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Evgeny Gromov playing at Os Agostos October, 2014

Evgeny Gromov playing at Os Agostos October, 2014

The “ASSOCIACAO DE AMIGOS DE MUSICA” is a registered, non-profit, private membership club that brings together an international group of friends of music in the Algarve. It was set up 26 years ago to support the musical activities at the now defunct Centro Cultural de São Lourenço.  Now around 100 “Amigos” share in our achievements and help us go further in our ambitions. By providing crucial support to our concert season as well as our Young Portuguese Musicians Sponsorship programme, Amigos are at the heart of our Friends of Music Club.

Since 2013 our focus has been on organising 18 regular concerts at the new venue of “Os Agostos”. This is unique amongst the Algarve`s concert venues. Situated within the stately home of Monte dos Agostos, in the hills above Sta. Barbara de Nexe, it provides a rustic and intimate space, ideal for chamber music. Artists, too, appreciate it and are inspired by this atmosphere of near “Hausmusik”.

Helga Hampton has been acting president of the Amigos over the years. For her music is a passion and one she is passionate about sharing. She is delighted to be able to create in and for the community she has been living for more than 30 years this environment for hearing and meeting world class artists. She says: “I always look forward to the challenge of organizing a new season of concerts and to sharing events that reflect the spirit and language of music with like-minded friendly audiences.” With her international connections, built up over the years, she has been able to invite an extraordinary array of featured artists.

 

  • Membership includes free admission to all concerts of the season, while guests and non-members are welcome for a contribution towards costs of €25, including wine and canapés. Click “Membership”
  • Young Portuguese Musicians Sponsorship programme provides financial and emotional support for eligible music students in their further studies abroad. Click Sponsorship

 

For concert bookings please send an e-mail to:

reservasconcertos@gmail.com or  call Cristina at 914797980.

 

 

Helga Hampton, President of the Amigos de Música de São Lourenço:

Email: info@amigos-de-musica.org

Telephone: (+351) 919 154 189