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Dalia Quartet: Proyecto Europa

Mon 17 September 2018, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
United Kingdom

​One of the most outstanding Spanish clarinetists of her generation, Laura Ruiz Ferreres joins forces with the exciting, young Cuarteto Dalia in a radical programme exploring Spanish 20th-century and contemporary repertoire for clarinet and string quartet.

Laura Ruiz Ferreres clarinet
Dalia Quartet string quartet
Josep Maria Guix Tres haikus para cuarteto de cuerdas
Roberto Gerhard String Quartet No. 2
Jesús Torres Clarinet Quintet

​SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly and the CNDM as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Proyecto Europa

TICKETS ​Admission free (exit donations welcome)

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





Sérgio & Odair Assad in Concert

Tue 25 September 2018, 7.30pm
Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music,
Marylebone Road, Marylebone,
United Kingdom

'Light-years ahead of any guitar duo past or present.' American Record Guide

'Listening to the Assad Brothers is a bit like hearing four hands playing one large guitar.' Los Angeles Times

After a 15-year absence from the London stage, the 25th September sees the much-awaited return of the superlative classical guitar duo, the Assad Brothers, with a recital at the Royal Academy of Music. Described by the Washington Post as quite simply 'the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history', Brazilian-born brothers and Latin Grammy winners Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Having also played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars, the duo is known for their uncanny ensemble-playing, which also extends to collaborations with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera and Gidon Kremer. The duo have curated a colourful, bespoke programme for Echoes Festival showcasing music from various corners of the Luso-Hispanic world, including several original works alongside others from their native Brazil. Expect lashings of virtuosity, Latin swing and classical cool... Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear classical guitar royalty performing up close in the intimate, sumptuous setting of the RAM’s Duke’s Hall. Advance booking highly recommended! 

Isaac Albéniz Cantos de España: ‘Cordoba’ | Iberia: ‘El Puerto’
Astor Piazzolla Bandoneón | Zita
Antonio Carlos Jobim Cronica da casa assassinada
Joaquín Rodrigo Tonadilla
Egberto Gismonti Palhaço | Baião malandro
Sérgio Assad Suite brasileira

Sérgio Assad & Odair Assad guitars

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Guitarrísimo series

SNEAK PEEK! Video Clip


In advance: £30, £20, £10 | 10% off Concessions | 25% off Members of ILAMS / IC
50% off Friends of Echoes Festival (Click HERE to join)
On the door: £38, £28, £18 | 10% off Concessions | 25% off Members of ILAMS / IC
50% off Friends of Echoes Festival (Click HERE to join)


0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) |




Carla Ruaro: 'A Piano in the Amazon' CD-DVD Launch

Wed 3 October 2018, 7.00pm
Grand Entrance Hall, The Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
SE16 4LF
United Kingdom

Conceived by award-winning Brazilian pianist Carla Ruaro, 'A Piano in the Amazon' is a visionary artistic, pedagogical and social project which showcases the music of contemporary Amazonian composers both to local Amazonian communities and audiences worldwide. After hoisting a piano onto a boat and traversing the Brazilian Amazon to undertake ground-breaking eduactional work with riverside tribes, Carla Ruaro now brings this unique programme to the UK concert hall for the first time. Join her on a fascinating journey into the sound universe of the Amazon, with an inspiring musical programme interspersed with entertaining anecdotes from Carla's adventures around the jungle, in the unusual setting and exceptional acoustics of the Brunel Tunnel's Grand Entrance Hall.

Celebrating the release of the project CD & DVD, the event will also include a short screening from the accompanying film documentary, followed by complimentary Brazilian cocktails!

Carla Ruaro piano
Tatiana Cobbett artistic direction
Lúcia Uchôa Respingos
Vicente da Fonseca Valsa Santarena 107
Wilson Fonseca Bachianas amazônicas
Albery Albuquerque/Thiago Albuquerque A flauta e o curió
Thiago Albuquerque Oryzoborus
Luiz Pardal Suite Waldemar
Altino Pimenta Suite amazônica
Tatiana Cobbett (arr. Luiz Pardal) Jorge Olinto

SNEAK PEEK! Teaser trailer from the DVD documentary

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Brunel Museum as part of Echoes Festival 2018


Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
£7 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC
£9 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS ​0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) |



Quiroga Quartet: Proyecto Europa

Thu 15 November 2018, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
United Kingdom

'Exquisite.' The New York Times​

Named after Manuel Quiroga, one of the most outstanding instrumentalists of Spanish music history, the Quiroga Quartet have established themselves as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of their generation, winning international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for their distinctive personality as well as their bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire. 

The Quartet’s programme offers the chance to hear music by the 'Spanish Mozart', Juan Cristóstomo de Arriaga, Argentina’s most important 20th-century composer, Alberto Ginastera, and contemporary Spanish composer, Cristóbal Halffter who has, amongst many things, been awarded Spain’s highest award for composition.

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

​Quiroga Quartet string quartet

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor
Cristóbal Halffter String Quartet No. 9 ‘In memoriam Miguel de Cervantes’
Alberto Ginastera String Quartet No. 1 

Organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Eaton Square Concerts and the CNDM as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Proyecto Europa, with the kind support of Wines from Spain under the patronage of H.E. the Spanish Ambassador

TICKETS £18 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC / Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS 020 7553 4039 |





Echoes Festival 2018

17 September 2018 - 13 December 2018Major Venues around London, Sheffield and Manchester
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The UK's first and only annual Festival of Latin classical music is back in London this Autumn! Banish those Autumn blues and let yourself be carried away to the sunnier climes of Iberia and Latin America at Echoes Festival 2018, as we bring you some sizzling music performed by the hottest talent in Latin classical.

​Echoes Festival was launched in 2016 as the new flagship project of ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society), in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute. Now in its third year, the Festival has brought unique classical Iberican programming to some of London's most prestigious venues, whilst providing a platform to some of the most authentic and illustrious voices within Latin classical music today.

​In 2018 there is much to celebrate: the 400th anniversary of Catalan composer Joan Cererols, the 150th anniversary of Portuguese composer Vianna da Motta, and the centenaries of Cuban composers José White, Harold Gramatges and Argeliers León, as well as that of French composer Claude Debussy, for whom Spain provided an important muse. Echoes Festival 2018 has something for everyone: whether you're into Early music or contemporary composers; choral repertoire or piano concerts; or whether you're interested in exploring the more serious reaches of the repertoire or you just want to indulge your lighter side...

This year there are also more ways to get involved: babies and toddlers can enjoy our new Bilingual Beats musical Spanish class; whilst amateur singers can take part in two different workshops. We're also excited that the Festival is, for the first time, branching out into the North, with three concerts in Sheffield and Manchester to allow even more people to attend the Festival.

We can't wait to see you there!

17 Sep | Dalia Quartet: Proyecto Europa | St James's Piccadilly
25 Sep | Assad Brothers | Royal Academy of Music
3 Oct | Carla Ruaro: 'A Piano in the Amazon' | Brunel Tunnel
12 Oct | Marta Menezes: Homage to Vianna da Motta | St Martin-in-the-Fields
18 Oct | Dichos Diabolos: 'Noche de siglos' | St James's Spanish Place
25 Oct | Rocío Giordano & Friends: 'TangOpera' | Upper Chapel (Sheffield)
26 Oct | Benet Casablancas: Talk & Concert | Royal Academy of Music
27 Oct | Duarte Lobo Requiem Workshop | St Cuthbert's Church
27 Oct | Lacock Scholars: Duarte Lobo Requiem | St Cuthbert's Church
30 Oct | Rocío Giordano & Friends: 'TangOpera' | Crazy Coqs at Zédel
5 Nov | Anna Quiroga: The Hispanic Harp | St James's Piccadilly
7 Nov | 'Debussy in Spain' Centenary Concert | Senate House, University of London
15 Nov | Quiroga Quartet: Proyecto Europa | St Peter's Eaton Square
22 Nov | Darío Barozzi: 'The Argentine Guitar' | The Cinema Museum
23 Nov | Darío Barozzi: 'The Argentine Guitar' | Instituto Cervantes (Manchester)
30 Nov | Yamilé Cruz Montero: 'Piano cubano' | Schott Recital Room
6 Dec | Bilingual Beats: Workshop for Toddlers | St Luke's Church
13 Dec | Instituto Cervantes Choir: Christmas Concert | Instituto Cervantes (Manchester)

TICKETS From free events up to £38


MORE INFORMATION 07341 947082 |





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