27 Years of Great Music
To all Amigos/as
From Helga Hampton
Dear Amigos, October 20, 2019
Autumn greetings on a picture book Algarve Sunday !
We Amigos were able to greet the season in our October concerts with two evenings of glorious music by the aptly named “Autumn Trio”. These three young musicians – the Portuguese pianist, the Lithuanian violinist and the Russian cellist – had put together two programmes of great variety
including works by the composer Reinhold Glière, whose work was new to many of the assembled full-house audience. Charmingly introduced by Agata Darashkaite from the violin, this “Hausmusik” was a true discovery. The Trio gave great freshness in their playing to the familiar works of Schumann, Debussy and Brahms, and in Dvořac’s marvellous “Dumky” all melancholy cobwebs were blown away. With the glorious playing from each of the three artists, and exuding obvious friendship and pleasure in what they were doing, the Trio captured a very enthusiastic audience who showed their appreciation with sustained applause. How lucky we were !
Now to the November concerts: I am offering two solo piano evenings, albeit with a difference.
Milan Miladinovich comes to us from Belgrade and a reputation of being an entertaining performer precedes him. We are in for a show, I am told by Roman and Milena Simovic, on whose recommendation Milan will join our roster of classy world class Amigo musicians.
Tuesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 7th, 2019
His programmes are divided into “Music and Symbols”, offering music by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin on Tuesday. And “Night as Inspiration in Music” with works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel on Thursday.
So, as usual, I am urging you to make your reservations as early as possible by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and also AS USUAL, yet with more emphasis, I am asking you,
PLEASE, to notify Cristina of a cancellation as soon as you notice that you will not be able to come. Please do so even hours before the concert. We have waiting lists and could fill your empty seat(s) at the last moment.
How lucky for the Amigos who were able to attend last week and to partake in probably the last welcome reception offered on the Os Agostos terraces on Thursday. With audiences of more than 100, indoor receptions tend to become somewhat of a crush. None-the-less, indoor or outdoor, the Os Agostos catering for the Amigos and their many music-loving guests, is remarkably sumptuous, always varied and generous.
Hence, with this combination of outstanding music offerings and stylish receptions, we have had full-house audiences, and the reputation of our chamber music contribution to the Algarve cultural life is spreading. Our membership counts 100 members this Season ! I am very proud.
Welcome to our 17 New Members !
M. Fatima Almeida
Willem and Eugenia Bos
Nathalie and Frederik Haarmann
Rebecca and David MacNaughton
Jan M. Tromp
Herman and Louise van Bueren
I look forward to seeing you at Os Agostos as often as possible, and if you have any questions, never hesitate to contact me personally. I am always available for a chat, as indeed I am for new suggestions and advice.
There are a handful of Amigos who have not yet renewed their 2019/20 membership. I shall take the liberty of reminding them individually. Of course, we understand if they have decided not to renew and look forward to seeing them whenever possible at Os Agostos as guests.
For your Agendas:
Complete Concert Schedule 2019/20
November 5th and 7th, Milan Miladinovich, piano
December 10th and 12th Antoine de Grolee, piano
February 18th and 20th Järna Trio: Juho Pohjonen, piano,
Yura Lee, violin
Jakob Koranyi, cello
March 24th and 26th Pierre-Andre Doucet, piano
April 28th and 30th Andrey Gugnin, piano
May 19th and 21st Russian Trio: Evgueni Sinaisky, piano,
Valeria Zorina, violin `
Kyrill Timofeev, cello
June 16th and 18th Konstantin Lapshin, piano
Reservations are absolutely necessary: send an email to email@example.com
ASSOCIAҪÃO DE AMIGOS DE MUSICA at Os Agostos