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Casa Margarita: 'House of Love'/'La Casa del Amor'

Sat 10 October 2015, 7.30pm
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
United Kingdom

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

'A fabulous event of story telling song and music making, with award wining musicians and virtuosic castanets. Not to be missed!' BBC Radio Oxford

Acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita return to The Holywell Music Room with their captivating performance of Spanish music, stories and song illustrated with percussion and virtuosic castanet-playing! This intimate show combines the beautiful music of Spanish composers with an outpouring of wonderful tales. Funny, sad, witty and uplifting, this is a compelling musical journey that has something for everyone. Performed in London's West End last Autumn this is the first of their new tour series, featuring familiar - and new - arrangements of this fascinating music by Albéniz, de Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Torroba, Sarasate, Piazzolla, Turina and Guridi.

Nicola Harrison script/voice | Guy Newbury piano | Edward Brenton violin | Gerard Cousins guitar | Benito Cousens narrator

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

TICKETS £14 | £12 OAPs | £8 Students | £7 ILAMS Members. Please email for the discount code.

BOOKINGS 0773 3448279 |



The Spirit of the Moors: Celebrating the Music of Spain and Morocco

Thu 15 October 2015, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
United Kingdom

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

An evening of colourful music from Morocco and Spain in which the celebrated Spanish mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz joins the English Chamber Orchestra in a rare performance of Manuel de Falla’s original 1915 version of El amor brujo. Maurice Ohana’s Guitar Concerto, dedicated to Narciso Yepes, will be played by Christoph Denoth.

English Chamber OrchestraGarry Walker conductor | Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano | Dina Bensaid piano | Christoph Denoth guitar

Nabil Benabdeljalil Adagio
Maurice Ohana Trios graphiques
Ahmed Essyad Nadim
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo

This event is sponsored by the Moroccan Embassy, BMCE Bank and the Moroccan Tourist Office

TICKETS £35, £28, £20, £10

BOOKINGS 020 7730 4500 |



Milton Court Alumni Recital Series: Guitar Spectacular

Tue 20 October 2015, 7.00pm
Milton Court
Silk Street
United Kingdom

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

Guitarists Maria Camahort, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and Jørgen Skogmo have been enjoying flourishing international careers since graduating from the Guildhall School. Here they make a welcome return to present a varied programme of solo and ensemble guitar works at the fantastic venue Milton Court.

Jorge Skogmo guitar | Maria Camahort guitar | Ahmed Dickinson guitar | Lyri Milgram violin | Marc Charles Montesinos violin | Joe Bronstein viola | Auriol Evans cello | Melissa Favell-Wright double bass | Violeta Garcia violin & voice | Laura Ruhí-Vidal soprano | Sergio Serra cello | Pablo Domínguez percussion and guitar

Leo Brouwer Quintet for Guitar & Strings
Johann Kaspar Mertz Bardenklänge Op. 13
Phillip Houghton Stélé
Nikita Koshkin Merlin’s Dream
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma | Song & Dance No. 7
Chano Domínguez Pa mi Niño
Maria Camahort La cogida y la muerte
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Eduardo Martin Acrílicos en el destinoHasta Alicia baila


TICKETS £15 | £10 Concessions | 2-for-1 tickets for ILAMS Members (valid on full-price tickets only). Please email for the discount code.

BOOKINGS 020 7638 8891 |


'A Spanish Promenade': Monica Campaña Romero & Ricardo Gosalbo

Fri 23 October 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

Prepare to be taken on an exciting ride through Spanish 20th-century song with Spanish soprano and Winner of the Ana María Iriarte de Zarzuela Competition, Mónica Campaña Romero, and Spanish-French pianist Ricardo Gosalbo, as they explore various composers and styles that make up the unforgettable song repertoire of modern Spain, with a programme comprising opera, zarzuela and art song tinged with flamenco, tango and tonadilla.

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones: 'Cantares' | ​Tres poemas​:​ ​'​Tu pupila es azul​'​
​Federico Mompou Aureana do sil
​Enrique Granados Goyescas​: ​'La ​m​aja y el ruiseñor​'​
​Amadeo VivesBohemios​: ​'No quiero que sepa que aquí vengo yo​'​​
​Gerónimo Giménez La Tempranica​:​ ​'​Sierras de Granada​'​
​Federico Chueca La Gran Vía​:​ ​'​Tango de la Menegilda​'​
​M. Fernández Caballero Gigantes y cabezudos​: ​'¡Esta en su carta! ¡Esta es su carta!​'​
​Ruperto Chapí Las hijas del Zebedeo​: 'Carceleras​' |

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the 2nd Festival of Spanish Song and Zarzuela

TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 |


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





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