Summer Newsletter, 2015

July 26th, 2015

Dear Amigos,

Unusual circumstances spawn unusual actions; this is a Summer Newsletter which the Amigos have never in the past received. The health of my husband has kept us in the Algarve during part of the time we usually spend in the cooler climes of London. His good health restored, we can now flee the summer heat and take advantage of at least the August Proms tickets we have in our hands – we are going to London this weekend.

But before I close the Amigo files for a month, a few items of Amigo news that might benefit our continued success and stir you somewhat in your summer languor.

Membership renewals and subscriptions for the Amigo Season 2015/16 have been coming in well and I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that your membership subscriptions and donations form our budget, and with this have a direct bearing on the number of events we can plan annually. In anticipation of your continued support we have put together the following concert programme for the coming season:              




September, 3, 2015                           AGM with São Lourenço Choir (members only!)           


Sept. 29 & Oct. 1, 2015                  Piers Lane, piano 


October 20 & 22, 2015                 Jeroen de Groot, violin,  Bart v.d. Roer, piano…/Bart_van_der Roer


November 17 &19, 2015                  Katya Apekisheva, piano



February 16 & 18,                           Paul Silverthorne, viola, Aglaia Tarantino, piano


March                                                  (confirmation pending)


April 12 & 13, 2016                         Sa Chen, piano


May 17 & 19, 2016                            Alexander Schimpf, piano


June 21 & 23, 2016                          Daria Tchaikowskaja, piano



To renew your membership, please detach and fill out the below reply slip giving all your current contact details. And if you like what we are doing and know music lovers who are not yet Amigos, please let me have their contacts so that I might invite them, too.


I look forward to greeting you in September. Have a great continuation of this miraculous Algarvean Summer.


Helga Hampton






Please print out this form and mail it together with your cheque made payable to “Amigos de Musica” or “AAMSL”to:


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


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