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Concerts

Concerts

Javier Camarena & Ángel Rodriguez

Thu 14 April 2016, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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

‘Javier Camarena had a triumphant evening, singing with a hearty, burnished tone... He’s a singer capable of gladiatorial power but also subtle shadings, supple phrasing and a thoroughly convincing Italian flavor.’ New York Times

Javier Camarena tenor | Ángel Rodriguez piano

Javier Camarena returns to the Rosenblatt Recitals series having made his sensational debut last season. Hailed as ‘one of the most exciting tenors singing today’ (Huffington Post), he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011 and became the third singer in modern times to give a rare encore at the Met – preceded only by Luciano Pavarotti and Juan Diego Flórez – after stepping in for Flórez in La cenerentola in 2014. Programme includes:

José Serrano El trust de los tenorios: 'Te quiero, morena'
Ruperto Chapí La bruja: 'No extrañéis, no, que se escapen'
Agustín Lara Oracion Caribe | Mujer | Veracruz
Luis Arcaráz Bonita
Tato Nacho La borrachita | Tengo nostalgia de ti | Intima
Jorge del Moral No niegues que me quisiste

www.javiercamarena.com.mx

Part of the Rosenblatt Recitals Series


TICKETS £30, £26, £22, £18, £16

BOOKINGS wigmore-hall.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION 020 7935 2141 | boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk


 

St Paul's Sinfonia with Elena Riu & Stephen Kennedy

Fri 15 April 2016, 7.30pm
St Alfege Church
Greenwich
London
United Kingdom

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

'Full marks for a superb performance... Andrew Morley and his orchestra are to be watched.' Seen and Heard

Elena Riu piano | Stephen Kennedy baritone | Andrew Morley conductor | St Paul's Sinfonia

St Paul’s Sinfonia is a chamber orchestra based in Greenwich and Lewisham, south London. Its concert series has been running since 2004, and in September 2015 the orchestra enters its twelfth season of concerts. The Sinfonia prides itself on its wide repertoire, from Romantic symphonies to smaller Baroque masterpieces, and from some of the earliest music for chamber orchestra to brand-new commissions.

Alberto Ginastera Variaciones concertantes
Manuel de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Gustav Mahler Kindertotenlieder

www.stpaulssinfonia.com


TICKETS £12 | £10 Concessions

BOOKINGS Tickets available on the door from 7.00pm

 

Clara Rodríguez: 'Alma llanera'

Sat 16 April 2016, 7.30pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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

 'A poet of the piano.' Antonio Estévez

Acclaimed Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodríguez plays a concert in the heart of London at St James's Piccadilly. A thrilling evening of the richly diverse music of Latin America that is guaranteed to lift the spirits. As played by Clara Rodriguez, one of the foremost of today's exponents of this repertoire, it is infectious and certain to make you smile. 'Alma llanera' ('Soul of the Plains') is a vibrant insight into the rich diversity of the music catalogue of Latin America with infectious, heart-warming music performed by the pre-eminent exponent of the Latin American piano music on the world stage Clara Rodríguez. Music from the USA, Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina in a programme that will include:

Simón Díaz Caballo viejo
Antonio Estévez Canciones infantiles
Genaro Prieto Apure en un viaje
Juan Carlos Núñez Retrato de Aldemaro Romero
Ernesto Nazareth Tangos
George Gershwin Preludes
Pedro Elías Gutiérrez Alma llanera
 

TICKETS £18.00 | £15.00 Concessions | £15 ILAMS Members (please email info@ilams.org.uk for the discount code)

BOOKINGS http://clararodriguez.brownpapertickets.com/

 

St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Institute Series – Portugal: Artur Pereira

Tue 19 April 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

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

‘An impressive display of bravura and imagination to match his finger-cracking technical virtuosity.' Darlington and Stockton Times

Artur Pereira Piano

Born in Lamego, Portugal, Artur started his music studies aged seven and gave his first recital at thirteen. He studied at the Oporto Superior School of Music with Constantin Sandu and won the Young Composers competition, the Oporto Conservatoire piano competition and the Maria Carolina Pimentel piano competition. He was invited to continue his studies at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, with Nina Schumann and Benjamin van Eeden, completing his Degree in 2006 with a First. He won the piano category at the ATKV Muziq competition and received the Betsie Cluver Prize for best overall mark in the final year recital. In 2010 Artur obtained his Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying under Norma Fisher, with grants from the Stanley Picker Trust, the Ann Gerrard Foundation and Centro Nacional de Cultura. He also won the Silverstone-Blank Piano Duo competition. His programme includes the Petite Suite by Portuguese composer, António Fragoso.

In partnership with EUNIC London, representing the Embassy of Portugal


TICKETS Admission free; retiring voluntary collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 | boxoffice@smitf.org

 

guitarrísimo: 'Cervantes and his Bigüela' with Alfred Fernández

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

‘Fernández produces colours of crystalline beauty, creating a dreamlike, magical and fantastical atmosphere.’ (Compact CD 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 solo concert by the illustrious early guitarist Alfred Fernández in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. A precursor of the classical guitar, the vihuela rose to prominence in 16th-century Spain to become one of the most popular classical instruments of its day. It also features conspicuously in the work of Cervantes, whose father is reported to have been an avid fan of the instrument. Fernández will perform a choice programme of 16th-century Spanish vihuela music by its foremost composers, interspersed with narrated Sonnets and Epitaphs by the great Spanish Golden Age author. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain.

Enríquez de Valderrábano Et resurrexit | Benedictus | Pleni sunt | Agnus dei | Cinco fantasías
Luis de Narváez Cuatro fantasías
Miguel de Fuenllana Si amores me han de matar | ¿Con qué la lavaré? | Morenica dame un beso
Luis de Milán Cinco fantasías
Esteban Daza Dame acogida en tu ato | Nunca más verán mis ojos | Gritos daba la morenica
Diego de Pisador Dezilde al cavallero | Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho | Fantasía | Si la noche haze escura

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

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Lute 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 | alfredvihuela.wix.com



 

From the House of Love: 'Un romance español' with Casa Margarita

Sat 23 April 2016, 8.45pm
The Stables MK
Stockwell Lane
Wavendon, Milton Keynes
MK17 8LU
United Kingdom

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

‘A fabulous event of storytelling, song and music making, with great musicians, stunning Spanish music and virtuosic castanets. This is Casa Margarita’s latest – and most compelling – production. Not to be missed!‘ 
BBC Radio Oxford

Acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita appear at this world-class music theatre venue with more captivating tales, music and song from La Casa del Amor in this Spanish romance illustrated with wild performances from Margarita herself, surprising entertainment, sensational percussion and virtuosic castanet-playing! This intimate show combines the beautiful music of Spanish composers Granados, Rodrigo, Falla, Torroba, Albéniz and others with an outpouring of wonderful tales. Performed in London's West End last Autumn, with sell out performances.

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

www.casa-margarita.co.uk

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

Image by John Batten


TICKETS £12 on the door | £10 in advance | £7 ILAMS Members (available on phone bookings only; please email info@ilams.org.uk for discount code)

BOOKINGS 01908 280800 | purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase

MORE INFORMATION 07733 448279 | Nicolaharrison_singer@hotmail.co.uk | www.stables.org

 

Barbara Nissman celebrates Ginastera 100

Sun 24 April 2016, 11.30am
Kings Place, Hall One
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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

The Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera wrote and dedicated his final composition to Barbara Nissman. He proclaimed her ‘the finest interpreter of his work and one of the finest pianists in the world.’ Come celebrate with Barbara the 100th birthday of Ginastera and the birthdays of the three composers who influenced him the most: Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók and the ‘godfather’ of all of them, Franz Liszt. All composers ‘borrow’ from each other and Ginastera was no exception. Prokofiev’s music helped define his pianism and strong rhythmic profile. Bartok’s commitment to his Hungarian heritage gave Ginastera the courage to explore his own Latin-American roots. And Franz Liszt, one of Ginastera’s favorite composers inspired his love of the piano and provided the foundation for his pianistic bravura. Barbara met Ginastera when she was a post-doctoral student at the University of Michigan and was invited to perform his First Piano Concerto. She recently recorded all three of his Piano Concertos. Her recordings of Prokofiev, Liszt and Bartók are considered ‘definitive’. Barbara will discuss and share her memories of Ginastera along with her joy and passion for his vibrant music.

Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz
Bela Bartók Allegro Barbaro | 'Musiques nocturnes' from Out of Doors
Alberto Ginastera Tres Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2 | Sonata No. 3, Op. 55 (dedicated to Barbara Nissman) | Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 1, Op. 1 | Sonata No. 3, Op. 28

barbaranissman.com


TICKETS £14.50 (incl. tea or coffee)

BOOKINGS 020 7520 1490 | kingsplace.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@kingsplace.co.uk

 

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



 

 

 

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