Concerts at the Cervantes

Concerts at the Cervantes

2016 Season 

 

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

*Please note change of venue*

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

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a recital by the legendary Bolivian guitarist, Piraí Vaca 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, Piraí 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, including exuberant classical rarities from the artist's native Bolivia.

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

Enrique Granados Danza No. 5 (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Isaac Albéniz Serenata española (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Gilberto Rojas Guadalquivir (arr. Fernando Arduz)
Alfredo Domínguez Feria (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Jorge Luna Alma cruceña (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Eduardo Martín Preludio y Son
Traditional Bolivian Danza del Altiplano (arr. Leo Brouwer)
Quique Sinesi Cielo abierto
Francisco Tárrega Variaciones sobre la jota aragonesa
Cergio Prudencio El ángel de la lluvia

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

www.piraivaca.com

Image by Enrique Menacho

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Bolivian Embassy and Wines from Spain


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment

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

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

 

 

 

 


 

Previous Events

 

guitarrísimo: 'Cervantes and his Bigüela' with Alfredo 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 Alfredo 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.

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!

The guitarrísimo series is a collaboration between the Instituto Cervantes and the Iberian and Latin American Music Society, organised with the kind support of The Lute Society and Wines of 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)

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

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.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

 

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.

PLUS Enjoy a complementary wine reception 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 of 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 www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION 020 7235 0353 | info@ilams.org.uk

 
 

 

 


2015 Season 

Oatridge-Brown Duo: Estrada do Sol (Road to the Sun)

Thu 26 February 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Brown clearly plays with technical command and musical sophistication.’ Classical Guitar Magazine 

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Inaugurating the 2015 programme is the oboe-guitar Oatridge-Brown Duo, blending classical and popular traditions with a programme of Latin-flavoured works, including perennial favourites by PiazzollaRavelLauro and Machado, and spoken interludes to elucidate the music's cultural contexts. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Spain and Latin America.

PLUS join us before the concert at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango | Five Pieces
David Leisner Tango Solitaire
Maurice Ravel Pièce en forme de habanera
Alfonso Montes Preludio de adiós
Antonio Lauro Virgilio
Celso Machado Musiques populaires brésiliennes
 
Click HERE to watch a video clip
 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series


 
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.

MORE INFORMATIONinfo@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 


Helen Sanderson & Ahmed Dickinson: Cuban Music on Two Guitars

 

Thu 30 April 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 emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Continuing the 2015 programme is a new collaboration between Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas and Helen Sanderson, exploring the little-known but compelling two-guitar repertoire of Cuba. With irresistible Cuban rhythms, this is music for the feet as well as the heart. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Latin America.

PLUS join us before the concert at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Héctor Angulo Para Roberto y Clara
Carlos Fariñas Música para dos guitarras (UK premiere)
Eduardo Martín Suite Habana | Sones y flores | Aguas profundas (UK premiere) | Hasta Alicia baila | Preludio, canto y rezo a Obatalá
 
Click HERE to hear a clip
 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series, with the kind support of the BritishSpanish Society


 
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.

MORE INFORMATIONinfo@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 


Laura Ruhí-Vidal & Maria Camahort: Songs from Catalonia

 

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

6.00pm PRE-CONCERT TALK

Musicologist and Gerhard specialist, Trevor Walshaw, will present a pre-concert talk: Exile and Solitude in the Texts of Robert Gerhard.

7.00pm CONCERT

Concerts at the Cervantes is an exciting new platform for outstanding emerging artists in the field of Iberican classical music. Closing the present season, soprano Laura Ruhí-Vidal and classical guitarist María Camahort perform a programme of Catalan works by Roberto Gerhard and his contemporaries, including new arrangements by Camahort, to highlight the Cervantes' forthcoming Gerhard exhibition. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful classical music of Spain.

PLUS join us before the concert at 6.30pm for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine

Roberto Gerhard Cantares
Frederic Mompou Cantar del alma | Combat del somni: 'Damunt de tu només les flors'
Enrique GranadosTonadillas al estilo antiguo
Feliu Gasull Tres quarts de sis
Eduard Toldrà Canticel | Maig | Menta i Farigola
(Traditional Catalan) La pressó de Lleida

www.mariacamahort.com | https://lauraruhividal.wordpress.com

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Concerts at the Cervantes series


 
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 
Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is recommended.

MORE INFORMATIONinfo@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 

 

 

 

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