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The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society
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LACCS-UK 34 YEARS ON

THE EMBASSY OF COSTA RICA AND LACCS-UK PROUDLY PRESENT

MUSIC BY EUROPEAN AND COSTA RICAN COMPOSERS

SOFIA ORELLANA, SOPRANO
DANIELA RODO, PIANO

Tuesday 10th October at 7.00pm.

St. John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA

Prof. J R Monroy, Hon, Chairman LACCS-UK, on behalf of H.E. Dr Jose Enrique Castillo Barrantes, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the Court of St. James's called to the Heads of Mission attending the evening to come to the stage of St, John's Smith to accompany HE the Ambassador of Costa Rica and LACCS-UK for a photo shot.

H.E. Dr Jose Enrique Castillo Barrantes, addressing the audiences and open the evening at the stage of St. John's Smith Square, in a remarkable speech the Ambassador described the rich cultural traditions of Costa Rica in Central America, mentioning the artistic contribution of Sofia, Corrales, Soprano, and Daniela Rodo, Pianist, two young talented musicians. H.E. Ambassador Castillo Barrantes's speech mentioned that the concert's aim was to bring together the music of European and Costa Rican composers, and that for the first time at St. John's Smith Square, the audience had the opportunity to listen the music of five Costa Rican composers.

Finally, the Ambassador expressed his personal recognition to LACCS-UK FOR his permanent efforts to promote the idea of bringing together nations of different cultures and traditions, and especially for its cooperation to bring and to promote the music and culture of Costa Rica in United Kingdom.

Daniela Rodo, playing "Distancias", by Luis Monge, Costa Rica, (b.1959). He is a composer and a pianist with studies in Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, and New York. He was under the tuition of renowned musicians: Carlos E. Vargas, Karl-Heinz Diehl, Wilhelm Killmayer, Ludwig Hoffmann and Gyorgy Sandor.

Sofia Corrales, Soprano, performing "Luna Liberiana", Bolero by Jesus Bonilla (1911-1999).

Maestro Jesus Bonilla was a composer of great devotion and capacity in Costa Rica, also a conductor how was born in Santa Cruz of Guanacaste. The Bolero was written in 1928 and premiered on 14 February 1936. It is considered the most emblematic bolero of the Guanacasteca province. The landscape is known as the pampa for his unadorned and open scenery. Animal Reni (Eulogio Porras Ramirez), poet wrote the words of "Pampa".

A successful artists performance and grandiose acclamation by diplomats, guests and general audiences attending the performance of Sofia Corrales, Soprano and Daniela Rodo, Piano. Four bouquets were presented to the artists by H.E. Dr Jose Enrique Castillo Barrantes, Ambassador of Costa Rica, Mrs Olga Echeverria Murray, Professor J L. Sylvester, Executive Director LACCS-UK and Professor J R Monroy, Hon. Chairman Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society (LACCS-UK).

H.E. The Ambassador of Costa Rica Dr Jose Enrique Castillo Barrates, Mrs Olga Echeverria Murray and H.E. Mr Martin Eichtinger, Ambassador of Austria to the Court of St. James's.

H.E. The Ambassador of Costa Rica, Mrs Olga Castillo Echeveria Murray, Mrs Dana Rehak and HE Mr L'ubomir Ambassador of the Slovak Republic and Mrs Valentina Prevolnik Rupel and HE Mr Tadej Rupe, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia.

Sofia Corrales and Daniela ended the concert acclaimed by the full house at St. John's Smith Square.

 

Professor J R Monroy, Hon. Chairman LACCS-UK addressed the audience inviting to attend the reception at the Crypt of St. John's Smith Square.

 


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