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Deco Ensemble: New Album Launch Concert

Thu 9 July 2015, 8.00pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
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

Click HERE to watch a clip

Image by Magdalena Paszko

TICKETS £10 | £5 Concessions | £1.75 Transaction fee

BOOKINGS 020 7960 4200 |




Cuba Fantastique!

Fri 10 July 2015, 7.30pm
St Anne's, Limehouse
Three Colt Street
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 | |

This event is supported by the London Guitar Studio

TICKETS £15 On the door | £12 In advance | £10 Concessions



Classical Kicks Presents: 'Spain and Latin America'

Mon 27 July 2015, 8.00pm
St James Theatre Studio
12, Palace Street
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



Amaia Azcona & Morgan Szymanski

Fri 18 September 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
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 |

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





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