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Concerts

‘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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Goyescas': Music in the Time of Goya

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 us amidst the opulent splendour of London's spectacular 18th-century classical music venue, St John's Smith Square, to enjoy a chamber-music celebration of the Spanish Enlightenment: 'Goyescas': Music in the Time of Goya. As part of a commemorative world tour launched at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March, the pre-eminent Spanish pianist José Menor joins forces with soloists from ILAMS to mark the 2016 centenary of the Spanish composer, Enrique Granados (1867-1916), with a unique programme of musical works inspired by the life and times of his greatest muse, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). 

Featuring a complete performance of Granados’ magnum opus, the solo piano suite Goyescas, and lesser-known piano gems also composed under the Goya banner, this exuberant programme explores the elegant musical aesthetic of Goya's era and its intoxicating effect on the Romantic imagination of Granados and his contemporaries, and beyond to the 20th-century works of Manuel de Falla, Mario 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 Haydn, presented by an exciting collective of leading young Iberican specialists including special guest, the illustrious flamenco dancer and percussionist, Nina Corti. Originally curated for The National Gallery as part of its 2015 blockbuster exhibition Goya: The Portraits, the musical programme is accompanied by a stunning visual projection of Goya artworks and will be introduced by Granados' great-granddaughter Bárbara Granados.

José Menor piano | Nina Corti percussion & choreography Laura Snowden guitar
Christin Wismann soprano Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano | Cressida Wislocki viola
Elena Jáuregui violin Violeta Barrena violin | 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 £30, £20, £15, £10 | Concessions 10% off | ILAMS Members 50% off (limited availability)

BOOKINGS Open in September

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

       

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | María Canyigueral: Contemporary Granados

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 with 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 (world 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 | Elena Gragera & Antón Cardó: Granados-Cervantes

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

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Granados-Llobet': A Centennial Voyage

Thu 17 November 2016, 7.00pm
Venue TBC
United Kingdom

At almost midnight around the 24th November 1915, the sound of guitars and mandolins emanated from the port of Barcelona...a group of students of Miguel Llobet, who was leaving for New York with his close friend Enrique Granados, had arrived to say goodbye. Granados would never again return to Spain, drowning in the English Channel after his boat was torpedoed by the Germans on his way back via the UK. 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, anys d'un viatge, exploring the relationship between Granados and Llobet, including his own transcriptions. He performs on a period instrument with gut and silk strings.

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS, and the guitarrísimo series, a collaboration with Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Institut Ramon Llull 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 Open in September

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Erato 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

Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2005 and recently selected as featured artists by Making Music's Concert Promoters' Network, 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. First-prize winners at the Anglo-Czech Trust Competition, the Trio have played across the UK's major venues and festivals, and internationally, including collaborations with distinguished Spanish clarinettist Joan Enric Lluna. They have recorded on the Toccata Classics label, and have participated in the Concordia Foundation Young Artists Scheme in 2008 and the Kings Place Chamber Studio scheme.

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

 

 

 

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