Newsletter, September 1st, 2021

30 Years of Great Music

To all Amigos/as

From Helga Hampton                             

NEWSLETTER

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***** Invitation*****

Dear Amigos,                                                                                                              September 1, 2021

Our summer break ended with the heat, and here we are at the beginning of the very special 2021-22

Concert and Membership Season – this will be our 30th Anniversary year !!! and may it finally also be the beginning out of the pandemic that dominated our life for too many months. 

I am inviting you to come to our planned 30th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 10th at our lovely venue Os Agostos to celebrate this remarkable event in the Marquee, where we were able to enjoy a few events in the past.  The Amigos de Música have been active since 1991, bringing music to the Algarve on a regular basis with world-class musicians, and that is certainly an achievement worthy of a good celebration !!  This will be an Amigos Special Event alongside our regular monthly concerts.  

Many of you have already made reservations for this social evening with music, some of you bringing friends and family, and others coming for the first time to an Amigos event.  For we can welcome a great number of new members!  And what better than at this special occasion?

Please, new Amigos, do not feel shy to join us on Friday, September 10th and give us a chance to greet you in our midst.  

                                                    Gates at Os Agostos will open at 18:00

                                                 Please do not come earlier !!

 And while we are still ruled by pandemic restrictions

 we shall find ourselves in planned seating at tables for 6 by 19:00.

We are all expected to have had our vaccinations,

and shall be asked to produce our vaccination certificates (or a negative lateral flow test) at the entrance to the Marquee**

Masks will still be worn until we are seated.

There is no special dress code.

Os Agostos catering will be accompanied by fine wines for which the per person price is

€35.00 for active Amigos and €45.00 for guests.

When making your reservation, please also let us know of any preferences with whom you would like to sit.  There are 6 seats per table and a table plan at the entrance will guide you to your allotted table.

Please make your reservations by giving your name and the names of your guests, by sending an email to:  michael.savage@sapo.pt and make your payment by bank transfer to our account number:

Amigos de Musica IBAN PT50 0018 0000 4041 0146 00103

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The Gala Anniversary Celebration is “only” the beginning of the new concert season.

We have a full Schedule of monthly concerts for the entire year, and we begin with the great Serbian pianist

Milan Miladinovic

Tuesday, September 14th and on Thursday, September 16th, 2021

still matinee on both days at 11:00 and evening performance at 19:00

Milan, who came to us 2 years ago when he showed us that he is a pianist with a difference.

This flamboyant musician explores quite theatrically the life and work of Scriabin and Liszt.

Please make your reservations by sending an email to: reservasconcertos@gmail.com

As usual guests will be asked to contribute EURO 25.00, and please wait for confirmation as capacity is limited.

**PLEASE NOTE: Only reservations for the September events will be possible even though all future dates are fixed and artists confirmed.  The COVID situation is still in flux and with an update of government rules we may be able to revert to the “normal” seating capacity soon, i.e. have no more matinee performances.  At the moment distancing requirements still exist.

Our hosts at Os Agostos tell us: “At the time being we are obliged to ask everyone attending  the GALA and/or  the concerts  to present  their Certificate of Vaccination 14 days from last 1/1 or 2/2 takes or a negative lateral flow test taken within the 48hrs from beginning of an event and this includes the performers too “.

 I look forward to welcoming you again in Os Agostos, albeit still all masked.

Safe Hugs,

Helga Hampton
President
ASSOCIAҪÃO DE AMIGOS DE MUSICA at Os Agostos
E-mail: helga.hampton@gmail.com
www.amigos-de-musica.org

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