Against the backdrop of the recent bicentennial celebrations of Latin American Independence, the Latin Chamber Orchestra takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey of discovery through the history of Latin classical music.
From imagined Aztec rhapsodies to the modernism of Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and beyond, the concert also includes a world premiere by acclaimed Venezuelan composer, Ricardo Lorenz.
Meet the opera stars Christopher Columbus, Simón Bolívar and Che Guevara in a dazzling programme with influences from Spanish sacred music to Argentine tango and Cuban son.
Plus, in another break with tradition, bring your drink into the concert to really get into the spirit, and enjoy world-class performances from the UK's foremost classical Latin musicians and vocalists.
This event is organised by ILAMS (the Iberian and Latin American Music Society) with the kind support of Journey Latin America and Meliá White House Hotel, in aid of Help Argentina.
Purcell Room at 6.30pm - pre-concert talk. Leading Venezuelan composer Ricardo Lorenz (Associate professor of Michigan State University), presents an introduction to Latin American classical music. Free with concert ticket.Performers
The Latin Chamber Orchestra
Maite Aguirre conductor
Omar Puente violin, voice