Documentary Film Screening: Les mans d'Alicia
17 October 2023 - 31 December 2023Online event available to stream on demand
The 2023 centenary of Alicia de Larrocha offers the perfect excuse to revisit the exquisitely-made 2017 documentary, Les mans d'Alicia. This is the story of one of the 20th-century's great pianists - a Spanish pianist with small hands, admired and loved around the world; a story of an unbridled passion for music which takes us on a journey to discover the woman beyond the inimitable artist that was Alicia de Larrocha. Les mans d'Alicia includes the participation of Alicia de Larrocha's daughter, Alicia Torra, as well as Claudia Torra, Kiko Torra, André Previn, David Frost, Gerald Schwartz, Gregor Benko, Hans Boon, Joaquín Achúcarro, Maria Joao Pires, Marta Zabaleta, Martha Argerich, Mònica Pagès, Miquel Lerín and Carles Horváth. Made with the support of ICEC Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Verònica Font & Yolanda Olmos directors
Pablo García director of photography
Verònica Font & Yolanda Olmos editing
Verònica Font sound
Andrés Luque Televisión Española
Jordi Ambròs Televisió de Catalunya
Produced by Producciones Doble Banda, Televisión Española, Televisió de Catalunya
Organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) as part of Echoes Festival 2023 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, Doble Banda and the Fundación Larrocha
SNEAK PEEK! Watch the trailer
TICKETS Viewing is free but please consider making a donation HERE to help us cover the Festival costs
BOOKINGS Click HERE to watch from 17 Oct
Ray Picot | Podcast: Ibe/rican Anniversaries 2023
9 November 2023 - 9 November 2024, 7.30pm
Calling all record collectors! If you're trying to navigate your way through the dauntingly huge world of Latin Classical music, don't fear - our resident expert is here to guide you. Join classical music addict and weekend journalist, Ray Picot, in this special EF edition of the ILAMS podcast, Journeys Through the Labyrinth. 2023 offers the opportunity to explore a host of Ibe/rican composers and artists whose lives spanned a period of over five centuries, including: Juan de Anchieta, Victoria de los Angeles, Alicia de Larrocha, Tomás Breton, Francisco Barbieri, Ramón Garay, Pau Casals and Roberto Caamaño. This discographical whistle-stop tour through 2023's key celebrations offers an amazing kaleidoscope of styles and genres with plenty of variety to enjoy. Ray will highlight the key works, as well as revealing some lesser-known hidden gems in the Latin Classical catalogue. Plus, discover the seminal interpretations whilst learning about the music in context. Whether you're new to Latin Classical, or a seasoned aficionado, this podcast has something for everyone.
Ray Picot is Chief CD and Concert Reviewer at the Iberian & Latin American Music Society, and currently writes a popular monthly column for Echoes Magazine titled Ray's Round-Up. A regular guest speaker at recorded music societies around the country, Ray boasts an encyclopaedic knowledge of the field. Think of him as your go-to guide to Latin Classical discography!
Ray Picot host
SNEAK PEEK! Previous episodes
Organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) as part of Echoes Festival 2023 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes
TICKETS Listening is free but please consider making a donation HERE to help us towards the event costs
BOOKINGS No booking required. Visit mixcloud.com to tune in from 9 Nov
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