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J.R.  MONROY

Founder and President of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society

ę 2004 LACCS-UK


PHOTO ARCHIVE 2009

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.

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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

26th Anniversary

GALINA VERNIGORA VALE, guitar Supported by the Embassy of Ukraine

Celebrating 17th Years of Diplomatic, Cultural and Commercial Relations between
Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 28th October 2009 at 7.45 PM. PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.

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PRE CONCERT PHOTOS

GALINA VERNIGORA VALE at the stage of the Purcell Room, preparing for her performance

Galina Venigora Vale with Prof. J R Monroy during time rehearsal at PR.

Prof. J R Monroy welcome H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Albania and Mrs Brgjida Mazi at the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Captain Vasily M. Borovsky and wife is welcome to the evening by Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK.

Prof. JR Monroy, welcome to Ms Layla Alexander Garrett, Writer Director and Producer, foyer QEH.

>From left to right Ms Veronica Paolo Melendres Argote, Second Secretary, Embassy of Bolivia, Mr Ruben D. Vidaurre Andrade, Counsellor, Bolivian Embassy, Prof. J R Monroy, and Mr and Mrs Roy Giles.

THE CONCERT

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK, making an announcement of LACCS-UK future events and introducing Galina Vernigora Vale to the Purcell Room audience.

Galina Vernigora Vale played a difficult piece, "Fantasy on Ukrainian Folk Song", by Anatoly Shevchenko, (b.1938).

Galina, impressive performance of "Oriental Dance" by Victor Kozlov (b.1965).

Galina, end the first part of the concert with one of the most difficult pieces for guitar, "Great Gates of Kie" (from Pictures of an Exhibition) arr. by Kazuhito Yamashita

 

Galina, created enthusiasm in the audience, playing "Rumba-Ochi Chernie" by Valery Petrenko.

 

Galina talking to the audience as she is preparing her grand finale of the concert with master pieces such as "Caprice No 24 by Niccolo Paganini, arr. by herself and Franz Kiszt, "Hungarian Rahpsody No 2", arr by Kazuhito Yamashita.

Clapping and clapping, to Galina' s performance, and the audience loved her artistic approach to her selected programme.

THE CONCERT PUBLICATION: THE PROGRAMME

Quite absorbed in the content of the Ukrainian concert programme!

Mother and little daughter, two admirer of Galina Vernigora Vale talent!

THE RECEPTION AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Excellent Ukrainian wine! said friends of LACCS-UK and colleagues attending the reception at the Foyer of the QEH.

Dr Yaroslav V. Voitko and Mrs Voitko with two Ukrainian friends.

>From left to right: Mr Nicolay Matev, B.B. Energy Trading Ltd, Mr Reginald Alan Francis, Mr Kenneth Courtenay, General Secretary, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group, H.E. Mrs Maria Rosa Picart De Francis, Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra.

Back stage at the Purcell Room, in a moment for relaxation. Prof. J R Monroy, and Mrs & Dr Yaroslav V. Voitko, Head of Trade and Economic Mission.

Happy end concert at the stage of the Purcell Room.

Dr and Mrs Yaroslav Vitko, Head of Trade and Economic Mission, Galina Vernigora and Prof. J R Monroy (LACCS-UK)


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

26th Anniversary

ROSSANA TAMARRI GALARZA, Pianist

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
EMBASSY OF BOLIVIAR

A BICENTENNIAL CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE INDEPENDENCE OF BOLIVIA (1809-2009) HELD ON TUESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2009, AT 7.45 p,m., AT THE PURCELL ROOM, SOUTH BANK CENTRE, LONDON SE1 8XX

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.

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PRE CONCERT PHOTOS

The Bolivian Flag on the stage ready to start the evening!

Her Excellency Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Ambassador of Bolivia at the stage of the Purcell Room, to salute the pianist Rossana Tamarri Galarza.

Rehearsal time: Rossana Tamarri Galarza and her flag.

Captain Remy De La Barra Caceres, Bolivian Defence Attache, welcome the evening.

Counsellor Ruben Vidaurre, Bolivian Embassy, met Rossana Tamarri at the stage of the Purcell Room.

Before the concert: Captain Remy De La Barra Caceres, Professor J R Monroy and Rossana Tamarri, at the stage on the Purcell Room.

Rehearsal at the stage of Purcell Room, Rossana Tamarri Galarza and Prof. J R Monroy to co-ordinate details of the diplomatic and cultural evening.

THE CONCERT

A pre concert diplomatic and cultural ceremony to commemorate the 200 Years of the Independence of Bolivia - 1809-2009 at the South Bank Centre, London

Professor J R Monroy at the Purcell Room's stage, to announce the Bolivian National anthem and to invite H.E. Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo to get up to the stage to initiate the ceremony on the occasion of the Bolivian Bicentennial celebration at the South Bank Centre, London

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK and H.E. Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron, singing the Bolivian National Anthem.

At the stage Purcell Room, SBC.

His Excellency Ambassador of Bolivia, Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron, addressed the audience to celebrate the 200 Years Anniversary of the Bolivian Independence.

The audience of the Purcell Room, stand up to listen and sing the Bolivian National Anthem.
>From Left to right:

Dr Rossana Pitelli, Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, H.E. Dr Rafael Moreno, Ambassador of Chile, Mrs Gloria Orb de Moreno and Mrs Silvia Moreno Rojas.

THE CONCERT

Rossana Tamarri Galarza, played first piece, Fox-trot Incasico by Adrian Patino Carpio, (1895-1951)

Rossana Tamarri Galarza, introduced for the first time to the British audience, Bolivian classical music and from the composer Armando Palmero (1900-1968), Indian Poem, The Wheel, Pastoral Song and Mazurka a la Chopin (Chopin's Mazurka style).

Rossana Tamarri Galarza enjoyed playing Bolivian piece Kcaluyo Indio by Simeon Roncal (1870-1953).

Rossana ended the concert with the Bolivian cueca (national dance), Viva mi Patria Bolvia, by Apolinar Camacho Orellana (1917-1951)

The audience at the Purcell Room, acclaimed Rossana outstanding and brilliant talent after playing for the first time a full Bolivian classical repertoire at the South Bank Centre. Undoubtedly her performance was an important contribution to promote Bolivian music in the United Kingdom and to the world.

THE AUDIENCE

An enthusiastic audience clapped and clapped the outstanding performance of pieces by Eduardo Caba, (1890 - 1953), Sun's Hymn and Caba' s Homage, Op 1b by Marvin Sandi (1930-1968).

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME

The audience enjoyed reading the concert programme with information about Bolivian composers, an especial cultural publication, introduced by H.E. Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron, Ambassador of Bolivia.

THE RECEPTION AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Sir John Grant and Mrs Madeline Whitaker, in conversation with H.E. Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Ambassador of Bolivia.

Mr Mark Holloway and colleague from Volvo Cars London, congratulate Her Excellency, Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, the Ambassador of Bolivia, for the successful evening to celebrate the Bolivian Bicentennial at the South Bank Centre in 2009.

A group of Bolivians enjoying the Bicentennial concert and the interval reception.

From left to right: HE Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron, Ambassador of Bolivia, Mr Bruno Schroeder and Professor J R Monroy.

BACK STAGE AND HAPPY ENDING

Rossana Tamarri Galarza is congratulated by her compatriots and the audience.

A successful evening and concert to be proud. Well done for a wonderful artistic and cultural celebration of the Bolivian Bicentennial to be remembered.

H.E. Ambassador of Bolivia, Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo (Centre), with LACCS-UK and members of the Bolivian Embassy in London.

>From left to right:

An evening to be remembered for the good piano performance of Bolivian music at the Purcell Room.

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, His Excellency Maria Beatriz Sourviron Crespo, Ambassador of Bolivia and Rossana Tamarri Galarza. Happiness

Rossana Tamarri Galarza was congratulated by His Excellency Mrs Maria Beatriz Crespo, for her knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm to bring a full programme of Bolivian piano music to the South Bank Centre. Well done Rossana!


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

26th Anniversary

PAGANINI DUO
Jorge Saade - Scaff, violin
Julio Almeida, guitar

Presented in association with the
EMBASSY OF ECUADOR

"FROM PAGANINI TO THE ANDES"

A BICENTENNIAL CONCERT TO CELEBRATE
THE INDEPENDENCE OF ECUADOR (1809-2009)

MONDAY 29th JUNE 2009 at 7.45pm.
PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

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

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PRE CONCERT PHOTOS

AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

The Ecuador Bicentennial was celebrated at the South Bank Centre, on a hot sunny day, one of the most warmest evening of many years.

Julio Almeida said: Today temperature and humidity was just similar to Quito or Guayaquil...! So, we were lucky enough to be in our own musical and cultural territory...

A welcome to HE Dr Eduardo Cabezas in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The Ecuadorian Flag at the stage of the Purcell Room

From Left to right: Jorge Saade-Scaff, Professor J R Monroy, and Julio Almeida.

Rehearsal at stage Purcell Room

From Left to right: Jorge Saade - Scaff, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, and Julio Almeida.

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK Addressed the audience with a brief speech talking about the memorable evening to celebrate the Bicentennial of Ecuador.

Professor Monroy said... "Tonight we are celebrating 200 Years of the Independence of the Republic of Ecuador, and it is a privilege and honour for LACCS-UK to be here at the South Bank Centre, commemorating an historical and cultural event which is also part of the history of Latin America. I am proud to introduced to the British audience two Ecuadorian international musicians, and I am sure you will enjoy listen them playing a select repertoire of classical music from Ecuador, Europe and Latin America..."

 

Prof. J R Monroy,Chairman of LACCS-UK presenting the musicians to the audience.


THE CONCERT

Duo Paganini playing the first piece of the programme: Meditation from Opera "Thais" Jules Massenet (1842-1902).

Jorge Saade-Scaff, Violin and Julio Almeida, Guitar Duo Paganini, playing "Sonata Concertata for Guitar and Violin", Niccolo Paganini (1742-1840) Photo: Jorge Saade-Scaff.

Duo Paganini playing "Toccata and Aria" Houtaf Khoury (b.1967) photo: Jorge Saade-Scaff.

Julio Almeida, a brilliant performance for three guitar solos, Celso Machado, Manuel de Falla and Astor Piazzolla.

Duo Paganini ended the first part of the concert acclaimed by the full house Purcell Room.

Duo Paganini playing "Tu Eternidad", Pasillo. Suite Rhythms and Places of Ecuador, London Premier and dedicated to Duo Paganini.

Duo Paganini play "El Espantapajaros", pasillo, by Gerardo Guevara (b.1930).

Duo paganini in a brilliant performance end the concert with an emblematic piece "Danza Ecuatoriana" by Enrique espin Yepez (1926-1997).

The audience acclaimed the successful and excellent performance of Duo Paganini.

An accomplished mission to celebrate the Ecuador Bicentennial and a joint effort to bring for the first time to the South Bank a programme of Ecuadorian classical music.

THE AUDIENCE

From the High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique, center: Ms Lucia Cherinda, 2nd Secretary, Ms Ilda Raivoso and a colleague, Consular Section.

 

From Left to right: Dr Yaroslav Voitko, Chief of Mission and Dr Maksyn Stasiuk, Trade and Economic Mission, Embassy of Ukraine.

THE RECEPTION AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Center: Mr Robert Mathew-Walker and Colleague, Musical Opinion with Edward Family, husband, wife and little daughter (three months), from Canning House.

From Left to right: Mrs and Mr Mohamed Issa, Senior Lecture and Mrs & Wing Commander MA Exley, Co, Defence School of Beaconfield.

A tropical warm evening in London!

From left to right:

Mr Angel Mesado Jardi, Deputy Head of the Delegationm Government of Catalonia, Delegation to the United Kingdom, HE Mrs Maria Rosa Picart De Francis, Ambassadress of the Principality of Andorra, Mrs Mesado, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, and mr Reginald Alan Francis.

Mr & Mrs Michael Siebert, Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

From left to right: Mr Luis U. Naranjo, Mr Francisco Javier Mendoza Rodriguez, Vice-Consul and Ecuadorian resident in London attending the evening.

Friends of LACCS-UK, enjoying the concert and reception.

From Left to right: Nicolay Matev, BB Energy Trading Ltd, Mrs Bisserka Mateva, Embassy of Bulgaria and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK.

BACK STAGE

Jorge Saade-Staff with two Ecuadorian admirers.

A happy End Ecuadorian concert! Congratulations to Duo Paganini, Jorge Saade-Scaff, violin and Julio Almeida, guitar, by HE Dr Eduardo Cabezas.


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

LACCS-UK CELEBRATING 26 YEARS OF SUCCESS

CEM DURUÍZ, Guitar

Presented in association with the
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

TO CELEBRATE 26 YEARS OF LACCS-UK CONTINUOS CONCERTS ALONG THE YEARS PRESENTING ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

MONDAY 16th MARCH 2009 at 7.45 p.m.
PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

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

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PRE CONCERT PHOTOS

Purcell Room, stage during rehearsal:
Cem Duru÷z and Prof. J R Monroy, in preparation for the performance.

Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall
Mr Ahmet Sadik Dogan, 1st Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, making positive comments about the nice printing of the concert programme.

At the foyer of the QEH
Left: Mr Irfan Onal, Director Turkish Culture & Tourism Office with Prof. J R Monroy.

At the Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall:
A group of diplomats from the Embassy of Ecuador.
From left to right: Mrs Nydia Casei, Secretary, Mr Nelson Franklin Torres Zapata, 1st Secretary Cultural Affairs, Alternate Representative to The International Organisations, Mr Francisco Javier Mendoza Rodriguez, Consul and Mrs Alisva de Mendoza.

At the Foyer QEH
Left: Mr Irfan Onal, Director with colleagues of the Turkish Culture & Tourist Office.

Prof J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK Opened the evening with a warm thanks to H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey and Mrs Bernev Alpogan for their kind understanding and support to include Turkish music in LACCS-UK international Series at the South Bank Centre.

Prof. Monroy also gave his personal thanks to the sponsors, two well known international British companies, SHELL INTERNATIONAL and BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO.



CONCERT PHOTOS

H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey and Mrs Bernev Alpogan, in the front row at the Purcell Room to welcome Cem Duru÷z's tonight performance.

Cem Duru÷z playing Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), Varations Sur "les Folies D'Espagne" Op.45.

Cem Duru÷z performing the U.K. premieres of Turkish Songs: Bozlak and Yuksek Yusek Tepelere.

Cem Duru÷z, playing Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), Milonga del Angel and Verano Porteno

Cem Duru÷z played with master skill the U.K. premier of CAPRICCIO ALLA DANZA FOR GUITAR (2002), BY Koray Sazli (b.1973).

Cem Duru÷z ended brilliantly his performance with the U.K premier of classical and traditional Turkis music, the famous Haydar Haydar and Sultaniyegah Sirto.

Cem Duru÷z is acclaimed by the audience at the Purcell Room, SBC.

The Concert Programme is always in LACCS-UK performances an interesting publication with information of the country' culture and music. In this opportunity is Turkey's music the main attraction of the public.

The audience enthusiasm listening various of the classical Turkish repertoire played with master technique by Cem Duru÷z.

The audience requested three encores from Cem Duru÷z.

Flowers presentation after a successful concert!

Guests of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and LACCS-UK enjoyed the interval wine reception. The Turkish wine was excellent with an aromatic flavour!

Guests of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and LACCS-UK enjoyed the interval wine reception. The Turkish wine was excellent with an aromatic flavour!

Mr Erdem Mutaf, Counsellor, with colleagues of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and Prof. J R Monroy

From left to right
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, Mr Atilay Ersan, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Her Excellency Mrs Maria Rosa Picart De Francis, Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra, Ms Maria Guindano, Apostolic Nunciature and Mr Reginald Alan Francis.

Mr & Mrs Jose Manuel Azurdia Longo, Minister Counsellor, Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO, Embassy of Guatemala.

Mr Khalid Nadeem, Chairman, South Asia & Middle East Forum, Miss Sarah Campbell, visitor from Uganda and Prof. J R Monroy

At the private interval reception, Foyer QEH.
From left to right:
H.E. Yigit Alpogan, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, Mrs Brigjida Mazi, H.E. Mr Zef Mazi, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society (LACCS-UK).

BACK STAGE:
H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey and Mrs Bernev Alpogan congratulated Cem Duru÷z, for his brilliant performance, accompanied by Mr Atilay Ersan, Minister Counsellor and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society (LACCS-UK).

HAPPY END AT THE FOYER QEH ALL TOGETHER NOW!
H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey and Mrs Bernev Alpogan with members of the Turkish Embassy.

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