Echoes Festival is the first and only annual festival showcasing the classical music of Spain, Portugal and Latin America – launched in 2016 as the new flagship project of ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society), in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute. Now in its third year, the Festival has brought unique classical Iberican programming to some of London’s most prestigious venues, including the Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall), the Wallace Collection, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Other Palace (Studio), Bolívar Hall and St James’s Piccadilly, whilst providing a platform for some of the most authentic and illustrious voices within Latin classical music today.
Part of our new Young Performer’s Platform, this collaboration with Talent Unlimited – a visionary UK charity supporting the nurturing of young professional talent in classical music – aims to showcase Luso/Hispanic young performers based in the UK, as well as introducing Iberican repertoire to the next generation of non-native musicians. The event includes a pre-concert talk by Chris Collins (University of Bangor.
The programme is curated by Helen Glaisher-Hernández and includes music by Debussy, Federico Mompou, Joaquín Turina, Joaquín Nin, Joaquín Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla.
Ticket includes a free glass of Spanish wine courtesy of Wines from Spain. Special ticket price for University of London staff and students £8 using the code “IMLR”.
Presented in collaboration with ILAMS, the Instituto Cervantes and Talent Unlimited, with the kind support of Wines from Spain.
image: Caricature of Debussy by Jean Dulac, 1912
This event is hosted for ILAMS by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, and supported by the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, translingual strand