Great Latin American Composers

24 Nov 2016, 7.30pm

Bolívar Hall

54, Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL

Nearest tube: Warren Street



£17 Concessions

£10 Standing

£13 ILAMS Members

Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine


0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)

​'Clara Rodríguez is a poet of the piano.' 

Antonio Estévez

'A duo of almost telepathic consonance.' 

Music & Vision

Join us for an uplifting evening of Latin American classical music at London’s intimate Venezuelan chamber music venue, the Bolívar Hall. ‘Venezuelan virtuoso’ pianist Clara Rodríguez (The Telegraph) joins forces with Amaia Azcona Cildoz and Helen Glaisher-Hernández to mark the centenary of her compatriot, composer Antonio Estévez (1916-1988) with a concert showcasing his works for piano and voice as part of a vibrant programme of piano pieces by some of the other giants of Latin American classical music, including the seminal Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) (1916-1983), who also celebrates his centenary this year.

Antonio Estévez is one of the most important Venezuelan composers of the 20th century, known especially for his Cantata criolla and Mediodía en el llano, recorded by the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in 2008. A leading light of the Parisian-Venezuelan avant garde, Estévez’s music stands out for its rare beauty and profound originality. In Clara Rodríguez, Estévez has a longstanding ambassador for his legacy – her successful campaign to establish his output on the ABRSM 2015-2016 exam syllabus saw his music performed by thousands of pianists in the UK. Heard here alongside some of Latin America’s most famous composers, such as Villa-Lobos (Brazil) and Cervantes (Cuba), this event places Estévez firmly amongst the panoply of Latin America’s ‘Great’ composers. If you are unfamiliar with his music, this programme will be a revelation. An event not to be missed!

Antonio Estévez 17 Piezas infantiles (Selection) | Songs (Selection)

Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 (Selection) | Ciclo brasileiro (Selection)

Alberto Ginastera Tres danzas argentinas | Dos canciones Op. 3

Ignacio Cervantes Danzas cubanas (Selection)

Federico Ruiz Piezas para niños menores de 100 años: 'Encuentro de Antonio y Florentino'


PLUS Join is after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine!

Clara Rodríguez piano

Amaia Azcona Cildoz soprano

Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

Timothy Adès translator-poet

William Roberts actor

Organised by ILAMS with the kind support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

SNEAK PEEK! Clara Rodríguez performs 'El puerto' from

                           Iberia by Albéniz at Bolívar Hall

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