We are delighted to welcome London-based Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodriguez to our Iconoclassics series – classical music in the iconic Jazz Room.
Clara presents an enticingly varied programme, combining the piano music by Chopin, Scarlatti, and Beethoven with pieces by Latin-American composers Maria Luisa Escobar, Evencio Castellanos and Federico Ruiz
Tickets £15 in advance / £18 on the door
Praise for Clara Rodriguez:
Clara Rodriguez provides performances of alluring vivacity allied to that most essential of requisites-CHARM.
Clara Rodriguez makes the most of her innate feel for the exuberant and languorous, dispatching the toe-tapping cross-rhythms with panache and a light touch.
– Gramophone magazine
Clara Rodriguez brought not only great technical skill, but a fine artistic sensibility to her playing.
– Musical Opinion
Clara Rodriguez is one of the most distinguished of the present generation of international artists. Her way of concert programming have consistently contrasted traditional classical music with the output of South American composers.
The small size of the Jazz Room creates a very special, intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy music, and audience members have the opportunity to meet the performer after the concert and mingle with other concert-goers.
Frederic Chopin Three Etudes Op. 10 No 6 in G flat minor, Op. 25 No 1 in A flat major, Op. 25 No 7 in C sharp minor
Domenico Scarlatti Four keyboard sonatas E minor K 232, L 62, F minor K 239, L281, C major K 132, L 457 D minor
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op 53 (“Waldstein”)
Maria Luisa Escobar Noche de luna en Altamira
Evencio Castellanos Mañanita caraqueña
Federico Ruiz Carmen Rosa & Zumba que zumba