Programme Highlights

Programme Highlights


Since its inception in 1997 ILAMS has undertaken ground-breaking work in promoting the classical music of Iberia and Latin America to British audiences, including the performance of UK- and world- premieres of works by leading Latin composers such as Granados, Ginastera and Villa-Lobos, amongst many others.

We have offered presentations at London's major classical music venues, including Southbank Centre, Wigmore HallSt John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James's Piccadilly, as well as London's main conservatoires (RCM, RAM, GSMD and Trinity Laban). Our bi-annual boutique guitar festival, the London Classical Guitar Festival, takes place at the Bolívar Hall and is London's only festival dedicated solely to the classical guitar.

[Pictured right: A capacity audience enjoys 'Bach and Bachianas' - an ILAMS concert featuring Marcelo Bratke and TangOpera at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall in April 2013.]

We have collaborated with some of the most illustrious names in the classical music world, such as John Williams, Paco Peña, Cecilia Rodrigo, Leo BrouwerCelso Machado, Southbank Sinfonia, Coro Cervantes, Carlos Fernández Aransay, José Menor, Lizzie Ball, Omar Puente, Bárbara Llanes, London Schubert Players, Jesús LeónMarcelo Bratke, Fernando Espí, Carlos Bonell, Morgan Szymanski, Onix and Douglas Riva. We have been instrumental in providing a platform for young, emerging Latin classical musicians, and in bringing over leading artists from the Luso-Hispanic world that UK concert-goers would otherwise not get the chance to hear live.

Our regular partners include the Instituto Cervantes in London (where we currently have a concert series, 'Guitarrísimo'), the National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, Sadler's Wells, the London Flamenco FestivalAcción Cultural EspañolaLondon Lyric Arts (Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival), ¡Cómo No! (La Linea Festival)Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo, Canning House, the Canning Club, the Concurso Internacional de Guitarra de Sevilla, Concurso y Festival Internacional de Canto Lírico 'Ciudad de Trujillo'Anglo Arts, Asociación Mujeres en la Música and the many Iberian and Latin American embassies based in London.

In our 20 years of activity we have become very specialised in the promotion of Iberian and Latin American classical music on the British circuit, and we are highly adept at recruiting a capacity audience: our events regularly sell out.

In 2016 ILAMS launched ECHOES FESTIVAL to further highlight Latin classical in the UK, with the second edition in preparation for Autumn 2017. More information is available at www.ilams.org.uk/echoesfestival.htm.

Below we have posted two videos of past events, followed by a selection of some of the highlights of our unique programme of the last decade. This list is not exhaustive but provides a taste of some of the achievements we are most proud of. For complete listings please visit www.ilams.org.uk/archive.htm.
 
 

                

 
 
                 
 
 

 

Quiroga Quartet | Europa Project

Thu 15 November 2018, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
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.

​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 

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Eaton Square Concerts and the CNDM as part of Echoes Festival 2018 and the Europa Project, 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)

PLUS Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine!

BOOKINGS 020 7553 4039 | eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION echoesfestival.co.uk | cuartetoquiroga.com | cndm.mcu.es | ilams.org.uk | 

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Jorge Navarro & Helen Glaisher | 'TangOpera': A Seductive Blend of Tango & High Art

Tue 30 October 2018, 9.15pm
The Crazy Coqs at Zédel Live
20 Sherwood Street
London
W1F 7ED
United Kingdom

'So beautiful!' BBC RADIO 4 (Woman’s Hour)

Launching with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room as part of La Linea Festival, the TangOpera project offers a heady fusion of tango and high art. Exploring the rich and wonderfully complex lyric history of the Argentine tango, the programme traces its global trajectory from roots in bel canto opera, Italian canzonetta and the Cuban habanera through to the golden age of tango canción and Carlos Gardel, to the art songs of classical composers such as Guastavino, Bizet, Fauré, Falla, Henrique, Hahn and - of course - Astor Piazzolla. Conceived by British-Spanish pianist and Latin classical specialist Helen Glaisher-Hernández, this unique project features the exhilarating voice of pre-eminent Spanish tenor, Jorge Navarro Colorado. Join us at Zédel's Crazy Coqs for this special 'Echoes Late' event - the perfect nocturnal setting in which to enjoy a drink and surrender yourself to the seductive allure of the tango.

Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos
Francesco Paolo Tosti Non t'amo più
Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore: 'Una furtiva lagrima'
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Enrique Delfino Griseta
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Milonga de dos hermanos
Gabriel Fauré Trois mélodies: 'Après un rêve'
Reynaldo Hahn Venezia: 'La barcheta'
Waldemar Henrique Adeus
Georges Bizet Carmen Fantasy: 'Moderato (Habanera)'
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas: 'Nana'
 
Jorge Navarro Colorado tenor
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano
Caroline Heard violin

SNEAK PEEK! Video clip

Presented by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes as pat of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with Crazy Coqs at Zédel and 7 Star Arts


TICKETS £25 | £20 Concessions | £15 Friends of Echoes Festival (click HERE to join)

BOOKINGS 020 7734 4888 | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION liveatzedel.com | 7stararts.com | jorgencolorado.com | helenglaisherhernandez.com

                

 

Sérgio & Odair Assad in Concert

Tue 25 September 2018, 7.30pm
Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music,
Marylebone Road, Marylebone,
London
NW1 5HT
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


TICKETS 

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)

BOOKINGS 

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | echoesfestival.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION

ram.ac.uk | londres.cervantes.es | assadbrothers.com | ilams.org.uk

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ECHOES FESTIVAL | La Grande Chapelle: Music in the Time of El Greco

Fri 10 November 2017, 7.30pm
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

‘A transcendental Hispanic ensemble.’ Le Monde de la Musique

El Greco (1541-1614) had an exact musical contemporary and equal in the Spanish composer Alonso Lobo (1555-1617). Both figures were the product of the cultural flowering of Spain’s siglo de oro, driven predominantly from the ‘Imperial City’ of Toledo where the artists worked at the turn of the 17th century, and it is likely that El Greco heard Lobo’s music at Toledo Cathedral where the composer was maestro de capilla. Parallels have been drawn between their respective aesthetic affinities, with Lobo expressing in sound the equivalent austere, transcendental silence of El Greco’s sacred artworks.

Although revered in his own time, Lobo did not arrive in the 20th century with the same momentum as contemporaries such as Victoria, but the new millennium has witnessed his revival, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the illustrious Spanish ensemble La Grande Chapelle whose world-premiere recordings for the Lauda label have firmly re-established Lobo as one of the great polyphony composers of the European Renaissance. In tandem with the Wallace Collection's new exhibition From El Greco to Goya, La Grande Chapelle will perform the monumental Beata Dei genitrix mass from Lobo’s Liber primus missarum (1602), inspired by the eponymous motet by Guerrero. A rare opportunity to hear Lobo’s heavenly music performed by one of its leading international exponents amidst the sumptuous surroundings of The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, with an opening address by Director of The Wallace Collection, Xavier Bray.

La Grande Chapelle
Albert Recasens director

Francisco Guerrero Motete ‘Beata Dei genitrix, a 6’
Alonso Lobo Missa ‘Beata Dei genitrix, a 6’ | Selected Motets | De lamentatione Ieremiae Prophetae, a 6

PLUS Join us for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine before the performance!

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to listen an audio clip

Image: Detail from La anunciación (1597-1600) by El Greco (1541-1614)

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 organised in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute with the kind support of The Wallace Collection, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) PICE Mobility Grants, the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) and Wines from Spain


TICKETS 

£30 | £25 Concessions and Members of ILAMS / IC | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

BOOKINGS 

020 7563 9500

MORE INFORMATION 

               

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'PanAmericana': A Concert of Musical Border-Crossings Through the Americas

Sun 29 October 2017, 7.00pm
Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall)
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

 

'Gomes is idiomatic, intelligent and expressive.' The Times
'An eloquent soprano.' New York Times
'Outstanding recital.' Musical Opinion

There was a time when Americans, North and South, celebrated their shared history and collaborated towards common interests. In 1941, Aaron Copland travelled to Latin America on a diplomatic mission as part of the Panamericanist initiatives of Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy, which aimed to cement hemispheric solidarity in the face of rising European fascism. This new zeitgeist was embraced by composers throughout the continent and helped forge a renewed sense of identity and a golden age of ‘American’ music.

The ‘PanAmericana’ project offers the perfect antidote to 21st-century politics: tracing hemispherical connections from New York to Buenos Aires, it showcases a cornucopia of classical voices exploring common musical languages which bear testament to music’s power to transcend political borders and foster cultural understanding. This kaleidoscopic programme encompasses an eclectic range of influences, from jazz, lied, tango, opera and musical theatre to folk and film music, allowing audiences to enjoy some of their all-time favourite North American music by iconic composers such as CoplandBernstein and Gershwin alongside lesser-known gems from South of the Border by PiazzollaVilla-LobosGinastera and Lecuona. Featuring performances by an exciting line-up of young talents, expect passion, lush tunes, irresistible rhythms and edge-of-your-seat virtuosity!

PLUS The bar will be serving Latin American cocktails before the performance and during the interval

The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra with special guests:
Luis Gomes tenor
Duo Diez violin & guitar
Los Angeles Duo soprano & piano
Wilmer Sifontes percussion

Sneak peek! Click HERE to watch a video clip of Luis Gomes | Click HERE to watch a video clip of Duo Diez | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip of the Los Angeles Duo

A benefit concert for Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), this event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Music Beyond Frontiers and Amigo Month


TICKETS

£32, £25, £18, £12 | 25% off Concessions & Group Bookings (limited availability)
50% off Members of ILAMS / IC (limited availability)

BOOKINGS

020 7638 8891 | tickets@barbican.org.uk | barbican.org.uk

MORE INFO

Can't make the concert? You can still contribute by donating here!

 

        

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Chopin in the Caribbean: Romantic Piano Music from Cuba, Curaçao and Venezuela

Fri 6 October 2017, 8.00pm
The Other Palace (Studio)
12 Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JA
United Kingdom

‘Chopin was Cuban.’ Paquito D’Rivera

How might Chopin’s music sound if the composer had been born in the Caribbean? Whilst Chopin never crossed the Atlantic (the closest he would ever get to a tropical island would be a sojourn on Mallorca in 1838-9), his influence on the ebullient classical music scene of the 19th-century Antilles was superlative. At a time when many Latin Americans were fighting to achieve independence from Europe, Chopin offered an enticing model of musical nationalism with which they could construct new identities. These hybrid, colonised cultures identified with Chopin’s exiled condition; as Chopin sought refuge in the Polish folk melodies of his mazurkas, so did Caribbeans embrace local valsesdanzas and contradanzas into their works. The last and most famous of these Caribbean Romantics, the virtuosic Cuban pianist-composer Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963), would himself come to be known as ‘The Chopin of the Caribbean’.

In this event, pre-eminent Latin American pianists Clara Rodríguez and Gustavo Corrales Romero join forces to pay tribute to the 2017 anniversaries of two great figureheads of 19th-century Antillean music: Cuban composer Manuel Saumell (1817-1870), and from the Caribbean mainland, Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreño (1853-1917). Both leading exponents and international ambassadors of this unique repertoire, they present a colourful programme blending Romantic lyricism with authentic, toe-tapping rhythms, including music for 4 hands.

PLUS Enjoy a drink whilst you listen! (Bar opens before the performance and during the interval.)

Clara Rodríguez piano
Gustavo Corrales Romero piano
 
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 1
Manuel Saumell Contradanzas (Selection)
Teresa Carreño La fausse note | La corbeille de fleurs | Elegía No. 1
Louis Moreau Gottschalk Ojos criollos (Danse cubaine)
Ernesto Lecuona 19th-Century Cuban Dances (Selection) | Mazurka en glissando
Ignacio Cervantes Danzas (Selection)
Wim Statius Muller Waltzes (Selection)
Karen D. Russel de Corrales Sarabandio
Luis González Valdés Danzas (Selection)
Ludovic Lamothe La dangereuse (Haitian merengue)
Juan Carlos Núñez Retrato de Ramón Delgado-Palacios
Moisés Moleiro Joropo

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017, organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Amigo Month with the kind support of KyG Productions


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £20, £14, £8 | 15% off Concessions & Groups (x6 people +) | 30% off Members of ILAMS / IC | 50% off Access patrons (+ companions)

On the door: £24, £18, £12 | 15% off Concessions & Groups (x6 people +) | 30% off Members of ILAMS / IC | 50% off Access patrons (+ companions)

BOOKINGS

020 7087 7900

MORE INFORMATION 

 

 

GUITARRISIMO | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'

27 April 2017 - 28 April 20179.30am-1.30pm (both days)
Bolívar Hall, 54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is an Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. As part of his forthcoming visit to London under the auspices of the guitarrísimo series, Leo Brouwer offers two days of public, one-to-one coaching on his own works and the broader classical guitar repertoire. All levels are welcome to participate and/or spectate, from enthusiast through to professional. Participant places are limited to a maximum of x16 and active participation is by prior application only. All classes will be delivered in English.

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 7.00pm | Talk: ‘John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer’
28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Click HERE to watch a clip of Leo Brouwer discussing his recent masterclasses at the Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona

Image: Leo Brouwer by Miguel Morales

This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela


 
FEES / TICKETS
 
Active Participants £150 | £130 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Participants receive 30 minutes of public individual tuition with Leo Brouwer and a certificate awarded by the Instituto Cervantes and ILAMS, signed by Maestro Brouwer. Fees includes a complimentary pass to all other masterclasses and events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (talk and concert).
Spectators (Per day) £15 | £12 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Series Pass £45 | £35 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

APPLICATIONS / BOOKINGS

Active Participants Guitarists interested in participating actively in the masterclasses should send a CV along with details of the proposed repertoire they would like to work on with maestro Brouwer by 17th March 2017 by email to cultlon@cervantes.es or by post to Cultural Office, Instituto Cervantes London, 15-19 Devereux Ct, London WC2R 3JJ. Instituto Cervantes will communicate the final shortlist to all applicants by 22nd March.
 
Spectators
  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
 

    

 

 

THINKING IBERO-AMERICA | Talk: John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer

Thu 27 April 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Two giants of the classical guitar world set the world to rights in a public interview at London's favourite classical guitar venue, the Bolívar Hall, as John Williams chats to his longstanding friend and collaborator, Leo Brouwer, on life, music and guitars. Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. John Williams is considered by many to be quite simply the best classical guitarist in the world performing today. Please note that this event does not feature any live performances. Talk chaired by Stephen Goss. Advance booking highly recommended!

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
28 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Click HERE to hear John Williams performing works by Leo Brouwer

This event is part of the Thinking Ibero-America series organised by the Instituto Cervantes and Canning House, in collaboration with the ILAS and the IMLR, with the kind support of the Embassy of Cuba. It is also part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassy of Venezuela. 


 
TICKETS
 
In advance £9 | £7 students and members of ILAMS/IC
On the door £13 | £11 students and members of ILAMS/IC
Series Pass £45 | £35 students and members of ILAMS/IC 
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

BOOKINGS

  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
  

        

   

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Great Latin American Composers | Clara Rodríguez + TangOpera Duo

Thu 24 November 2016, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Celebrating the Centenaries of Estévez and Ginastera

'Clara Rodríguez is a poet of the piano.' Antonio Estévez

'A duo of almost telepathic consonance.' Music & Vision

Join us for an uplifting evening of Latin American classical music at London’s intimate Venezuelan chamber music venue, the Bolívar Hall. ‘Venezuelan virtuoso’ pianist Clara Rodríguez (The Telegraph) joins forces with TangOpera Duo to mark the centenary of her compatriot, composer Antonio Estévez (1916-1988) with a concert showcasing his works for piano and voice as part of a vibrant programme of piano pieces by some of the giants of Latin American classical music, including the seminal Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) (1916-1983), who also celebrates his centenary this year.

Antonio Estévez is one of the most important Venezuelan composers of the 20th century, known especially for his Cantata criolla and Mediodía en el llano, recorded by the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in 2008. A leading light of the Parisian-Venezuelan avant garde, Estévez’s music stands out for its rare beauty and profound originality. In Clara Rodríguez, Estévez has a longstanding ambassador for his legacy – her successful campaign to establish his output on the ABRSM 2015-2016 exam syllabus saw his music performed by thousands of pianists in the UK. Heard here alongside some of Latin America’s most famous composers, such as Villa-Lobos (Brazil) and Cervantes (Cuba), this event places Estévez firmly amongst the panoply of Latin America’s ‘Great’ composers. If you are unfamiliar with his music, this programme will be a revelation. An event not to be missed!

PLUS Join is after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine

Clara Rodríguez piano | TangOpera Duo soprano & piano | Timothy Adès translator-poet | William Roberts actor

Antonio Estévez 17 Piezas infantiles | Songs: 'Fresas maduritas', 'Nana del llanto', 'Primeros pasitos', 'Arrunango', 'Polo doliente', 'Habladurías', 'El ordeñador'
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 (Selection) | Ciclo brasileiro (Selection)
Alberto Ginastera Three Argentinean Dances | Dos canciones Op. 3
Ignacio Cervantes Danzas cubanas for solo piano: 'Invitación', 'Los tres goples', 'Se fué y no vuelve más' | Danzas cubanas for piano four hands: 'La Camagüeyana', 'Los delirios de Rosita', 'Los muñecos'
Federico Ruiz Encuentro de Antonio y Florentino
 
Click HERE to watch a video of Clara Rodríguez | Click HERE to watch a video of TangOpera Duo
Click HERE to hear an audio clip of Clara Rodríguez | Click HERE to hear an audio clip of TangOpera Duo

pianoclararodriguez.blogspot.co.uk | www.amaiaazcona.com

This is event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS with the kind support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


TICKETS 25% OFF ALL ADVANCE BOOKINGS
£19 | £17 Concessions | £10 Standing | £13 ILAMS Members
Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

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

 

 

ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Granados-Llobet': A Centennial Voyage | Carles Trepat

Thu 17 November 2016, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

Midnight on the 24th November 1915, and the sound of guitars and mandolins emanates from the port of Barcelona...guitarist Miguel Llobet is leaving for New York with his close friend Enrique Granados, and a group of his students have arrived to bid them farewell. Granados would never again return to Spain, drowning in the English Channel following a stopover in the UK after his boat was torpedoed by a German U-boat. A native of Lleida, Catalonia, like Granados, the pre-eminent guitarist Carles Trepat marks the Granados centenary with a programme based on his 2015 album Granados-Llobet, 100 anys d'un viatge, exploring the relationship between the two composers, including Llobet's transcriptions of Granados' piano pieces. He performs on an 1892 Antonio Torres instrument with gut and silk strings.

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

Enrique Granados Canción árabe | ¡Chopin..! | Tonadillas en estilo antiguo | Capricho español | Danzas españolas | Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 | Seis piezas sobre cantos populares españoles
Miguel Llobet Preludio en re mayor | Cuatro canciones populares catalanas

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

nertamanagement.com/autor/carles-trepat

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of the Institut Ramon Llull, and is also part of Echoes Festival, organised by ILAMS


TICKETS We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine
Advance bookings: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £18, £16 Concessions, £14 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

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

      


ECHOES FESTIVAL | 'Goyescas': Music in the Time of Goya | José Menor + The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra

Wed 2 November 2016, 7.00pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

‘One of the most outstanding Spanish pianists.’ The Daily Telegraph

Join Spanish virtuoso pianist José Menor and The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra on an exhilarating musical journey to 18th-century Spain as they mark the 2016 centenary of the great Spanish composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916) with a unique multi-media programme inspired by the life and times of Granados’ greatest muse, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).

Granados was fascinated by the artworks of Francisco de Goya – falling in love (in his own words) ‘with the psychology of Goya and his palette…his quarrels, loves and flatteries’. Recognised internationally as a leading exponent of Granados, the pre-eminent Spanish pianist José Menor – cited as ‘the successor to Alicia de Larrocha’ (Diario de Burgos) – will give a complete performance of Granados’ magnum opus, the monumental piano suite Goyescas alongside other sumptuous vignettes also composed under the Goya banner, as part of a commemorative world tour launched at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

In collaboration with the Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra and special guests including classical guitarist Laura Snowden, soprano Christin Wismann and the illustrious flamenco dancer and percussionist Nina Corti, this exuberant programme also explores the elegant musical aesthetic of Goya's era and its intoxicating effect on the Romantic imagination of Granados’ contemporaries and beyond, to the 20th-century works of de Falla and the film music of Roque Baños. Expect a colourful programme of fiery Spanish fandangosseguidillas and boleros coupled with well-known classical favourites by BeethovenScarlatti and Haydn, set against the Baroque splendour of St John's Smith Square.

Originally curated for The National Gallery as part of the 2015 blockbuster exhibition Goya: The Portraits, this ‘simply fascinating’ programme (Genteventos) is accompanied by a stunning visual projection of Goya artworks and will be introduced by Granados’ great-granddaughter Bárbara Granados.

‘Devastatingly sublime.’ (Music & Vision)

José Menor piano | Laura Snowden guitar | Christin Wismann soprano | Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano | Nina Corti choreography & castanets | Elena Jáuregui violin | Nicole Crespo ODonoghue violin | Cressida Wislocki viola| Evva Mizerska cello

 
Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip
 
This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española and the Embassy of Spain

Image: Detail from La Duquesa de Alba (1797) by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)


TICKETS On the door £30, £20, £15, £10 | Concessions 10% off
Advance bookings Concessions 10% off
25% off when quoting discount code 'BOLERO'
50% off ILAMS Members

BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk

       


guitarrísimo | Piraí Vaca: 'Angel of the Rain'

Wed 21 September 2016, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

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

London’s new classical guitar 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 making 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, Vaca is known for his charismatic stage presence, prodigious technique and profound musical spirituality. Join us in the beautifully atmospheric space that is St Peter's Eaton Square to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain, Cuba and Argentina, alongside 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 event is a collaboration between ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Anglo Bolivian 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) | piraivaca.brownpapertickets.com

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

 

 

guitarrísimo: Manuel Valencia

Wed 24 February 2016, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar - Spain's national instrument par excellence - launching with a solo concert by exciting young virtuoso and rising flamenco star, Manuel Valencia, performing a selection of his own compositions, as part of the London Flamenco Festival. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful flamenco guitar music of Spain.

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

Manuel Valencia grew up with a guitar under his arm. He studied with his uncle, Fernando Terremoto, before being recruited by Gerardo Núñez to join his ensemble, with whom he has toured internationally. A great song accompanist, Valencia has underpinned the voices of Vicente Soto 'Sordera', Manuel Agujetas, José Mercé, Pansequito, Aurora Vargas, Tomasa 'La Macanita' Juana del Pipa, Fernando Terremoto as well as newer voices like Felipa Moreno, Jesús Méndez and David Carpio. As a concert soloist he made his debut in 2010 at the Festival of Jerez, which paved the way for subsequent appearances at the Seville Biennial, the Festival de la Mistela, Mont de Marsan and Suma Flamenca. In 2014 he won the ‘Revelation Giraldillo’ of the Bienal de Sevilla “for his original contributions to traditional toque”. His first solo album is shortly due for release.

Manuel Valencia Gandinga (bulería por soleá) | Entre mis manos (rondeña) | La fuente nueva (alegrías) | Velo de flor (minera-fandango) | A mi tío Manuel Morao (siguiriya) | Neferet (bulería)

Click HERE to watch a video

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the London Flamenco Festival with the kind support of Wines from Spain


TICKETS On the door: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS | In advance: £10, £8 Concessions, £6 Members of ILAMS | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine | Advance booking strongly recommended

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk

 

'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
London
WC2N 5DN
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 fandangosseguidillas and boleros alongside well-known classical favourites by BeethovenRavelScarlatti 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.

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.nationalgallery.org.uk

  

 

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 CasasJuan 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'

www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

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


TICKETS Free - £12

BOOKINGS www.spanishsongfestival.co.uk

 

Concerts at the Cervantes 2015

26 February 2015 - 18 June 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Join us at the Instituto's intimate and beautifully-renovated Auditorium to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Spain and Latin America.

PLUS Join us for a complimentary pre-concert glass of Spanish wine 30 minutes before the concert.

26th February Stephanie Oatridge & Adam Brown (oboe & guitar)
30th April Helen Sanderson & Ahmed Dickinson (two guitars)
18th June Laura Ruhí-Vidal & María Camahort (soprano & guitar)
 

 
TICKETS: £12 on the door | £6 Members of ILAMS / IC
Want to join ILAMS? Visit www.ilams.org.uk/membership.htm | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine
 
BOOKINGS: 020 7201 0752 
N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is strongly recommended.
 
 
 
London Classical Guitar Festival
20 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The London Classical Guitar Festival is back with an exciting line-up for 2014!

Established in 1995, the LCGF is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. Organised by ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Cervantes Institute, the Seville International Guitar Competition and Making Music, the Festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, the LCGF is a 'must'.

PLUS join us at the close of the Festival after-show party for a complimentary glass of wine!

20th September: Morgan Szymanski
21st September: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
22nd September: Thibaut García
23rd September: Manus Noble*
24th September: Agnew-McAllister Duo
25th September: Francesco Mariani + Complimentary wine reception

*Please note that this event takes place at the Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN. For bookings and further information please contact: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752http://londres.cervantes.es/imagenes/File/concert_series.pdf.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection - suggested donation £5); no booking required. ILAMS members may reserve seats.

 

ONIX Ensemble: 'Latin American New Masters'

Sat 11 May 2013, 7.30pm
Bolivar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

‘A programme of great virtuosity…rigorous in its presentation…interpretative freshness and vigorously expressive.’ Reforma

Mexico's No. 1 contemporary classical music ensemble come to London! Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear some of the most vibrant and exciting music on the global classical music scene today from Mexico and the USA performed by leading exponents, ONIX Ensemble. 

Alejandro Escuer flute and artistic direction | Fernando Domínguez clarinet | Abel Romeroviolin | Edith Ruiz piano | Edgardo Espinosa cello

Charles Halka Por la fuerza las tierras*** 
Juan Pablo Contreras Silencio en Juárez***
Samuel Zyman Musica para Cinco
Sebastian Currier Static
Stephen Montague Paramell IV***

***European premiere

www.onixensamble.com

Click HERE for a sneak peek of ONIX performing works by Hindemith.

This is an ILAMS event presented with Anglo Arts in collaboration with ONIX, Conaculta-FONCA, the Anglo Mexican Foundation, the Mexican Embassy and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: Admission free (voluntary exit donations); no booking required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

 

Marcelo Bratke: 'Bach & Bachianas'

Wed 24 April 2013, 8.30pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

‘One of the world’s greatest classical pianists.’ The Daily Mail

‘A revelation.’ The Independent

It's Bach to Brazil with virtuoso pianist Marcelo Bratke and his latest project 'Bach and Bachianas' - a celebration of Latin classical piano music exploring 20th-century musical dialogues between Europe and Brazil. Bach's iconic Partita No. 1 in B Flat Major is juxtaposed with the Bachianas brasileiras No. 4, one of the great masterworks of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, fusing Baroque counterpoint with Brazilian rhythm and soul. Villa-Lobos stands as one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century - an 'enfant terrible' to the establishment who, like Bratke, is renowned for his exuberant and colourful visionary landscapes. To mark the 150th anniversary of Villa-Lobos' contemporary, seminal Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, the concert also gives a taste of Nazareth's 'Brazilian tangos' and how these provided a direct influence on the piano music of French composer Darius Milhaud.

Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat, BWV. 825
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4
Darius Milhaud Saudades do brasil
Ernesto Nazareth Pássaros em festa | Ameno resedá | Brejeiro Batuque

www.marcelobratke.com

Opening for Marcelo Bratke is the duo TangOpera, showcasing the classical world of Latin American song (see above).

This concert is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with ¡Como No! as part of La Linea festival, with the kind support of TAM and Arts Council England.

            

This event is FREE to ILAMS members!  Want to join ILAMS? Click HERE.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
0844 847 9911
Tickets: £12 | Premium seats £20 | Concessions 50% off | FREE admission to ILAMS Members (when booking via info@ilams.org.uk)

 

London Classical Guitar Festival 2012

15 December 2012 - 18 December 2012, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

 

The London Guitar Festival is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. The festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, this festival is a 'must'.

15th December Albach Duo
16th December Duo Diez
17th December Sanja Plohl
18th December Christoph Denoth
 

This festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Seville International Guitar Competition


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required | ILAMS Members may reserve their seat by email

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk 

 

The Latin Chamber Orchestra + Omar Puente: 'A Revolutionary Concert'

Thu 3 May 2012, 7.45pm
Southbank Centre Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

The future of classical music has arrived: Classical goes Latin! Make way for a whole new continent of vibrant, irresistible repertoire...

Against the backdrop of the recent bicentennial celebrations of Latin American Independence, the Latin Chamber Orchestra takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey of discovery through the history of Latin classical music, from imagined Aztec rhythms, to the sacred jungle music of the Jesuits, and the exuberant Modernism of Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and beyond. Meet the opera stars Christopher Columbus, Simón Bolívar and Che Guevara in a dazzling programme with influences ranging from Mexican corridos to Argentine tango and Cuban son, including a world premiere by acclaimed Venezuelan composer, Ricardo Lorenz, for pots, pans, megaphone and audience participation! Plus, in another break with tradition, bring your drink into the concert to really get into the revolutionary spirit of the evening and enjoy world-class performances from the UK's foremost classical Latin musicians and vocalists, including special guest Omar Puente.

The Latin Chamber Ensemble | Maite Aguirre conductor | Omar Puente violin & voice

Federico Ruiz (Venezuela) Selected arias from Los martirios de Colón
Carlos Chávez (Mexico) Xochipilli: Música azteca imaginaria
Johannes Cornago (Spain) ‘Kyrie’ from Missa de la mapa mundi
Anon/Juan Pérez Bocanegra (Peru) Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Anon/Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón (Peru) Cachua a dúo y a quarto: Niño il mijor
Lino Gallardo (Venezuela) A Bolívar: canción patriótica
Ignacio Cervantes (Cuba) Tres danzas cubanas
Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil) Prelude No. 4
Anon/Enrique González Medina (Mexico) Carabina 30-30 (corrido)
Carlos Puebla (Cuba) Hasta siempre Comandante
Víctor Jara (Chile) Canto libre
Astor Piazzolla/José Bragato (Argentina) Revolucionario
Gilberto Mendes (Brazil) Motet em re menor: Beba Coca-Cola
Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela) Cacerola Soul (world premiere)

www.SouthbankCentre.co.uk 

Pre-concert Talk at 6.30pm: Join leading Venezuelan composer Ricardo Lorenz for an introduction to the concert.  See listing above for more info.

 This is an ILAMS event, organised with the kind support of Journey Latin AmericaMeliá White House Hotel and Express Media International in aid of Help Argentina.

           

This event is FREE to ILAMS members!  Want to join ILAMS? Click HERE.

Information:
Web site
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0844 847 9911
Tickets: £20 | £10 concessions | £6 Early-birds | FREE to ILAMS Members (limited availibility; reservations to info@ilams.org.uk)

 

Balada Mexicana: A Celebration of Mexican Classical Music

Thu 1 December 2011, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Three of the UK's leading Mexican artists join forces to celebrate the sumptuous classical music, opera and popular songs of Mexico from Ponce to the present day, including the world premiere ofLa Calavera Catrina for guitar by Stephen McNeff inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead Festivities.

Jesús León tenor | Patricia Romero piano | Morgan Szymanski guitar
 
Ricardo Castro Valse Capriccio
Manuel M. Ponce Gavota | Balada Mexicana | Three Mexican Pieces
Donizetti ‘Ed ancor la tremenda porta, come spirto angelico’ from Roberto Devereux
Stephen McNeff La Calavera Catrina
Julio César Oliva Siempre Sabines | Sketches of Mexico
 
 
This is an ILAMS concert in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico.
 
    
 

 

Information:
Web site
E-mail
07762 731010
Tickets: £12 on the door | £10 in advance | FREE to ILAMS Members

 

Come and Sing the Victoria 'Requiem'!

Sat 26 November 2011, 10.00am
St Peter's Church
Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

Victoria is undoubtedly Spain’s greatest ever composer and is also considered one of the most important composers of the late Renaissance, along with Palestrina. His Requiem is one of the most astonishing-ever settings of the Requiem Mass, replete with grief and passion - the summation of both his art and the Spanish Renaissance tradition.

Join us in a performance of the monumental Requiem to mark Victoria's 400th anniversary. If you are an amateur singer passionate about classical music with some prior experience of choral performance don’t miss this rare opportunity to work under the baton of Carlos Fernández Aransay, the UK’s foremost Hispanic vocal music conductor and Director of the UK’s only specialist choir in Iberican repertoire, the acclaimed Coro Cervantes.

Singers will need to provide their own copy of the score, which is widely available in all good sheet music stores, or can also be downloaded for free HERE.  Please note that lunch and refreshments are not included.  Attire for the concert performance is black shirt/top (no jackets) with black skirt/trousers.

Registration is via www.ilams.org.uk/victoria.htm.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the final concert at 7.30pm free of charge, with no booking required.

       

Information:
Web site
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07762 731010
Tickets: £40 | £30 ILAMS members | Admission to the concert is free.

 

Tomás Luis de Victoria Symposium & Concert

Sat 29 October 2011, 2.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

To mark the 400th anniversary of Spain’s greatest-ever composer, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1584-1611), one of the most important composers of the late Renaissance, ILAMS joins forces with the Instituto Cervantes London to bring together the UK’s foremost Victoria experts in an afternoon of talks, concluding with a round-table discussion and a short musical performance.  Programme includes:

1. Noel O’Regan (University of Edinburgh): 'A Tale of Two Cities': Victoria between Rome and Madrid

Tomás Luis de Victoria's productive life was divided fairly equally between Rome and Madrid. In Rome he was a Spaniard, a member of what was in many ways a colonial elite. In Madrid he may well have been seen as a Roman, at least in musical terms. Victoria played a crucial role as transmitter of music and musical style between the two cities. This paper will look at aspects of that transmission, particularly from a Roman perspective.

2. Owen Rees (University of Oxford): The Six-voice ‘Requiem’ and its Context

This paper reviews the circumstances of the composition and first performances of Victoria's six-voice Requiem, following the death of the Empress Maria in 1603. It then considers intriguing aspects of the 1605 published edition of the work, and finally it sets the music into the context of Requiem settings from the Iberian world in this period.

3. Javier Marín López (University of Jaén, Spain): Tomás Luis de Victoria, or Polyphony and Ideologies in Colonial Latin America

This presentation explores the practice of Renaissance Latin polyphony using Tomás Luis de Victoria and his American dissemination as a case study of how music became a powerful ideological tool and a symbol of prestige and status in front of the native cultures which had not developed a written polyphonic musical tradition.

4. Round-table discussion 

With special guest Carlos Fernández Aransay, the UK’s foremost Hispanic vocal music conductor and Director of the UK’s only specialist choir in Iberican repertoire, the acclaimed Coro Cervantes.

5. Concert

The day's proceedings will be rounded with a short musical performance by the pre-eminent liturgical vocal group Cantores Missaewww.cantoresmissae.co.uk

            

Information:
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07762 731010
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation £3

 

London Classical Guitar Festival 2011

13 September 2011 - 17 September 2011, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

 

The International Guitar Festival is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. The festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, this festival is a 'must'.

13th September Morgan Szymanski & Harriet MacKenzie
14th September 28 Strings Guitar Quartet
15th September Lazhar Cherouana
16th September Celso Machado
17th September Celso Machado masterclasses | Festival Closing Gala
 

This festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, KAPA Productions and the Seville International Guitar Competition


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required | ILAMS Members may reserve their seat by email

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk 

 

Bárbara Llanes: UK Debut of 'THE' Cuban Soprano

Fri 3 December 2010, 1.10pm
St James’s Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

ILAMS is privileged to present the UK debut of Bárbara Llanes, Cuba's prima soprano and one of the world's leading bel canto singers.  Fusing a colourful Cuban sensibility with ferocious Russian coloratura technique, Bárbara Llanes' performances are truly awe-inspiring.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Bárbara Llanes in London performing a selection of opera arias and Spanish zarzuela, alongside art songs from her native Cuba rarely performed in the UK.

Bárbara Llanes, soprano
Helen Glaisher-Hernández, piano
 
Mozart ‘Non mi dir’ from Don Giovanni
Verdi ‘Caro Nome’ from Rigoletto
Bellini ‘Qui la voce sua soave’ from Puritani
Vives ‘Ruiseñor’ from Doña Francisquita
Gisela Hernández Mi corazón lo trajo el mar | Única mar Sólo por el rocío | De prisa tierra, de prisa
Ernesto Lecuona Quiero ser hombre | La señora luna Señor jardinero Canción del amor triste |Balada de amor | Canta Ruiseñor

For a sneak preview of the performance you can listen to Bárbara Llanes singing Vives' Ruiseñorlive with the Cuban National Orchestra conducted by Enrique Pérez Mesa at the Amadeo Roldán Theatre in Havana by clicking HERE.

Information:
Web site
Tickets: Admission free; suggested donation £3.50

 

London Classical Guitar Festival 2010

11 May 2010 - 15 May 2010, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

 

The International Guitar Festival is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. The festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, this festival is a 'must'.

11th May Marios Argiros & Dimitris Dekavallas
12th May Appassionata Trio
13th May Christian Saggese
14th May John Williams
15th May Festival Closing Gala
 

This festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required | ILAMS Members may reserve their seat by email

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk 

 

LCGF: John Williams Explores the Life and Music of Barrios

Fri 14 May 2010, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54 Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Guitar legend John Williams, ‘recognised as one of, if not the greatest, classical guitarists of his time’, makes a rare appearance on the London stage to explore the life and music of the seminal Latin guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios Mangoré, in an open discussion.

www.johnwilliamsguitar.com

*Click here to join ILAMS and reserve your seat.

The LCGF is sponsored by Christopher Pollard Tours www.christopherpollardtours.com

LONDON CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 8852 3381
Tickets: Admission free; exclusive reservations for ILAMS members*

 

Coro Cervantes: 'The Sacred Made Music'

Wed 21 October 2009, 7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

A concert of Spanish sacred choral music inspired by the National Gallery exhibition The Sacred Made Real

In the 17th century, sacred music tried to bring the faithful closer to the divine by heightening the emotions of the listener, something painting and sculpture endeavoured to do through a realistic depiction of the main subjects of the church. These universal religious themes have inspired composers through the centuries to produce some of their most intense and beautiful works. This concert follows these subjects - as indeed does the exhibition - with the 17th century as starting point and main point of focus, including some of the pinnacles of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism and the 20th century, and the Ave Maria by Rodrigo, which follows the long tradition of Marian musical pieces in Spain.

Conductor: Carlos Fernández Aransay

With special guests:

Fábio Zanon, guitar
Frances Kelly, Baroque harp
Debra Skeen, soprano
Sally Jackson, shawm
Helen Glaisher-Hernández, piano

Part I: 

Meditations on Death
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) Officium Defunctorum. Introitus: Requiem æternam 
Miguel Juan Marqués (active 1641-1661) Versa est in luctum

The Passion of Christ 
Joan Cererols (1618-1680) ¡Ay, qué dolor! 
Fernando Sor (1778-1839) O Crux 
Vicente Goicoechea (1854-1916) Christus factus est 
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) Salmo VI del Oficio de Difuntos 
Carlos Suriñach (1915-1997) Via Crucis (with guitar)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1958) Romancero gitano (Federico García Lorca) (with guitar)

Part II:

Saints, prophets and martyrs
Pablo Casals (1876-1973) O vos omnes
Federico Mompou (1893-1987) Cantar del alma (solo soprano, choir and piano)

The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) Ave María (in 8, in two choirs)
Mateo Romero (ca.1575-1647) Soberana María 
Joan Cererols (1618-1680) Salve Regina en Ecos (8 singers and continuo in 2 choirs)
Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) Ave María

The Birth of Baby Jesus
Antón García Abril (1933-) Vos en Belén, Si quieres subir al cielo 
Juan Bautista Comes (1582-1643) ¡Terremoto, qué ruido!

 
Sponsored by Banco Santander and Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España
 
Image: Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), The Virgin of Mercy of Las Cuevas, about 1644–55,
Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville © Photo Imagen M.A.S.  

*ILAMS members can claim 20% off on all ticket prices for this event.  To obtain the discount code, please email us via the Contact Us page, with 'Coro Cervantes, October' in the subject box and select 'Concerts' from the dropdown menu.

Part of the ILAMS October Rodrigo Festival.

Information:
St John's, Smith Square
Web site
E-mail
020 7222 1061
Tickets: £20, £15, £10 (ILAMS members* and concessions 20% off)

 

Rodrigo Festival

1 October 2009 - 30 October 2009United Kingdom

A month-long festival commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of one of Spain's greatest cultural icons and musical dreamers, Joaquín Rodrigo.

1st October Graham Wade (lecture) Canning House
7th October 'Aranjuez mon amour' with Cecilia Rodrigo & Carlos Bonell Canning House
16th October 'The Unknown Rodrigo: Chamber Works' with Morgan Szymanski & Friends St James's Piccadilly
19th October 'Rodrigo, Four Hands' with the Moreno-Gistaín Piano Duo Bolívar Hall
21st October 'The Sacred Made Music' with Coro Cervantes St John's Smith Square
27th October International Joaquín Rodrigo Competition Winners I: Lena Semenova & Edward Neeman St Martin-in-the-Fields
30th October International Joaquín Rodrigo Competition Winners I: Edward Neeman Bolívar Hall

This Festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo, with the kind support of the Gobierno de Aragón, Canning House, Spanish Embassy Cultural Office and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


BOOKINGS www.ilams.org.uk

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'Aranjuez mon amour': the Life and Music of Joaquín Rodrigo in his Own Words, with Cecilia Rodrigo and Carlos Bonell

Wed 7 October 2009, 7.30pm
Canning House
2 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PJ
United Kingdom

Cecilia Rodrigo introduces and reads a fascinating collection of letters and essays written by her father, composer Joaquín Rodrigo, with a script compiled by guitarist Carlos Bonell. Together with Bonell playing music by Falla, Sanz, Sainz de la Maza and Rodrigo himself, the presentation will include letters to some of Spain’s leading artists of the last century, including Segovia, Mompou, and Manuel de Falla, and his future wife Victoria K. The letters reveal a personal and artistic struggle to find success and satisfaction, and are a vivid evocation of the turbulent times which Joaquin Rodrigo’s long life (1901-1999) encompassed.

‘High art…a virtuoso performance. A keen aural imagination, and the technique to reproduce the subtlety of tints and tones he hears, is what makes the playing of Bonell so distinctive.’ The Times

Carlos Bonell was born in London of Spanish parents and studied at the Royal College of Music with John Williams, where he was appointed the youngest ever professor in 1972. He gained prominence in 1981 through his recording for Decca of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. He has made more than 20 LP, CD and DVD recordings, received a Grammy nomination, and has been awarded the prestigious Spanish prize Premio Trujamán. Since 2006 Carlos has been helping Sir Paul McCartney in notating and recording a concerto for guitar and orchestra. The work was featured in a June 2007 cover article by The New Yorker magazine.

Programme to include:

Joaquín Rodrigo La sarabanda lejana
Joaquín Rodrigo 'Fandango' (from 3 piezas españolas)
Joaquín Rodrigo Sonata a la bolero
Joaquín Rodrigo Ya se van los pastores (arr. J. Rodrigo)
Joaquín Rodrigo Pequeña sevillana 
Joaquín Rodrigo En los trigales
Joaquín Rodrigo Theme from ‘Adagio’ from Concierto de Aranjuez
Regino Sainz de la Maza Peteneras
Gaspar Sanz Selection of pieces that inspired Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Manuel de Falla Homenaje a Debussy

N.B. Narration in English.

www.queenguitarrhapsodies.com

Part of the ILAMS October Rodrigo Festival.

Information:
Canning House Cultural Office
Web site
E-mail
020 7235 2303 ext. 222
Tickets: £15, £10 members of ILAMS and Canning House

 

London Classical Guitar Festival 2009

16 September 2009 - 25 September 2009, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

 

The International Guitar Festival is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. The festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, this festival is a 'must'.

16th September Daniela Rossi | Farsa Monea | Amanda Cook
17th September Christian Saggese
18th September Walter Clark | Fernando Espí
23rd September Ahmed Dickinson
24th September Morgan Szymanski & Guillaume Lacoste
25th September Festival Closing Gala
 

This festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with the kind support of Christopher Pollard Tours and Les Productions d'OZ


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required | ILAMS Members may reserve their seat by email

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk 

 

'Commemorating the Tárrega Centenary'

Fri 18 September 2009, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54 & 58 Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) is rightly regarded as the patriarch of the modern classical guitar. He was a superb virtuoso, a very influential teacher, a gifted composer, and he was also a prolific transcriber and arranger of music for the guitar.

7.30pm, Pre-concert Talk: Francisco Tárrega and the Art of Guitar Transcription, by Walter Aaron Clark

The lecture will examine this aspect of Tárrega's career, paying particular attention to his transcriptions of Spanish classics by his friend and compatriot Isaac Albéniz, the renowned pianist and composer, who also died in 1909.  Walter A. Clark is a professor of musicology at the University of California, Riverside, and director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music. He has authored major biographies of Albéniz and Granados, both published by Oxford. A student of Pepe Romero, he also holds a master's degree in classical guitar.

8.45pm, Concert: Fernando Espí

'... an emerging new talent .... an outstanding guitarist of the new generation.' Classical Guitar

‘Fernando Espí’s performances are rooted in an authentic, historically informed approach. The result is at once beautiful and very exciting.’ Gramophone

Spanish guitarist and Valencian compatriot of Tárrega, Fernando Espí, offers an overview of Tárrega’s various facets, from monumental works such as the Recuerdos de la Alhambra to some of his lesser-known gems, including some of the transcriptions which were crucial in widening what was previously an extremely limited repertoire.

Francisco Tárrega 2 Mazurkas: 'Sueño', 'Marieta'
Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Ruperto Chapí Serenata morisca (transcription by Tárrega)
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Francisco Tárrega 2 Polkas: 'Pepita', 'Rosita'
Francisco Tárrega 2 Waltzes: 'Gran Vals', 'Las Dos Hermanas'
Francisco Tárrega Early Dances: 'Pavana', 'Gavota María'
Joaquín Malats Serenata Española  (transcription by Tárrega)
Francisco Tárrega Gran jota de concierto

www.fernandoespi.com
http://www.music.ucr.edu/people/faculty/clark/ 

*Entry to this event is free but reservations are limited to ILAMS members only. Non-ILAMS members are therefore advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.  ILAMS members can reserve tickets by email through the Contact Us page.

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7388 5788
Tickets: *Free entry

 

Classico Latino Album Launch

Sun 26 April 2009, 7.30pm
St John's, Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

'Classico Latino play with panache and purpose.' Songlines Magazine

A gala concert with crossover piano trio, Classico Latino, in advance of their performances at the Festival Mono Nuñez in Colombia, and in celebration of the launch of their new album: Serenata. Classic Latino will perform an evening of classic Latin-American tunes, including famous cumbiaspasillosjoropos and boleros, all in their own unique arrangements, blending popular rhythms and melodies with a refined classical sensibility.

Lizzie Ball violin | Ivan Guevara-Bernal piano | Graham Walker cello

Gutiérrez Alma llanera
Anon El Sanjuanero
Wills El voluntario
Restrepo El cafetero
Martín Carmentea
Walker El pasil inglés
Guerrero Juegos de salón
Alvarez Mi buenaventura
Guevara Alice in Wonderland | Melodía de serenata
Greever Te quiero dijiste
Carillo Sabor a mí | Dos gardenias
Ruiz Usted
Abreu Tico-tico no fuba
Villiamil Si pasas por Sau Gil
Matos La cumparsita
Gardel Volver
Padilla El relicanio
Asius La fena de mauizales

Click HERE to watch a video

www.classicolatino.com

This event is organised by ILAMS with the kind sponsorship of Soliman Travel


TICKETS £15, £12, £10
BOOKINGS 020 7222 1061 | www.sjss.org.uk
 

 

Elena Romero Centenary Concert

Fri 7 November 2008, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

A centenary concert to celebrate the life and music of Elena Romero, composition student of Joaquín Turina and first Spanish woman conductor.

María José Sánchez soprano | Diego Carneiro cello | Matthew Jones violin/viola | Alberto Portugheis piano

Elena Romero Villancico | Ronda de siesta | Si la luna fuera espejo | Dicen que me case yo | Cantiga | Habanera | Canzonetta | Canción de Cuna | Danza Rústica | Adagio and Rondo | Tres piezas breves | Tardes tristes | Paseo | Naturaleza y metafísica | Divertimento | Fantasía Española | El cantar | Luna sin retorno | El ángel de los números | Cuatro poemas (All UK premieres)

http://mujeresenlamusica.blogspot.com

This event is organised by ILAMS with the kind support of the Asociación Mujeres en la Música


TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required
 

 

International Guitar Festival

17 September 2008 - 20 September 2008Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

The International Guitar Festival is the UK's No. 1 classical guitar festival. We celebrate the Latin roots of our favourite musical instrument with a feast of music from Spain, Portugal and Latin America performed by leading artists from around the world. The festival's natural home, the Bolívar Hall, provides an acoustic unrivalled in the UK for classical guitar, and a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy this colourful repertoire. The guitar is at the heart of Latin classical music culture, so for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Iberican classical music, this festival is a 'must'.

17th September Rossi-Pompilio Duo
18th September Ponce Commemoration Concert: Morgan Szymanski and Friends
19th September Escolaso Trio
20th September Festival Gala with special guests Morris Lenson Duo, Simone Iannarelli, Eurico Pereira & Justin Hyer
 

This festival is organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required | ILAMS Members may reserve their seat by email

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk
 

 

Douglas Riva & Coro Cervantes: UK Premiere of Granados' 'El cant de les estrelles'

Fri 16 May 2008, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

Witness an historic event: the UK premiere of Enrique Granados' El cant de les estrelles - a score lost after its premiere with the composer at the piano in 1911 and now serendipitously unearthed - with special guest pianist, Douglas Riva, whose work towards reviving the piece has been crucial. The concert also boasts a host of other UK premieres of works by GoicoecheaLedesmaVivesOtañoAlbéniz, and Mompou.

Coro Cervantes | Cardiff Polyphonic Choir | Debra Skeen soprano | Anthony Hawgood tenor | Charles Matthewsorgan | Douglas Riva piano | Carlos Fernández Aransay director

Ferrán Sors O Crux
Vicente Goicoechea Christus factus est (UK premiere)
Pau Casals O vos omnes | Organ solo
Nicolás Ledesma Salve Regina (UK premiere)
Amadeo Vives O salutaris (UK premiere)
Nemesio Otaño Tota pulchra est Maria (UK premiere)
Isaac Albéniz Salmo VI (UK premiere)
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma (UK premiere)
Enrique Granados Salve Regina | L'herba del'amor | Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor | El cant de les estrelles (UK premiere)
 

This event is organised by ILAMS in association with the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy and is part of the Southbank Centre's 'Chorus' Festival


TICKETS £22, £18, £15, £11, £8

BOOKINGS www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MORE INFORMATION customer@southbankcentre.co.uk
 

 

Homage to Antonio Lauro

Wed 10 October 2007, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

We celebrate the life and work of the renowned Venezuelan musician and composer, Antonio Lauro (1917-1986), in his 90th anniversary year. The wide-ranging programme will explore his guitar and piano music, to be contrasted by interpretations that will reflect the traditions of Venezuela and songs by some of his contemporaries, including Vicente Emilio Sojo and Inocente Carreño.

Clara Rodríguez piano | Galo Cerón guitar & cuatro | Luzmira Zerpa voice & cuatro | Morgan Szymanski guitar | Ahmed Dickinson guitar | Al Mobbs bass | Stefanie Read soprano | Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

www.clararodriguez.com | www.galoceron.com | www.morganszymanski.co.uk | www.ahmeddickinson.com

This event is organised by ILAMS as part of the London International Guitar Festival, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 


TICKETS Free admission

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 07931 590911 | david@davidyoungmusic.co.uk | www.carlosbonell.com
 

 

Ginastera Festival

11 January 2006 - 8 December 2006United Kingdom

A series of concerts in London throughout 2006 celebrating the life of Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), his music and Argentina.

11th January José Menor Wigmore Hall
15th February Rafael Gintoli & Alberto Portugheis St James's Piccadilly
13th March Morgan Szymanski Wigmore Hall
28th March Southbank Sinfonia, Matilda Hofman, Sara Trickey, Alberto Portugheis St John's Smith Square
11th April Assai String Quartet & Alberto Portugheis Wigmore Hall
24th April Aída Dopchiz & Sebastián Beltramini St James's Piccadilly
1st June Coro Cervantes, Carlos Fernández Aransay, Alberto Portugheis & Morgan Szymanski Wigmore Hall
30th June Nancy Lee Harper St James's Piccadilly
13th July Alfredo Corral Steinway Hall
16th August Pilar Aragón & Alberto Portugheis St James's Piccadilly
7th September Germán Torre St Martin-in-the-Fields
15th September Luis Parés Bolívar Hall
25th September Simon Tedeschi St James's Piccadilly
26th September Alberto Portugheis piano masterclass Steinway Hall
20th October Ricardo Sciammarella & Eva Pereda St James's Piccadilly
26th October Emilio Peroni Steinway Hall
2nd November The London Schubert Players, Pedro Calderón, Fabio Zanon St John's Smith Square
3rd November Fabio Zanon guitar masterclass Bolívar Hall
9th November Fabio Zanon Canning House
8th December Valentín Surif Bolívar Hall
 
The Ginastera Festival 2006 is organised by ILAMS under the patronage of the Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Federico Mirré and with the kind support of the Institutu Ramon Llull, the Spanish Embassy Cultural Office, YCAT, Steinway & Sons and Canning House.

BOOKINGS www.ilams.org.uk

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk
 

 

Ginastera Festival: Coro Cervantes 10th Anniversary Concert

Thu 1 June 2006, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

6pm PRE-CONCERT TALK

Georgina Ginastera, daughter of composer Alberto Ginastera will be in conversation with Alberto Portugheis at 6pm in the Bechstein Room.

7.30pm CONCERT

Carlos Fernández Aransay and the Coro Cervantes - a unique professional choir based in Britain dedicated solely to the music of Iberian and Latin American composers - come to the Wigmore Hall to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a programme centred around Ginastera's landmark choral work, the Lamentaciones de Jeremías Propheta.

Coro Cervantes | Carlos Fernández Aransay conductor | Alberto Portugheis piano | Morgan Szymanski guitar

Carlos Guastavino Indianas No. 1
Alberto Ginastera Canción al árbol del olvido | Lamentaciones de Jeremías Propheta
Astor Piazzolla Libertango | Verano porteño
Rodolfo Halffter Tres epitafios Op. 17
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe | Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Romancero gitano

This event is organised by ILAMS as part of the Ginastera Festival 2006 - a series of concerts in London celebrating the life of Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), his music, and Argentina


TICKETS £20, £18, £14, £10

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

MORE INFORMATION boxoffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk

Ginastera Festival 2006: José Menor

Wed 11 January 2006, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

'A superb recital by the young Spanish pianist José Menor, whose beguiling mix of finesse and fire lit up a programme of striking contrasts.' The Daily Telegraph

Recognised as one of the best pianists of the new generation, José Menor presents solo works by Alberto Ginastera, including a world premiere, alongside pieces from his native Spain.

Alberto Ginastera 8 Piezas infantiles (world premiere) | Tres piezas Op. 6 | Preludios americanos(selection) | Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes Op. 19 | Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
Federico Mompou Canciónes y danzas (selection)
Isaac Albéniz Iberia (selection)

www.josemenor.net

Click HERE to watch a video

This concert is part of the ILAMS Ginastera Festival 2006 and is sponsored by the Ramon Llull Institute and the Spanish Embassy in London

Information:
Web site
E-mail
020 7935 2141

 

 

 

 

 

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