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February 2019

¡Ay, amor!

16 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cervantes Theatre, 229 Union Street
London, SE1 0LR United Kingdom
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£10

A recital of XVIIth century Spanish solo keyboard music and Tonos Humanos for voice and keyboard, featuring composers such as Hidalgo, Arañés, Romeo, Borja, Galán, Garau and Marín. Performers: MARTA LÓPEZ FERNÁNDEZ harpsichord Photo credit: Sandra Vijandi/Handel & Hendrix in London               JORGE NAVARRO COLORADO tenor Jorge Navarro Colorado graduated from the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music, is a Britten-Pears Alumnus and a Samling Artist. He has worked with conductors included…

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June 2019

The beginnings of recorded music in Spain

21 June 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Milton Court Rehearsal Room 1), 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 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Lecture Recital Room), 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.

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October 2018

Zarzuela evening

24 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Music Hall), 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
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Music Hall), 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
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Music Hall), 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
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Music Hall), 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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