The UK's first and only annual Festival of Latin classical music
is back in London this Autumn
12 OCT - 10 DEC 2020
Banish those Autumn blues and let yourself be carried away to the sunnier climes of Iberia and Latin America at Echoes Festival 2020, 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 5th year, the Festival brings unique classical Iberican 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.
This year, the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have inevitably forced us to postpone some of our plans to 2021, but we are excited to be holding a special mini-edition of the Festival with a mixture of live and online content for you to enjoy, whatever your level of lockdown. We're delighted to be celebrating the 500th birthday of the Great Spanish Renaissance composer, Pedro Guerrero, with a concert by the Lacock Scholars on the 7th November, as well as launching a new live edition of our podcast series, Journeys Through the Labyrinth with presenter Ray Picot on 29th Oct. Echoes Festival 2020 has something for everyone: whether you're into Early music or contemporary composers; choral repertoire or guitar concerts; whether you're interested in exploring the more serious reaches of the repertoire or you want to indulge your lighter side... This Festival is for you. Check out this year's full programme HERE. We can't wait to see you there!
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Echoes Festival is co-produced by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in partnership with Wines from Spain, Acción Cultural Española, the Royal Academy of Music, guitarrísimo, INAEM, CNDM, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Eaton Square Concerts, the Wallace Collection, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Talent Unlimited, Lacock Courses, 7 Star Arts, the Brunel Museum, Bilingual Beats, IMLR, Lisa Peacock Concert Management, Music Beyond Frontiers, Antena 2, AVA Musical Editions, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, KyG Productions, The Crazy Coqs Live at Zédel, and Latin American Women's Aid, GLive, The Parenthood, The Swiss Church, Mind, Poliphonia, Piano-Yoga(R), Ribera del Duero and October Gallery, as part of Amigo Month.
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Background video: A view of the Caribbean Sea from the beach at Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Mexico