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Concerts

Concerts

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

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | An Evening in Seville

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

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This is event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields


TICKETS 

Admission free (exit donations welcome)

BOOKINGS 

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

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ECHOES FESTIVAL | GUITARRISIMO | Nirse González: Centenary Homage to Antonio Lauro

Thu 28 September 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'A fine array of tone colours and warm sonorities.' Music Web International

Antonio Lauro (Venezuela, 1917-1986), was one of the 20th century's great guitarists and one of the instrument's most iconic composers. To mark the occasion of Lauro's 2017 centenary, the Venezuelan virtuoso guitarist Nirse González will perform a programme of works by Lauro and his compatriots Inocente Carreño and Federico Ruiz, alongside well-known pieces by Agustín Barrios and Alberto Ginastera also connected to the composer. 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
​Inocente Carreño Suite No. 2
Federico Ruiz Pieza número uno
Agustin Barrios Mangoré La catedral
Alberto Ginastera Sonata Op. 47

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This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 and the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with 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 | 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 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 and his nostalgia for the motherland; 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

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This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes 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

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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

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This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


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)
 



 

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



 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'PanAmericana': Musical Border-Crossings Through the Americas

Sun 29 October 2017, 7.00pm
Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall)
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

'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 collectively 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!

The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra with special guests:
Duo Diez violin & guitar
Los Angeles Duo soprano & piano
Wilmer Sifontes percussion

Sneak peek! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

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


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

echoesfestival.co.uk | ilams.org.uk londres.cervantes.es | barbican.org.uk | lawadv.org.ukbeyondfrontiers.co.uk | duodiez.com | christinwismann.comhelenglaisherhernandez.com

Can't make the concert? You can still contribute by donating here!

        

 

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 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 | 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 evocative Histoire du tango has become one of his most cherished and performed works and has been adopted by performers of diverse instruments. The multi-award-winning Spanish flautist, Pedro López showcases the piece here on the instrument for which it was originally conceived, alongside other works by Rodrigo and Schubert. 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)

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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), 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 | 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. His Requiem is one of the most astonishing-ever settings of the Requiem Mass, replete with grief and passion - the summation of both his art and the Spanish sacred choral tradition. A unique opportunity to work with one of the UK's leading choral directors, Aidan Oliver, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can learn a new piece.

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 | £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, plus a further £10 off your registration fee! 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)

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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

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