Classical Iberican News and Concerts in June
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Featured image: Chilean singers Andrea Aguilar (soprano), Javier Weibel (baritone), Jeannette Pérez (soprano) and Gonzalo Tomckowiack (tenor) taking a bow at a Gala Lírica in Villarrica, Chile.
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Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter!
Spoilt for Choice
This month sees a record number of ILAMS concerts on offer, from classical tango to Spanish piano music, Catalan songs and Latin opera. Scroll down for full details. In addition, there are several concert ticket discounts available to ILAMS members this month on external events around London - please email for the relevant discount codes. We hope to see you there!

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   Upcoming ILAMS concerts

Estela Telerman: 'Argentine Classical Composers and the Tango (1867-2008)'

Fri 29 May 2015, 7.30pm
Schott Music Recital Room
48 Great Marlborough Street
United Kingdom

'Estela Telerman’s work represents a landmark in the historiography of Argentine music.'La Nación

The Argentine tango is to be found ever more frequently in the concert hall as classical audiences continue to be seduced by the tango nuevo of Astor Piazzolla. Pre-eminent Argentine concert pianist and musicologist, Estela Telerman, has made a career of the historical study of 'classical' tango, which in fact pre-dates Piazzolla as far back as the inception of tango itself in the late 19th century. A leading authority in this field, Telerman presents a unique recital-lecture exploring the relationship between Argentine classical composers and the tango, addressing the evolution of the genre from 1867 to the present day. The programme traces the trajectory of the tango from a hybrid form derived from the habanera, through tango proper, concert tango and deconstructed tango. Piazzolla enthusiasts will find much to discover in this essential guide to one of tango's lesser-known branches.

PLUS Join us at 7.00pm for a complimentary pre-concert wine reception

Jose María Palazuelos Schicoba the Black (1867)
Francisco Hargreaves Bartolo (1880)
Carlos López Buchardo Driver, Stop the Tram (1905)
Manuel Gómez Carrillo Hold It! (around 1917) | Buenos Aires Bazar (c. 1920)
Ernesto Drangosch The Persecuted One (c. 1920)
Athos Palma Public Assistance (1923)
Juan Francisco Giacobbe Prelude in the Form of a Tango (1940)
Emilio Napolitano Great Argentine Concert Tango, Op. 9 (c.1941)
Juan Carlos Paz By the Parana River (1941)
Meri Lao Tangata barroca (1990)
Jorge Pitari Tango Invention No. 3 (2002)
Christian Baldini Forest Ella (2008)

This is an ILAMS event which has been officially declared to be of cultural interest by the Argentine Ministry of Culture

TICKETS: £14 on the door | £10 in advance | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Argentinian wine

FREE admission to ILAMS members (limited availability) - please email for the discount code. Want to join ILAMS? Visit (N.B. Tickets are also available on the door but since capacity is limited, advance booking is recommended.)

MORE INFO: 020 7534 0710 | |


Maria Canyigueral

Wed 17 June 2015, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
United Kingdom

‘Original and refreshing, representing the strength of the new generation of musicians.’ La Vanguardia

Spanish pianist, Maria Canyigueral, returns to St James's Piccadilly with an enchanting programme of virtuosic works.

Federic Mompou Cançons i danses
Frédéric Chopin Ballade Op. 52
Antón García Abril Preludio de Mirambel No. 3 
Enric Granados Valses poéticos

Click HERE to watch a video

This is am ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly

TICKETS Admission free; retiring collection

BOOKINGS No booking required

MORE INFORMATION 020 7734 4511 | |


Laura Ruhí-Vidal & Maria Camahort: Songs from Catalonia

Thu 18 June 2015, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
United Kingdom


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 Catalonia.

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 |

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 | 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.



Andrea Aguilar Silva & Alice Turner

Tue 30 June 2015, 1.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

Chilean soprano, Andrea Aguilar Silva, winner of the XVI International Opera Singing Competition of Trujillo-Peru (2012), makes her St Martin-in-the-Fields debut with a cosmopolitan programme of opera arias, zarzuela and Latin American lieder, including songs from her native Chile. She will be accompanied by the celebrated British pianist, Alice Turner.

Luis Advis Rin | Cueca
Osmán Pérez Freire Ay, ay, ay
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras: ‘Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito’
Sergio Ortega La noche en la Isla
Amadeo Vives Doña Francisquita: ‘Canción de ruiseñor’
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème: ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’ | Madama Butterfly: ‘Un bel di vedremo’ |Tosca: ‘Vissi d’arte’ 

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly

Web site
020 7766 1100
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required


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Danzas caribeñas

Marcel Worms (piano)

Zefir Records
ZEF 9639
Marcel Worms has an impressive discography of over 30 albums, and he now presents us with a most enjoyable and illuminating disc entitledDanzas caribeñas, with a programme of classical salon music from Curaçao, Cuba and Venezuela. This enterprising Dutch recording from the Zefir label is an initiative of the Palm Music Foundation in Curaçao and focuses on the music from this island which formed part of the Netherlands Antilles over 300 years ago... READ MORE
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   Video of the Month
Quote of the Month

'La música es el hombre escapado de sí mismo.'

'Music is man having escaped from himself.'

José Martí

Cuban Writer and Poet
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Click HERE to watch the Santiago String Quartet performing Presto II by Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila at St Martin-in-the-Fields
   Other Selected Concerts we Recommend this Month

                                           For complete listings please click HERE

Fabio Zanon Guitar Recital

Thu 11 June 2015, 6.30pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil
14-16, Cockspur Street
United Kingdom

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

His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador of Brazil to the UK, cordially invites you to a recital by one of Brazil’s leading classical guitarists. Fabio Zanon is one of Brazil’s pre-eminent classical guitarists, whose recent awards include a Latin Grammy nomination for Francis Hime’s Guitar Concerto with the São Paulo Symphony and the Bravo! Prize in Brazil as ‘Best Classical CD of 2010’. A visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, he has performed more than 40 different works for guitar and orchestra, and his chamber music partners range from the most traditional to the most adventurous. Born in Brazil, he started his musical studies with his father and completed his education at the RAM in London. His main teachers were Antonio Guedes, Henrique Pinto, Edelton Gloeden and Michael Lewin, and he also attended the Julian Bream master classes in London. He has won the first prize in two major international competitions, the GFA Competition (USA) and Tarrega Competition (Spain).

Robert Schumann Kindersonate
Manuel Ponce Variations on 'Folía de España' and Fugue
Jan Nepomuk Bobrowicz Gran Polonaise
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude, Fugue & Allegro BWV 998
Francisco Mignone Etudes (Selection)
Isaías Savio Prelúdio pitoresco No. 4
Laurindo Almeida Crepúsculo em Copacabana
Marco Pereira Bate-Coxa

TICKETS Attendance is free, but booking is essential

BOOKINGS 020 7747 4572 | | |

Also this month...

1 June: Panos Karan Charity Piano Recital, St John’s Smith Square
6 June: Berta Rojas & John Williams, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
11 June: Fabio Zanon Guitar Recital, Sala Brazil
13 June: Michel Camilo in Concert, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
13 June: Martín Alvarado, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
15 June: Carlos Orozco & John Williams, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
16 June: Adelina Ensemble at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
20 June: 'Sopranissimo', The Forge Venue
30 June: 'Mexico in London', Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall

For complete listings please click HERE

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