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We would like to open this final newsletter of 2016 by thanking everyone involved with ILAMS this year - those who performed for us and attended our events; to our members, sponsors, partners and all of our wonderful volunteers working hard behind the scenes. Without you, our work would not be possible. We look forward to sharing wonderful music together with you all again in 2017. See you in the New Year!
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   Upcoming ILAMS concerts

Cristina Cavalli: 'Retratos'

Tue 27 December 2016, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

Italian pianist Cristina Cavalli makes her debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where she will be offering a taste of her latest recording project. Retratos (Portraits) explores the idea of sound-painting from different perspectives, including the musical portraiture of people, places and landscapes, by a selection of composers from Europe and South America.

Joaquín Rodrigo Cuatro piezas: 'Caleseras'
Segei Rachmaninov Elegy Op. 3, No. 1
Giuseppe Devastato Toccata
Carlos Guastavino Tres cantos populares | Cantilenas (Selection)
Franz Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase
Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas

Click HERE to watch a video clip

TICKETS Admission free | Suggested donation £3.50

BOOKINGS No booking required, seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

MORE INFORMATION 020 7766 1100 |


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First Edition of ILAMS' Echoes Festival Closes to a Capacity Audience at
St Martin-in-the-Fields

Image by Alan Barnes: José Menor performs at the inaugural Festival concert at St John's Smith Square on 2nd November

The inaugural edition of ILAMS' Echoes Festival closed on 25th November with a concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields, given by the Erato Piano Trio performing a programme of... READ MORE
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A Selection of Stocking-Fillers

*Villa-Lobos: Complete   Guitar Manuscripts
*Todo Tango 2
*Latin Perspective
*Granados: Orchestral   Works Vol. 3
*Mompou: Selected
  Works Vol. 2

With the festive season fast approaching I have collected a handful of releases not reviewed by us this last year that seem to me that little more special, and well deserving of your attention.

I start with a selection music from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico. A DVD of a film with a social comment and great music is given a surprise release from Naxos (2.110372). This is the classic 1935 Mexican film Redes... 

   Video of the Month
Quote of the Month

'In life you can never be first in anything...
I only aspire to be an improved Joaquín Rodrigo.'

Joaquín Rodrigo
Spanish Composer
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Click HERE to get into the Christmas spirit with the Coro Reyes Bartlet performing 'La huida' from Ariel Ramírez's festive suite, Navidad nuestra in Tenerife, Spain.
   Other Concerts we Recommend this Month

                                          For complete listings please click HERE

Juan Peréz Floristán

Thu 12 January 2017, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall
36, Wigmore Street
United Kingdom

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

1st-Prize and Audience-Award winner of the 2015 Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition makes his Wigmore Hall debut. Juan Peréz Floristán is one of the leading new generation of Spanish and European musicians.

Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor S178
Claude Debussy Préludes
Béla Bartok Sonata Sz80
George Gershwin Three Preludes
Alberto Ginastera Danzas argentinas Op. 2

This event is supported by Santander

Image by Mario Marzo

TICKETS £25, £23, £20, £18, £15 | Discount of 10% for groups of 12 or more | £5 students (Please call box office and quote “student offer”) | Under-35s Ticket Scheme available

BOOKINGS 020 7935 2141 |



Craig Ogden: 'Bach to The Beatles'

Fri 20 January 2017, 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
M2 3WS
United Kingdom

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

Craig Ogden classical guitar | Royal Northern Sinfonia

J.S. Bach 'Prelude' from Lute Suite BWV 997
Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Isaac Albéniz 'Asturias' from Chants d'espagne
Luigi Boccherini 'Fandango' from Quintet No. 4 in D, G448
Heitor Villa-Lobos Prelude No. 1 in E Minor
Carlos Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
Isaias Savio Batucada
Joaquín Rodrigo 'Españoleta' from Fantasía para un gentilhombre
AnonJeux interdits (Spanish Romance)
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
The Beatles Blackbird | Yesterday | Michelle | Something | And I Love Her | Come Together | Here Comes the Sun | Fool on the Hill | Eleanor Rigby

Part of Craig Ogden's 'Big Guitar Weekend': A three-day event of concerts, workshops, film and foyer events all curated by Craig Ogden

TICKETS £42 - £17

BOOKINGS 0161 907 9000 |



An Evening at the Alhambra

Sat 21 January 2017, 6.30pm
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington
W14 8LZ
United Kingdom

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

'Darin Qualls is AMAZING...a truly gifted performer.' All Classical Radio

An evening of fiery tango, passionate flamenco and gypsy rhapsodies performed by the award-winning violinist Darin Qualls and guitar virtuoso Dimitris Dekavallas. The atmospheric, Moorish-style Leighton House in Holland Park will play host to this outstanding musical duo in a programme that includes music by the masters of Latin music.

Pablo de Sarasate Carmen Fantasy | Zapateado

Enrique Granados Danzas españolas
de Falla 'Danse espagnole' from La vida breve | Suite populaire espagnole
Albéniz Asturias (Leyenda)

Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango

Click HERE to watch a clip

TICKETS £20 | ILAMS Members 25% off

BOOKINGS 0122 444 3377 |


For complete listings please click HERE

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