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November 2016

Two anniversaries: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) & Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

14 November 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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ELENA GRAGERA, Mezzosoprano ANTON CARDÓ, Piano PROGRAMME: MIGUEL DE CERVANTES: Poets of his time ROBERT GERHARD (1896-1970) & GIL VICENTE (1470?-1536): “Por do pasaré la sierra” FREDERIC MOMPOU (1893-1987) & SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ (1542-1591): “Cantar del alma” ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916) & LUIS DE GÓNGORA (1561-1627): “Lloraba la niña” (De “Canciones Amatorias”) JOAQUÍN RODRIGO (1901-1999) & FÉLIX LOPE DE VEGA (1562-1635): “Pastorcito santo” MIGUEL DE CERVANTES: His poems LEONARDO BALADA (1933): “Bailan las Gitanas” ( “Tres cervantinas”) ERNESTO HALFFTER…

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Dark swallows shall return: Spanish songs of the Romantic era

21 November 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Song in the City, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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Programme: Tomás Bretón: - Las golondrinas - Seis poesías de Bécquer: No. 5 Cuando entre la sombra oscura José Espí Ulrich: - Nevando - Serenata española Gabriel Rodríguez: - Rimas de Bécquer: No. 1 Si al mecer las azules campanillas - Rimas de Bécquer: No. 4 Hoy como ayer Fermín María Álvarez: - Idealismo: ¡Tú! - Idealismo: ¡Yo! Felipe Pedrell - La primavera: No. 3 De celístia matinera - La primavera: No. 4 Mirant d'una viola Marcial del Adalid -…

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Gypsy songs

28 November 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Song in the City, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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Programme: Mi aldea (Los Gavilanes) J. Guerrero (1895-1951) Amor vida de mi vida (Maravilla) Moreno Torroba (1891-1992) Canción del Gitano (La Linda tapada) Fco. Alonso (1887-1948) Los Vareadores (Luisa Fernanda) Moreno Torroba (1891-1992) Ya mis horas felices (La del Soto del Parral) Soutullo y Vert (1880-1932) Canto a Murcia (La Parranda) Fco. Alonso (1887-1948) Soñó mi mente loca, Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948) Lejos de ti, Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948) Se equivocó la Paloma, Carlos Guastavino(1912-2000) Eso es imposible, Ramón Herrera…

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December 2016

Stolen kisses: a hommage to Alberto Ginastera in his centenary

5 December 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Song in the City, The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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Stolen kisses: a hommage to Alberto Ginastera in his centenary Programme: Canción del beso robado 2 canciones Op. 3 (arbol del olvido y luna lunanca) Las horas de una estancia La moza de los ojos negros En la cuna blanca Cinco canciones populares argentinas Lorena Paz Nieto soprano Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is with Royal Academy Opera, under the tuition of Philip Doghan and Audrey Hyland. She holds an MA-PrepOpera at RAM, achieving Distinction and a DipRAM for an…

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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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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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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 2017

Songs at Six: Murillo at 400

23 October 2017 @ 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 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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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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March 2018

Francisco de Goya in love and song

6 March 2018 @ 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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May 2018

The Music of Murillo

15 May 2018 @ 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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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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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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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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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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May 2019

(Dis)embodied singers in Cervantes

9 May 2019 @ 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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Songs at Six: tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo

28 May 2019 @ 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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June 2019

The beginnings of recorded music in Spain

21 June 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Zarzuela Gala

13 November 2019 @ 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 musical gala featuring a selection of popular highlights of Spanish Zarzuela. Guildhall School singers will perform solos, duets and ensembles, in this show directed by Ricardo Gosalbo and Charlie Morgan and sponsored by the British Spanish Society. Performers: Kamil Bien (tenor), Cicely He (soprano), Simone Ibbett-Brown (mezzo), Astrid Joos (soprano), Carla Satrústegui Reclusa (soprano), Joël Alexandre Terrin (baritone), Valerie Wong (soprano) and Marina Staneva (pianist).

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Spanish songs in exile

27 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shaw Library – London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
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Hispanic Music Series, Spanish in Motion-Project at LSE, and Cervantes Institute London present 'Spanish songs in exile' a lecture-recital in Spanish. Description: Marking the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish civil war, this lecture-recital will offer insights into Spanish song-making in exile. The programme will feature songs by composers such as Manuel de Falla, Julián Bautista, Josep Valls and Rodolfo Halffter. Art song developed comparatively late in Spain, and it was not until the 1910s that Manuel de…

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February 2020

Chilean Piano Music Recital

17 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Davids Room – King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Award-winning Chilean pianist Danor Quinteros is coming to London for a spectacular recital with classical music by Chilean composers from different historical periods, including an impressionist gem by Enrique Soro. Chilean pianist Danor Quinteros has received critical acclaim and numerous national and international awards. Praised for his artistic subtlety and skill, he has appeared in multiple Halls and venues such as Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Tonhalle Zürich, Klavierfestival-Ruhr, Banff Centre and the Romanian Atheneum. Recently, Danor rendered a memorable performance…

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July 2020

Songs from Argentina

6 July
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** IMPORTANT: due to COVID-19, this event has been moved online. ** 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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