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Concerts

LCGF: Morgan Szymanski: 'Viejo Mundo Nuevo'

Sat 20 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'A powerful performance.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Regarded quite simply as one of the finest British classical guitarists of his generation, Morgan Szymanski returns to the LCGF to launch the 2014 Festival with a cosmopolitan programme of solo works from around the Latin world.

Mauro Giuliani Variations sur 'La folia de Espagne'
Manuel de Falla 'Dance of the Miller' from The Three-Cornered Hat
Miguel Llobet Three Catalan Folk Songs
Isaac Albéniz Suite española | Mallorca
Fernando Sor Variations on a Theme of Mozart Op. 9
Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Vals Op. 8, No.4
Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Astor Piazzolla Primavera porteña

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

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

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

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
 


Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7383 7808

 

LCGF: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Sun 21 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Outstanding playing and infectious spirit.' BBC Music Magazine

Recognised as one of Britain’s leading chamber music groups, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a fresh, dynamic ensemble known for its expansive repertoire and innovative work in developing the guitar quartet medium. The Quartet have performed extensively across the UK and abroad to critical acclaim, and are admired for their original arrangements of music from a wide range of styles, periods and cultures. They have received many awards and their recordings for Chandos Records have been widely acclaimed.

Fernando Sor Grand solo
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol
Andrew York Quiccan
Django Reinhardt Minor Swing
Elliot Goldenthal Themes from Frida
Luis Bacalov Il postino
Gustavo Santaolalla 'De Usuahia a la Quiaca' from Motorcycle Diaries
Catriona McKay The Swan LK243
Ian Krouse Folias

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.aquarellegq.com

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

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

LCGF: Thibaut Garcia

Mon 22 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The LCGF continues its partnership with the Seville International Guitar Competition, presenting its 2013 first-prize winner, young French guitarist Thibaut Garcia. At only twenty, Garcia has already established himself as one of the most exciting new talents on the international circuit, performing across Europe and the Americas and obtaining prizes in some of Europe's most prestigious guitar competitions. He offers here a selection of virtuosic works from his debut abum Demain dès l’aube, now available on the Contrastes Records label.

John Dowland Lachrimae Pavan
Johann Sebastian Bach 'Toccata' & 'Allemande' from Partita No. 6
Agustin Barrios Mangoré Mazurka appassionata
Antonio Manjon Aire vasco
Miguel Llobet Dos canciones populares catalanas
Giulio Regondi Air varié sur un thème de l’opéra | Montecchi e Capuletti de Bellini

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.guitarfestivalsevilla.com

This event is part of the London Classical Guitar Festival, organised by ILAMS in collaboartion with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with the support of the Seville International Guitar Competition and Savarez strings.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

LSSO: 'Hispanic Heroes'

Mon 22 September 2014, 7.30pm
Barbican Centre (Hall)
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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

Peter Ash leads London’s premier youth ensemble, the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, in Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a vocal setting of four German folk poems. Cardiff Singer of the World, Jamie Barton also joins the LSSO to perform some of her favourite songs and opera arias with a predominantly Spanish flavour. Mats Lidström is Don Quixote in Richard Strauss's memorable orchestral retelling of the exploits of the ingenious knight of La Mancha.

Gustav Mahler Four songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Richard Strauss Don Quixote
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger Prelude
Gaetano Donizetti 'Ah mon Fernand' from La Favorite
Giuseppe Verdi 'O don fatale' from Don Carlo
Engelbert Humperdinck 'Witch's Aria'

www.cym.org.ukwww.jamiebartonmezzo.comwww.matslidstrom.com

This event is promoted by Foundation for Young Musicians

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0845 120 7500

 

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:
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.

 

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

 

LCGF: Agnew-McAllister Duo

Wed 24 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Matthew and Aisling, both accomplished players individually, come together and bring a beautiful natural charm to their musicality, which make listening to them a constant pleasure.' David Russell

The Agnew-McAllister Duo make their début concert at the Bolivar Hall in London. Their joint passion for chamber music, interacting with composers and performing new music immediately brought them together whilst studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since giving their début recital at the ‘Harty Room’ of Queen’s University, Belfast in 2001 the Duo are now recognised as being at the very forefront of the genre. Numerous recordings and international concert tours are testimony to their popularity and expertise alongside their many commissions through which the Duo work to add breadth and depth to the repertoire.

J.S. Bach Sonata in E Minor BWV 1034
Sebastien Vachez Suite
Georges Bizet / Francois Borne Carmen Fantasy
Chris Stout Hamnataing
Thomas Walsh Inisheer
Traditional The Bucks of Oranmore
Antonio Lauro Suite venezolana
Egberto Gismonti Agua e vinho
Celso Machado Quebra queixo
Astor Piazzolla 'Bordel 1900' | Oblivion | Libertango

Click HERE to watch a video.

www.agnewmcallisterduo.com

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

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

LCGF: Francesco Mariani

Thu 25 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

‘A performer of style and precision.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

Francesco Mariani is well known for his relaxed and informative recitals. A teacher at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, where his students have gone on to study at the RNCM, Guildhall School and the San Francisco Conservatory, Francesco Mariani first studied the guitar with Graham Wade then at the RNCM with Gordon Crosskey and subsequently with Richard Wright. He has a wide experience performing at festivals throughout the UK including the Wirral and Bath Guitar Festivals and Leeds International Concert Season as well as broadcasts with Classic FM, the BBC and ITV.

J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Franz Schubert ‘Lob Der Tranen’ | ‘Liebesbotschaft’ | ‘Standchen’
Fernando Sor Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart Op. 9
Leo Brouwer Tres apuntes
Joaquín Turina Hommage à Tárrega Op. 69
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
 
Click HERE to listen to an audio clip.

www.francescomariani.co.uk

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

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

London Classical Guitar Festival

20 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The London Classical Guitar Festival is back with an exciting line-up for 2014!

Established in 1995, the LCGF is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. Organised by ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Cervantes Institute, the Seville International Guitar Competition and Making Music, the Festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, the LCGF is a 'must'.

PLUS join us at the close of the Festival after-show party for a complimentary glass of wine!

20th September: Morgan Szymanski
21st September: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
22nd September: Thibaut García
23rd September: Manus Noble*
24th September: Agnew-McAllister Duo
25th September: Francesco Mariani + Complimentary wine reception

*Please note that this event takes place at the Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN. For bookings and further information please contact: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752http://londres.cervantes.es/imagenes/File/concert_series.pdf.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

Jose Zalba-Smith presents: The Mañana Collective

Sat 27 September 2014, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

The Mañana Collective came about when Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith met some really talented musicians at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. They bonded over their shared love of Latin rhythm and the rest, as they say, is history! The Mañana Collective love to add Latin American flavour to the mix, creating their own arrangements of incredible tunes from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and beyond. Recent performances include CafeJazz Cardiff, Taliesen Arts Centre- Swansea University, Walthamstow Street Festival July 2014 and St James’s Piccadilly featuring former member of the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra and Afro Cuban All Stars, Javier Zalba. They present a mix of well-known Latin tunes to include: Manisero, Samba da astronauta, Santo Antonio, Jegue, Forro Brasil, Son de la Loma and Dos gardenias.

www.josezalba.com

Image and Art Work by Helen Zalba-Smith

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07877 831192
Tickets: £20 | £18 | £15 | ILAMS Members £5 off all tickets.

 

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 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.

 

Margarita’s House of Love

Thu 23 October 2014, 7.30pm
Church of St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 9DS
United Kingdom

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

Beautiful cameos of songs, stories and music pour out of a fascinating old house in Seville. Feast your ears and imaginations with this original presentation of the music of legendary Spanish composers Granados, de Falla et al. Sparkling, vibrant and witty, this show is endorsed by the legendary Teresa Berganza, written by scriptwriter Nicola Harrison, and presented by acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita.

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones
Joaquín Rodrigo 12 Canciones espanolas | Con Antonio Machado | Tres canciones españolas 
Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas espanolas
Pablo de Sarasate Spanish Dance
Manuel de Falla Seis canciones populares españolas
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas | 11 Tonadillas | Goyescas 
Ernesto Lecuona Andalucía
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Astor Piazzolla Milonga
Jésus Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
Federico Moreno Torroba Castillos de España

www.casa-margarita.co.uk

Image by Henry Nerula

Information:
E-mail
07733 448279
Tickets: £15/£12 | ILAMS members £14/£11

 

Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes: 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.

 

 

 

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