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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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Original painting commissioned by LACCS-UK from Brazilian painter Aldo Sampieri


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

28 YEARS ON

Presented in association with the EMBASSY OF FINLAND

PETRI KUMELA, GUITAR

Monday 12th September 2011 at 7.45pm.

PURCELL ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
SOUTHBANK 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 AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, Ambassador of Finland, met Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, to receive the good news of the Finnish premieres to be performed by Petri Kumela at the Purcell Room.

H.E. Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi and H.E. Mr Garvin Edward Timothy Nicholas, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly conversation at the Foyer of the QEH.

From left to right: Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, Mrs Maria Angelica Vega Ketterer, Counsellor, Embassy of Paraguay and Mr & Mrs Jose Maura Barandiaran.

From left to right: H.E. Ambassador The Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, And Mrds Vjosa Hamiti, Mr Faton Osmani, Consul (Head of Consular Mission), Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, and Mr Bejtullah Destani, Minister-Counsellor (Deputy Head of Mission.

PRE-CONCERT TIME: REHEARSAL AT THE STAGE OF THE PURCELL ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE.

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK and Petri Kumela,
ready to perform his successful debut at the Purcell Room.

Petri Kunela, introduced "Bakai", UK premiere by Lotta Wennäkoski (b.1970).

Petri Kumela ended the first part of his concert and played "Odota" (Wait) by Aki Yli-Salomäki (b.1972).

The second part of Petri Kumela debut at the Purcell Room, was an spectacular performance with a creation of eleven small pieces, connected each others by extended tremolos and written "for the guitar allowing the player freedom of artistic expression"

Petri Kumela played brilliantly a world premier by Michael Parsons (b.1938), "SIILI (Hedgehog)

Petri Kumela, in a creative performance, introduced to the audience a nice piece, entitled: "Owl Hunts" by Uljas Pulkkis, (b.1975)

Petri Kumela, performed brilliantly "Coleopteros" (Beetle), by Chilean composer Javier Contreras (b.1983).

Petri Kumela ended his performance and he was acclaimed by the audience, clapping his brilliant interpretations of classical pieces by Carle Costa (b.1950), Emilio Pujol (1886-1980), Paavo Korpikaakko (b.1977), Jyrki Myllarinen (b.1961), Joachim F.W. Schneider (b.1970),Julio Sagreras (1879-1942), and Julio Rggondi (1822-1872).

When Petri Kunela ended his concert the audience clapped for ten minutes in recognition of his innovative programme, as well as for his hard work on introducing four world and five U.K. premieres, in his performance given at the Southbank Centre. A preserved record to be considered relevant to the international classical guitar repertoire.

The guests enjoyed the interval reception hosted by H.E. Mr Pekka Huntaniemi, Ambassador of Finland and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK.

H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi Ambassador of Finland with Mr Alkan and Mrs Moubetjel Volkan (London Press Club).

Friends of LACCS-UK and the Embassy of Finland enjoyed the interval reception at the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, SBC.

A group of diplomats of the Embassy of Finland attending the concert and reception.

Mrs Nicola Alcala, H.E. Mr Garvin Edward Timothy Nicholas, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Prof.J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.

Prof. J R Monroy, talking to H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, Ambassador of Finland and Mrs Bisserka Mateva.

Petri Kumela, was greeted by Pirjo Pellinen, Cultural Affairs Officer, Embassy of Finland.

Petri Kumela, explained to H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi and to Ms Pirjo Pellien, Cultural Affairs Officer, his own ideas about how he came with the idea of the "Small Creatures" piece, "A musical encyclopedia in the making", which is a complex combination of styles and harmonies of different composers from seven nationalities. A master piece for the classical guitar repertoire.

H.E. Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi congratulated Petri Kumela and Prof. J R Monroy for an excellent evening of Finnish and international music at the Southbank Centre.

Happy End! and mutual satisfaction for an accomplished mission!


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

28TH YEARS ON

MARCOS PUÑA, GUITAR

A MUSICAL VOYAGE TO BOLIVIA AND SOUTH AMERICA

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EMBASSY OF BOLIVIA

A CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE 200TH YEARS OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE
REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA

FRIDAY 15TH APRIL 2011 AT 7.45pm

PURCELL ROOM, AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
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

At the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall

From left to right:

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, Mr Denis Angulo and Her Excellency Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivia at the Court of St. James's.

At the stage of the Purcell Room, Pre Concert Ceremony.

From left to right:

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, Her Excellency Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivia and Marcos Puña.

At the stage of the Purcell Room, QEH, SBC, Miss Lenny Vidal, Bolivian Consulate, Professor J R Monroy, Mrs Gabriela Toranzo, PA to HE Ambassador Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Marcos Puña and Ms Paola V. Melendres A, Consul General, Embassy of Bolivia.

Part of the audience, waiting for the start of the concert.

THE CONCERT

The concert start brilliantly with a piece entitled "Milonga Oriental" by the Uruguayan composer Abel Carlevaro, (1916-2001).

Marcos Puña is acclaimed by the audience playing "Kollavina" by Eduardo Cava (1890-1953)

Marcoa Puña ended the first part of the concert to great applause from a full house with "La Espina (Huayno), by Matilde Casazola (1942).

Marcos Puña played "El Entierro de Pepino Op 32" by Oldrich Halas (1967), a world premiere.

An outstanding performance of Saudade No 3 by Roland Dyens (1955).

A happy end of the concert. Marcos Puña Entertained the audience and played Caprice No 24 by Niccolo Paganini.

The Interval Reception in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall hosted by H.E. Mrs Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivia and Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.

Mr Josef Matekja, Counsellor Political Affairs, Embassy of the Czech Republic and a colleague of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic.

The Bolivian Embassy and LACCS-UK guests enjoyed the friendly interval reception in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

H.E. The High Commissioner of Jamaica and Mrs Pamela Johnson, leading a friendly conversation with a group of diplomats from Eastern Europe.

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, H.E. Dr Oskaras Jusys, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania and His Excellency guest.

Mr & Mrs Francesco Redi, Chairman, Redi & Partner Ltd with Miss Saida, Dukeyeba, Research Associate, Institute of Musical Research, University of London.

From left to right:

The Bolivian Embassy diplomats with Prof. J R Monroy

Mr Eduardo Daza Sandoval, 2nd Secretary, Ms Paola V. Melendres, Consul, Miss Lenny Vidal, Prof. J R Monroy, LACCS-UK and Mrs Gabriela Toranzo, Embassador Secretary.

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, with HE Jamaican High Commissioner and Mrs Pamela Johnson.

Prof. J R Monroy and Mrs Marlen Vasquez, Counsellor Embassy of the Dominican Republic.

From left to right:

Ms Guisell Socorro Morales Echaverry, Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Nicaragua, Prof. J R Monroy, Miss Gilda Guadalupe Velasquez, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of El Salvador, Mrs Pamela Johnson, HE The Hon Anthony Johnson, Jamaican High Commissioner and Mr Scott Young, Dial Partner LLP.

A happy end of the brilliant performance of Marcos Puña at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre.
Marcos Puña debut at the Southbank was undoubtedly another musical achievement
for LACCS-UK and the Bolivian Embassy.

His performance enriched the Latin American repertoire for the classical guitar for the next generation of composers and instrumentalists.

From left to right:

Mrs Victoria Souviron, Marcos Puña, HE Mrs Maria Beatriz Souviron Crespo, Ammbassador of Bolivia and Mr Gabriel Toranzo.

Marcos Puña was acclaimed by the audience, Marcos in action at the Purell Room, writing to young admirers.


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