Published: July 1, 2016


Membership year 2016/17


Dear Amigos,


Another membership season has passed  and I don’t hesitate to say that our beautiful venue, Os Agostos,  now holds a unique place in the musical life of the Algarve. We have consistently presented world–class musicians in this magical place, with its excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere. And you with your support have played a key role in helping maintain quality at this high level of programming.


For the first time since 2008 we have adjusted the annual membership fee to € 200.00, while maintaining all the benefits unchanged; you still have free entry to all 16 regular concerts planned for 2016/17 as well as to any special events. (Please see the complete programme listed below.)


Benefits also include the monthly Newsletters, in which you receive early notification of concert dates and all programme details as well as advance information about the individual artists.


Let me here point to another benefit that has mainly been ignored: if you contribute to the hosting of our artists, you can have the unique opportunity of meeting some extraordinary people. Take them out to a coffee or invite them to lunch or dinner and you probably will have made some new interesting friends. Our artists are invited to spend a week in the Algarve, and some of them have never been here, so there is a good chance to show them a bit of our beautiful coast and to let them meet some of the locals, i.e. resident Amigos.


With our charitable arm of Sponsorship of Young Portuguese Musicians, we aim to foster the educa-tional progress of promising young musicians abroad, and we have been able to make a difference for a number of young people. (Please see details on our website: Your additional contribution is the best support for us to continue this endeavour, and I thank you personally very much for your help with this particular hobby-horse of mine.


Application to renew your membership is easy: Please use the Application Form on the next page, duly filled in with your coordinates, and mail it, together with your cheque* made out to “Amigos de Musica” or “AAMSL”, to

Mr. Michael Savage,

Pes do Cerro, C.P. 317-Z,


8700-124 Olhao


If you prefer to make a bank transfer, please use the following:

IBAN/NIB:   PT50 001800004041014600103 and BIC: TOTAPTPL.


Important: When using the bank transfer mode, please also fill in the Form giving your details plus the information of your effected payment and mail this to Mr. Savage.

*you can, of course, bring your cheque AND Form to one of the next concerts and hand them in.


Thank you for showing your appreciation of our work by renewing your membership.

Helga Hampton


PS: For all questions you may have over and above the information gleaned from the Amigos website, please contact me by email:



             CONCERTS PLANNED FOR 2016/17


September, 27, 2016                        AGM before the first concert of the Season


Sept. 27 and 29, 2016                        Charles Owen, piano

October 18 and 20, 2016            Joana Vieira, piano and Michail Shumov, cello

November 8 and 10, 2016            Craig Ogden, guitar

December (dates to be set)            Ana Beatriz Ferreira, piano                 



March 14 and 16, 2017                        Holger Groschopp, piano and Adele Bitter, cello              

April 11 and 13, 2017                        Lucy Parham, piano and Henry Goodman, actor

May 16 and 18, 2017                        Bernd Glemser, piano

June 20 and 22, 2017                        Alissa Firsova, piano, Tim Hugh, cello and

Andrew Marriner, clarinet




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Please mail to Mr. Michael Savage, Pes do Cerro, C.P. 317-Z, Moncarapacho, 8700-124 Olhao.

PS: Please always advise changes to e-mails during the year immediately as this is our main method of communication!



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