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October = Opera
Hello, and welcome to our October newsletter! This month it's all opera, zarzuela and lieder. ILAMS is delighted to be presenting two concerts as part of the first-ever Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival taking place in London. Spanish soprano Amaia Azcona Cildoz opens the Festival with guitarist Morgan Szymanski at the Instituto Cervantes on Tuesday 21st October. See below for more information and full listings.

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   Upcoming ILAMS concerts

Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes: Amaia Azcona Cildoz & Morgan Szymanski

Tue 21 October 2014, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes
102, Eaton Square
United Kingdom

'A brilliant performance.' Opera Now

Amaia Azcona Cildoz is a unique voice amongst the new generation of Spanish sopranos. Armed with an outstandingly beautiful instrument and a rare dynamic expressive aptitude, she has captivated audiences across Spain and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke's. A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she worked under the tutelage of leading figures such as Emma Kirkby and Roger Vignoles, she has won numerous competitions, including the Lillian Ash French Song Competition, and is a Concordia Foundation and Live Music Now artist. She joins forces with pre-eminent British-Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in a new collaboration showcasing timeless Spanish and Latin American art song classics.

Join us after the concert for a complimentary wine reception

Manuel M. Ponce Estrellita
Joaquín Rodrigo Tres canciones españolas
Manuel de Falla Canciones populares españolas
Miguel Llobet Tres canciones catalanas
Carlos Guastavino Flores argentinas
Heitor Villa-Lobos Modinha | Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 |

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This event is part of the Spanish and Latin American Concert Series at the Cervantes and the 1st Festival of Spanish Song and Zarzuela organised by ILAMS in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes

Web site
020 7201 0752
Tickets: £12 on door | £10 in advance | Ticket includes complimentary wine reception Members of ILAMS / IC 50% off all tickets

Spanish Song and Zarzuela

Mon 27 October 2014, 1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
United Kingdom

A choice selection of Spanish songs and zarzuela excerpts including well-known Spanish and Latin American composers, as well as some hidden gems by lesser-explored corners of the repertoire.

Horacio López piano | Dolores Lahuerta soprano | Jagoba Fadrique baritone

Alberto Ginastera Cinco canciones populares argentinas
Antón García Abril Canciones asturianas
Blas Galindo Jicarita
Enrique Granados Tonadillas al estilo antiguo
Federico García Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas
Jesús Guridi ‘Sasibil’ from El caserío
Joaquín Rodrigo ‘Adela’ from Canciones españolas
Leonard Bernstein ‘A Julia de Burgos’ from Songfest
María Grever Despedida
Pablo Sorozábal ‘Qué graciosos sois los hombres’ from Entre Sevilla y Triana | ‘Hace tiempo que vengo al taller’ from La del manojo de rosas | |

This is an ILAMS concert organised in collaboration with St James's Piccadilly and the Instituto Cervantes as part of the 1st Festival of Spanish Song and Zarzuela

Web site
020 7734 4511
Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection); no booking required

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Margarita’s House of Love

Thu 23 October 2014, 7.30pm
Church of St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
United Kingdom

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

Beautiful cameos of songs, stories and music pour out of a fascinating old house in Seville. Feast your ears and imaginations with this original presentation of the music of legendary Spanish composers Granados, de Falla et al. Sparkling, vibrant and witty, this show is endorsed by the legendary Teresa Berganza, written by scriptwriter Nicola Harrison, and presented by acclaimed ensemble Casa Margarita.

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones
Joaquín Rodrigo 12 Canciones espanolas | Con Antonio Machado | Tres canciones españolas 
Fernando Obradors Canciones clásicas espanolas
Pablo de Sarasate Spanish Dance
Manuel de Falla Seis canciones populares españolas
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas | 11 Tonadillas | Goyescas 
Ernesto Lecuona Andalucía
Federico García Lorca Canciones populares españolas
Astor Piazzolla Milonga
Jésus Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
Federico Moreno Torroba Castillos de España

Image by Henry Nerula

07733 448279
Tickets: £15/£12 | ILAMS members £14 / £11

Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival

21 October 2014 - 28 October 2014 London (various venues)
United Kingdom

The first edition of The Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival offers a selection of top performers specialized in Spanish and Latin American classical repertoire. Its mission is to bring to London audiences the vocal music of Spain and Latin America, including zarzuela, through recitals, masterclasses, screenings and lectures. 

21 October, 7.30 pm, Instituto Cervantes: Song Recital with Amaia Azcona, soprano & Morgan Szymanski, guitar
24 October, 6.30pm, Instituto Cervantes: Lecture on 'Wine, women and zarzuela' with Christopher Webber
27 October, 1.10pm, St James's Piccadilly: Song and Zarzuela Recital with Dolores Lahuerta, soprano, Jagoba Fadrique, baritone & Horacio López, piano
27 October, 7.30pm, Instituto Cervantes: Zarzuela Recital with Enrique Viana, tenor & Miguel Huertas, piano
28 October, 6.30 pm, Instituto Cervantes: Lecture on 'Music and Literature in Spain through its Songs' with Eva Moreda

The Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival is organised by London Lyric Arts in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Iberian and Latin American Music Society

Web site
Up to 50% off tickets for ILAMS members

For complete listings please click HERE

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