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May 2020

Songs from Argentina

25 May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture Recital Room – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Guildhall School singers and pianists perform a selection of songs by Argentinian composers, featuring in particular Carlos Guastavino to mark the 20 years since his death.

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November 2019

Zarzuela Gala

13 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Music Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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A gala featuring a selection of the most popular highlights of Spanish Zarzuela. Guildhall School singers will perform solos, duets and ensembles, in this event lead by Ricardo Gosalbo and Charlie Morgan and sponsored by the British Spanish Society.

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Spanish songs in exile

27 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shaw Library – London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
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Marking the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish civil war, this lecture-recital will offer insights into the circumstances of Spanish composers in exile. The programme will feature songs by composers such as Manuel de Falla, Julián Bautista, Roberto Gerhard, Josep Valls, Jaume Pahissa and Rodolfo Halffter. In collaboration with the Cervantes Institute London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Spanish in Motion and Hispanic Music Series. Lecturers/performers: Dr. Eva Moreda (University of Glasgow) Laura Ruhí Vidal Ricardo…

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May 2019

(Dis)embodied singers in Cervantes

9 May @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Milton Court Seminar Room – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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Given that printed texts don’t come with sound effects, it’s not obvious why characters in novels are made to speak, let alone sing; and when they do, what are we supposed to hear? Cervantes was clearly fascinated by the challenge of ‘writing singing’ and returned to the problem time and again. In the majority of cases he wrote singing as a performance in real time, with the (often lengthy) lyrics pasted into the main text of the novel. But this…

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February 2019

¡Ay, amor!

16 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cervantes Theatre, 229 Union Street
London, SE1 0LR United Kingdom
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Hispanic Music Series, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes London, presents Marta López Fernández (harpsichord) and Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor) in a recital of XVIIth century Spanish solo keyboard music and Tonos Humanos for voice and keyboard, featuring composers such as Juan Hidalgo, Antonio de Cabezón, Sebastián Durón and José Marín. This event will be curated by our special guest of honour and expert in the field professor Sir Barry Ife. Hispanic Music Series en colaboración con el Instituto Cervantes de…

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June 2019

The beginnings of recorded music in Spain

21 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Milton Court Rehearsal Room 1 – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court, 1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom
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The beginnings of recorded music in Spain This lecture-recital will cover, through both historical recordings and live performance, the beginnings (1896-1914) of commercial recorded music in Spain, both in the hands of multinationals such as Gramophone and Victor, and small-scale local businesses (the so-called 'gabinetes fonográficos') which recorded on wax cylinders. Particular attention will be paid to the first Spanish opera and zarzuela singers to record for the phonograph and gramophone; their names are scarcely known nowadays (Josefina Huguet, Pepita…

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May 2019

Songs at Six: tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo

28 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture Recital Room – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Guildhall School postgraduate singers and pianists perform songs by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo as a tribute on the 20th anniversary of his passing. Concert curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and supported by the Instituto Cervantes London. Performed by Riho Akagi (piano), Holly Brown (soprano), Ellie Dann (mezzo), Achinoam Keisar (piano), Rachael Liddell (mezzo), Feilin Liu (piano), Luke Scott (baritone) & Valerie Wong (soprano). More information: https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/view_all_events/event_single_view/?tx_julleevents_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=6092 Free entrance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tu-voz-y-tu-mano-the-art-and-music-of-sorolla-and-rodrigo-tickets-61149769607

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October 2018

Zarzuela evening

24 October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Music Hall – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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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
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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