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J.R.  MONROY

Founder and President of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society

2004 LACCS-UK


PHOTO ARCHIVE 2007

The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society
has many highlights in its illustrious twenty year
history, some of which are recorded in these
pages with photographs and reviews.

jrm.monro@gmail.com
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There are many notable artistes who have had associations with LACCS-UK, including:
Laurindo Almeida
Angelo Gilardino
Charlie Byrd
Carlos Guastavino
Ernesto Cordero
Mariano Mores
Alirio Diaz
Marlos Nobre

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY (LACCS-UK)
24 YEARS ON

GALINA VERNIGORA VALE, Guitar

Supported by the Embassy of Ukraine to celebrate 15 Years of Diplomatic, Cultural and Commercial Relations Between Ukraine and the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER 2007 at 7.00pm
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM,
LONDON W14 8LZ

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.


PRE CONCERT PHOTOS AT THE ENTRANCE HALL OF LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM:
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GALINA VERNIGORA VALE up the stairs to the concert stage. Prof J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, Galina Vernigora Vale and Mr Gordon Vincent Chief Executive, Wimbledon and Putney Common Conservators.
Gallery LHM pre concert time: Left: Galina Vernigora Vale and Mrs Juanita Sylvester, Director, LACCS-UK. At the entrance hall, LHM. From left to right: Dr Yaroslav Voitko, Chief of Mission, Mrs and Mr Peter Dixon, Commercial Director, JKX Oil & Gas plc and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK.
At the stage: Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK and Galina Vernigora Vale.


THE CONCERT:
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Galina Vernigora Vale, in an outstanding performance at LHM, shows her artistic and musical talent, played CARPHATIAN RHAPSODY by Anatoly Shevchenko (b.1938). Galina impressed the audience with a unique interpretation of GENTLEMAN WITH ONE BROWN SHOE, Anonymous, arr. by Galina Vernigora Vale.
Galina Vernigora Vale played with virtuosity her own arrangement of Prelude in G Minor, OP 23 No 5 by SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943). The concert ended with a grandiose finale! Galina Vernigora Vale, in an incredible performance, played one of the most difficult pieces of the guitar repertoire: THE BOHATYR GATES OF KIEV, arr. by Kazuhito Yamashita, from "Pictures from an Exhibition", MODEST P. MUSSORGSKY, (1835-1881).
Galina was acclaimed once more by the British public at LHM. Dr Yaroslav Voitko, Chief of Mission - Embassy of Ukraine, presented to her a bouquet of flowers.
The audience demanded several encores, one of them: EL COQUI (1901), JOSE IGNACIO QUINTON (1881-1928), Puerto Rican composer, arr. for guitar by JUAN SORROCHE. (Puerto Rican). What a great performance! Galina received the recognition of the audience.
The audience enjoyed Galina's performance and expressed its admiration of her talent.
Galina Vernigora Vale received the recognition from the audience, clapping and clapping for another encore.


INTERVAL RECEPTION

Served with exclusive INKERMAN Ukrainian white wine, vintage 1995 and fine KNIB Vodka.

The audience enjoyed the venue.
Two generations attended the evening.
Ruslan International (Sponsor) was represented by Mr Valery Kulbaka, Vice President Sales, (Centre), and colleagues: Andrii Blagovisnyi Ludmila Babina, Leonid Deril, Dima Andryuschenko and Ievgen Golovnov. Mr Peter Dixon, Commercial Director, JKX Oil & Gas (Sponsor), Dr Yaroslav Voitko, Chief of Mission, Embassy of Ukraine, Trade and Economic Mission and Mr Valery Kulbaka, Vice President Sales, Ruslan International.
From left to right: Colonel Serhyy V. Strilchuk, Air Attache, Embassy of Ukraine, General Roy Giles, and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK. Dr and Mrs Yaroslav Voitko, Chief of Mission Embassy of Ukraine.


END OF THE CONCERT:
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All together now!

Ukrainians expressed their affection and admiration to one of the greatest European female classical guitarist. Galina Vernigora Vale (Centre with a bouquet of flowers).
A young admirer!

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY (LACCS-UK)
24 YEARS ON

FIRST CHILEAN GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007

present in association with the

EMBASSY OF CHILE and the CULTURAL DIVISION MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

ROMILIO ORELLANA, Guitar

Thursday 13th September 2007 at 7.00 P.M.
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM,
LONDON W14 8LZ

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.


PRE CONCERT PHOTOS AT THE ENTRANCE HALL OF LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM:
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From left to right: H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Mrs Gloria de Moreno and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK. From left to right: Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, H.E. Mr Aleksandr Mikhnevich, Mrs Tatyana Mikhnevich and Mrs J L Sylvester, Executive Director, LACCS-UK.
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK and Guitarist Romilio Orellana. Entrance hall, Leighton House Museum. Left: H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile at the Court of St. James's, J.L. Sylvester, Executive Director LACCS-UK.
From left to right Ms Sara P.C. Wu, Director - General, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administration, Mrs Tatyana Mikhnevich, H.E. Mr Aleksandr Mikhnevich, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus, H.E. Mrs Maria Rosa Picart de Francis, Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, Mrs Tina Kokalj, Ambassador of Slovenia's wife, H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile, Mrs Gloria Orb de Moreno and Mr C. Francis, Ambassador of Andorra's husband.
Prof. J R Monroy, addressed the audiences with a brief speech to thanks the sponsors of the private sector, and special thanks to XSTRATA COOPER for its support to the Chilean CULTURE overseas, to the Heads of Mission attending the concerts, to the general public and friends of Chile in U.K. for their enthusiasm and presence, making this initiative a great and unique experience for the Chilean music in Europe. Romilio Orellana ended the first part with an impeccable interpretation of Sonata Castellana by ANTONIO JOSE (1902-1936).
Romilio Orellana played Five Venezuelan Pieces, by Vicente Emilio Sojo (1887-1974), with great enthusiasm and perfection. Romilio Orellana, in an inspired momentum played a sentimental piece dedicated to the composer Nino Garcia "Elegia a Nino Garcia" by Javer Farias (Chile, b.1973).
ROMILIO ORELLANA, Played brilliantly two Chilean pieces, "Tonada por Despedida" and "Cueca Yuxtapuesta ", by Juan Antonio Sanchez, (Chile, b. 1956). The concert ended with a fantastic interpretation of "Invierno Porteno and Primavera Portena" by Astor Piazzolla.
The audiences enjoyed ROMILIO ORELLANA brilliant and colourful performance with enthusiasm.
The audience clapping and clapping Romilio Orellana, brilliant performance. The audience clapping and clapping and reading the Programme Notes!

What a wonderful evening of Chilean music!, said Margaret, one of the many English music lovers attending the evening.
Mr Cristian Leon, Cultural Attache and Prof. J R Monroy with a group of Chilean and English friends. H.E. The Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra, (right) Mr Francis and (left) Mr Nick Webb, BMW Park Lane, Embassy Car Specialist.
Ms Sara P.C. Wu, Director General, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK. Two guitar music lovers, enjoying the Garden and reading the Programme Notes, Interval Time.
Romilio Orellana received warmest congratulations by H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno. A photo for the album collection of LACCS-UK: Left: Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile at the Court of St. James's, Romilio Orellana, guitarist, Mrs Gloria Orb de Moreno and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.
LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL
SOCIETY - LACCS-UK -  24 YEARS ON

FIRST CHILEAN GUITAR FESTIVAL  2007
presented in association with the
EMBASSY OF CHILE and the
CULTURAL DIVISION  MINISTRY FOREIGN
AFFAIRS.

OSCAR OHLSEN,
Baroque Guitar
EDUARDO FIGUEROA, Baroque Guitar and Theorbo
TUESDAY 7th AUGUST  2007 at 7.00 p.m.
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON W14 8LZ

A SELECTION OF PHOTOS TO ILLUSTRATE
A SUCCESSFUL CHILEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN
CONCERT IN LONDON WITH BAROQUE MUSIC
FROM THE 18TH CENTURY.

THE EUROPEAN PREMIER OF "CIFRAS SELECTAS DE GUITARRA",
1722, BY SANTIAGO DE MURCIA (1682-1732).

MANUSCRIPT DISCOVERED IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 2005.

For further details information of the PROGRAMME NOTES
please refer to THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
PRE CONCERT TIME: 6.30 P.M. - REHEARSAL AT LEIGHTON HOUSE
Two baroque guitarists from Chile. Left: Prof. Oscar Ohlsen, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK
and Prof. Eduardo Figueroa, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
Oscar Ohlsen, inspired by the romantic and
beautiful notes of the piece entitled: Hanac
Pachap, Peruvian piece from the 17th century.
European Premier
Eduardo Figueroa, playing Theorbo and
accompanied his partner in a difficult
work by Gaspar Sanz(1640-1710),
"Pieces from the Instruccion de Musica"
Pasacalles, Pavanas and Canarios.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
Prof. Oscar Ohlsen, Guitar Baroque is accompanied
by musicologist Eduardo Figueroa, Theorbo, played
Cifras Selectas de Guitarra (1722), Suite in C Minor.
Oscar Ohlsen and Eduardo Figueroa, ended their
outstanding performance at Leighton House
Museum with the piece CUMBEES by Santiago de
Murcia (1682-1732).
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
H.E. Mr Vladimiro P. Villalta, Ambassador of El
Salvador, Mr & Mrs Alex Geiger, Minister Counsellor,
Deputy Heads of Mission, Embassy of Chile, Mrs
Graciela Campana, Ms Deborah Salgado, Minister,
Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Ecuador and
H.E. Mrs Pilar Saborio, Ambassadress of Costa Rica.
Mrs Georgina Rogers, Anglo Chilean Society,
H.E. the Ambassador of Peru and Mrs Luna,
H.E. the Ambassador of Chile and Mrs Moreno.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
The audiences enjoyed the concert interval at the beautiful Victorian gardens of Leighton House Museum. Wonderful day!
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
Interval concert reception, at the Victorian Gardens of LHM.
From left to right:
H.E. Mrs Maria Rosa Picart de Francis, Ambassadress
of the Principality of Andorra, Miss Marika Brenen,
Mrs Rita Philipps, Mrs Graciela Campana and Ms
Deborah Salgado, Minister and Charge d' Affaires,
Embassy of Ecuador.
A group of Chilean young ladies enjoying the
concert reception at the Victorian Gardens of LHM.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen

The Interval Reception at the Dining Room at the Leighton House Museum. From Left to right:
Rev Philip J. Mathias, Catholic Church of Elizabeth of Portugal,
The Veneyard, Richmond, Mrs Ximena de Sievers, Maureen Sievers, daughter and Captain Harald Sievers, Chilean Navy.

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, Mrs Margaret
Davies, writer and Mrs J L Sylvester, Executive
Director, LACSS.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
Prof. J R Monroy, HE Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador
of Chile, Mrs Bernev Alpogan and H.E. Mr Yigit Alpogan,
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, H.E, Dr Yoon-Je Cho,
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea.
At the reception:
A friendly conversation:
H.E. Mr Yigit Alpogan, Ambassador of the Republic
of Turkey and H.E. Dr Yoon-Je Cho, Ambassador
of the Republic of Korea.
Ohlsen
Ohlsen
Prof. J R Monroy and HE Mrs Pilar Saborio,
Ambassadress of Costa Rica.
Prof. J R Monroy with HE the Ambassador of
Peru and Mrs Luna.
Ohlsen

H.E. Mr Vladimir P. Villalta, Ambassador of
El Salvador and Prof. J R Monroy, LACCS-UK
Chairman.



LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN
CULTURAL SOCIETY
24 YEARS ON

FIRST CHILEAN GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007

Present in association with the EMBASSY OF CHILE
and the CULTURAL DIVISION MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

LUIS ORLANDINI, Guitar

MONDAY  2nd JULY  2007 at 7.00 P.M.

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON W14 8LZ
Orlandini
Orlandini
Luis Orlandini, start his concert with  
SUITE IN E MAJOR BWV 1006a by
Johan Sebastian Bach (1688-1750).
Luis Orlandini, performed REFOCILACIONES, by SANTIAGO VERA-RIVERA (b. 1959),
World Premier.
Orlandini
Orlandini
LUIS ORLANDINI, played VARIATIONS ON A
THEME OF LUIS MILAN (1945) by
JOAQUIN NIN-CULMELL (1908-2004).
LUIS ORLANDNI, played SONATINA FOR GUITAR
by CYRIL SCOTT
(1879-1970).
Orlandini
Orlandini
LUIS ORLANDINI, PLAYED with perfection,
GUITAR SONATA, Op.61 (1931),
by JOAQUIN TURINA
(1882-1949).
A Grandiose finale! With one of the greatest
South American piece for guitar,  
SONATA Op. 47 (1978), by
ALBERTO GINASTERA
(1916-1983).
Orlandini
Orlandini

INTERVAL RECEPTION

Mr and Mrs Andrey A. Pritsepov, daughter and son,
enjoyed the concert and the interval reception at
Laighton House Museum.
(Photo J R Monroy)

INTERVAL RECEPTION
From left to right:
Mr & Mrs Reynaldo A. Catapang, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Philippines, Mr Alex Geiger, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Chile, and H.E. Borbala Czako, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary and Miss Elizabeth Krahulecz, Economic Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary. (Photo: J R Monroy).

Orlandini
Orlandini
INTERVAL RECEPTION

The guests had an enjoyable time at the interval concert  reception.
Front: Michael Roberts with his photographic camera, Anglo Chilean Society, and Anthony S. Westnedge, OBE (Member
of the  Court of the Worshipful Company Distillers (WCD) amongst many guests and Chilean music lovers.

From left to right:

Mrs Hely Abbondati, Counsellor Barbara Campbell,
and Mr Anthony Westnedge, OBE, Canning House.


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN
CULTURAL SOCIETY (LACCS-UK)
24th YEARS ON

FIRST CHILEAN GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007
    
presented in association with the
DIRECCION DE ASUNTOS CULTURALES
MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES
       AND THE EMBASSY OF CHILE

           CARLOS  PEREZ, guitar

    
Friday 1st June 2007 at 7.45 pm
PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

FOR DETAILS OF REPERTOIRE PLEASE REFER TO THE CONCERT PROGRAMME

Perez
Perez
Carlos Perez, open his concert playing
Suite in E Major by Sylvius Leopold Weiss.
(1686-1750)
Carlos Perez, end the first part with
TOCCATA by Joaquin Rodrigo
(1901-1999)
Perez
Perez
Carlos Perez plays World Premier,
VARIACIONES SOBRE EL PREGON DEL
MANZANERO by ANA MARIA REYES
(b.1953).
Outstanding ovation for Carlos Perez for his
tribute to ANTONIO LAURO (1917-1986),
playing:Romanza, Vals Venezolano No 3 Natalia,
Ana Florencia and Pasaje Aragueno.
Perez
Perez
CARLOS PEREZ, was acclaimed by a full
house audience at the Purcell Room, and he
masterfully played pieces of Chilean and
Venezuelan composers.

Celebrating after the concert at the South Bank restaurant. Carlos Perez's debut was a great artistic success and his concert in London will be remembered as one of his best performances!

From left to right:
Mrs J L Sylvester, Executive Director, (LACCS-UK),
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman (LACCS-UK) and
guitarist Carlos Perez.

Perez
Perez

CARLOS PEREZ visited the BBC World Service Art
in London.
Carlos Perez is interviewed by Katharin Kinghorn,
at the BBC Studio.

At the BBC Bush House in a sunny day in London!


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN
CLTURAL SOCIETY
24 YEARS ON

24th International Guitar Series
presented in association with the
Brazilian Embassy

CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA, guitar
MARCILIO LOPES, mandolin

WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY, 2007 AT 7.45 pm.
PURCELL ROOM, SOUTH BANK CENTRE.

Carlos Barbosa Lima
Carlos Barbosa Lima
Duo, Guitar/Mandolin
Carlos Barbosa-Lima and
Marcilio Lopes, plays Batuque by
Laurindo Almeida
The music of Nicanor Texeira
Ohlos que Choran
Carlos Barbosa Lima
Carlos Barbosa Lima
The rhythms of Rio de Janeiro,
music from 1960's, Antonio
Carlos Jobim, Samba de uma nota so.
The audiences applauded the outstanding Brazilian
musicians, their final piece entitled: Delicado (19552)
by Valdir Azevedo.
Carlos Barbosa Lima
Carlos Barbosa Lima
At the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Left, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, centre, Prof. J. R.
Monroy and Marcilio Lopes.
An interview with Mark Cole, BBC World
Service, The Tickets.
GUITAR MAESTRO "GIFTED BY GODDNESS
OF MUSIC"

West Sussex Guitar Club in association with
the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural
Society offer what they boast is once-in a
lifetime opportunity to hear the legendary
Brazilian guitar-master Carlos Barbosa-
Lima... West Sussex Observer.
Carlos Barbosa Lima
Carlos Barbosa Lima
Carlos Barbosa-Lima is welcome by the
full house audience at Regis Recital Hall.
Carlos Barbosa-Lima was embraced by
admirers and he had the opportunity to
mark with his sign the CDs and videos
available to the audiences.

( Photos JR Monroy)

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL
SOCIETY, LACCS-UK - 24 YEARS ON

FIRST CHILEAN GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007
Presented in association with the
EMBASSY OF CHILE and the
DIRECCION DE ASUNTOS CULTURALES
MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES,
CHILE.

JOSE ANTONIO ESCOBAR,
CHILEAN MUSIC AND A TRIBUTE TO HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS

THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2007 at 7.45 pm.
PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK opened the concert
with a brief introduction and thanks to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Direccion de Cultura, to the Chilean
Embassy and to PRO CHILE, the sponsor.
HE Dr Rafael Moreno, inaugurated the First
Chilean Guitar Festival 2007 in London.
H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile,
at stage of the Purcell Room, addressed the
full house hall with thanks to LACCS-UK and to
PRO CHILE for their support to the First
Chilean Guitar Festival in Great Britain.
H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile,
and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK,
acknowledged the spontaneous enthusiasm
of the audience.

JOSE ANTONIO ESCOBAR,
Opened his recital with, Five Preludes,
Prelude No 1, Lyric Melody, E. Minor,
by Heitor Villa-lobos (1887-1959).

Jose Antonio Escobar, played
ALUCINACION, World Premier by
Christian Vasquez, (Chile, 1965).
Jose Antonio Escobar, performing
Twelve Studios for Guitar, MANUSCRIPT,
1928.
Jose Antonio Escobar, performed brilliantly
the Twelve Studios, Manuscript
1928.
JOSE ANTONIO ESCOBAR, played the World
Premier ALUCINACION by the Chilean composer
Christian Vasquez.
Jose Antonio Escobar is acclaimed for his
outstanding performance, a revelation as a
master classical guitarist, with a repertoire
hard to deal with, he succeeded to create a
favourable approach to the audience.
Left to right:
H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile,
H.E. Ms Maria Beatriz Souviron C., Ambassadress
of Bolivia, H.E. Mr Ricardo Varela, Ambassador
of Uruguay and Mr Pablo Ossio, Minister
Counsellor, Bolivian Embassy.
Left to right:
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK,
H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile,
Mrs Maria Jesus de Cores de Varela and
H.E. Mr Ricardo Varela, Ambassador of
Uruguay.
Prof. JR Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK,
Ms Ana Maria Sampaio Fernandes, Minister Counsellor,
Brazilian Embassy and Mr Luis Montero, Minister
Counsellor and Director PRO CHILE, Embassy of
Chile.
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK with
Mrs Pilar Saborio, Ambassador of Costa
Rica.
British and Chilean enjoyed the concert
and the interval reception.
Enthusiastic audience attended the concert.
Here is a group of music lovers from Chile.
A full house audience attended the
concert of Jose Antonio Escobar.
Exciting moments before start.
Reading the Concert Programme!
The last row of the Purcell Room.
The Ambassadors of Uruguay and Chile,
applauded the striking performance of
Jose Antonio Escobar.
A grandiosed performance!
Two enthusiastic music lovers applauded
Jose Antonio Escobar brilliant performance.
Jose Antonio Escobar and H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno,
Ambassador of Chile to the Court of St. James's.
A pre concert photo of Prof. J R Monroy,
Chairman LACCS-UK and Jose Antonio Escobar
at the stage of the Purcell Room.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL
SOCIETY - 24 YEARS ON -

24th International Guitar Series
Presented in association with the
MALTA HIGH COMMISSION

SIMON SCHEMBRI, guitar
THURSDAY 29th MARCH at 7.45pm.
PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

Simon Schembri
Simon Schembri
Pre concert time: PURCELL ROOM.
H.E. Malta High Commissioner and
Mrs Blanche Refalo.
Simon Schembri in the Foyer
Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK, opened the evening with a brief speech and introduced Dr Michael Refalo, Malta High Commissioner to the audience.
H.E. Dr Michael Refalo, Malta High Commissioner addressed the audience and gave his personal thanks to the sponsors for their support and to LACCS-UK for its commitment to present Simon
Schembri's at the South Bank Centre,
promoting Maltese music.

Purcell Room:Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK and Simon Schembri at the stage, Purcell Room. Pre-concert time.

Simon Schembri plays
"VARIATIONS ON A MALTESE THEME"
BY Gordon Mizzi (b.1947)
Simon Schembri brilliantly plays "Grand Sonata
for Violin and Guitar in A major, op.35 MS3 by
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840).
A grand finale! Simon Schembri end his debut
at the Purcell Room, with music by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), "Las Cuatro Estaciones", "Verano Porteno",
"Invierno Porteno", "Romantico"
y "La Muerte del Angel".
THE AUDIENCE
A full house hall welcomed the performance of Simon Schembri at the Purcell Room.
The audience: An admirer of Simon Schembri,
reading the Concert Programme.
The audience striking palms together in appreciation for Simon Schembri brilliant performance.

Queen Elizabeth Foyer Reception:
The Hon. Minister for Communications and Competitiveness of Malta, Mr Galea and H.E. Dr Michael Refalo, Malta High
Commissioner.

Queen Elizabeth Foyer Reception.
Centre: The Hon. Minister for Communications
and Competitiveness of Malta Mr Galea with
a group of colleagues from Malta Maritime
Authority, Grand Harbour Marina, Melita
Marine Group and Manoel Island Marina.

Interval Concert Reception at the
Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
From left to right:
Mrs and Mr A. St. J.H. Figgis, CMG,
Marshall of the Diplomatic Corps,
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK,
H.E. Mrs Maria Rosa Picart de Francis,
Ambassador of the Principality of
Andorra.

Reception at the Foyer
Queen Elizabeth Hall:

From left to right:
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK,
H.E. the Ambassador of the Principality of
Andorra and Mr Francis, Mr & Mrs Yutaca Harada.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Foyer Reception.
Colleagues from the Embassy of the Republic
of Korea, Maritime Affairs, enjoyed the evening during the interval reception.
Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall.
H.E. Dr Michael Refalo, Malta High Commissioner in a friendly conversation with Maltese compatriots at the interval concert reception.
At the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
H.E. Dr Michael Refalo, Malta High Commissioner (left), and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society, LACCS-UK. Thursday 29th March 2007.


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY (LACCS-UK)

LACCS-UK 24th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR SERIES
Presented in association with the
EMBASSY OF FINLAND.

ISMO ESKELINEN, guitar
FRIDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2007 AT 745pm.
PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

ISMO ESKELINEN, played VARIETUDE by
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA (B.1928).
ISMO ESKELINEN PLAYED JEHKIN IIVANA,
SONATA FOR GUITAR by OLLI MUSTONEN
(B.1965).
Second Part of the Concert:
ISMO ESKELINEN PLAYED VARIATIONS ON
FOLIA DE ESPANA AND FUGUE (1919),
BY MANUEL PONCE (1882-1948).
A photo during rehearsal.
Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall,
with the soul of Henry Purcell,
Citizen of London (1659-1699).
ISMO ESKELINEN was acclaimed by the audience
after his brilliant performance at the Purcell Room.
A bouquet of flowers for the artist!

Embassy of Finland/LACCS-UK reception
in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall:
From left to right:
H.E. Mr Jaakko Laajava, Ambassador of Finland,
H.E. Dr Lachezar Matev, Ambassador of the
Republic of Bulgaria, Ms Tina Kokalj,
H.E. Mr Iztok Mirosic, Ambassador of the
Republic of Slovenia.

Purcell Room, South Bank Centre.
Back Stage: (from left to right)
H.E. Mr Jaakko Laajava, Ambassador of Finland
Ismo Eskelinen and
Prof. J. R. Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.
Friday 16 February 2007.
For further information about the composers and music played by Ismo Eskelinen,
please visit KNOW YOUR COMPOSERS by J Sylvester, LACCS-UK, 2007, all Right Reserved.

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