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October 2018

Zarzuela evening

24 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Silk Street Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Guildhall singers celebrate the Spanish Zarzuela tradition, with works by masters such as Arrieta, Caballero, Chapí, Giménez, Guerrero, Serrano, Sorozábal, Moreno Torroba and Vives, in a concert curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and sponsored by the British Spanish Society.

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May 2018

Songs at Six | Songs from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America

16 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Silk Street Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Free

Guildhall School's postgraduate singers and pianists present a programme that draws on the rich and often overlooked heritage of piano-accompanied vocal repertoire from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo. Performed by Gary Beecher (piano), Clara Kanter (mezzo), Seung-Ju Lee (piano), Chavdar Mazgalov (piano), Jessica Ouston (mezzo) and Elsa Roux Chamoux (mezzo). Programme: Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas El paño moruno Seguidilla murciana Asturiana Jota Nana Canción Polo Xavier Montsalvatge: Cinco canciones negras Cuba dentro…

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February 2017

Bécquer Settings

2 February 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Silk Street Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is one of the most famous and celebrated authors in Spanish literature. His poems, though short and few, are considered one of the pillars of modern Spanish poetry, and their mark beyond Spanish literature is patent in Spanish music with the large number of composers who have set his verses to music. His poetry is rich and complex, yet seems completely spontaneous. It combines the influence of high poetry, with a popular/folk tone. Bécquer wished no doubt…

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May 2018

The Music of Murillo

15 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Celebrating four hundred years of the birth of Murillo in 1617 and closing the symposium Murillo in Perspective, Guildhall postgraduate singers perform settings of Spanish Golden-Age lyrics by Joaquín Turina, Eduard Toldrá, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Fernando Obradors and Frederic Mompou against a vibrant backdrop of some of Murillo's finest drawings and paintings. Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and Professor Barry Ife, in collaboration with GSMD, ARTES and King's College London. Performed by Erika Baikoff (soprano), Ingrid Chan (piano), Matthew Dixon…

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March 2018

Francisco de Goya in love and song

6 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grace Belgravia, 11c W Halkin Street
London, SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
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£40 – £50

Lecture-recital with Dr Jacqueline Cockburn, Karen Schriesheim (soprano), Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor) and Dan Bovey (classical guitar) Programme to include: Fernando Sor (1778-1839) - Cesa de atormentarme - Mis descuidados ojos - El que quisiera amando - Puede una buena moza Enrique Granados (1867-1916) - Callejeo (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’) - El majo olvidado (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’) - El mirar de la maja (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’) - El majo tímido (from ‘Tonadillas en estilo antiguo’)…

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November 2017

Music and exile in Francoist Spain

17 November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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LECTURE-RECITAL: PRESENTATION OF EVA MOREDA'S BOOKS: 'Music and exile in Francoist Spain' and 'Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain', published by Oxford University Press Lecturer: Prof. EVA MOREDA (University of Glasgow) 17th November 2017 7pm at Kings College London, room SWB 21 The Civil War and the subsequent exile is often understood as a divide between the so-called 'two-Spains'; in this talk, however, I would like to approach the issue from a different perspectives and explore the…

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October 2017

Songs at Six: Murillo at 400

23 October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Silk Street Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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A rich and varied programme of songs and images celebrating four hundred years of the birth of Murillo in 1617. Guildhall postgraduate singers perform settings of Spanish Golden-Age lyrics by Joaquín Turina, Eduard Toldrá, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Amadeo Vives, Fernando Obradors and Frederic Mompou against a vibrant backdrop of some of Murillo's finest drawings and paintings. Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and Professor Barry Ife. Kindly supported by:

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June 2017

Spanish Song & Zarzuela Gala Concert

23 June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cervantes Theatre, 229 Union Street
London, SE1 0LR United Kingdom
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£10

Spanish Song & Zarzuela Gala Concert London Lyric Arts presents a musical programme of Spanish song and Zarzuela, performed by the best Hispanic and London voices of the moment. The festival will be a sneak peak of the programme of concerts and talks currently being planned for the rest of 2017 and 2018. London Lyric Arts presenta un programa musical de canciones líricas españolas y romanzas de zarzuela, interpretadas por las mejores voces hispano-londinenses del momento. Esta gala sirve de…

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October 2016

Love and Death… el amor y la muerte… (part 3)

26 October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Milton Court Concert Hall, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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A celebration of the life and work of Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Supported by the Instituto Cervantes in London, the British-Spanish Society and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival. Granados and Goya A complete performance of Goyescas for piano (1911), songs and chamber music, including the Piano Quintet (1895). Performed by Guildhall singers and pianists, with guest appearances by: the Isbilia Quartet, Laura Ruhí (soprano), Catherine Backhouse (mezzo), Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone), Maite Aguirre (piano), Ricardo Gosalbo (piano), Inoko Isobe (english horn),…

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Love and Death… el amor y la muerte… (part 2)

26 October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Milton Court Concert Hall, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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A celebration of the life and work of Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Supported by the Instituto Cervantes in London, the British-Spanish Society and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival. Canciones amatorias and Valses poéticos A selection of love songs (1915), together with the complete Valses poéticos for piano (1895). Devised and performed by pianists Maite Aguirre and Ricardo Gosalbo together with Mirjam Mesak (soprano). Admission free

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