Join us for an uplifting evening of Latin American classical music at Londons intimate Venezuelan chamber music venue, the Bolívar Hall. Venezuelan virtuoso pianist Clara Rodríguez (The Telegraph) joins forces with TangOpera Duo 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 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, Estévezs 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 Americas most famous composers, such as Villa-Lobos (Brazil) and Cervantes (Cuba), this event places Estévez firmly amongst the panoply of Latin Americas Great composers. If you are unfamiliar with his music, this programme will be a revelation. An event not to be missed!
PLUS Join is after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine!
Clara Rodríguez piano | TangOpera Duo soprano & piano | Timothy Adès translator-poet | William Roberts actor
ANTONIO ESTEVEZ 17 Piezas infantiles | Songs: ‘Fresas maduritas’, ‘Nana del llanto’, ‘Primeros pasitos’, ‘Arrunango’, ‘Polo doliente’, ‘Habladurías’, ‘El ordeñador’
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 (Selection) | Ciclo brasileiro (Selection)
ALBERTO GINASTERA Three Argentinean Dances | Dos canciones Op. 3
IGNACIO CERVANTES Danzas cubanas for solo piano: ‘Invitación’, ‘Los tres goples’, ‘Se fué y no vuelve más’ | Danzas cubanas for piano four hands: ‘La Camagüeyana’, ‘Los delirios de Rosita’, ‘Los muñecos’
FEDERICO RUIZ Encuentro de Antonio y Florentino
This is event is part of Echoes Festival organised by ILAMS with the kind support of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela