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London Tribes: Rubem Dantas

Thu 19 November 2015, 7.00pm
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
United Kingdom

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

A special intimate evening with Rubem Dantas, band-mate of Paco de Lucía, and instrumental in making the cajón an essential instrument in flamenco performance.

TICKETS £25, £15

BOOKINGS 020 7383 7808 |



Laura Snowden

Sat 21 November 2015, 6.00pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
United Kingdom

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

6.00pm Pre-Concert Talk

'Artists in Conversation': Julian Anderson and Julian Bream

7.30pm Concert

Continuing with its series of concerts at Wigmore Hall, the Julian Bream Trust features once again its much-admired procedure of programming music that is rarely performed, together with a major world première. Alongside rarely heard music by Roussel, Gerhard and Martin, Laura Snowden presents the world première of an important composition by Julian Anderson.

Lennox Berkeley Sonatina Op. 52, No. 1
Frank Martin Guitare (4 pièces brèves)
Benjamin Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland Op. 70
Roberto Gerhard Fantasia
Manuel de Falla Homenaje: pièce de guitare écrite pour 'Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy'
Albert Roussel Ségovia Op. 29
Julian Anderson Catalan Peasant with Guitar (world première)
Federico Mompou Suite compostelana

Presented by The Julian Bream Trust

TICKETS £20, £18, £14, £12, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 |



Katia Chornik: Alejo Carpentier Lecture & Book Launch with Son Yambu & Sue Miller

Mon 23 November 2015, 6.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
United Kingdom

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

Join us for the 5th Miguel de Cervantes Awards Lecture, Alejo Carpentier: Blurring Genres, with Dr Katia Chornik (University of Manchester) to mark the launch of her new book, Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text.

The Swiss-born Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier y Valmont was the first Latin American to win the Miguel de Cervantes Award. Carpentier conceptualised the notion of lo real maravilloso americano (the [Latin] American marvellous real, aka magic realism), exerting a decisive influence on the writers of the so-called Latin American Boom. Carpentier also cultivated poetry, criticism and cultural journalism, and his lesser known activity in music was similarly varied: he worked as a researcher, radio and record producer, concert promoter and writer of song lyrics and libretti. He incorporated music in his fiction extensively, more than any other Latin American writer of his time. Katia Chornik is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Manchester’s Music Department. She specialises in music and literature, music and human rights, and Latin American popular music.

The event will conclude with live Cuban music by Son Yambu and special guest, Sue Miller, followed by a drinks reception. |

Organised by the Embassy of Spain Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs & Instituto Cervantes London

TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS 020 7201 0752 |


2nd Spanish Song & Zarzuela Festival

11 October 2015 - 26 November 2015Venues across London
United Kingdom

The 2nd Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival offers a musical journey from the Argentine tangos of Astor Piazzolla and the Mexican songs of Manuel Ponce, ending at the Iberian Peninsula - itself a true melting pot, with sounds and flavours served by composers from Madrid, Castile, Catalonia, the Basque Country and Valencia...with a Parisian touch. All of this goes to show how fascinated by our Spanish European neighbours we still are (65 million visitors last year). The Artistic Committee is proud to present twenty fabulous young artists of different nationalities brought together by their love of Hispanic and Latin American music.

Oct 11 | Deco Ensemble: 'Airs of Latin America'
Oct 14 | 'El terrible Pérez' (Video Projection)
Oct 23 | Mónica Campaña Romero & Ricardo Gosalbo: 'A Spanish Promenade'
Oct 23 | Christopher Webber: 'Sibling Rivalries – Zarzuela and Operetta' (Lecture)
Oct 30 | Ligia López Cedillo & Horacio López: 'Souvenirs from Mexico'
Oct 30 | Eva Moreda: 'From El Cid to Twelve-tone Technique' (Lecture)
Nov 4 | Jorge de Juan: 'Ser o no ser de un Director de Zarzuela en el siglo XXI (Lecture)
Nov 5 | Jagoba Fadrique & Frances Kelly: 'Amor en extremos tales'
Nov 11 | Begoña Lolo: 'Razones de estado: El Quijote en la zarzuela' (Lecture)
Nov 19 | Susana Casas, Juan de Dios Mateos & Jorge Carrasco: 'Romances'
Nov 20 | Marie Vassiliou & Nico de Villiers: 'Spain in the International Eye'
Nov 26 | Amaia Azcona Cildoz & Gavin Roberts: 'Spanish nostalgia'

Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes, Iberia, Institut Llull, Generalitat de Catalunya, University of Glasgow, ILAMS, LLA, and Song in the City

TICKETS Free - £12



'Music in the Time of Goya' at the National Gallery

Fri 27 November 2015, 6.00pm
Barry Rooms (Room 36), The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

ILAMS is proud to present 'Music in the Time of Goya', a chamber-music celebration of the great Spanish painter Francisco de Goya y Lucientes inspired by The National Gallery's new exhibition, Goya: the Portraits. Join us in the opulent splendour of the National Gallery's Barry Rooms as we explore the elegant musical aesthetic of Goya's era and its intoxicating effect on the Romantic imagination of 19th-century composers such as Enrique Granados, and beyond to the 20th-century works of Manuel de FallaMario 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 Sor, performed by an exciting collective of leading young Iberican artists with special guest, flamenco dancer and percussionist, Nina Corti.

Nina Corti percussion & choreography | Amaia Azcona Cildoz soprano | Cressida Wislocki viola | Eduardo Frías piano | Elena Jáuregui violin | Evva Mizerska cello | Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano | Isabel María Martínez guitar | Violeta Barrena violin

Click HERE to watch a video by one of our featured artists
Click HERE to watch the National Gallery exhibition trailer for Goya: The Portraits

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the National Gallery with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española and the Fundación Piu Mosso, and is curated by Helen Glaisher-Hernández

Image: Detail from A Picnic 1785–90 by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes © The National Gallery

TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.




London Song Festival: 'Seville, City of Towers'

Fri 27 November 2015, 7.30pm
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Munster Square
United Kingdom

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

In this concert, entitled 'Seville, City of Towers', words and music will combine to evoke the atmosphere, history and culture of this most vibrant of cities, and bring some Spanish heat and passion to a cold November evening in London. Songs by Spanish and Latin - together with English, Geman and French - composers will be combined with spoken extracts from historical newspaper reports, diaries and letters to create a sensual picture of Seville. Presented by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) and Josep-Ramon Olive (baritone), two rising stars from the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Nigel Foster (piano), Director of The London Song Festival. Wine will be served during the interval.

Joaquín Turina Canto a Sevilla
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas
Fernando Obradors El vito | Malagueña de la madrugada
Hugo Wolf Spanisches Liederbuch
Robert Schumann Der Hidalgo
William Walton Through Gilded Trellises
Joaquín Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
Xavier Montsalvatge Canciones para niños
Joaquín Nin Granadina | Diez villancicos españoles
Joaquín Nin-Culmell Cuatro canciones populares de Andalucía
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Emmanuel Chabrier España
Leo Delibes Les Filles de Cadix |

This is the final concert of the 2015 London Song Festival

TICKETS £15 | £10 concessions | £10 lLAMS members




'A Light to the World' Christmas Carol Service

Tue 1 December 2015, 7.15pm
St James’ Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place
22, George Street
United Kingdom

(Not an ILAMS event but one we highly recommend!)

The Anglo Latin American Foundation (ALAF) is proud to present 'A Light to the World'; a wonderful Carol Service in aid of the poor children of Latin America, followed by a drinks reception.

St James’s Choir | Katherine Prado

This event is sponsored by all the Anglo Latin American societies and supported by the Latin American embassies

TICKETS £20 including drinks reception | Children under 12 years old go free 

BOOKINGS 07789 485052 |



The Nuevo Tango Experience

Wed 2 December 2015, 7.30pm
The Forge Venue
3-7, Delancey Street
United Kingdom

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

‘Deco Ensemble displayed musicianship of the highest calibre in their interpretation of Piazzolla's tango music - they played every note as if their life depended on it…’ Kenneth Richardson, Oundle International Festival

Deco Ensemble invites music lovers to their last concert of the Autumn season where they have combined their spirit of fearless exploration to re-imagine the Tango Nuevo Quintet, combining classical, jazz and traditional influences. 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.

Ramiro Gallo El ultimo kurdo | Las malenas
Astor Piazzolla Muerte del angel | Milonga del angel | Tango del diablo | Mumuki | Triunfal
Emiliano Greco Sisima (UK premiere)
Gustavo Beytelmann Encuentro
Frederic Devreese Dream & Tango

Click HERE to hear an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

Image by Magdalena Paszko


BOOKINGS 020 7383 7808 |



Maglia-Wetherill Duo: 'From Ancient Europe to Contemporary Latin America'

Tue 2 February 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

'A big talent.' Roy Travis

The Maglia-Wetherill Duo make their ILAMS debut with a programme traversing space and time, from the early music of Europe to the contemporary music of Latin America, including Maglia’s own work El otro amanecer, a piece based on indigenous Latin American songs which won First Prize at the Yage Austria International Composition Competition 2005.

Linda Di Martino Wetherill flute | Fernando Maglia guitar

John Dowland Lachrimae Pavan | The Earle of Essex Galiard
George Friedrich Handel Sonata in A Minor
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Astor Piazzolla La historia del tango
Leo Brouwer El elogio de la danza
Fernando Maglia El otro amanecer
Castilla/Leguizamon Balderrama
Atahualpa Yupanqui Luna tucumana |
This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields

TICKETS Admission free | Retiring collection

BOOKINGS Unreserved seating, no booking required





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