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J.R.  MONROY

Founder and President of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society

2004 LACCS-UK


PHOTO ARCHIVE 2006

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


A CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE CZECH REPUBLICA NATIONAL DAY
IN THE PRESENCE OF H.E. THE AMBASSADOR OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
AND MRS JANA WINKLEROVA

VLADISLAV BLAHA PLAYS CZECH, EUROPEAN AND
SOUTH AMERICAN MUSIC FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM Tuesday 24th October 2006
AT 7.00 P.M. - 12 HOLLAND PARK ROAD, LONDON W14 8LZ

EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY (LACCS-UK)

H.E. MR JAN WINKLER Ambassador of the Czech
Republic at the Court of St James's greet and welcome
the honourable and distinguish guests attending
the evening at Leighton House Museum.
Professor J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK,
Introduce Professor Vladislav Blaha at
Leighton House Museum.
His Excellency expressed his sincere gratitude to BAE SYSTEMS and INTERNATIONAL POWER for contributing to the success of this event, as well as His Excellency gave his cordial thanks to the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society (LACCS-UK), for its kind support in organising this musical evening in the United Kingdom.
Prof. J. R. Monroy is given thanks to H.E. Mr Jan Winkler, Ambassador of the Czech Republic for His Excellency support to present Prof. Vladislav Blaha for a concert of "Czech, European and South American music" on the occasion to celebrate in U.K. the Independence Day of the Czech Republic.
A PRE CONCERT PHOTO:
Left: Prof. Vladislav Blaha, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman
(LACCS-UK), and H.E. Jan Winkler Ambassador of the
Czech Republic at the Court of St. James's.
Prof. Vladislav Blaha plays "SONATA", dedicated to
Vladislav Blaha by Czech composer ANTONIN
TUCAPSKY (b.1928). World Premier.
Czech composer ANTONIN TUCAPSKY
congratulate Prof. Vladislav Blaha for his
brilliant interpretation of his music.
Prof Vladislav Blaha, plays difficult pieces by composer Stepan Rak "Elegy", "Hora-Romanian Dance" and by John Duarte, "Moraviana", a piece inspire in the Czech folk traditions.
Prof. Vladislav Blaha expressed his thanks to
the audience by bowing.
THE AUDIENCE:
First row: From left to right.
H.E. The High Commissioner of Malta and Mrs Blanche Refalo
H.E. The Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Mrs Jana Winklerova. H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia and Mrs Tina Kokalj and H.E. The Ambassador of El Salvador and Mrs Adrienne Ribas de Pvillalta.
Leighton House Museum at full capacity.
An exiting audience listening the performance
of Prof. Vladislav Blaha.
From Left to right:
Mr James Sanchez, Second Secretary, Embassy of
the United States of America and Mrs Kati Sanchez,
Colonel Roman Krejci, Defence Attacheé, Embassy of the Czech Republic.
HE Malta High Commissioner and
Mrs Blanche Refalo, clapping the
outstanding performance of
Prof. Vladislav Blaha.
A friendly conversation...
From Left to right: Mrs Jana Winklerova
H.E. Mr Jan Winkler, Ambassador of the Czech Republic,
Mrs Mrs Blanche Refalo, Mr Charles R.L. de Chassiron CVO former Her Majesty's Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and former Head of Protocol, and H.E. Dr Michael Refalo, Malta High Commissioner.
From left to right:
A photo for LACCS-UK archive:
Mrs Jana Winklerova and HE the Ambassador of the
Czech Republic, Mrs Blanche Refalo and The High
Commissioner for Malta and Mr Charles R.L. de
Chassiron CVO.
TOASTS:
TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE DAY
Proposed by H.E. Mr Jan Winkler, Ambassador of the
Czech Republic at the Court of St. James's.
Mr Antonin Tucapsky, composer
toast to the Czech National Day with
two compatriots.
From Left to right:
Relaxing and talking after the toast.
H.E. Dr Michael Refalo and Mrs Blanche
Refalo, Mrs Jana Winklerová and HE Mr Jan Winkler, Ambassador of the Czech Republic.
Enjoying the reception.
from left to right:
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman (LACCS-UK),
HE Mr Teodoro Maldonado, Ambassador of Ecuador, with his daughter in-law Mrs Cristina Astudillo de Maldonado and his son, Javier Maldonado Guevara.
AT THE RECEPTION
From left to right:
H.E. Mr Vladimiro PVillalta, Ambassador of El Salvador, Mrs Adrianne Ribas de PVillalta, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman (LACCS-UK), Mrs Tina Kokalj and HE Mr Iztok Mirošic, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia.
Enjoying the evening and celebrating the occasion
From left to right:
Mrs Nataly Lorenz-Hobbs, Cultural Attacheé, Embassy of Panama, Mrs Diana Chavez, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Panama, Mr Domingo Valenzuela, Journalist, Mrs Maria Eliana Cordaro, Journalist and
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.
A group of guests enjoying the
reception at one of the beautiful
corners of the building.
A friendly corner! From left to right:
Christopher Duarte, son of John Duarte composer, (tonight's concert included one of his pieces, entitled AMERICANA Op.96), Therese Vassily-Saba, Classical Guitar Magazine,
Mr Colin Cooper, Writer and Editor of Classical Guitar Magazine, Maureen Cooper, and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, 2006.
Our interest is to know about the composers included in this LACCS-UK's recital!
Two Readers of the concert programme.
For further information about the composers and music played by Vladislav Blaha, please visit
KNOW YOUR COMPOSER by J. Sylvester, LACCS-UK, 2006. All right Reserved.

LACCS-UK 23rd INTERNATIONAL GUITAR SERIES
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ITALIAN
EMBASSY AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE.

SANTE TURSI, PLAYS TRADITIONAL AND
NEW MUSIC FROM ITALY, SPAIN AND
SOUTH AMERICA.

THURSDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER 2006 AT 7.45 PM.
PURCELL ROOM, RFH, LONDON SE1 8XX

Pre-Concert time: Foyer QEH
Pre-concert time: LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY (LACCS-UK), RECEPTION DESK
A pre-concert photo: Sante Tursi in the
Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sante Tursi, after the rehearsal
in the Purcell Room.
Sante Tursi plays UK Premier
"THAMAR Y AMNON" (1983), by
Luca Lombardi (b.1945)
Sante Tursi playing "Sonata per
Chitarra" (2006), WORLD PREMIER,
dedicated to Sante Tursi
Sante Tursi is acclaimed by the audience
at the Purcell Room, after his brilliant
performances and specially for his
personal interpretation of "SONATA OP 47"
by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983).
Happy end! and relaxation...
At back stage, from left to right:
Prof. J. R. Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK,
Therese Vassily-Saba, representing the
English Magazine, CLASSICAL GUITAR,
and virtuoso SANTE TURSI.
Note: For further details information about the composers included in this recital, visit the page related to LACCS-UK PUBLICATION, The Concert Programme, " KNOW YOUR COMPOSERS", by J. Sylvester.


RODOLFO MEDEROS TANGO FOR EVER
WITH
ARMANDO DE LA VEGA, GUITAR AND
SERGIO RIVAS, DOUBLE BASS

LACCS-UK 23rd ANNIVERSARY SERIES
QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
MONDAY 10th JULY 2006 AT 7.30 PM.

The first piece: Tango "Don Goyo" By
LUIS BERSTEIN, (1888-1966), bandoneon player and composer of the 900.

Don Goyo is one of Berstein's several
master pieces written as a classic of
the old tango repertoire, even recognised
by Carlos Gardel and Jose Razzano in 1913,
when both singer join forces to form a duet
which would last until 1925.

Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Rodolfo Mederos, bandoneon
Armando de la Vega, guitar and
Sergi Rivas Double bass.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall acclaimed the virtuosity of RODOLFO MEDEROS, playing with guitar and double bass a programme dedicated to bring back tangos written by composers from the 1900's and 1920's.
such as:
"El baquiano: by Agustin Bardi (1884-1941),
"La Cabrera", Eduardo Arolas(1892-1924),
"El Cabure", Arturo de Bassi (1890-1950),
"La Biblioteca", (1889-1953), "La Gaita",
Arturo Berstein (1882-1935), "La Metralla",
Manuel Campoamor (1877-1941),
"La Chiflada", Alselmo Aieta (1896-1964) and
many others greatest tangos of all times.
Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall:
Left: RODOLDO MEDEROS with Prof. J R MONROY, Chairman of LACCS-UK.
Reception at the Foyer of the
Queen Elizabeth Hall.
(Centre) H.E. Dr LACHEZAR MATEV, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria with RODOLFO MEDEROS, MRS BISSERKA MATEVA (Right) and Miss EMILY MATEVA, (Left)
RODOLFO MEDEROS with Miss ORIANA CARVAJAL, Journalist (left) and
Diana Chaves, PR Manager
AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
Left: SERGIO RIVAS, RODOLFO MEDEROS (Centre) and ARMANDO DE LA VEGA (Left).

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
23rd INTERNATIONAL SERIES
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EMBASSY OF CHILE.

MICHIO NISHIHARA TORO, pianist.
FRIDAY 5th MAY 2006, at 7.45pm.
PURCELL ROOM, RFH, LONDON SEI 8XX

Pre concert time:
Rehearsal at the Purcell Room
A Pre-concert photo. Artists room.
Pianist Michio Nishihara Toro, in his
own reflections.
Second Part of the concert:
Michio Nishihara Toro playing
"Day Dreams" by Sir Malcolm Arnold
(b.1921).
Pianist Michio Nishihara Toro is
acclaimed by the audience after his
brilliant performance of Frederic Chopin
(1810-1849):
Etude Op 10 No 12 C Minor "Revolutionary"
Nocturne in B Flat Minor op 9 No 1.
Scherzo No 2 B Flat Minor op 31.
Stage Purcell Room.
From left to right:
Mr Edward Bickham, Director,
Mr Ben Keisler Executive Vice President
representing Anglo Chile and
pianist Michio Nishihra Toro.
At stage Purcell Room:
Pianist Michio Nishihara Toro with HE
Senor Mariano Fernandez, Ambassador
of Chile.
Back Stage at the Purcell Room:
H.E. the Ambassador of Turkey and
Mrs Esin Alptuna gave their congratulations
to the brilliant performance of Michio Nishihara
Toro.
Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society, (LACCS-UK), given his congratulations to pianist
Michio Nishihara Toro for his brilliant
performance at the Purcell Room.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
23rd INTERNATIONAL SERIES
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY

LUZ MARIA BOBADILLA AND THE MAGIC SOUND
OF SOUTH AMERICA

WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL 2006 AT 7.45 PM.
PURCELL ROOM, ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
LONDON SE1 8XX.

LUZ MARIA BOBADILLA "LUZ MARIA"
Waltz by José Santiago Hernández
LUZ MARIA BOBADILLA PLAYING
''JAZZ SUITE" BY ALEXANDER VINITZKY.
PLAYING "CARRETA GUY',
ANONYMOUS POPULAR GUARANIA.
IN THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL - A PRE CONCERT PHOTO IN HONOUR OF
HENRY PURCELL, COMPOSER AND CITIZEN
OF LONDON (1659-1695).
A HAPPY END! THE AUDIENCE AT THE
PURCELL ROOM, ACCLAIMED THE PARAGUAYAN GUITARIST IN A FULL HOUSE CONCERT.
A POST CONCERT PHOTO:
LEFT, MS MARIA CRISTINA ACOSTA ALVAREZ,
CHARGE D' AFFAIRES, EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY,
CENTER, LUZ MARIA BOBADILLA, AND LEFT,
PROFESSOR J R MONROY, CHAIRMAN OF THE
LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY,
(LACCS-UK), PURCELL ROOM, WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL 2006.


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL
SOCIETY
23rd INTERNATIONAL SERIES
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
EMBASSY OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

STAZO MAYAR TANGO TRIO
LUIS STAZO, bandoneon
FRANCISCO (Coco) NELEGATTI, guitar
KASPAR DOMKE, double bass

WEDNESDAY 29th MARCH 2006, AT 7.30 PM.
QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, RFH,LONDON SE1 8XX

REHEARSAL TIME - QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
STAGE: Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK and Luis Stazo.
QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, BACK STAGE
A happy ending concert.
JR Monroy and Luis Stazo.
STAZO MAYOR, playing tango, DON JUAN, by
Ernesto Ponzio (1885-1934).
Left: COCO NELEGATTI, guitar
Centre: LUIS STAZO, bandoneon
Right: KASPAR DOMKE
Stazo Mayor playing " la Yumba", tango by
Osvaldo Pugliesi (1905-1995).
STAZO MAYOR PLAYING: LA CUMPARTSITA, tango, by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez (1897-1948). Choreography by Monica Romero and
Omar Ocampo.
STAZO MAYOR PLAYING 'EL CHOCLO",
tango by Angel Villoldo (1861-1919),
Choreography by MONICA ROMERO AND
OMAR OCAMPO. Queen Elizabeth Hall.
STAZO MAYORT gave an outstanding performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. A triumphal debut!
From left to right: Coco Nelegatti, Luis Stazo, Monica Romero, Kaspar Donke and Omar Ocampo.
Back Stage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall,
His Excellency Senor Federico Mirre,
Ambassador of the Argentine Republic
and Luis Stazo.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
23rd INTERNATIONAL GUITAR SERIES - PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
INSTITUTO PUERTORRIQUEÑO AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ ORTIZ, Composer and Guitarist
RICKY RODRIGUEZ, Percussionist

FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2006, at 7.45pm.

Note: For further details on the concert programme see LACCS-UK publication:
The concert programme Home page.

Alberto Rodriguez, guitar, and
Ricky Rodriguez percussion,
playing Cantilena (1996) and
121st Street Rap (2002)
by William Ortiz Alvarado (b.1947)
World Premier 2006:BORIKEN ARAGUACA (2006), Guitar and percussion. (Great Land where People Dance on the Sound of Drums).
- Jeketi (intro),
- Yamoka (Bagua Nocturna),
- Yamokan (Giauba)
Guajino
By ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ ORTIZ (B.1971)
Dedicated to J. R. Monroy and LACCS-UK.
Playing SAUDANCA (1995)
Guitar and percussion
by Miguel Cubano (b.1954)
Performing THREE PRELUDES: (1993),
Guitar and Percussion
- Grafistico - rapido
- Grafistico - con sorpresa
- Tumbao
Alberto Rodriguez Ortiz, Guitar and
Ricky Rodriguez, percussion received
an standing ovation by the full house
Purcell Room.
A successful ending. And a
bottle of champagne ! ... for the
Puerto Ricans Alberto and Ricky.
The BBC World Service,
Programme: THE TICKETS.
Live performance and Interview.
Right: Alberto Rodriguez,
left: Mark Cole, interviewer
Producer: Kirsten Locke.
At the BBC World Service Studio,
ready for an interview.
Photos: J R Monroy © All rights reserved.


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