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'PanAmericana': A Concert of Musical Border Crossings Through the Americas

29 Oct 2017, 7.00pm

Barbican (Milton Court)

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 9BH

Nearest tube: Barbican / Moorgate



£32, £25, £18, £12

25% off Concessions & Group Bookings (limited availability)

50% off Members of ILAMS

(limited availability)



020 7638 8891





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'Gomes is idiomatic, intelligent and expressive.'

The Times

'An eloquent soprano.'

New York Times

'Outstanding recital.'

Musical Opinion

Un símbolo de paz alumbrará el vivir 
de todo el continente americano. 
Fuerza de optimismo; fuerza de hermandad...
...será este canto de buena vecindad...


Music knows no borders...

There was a time when Americans, North and South, celebrated their shared history and collaborated towards common political and economic interests. In 1941, the American composer Aaron Copland travelled to Latin America on a diplomatic mission organised by the American government as part of the Panamericanist initiatives of Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy, which aimed to cement hemispheric solidarity in the face of rising European fascism. This new dialectic was embraced by composers throughout the Americas and helped to forge a renewed sense of artistic identity, producing a golden age of 'American' music that would give birth to some of the most compelling and enduring works in classical music history.


‘PanAmericana’ offers the perfect antidote to turbulent 21st-century politics, with a fresh take on the classical music of the New World, tracing hemispherical classical music connections from New York to Buenos Aires. The project articulates a diversity of voices from across the Americas which speak a common musical language and affirm music’s power to transcend political borders and foster cultural understanding. This kaleidoscopic programme, encompassing an eclectic range of influences, from jazz, lied, tango, opera and musical theatre to folk and film music, allows audiences to enjoy some of their all-time favourite North American music by iconic composers such as Bernstein and Gershwin alongside lesser-known gems from South of the Border. Expect passion, lush tunes, irresistible rhythms and edge-of-your-seat virtuosity!

Aaron Copland Old American Songs

Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5

Leonard Bernstein West Side Story

Astor Piazzolla Libertango

George Gershwin Three Preludes

Alberto Ginastera Five Popular Argentine Songs

André Previn Tango Song and Dance

Ernesto Lecuona Always in my Heart

Antonín Dvořák / William Arms Fisher Goin' Home

Carlos Chávez Four Traditional Indian Melodies from Ecuador

Leo Brouwer Three Latin American Pieces

PLUS The bar will be serving Latin American cocktails before the performance and during the interval


The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra with special guests:

Luis Gomes tenor

Duo Diez

Los Angeles Duo

Wilmer Sifontes percussion

Organised by ILAMS in collaboration with Music Beyond Frontiers, in aid of Latin American Women's Aid (LAWA)

SNEEK PEEK! Duo Diez perform Sarasate

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Background Image: Palacio da Pena Castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Portugal

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