael, Lol Coxhill, the Dante String Quartet and Craig David. The concert will showcase pieces from Eduardo’s eagerly awaited new album (his 24th), as well as revisiting his back catalogue spanning over four decades – all original compositions. A spellbinding evening of passion, verve and fleet-fingered virtuosity from one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion.

www.eduardoniebla.com

To watch a Youtube clip click HERE

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 8750073
Tickets: 22 | 16 | 12 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability)

 

Guridi and More: Sylvia Schwartz & Malcolm Martineau

Thu 20 March 2014, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Sylvia Schwartz attracted warm praise from reviewers following the release of her debut recital recording of Spanish songs, made in company with pianist Malcolm Martineau. The Spanish-born lyric soprano stands among the finest Mozarteans of her generation, a position reinforced by recent performances in Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte with the Vienna State Opera and at the Salzburg Mozartwoche.

Eduard Toldrá AbrilMaig
Jesús Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
Joaquín Turina Tres poemas Op. 81

www.martineau.info

To watch a Youtube video click HERE

Supported by the Benefactor Friends of Wigmore Hall 

Information:
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E-mail
020 7935 2141
Tickets: 30 | 25 | 20 | 15

 

Andrea Aguilar & Alice Turner

Mon 17 March 2014, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Chilean soprano, Andrea Aguilar, winner XVI International Opera Singing Competition of Trujillo-Peru (2012), makes her UK 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.

Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce
Heitor Villa Lobos 'Melodía sentimental' from Forest of the Amazon
Sergio Ortega La noche en la Isla
Pablo Luna Carné 'De España vengo' from El niño judío
Antonio Vivaldi 'Sposa son disprezzata' from Bajazet
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart 'Temerai! Sortite fuori di questo loco!...Come scoglio' from Cosi fan tutte
Georges Bizet 'C’est des contrebandiers… Je dis que rien ne m’èpovante' from Carmen
Giacomo Puccini 'Tu che di gel sei cinta' from Turandot
Giacomo Puccini 'Quando m’ envo' from La Boheme
Giuseppe Verdi 'E strano… Ah, fors’è lui… Sempre Libera' from La Traviata
 
 
This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with London Lyric Arts and St James's Piccadilly.

 

Information:
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020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

The Nightingale and the Rose: Elizabeth Watts & Simon Lepper

Sun 16 March 2014, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Intelligent programming and radiant singing are hallmarks of Elizabeth Watts’s recitals. The Norwich-born soprano joins forces with Simon Lepper to explore a thrilling combination of songs that span works conceived in a rich variety of styles and set to poetry of equally broad scope, concluding with intoxicating Spanish songs from the Old and New Worlds.

Enrique Granados 'La maja y el ruiseñor' from Goyescas | 'El majo tímido' from Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo
Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce
Joaquín Rodrigo '¿De dónde venís, amore?' from Cuatro madrigales amatorios | 'Adela' from Canciones españolas
Fernando Obradors Del cabello más sutil | El vito

www.elizabethwattssoprano.comwww.simonlepper.com

Information:
Web site
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020 7935 2141
Tickets: 30 | 25 | 20 | 15

 

Ahmed Dickinson & David MacGregor: Classical Meets Jazz

Thu 13 March 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

'A true pioneer.' Classic FM Magazine

Guitarists David MacGregor and Ahmed Dickinson join forces to perform a mixture of solo pieces and guitar duets in an avant garde project that combines original music as well as Cuban, Classical and Jazz. A truly unique and fresh opportunity to enjoy the artists' amazing improvisational skills and extraordinary guitar ability.

Jose Antonio Rojas Lay y Egues | Tres palabras | Elias malogrado genio | Jairo y Juan | Guajira a mi madre
Eduardo Martin Album de la inocencia
Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke Like Someone in Love
 

 

Information:
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07877 850170
Tickets: 10 | ILAMS members 8

 

Gabriela Montero

Wed 5 March 2014, 7.30pm
Southbank Centres Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

'It was a dazzling feat of pure inspiration. Throughout the hall, jaws dropped.' The Independent

There is no other pianist quite like Gabriela Montero. The Venezuelan musician has not only won worldwide acclaim for her performances and recordings, but also for her ability to improvise. As part of Southbank Centre's Women of the World festival, Montero spotlights a remarkable female composer - Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann. Montero performs Clara's highly expressive Sonata in G minor alongside Robert's Fantasy in C major, a masterpiece inspired by his passion for her. The rest of the concert is a feast of Montero's improvisation - a rare treat for all music-lovers.

Clara Schumann Piano Sonata in G minor
Robert Schumann Fantasie in C Op. 17
Improvisations based on themes from the audience

Image by Gabriela Montero

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 875 0073
Tickets: Prices: 28 21 15 10 Premium 35 | Booking fee: 1.75 (SBC Members 0.00)

 

Russian State Ballet & Opera House: Bizet's 'Carmen'

Fri 28 February 2014, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5, Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

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

After the success of UK performances of La Bohème and Madame Butterfly earlier this year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House brings you another world-class opera: Carmen. An opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet, Carmen is a timeless story of love, jealousy, and violence in the Spanish city of Seville during the 19th century, and has become one of the world’s best-loved operas. This performance is semi-staged and costumed, features a 30-piece orchestra and is sung in French with surtitles.

Galina Malikova Carmen | Anatolii Zuravlev Don José | Vladimir Celebrovskii Escamillo | Olga Sosnovskaya Michaela | Anatolii Izmalkov Morales | Azat Maksutov conductor

http://amande-concerts.co.uk/russian-state-ballet-and-opera-house

Information:
Web site
020 7730 4500
Tickets: 37 | 32 | 27 | Groups of 10+: 10% off

 

Sigamos Duo

Fri 28 February 2014, 1.00pm
Central Bar, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

The Sigamos violin-guitar duo present a programme of music from Argentina, including a selection of nuevo tango. Violinist, composer and arranger Ros Stephen is a founding member of the renowned tango quartet Tango Siempre. Her recent performance work has included two West End runs and three UK tours of the hit show Midnight Tango starring Flavia Cacae and Vincent Simone (of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing), as well as numerous appearances on BBC TV and radio. Javier Fioramonti is a tango guitarist, bass player, composer and producer who has performed extensively in Argentina, the UK and Europe. A founding member of the salsa band Salsa Celtica, he regularly composes for De Wolfe, a well know music production company based in London, and his music is played regularly on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and SKY.

Ros Stephen violin
Javier Fioramonti guitar

www.ros-stephen.com

Information:
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08448 750073
Tickets: Admission free

 

Dimitris Dekavallas: Latin Guitar Masterpieces

Wed 26 February 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Excellent music making.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London, multi-award-winner Dimitris Dekavallas already boasts three albums and has established himself as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. Much in demand as a soloist worldwide, Dimitris has toured four continents, including performances for Pope Benedict XVI and the Archibishop of Canterbury. Dimitris has also performed across the UK's major venues, including Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, and has appeared at major guitar festivals such as the London Classical Guitar Festival and the London International Guitar Festival. Making his ILAMS solo debut, he offers a feast of Latin music with this all-South-American programme.

Antonio Lauro Three Venezuelan Pieces
Heitor Villa-Lobos Choros No. 1Etude No. 11
Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel Verano porteño
Agustín Barrios Mangoré | Una limosna por el amor de DiosLa catedral
Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza (Arr. Dimitris Dekavallas)
Antonio Carlos Jobim Girl from Ipanema (Arr. D. Dekavallas)
Jorge Morel Danza brasilera Misionera

Click HERE to watch a Youtube clip

www.dimitrisdekavallas.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the support of Daddario & Company and Karura Cases

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free; discretionary donation.

 

Musical Portraits of Brazil

Fri 21 February 2014, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

'Magda Belloti has a voice of special beauty with effortless high notes’. Tribuna da Imprensa

Magda Belloti, soprano, and Talitha Peres, piano, make their UK debut with a programme of art songs from their native Brazil, including standards by Villa-Lobos and Santoro alongside lesser-known gems. Both are recipients of numerous awards in Brazil in recognition of their work in the promotion of Brazilian repertoire, including the release of their new album, Paisagens Musicais, featuring several world premiere recordings of songs by major Brazilian composers.

Alberto Costa Canto da saudade (UK premiere)
Claudio Santoro Amor em lágrimas | Luar de meu bem
Francisco Mignone O doce nome de você | Dona Janaína
Ronaldo Miranda Retrato
Chiquinha Gonzaga Atraente | Gaúcho
Waldemar Henrique Abaluaiê | Boi Bumbá
Lorenzo Fernandez Dentro da noite | Essa negra Fulô
Heitor Villa-Lobos Magdalena: 'Bon soir Paris' & 'Food for thought' | Floresta do Amazonas: 'Melodia sentimental'

www.magdabelloti.com | www.talithaperes.com.br

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

Information:
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020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

Mario Mora

Mon 10 February 2014, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

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

Winner of Making Music’s Award for Young Concert Artists 2013, young Spanish pianist, Mario Mora, performs a trio of classic Spanish piano pieces.

Isaac Albéniz Suite Iberia: Book IV
Manuel de Falla Allegro de concierto
Enrique Granados Allegro de concierto

www.mario-mora.com

Information:
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020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

'Una Noche de Tango Clasico': TangOpera + A Piacere Trio & Mariusz Misdziol

Fri 31 January 2014, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

 

 

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

One night; TWO Tango concerts!

A Classical Celebration of Tango Quartet & Tango Artsongs

TangOpera

Following their sell-out launch at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, TangOpera return to London showcasing the exuberant world of Latin American art song, where 'lied' and 'opera' transcend traditional barriers to meet the irresistible, vibrant rhythms of tango, Latin jazz, folk and popular music. Featuring Spanish soprano Amaia Azcona Cildoz and specialist Iberican pianist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, TangOpera offers the definitive guide to Latin America’s most captivating classical melodies.

Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos | Oblivion | Ave María | Balada para un loco | Suite No. 2
Cláudio Santoro Canções de amor (selection)
Carlos Guastavino Milonga de dos hermanos

A Piacere Trio + Mariusz Misdziol

Joining forces with accordeonist, Mariusz Misdziol, the A Piacere Trio present their exciting new album The Ultimate Tango, a sparkling classical celebration of Astor Piazzolla's tango nuevo, featuring new arrangements of some of Piazzolla's most enduring classics. The A Piacere Trio are rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most outstanding piano trios of the new generation, joining tradition with an innovative and fresh approach to interpretation. Formed in 2010 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Trio have won numerous competitions and prizes, including at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition. A Piacere's violinist Barbara Dziewiecka recently performed in the 2013 Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and on tour, with Nigel Kennedy.

Astor Piazzolla Suite del Ángel | Libertango | Histoire du tango | Cuatro estaciones porteñas

For sound samples click HERE | Watch a video preview of the Trio HERE

Demand for this concert is high, you are advised to arrive early to avoid diappointment, a limited number of seats in the front rows can be reserved by emailing: concerts@tangopera.net  .......now!

www.tangopera.netwww.apiaceretrio.com

 

 

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free; discretionary donation. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

Clara Rodriguez: Appassionata Sonata by Candlelight

Tue 21 January 2014, 7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

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

Clara Rodríguez piano

Bach Prelude and Fugue in E major | Prelude and Fugue in A flat major
Beethoven Sonata No. 23 'Appassionata'
Prokofiev Sonata No. 3
Villa-Lobos Plantio do caboclo | Festa no sertao
Carreño Mi teresita
Paesano Pajarillo
Ramirez Alfonsina y el mar
Albéniz El puerto
Zea Yaguazo revuelto (London premiere)

www.clararodriguez.com

Information:
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020 7766 1100
Tickets: 10 | 15 | 20

 

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series: Cristobal Halffter

Fri 10 January 2014, 6.15pm
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!)

'For one glorious week, youthful idealism is placed in perfect equilibrium with professional opportunity.' The Times

Enjoy the annual display of Britain's brilliant young talent in this compelling and imaginative programme, created around an important group of contemporary composers including two UK premieres by leading Spanish Cristóbal Halffter in the presence of the composer himself. Prepare yourself for an explosive mixture of ideas, connections, influences and new sounds.

Cataleya Wind Quintet | Françoise-Green Piano Duo | Ensemble Matisse
 
Christóbal Halffter Espacios no simultaneous for 2 pianos (UK premiere) | Triada for violin, clarinet & piano (UK premiere)
Lord Berners Fantaisie espagnole for piano (4 hands)

Plus, don't miss Cristóbal Halffter in conversation with Isabel del Rio in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm (free to ticket-holders for the 7.45pm concert).

Part of the Southbank Centre Classical Season 13/14

Information:
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08448 750073
Tickets: 12.00 | 9.50 | 7.00 | Concessions 50% off (limited availability)

 

Pacho Flores

Thu 9 January 2014, 7.00pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

Venezuelan trumpeter, Francisco "Pacho" Flores, a product of the ground-breaking Venezuelan National System of Youth and Children Orchestras (El Sistema), offers a recital with pianist Pepe Gallego at the Bolivar Hall. Pacho is increasingly recognised for his outstanding performances and recordings. He is a first-prize winner of the Maurice André International Competition, the world's most prominent trumpet contest. A founding member of the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar Brass Quintet, Mr. Flores has played first trumpet in the world's greatest orchestras under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Giusseppe Sinopoli, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, and Gustavo Dudamel, among others. His solo performances include appearances with orchestras such as the Kiev Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Camerata, the Ensemble Orchestralde Paris, the Orchestré de la Garde Républicaine, the NHK Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, the Osaka Philharmonic, and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela. In recital, he has performed in venues such as the New York Carnegie Hall, the Paris Salle Pleyel and the Tokyo Opera City.

Click HERE to watch a video of Pacho Flores

pachoflores.com

Information:
Web site
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free but booking required.

 

A Piacere Trio + Mariusz Misdziol

Wed 8 January 2014, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Joining forces with accordeonist, Mariusz Misdziol, the A Piacere Trio present their exciting new album The Ultimate Tango, a sparkling classical celebration of Astor Piazzolla's tango nuevo, featuring new arrangements of some of Piazzolla's most enduring classics. Formed in 2010 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Trio have won numerous competitions and prizes, including the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition. A Piacere's violinist Barbara Dziewiecka recently performed in the 2013 Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and on tour, with Nigel Kennedy.

Barbara Dziewiecka violin
Anne Chauveau cello
Przemek Dembski piano
Mariusz Misdziol accordion

Astor Piazzolla Libertango | Histoire du tango: 'Café 1930' | Suite del Ángel: 'La muerte del Ángel', 'Milonga del Ángel' | Las cuatro estaciones porteñasFuga y misterio

Watch a video preview of the Trio HERE

www.apiaceretrio.comwww.barbaradziewiecka.comwww.pdembski.com

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

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

London Schools Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Carlos Izcaray

Tue 7 January 2014, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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

The London Schools Symphony Orchestra team up with Venezuelans Carlos Izcaray and Pacho Flores to premiere the Trumpet Concerto of fellow Venezuelan composer, Efrain Oscher.

London Schools Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Izcaray
conductor
Pacho Flores trumpet

Barber Second Essay for Orchestra
Efrain Oscher Trumpet concerto 'Mestizo' (UK premiere)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 

Promoted by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7382 7211
Tickets: 8.00 - 24.00

 

A Cuban Christmas with Tradicional Cubano

Fri 20 December 2013, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

Tradicional Cubano is deeply rooted in the Cuban music traditions of the 1930s-1950s. Their founder, Jose Zalba-Smith, son of Javier Zalba (former member of Irakere, Cubanismo and the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra), is strongly committed to continuing his father's legacy. They will be performing the well-known tunes from vintage Cuba, taking inspiration from composers such as Miguel Matamoros, Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Sindo Garay, Benny More and many more. The group perform their own arrangements.

Jose Zalba-Smith flutes | Juan Carlos Arenas guitar | Paul Trippett double bass | Zands Duggan percussion

Javier Zalba Son | Mis dos hijos | Guaracha   
Miguel Matamoros Lagrimas negras   
Abelardo Valdes Almendra    
Franz Xaver Gruber Silent Night
Sergio González Siaba El cuarto de Tula
Isolina Carillo Dos gardenias
Jose Maria Vitier Contradanza festiva

www.josezalba.com

Image by Helen Zalba-Smith

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Alma Duo: Spanish Music for Harp and Violin

Wed 11 December 2013, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

This Spanish harp and violin duo present a recital of both well-loved and lesser-known Spanish music, including new transcriptions for harp and violin, and two world premieres of new special commissions by up-and-coming Spanish composers. Come and enjoy a little Iberian warmth in the middle of the winter chill and relax from your Christmas shopping in Central London with 50 minutes of beautiful music.

Marta Ramírez violin | Alicia Griffiths harp

Pablo Sarasate ‘Playera’ from Spanish Dances Op. 23 | Zigeunerweisen Op. 20
Manuel de Falla ‘Asturiana’ and ‘Nana’ from Canciones populares españolas | ‘Pantomime’ and ‘Danza ritual del fuego’ from El amor brujo
Álvaro González Cortés Tres estampas para violín y arpa (world premiere)
Manuel López Jorge Lembranzas de Jakobsland (world premiere)
Joaquín Turina Homenaje a Navarra Op. 102

www.almaduo.weebly.com | www.aliciagriffithsharp.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Serenata Latina

Mon 9 December 2013, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

‘If you want to learn the secret of classical music’s perennial good health, look no further.’ The Independent

Witness a unique fusion of Latin-American music, performed by internationally renowned soloists and dancers, a famous Jazz Ensemble, and a dynamic young symphony orchestra.The evening includes dance and song alongside orchestral music, and will bring a welcome flash of Latin warmth to the cold London December weather. From famous songs such as Bésame mucho, Granada and El día que me quieras, to Piazzolla tangos and orchestral masterpieces, the programme is full of variety, excitement and sensuality.

Jesus Leon tenor | Lizzie Ball violin | Nicolas Meier guitar | Suzie Thorn oboe | Raquel Greenberg and Omar Ocampo dancers | Toby Purser conductor | The James Pearson Trio | Orion Orchestra

George Gershwin Cuban Overture
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Alberto Ginastera Dances from Estancia
Aldemaro Romero Fuga con pajarillo
Agust
ín Lara Granada
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras | Por una cabeza
Osman P
érez Freire 'Ay ay ay'!
Consuelo Velázquez Besame mucho
Quirino Mendoza y Cortés Cielito lindo
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion | Libertango
Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita (arr. Heifetz)

www.orionorchestra.org.uk | www.jesusleon.com | www.lizzieball.com

This event is supported by the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal and Protiviti

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7960 4200
Tickets: 32, 26, 19, 12, (50 Premier Seats) | 20% discount ILAMS members | 50% discount concessions

 

Violettas Last Tango

Sun 8 December 2013, 8.00pm
Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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

A journey in song and dance through the melancholic passion of the most beautiful tangos staged in the memories of a Buenos Aires 'Traviata'. Opera singer and tango lover, Ann Liebeck, who has sung Violetta, the Queen of the Night and many other classic opera roles, offers a dramatic evening of Verdi, Piazzolla, Ravel, Bizet, Carlos Gardel and Francisco Canaro which reveals the strong operatic influences in the tango of 1930s Buenos Aires. With arrangements by Nicolàs 'Colacho' Brizuela, Alex McGery and Julian Rowlands; staging by Gilles Gubelmann; and choreography by Kati Codogno and David Benitez.

Ann Liebeck voice | Omar Puente violin | Alfredo Ovalles piano | Julian Rowlands bandoneon | Guillermo Delgado double bass | Nuno Silva dancer

Rosita Melo ‘Desde el alma’
Kurt Weill ‘Youkali Tango Habanera’
Maurice Ravel ‘Habanera’
Astor Piazzolla ‘Fièvre’ | Buenos Aires hora cero’ | ‘Quand tu liras ces mots| ‘Oblivion’
Georges Bizet ‘Habanera’ from Carmen
Francisco Canaro
‘Dos corazones’ | ‘Corazon de oro’
Carlos Gardel ‘Sus ojos se cerraron’
Giuseppe Verdi ‘Traviata’
Sebastián Piana ‘La Tapera’

This event is supported by Journey Latin America

Image by Andrew Simmons

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7520 1490
Tickets: 24.50

 

Jean Louis Steuerman Piano Recital

Thu 5 December 2013, 6.45pm
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!)

Pianist, Jean Louis Steuerman, was born in Rio de Janeiro into a musical family. He began his studies at the age of four and made his debut with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra when he was just fourteen. He was a prizewinner at the 1972 J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig and he quickly gained recognition throughout Europe as a soloist and recitalist. Steuerman has made solo appearances with the London Symphony under Claudio Abbado, and the Royal Philharmonic under both Lord Menuhin and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

J.S. Bach Partita No. 5 in G major
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4
João Guilherme Ripper Piano Sonata
Frederic Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor

This event is supported by the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the Anglo-Brazilian Society

Image by Antonia Kinston

Information:
Melina Giotto
Web site
E-mail
020 7747 4533
Tickets: Free, but booking is essential

 

'A Light to the World': Christmas Carol Service

Mon 2 December 2013, 7.15pm
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 Anglo Latin American Foundation invites you to an evening of musical celebration in aid of the poor children of Latin America. ALAF was formed in 1987 to bring together the Latin American community in the UK and the British public in fundraising events supporting children’s charities in Latin America. To date, ALAF has organised sixteen fairs and three Carol Services in different venues, with all the Latin American Ambassadors in attendance. Last year we were also honoured to have the Papal Nuncio amongst our visitors. Come and enjoy the music and spoken words on the 2nd December at the wonderful St James’ Church.

St James’s Church Choir | Angharad Little mezzo soprano | Liane Levens soprano | Joe Duran piano | Robert Little tenor | Patricia Pons | Jorge Morales

Programme includes:

Hector Berlioz The Shepherds’ Farewell
John Rutter Angel’s Carol
The Lord’s Prayer
O Thou, that tellest good tidings to Zion
Ave Maria

www.alaf.co.uk



Information:
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E-mail
07789 485052
Tickets: Carol Service and Reception 20.00 | Children under 12 years go free

 

Maria Camahort Quintet

Sun 24 November 2013, 11.00am
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

Maria Camahort, with four other musicians, presents a concert of music by Spanish composers with a very original approach, sharing with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and rhythms of Spanish musical art. The Maria Camahort Quintet was created with the aim of creating new possibilities in the field of chamber music. The originality of the ensemble comes from the intense collaboration between musicians from different musical traditions, its characteristic timbre, and by the specific choice of classical repertoire and their adaptation to this particular quintet. These features give great charisma and personality to this unique ensemble.

Maria Camahort guitar & arrangements | Violeta García voice & violin | Laura Ruhí soprano | Sergio Serra cello | Pablo Domínguez percussion

Federico Mompou Cantar del alma | Songs and Dances Nos. 7 & 8
Feliu Gasull Lullaby (UK premiere)
W. Walton Daphne
Federico García Lorca Las Morillas de Jaén | En el café de chinitas

Manuel de Falla 
Ommagio | Six Spanish Popular Songs

www.mariacamahort.com

Image by Kelly Hill

Information:
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Tickets: 10 | 8

 

The Erebus Ensemble: Victoria's Requiem

Sat 23 November 2013, 7.30pm
St Matthew's Church
Sinclair Road
Kensington, London
W14 0NLR
United Kingdom

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

'With just ten unaccompanied voices, the resonance [was] exactly right and with young, clear voices weaving in and out of the rich yet austere harmonies and counterpoint of these great works, the effect was mesmerising.' Bristol Evening Post

The Erebus Ensemble is one of the country's up-and-coming early music groups to watch at the moment, given recent successes at the Beaminster Festival, Clifton International Festival of Music and the Bristol Proms, sponsored by Universal Records and Classic FM. This evening's concert sees the group delve into the rich polyphony of Spanish composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and his glorious six-voice setting of the Requiem mass. With conductor, Tom Williams.

Tomás Luis de Victoria Requiem (Officium defunctorum) a 6 | Vadam, et circuibo civitatem
Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum

www.theerebusensemble.com

Information:
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Tickets: Free admission; no ticket required

 

Iberian Imaginings

Sat 23 November 2013, 7.30pm
Southgate Methodist Church
The Bourne
London
N14 6RS
United Kingdom

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

Escape the winter chill for the Iberian sun as Southgate Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Brown, is joined by violinist Fenella Humphreys for this programme of music from Portugal and Spain.

José Manuel Joly Braga Santos Symphonic Overture No. 3 'To Elisa de Sousa Pedroso'
Georges Bizet 'Concert Suites' 1 and 2 from Carmen
Edouard Lalo Symphonie espagnole Op. 21

www.southgatesymphony.co.uk | www.fenellahumphreys.com

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Tickets: 12 | Concessions 10 |1 off tickets purchased at least 1 week in advance | Children under 18: 5

 

Jonathan Leathwood at Wigmore Hall

Thu 21 November 2013, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Disregarding the more traditional guitar programmes that have been in currency for many years, The Julian Bream Trust, which has been set up to support young musicians, seeks to explore a largely different repertoire. This particular concert has the unusual inclusion of two distinguished world premières by Harrison Birtwistle and Leo Brouwer.

Antonio José Guitar Sonata
J. S. Bach Suite in E minor BWV996
Harrison Birtwistle Construction with Guitar Player (world première)
Roberto Gerhard Fantasia
Manuel de Falla Homenaje: pièce de guitare écrite pour ‘Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy’
Albert Roussel Ségovia Op. 29
Leo Brouwer Sonata No. 5: Ars Combinatoria (world première)
Magnus Lindberg Mano a mano

This is a Julian Bream Trust concert

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Tickets: 10 | 14 | 18 | 20

 

Spanish Works for Piano Four-Hands: Bose-Pastor Duo

Wed 20 November 2013, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Recently awarded Second Prize at the 18th International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo, the Bose-Pastor Duo make their London debut performing representative and less-frequently performed Spanish (and Spanish-inspired) four-hand piano works of the 20th-century. The programme includes works by Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Isaac Albéniz, José Luis Turina, Enrique Granados, and Maurice Ravel.

Pia Bose piano | Antonio Pastor piano

Enrique Granados En la aldea
Isaac Albéniz Pavana-capricho Op. 12
Manuel de Falla Two‘Spanish Dances’ from La Vida Breve
Xavier Montsalvatge Tres divertimentos
José Luis Turina Tres palíndromos
Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole

www.bosepastorduo.com

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

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020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

The Ultimate Tango Concert

Wed 13 November 2013, 7.30pm
The Theatre, Steiner House
35, Park Road (continuation of Baker Street)
London
NW1 6XT
United Kingdom

One night; TWO Tango shows!

TangOpera

Following their sell-out launch at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room in April, TangOpera return to London showcasing the exuberant world of Latin American art song, where 'lied' and 'opera' transcend traditional barriers to meet the irresistible, vibrant rhythms of tango, Latin jazz, folk and popular music. Featuring Spanish soprano Amaia Azcona Cildoz and specialist Iberican pianist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, TangOpera offers the definitive guide to Latin America’s most captivating classical melodies.

Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos | Oblivion | Ave María | Balada para un loco | 'Siciliana' from Suite No. 2
Cláudio Santoro Canções de amor (selection)
Carlos Guastavino Milonga de dos hermanos

A Piacere Trio + Mariusz Misdziol

Joining forces with accordeonist, Mariusz Misdziol, the A Piacere Trio present their exciting new album The Ultimate Tango, a sparkling classical celebration of Astor Piazzolla's tango nuevo, featuring new arrangements of some of Piazzolla's most enduring classics. A Piacere Trio is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most outstanding piano trios of the new generation, joining tradition with an innovative and fresh approach to interpretation. Formed in 2010 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Trio have won numerous competitions and prizes, including the audience prize at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition.

Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel | Libertango | La muerte del Angel | Café 1930 | Cuatro estaciones porteñas

For sound samples click HERE

http://pdembski.com/apiacere

This is an ILAMS concert

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Tickets: On the door: Pay-What-You-Can (min. 5) | Admission FREE to ILAMS members when pre-booking by email to info@ilams.org.uk

 

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin

Fri 8 November 2013, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Formative studies with Karen Tuttle, Walter Trampler and Felix Galimir helped intensify Kim Kashkashian’s naturally expressive artistry. Since making her debut in the early 1970s, the Grammy Award-winning viola player has worked tirelessly to expand and deepen her instrument’s repertoire, commissioning many new scores. Her recital pairs two great sonatas with seductive arrangements of music by the Argentine composers Ginastera and López Buchardo. With Robert Levin on piano.

Franz Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D821
Alberto Ginastera Lieder (arr. for viola and piano)
Carlos López Buchardo Lieder (arr. for viola and piano)
Johannes Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor Op. 120, No. 1

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Tickets: 15 | 20 | 25 | 30

 

Brazil Three Centuries Festival

Wed 6 November 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

The third concert of an exciting new series exploring three centuries of Brazilian music from choros to classical, from 19th-Century Romantics to cutting-edge contemporary. The acclaimed Anglo-Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun and the Coull Quartet, one of Britain’s foremost ensembles, are joined by two distinguished solo artists, violinist Nadia Myerscough and percussionist Anselmo Netto. The wonderfully varied programme honouring the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ernesto Nazareth will feature works by celebrated Brazilian composers including Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Miranda, Prado and Marlos Nobre.

Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 1
Francisco Mignone Transcendental Studies for piano
Marlos Nobre Toccata from Sonata on a Theme by Bartok for piano
Ronaldo Miranda Moderato Cantabile for violin and piano
Almeida Prado Balada for violin and piano
Ernesto Nazareth selection of Brazilian Tangos for piano and percussion
 

This concert is sponsored by VerdErg

Image by RIM Creation

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Tickets: Online tickets: 12 standard, 8 concessions | On the door: 15 standard, 10 concessions

 

Ignite Branch Series at the Royal Albert Hall: Duo Diez

Sun 3 November 2013, 12.00pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

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

'Excellent music making.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Duo Diez performs at the Royal Albert Hall Ignite Branch Series with an exciting programme of Spanish and Latin American music including their own arrangements and compositions.

Dimitris Dekavallas guitar | Violeta Barrena violin

Programme includes works by:

Astor Piazzolla
Carlos Gardel
Pablo De Sarasate
Celso Machado
Federico García Lorca
Manuel De Falla

www.duodiez.com | www.dimitrisdekavallas.com | www.violetaviolin.com

Image by www.photoneira.gr

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0845 401 5034
Tickets: 28 adults | 12 children under 12 years

 

Xuefei Yang at Wigmore Hall

Sun 3 November 2013, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Over the past decade classical guitarist, Xuefei Yang, has established her place among the world’s finest instrumentalists. Her interpretations combine technical excellence with compelling spontaneity and deep spiritual immersion in the soundworld of each composition. This programme ranges from subtle arrangements of familiar piano pieces and songs to such outstanding original guitar works as Walton’s flamboyant Five Bagatelles and Ginastera’s Sonata.

Benjamin Britten Courtly Dances from Gloriana (arr. Xuefei Yang)
Franz Schubert Songs (arr. J. K. Mertz)
Claude Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Xuefei Yang)
Manuel de Falla Homenaje: pièce de guitare écrite pour 'Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy' | Spanish Dance No. 1 (arr. Xuefei Yang)
Chen Yi Shuo Chang (World première)
William Walton 5 Bagatelles
Hans Werner Henze Drei Tentos
Alberto Ginastera Sonata for solo guitar Op. 47

www.xuefeiyang.com

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Tickets: 15 | 20 | 25 | 30

 

'Musical Routes' with Malambo: Afro-Peruvian Creole Song + Cajn Workshop

Wed 30 October 2013, 8.00pm
The Theatre, Steiner House
35 Park Road (continuation of Baker Street)
London
NW1 6XT
United Kingdom

'Authentic and brilliantly performed, Juanita is a star, and I haven't stopped dancing yet.' ILAMS

Malambo is a group of four musicians on a mission: to delight audiences with Afro-Peruvian and Creole musical traditions. In celebration of Peru's annual Canción Criolla Day, Malambo will trace musical connections shared between Peru and the rest of the world through a musical form descended from the European classical waltz, vals criollo, in addition to a selection of vibrant and uplifting festejo and landó songs.

6.30pm CRASH CAJONES! cajon masterclass £5 or free entry to all who bring their cajons

Prior to the concert David Mortara, percussionist in Malambo, invites fellow players of the cajón to participate in a workshop where he will teach some of the principles of cajon playing and Peruvian rhythms. During the concert, workshop participants will then be invited onto the stage to accompany Malambo performing a vals.

Malambo concert repertoire:
Victoria and Nicomedes Santa Cruz Callejón de un solo caño (vals)
Andrés Soto Mena El tamalito (panalivio, festejo)
Lourdes Carhuas Como tú bailas (zamacueca)
Chabuca Granda El puente de los suspiros (vals) | El surco (festejo) | Fina estampa (vals) | José Antonio (tondero) | La flor de la canela (vals)
Pepe Villalobos Cavero Mueve tu cucu (festejo) | El negrito Chinchiví (festejo)
Adrián Flores Albán Alma, corazón y vida (vals)
Augusto Polo Campos La flor de Lima (marinera limeña)
Ángel Aníbal Rosado Ruperta (landó)
Félix Pasache | Francisco Quiroz Tafur Nuestro secreto | Bandida (vals)
Eduardo Márquez Talledo Nube gris (vals) | Pancha remolino (festejo)
Traditional recop. Rosa Mercedes Ayarza de Morales Toro mata (landó)
Abelardo Vásquez Díaz Camote asa’o (festejo)
Ángel Cabral and Michel Rivgauche La foule (vals)
 
 
Listen to Malambo's clips on Soundcloud HERE

This IS an ILAMS concert 

Tickets: Entry to this event is on a 'Pay What You Can' basis on the door - i.e. you can pay as little or as much as you like. All proceeds go towards ensuring the future of our concert series - thank you for supporting live music. A limited number of advance seat reservations are also available exclusively to ILAMS members - to find out more about ILAMS membership please click HERE.

Nearest tube: Baker Street or Marylebone

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So Paulo Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop & The Swingle Singers

Fri 25 October 2013, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

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

'It's a great pairing; the orchestra's sound is as generous as Alsop's gestures, with a string section that moves from silvery violins to Caravaggio-black basses, and the sheer heft of the band is more than a match for the conductor's muscular style.' The Arts Desk

Brazil's flagship orchestra, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, returns to London following its hit performance at the 2012 BBC Proms, for a night of quintessentially '60s Latin music with conductor Marin Alsop, a firm favourite with Southbank Centre audiences. This concert, which is part of the Southbank Centre festival, The Rest Is Noise, features two pieces dedicated to Bernstein as well as the composer's own work. The concert is conducted by his former student and friend Marin Alsop, who has a special affinity with his work, with special guests, the Swingle Singers.

Camargo Guarnieri Symphony No.4 (Brasília)
Leonard Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Luciano Berio Sinfonia

www.osesp.art.brwww.marinalsop.com | www.swinglesingers.com

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Tickets: Premium 65 | 45 | 37 | 29 | 22.50 | 17 | 12 | Concessions 50% off (limited availibility)

 

Harriet McKenzie & Morgan Szymanski

Sun 20 October 2013, 12.00pm
Caf Consort, Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

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

'Searing intensity... a performance full of panache... captivating.' The Strad

'A powerful and focused performance.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Internationally acclaimed soloists, violinist Harriet Mackenzie and Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, promise a performance of sparkling music. The duo perform a colourful programme from suave Piazzolla tangos to passionate Spanish dances and intimate solos. Individually the pair have performed all over the world and have broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Together, Harriet and Morgan have performed at the Music At Oxford International Concert Series, Music at Leamington, Cambridge Summer Music and the London Classical Guitar Festival.

www.morganszymanski.co.ukwww.harrietmackenzie.com

 

 

 

Information:
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0845 401 5045
Tickets: 28.50 | 15 | Ticket includes a welcome drink, a main course and dessert from the Hall's brunch menu, tea or coffee

 

CMC Trio: 'Pasin Tanguera'

Wed 2 October 2013, 7.30pm
Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
London
SE16 4LF
United Kingdom

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

The CMC Trio celebrates the vibrant, dark-hued music of Argentina with their new project, 'Pasión Tanguera', presenting tango within its wider true Argentine heritage with a mixed programme of folksong, popular classics and tango featuring pieces such as Oblivion, Adiós Nonino, The Four Seasons and Libertango by:

Carlos Gardel
Aníbal Troilo
Astor Piazzolla
Carlos Guastvino
Alberto Ginastera
Ariel Ramírez
Alberto Williams
Jose Bragato
Jorge Cafrune
Julio de Caro

www.chambermusiccompany.com

Click HERE to watch a video on Youtube

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020 7231 3840

 

Matthew Sear: 'Modern music for the Spanish Guitar'

Wed 2 October 2013, 1.10pm
St Jamess Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'Vibrancy, energy and the ability to really communicate through the guitar; a performer in complete command.’ BBC Radio

Acclaimed British guitarist and composer Matthew Sear will be performing a cosmopolitan recital of Spanish and Brazilian music and improvisations, as well as his one of his own works, America Suite. A classical and ‘freestyle’ guitarist, the musician Lulo Reinhardt (grandson of Django Reinhardt) aptly described Sear as ‘a superb guitarist, a classical musician with a contemporary outlook’.

Manuel de Falla 'The Miller's Dance' from The Three Cornered Hat
Joaquín Turina Soleares (Homage To Tarrega)
Heitor Villa-Lobos Cinq Preludes
Matthew Sear Two Improvisations on a Theme By Django Reinhardt | America Suite
 

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

 

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Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Transformations Music Series: Music for Strings and Skins

Fri 27 September 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5D
United Kingdom

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

'Dario Rossetti Bonell rises to the occasion with some breathtaking feats of unshowy skill in music that needs virtuosity of the spirit as much as the fingers.' BBC Music Magazine

Dario Rossetti-Bonell (guitar) and Magnus Mehta (drums/percussion) make a rare appearance together at the Bolivar Hall on September 27th. They will perform an eclectic range of unique and pensive compositions inspired by their mixed heritage and contemporary influences such as Guinga, Ellroy and Piñero. Appreciation for their musical talent is reflected in the spectrum of projects they have been involved in - from recitals to film soundtracks, working with luminaries such as Hans Zimmer, Michel Legrand, Stephen Warbeck, Sting, Ballet Rambert, John Williams, Melt Yourself Down, Soloists of the Royal Opera House, the RSC, Owiny Sigoma Band and Shakespeare's Globe.

www.magnusmehta.com
www.dariorossettibonell.net

This event is part of the Transformations Music Series

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020 7388 5788
Tickets: 12

 

Jennifer Glidden: 'Stories of Life and Love'

Tue 17 September 2013, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

‘In addition to showing a great charisma onstage Jennifer Glidden is noted for her unique timbre, clean projection and her naturalness.’ La Industria de Trujillo

To coincide with London's new 'Amigo Month', recent winner of the XV International Song Competition of Trujillo, Peru, world-class soprano Jennifer Glidden makes her London solo debut with Alice Turner on piano, performing an international programme of songs by Granados, Obradors, Verdi, Strauss and Barber alongside famous zarzuela arias.

Samuel Barber Despite and Still, Op. 41
Giuseppe Verdi Stornello | Non t’accostare all’urna | La zingara
Richard Strauss Ich liebe dich | Du meines Herzens Krönelein | Cäcilie
Enrique Granados Canciones amatorias
Pablo Luna ‘De españa vengo’ from El niño judío
F. Moreno Torroba ‘La Petenera’ from La Marchenera
 
www.facebook.com/pages/Amigo-Month-London/351095041590321

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with London Lyric Arts, with the kind support of the Canto Lírico International Voice Competition and St Martin-in-the-Fields

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020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

Rosenblatt Recitals: Celso Albelo

Mon 16 September 2013, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

‘A voice with naturally beautiful resources, attractive bel canto phrasing, generous, electrifying, fresh and winning.’ Le Podcast Journal

London's only world-class operatic recital series, Rosenblatt Recitals, returns for a bumper 10-concert season, opening at Wigmore Hall with a distinctly Hispanic flavour. Spanish tenor, Celso Albelo, is well-established on the international opera scene, performing at important venues around the world including London’s Royal Opera House. Making his London recital debut, hear him open the 13-14 Rosenblatt Recitals season with a programme from great composers of the Iberian Peninsula and South America.

Celso Albelo tenor | Juan Francisco Parra piano

JoaquínTurina Poema en forma de canciones
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Ya me voy a retirar | El sampedrino
Alberto Ginastera Árbol del olvido
Augusto Brandt Besos en mis sueños
Manuel Penella ‘Detén tu lado paso’ from Don Gil de Alcalá
Amadeo Vives ‘Por el humo se sabe donde está el fuego’ from Doña Francisquita
Ernesto Lecuona Danza de los ñánigos
Gaetano Donizetti ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ from L’elisir d’amore | ‘Tombe degli avi miei… Fra poco…’ from Lucia di Lammermoor | ‘Spirto gentil’ from La favorita
Giuseppe Verdi ‘La donna è mobile’ from Rigoletto

www.celsoalbelo.com

Image © Joan Tomas

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Tickets: 12 | 16 | 22 | 26 | 22 tickets for 18 to ILAMS members

 

Brazil: Three Centuries of Music: Joao Silveira Quartet with Mario Carbotta & Clelia Iruzun

Mon 9 September 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DBraz
United Kingdom

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

Brazilian classical pianist, Clelia Iruzun, joins forces with the Joao Silveira Quartet and flautist Mario Carbottafrom, to launch a new festival, Brazil Three Centuries. The Quartet have performed extensively in France, Italy and their home country. Formed in early 2010, they are known for their unique, purely instrumental approach to Brazilian music from Choros to Bossa Nova.

Villa-Lobos Impressoes seresteiras
Roberto Menescal/Ronaldo Boscoli você 
Marquinhos Mendonça Baiando 
Edu Lobo/Chico Buarque Beatriz 
Rafael Abdalla Valsa para Lívia 
Filó Machado Baião do porão 
Nelson Ayres Mantiqueira 
Tom Jobim Omaggio a Tom (Arr. Nelson Ayres)
Cesar Camargo Mariano Samambaia (Arr. Felipe Senna)
Patápio Silva Primeiro amor (Arr. Edmilson Capelupe)
Nelson Ayres Caminho de casa 
Zequinha de Abreu Tico-tico no fuba (Arr. Edmilson Capelupe)

www.brazilthreecenturies.comwww.mariocarbotta.it/ita/index.htmlcleliairuzun.com

Sponsored by VerdErg

Image by RIM Creation

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Tickets: Online: 12 | 8 concessions | 8 ILAMS members || On the door: 15 | 10 concessions | 10 ILAMS members

 

The Voice of the Tango Martn Alvarado Album Launch

Sun 8 September 2013, 8.00pm
Rich Mix
35-47, Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
United Kingdom

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

‘Totally mesmerising…a tango epiphany’ Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

Considered to be one of Argentina’s finest and most significant contemporary tango vocalists, Martín Alvarado performs his acclaimed and carefully-chosen repertoire which includes old tangos, new ones, rare work by Piazzolla and some of his own compositions.
Winner this year of the Latin UK Award for Concert by International Artist, Alvarado will be accompanied by renowned jazz and tango pianist, John Turville. This concert marks the worldwide album launch of Alvarado’s last album through the UK-based World Music Network’s Riverboat label.

Piazzolla/Ferrer Milonga del trovador
Gardel El día que me quieras
Piazzolla/Expósito La misma pena
Piazzolla/Ferrer Chiquilín de bachín
Dames/Manzi Fuimos
Violeta Parra Gracias a la vida
Martin Alvarado Cuanto más dolerás
Saúl Cosentino/Eladia Blázquez Sin tu mitad

www.martinalvarado.info

Presented by L Tango Promotions and Rich Mix

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020 7613 7498
Tickets: 10 on the door | 7 in advance | 1 off all tickets to ILAMS members

 

AmaZonArt Summer Festival: String Ensemble

Sat 13 July 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

The AmaZonArt String Ensemble Perform Brazilian and European Music.

www.amazonart.info

This concert is part of the AmaZonArt 2nd annual Summer Festival which is organised in aid of the Arvore Fraterna Project in Northeast Brazil.

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Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 7

 

AmaZonArt Summer Festival: Heitor Villa-Lobos

Fri 12 July 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

An evening dedicated to one of the most outstanding 20th-century Brazilian musical geniuses, Heitor Villa-Lobos, including a talk by Brazilian historian Nadia Kerecuk.

Maya Sapone soprano
Diego Carneiro cello, conductor
AmaZonArt Cello Ensemble
 
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 1
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
 

This concert is part of the AmaZonArt 2nd annual Summer Festival which is organised in aid of charitable initiatives in Brazil.

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Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 7

 

'Euro-Brasil': Song Recital by White Steps Duo

Fri 12 July 2013, 7.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

The White-Steps Duo return to London with their new programme, 'Euro-Brasil' - an interesting mix of European Art Song with more exotic songs from Brazil. The duo is well known for their diverse repertoire and great stage presence, creating an intimate atmosphere where music is created, shared and enjoyed by both audience and performers alike. Join us at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of wine.

Penelope White mezzo soprano
Raul Passos piano
 
Heitor Villa-Lobos Dois poemas indígenas
Benjamin Britten Cabaret Songs
Francis Poulenc Mirois brûlants
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras
Claudio Santoro Prelúdios
Lorenzo Fernändez Dentro da noite
Hekel Tavares Canção do guerreiro
 

This is an ILAMS concert

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Tickets: Admission free; donations welcome

 

New Horizons

Fri 28 June 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

The Transformations Music Series returns to the Bolivar Hall, one of London's finest venues for the guitar with its intimate setting and wonderful acoustics. This year's series of highly varied concerts and recitals opens on Friday 28 June 2013 with the innovative British guitarist and composer Gary Ryan and guest artist Thomas Hobbs, tenor, and includes a performance of Ryan's acclaimed composition Benga Beat alongside works by:

Bach
Britten
Henze
Walton


www.garyryan.co.uk
www.thomashobbs.co.uk

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020 7388 5788
Tickets: 15 | 13.50 for ILAMS members

 

AmaZonArt Concert Series

Tue 25 June 2013, 7.30pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235, Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8EP
United Kingdom

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

Contemporary music will be shown from 2 sides in this concert: from the perspective of classical contemporary music and from the point of view of popular Brazilian music. Composer and musician Mischa Tangian will present new solo pieces for violin and piano which were created recently alongside brand new works which will be premiered during the concert and new instrumental arrangements for chamber ensemble.

Mischa Tangian violin, piano, voice | Catherine Lee cello | Natasha Senanayake flute | Raoul Neumann french horn | Walter Lopes de Oliveira guitar | Fabricio Pires Azevedo, Yuri Bellicanta percussion instruments

Mischa Tangian Études* | Gagabé** | Der bucklige Glöckner**
Caetano Veloso O quereres | Madrugada e amor | Mora na filosofia | Pipoca moderna
Paulinho da Viola Coracao imprudente
Egberto Gismonti Salvador
Antônio Carlos Jobim Agua de beber | Desafinado

mischatangian.com | amazonart.info

This event is organised by AmaZonArt

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Tickets: Admission free

 

El Da E

Sat 22 June 2013, Time TBA
Instituto Cervantes
102 Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

On 22nd June the Instituto Cervantes celebrates El Día E: a great open day which takes place simultaneously in more than 70 Cervantes centres around the world to celebrate the importance of Spanish as an international language. At the Instituto Cervantes London the day features a broad programme of cultural, educational, gastronomic and fun activities which will represent the richness and diversity of all the countries that share the Spanish language, including 3 classical music performances by some of the UK's leading young classical artists: Absolute Duo, Ahmed Dickinson and Alicia Griffiths Turrillas.

1.30pm Absolute Duo: Julia White oboe & cor anglais | Georgina Whitehead guitar 

Fernando Sor 12 Seguidillas
Heitor Villa-Lobos Distribuição de flôres
Celso Machado Musiques populaires brésiliennes
Maurice Ravel Pièce en Forme de Habanera (tr. by Janet Ketchum & Peter Segal)
Manuel de Falla ‘Danza del Molinero’ from El sombrero de tres picos (arr. Georgina Whitehead)
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
Celso Machado Marchinha de carnaval

www.juliawhite.co.uk | www.georginawhitehead.com

3.30pm Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas guitar

'A true pioneer...' Classic FM Magazine

Isaac Albéniz Asturias
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Jose Antonio Rojas Jairo y Juan | Lilliam | Guajira a mi madre
Eduardo Martín Divertimentos tropicales | Inevitable/ Chacumbele
 

5.30pm Alicia Griffiths Turrillas harp 

Enrique Granados ‘Danza Oriental’ from 12 Danzas españolas
Alphonse Hasselmans Gitana, Op.21
Jesús Guridi Viejo zortzico
Carlos Salzedo ‘Tango y Seguidilla’from Suite de 8 danzas
Bernard Andrès Mambo

This is an ILAMS series of events organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes Londres

Information:
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020 7235 0353
Tickets: Admission free but advance booking required

 

Echoes from Spain

Fri 21 June 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

‘A singer of high intelligence, feisty character and captivating vocal colour’. The Times

The award-winning Icelandic mezzo-soprano Gúdrun Ólafsdóttir joins the Spanish violin/guitar Roncesvalles Duo (Elena and Francisco Javier Jáuregui) to perform music from all over Spain. From the heritage of the Sephardic communities, passed down from generation to generation since medieval times, to songs by Lorca, Granados 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.

Pablo de Sarasate Playera (tr. by FJ Jauregui)
Isaac Albéniz Cantos de España | Suite española (tr. by FJ Jáuregui)
Enrique Granados Colección de tonadillas (tr. by FJ Jáuregui)
Francisco Javier Jáuregui Canciones sefardíes | Three Basque Folk Songs*
Agustín Castilla-Ávila To his Hephaestion Alexander writes| Caged Music II*
Eduardo Morales Caso Homenajes*
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
 
*UK premiere

www.gudrunolafsdottir.com | www.duoroncesvalles.com

Information:
Web site
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07976 899628
Tickets: 10 | 8 Concessions | 8 ILAMS members

 

Ahmed Dickinson: 'Nine Ways to Caress a Woman'

Fri 14 June 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

'A true pioneer...' Classic FM Magazine

Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson presents the UK premiere of Nine Ways To Caress A Woman, a suite for guitar and narrator composed by contemporary Mexican composer, Enrique González Medina. This seductive and ingenious work takes its inspiration from the proverbial comparison of the classical guitar to the female form. The piece, composed in 1997 and with texts by playwright Jose Cruz Gonzáles, has been specially revised for the occasion. With special guest narrator, Jamie Nichols.

Eduardo Martín Canciones del calendarioDivertimentos tropicales
Leo Brouwer Dos temas populares cubanos
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Enrique González Medina Nine Ways to Caress a Woman

www.ahmeddickinson.com

This event is curated by Cubafilin Récords

Information:
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Tickets: 11 in advance | 10 on the door

 

Melvyn Tan: Early Portuguese Keyboard Works

Thu 13 June 2013, 7.30pm
St Jamess Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

Renowned Early keyboard specialist Melvyn Tan presents a programme including a great rarity – three virtuoso and brilliant sonatas by a group of three Portuguese monks who were taught by Antonio Soler, who was also a great influence on Domenico Scarlatti.
 
J.S. Bach Concerto in the Italian Style
Domenico Scarlatti Four Sonatas
Jose de Santana Sonata in D minor
Jacinto de Sacremento Sonata in G minor
Francisco Xavier Bachixa Sonata in F major

www.melvyntan.com 

Click HERE for a preview of Melvyn Tan performing Bach.

Information:
Web site
020 7381 0441
Tickets: 15

 

Valentina Daz-Frenot: Two Centuries-Two Continents

Thu 6 June 2013, 7.30pm
The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

‘Clear, serene and balanced, this performer highlighted a sharpness of touch and transparence of intensities of rare quality.’ Buenos Aires Musical

A student of Alicia de Larrocha, Magda Tagliaferro and Vlado Perlemuter, and honored by the French government with the ‘Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ for her achievements in French music, pianist Valentina Díaz-Frénot returns to London for her debut performance at the intimate Forge venue. A winner of numerous international competitions, Valentina Díaz-Frenot offers technical panache with a Latin accent. Originally from Argentina and now considered Paraguay's resident 'National Pianist', Díaz-Frénot will perform a variety of French, Argentine and Spanish works reflecting her cosmopolitan background, plus a specially-commissioned world premiere by Paraguayan composer Diego Sánchez-Haase.

Join us after the concert for a complimentary wine reception in the presence of the artist and the Paraguayan Ambassador, HE Miguel Solano Lopez.

Francis Poulenc 3 Bagatelles | Improvisation  No. 15 (‘Hommage à Edith Piaf’)
Manuel de Falla Canción | Cubana | Andaluza
Diego Sánchez-Haase Two Paraguayan Pieces (world premiere)
Julián Aguirre Intimas, Op. 21, No. 2                                             
Alberto Ginastera Suite de danzas criollas, Op. 15

www.valentinadiaz-frenot.com

For a sneak peek of Valentina's last ILAMS performance at St Martin-in-the-Fields click HERE 

Information:
Web site
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020 7383 7808
Tickets: All tickets incude complimentary glass of wine | 11/9 online | 12/10 on the door | 2 off all tickets to ILAMS Members

 

Quarteto Tau + Luca Luciano

Thu 6 June 2013, 7.00pm
St Peters Church
Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

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

The Brazilian guitar quartet Quarteto Tau was created with the aim of enhancing the chamber music repertoire for multiple guitars. The group has dedicated most of its work to searching and presenting new music, especially Brazilian chamber music, via ad hoc arrangements or premieres of new compositions. The Quartet is currently touring Europe to promote their latest CD, Cordas brasileiras, and will also present the European premiere of Luciano´s Divertimento #5 for clarinet and guitar quartet dedicated to them.

Fábio Bartoloni guitar | Breno Chaves guitar | José Henrique de Campos guitar | Daniel Murray guitar | Luca Luciano clarinet

C. Bartoloni Seresta (arr. Giacomo Bartoloni)
E. Nazareth Odeon (arr. Daniel Murray)
Garoto Debussyana (arr. Daniel Murray)
P. Bellinati Baião de Gude | Jongo (arr. Daniel Murray)
C. Saraiva Melodia para a Incerteza
W. Lopes Lá em Olinda
D. Murray Estância
L. Luciano Divertimento #5 (European premiere)

For a Youtube preview click HERE

Information:
Web site
Tickets: 12 | 10 Members of Canning House | 10 ILAMS Members

 

Mara Canyigueral

Fri 31 May 2013, 1.10pm
St Jamess Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Original and refreshing, representing the strength of the new generation of musicians.’ La Vanguardia

A varied programme including pieces hailing from the Mediterranean background of Spanish pianist Maria Canyigueral, who is currently on the Masters' programme at the Royal Academy of Music under Russian professor Sulamita Aronovsky. Maria works closely with Spanish-catalan composers, Benet Casablancas and Víctor Estapé, who is in the process of composing a special piece for her.

Ludwig Van Beethoven 6 Bagatelles Op.126
Xavier Montsalvatge Sonatine pour Yvette 
Benet Casablancas (b.1956) Sí, a Montsalvatge**
Johannes Brahms Four Pieces for Piano, Op.119
 
**UK Premiere

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly. Maria Canyigueral is generously supported by the Fundació Agustí Pedro i Pons.

Information:
Web site
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Schott Piano Series: Leandro Avalle

Sun 26 May 2013, 4.00pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

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

Argentinean pianist, Leandro Avalle, returns to London to take part in the Schott Spring Piano Series, offering a unique programme ranging from Baroque music from Spain, France and Italy to music from Argentina, including works by Guastavino, Castro, Ginastera, Piazzolla and the UK premiere of a contemporary piece by Eric Schwartz inspired by Patagonia.

Soler Sonata n. 118  in A minor
Couperin Soeur Monique
Scarlatti 3 Sonatas
Guastavino Cantilena 'Santa Fe Antiguo'
Castro Tango No. 4 'Nostálgico'
Ginastera Suite de Danzas Criollas Op.15
Piazzolla Milonga del Angel | La Muerte del Angel | Invierno Porteño
Schwartz Ice (UK premiere) 

This event is part of the Schott Spring Piano Series supported by the Embassy of Argentina

Image by Jean Baptiste Huong

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7534 0710
Tickets: 10 | 7 Concessions | 7 ILAMS members

 

Keys and Coffee Concert Series: Duo Teresa Carreo

Sun 26 May 2013, 11.00am
The Forge
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

The award-winning Duo Teresa Carreño is one of the leading ensembles promoting the Latin American repertoire for cello and piano. Their mixed choice of European and South American music has won them recognition from both the critics and the audience. An exciting combination of European and Latin American works, this will be an opportunity to discover the exquisite Suite by the Venezuelan composer Modesta Bor. There will be space for the virtuosic, the nostalgic and breathtaking enjoyment.

Arturo Serna cello
Ana Laura Manero piano

Ludwig van Beethoven 7 Variations in E Flat Major on a Theme from the Magic Flute | Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5
David Popper Elfentanz
Modesta Bor Suite
Alberto Ginastera Pampeana No. 2

www.duoteresacarreno.com

Information:
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020 7383 7808
Tickets: 10 | 8 Concessions | 8 ILAMS members | 4 Children

 

Sketches of Mexico

Fri 24 May 2013, 7.00pm
Dartmouth House
37, Charles Street
London
W1J 5ED
United Kingdom

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

 ‘A gorgeous and original tribute to Szymanski’s homeland, its artists and its music.’ Gramophone Magazine

The Sketches of Mexico project is an innovative collaboration between award-winning Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and twenty international artists. Inspired by the Twenty Mexican Sketches by Mexican composer Julio César Oliva (b.1947-) and the beautiful songs of Mexico´s foremost composer, Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948), artists from Mexico, China, Portugal, Ireland and the UK have donated more than forty original works all inspired by Mexico´s colour, music and famous sites. Tonight’s event will consist of a virtuoso guitar concert accompanied by live projections on a journey through Mexico by VJ Joe Fairwether-Hole.

www.sketchesofmexico.eventbrite.co.uk

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7529 1582
Tickets: 15 | 10 ESU Members & Alumni | 10 ILAMS Members

 

ONIX Ensemble: 'Latin American New Masters'

Sat 11 May 2013, 7.30pm
Bolivar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

‘A programme of great virtuosity…rigorous in its presentation…interpretative freshness and vigorously expressive.’ Reforma

Mexico's No. 1 contemporary classical music ensemble come to London! Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear some of the most vibrant and exciting music on the global classical music scene today from Mexico and the USA performed by leading exponents, ONIX Ensemble. 

Alejandro Escuer flute and artistic direction | Fernando Domínguez clarinet | Abel Romero violin | Edith Ruiz piano | Edgardo Espinosa cello

Charles Halka Por la fuerza las tierras*** 
Juan Pablo Contreras Silencio en Juárez***
Samuel Zyman Musica para Cinco
Sebastian Currier Static
Stephen Montague Paramell IV***

***European premiere

www.onixensamble.com

Click HERE for a sneak peek of ONIX performing works by Hindemith.

This is an ILAMS event presented with Anglo Arts in collaboration with ONIX, Conaculta-FONCA, the Anglo Mexican Foundation, the Mexican Embassy and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (voluntary exit donations); no booking required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

 

'Sketches of Mexico': Morgan Szymanski in Concert

Wed 8 May 2013, 6.30pm
St Peters Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

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

‘What is beyond criticism is Szymanski’s playing, which is of the highest order… Sketches of Mexico is a gorgeous and original tribute to Szymanski’s homeland, its artists and its music.’Gramophone Magazine

The Sketches of Mexico Project is an exciting new collaboration curated by the multi-award-winning Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and Sarabande Records. The project intends to promote Mexican music and art in venues ranging from concert halls, art galleries, festivals and schools. The project focuses on the 20 Sketches of Mexico by Mexican composer Julio César Oliva for guitar, performed live alongside projections of twenty visual artists from Mexico, China, Portugal, Ireland and the UK.

Julio César Oliva 20 estampas de México
Manuel M. Ponce Seis canciones mexicanas

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

Image: ´Morgan Painting´ by Sally McKay

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7235 2303 ext. 217
Tickets: 15 | 13 ILAMS members | 12 Canning House members

 

Craig Ogden in Concert

Sat 27 April 2013, 8.00pm
St Pauls Church
Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom

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

‘Brilliant and persuasive’. The Guardian

A special evening of classical guitar music in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity in ‘The Actors’ Church’. Craig Ogden is highly regarded as one of the country’s leading classical guitar players, performing recently with his fellow Australian, the celebrated John Williams. Craig is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music. Craig Ogden will be performing works by very well-known 18th-century composers through to those living today.

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A K.483 | Sonata in D K.177 | Sonata K.178
Miroslav Tadic Walk Dance
Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Fernando Sor Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute
J. S. Bach Lute Suite No. 4 BWV.1006a
Isaac Albéniz Sevilla | Asturias
Django Reinhardt Nuages (arr. Roland Dyens)
Gary Ryan Lough Caragh | Rondo Rodeo

www.craigogden.com

Information:
Sarah
Web site
E-mail
0121 744 1444
Tickets: 11 ILAMS members | Advance booking required

 

Marcelo Bratke: 'Bach & Bachianas'

Wed 24 April 2013, 8.30pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

‘One of the world’s greatest classical pianists.’ The Daily Mail

‘A revelation.’ The Independent

It's Bach to Brazil with virtuoso pianist Marcelo Bratke and his latest project 'Bach and Bachianas' - a celebration of Latin classical piano music exploring 20th-century musical dialogues between Europe and Brazil. Bach's iconic Partita No. 1 in B Flat Major is juxtaposed with the Bachianas brasileiras No. 4, one of the great masterworks of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, fusing Baroque counterpoint with Brazilian rhythm and soul. Villa-Lobos stands as one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century - an 'enfant terrible' to the establishment who, like Bratke, is renowned for his exuberant and colourful visionary landscapes. To mark the 150th anniversary of Villa-Lobos' contemporary, seminal Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, the concert also gives a taste of Nazareth's 'Brazilian tangos' and how these provided a direct influence on the piano music of French composer Darius Milhaud.

Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat, BWV. 825
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4
Darius Milhaud Saudades do brasil
Ernesto Nazareth Pássaros em festaAmeno resedáBrejeiro Batuque

www.marcelobratke.com

Opening for Marcelo Bratke is the duo TangOpera, showcasing the classical world of Latin American song (see above).

This concert is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with ¡Como No! as part of La Linea festival, with the kind support of TAM and Arts Council England.

            

This event is FREE to ILAMS members!  Want to join ILAMS? Click HERE.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 847 9911
Tickets: 12 | Premium seats 20 | Concessions 50% off | FREE admission to ILAMS Members (when booking via info@ilams.org.uk)

 

TangOpera

Wed 24 April 2013, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

‘Fabulously hot-blooded.’ The Times

Opening for Marcelo Bratke's 'Bach & Bachianas' at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room (see below), TangOpera showcases the exuberant world of Latin American art song, where 'lied' and 'opera' transcend traditional barriers to meet the irresistible, vibrant rhythms of tango, Latin jazz, folk and popular music. Featuring specialist Iberican pianist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, TangOpera offers the definitive guide to Latin America’s most captivating classical melodies. With special guest, Brazilian cellist Diego Carneiro de Oliveira.

Claudio Santoro Love Songs
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Carlos Guastavino Milonga de dos hermanos
Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza
Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
Astor Piazzolla Balada para un loco

This concert is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with ¡Como No! as part of La Linea festival, with the kind support of TAM and Arts Council England.

            

This event is FREE to ILAMS members!  Want to join ILAMS? Click HERE.

 

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 847 9911
Tickets: 12 | Premium seats 20 | Concessions 50% off | FREE admission to ILAMS Members (via info@ilams.org.uk)

 

Mayda Narvey & Selah Prez Villar

Fri 19 April 2013, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

A duo brought together through a shared love for early 20th-century Spanish and French repertoire, cellist Mayda Narvey and pianist Selah Pérez Villar present gems from this revolutionary musical period, including their own arrangement of Mompou’s Canciones y danzas. Based in London, Mayda and Selah enjoy active performing careers, having appeared at several of London’s major classical music venues.

François Couperin Pieces en concert
Federico Mompou Canciones y danzas
Manuel De Falla Seven Spanish Popular Songs
Maurice Ravel Piece en forme de habanera
Claude Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
 

This concert is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

Sketches of Mexico

Thu 4 April 2013, 7.30pm
The Forge
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

‘What is beyond criticism is Szymanski’s playing, which is of the highest order… Sketches of Mexico is a gorgeous and original tribute to Szymanski’s homeland, its artists and its music.’ Gramophone Magazine

The Sketches of Mexico Project is an exciting new collaboration curated by the multi-award-winning Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and Sarabande Records. The project intends to promote Mexican music and art in venues ranging from concert halls, art galleries, festivals and schools. The project focuses on the 20 Sketches of Mexico by Mexican composer Julio César Oliva for guitar, performed live alongside projections of twenty visual artists from Mexico, China, Portugal, Ireland and the UK.

Julio César Oliva 20 estampas de México
Manuel M. Ponce Seis canciones mexicanas

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

Image: ´Morgan Painting´ by Sally McKay

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7383 7808
Tickets: 11/9 online | 12/10 on the door | ILAMS Members 2 off

 

The Voice of the Tango Martn Alvarado: As es mi tango

Thu 21 March 2013, 7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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

‘One of the great voices in tango today.’ La 2x4 Radio, Buenos Aires

Widely considered to be Argentina’s finest and most significant contemporary tango vocalist, Martín Alvarado performs his highly-acclaimed and carefully-chosen repertoire which includes old tangos, new ones, some rare work by Piazzolla and some of his own compositions. He will be accompanied my classically trained pianist and bandononista Mikko Helenius (Finland) with whom Alvarado has recorded his next album and who has written some highly creative new arrangements to some well-known tango songs. Alvarado is currently a finalist in the 2012 Latin UK Awards for Concert by International Artist of the Year.

Piazzolla/Ferrer Milonga del trovador
Gardel El día que me quieras (Mikko Helenius)
Piazzolla/Expósito La misma pena
Piazzolla/Ferrer Chiquilín de bachín (Mikko Helenius)
Dames/Manzi Fuimos (Mikko Helenius)

www.martinalvarado.com.ar | www.l-tangopromotions.moonfruit.com

Presented by L Tango Promotions

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07530 549570
Tickets: 12 on the door | 10 in advance | 10 ILAMS members

 

Diego Carneiro de Oliveira & Eralys Fernndez

Wed 20 March 2013, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

A cello and piano recital by the exciting Brazilian-Cuban duo featuring Diego Carneiro de Oliveira and Eralys Fernández, including a piece written by Eralys Fernández herself especially for the occasion.

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 3 in G minor BWV 1029 
Ludwing van Beethoven Sonata in C Major Op. 102, No. 1 
Dmitri Myakovsky Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor Op. 81, No. 2 
Eralys Fernández Loco D (premiere)
 
 

This concert is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with St James's Church, Piccadilly

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Paixo Pasin: Iberian Music for Lent and Easter

Sat 16 March 2013, 7.30pm
St Georges Church
Hanover Square
London
W1S 1FX
United Kingdom

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

The Renaissance Singers are London’s leading amateur chamber choir specialising in European sacred music of the 15th-17th centuries. The choir is delighted to welcome guest conductor Carlos Aransay who has devised a programme of evocative seasonal music from Renaissance Spain and Portugal, featuring music by Guerrero, Morales, Cardoso and Vivanco, and a glance at two nineteenth-century composers, Goicoechea & Albéniz.

Manuel Cardoso Lamentation for Maundy Thursday
Duarte Lobo Pater peccavi              
Cristóbal de Morales Circumdederunt me  
Tomás Luis de Victoria Vere languores
Isaac Albéniz Domine ne in furore

www.renaissancesingers.com

Image by Suzie Mendelsson

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07739 885810
Tickets: 12 | 10 Concessions | 10 ILAMS members

 

The Last Tango Ever

Sat 23 February 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

A varied European and Latin American programme for cello and piano. Featuring the charismatic, engaging cellist, Diego Carneiro and Cuban pianist Eralys Fernández, this is a vibrant and exciting duo.

Vivaldi Cello and Continuo Sonata III
de Falla Seven Spanish Dances
Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style Op. 102
Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 1, Op 2 in C Major
Piazzolla Le grand tango

www.eralysfernandez.com | www.amazonart.info

Image: Paul Stott

Information:
Web site
E-mail
01483 729365
Tickets: 10 | 8 ILAMS members (please email info@ilams.org.uk for discount code)

 

Modinhas & Lundus

Fri 22 February 2013, 7.00pm
Schott Music Room
48, Malborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

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

'Modinhas and Lundus' explores enticing melodies from the salons of Brazil and Portugal. Described by William Beckford in 1787 as 'the most voluptuous and bewitching music that ever existed', traditional European ariettas merged with the rich African and indigenous Brazilian traditions of voice and dance to become altogether more sensual and seductive. Adding a twist of Latin spice, Il Festino brings these love songs and dances up to date with colour, energy and excitement.

Gabriela Di Laccio soprano | Layil Barr recorder and viol | James Akers Portuguese guitar and classical guitar | Victor Alarcon acoustic guitar

Anonymous Os me deixas que tu dás
Anonymous
Ganinha minha Ganinha
M. Portugal Sucede Marilia | Já me vai Marilia | Se o vasto mar 
L. Álvares Pinto Licoes de solfejo
D.
Schiopetta Eu namoro uma menina
J. F. Leal
Esta noite ao ceu que dita

Anonymous Lundu                                                                          
C. Gonzaga Lua Branca
Anonymous La no Largo da Se velha | Xula carioca
Anonymous Menina voce que tem                                              
Anonymous A mimoza

www.il-festino.com

Information:
E-mail
020 7534 0710
Tickets: 10 | 8 Concessions | 8 ILAMS members

 

TangOpera: 'Songs to Die for'

Thu 21 February 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

‘Fabulously hot-blooded.’ The Times

TangOpera showcases the exuberant world of Latin American art song, where 'lied' and 'opera' transcend traditional barriers to meet the irresistible, vibrant rhythms of tango, Latin jazz, folk and popular music. Featuring specialist Iberican pianist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, with special guests including Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson, cellist Diego Carneiro de Oliveira and percussionist Oli Savill, TangOpera’s latest project, Songs To Die For, offers a definitive guide to Latin America’s most captivating classical melodies. Absorbing wide-ranging influences from tango, samba and bossa nova, delivering renditions of unrivalled versatility and authenticity.

Waldemar Henrique Abaluaie
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 | Magdalena
Claudio Santoro Love Songs
Emilio Grenet Quirino con su tres
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras
Enrique González Medina Nine Ways to Caress a Woman
Alberto Ginastera Milonga al árbol del olvido
Carlos Guastavino Flores argentinas | Milonga de dos hermanos
Ariel Ramírez Mujeres argentinas
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
José María Vitier Ave María por Cuba
Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos | 'Oblivion' from Enrico IV | Balada para un loco | Siciliana

 www.ahmeddickinson.com | www.diegocarneiro.com

This event is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with The Bolívar Hall

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Tickets: Admission free, no booking required; donations welcome.

 

Royal College of Music Teresa Carreo Piano Competition Winners' Concert

Tue 19 February 2013, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

The 2012 winners of the annual Teresa Carreño piano competition organised by the Royal College of Music, Anthony Tat and Martin Bartlett, take the stage at the UK's home of Venezuelan classical music, the Bolívar Hall. The competition pays homage to the Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreño (Caracas 1853-New York 1917), a star of the piano who came from a distinguished Venezuelan family, proudly connected to Simon Bolivar. At the age of eight Teresa gave her debut recital in New York, going on to perform in all the major halls of the USA and Europe. She was showered with praise from music critics and won the admiration of the greatest musicians of the time, including Rossini, Liszt, Grieg, Gounod and Rubinstein. She composed up to 70 works for the piano most of which were written and published in Paris when she was only a teenager.

Chopin Étude Op. 10, No. 12 (Revolutionary)
Schubert Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3 in G-flat Major
Carreño Pequeño vals
Debussy Prelude No. 7, Book II (La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune) | Prelude No. 9, Book II (Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C.)
Albéniz Triana

Scarlatti Sonata in G major K. 260
Chopin Nocturne in C sharp Minor Op. 27, No. 1
Schumann Abegg Variations Op. 1
Carreño Plainte
Ginastera Danzas argentinas

www.rcm.ac.uk

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free

 

TangOpera: 'Songs to Die for'

Wed 16 January 2013, 1.10pm
St Jamess Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Fabulously hot-blooded.’ The Times

TangOpera is a chamber ensemble which showcases the exuberant, hidden world of Latin American art song, where lied and opera transcend traditional barriers between ‘high’ and 'low' art to meet the irresistible, vibrant rhythms of Latin jazz, folk and popular music. Featuring specialist Iberican pianist, Helen Glaisher-Hernández, TangOpera’s latest project, Songs To Die For, offers a definitive guide to Latin America’s most passionate classical melodies. Absorbing wide-ranging influences from tango, samba, salsa and bossa nova, Maya Sapone delivers renditions of unrivalled versatility and authenticity.

Waldemar Henrique Abaluaie
Heitor Villa-Lobos 'Aria' from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Claudio Santoro 'Acalanto da rosa' from Love Songs
Emilio Grenet Quirino con su tres
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras
Alberto Ginastera Milonga al árbol del olvido
Carlos Guastavino 'Ay, aljaba, flor de chilco' from Flores argentinas | Milonga de dos hermanos
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos | 'Oblivion' from Enrico IV | Balada para un loco

 

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

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Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

London Classical Guitar Festival 2012

15 December 2012 - 18 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The London Guitar Festival 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. 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, this festival is a 'must'.

15th December Albach Duo
16th December Duo Diez
17th December Sanja Plohl
18th December Christoph Denoth
 

This festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Seville International Guitar Competition


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required | ILAMS Members may reserve their seat by email

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk 

 

LCGF: Christoph Denoth

Tue 18 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'The guitar at the highest level of musical expression.' Rio Negro, Argentina

'The audience was spell-bound.' Nice Matin, France

Musician in Residence at Oxford’s Balliol College and recently appointed to the Royal Academy of Music in London, Swiss guitarist, Christoph Denoth, has emerged as one of the most significant artists on the British concert scene today. A disciple of the mercurial conductor Sergiu Celibidache, he is highly acclaimed for his ability to expand the tonal and dynamic range of the classical guitar. Familiar to audiences worldwide at major venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Berliner Philharmonie and the Salzburg Mozarteum this is a wonderful opportunity to hear him close-up in the intimate setting of Bolívar Hall.

John Dowland Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home | The Shoemaker’s Wife | The Frog Galliard | Fantasia
Johann Sebastian Bach Lute Suite No. 3 BWV 995 in A minor ‘Pieces pour la Luth à Monsieur Schouster par J.S. Bach’
Heitor Villa-Lobos Prélude No. 1 (Homenagem ao sertanejo Brasileiro) | Prélude No. 3 (Homenagem a J.S.Bach) | Prélude No. 4 (Homenagem ao Indio Brasileiro) | Prélude No. 2 (Homenagem ao Malandro Carioca)
Manuel de Falla Homenaje -Tombeau de Debussy
Joaquin Turina Sevillanas (Fantasia)
Isaac Albéniz Granada (Serenata) | Asturias (Leyenda)

www.christophdenoth.com

This event is part of the 2012 London Classical Guitar Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Information:
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Tickets: Admission free; voluntary donations welcome. A limited number of reserved seats are available to ILAMS members.

 

LCGF: 'Danseuse dans Grenade' with Sanja Plohl

Mon 17 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Sanja Plohl brought to her performance a spontaneous identification with every phrase and sonority, which compelled the listener's attention and opened up an imaginative world.' Classical Guitar Magazine

The LCGF continues its partnership with Festival de la Guitarra de Seville, presenting its 2011 first-prize winner, young Slovenian guitarist, Sanja Plohl, with a programme launching her debut recording, Danseuse dans Grenade. Her programme delves into the world of Spanish dance, from instrumental Renaissance music and folías, to Spanish folk dance and contemporary works where popular Spanish melodies acquire renewed expression. Plohl’s long list of international awards also includes the Ivor Mairants Award and First Prize at the Córdoba Guitar Festival.

Luis NarváezFantasía del octavo tono | Fantasía del cuarto tono | Baxa de contrapunto
Angelo Gilardino Sonata del Guadalquivir
Regino Sainz de la Maza Petenera, Zapateado                           
Manuel María PonceVariaciones sobre ‘La Folia de España’ y Fuga

www.sanjaplohl.com

This event is part of the 2012 London Classical Guitar Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and this recital is with support from Festival de la Guitarra de Seville.

Information:
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Tickets: Admission free; voluntary donations welcome. A limited number of reserved seats are available to ILAMS members.

 

LCGF: Duo Diez

Sun 16 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Excellent Music Making.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Duo Diez is an exciting new musical collaboration between guitarist, Dimitris Dekavallas, and violinist, Violeta Barrena, who, since meeting at the Royal Academy of Music as students, have both established themselves as leading soloists of their generation. They offer a sparkling, cosmopolitan programme borne from a deep, shared interest in Spanish and Latin American classical music. 

Astor Piazzolla Libertango | 'Verano porteño' from Cuatro estaciones porteñas | Histoire du tango (selection)
Celso Machado Selection of dances from Musiques populaires brésiliennes
Bela Bartok Romanian Dances
Federico García Lorca Selection of Folk Songs
Anonymous Malagueña
Manuel De Falla Selection from Siete canciones populares
 

This event is part of the 2012 London Classical Guitar Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Dimitris Dekavallas is sponsored by D’Addario strings.

Information:
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Tickets: Admission free; voluntary donations welcome. A limited number of reserved seats are available to ILAMS members.

 

LCGF: Albach Duo

Sat 15 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'From the very opening notes we know we are in safe hands. These two players exude technical ability and it must be said there is not one low point in the programme.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Rebecca Baulch and David Black are both prize-winning graduates of the Royal College of Music. Following the sell-out launch of their debut CD, The Raw and the Cooked, in 2007 they have become one of Britain's best-loved guitar duos, performing widely both across the UK and worldwide. Always committed ambassadors of British guitar repertoire, the Albach Duo present a programme of home-grown works alongside Spanish and Argentine pieces, including some tango favourites.

Manuel de Falla La vida breve
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K13 | Sonata K162
Fernando Sor L'encouragement
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness
Traditional Scottish Wild Mountain Thyme
William Lawes Suite in D Major
Stephen Goss The Raw and the Cooked
Astor Piazzolla Lo que vendrá | Adiós Nonino
Jorge Cardoso Milonga
Mariano Mores Taquito militar

www.albachduo.net

This event is part of the 2012 London Classical Guitar Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Tickets: Admission free; voluntary donations welcome. A limited number of reserved seats are available to ILAMS members.

 

Clara Rodrguez: 'In the Mood for Tango'

Mon 10 December 2012, 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!)

'Clara Rodríguez has been recognised for some time now as the ideal pianist to perform Latin American composers, her performances are alive with vitality'. Jonathan Woolf, Music Web

Caracas-born pianist, Clara Rodríguez, is often described as an ambassador of Latin-American piano music, and this concert celebrates South American dances and French influence on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. In this concert, mixing solo piano works and chamber music, Clara Rodríguez, alongside three guest musicians, performs pieces of music for which she feels special affinity and affection.

Clara Rodriguez piano | Wilmer Sifontes percussion | Jordan Gregoris cello | Ilya Movchan violin

Mirtru Escalona Mijares 3 Preludes (World premiere)
Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque
Heitor Villa-Lobos Hommage à Chopin
Astor Piazzolla Le grand tangoCuatro estaciones porteñas
José María Vitier Danzón de fin de siglo
Germán Darío Pérez Ancestro (bambuco) (London premiere) | Tranquilamente, un tipo leal (pasillo) (London premiere)
Federico Ruiz Zumba que zumba (joropo)

www.clararodriguez.com 

Information:
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0844 875 0073
Tickets: 14 | 12 | 50% off concessions (limited availability)

 

London Vocal Project: Argentine Tango @ The Forge

Fri 7 December 2012, 8.00pm
The Forge
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

‘This is an outfit with exceptional potential — the hushed harmonizing was a delight… more please!’ The Times

London Vocal Project are delighted to invite special guest, Guillermo Rozenthuler, to join this celebration of the music of South America. Everybody’s heard Argentine Tango, but very little is known about Argentina’s – and South America’s – 'other music'. Guillermo’s repertoire combines Amerindian folkloric rhythms such as chacarera and huayno from Argentina, candombe from Uruguay, lando from Afro-Peru and Brazilian samba and baiao with elements of jazz improvisation.

Astor Piazzolla Vuelvo al sur (slow tango)
Gilberto Gil Baiao da Penha (baiao)
Cuchi Leguizamon Juan del monte (chacarera) 
Ruben Rada Dona Juana con Don Jose (candombe)
Joao Donato and E Baiana Emorio-an afoxe (trad. samba)

www.londonvocalproject.com

Information:
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0207 383 7808
Tickets: 11-12 | 9-10 Concessions | 9-10 ILAMS members

 

Modhinhas & Lundus

Fri 7 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

'Modinhas and Lundus' explores enticing melodies from the salons of Brazil and Portugal. Described by William Beckford in 1787 as 'the most voluptuous and bewitching music that ever existed', traditional European ariettas merged with the rich African and indigenous Brazilian traditions of voice and dance to become altogether more sensual and seductive. Adding a twist of Latin spice, Il Festino brings these love songs and dances up to date with colour, energy and excitement.

Ensemble Il FestinoGabriela Di Laccio soprano | Layil Barr recorder and viol | James Akers Portuguese guitar and classical guitar | Victor Alarcon acoustic guitar

Anonymous Os me deixas que tu dásGaninha minha GaninhaLundu Menina voce que tem | A MimozaLa no Largo da Se velha |  Xula carioca
M. Portugal Sucede MariliaJá me vai MariliaSe o vasto mar
L. Álvares Pinto Licoes de solfejo
D. Schiopetta Eu namoro esssa menina
J. F. Leal Esta noite ao ceu que dita
C. Gonzaga Lua branca
H. Villa-Lobos Canto do cisne negro  | Cantilena
W. Henrique ABC de lampeao | Boi bumba

www.il-festino.com

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Tickets: Admission free

 

Duo SPES plays Brazilian Music for Violin and Bassoon

Fri 7 December 2012, 1.10pm
St Jamess Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Brazilian concert music exists on the blurred border between folk and classic music. The award-winning Duo SPES presents original works and transcriptions from chôros and chorinhos to contemporary music.

Iracema Simon bassoon
Zoltan Paulinyi violin

Villa-Lobos Duo
Flausino Vale Prelúdios para violino solo
Zoltan Paulinyi Biduo d'ouroPluma | Sonhos Sonors
Pixinguinha & Benedito Lacerda Descendo a Serra

This event is organised by ILAMS with support from Programa Bento de Jesus Caraça 2011/2013, University of Évora and Carlos Martins del Picchia

spes.Paulinyi.com

Information:
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020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Music of the Americas

Fri 30 November 2012, 7.30pm
St Pauls Church, Covent Garden
Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom

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

Acclaimed Brazilian soprano, Gabriela Di Laccio, and Brazilian pianist, Ivan Pires, present an exciting journey exploring the rich and exotic repertoire from North and South America.

J. Nin-Culmell Ya se muriu il burro | Ahí tienes mi corazón | Rossingnol que vas a França | La gatita i el batitre         
H. Villa-Lobos Cantilena | Nhapope
A. Ginastera Chacarera | Triste
C. Vargas Bésame mucho
N. Menezes Aquellos ojos verdes
W. Henrique Foi boto sinhá | Senhora Dona Sancha | Boi Bumba | ABC do lampião
E. Nazareth Odeon
L. Bernstein So Pretty | Piccola Serenata
G. Gershwin Blah, Blah, Blah
C. Porter The Tale of the Oyster
G. Menotti Hello, oh Margareth it’s you

This is a fundraising concert in aid of  the Villa-Lobos Youth Orchestra, which is supported by Bravo Brazil.

www.gabrieladilaccio.com | www.myspace.com/ivanpires | www.bravo-brazil.com 

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Tickets available on the door and online
Tickets: 15 | 10 Concessions

 

Joo Santos: Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Recital

Sun 25 November 2012, 4.45pm
Westminster Cathedral
Francis Street
London
SW1P 1QW
United Kingdom

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

Organist at the Sanctuary of Fátima in Portugal and also directing his own choir, the Carlos Seixas Municipal Choir, based in Coimbra, João Santos graduated in Sacred Music from the Faculty of Arts of the Catholic University of Porto. Since then he has played in concert nationally and internationally, from the televised V Organ Festival in Faro to the great organs of Leipzig, Cologne and London. Receiving several national awards, João has enjoyed competing at international level in Alkmaar, Freiberg and Innsbruck. His composition Tryptich for unaccompanied mixed choir was a finalist in the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Choral Composition Competition.

António Correa Braga Batalha do sexto tom (F major)
Carlos Seixas Sonata No. 4 in A minor ‘for organ’ | Sonata No. 2 in A minor ‘for organ
Frei Jacinto do Sacramento Sonata in D minor
Maurice Duruflé Suite, Op. 5

This event is generously supported by the Portuguese Embassy, Instituto Camões, TAP Portugal and Caixa Geral de Depósitos

www.luisuktour.com | www.instituto-camoes.pt | www.flytap.com | www.cgd.pt | www.davidosullivan.co.uk

Information:
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020 7798 9057
Tickets: Admission free. Donations welcome.

 

Lus Peas and Guests: Gala Concert

Sat 24 November 2012, 7.30pm
St Thomas-on-the-Bourne
Frensham Road
Farnham, Surrey
GU9 8HA
United Kingdom

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

Gala Concert with Portuguese counter-tenor Luís Peças and his guest artists Tom Balch, Emily Morrison, Guy Murgatroyd and Myles Wakelin-Harkett, all young musicians of exceptional talent. Together they present a varied programme of arias, songs and instrumental works from the European classical music tradition spanning the 17th to the 20th centuries, and from familiar works by the great Baroque masters to the novelty of lesser-known Spanish and Portuguese compositions, along with other interesting new finds.

Luís Peças counter-tenor | Tom Balch violin | Emily Morrison flute | Guy Murgatroyd piano | Myles Wakelin-Harkett clarinet | Claire Tester piano accompaniment
 
Handel
Gluck
Pergolesi
Vicente Martin y Soler
Federico García Lorca

This event is generously supported by the Portuguese Embassy, Instituto Camões, TAP Portugal and Caixa Geral de Depósitos

www.luisuktour.com | www.instituto-camoes.pt | www.flytap.com | www.cgd.pt | www.davidosullivan.co.uk

Information:
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07527 724496
Tickets: 12 adults | 8 under-21s | 5 under-14s | 10 ILAMS members. 2 discount on tickets booked before 9th November.

 

'Profane Deliriums': Eighteenth-Century Portuguese Love Songs

Fri 23 November 2012, 6.30pm
The Foundling Museum
40, Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ
United Kingdom

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

‘This is an original sort of music different from any I ever heard, the most seducing, the most voluptuous imaginable, the best calculated to throw saints off their guard and to inspire profane deliriums’. William Beckford

Acclaimed period-instrument ensemble, L’Avventura London, marks the launch of its new CD release on Hyperion Records, 18th-century Portuguese Love Songs.

In his journals, the eighteenth-century English novelist and travel writer, William Beckford, described the most seductive, beguiling love songs he heard during his journey to Portugal; they were called modinhas. In this groundbreaking programme, L’Avventura London presents Portuguese modinhas and related instrumental music from the eighteenth century. Composed for the era’s virtuoso singers and first-rate guitarists, these popular works mixed the musical traditions of indigenous Brazilian population with that of their Portuguese European counterparts, producing a unique vocal genre characterised by captivating melodies, unusual rhythms and colouristic instrumental effects. Possibly created by Domingos Caldas Barbosa, Jesuit-educated son of a Portuguese man and a liberated Angolan slave woman, the genre was taken up and further popularised by many of the leading eighteenth-century Portuguese composers. The programme will include a selection of beguiling modinhas by António da Silva Leite, Marcos Portugal, and others. Carlos Seixas and Pedro António Avodano will also be represented through their striking instrumental pieces.

Sandra Medeiros soprano | Joana Seara soprano | L‘Avventura London | Zak Ozmo director

www.lavventuralondon.co.uk

Image by Francisco Goya 

Information:
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E-mail
020 7841 3600
Tickets: 15 | 12 Concessions | 10% off all tickets for ILAMS members (via email)

 

Lunchtime Recital

Fri 23 November 2012, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

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

A varied programme of classical arias, songs and organ solos spanning the 17th to the 20th centuries, and from familiar works by the great Baroque masters to the novelty of lesser-known Spanish and Portuguese compositions.

Luís Peças counter-tenor | João Santos organ | Claire Tester piano accompaniment
 
Entrance organ solos by Bach and Frei Jacinto do Sacramento
George Frideric Handel  ‘Verdi prati’ from Alcina | ‘Lascia ch'io pianga’ from Rinaldo | ‘Pena tiranna io sento’ from Amadigi di Gaula
Carlos Seixas  Organ Sonata No .2 in A minorOrgan Sonata No. 4 in A minor
Vicente Martin y Soler 
12 Canzonette Italiane: ‘La natura’ & ‘La speranza’
César Franck Motet ‘Panis angelicus’
António Correa Braga Batalha do sexto tom in F
Federico García Lorca ‘Los Mozoz de Monleon’ from Canciones Españolas Antiguas |  ‘Sevillanas’ from Canciones Españolas Antiguas
Exit organ solos by Maurice Duruflé

This event is generously supported by the Portuguese Embassy, Instituto Camões, TAP Portugal and Caixa Geral de Depósitos

www.instituto-camoes.pt | www.flytap.com | www.cgd.pt | www.davidosullivan.co.uk | www.luisuktour.com

Image by David O’ Sullivan



Information:
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E-mail
020 77661100
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

Carlos Bonell: Magical Mystery Guitar Tour

Sun 18 November 2012, 11.00am
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

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

‘Absolutely exquisite.’ Brian May

World-renowned classical guitarist, Carlos Bonell, performs pieces from his No. 1 album, Magical Mystery Guitar Tour, as well as tracks from Queen Guitar Rhapsodies and a host of other classical guitar favourites.

Isaac Albéniz
Francisco Tárrega
Antonio Vivaldi
Joaquín Rodrigo
Stanley Myers
Brian May
Freddie Mercury
George Harrison
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Mason Williams

www.carlosbonell.com

Image by Peter Davies

Information:
Web site
0845 401 5045
Tickets: 15

 

Latin American Music Seminar (LAMS)

Sat 17 November 2012, 10.15am
Council Chamber (ground floor), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square
London
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

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

The Latin American Music Seminar: a British forum for Latin American music research that meets twice yearly. The day consists primarily of research based presentations, but ends with live music.

Time

Speaker

University

Paper

10.45am

Jun Zubillaga-Pow

 

King's College, London

The Music of Luis Zubillaga: Notes from a Field Interview

11.30am

Charles Pigott 

SOAS, University of London

Difference and Unity in Andean Songs

12.15pm

Zoltan Paulinyi & Iracema Simon 

University of Évora

Brazilian chamber music for violin/viola pomposa and bassoon. To include live performance by Duo SPES

2.15pm

Sandra D’Angelo

King's College London

Baile Funk Remix: Art and Electronic Pop Music from Brazilian Favelas

3.00pm

Holly Perman Turnbull & Alain García Artola

Institute for the Study of the Americas / Poet, rapper, director:
TNT la Rezistencia 

Music-making in contemporary Santiago de Cuba: Reflections and Reactions

 
 
At 3.45pm the day will be rounded off with tea followed by live music performed by X Planet (Holly Perman Turnbull and Alain García Artola).
 
The Latin American Music Seminar is supported by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Musical Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London).

http://americas.sas.ac.uk/index.php http://music.sas.ac.uk

Information:
Please email Henry Stobart by 14 November if you would like to attend.
E-mail
Tickets: 5.00 towards coffee, tea and lunch.

 

Orlando Chamber Choir & Mariachi 1650 Players: El Nuevo Mundo

Fri 9 November 2012, 7.30pm
St Jamess Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

Orlando Chamber Choir, directed by Richard Wilberforce, invites you on a musical journey of discovery from wealthy 16th-century Renaissance Spain across the Atlantic to the New World, where exquisite European polyphony met Latin-American rhythm and sensuality in a glorious explosion of sound. De Padilla’s Missa Ego flos campi is the centre-piece of the programme which includes large-scale religious works, saucy secular songs and compositions for accompanied soloists. The concert will be accompanied by the magnificently many-sided Mariachi 1650 Players whose instruments include violin, cornett, sackbut, viol, harp, theorbo, archlute, baroque guitar, organ and various percussion instruments.

Orlando Chamber Choir | Mariachi 1650 Players | Richard Wilberforce director | Kate Symonds-Joy mezzo-soprano | Emilie Renard mezzo-soprano | Michael Solomon Williams tenor | Gareth John baritone

anon Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Francisco Capillas Dic nobis Maria
anon Villancico a tres ‘Si la noche haze escura’
Juan de Araujo Los coflades de la estleya | En el muy gran Padre Ignacio | Missa Ego flos campi
Juan de Zéspedes Convidando esta la noche
Juan Cererols Serafín que con dulce harmonía
Alonso Lobo O quam suavis est, Domine
Pedro Aldomar ¡Ah Pelayo, que desmayo!
Juan del Encina ¡Cucú cucú!
Juan Cabanilles Corrente italiana
anon Dindirindin
Juan de Urrede Nunca fue pena mayor
Gaspar Fernández Guineo a 5 ‘Eso rigor e repente’

www.orlandochoir.org.uk

Information:
Karen
Web site
E-mail
01223 247027
Tickets: 18 | 15 | 12

 

Richard Durrant in Concert

Thu 8 November 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

‘One of the most accopmlished and experimental players.’ Guitarist Magazine

Richard Durrant is a world-class virtuoso with an imaginative flair for presentation and a warm and easy rapport with audiences. Guitar in hand, Richard shares stories and music, in particular the inspiration he found in the music of the great Paraguayan, Agustín Barrios - an abiding musical presence that led to Richard's own adventures in South America and the release of his latest album Hijo de Hombre. Richard also pays musical homage to other diverse influences with music by Django Reinhardt, Villa-Lobos and Antonio Lauro.

This event is in aid of Ko'eju, a Paraguayan charity caring for street children in Asunción

www.richard-durrant.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
01865 861791
Tickets: 15 | 10 Concessions | 10 ILAMS Members (via phone)

 

Richard Durrant in Concert

Wed 7 November 2012, 7.30pm
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford
OX1 3BN
United Kingdom

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

‘Extraordinary virtuosity... A simply unmissable treat.’ Classic FM Magazine

Richard Durrant is a world-class virtuoso with an imaginative flair for presentation and a warm and easy rapport with audiences. Guitar in hand, Richard shares stories and music, in particular the inspiration he found in the music of the great Paraguayan, Agustín Barrios - an abiding musical presence that led to Richard's own adventures in South America and the release of his latest album Hijo de Hombre. Richard also pays musical homage to other diverse influences with music by Django Reinhardt, Villa-Lobos and Antonio Lauro.

www.richard-durrant.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
01865 861791
Tickets: 15 | 10 Concessions | 10 ILAMS Members (via phone)

 

Keys & Coffee: Cello and Guitar Duo

Sun 28 October 2012, 11.00am
The Forge
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

The collaboration between cellist Li Lu and guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas has been established with the aim of introducing first-rate contemporary and rarely heard works for cello and guitar to UK audiences. Their current repertoire is an excellently balanced variety of styles stemming from Spain and France to South America and even Asia. Expect fearsome, virtuosic, sad, introspective and electrifying music.



Information:
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020 7383 7808
Tickets: 10 | 8 Concessions | 8 ILAMS members | 4 Children. The Forge can accept only cash on the door.

 

Exchanges

Fri 26 October 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

A concert fostering the rare instrumentation of recorder and piano by the Syl'Cor duo. Gorgeous music by:

Sylvia Constantinidis
Martin Gaughan
Victor Varela
Juan María Solare
Hans Gàl
Lennox Berkeley

www.myspace.com/sylviacordula

Information:
Web site
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission Free

 

Beatriz Boizn: UK Debut

Wed 24 October 2012, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘One of the brightest new lights in the classical world.’ The Vancouver Sun

An exotic and deeply authentic musician, Cuban-Canadian pianist, Beatriz Boizán, makes her UK debut with a programme of captivating works by Spanish and Latin American composers from her new CD, Pasión (Galano Records), including some lesser-known gems from her native Cuba.

Ernesto Lecuona Ante El Escorial | ‘La Comparsa’ and ‘!..Y la Negra Bailaba!’ from Danzas Afro-Cubanas | ‘Malagueña’ from Suite Andalucía
Ignacio Cervantes Danzas cubanas: ‘Invitación’, ‘Los tres golpes’, ‘Adiós a Cuba’, ‘Ilusiones perdidas’, ‘La encantadora’, ‘Improvisada’
Manuel María Ponce Estudios de Concierto: No. 8 ‘Preludio galante’, No. 1 ‘Preludio trágico’
Isaac Albéniz ‘Triana’ from Suite Iberia Book II

www.beatrizboizan.com

This event is organised by ILAMS.

Information:
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020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Ensamble de Percusin de Venezuela

Tue 9 October 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

The Ensamble de Percusión de Venezuela - a percussion group of Venezuela's El Sistema formed by members of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela and the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana Simón Bolívar - covers a multitude of styles, from classical European to jazz and folk, and specialising in repertoire by Venezuelan and Latin American composers.

Ensamble de Percusión de Venezuela:
Ricardo Alvarado
Denis Fallas
Edgardo Jair Acosta
Víctor Villarroel
María Eugenia Vásquez
Yilmer Vivas
Carlos Romero

www.facebook.com/ensamblepercuve

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free but registration essential (via email)

 

Geoffrey Silver

Mon 8 October 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

Geoffrey Silver violin
Alberto Portugheis piano
 
Wolfgang A. Mozart Sonata in B Flat, K.454
Alberto Ginastera Pampeana No. 1
Miguel Astor Cantabile
Manuel M. Ponce Scherzino | Romanzetta | Jeunesse
Edward Grieg Sonata in G Major, Op. 13
 

This event is presented by Opus Musica

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission Free

 

Harrow Suzuki Group and Friends

Thu 4 October 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

This is the first time that the children of the Suzuki Group will give a concert in honour of El Sistema, Venezuela's national system of children's orchestras. The concert offers a unique opportunity to see children of different ages perform a varied repertoire of music, including the young violinists, Jovenes Arcos de Belodorado.

S. Suzuki Allegro Allegretto
J. S. Bach Minuet
H. Butterworth Dream Days
J. Williams Theme from Star Wars (arr. by Ian Butterworth)
E. Elgar Pomp and Circumstance
Traditional Greensleeves
M. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
C. Saint-Saenz Danse baccanale
N. Rimsy-Korsakov Spanish Capriccio
G. Bizet Carmen Suite
R. Sanchez-Lopez Shadow in the Dunes

http://londonsuzukigroup.co.uk

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Free but registration required

 

Paula Martnez: Keys and Coffee Concert Series

Sun 30 September 2012, 10.30am
The Forge
37, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

London-based Spanish violinist, Paula Martínez, is accompanied by Italian pianist, Marco Fatichenti, as part of the Keys and Coffee Concert Series at ‘London’s Best Music Venue’, The Forge. With an exciting programme featuring works by J.de Monasterio and Beethoven, this is a concert not to be missed. The concert runs from 11.00am ‘till 12noon with no interval. Tea and Coffee will be available from 10.30am ‘till 11.00am.

Georg Friedrich Haendel Sonata No. 15 for violin and piano in E Major Op. 1 HWV 373
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 5 for violín and piano in F Major Op. 24, 'Spring'
César Franck Sonata in A Major for violín and piano

www.paulamartinezviolin.com

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Tickets: 10 | 8 Concessions. Price includes tea/coffee.

 

Elena Riu & Adriano Adewale: 'Postcards from the Americas'

Wed 26 September 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

A spicy and adventurous programme including works from Salsa Nueva and Out of the Blues, Elena Riu's two acclaimed collections of piano music inspired by popular culture, plus Sky Signals, a work dedicated to Elena by the mystical contemporary Venezuelan composer, Diana Arismendi. These fleeting miniatures are like a set of variations along the well-travelled road of popular music. Sometimes mellow, sometimes more rhythm than blues, sometimes jazzy or just plain funky, the fleeting visions produced on this communal journey will give pleasure to both the heart and the ear and encourage the listener to venture down less-travelled paths. Elena performs with the wonderful Brazilian drummer, Adriano Adewale.

Diana Arismendi Senyales en el Cielo
Julio D'Escrivan Funky Jump
David Rosenboom Kicking Little Shadows
Lola Perrin Breakfast in Milestown
Antonio Estévez Three Ancestors
Douglas Finch Ode to Sun Ra
Matt Wright Monsta
Adriano Adewale Solo
Heitor Villa-Lobos Samba lele
Cimeon Ellerton Remix
Elena Riu Dr J and Mr H's cheek to cheek midnight rave
Aldo López Gavilán Pan con timba

www.elenariu.com

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission Free

 

World Music Festival

17 September 2012 - 22 September 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

A week-long festival featuring a wealth of repertoire from Latin America.

Monday 17 Claudia Hernández, soprano & Julio Almeida, guitar
Tuesday 18 Dora de Marinis, piano
Wednesday 19 Marcela Roggeri, piano & Juan Carlos Echeverry, tenor
Thursday 20 Kazuko Kobayashi & Alberto Portugheis, piano four hands
Friday 21 Sean Shibe, guitar
Saturday 22 AlmaViva Ensemble, flute, cello & piano
 
Presented by Opus Musica

www.opusmusica.org/activities.html | Download Festival Programme

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission Free

 

Opera Premire: 'Stefan and Lotte in Paradise' by Marcos Lucas & Alan Williams

Thu 20 September 2012, 8.00pm
MediaCityUK
University of Salford, MediaCityUK
Salford
M50 2HE
United Kingdom

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

Cutting-edge technology and dazzling live performance will bring the café society of 1930s Vienna and the steamy terraces of Brazil to MediaCityUK, when the University of Salford hosts a radical new chamber opera celebrating the life of one of 20th-century Europe’s most famous authors. Commissioned by the University, Stefan and Lotte in Paradise is a free one-hour chamber opera, written by Salford academic and composer, Alan Williams, and Brazilian composer, Marcos Lucas, which chronicles the last months of the life of Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his wife Lotte, who both committed suicide in 1942.

Psappha Ensemble | Zoe Milton-Brown soprano | Jeremy Huw Williams baritone | Richard Strivens baritone | Gavin Wayte conductor

Comissioned by the University of Salford and the Arts Council of England

www.arts.salford.ac.uk/newsitem/302

Image by Casa Stefan Zweig

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0161 2956270
Tickets: Admission free; registration required.

 

Maria Camahort Quintet

Sat 15 September 2012, 6.15pm
Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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

Spanish traditional music has always been an important source of inspiration for classical composers. It rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century, when Spanish composers such as Falla, Mompou, and Granados drew on the stories and flavour of their traditional music in new compositions, the guitar itself being one of the main influences. María Camahort, together with four other brilliant musicians, presents an evening of classical music with a difference, aiming to share with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and mesmerising rhythms of Spanish musical art.

María Camahort guitar and arrangements | Lina León voice & flute | Laura Ruhi soprano | Sergio Serra cello | Pablo Domínguez percussion

Vicente Asencio Suite Valenciana
Federico Mompou Songs and Dances (Nos 7 & 8) | Cantar del alma
Manuel de Falla Homenaje Pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy | Six Spanish Popular Songs
Federico García-Lorca (Arr: M. Camahort) Popular Songs
F. Gasull Tres quarts
 

Image by Tom Bradley

Information:
Web site
Tickets: 4.50

 

Trio Mirandino

Sat 8 September 2012, 6.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

Humberto de Lucía guitar
Julia Liang violin
Jaime Martínez oboe
 
J. S. Bach
Rodrigo Riera
Antonio Lauro
Simón Díaz

http://jaimemartinezoboe.blogspot.co.uk

Information:
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020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission Free

 

The Voice of the Tango Martn Alvarado: As es mi tango

Wed 29 August 2012, 7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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

‘The quality of his voice is something very special indeed... Tango has found not just a curator but an innovator to carry it forward. If you get the chance to see this man, grab it with both hands.’ www.worldmusic.co.uk

Martin Alvarado is increasingly considered a significant voice in tango and has won acclaim on international tours. A charismatic stage presence, his repertoire features work by Argentina’s most celebrated poets and composers, including rare works by Piazzolla. His artistic mission is to take tango beyond the cliché and he brings to it a fresh, contemporary sound, while retaining a great respect for its tradition. His style is already proving a growing influence in the genre.

Martin Alvarado Te amaré** | Que te vaya bien
Carlos Gardel / Alfredo Le Pera El día que me quieras
Eladia Blázquez  El corazón al sur
Astor Piazzolla / Homero Expósito La misma pena
Martin Alvarado Cuanto más dolerás?**
Ariel Ramírez / Félix Luna Alfonsina y el mar
Astor Piazzolla / Horacio Ferrer Milonga del trovador
Enrique Francini – Héctor Stamponi / José María Contursi Bajo un cielo de estrellas
Robustiano Figueroa Reyes Mujer y amiga
Toivo Kärki / Kerttu Mustonen – Martin Alvarado Quédate por siempre (Liljankukka)
Violeta Parra Gracias a la vida
Sebastián Piana – Homero Manzi Milonga triste

www.martinalvarado.com.ar

Image by Andrei Mihailov

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07530 549570
Tickets: 12 on the door | 10 ILAMS members | 10 in advance

 

Following the Path of the Andes: a Journey through Latin American Music

Fri 24 August 2012, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

The Chilean guitarist Pablo Soto Hurtado will perform repertoire inspired by the Andes, showing the great diversity of styles that can be found in Latin American music. This programme promises a beautiful journey through the spirit and warmth of music from Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile.

Antonio Lauro Suite Venezolana
Atahualpa Yupanqui Danza del maíz maduro
Alejandro Peralta Vals No. 1, ‘Valparaíso’** | Vals No. 2**
Gentil Montaña ‘Porro’ from Suite Colombiana No. 2
Edmundo Vázquez Auzielle
Ariel Ramírez Alfonsina y el mar (arr. by Roland Dyens)
**UK premiere

This is an ILAMS concert supported by the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Gobierno de Chile.

http://pablosotohurtado.wix.com/classicalguitar

Information:
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Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

Aurora Trio

Mon 30 July 2012, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

The Aurora Trio is a young and vibrant wind ensemble who enjoy performing recitals and workshops around the country. Formed at a leading London conservatoire, the trio aims to explore the great variety of wind chamber music and is passionate about bringing it to new audiences.

Emily Callaghan flute | Fiona Mitchell clarinet | Ruth Rosales bassoon

Mozart Divertimento No. 3 in Bb major
Heitor Villa-Lobos Trio | Choros No. 2
J. S. Bach ‘Siciliano’ from Flute Sonata No. 2 in Eb major (Arr. by Daniel Dorff)
Muczynski Fragments
 
This is an ILAMS concert.

www.auroratriomusic.com

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3.50

 

Olympic Tango

Wed 25 July 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

‘Juan Maria Solare gives a new face to classical tango.' Weser Kurier

With a stress on traditional tango music (featuring composers such as Piazzolla, Gardel and Villoldo), this recital (an up-beat to the Summer Olympics) also presents contemporary 1-minute tangos of the 21st century by European, North and Latin American composers - and by Solare himself. The recital includes several pieces from the album that Solare is editing for Ricordi Munich: Tangos of the Old Guard.

Juan María Solare piano

Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Ángel
Carlos Gardel El dia que me quieras | Por una cabeza | Volver
Vicente Greco La viruta
Moxi Beidenegl Sin-con ciencia**
Juan María Solare Rio Blanco** | Berlinesa** | Un pana legal**
Angel Villoldo El Porteñito
Ernesto Ponzio Don Juan
Bianca Vrcan Tango for London
Eduardo Arolas La cachila
Javier Giménez Noble Resabios*

*world premiere | **UK premiere

www.JuanMariaSolare.com | www.myspace.com/juanmariasolare

Image by Lea Dietrich

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7584 4206
Tickets: Admission free

 

Amazonart Music Festival

16 July 2012 - 20 July 2012, Bloomsbury Baptist Church
235, Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8EP
United Kingdom

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

16th July, 7.30pm: Concert with Martino Scovacricchi (sax) and guests
17th July,10.00am: 'Yoga and Musicians' course with Martino Scovacricchi
17th July, 2.00pm: 'Strings, Efficiency in Practice' course
18th July, 7.30pm: Concert with Laurie Blundell (piano) and guests featuring choros from Brazil
19th July, 10.00am: 'Yoga and Musicians' course with Martino Scovacricchi
19th July, 2.00pm: 'Strings, Efficiency in Practice' course
20th July, 7.30pm: Concert with Clelia Iruzun (piano)
 

All proceeds go to Amazonart social projects.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7240 0544
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 7

 

Amorcito Corazn

Fri 20 July 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

‘Beautifully controlled… enchanting.’ San Fancisco Chronicle

Elena Durán, Mexico City’s Ambassador, is one of the most charismatic flute players. She introduces and plays music by her friend, the great composer Manuel Esperón, who wrote more than nine hundred songs and the scores for five hundred films. Each song is accompanied by clips from movies of the ‘Golden Age of Mexican Cinema’ for which Mtro Esperón wrote the scores.

Elena Durán flute | Simon Gilliver piano

Manuel Esperón  Yo soy Mexicano | Mía | Amorcito corazón | No volveré | A la orilla del mar | Vengo a verte otra vez | Flor de azalea | Mi cariñito | Cocula | Blues maldad (UK premiere) | Traigo un amor | ¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!
Consuelo Velázquez Bésame mucho
Alfredo Carrasco Adiós
Tata Nacho Así es mi tierra

This concert was made possible by the generosity of the Mexican Embassy in London, The Mexican Foreign Ministry, the Mexican Arts Council (CONACULTA) and the Anglo Mexican Foundation.

www.elenaduran.com 

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Tickets: Admission free | Exclusive reservations to ILAMS Members

 

Chaturika Rajapakse

Fri 20 July 2012, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

‘Chaturika pleased the audience with her confident and exuberant playing.’ Sunday Times

Award-winning Sri Lankan pianist, Chaturika Rajapakse, gives a concert comprising some of the favorite Latin works in her repertoire. 

Heitor Villa-Lobos Alma Brasileira (Choros No. 5) | Valsa da dor
Enrique Granados Andaluza’ from 12 Danzas españolas
Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor Hob. XVI/34
Astor Piazzolla ‘Café 1930’ from Histoire du tango (tr. by Kyoko Yamamoto )
 Ernesto Lecuona Ante el Escorial | Zambra gitana

www.chaturika.co.uk

Information:
Web site
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Bolivian Baroque: Music from the Chiquitos and Moxos Indians

Mon 9 July 2012, 7.30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Royal College of Music
London
SW7 2BS
United Kingdom

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

‘These are gossamer light and radiantly clear voices, singing with delicacy, a wonderfully springy sense of rhythm and true joy.’ The Times

Following a national tour with the ensemble Florilegium, this one-off concert gives London audiences the chance to hear the Arakaendar Bolivia Choir in their own right, as they present a unique concert of music written for the great Bolivian cathedrals.

Arakaendar Bolivia Choir | Ashley Solomon Director | Terence Charlston chamber organ/harpsichord

Tomas de Torrejón y Velasco Missa Octavo Tono
Anon Tota Pulchra es Maria ‘(ANB, Musica 722)’
Anon Stella coeli extirpavit ‘(ANB, Musica 705)’
Domenico Zípoli Toccata in D minor | Canzona in G minor
Juan de Araujo 2 Villiancicos | Dixit Dominus
Anon Nocturnos
Anon Responsorium 1: In monte Oliveti | Responsorium 2: Tristis est anima mea | Responsorium 3: Ecce vidimus eum
Roque Jacinto de Chavarría  Fuera, Fuera | Haganles lugar

www.florilegium.org.uk

Information:
Web site
020 7591 4314
Tickets: 15 | 10

 

Baltic Guitar Quartet: Dancing with Guitar

Fri 29 June 2012, 7.00pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J N11
United Kingdom

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

‘Classical top-ensemble from Lithuania... Incredible sensitivity, unforced dynamics and congenious ensemble-playing... Four guitars, one soul - a recommendation for a full concert evening.’ Oberbayerisches Volksblatt

Expect the unexpected from the Baltic Guitar Quartet as they perform unique classical arrangements with a twist, traditional Baltic music, rock ballads and their own compositions with Latin American influences.

Manuel de Falla ‘Danza del Terror’ from El Amor brujo
Luigi Boccherini ‘Introduction’ and ‘Fandango’ from String Quintet in D, Op. 50, No. 2
Antonin Dvorák Two Slavonic Dances Op. 72, No. 2 and Op. 46, No. 7
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Georges Bizet ‘Gypsy Dance’ from Carmen
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance 
Astor Piazzolla ‘Invierno Porteño’ from 4 Estaciones porteñas
Leo Brouwer Cuban Landscape with Rumba 
Chris Ruebens Gitana linda (UK premiere) | Fenestrae
Gioachino Rossini La danza: ‘Soirées musicales No. 8’

This event is sponsored by LLB Investment and in co-operation with the Lithuanian and Latvian Chambers of Commerce. It is also supported by the Commercial and Cultural attachés of the Embassy of Lithuania in the UK.

www.bgq.it

Information:
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Tickets: 20 | 15 for ILAMS members

 

SatorDuo in Concert

Fri 29 June 2012, 1.10pm
St Johns Waterloo
Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY
United Kingdom

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

‘Such passion, strength, drama and elegance in this talented Italian Duo!’ Ernesto Cordero

Internationally acclaimed as ‘one of the most exciting duos in Italy today’ (CN, Chicago), SatorDuo make their debut in London to introduce their new album. London is one of the major cities which the tour will visit, along with Chicago, Rome and Los Angeles, offering the opportunity to experience the energy, excitement and virtuosity which characterise SatorDuo.

Paolo Castellani violin | Francesco Di Giandomenico guitar

Enrique Granados Andaluza & Fandango from 12 Danzas Españolas
Ernesto Cordero Fantasía mulata
Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza
Leo Brouwer Un día de noviembre
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango | Libertango

www.satorduo.com

This event is sponsored by CDG-next

Image by Massimo Cucinelli

Information:
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Tickets: Admission free

 

Mara Camahort Quintet: Spanish Composers & Traditional Music

Thu 28 June 2012, 7.30pm
The Forge
3-7, Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

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

Spanish traditional music has always been an important source of inspiration for classical composers. Especially since the end of 19th century, Spanish composers such as Falla, Mompou, and Granados have been influenced by the stories and flavour of Spanish traditional music, the guitar being one of the main sources of inspiration. Maria Camahort, together with four other brilliant musicians, presents an evening of classical music with a different approach, aiming to share with the audience the musicality, stories and flavours that are present in the music of Spanish composers.

María Camahort guitar and arrangements | Violeta García voice and violin | Laura Ruhi soprano | Sergio Serra violoncello | Pablo Domínguez percussion

Vicente Asencio Suite Valenciana
Federico Mompou Songs and Dances (Nos 7 & 8) | Cantar del Alma
Manuel de Falla Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy | Six Spanish Popular Songs
Federico García-Lorca Popular Songs

www.mariacamahort.com

Image by Tom Bradley

Information:
Web site
020 7383 7808
Tickets: 9, 7 online | 10, 8 on the door

 

Gustavo Corrales Romero: Exotical Classic

Thu 28 June 2012, 6.30pm
Schott Recital Room
48, Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

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

‘It was not a show, but a concert with golden hands and above all a musical heart. Gustavo Corrales Romero, someone without pretension, who deserves to be heard on the great world stages.’ Floor Huygen, Amigoe Aruba

Passionate about sharing Latin American academic music with audiences worldwide, Cuban-born pianist Gustavo Corrales Romero is delighted to be playing in London for the first time, presenting classical pieces by well and lesser known Latin American composers, inspired by folk music in the spirit of dance and song developed for the concert hall, based on genres like the waltz, danza, joropo, son, pasillo, tango and habanera. The program will feature compositions from Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Paraguay and Venezuela.

Ernesto Lecuona Cuban Dances
Heitor Villa-Lobos Caixinha de musica quebrada
Wim Statius Muller Nostalgia
KDRdeCorrales Sarabandio**
Moisés Moleiro Joropo
Agustín Barrios Vals No. 3 (tr. by Gustavo Corrales Romero)
Carlos Fariñas Trinataria, Habanera, Altagracia

This event is organised by KyG Productions, Netherlands.

www.gustavocorralesromero.net

Image by KDR de Corrales

Information:
E-mail
020 7534 0710
Tickets: 10

 

SatorDuo in Concert

Thu 28 June 2012, 1.05pm
St Mary Le Bow
Cheapside
London
EC2V 6AU
United Kingdom

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

‘Such passion, strength, drama and elegance in this talented Italian Duo!’ Ernesto Cordero

Internationally acclaimed as ‘one of the most exciting duos in Italy today’ (CN, Chicago), SatorDuo make their debut in London to introduce their new album. London is one of the major cities which the tour will visit, along with Chicago, Rome and Los Angeles, offering the opportunity to experience the energy, excitement and virtuosity which characterise SatorDuo.

Paolo Castellani violin | Francesco Di Giandomenico guitar

Enrique Granados Andaluza & Fandango from 12 Danzas Españolas
Ernesto Cordero Fantasía mulata
Manuel de Falla ‘Danza Española’ from La Vida Breve
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango | Ave María

www.satorduo.com

This event is sponsored by CDG-next

Image by Blu Mambor

Information:
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Tickets: Admission free

 

SatorDuo in Concert

Wed 27 June 2012, 7.30pm
Burgh House
New End Square, Hampstead
London
NW3 1LT
United Kingdom

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

‘Such passion, strength, drama and elegance in this talented Italian Duo!’ Ernesto Cordero

Internationally acclaimed as ‘one of the most exciting duos in Italy today’ (CN, Chicago), SatorDuo make their debut in London to introduce their new album. London is one of the major cities which the tour will visit, along with Chicago, Rome and Los Angeles, offering the opportunity to experience the energy, excitement and virtuosity which characterise SatorDuo.

Paolo Castellani violin | Francesco Di Giandomenico guitar

Enrique Granados Andaluza & Fandango from 12 Danzas Españolas
Ernesto Cordero Fantasía mulata
Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza
Leo Brouwer Un día de noviembre
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango | Libertango

www.satorduo.com

This event is sponsored by CDG-next

Image by Massimo Cucinelli

Information:
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E-mail
Tickets: Admission free

 

Brazilian Flavour: a Brazilian art song recital by the White Steps Duo

Tue 26 June 2012, 7.30pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8EP
United Kingdom

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

‘Penelope White das Graças has a really great range of vocal tone which illuminated this whole programme.’ Gig-a-Blog

This programme gives those unfamiliar to Brazilian art song a taste of what is to be found in this vast and varied country. Ranging from zesty folkloric, through scrumptious samba and peppery indigenous all the way to ambrosial African, there is something for everyone on this menu. The meeting of Brazilian pianist Raul Passos and English mezzo Penelope White in Brazil in 2010 led to the creation of The White Steps Duo, specializing in composers from the turn of the 20th century. Their ability to create entertaining programmes has made them popular with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Penelope White mezzo soprano | Raul Passos piano

Erik Satie Trois Melodies for 1916
Benjamin Britten Cabaret Songs
Heitor Villa-Lobos Tres poêmas indígenas
Waldemar Henrique Chorinho | Abaluaie | A Rolinha | Uirapuru | Tambataja
Hekel Tavares Banzo** | Canção do Guerreiro**
Claudio Santoro Acalanto da rosa
Ernesto Nazareth Odeon
Lorenzo Fernândez Dentro da noite**

** UK premiere

Information:
Web site
Tickets: Admission free; voluntary donations welcome

 

Latin American Music Festival Fundraising Concert

Tue 26 June 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

This is the first of two fundraising concerts in aid of the 2012 Sherborne Latin-American Art Music Festival. The Venezuelan Embassy has kindly provided a wonderful space in which to share some wonderful music, featuring some of the artists that will take part in the Festival in November later this year, with an introductory talk by internationally-acclaimed pianist, Clara Rodríguez.

Danusia Adamska viola | Jadran Duncumd guitar | Marta Goncalves flute | Charlotte Maclet violin | Ana Laura Manero piano | Paula Martínez violin | Arturo Serna cello

Modesta Bor Suite for cello and piano
Antonio Lauro Vals criollo para guitarra 'Natalia' | Seis por derecho | Joropo
Leo Brouwer Dos aires populares cubanos | Guajira criolla | Zapateado | Ojos brujos
Alberto Ginastera Pampeana | String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
Astor Piazzolla La historia del tango

http://latinamericanmusicfe.wix.com/sherborne

Information:
E-mail
07973 141911
Tickets: 12 | 8 concessions

 

Dimitris Dekavallas: Wigmore Hall Debut

Sun 17 June 2012, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Multiple award winner Dimitris Dekavallas has established himself as one of the most talented guitarists of his age. Much in demand as a soloist worldwide with his 'truly phenomenal performances' (Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation), ‘one wished would never end’ (Classical Guitar Magazine). 

Johann Kaspar Mertz Bardenklange Op.13 | Variations Mignonnes | Tarantelle
Mauro Giuliani Variations on a theme of Handel, Op. 107
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Una limosnapor el amor de Dios | Waltz No. 4
Julian Jacobson FanTango (world premiere)
Jorge More Danza brasilera | Misionera                                      
J. S. Bach Lute Suite BWV 997
Nikita Koshkin Sonata II (world premiere)

www.dimitrisdekavallas.com

Information:
Web site
020 7935 2141
Tickets: 20 | 17 | 14 | 10

 

Latin American Music Seminar

Sat 26 May 2012, 10.40am
Chancellors Hall
First Floor, Senate House,
Malet Street, London,
WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

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

The Latin American Music Seminar: a British forum for Latin American music research that meets twice yearly. The day consists primarily of research based presentations, but ends with live music.

Time

Speaker

University

Paper

10.45

John Cowley

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London

Stokowski’s South American Adventure - 1940

11.30

Hans Hess 

University of Bristol

Loving and Lyricism in the City of God: The uses of samba in Brazilian films

12.15 

Jessica Quiñones 

University of Huddersfield

The ‘breath mark of possibility’: Notation, phrasing and form for a wider tango performance context in Astor Piazzolla's Tango-Etude No. 1 for Solo Flute

2.15

Caroline Pearsall

Royal Holloway, University of London

Tango in Diaspora - An Argentine Abroad: An examination of the Parisian tango music community.

3.00

Andrea Marsili

Paris IV -Sorbonne University 

Opposing viewpoints on the music of Astor Piazzolla

 
 
At 3.45 the day will be rounded off with tea followed by live tango music, including compositions by Andrea Marsili, performed by Caroline Pearsall (violin), Andrea Marsili (piano) and Carolina Poenitz (bandoneon).
 
The Latin American Music Seminar is supported by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Musical Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London).


Information:
Henry Stobart
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Tickets: 5 (lunch included). Places must be booked by 23rd May.

 

Duende

Wed 23 May 2012, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

A group of great young talents from Spain, Ireland and England – all presently completing their master’s programmes at TrinityLaban – bring their respective cultures together to create a crossover between classical Spanish music and flamenco, going back to the roots of works by de Falla and the songs of Federico García Lorca. Join us for some magical moments of inspired music and a rare opportunity to listen flamenco-fusion performed by classical virtuosos, with the pure, bright voice of promising young soprano, Amaia Azcona.

Amaia Azcona soprano | Luis M. Roldán violin | Almudena González flute | Lydia Hepworth guitar | Andrés García guitar | Timothy Cape cajón

Federico García Lorca  ‘La Tarara’, ‘Zorongo’, ‘Café de Chinitas’ and ‘Anda Jaleo’ from Popular Songs.
Manuel de Falla ‘El paño moruno’, ‘Polo’, and ‘Nana’ from 7 Popular Songs.

www.wix.com/duendecomestotrinity/duende

This is an ILAMS concert.



Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation 3

 

Anglo Latin American Foundation: Brigham Young University Singers

Wed 9 May 2012, 7.00pm
St Giles in the Field Church
60, St Giles High Street
London
WC2H 8LG
United Kingdom

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

With flawless phrasing and impeccable intonation, the Brigham Young University Singers’ 40-voice choir has won numerous competitions, as well as the hearts of audiences in Australia, Ghana, Ireland, New York, and almost everywhere inbetween. Choral association presidents, critics and astounded audience members have been singing this ensemble’s praises for years, and they all seem to agree - this is not an ordinary choir. An evening not be missed!

Dr Ronald Stahelie conductor

This event is in support of the Anglo Latin American Foundation to raise funds to help children in Latin America. 

www.alaf.co.uk

Information:
E-mail
01727 850599
Tickets: 10 | Free admission to children under 12 years old

 

Transformations Music Series

Fri 4 May 2012, 7.30pm
Bolvar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

’He knocked me out…a major artist.’ Chick Corea

It is rare for an artist today to be able to move an audience with such power of expression, musical finesse, and dazzling virtuosity! Such is the phenomenal talent of Italian guitarist Aniello Desiderio, winner of 18 international competitions since the age of 17. Conductor/composer Lorin Maazel wrote of Aniello, 'now I know the true sound of the guitar'. Aniello will be playing his first and long-awaited London concert at the Bolívar Hall.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Isaac Albéniz
Mauro Giuliani
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

This concert is presented in partnership with the Transformations Music Series and is sponsored by the Embassy of Venezuela.

www.aniellodesiderio.net

Image by Antoine Jovenet

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