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guitarrísimo: 'The Mexican Guitar' with Morgan Szymanski

Thu 9 June 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Top class in every respect.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a recital by Morgan Szymanski. Widely considered the greatest Mexican guitarist of his generation, Szymanski is also a passionate ambassador for the classical guitar repertoire of his homeland, and in this recital he explores various facets of the Mexican guitar canon, ranging from the contemporary sound worlds of Julio César Oliva and his exuberant evocations of Mexican landscapes, to more cosmopolitan works by Mexican-Italian composer, Simone Iannarelli, and, of course, an indispensable selection of lush, romantic songs by the seminal Mexican composer, Manuel M. Ponce, transcribed by Segovia. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Mexico.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Julio César Oliva Estampas de México
Simone Iannarelli Italian Coffee
Manuel M. Ponce Cuiden su vida | Estrellita | Scherzino mexicano | Tres canciones populares mexicanas

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

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The British Mexican 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) | www.brownpapertickets.com

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



 

Quimantu: 'Cantata Socavón'

Fri 10 June 2016, 8.30pm
Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King Street
London
W6 0QL
United Kingdom

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

'A magnificent musical, cultural and academic work, which will remain as an artistic legacy for the future.' Martin Morales

This concert performance of the Cantata Socavón by the renowned Anglo-Chilean group Quimantu, with guest musicians and narrator Selma Ortíz, will be the live world premiere of this major work, composed by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga. The history of the coal-mining region of Chile is narrated in 12 musical movements with narrative passages.

Mauricio Venegas-Astorga voice, guitars | Laura Venegas voice, bass, bombo | Yuri Betancourt voice, guitar, flutes | Rachel Pantin violin | Galvarino Ceron guitar | Jess Martin saxophone | Julia Wagner ‘Cello | Mark Troop piano | Paul Taylor trumpet | Selma Ortiz narration

Click HERE to watch a video

www.quimantu.net

This event is part of the Festival Voces Chilenas en Gran Bretaña – Chilean Voices in Great Britain at the Lyric Hammersmith


TICKETS £15 | £8 Concessions | Free admission to under-16s

BOOKINGS www.lyric.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION 020 8741 6850 | www.quimantu.net

 

Havana Evening

Sat 11 June 2016, 7.30pm
Rosslyn Chapel
3, Pilgrim’s Place
London
NW3 1NG
United Kingdom

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

'Gripping from the take-off.' The Guardian

Award-winning soprano Laura Mitchell performs music from Cuba, Latin American and Spain accompanied by guitarist Ahmed Dickinson and pianist Eralys Fernández.

Joaquin Rodrigo Tres canciones españolas | Cuatro madrigales amatorios (Arr. Dickinson Cárdenas)
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares españolas
Ernesto Cordero 4 Works for Voice & Guitar
Astor Piazzolla Adiós Nonino
Moisés Moleiro Joropo
Jose María Vitier Dance of the End of the Century
Enrique Granados Allegro de Concierto Op. 46
Ernesto Lecuona 5 Songs with Texts by Juana de Ibarborou | María La O | Siboney
 
Click HERE to listen to an audio clip
 
 

TICKETS £12 on the door | Concessions £10 | £10 ILAMS Members

 

'Americas': Two Centuries of Art Songs

Fri 17 June 2016, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

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

'Americas' presents an exciting musical journey exploring the rich and exotic repertoire from North to South America. The works presented at this concert showcase the diversity of styles and influences that inspired composers from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, USA and many more. The meeting of soprano Gabriella Di Laccio with pianist Clélia Iruzun creates a very entertaining programme and gives those unfamiliar to North American to South American art song a taste of what is to be found in this vast and varied continent.

Amy Beach 3 Shakespeare Songs
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
Theodoro Varcarcél Suray surita
Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas
Waldemar Henrique Foi bôto sinhá | Tamba-Tajá | Uirapuru | ABC de lampeão | Boi bumbá
Heitor Villa-Lobos Singing Tree | Food for Thought
George Gershwin By Strauss | Boy Wanted

www.gabrielladilaccio.comwww.cleliairuzun.com


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required

 

'Para Deus e Para Rei': Manuel Cardoso at 450

Sat 18 June 2016, 7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

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

Manuel Cardoso, perhaps the greatest composer of Portugal’s late-blossoming musical Renaissance, was famed both for his religious virtue and his musical gifts. His career spanned the period of national liberation from Spanish rule. King Philip of Spain was a patron, and King João IV of Portugal kept a portrait of the composer in his music library. Cardoso’s polyphony displays the technical refinement of Palestrina but bathed in harmonic richness, laden with suspensions and flecked with chromatic colour, to produce moments of directness and emotional turbulence that surpass the Italian master. The opulent and haunting Missa Miserere mihi Domine will be complemented by motets by Cardoso, Duarte, Lobo and other contemporaries.

The Renaissance SingersDavid Allinson conductor

www.renaissancesingers.com


TICKETS 

On the door £14 | £12 Concessions
In advance £12 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS www.renaissancesingers.com

MORE INFORMATION 07739 885810 | renaissancesingerslondon@gmail.com | www.renaissancesingers.com

 

Latino Ladino

Sun 26 June 2016, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

Yaniv d’Or and Ensemble NAYA released their first album to great critical acclaim, and Gramophone magazine selected it as one of their top 10 recordings of the year. They return to Wigmore Hall, now joining forces with the ravishing ensemble, Barrocade, with a collection of music from the South in a project entitled Latino Ladino. Mesmerising voices and instruments explore the distinct musical worlds of the Spanish, Jewish and South American traditions in an entirely original combination of these distantly-related musical legacies. 

Yaniv d'Or countertenor | Ensemble NAYABarrocadeAmit Tiefenbrunn viola da gamba

Traditional Shalom Aleichem
Francisco Escalada Canten dos jilguerillos
Trad/Ladino A la una yo nací | Avre tu puerta cerrada | Axerico de quinze años | Morikos | Hija mía | El Rey de Francia | Los guisados de la berenjena
Etienne Moulinié Rio de Sevilla
Gaspar Sanz Canarios | Marizápalos
Yaniv d'Or La soledad de la nochada
Biagio Marini Passacaglia in G minor
Isaac Albéniz Suite española Op. 47: 'Asturias (Leyenda)'
Violetta Parra Gracias a la vida
Vincenzo Calestani Damigella tutta bella


TICKETS £36, £30, £25, £20, £15 | £5 Under-35s

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 | www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk | www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

 

 

'Homage to Catalonia' Music Festival

27 June 2016 - 28 June 2016Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
London
SE10 9JF
United Kingdom

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

'Riu’s vivacious articulation really shines.' The Independent

Artistic Director Elena Riu brings together pianists, guitarists and singers for this free two-day festival celebrating the music of Catalonia as a tribute to Enric Granados on the 100th anniversary of his death. 'Homage to Catalonia' is a project close to Riu’s heart. With this festival she revisits her origins and the repertoire which has shaped her musical life. Bringing this homage to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where Elena was a student (also on the Laban side), and is now a Professor of Piano, feels also like coming full circle.

27 June, 1.00pm | 'The Moor’s Last Sigh': The Music of Isaac Albéniz
27 June, 5.00pm | 'Amor y Muerte': Marta Zabaleta performs the complete Goyescas
27 June, 5.00pm | 'Songs and Dances': The music of Federico Mompou
28 June, 10.30am | Piano Masterclass with Marta Zabaleta and students from Trinity Laban
28 June, 1.00pm | 'Catalonia Nova': New music by Balsach, Broton, Gerhard and Pueyo
28 June, 5.30pm | 'The Nightinghale's Last Song': Douglas Finch improvises on Granados
28 June 6.15pm | 'The Death of Enrique Granados': a talk by Walter Aaron Clark
28 June 7.30pm | 'Poetic Scenes': Elena Riu and friends perform Granados

This event is a collaboration between the Instituto Cervantes, the Institut Ramon Llull and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


TICKETS Admission free to all events

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION elenariu@easynet.co.uk | www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

 

Cinzia Milani: 'From Spain to Argentina'

Wed 20 July 2016, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

'Miss Milani is something more than the usual talented youngster with flying fingers, having a world of expression, musicianship and a feeling for her instrument, all combined with a powerful tone - so rare even in older and more experienced players.' Classical Guitar

Young Italian guitarist Cinzia Milani, makes her UK debut at St James's Piccadilly with a compelling programme of Spanish and Argentine music spanning four centuries. A multi-award-winner from a very young age, Milani has performed and broadcast internationally to great critical acclaim, and has released three albums to date. In addition to the native Spanish repertoire of the classical guitar, Milani also has a special fondness for Argentine repertoire and performs with the Sonatango project as a tango dancer and singer.

Máximo Diego Pujol Tres piezas rioplatenses
Ariel Ramírez Mujeres argentinas
Astor Piazzolla Verano porteño | Jacinto Chiclana
Gaspar Sanz Españoleta | Passacalle | Canarios
Oscar Casares Canciones sefardíes y danza hebrea
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe

Click HERE to watch a video

www.cinziamilani.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly


TICKETS Admission free with voluntary exit donations

BOOKINGS No booking required; seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION www.sjp.org.uk

 

Pino Feola: 'Suite española'

Fri 5 August 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

'Impressive Albeniz from an accomplished and original exponent.' Classical Guitar Magazine

Italian guitarist Pino Feola makes his UK debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme of his own Albéniz transcriptions, for which he is best known. Winner of the Sor Competition in Rome and the Tokyo Competition in Japan, Feola is also the recipient of the Italian National Arts Award, Premio delle Arti, awarded by the Italian Ministry of Arts, Education, Universities and Research. He is currently based in Basel, Switzerland and teaches guitar at the City of Basel Music Academy.

Isaac Albéniz Suite española Op. 47 (arr. Manuel Barrueco / Pino Feola)

www.pinofeola.com

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields with the kind support of Hannabach Strings and Schertler Group


TICKETS Admission free; retiring voluntary collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.org 

 

guitarrísimo: Piraí Vaca, Angel of the Rain

Wed 21 September 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

'One of Latin America's greatest guitarists...’ The Washington Post 

London’s new guitar classical 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 in 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, Piraí Vaca is known for his charismatic stage presence, prodigious technique and profound musical spirituality. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain, Cuba and Argentina, including 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 is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Bolivian Embassy 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

 

 

 

 

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