Mozart By Candlelight

Published: December 8, 2022

A special musical evening surrounded by ‘Amigos’


The Amigos de Música have been committed to bringing great music to the Algarve for over 30 years now. From time to time, there are special events to be enjoyed by our members as well as the international music-loving resident audience.

At the start of the festive season, Amigos and guests were invited to an evening with dinner at the Pinheiros Altos Golf Clubhouse on Sunday, November 27.


We called the evening “Mozart by Candlelight”. We had two of the leading local string soloists, both from the Orquestra Clássica do Sul – Zachary Spontak, the Concert Master, and Mikhail Shumov, the First Cellist – supplying the music.

The choice of their music programme was an inspired mix of works by Mozart, Beethoven and Glière, which they played in the lovely ambiance of the club’s spacious and elegant (and acoustically excellent) dining room.

The champagne reception for the festive crowd was followed by the first musical interlude of the evening    a movement of  Beethoven`s String duo in c major, and, fittingly, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart, setting the mood for a most receptive audience.

This is from an Article by Helga Hampton published in The  Resident on 6th December 2022…….read more

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