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OF LATIN                          MUSIC

Get ready! The UK's first and only annual Festival of Latin classical music is back in London this Autumn

Welcome!

Banish those Autumn blues and let yourself be carried away to the sunnier climes of Ibe/rica at Echoes Festival 2023, where we bring you some sizzling music performed by the hottest talent in Latin classical.

 

Echoes Festival was 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 8th year, the Festival brings unique classical Ibe/rican programming to some of London's most prestigious venues, whilst providing a platform to some of the most authentic and illustrious voices within Latin classical music today.

EF On-Demand

This year we continue to bring you parallel content on our new on-demand Festival platform, where you can catch film screenings and filmed performances of previous concerts, whatever your location worldwide.

 

Check it out HERE.

  5 OCT - 15 NOV 2023
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Echoes Festival 2023

This year we're excited to present collaborations with some new venues and partners: our first event at Cadogan Hall features Spanish cellist Laura Peribañez and the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra, launching the Festival on the 5th October with a memorial concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passing of the great Pau Casals.

As ever, other important anniversaries also abound, and these are surveyed by our very own Ray Picot in his annual podcast, Journeys Through the Labyrinth. Tune in from the 9th Nov to hear music and performances by Juan de Anchieta, Alicia de Larrocha, Victoria de los Angeles, Francisco Barbieri, Tomás BretónRoberto Caamaño and many more...

Alicia de Larrocha's centenary also offers the perfect excuse to screen the beautifully-crafted 2017 documentary, Las manos de Alicia, which you can catch online from the 17th October via our new on-demand channel.

We continue to shine a light on the vast riches of music composed by Ibe/rican women composers with our Música y Mujer series: on the 26th Oct at the Cervantes Institute in Manchester we proudly present the launch of Pixaudio's award-winning new album, El Fin del Silencio - a disc of solo piano music by x21 Latin American female composers, performed by the Spanish pianist Antonio Oyarzábal.

As part of our African Diaspora series we're excited to be featuring music from Puerto Rico for the first time in the Festival: rising star, Puerto-Rican guitarist Hermelindo Luis, makes his UK debut at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate on the 15th Nov, performing a selection of works from his homeland, alongside music from Spain.

And we join forces for the first time with the fellow Ibe/rican producer New Stages Creations on 3rd Nov at one of London's newest cultural spaces, the Sands End Arts & Community Centre, to showcase Brazilian contemporary music for the unusual combination of double bass (Gustavo Quintino) and guitar (Fabricio Mattos).

We can't wait to see you there!

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Helen Glaisher-Hernández

Artistic Director

Echoes Festival

ECHOES

FESTIVAL 

Let's Be Friends!

To become a Friend of Echoes Festival, please email us at info@ilams.org.uk, call us on 07762 731010, or click HERE to find out more

Your support is essential in helping to cover the costs of organising our Festival. Join a growing band of wonderful people who already support us! Subscriptions start from £75/year and bring multiple benefits, including:

  • Free access to our events with our special Festival Pass

  • Welcome CD gift

  • Credit in the Festival programme

  • Invitation to exclusive Friends' events and receptions

  • Access to the best seats in the house

  • Opportunity to attend rehearsals and go 'backstage’ and to meet the artists

  • Option to credit your support with a nominated performance or educational bursary named after you

  • Complimentary membership to ILAMS

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EF On-Demand

Catch filmed concerts from our previous editions, whatever your location worldwide

Echoes Festival is YOUR Festival 

Get Involved!

Click HERE to find out more about taking part in EF through:

 

  • Volunteering

  • Work Experience

  • Masterclasses

  • Come & Sing Events

  • ...and More!

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Video clips from the Festival

More VIDEO CLIPS from last year's edition HERE   |    AUDIO CLIPS HERE

Acknowledgements

We'd like to thank pianist Clara Rodríguez for lending us her recording of the 'Plantio do caboclo' from Villa-Lobos' Ciclo brasileiro, which features as the jingle for our new video intros (as well as our website). 

Sponsors & Partners

Thank you!

Echoes Festival is co-produced by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes

with the support of our sponsors and partners below

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 Background video: A view of the Caribbean Sea from the beach at Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Mexico 

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