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Pictures from 'Cervantes and his Bigüela' now online

Alfred FernandezMany thanks to photographer, Eva Morales, for capturing our last guitarrísimo event so beautifully. To view the images on our Flickr site click HERE.
The series continues next week with Morgan Szymanski: 'The Mexican Guitar' on the 9th June, also at the Instituto Cervantes. With only a few tickets remaning we recommend booking ASAP!:
We hope to see you there!
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guitarrísimo: 'The Mexican Guitar' with Morgan Szymanski

Thu 9 June 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
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

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

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) |


*Last few tickets remaining - book now to avoid disappointment*



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Paraguayan Children Prove the Power of Music

Paraguayan Children
Image: Nick Procaylo


A decade ago, it would have been inconceivable that a 10-year-old girl like Cinthia Servin would be playing a violin, let alone playing with an orchestra before sold-out crowds... READ MORE

Off the Beaten Track, Part 1


Rather than dwell on you new releases, I thought it would be opportune to start an occasional series to shine a light on a some interesting recordings from over the past few years, that remain intrinsically interesting and may have passed unnoticed:

Golijov arr Grau: Nazareno (download)

Katia and Marielle Labeque commissioned Gonzalo Grau to arrange a suite from La Pasión de San Marco for 2 pianos, percussion and orchestra. Played by the pianists and accompanied by Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Leon, c/w Ginastera and Revueltas. Golijov’s alternative mass setting hits the dance floor with a smile and some smart Cuban rhythms. Something to enjoy in a lighter vein.

Ramírez: Misa criolla and popular devotional Early Music

This is an album of distinctive... READ MORE

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'Para cantar un tango hay que ser bien porteño y haberlo mamado.'

'To sing tango one must be a true porteño and have grown up with it.'

Amelita Baltar 

Argentine tango singer
Tallis Scholars
Click HERE to watch the Tallis Scholars conducted by Peter Phillips performing Tomás Luis de Victoria's First Lamentation for Maundy Thursday
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                                           For complete listings please click HERE


Quimantu: 'Cantata Socavón'

Fri 10 June 2016, 8.30pm
Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King Street
W6 0QL
United Kingdom

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

'A magnificent musical, cultural and academic work, which will remain as an artistic legacy for the future.' Martin Morales

This concert performance of the Cantata Socavón by the renowned Anglo-Chilean groupQuimantu, with guest musicians and narrator Selma Ortíz, will be the live world premiere of this major work, composed by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga. The history of the coal-mining region of Chile is narrated in 12 musical movements with narrative passages.

Mauricio Venegas-Astorga voice, guitars | Laura Venegas voice, bass, bombo | Yuri Betancourt voice, guitar, flutes | Rachel Pantin violin | Galvarino Ceron guitar | Jess Martinsaxophone | Julia Wagner ‘Cello | Mark Troop piano | Paul Taylor trumpet | Selma Ortiznarration

Click HERE to watch a video

This event is part of the Festival Voces Chilenas en Gran Bretaña – Chilean Voices in Great Britain at the Lyric Hammersmith

TICKETS £15 | £8 Concessions | Free admission to under-16s


MORE INFORMATION 020 8741 6850 |


'Americas': Two Centuries of Art Songs

Fri 17 June 2016, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
United Kingdom

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

'Americas' presents an exciting musical journey exploring the rich and exotic repertoire from North to South America. The works presented at this concert showcase the diversity of styles and influences that inspired composers from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, USA and many more. The meeting of soprano Gabriella Di Laccio with pianist Clélia Iruzun creates a very entertaining programme and gives those unfamiliar to North American to South American art song a taste of what is to be found in this vast and varied continent.

Amy Beach 3 Shakespeare Songs 
Antonio Estévez Arrunango
Theodoro Varcarcél Suray surita
Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas
Waldemar Henrique Foi bôto sinhá | Tamba-Tajá | Uirapuru | ABC de lampeão | Boi bumbá 
Heitor Villa-Lobos Singing Tree | Food for Thought
George Gershwin By Strauss | Boy Wanted |

TICKETS Admission free

BOOKINGS No booking required


'Para Deus e Para Rei': Manuel Cardoso at 450

Sat 18 June 2016, 7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street
United Kingdom

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

Manuel Cardoso, perhaps the greatest composer of Portugal’s late-blossoming musical Renaissance, was famed both for his religious virtue and his musical gifts. His career spanned the period of national liberation from Spanish rule. King Philip of Spain was a patron, and King João IV of Portugal kept a portrait of the composer in his music library. Cardoso’s polyphony displays the technical refinement of Palestrina but bathed in harmonic richness, laden with suspensions and flecked with chromatic colour, to produce moments of directness and emotional turbulence that surpass the Italian master. The opulent and haunting Missa Miserere mihi Domine will be complemented by motets by CardosoDuarteLobo and other contemporaries.

The Renaissance Singers | David Allinson conductor


On the door £14 | £12 Concessions
In advance £12 | £10 Concessions


MORE INFORMATION 07739 885810 | |


Latino Ladino

Sun 26 June 2016, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
United Kingdom

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

Yaniv d’Or and Ensemble NAYA released their first album to great critical acclaim, and Gramophone magazine selected it as one of their top 10 recordings of the year. They return to Wigmore Hall, now joining forces with the ravishing ensemble, Barrocade, with a collection of music from the South in a project entitled Latino Ladino. Mesmerising voices and instruments explore the distinct musical worlds of the Spanish, Jewish and South American traditions in an entirely original combination of these distantly-related musical legacies. 

Yaniv d'Or countertenor | Ensemble NAYA | Barrocade | Amit Tiefenbrunn viola da gamba

Traditional Shalom Aleichem
Francisco Escalada Canten dos jilguerillos
Trad/Ladino A la una yo nací | Avre tu puerta cerrada | Axerico de quinze años | Morikos | Hija mía | El Rey de Francia | Los guisados de la berenjena
Etienne Moulinié Rio de Sevilla
Gaspar Sanz Canarios | Marizápalos
Yaniv d'Or La soledad de la nochada
Biagio Marini Passacaglia in G minor
Isaac Albéniz Suite española Op. 47: 'Asturias (Leyenda)'
Violetta Parra Gracias a la vida
Vincenzo Calestani Damigella tutta bella

TICKETS £36, £30, £25, £20, £15 | £5 Under-35s

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 |



For complete listings please click HERE

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