British actor and pianist perform Algarve tribute to composer Claude Debussy

Famous British actor Tim McInnerny, best known for his parts in the Blackadder series, and Lucy Parham, the pianist, will perform “Rêverie” – The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy – on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14, at Os Agostos country estate, near Santa Bárbara de Nexe. This is a biographical programme of the French composer’s words and music compiled and scripted by Lucy Parham.

Lucy Parham is no ordinary pianist. She has the ability to get inside the personality of the composers whose music she plays and to devise the programmes of words and music which enable audiences to share the experience.

Lucy is acknowledged to be one of Britain’s finest pianists and applies her sensitivity and imagination not only to concertos and recitals, but also to portraits of such composers as Schuman, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy.

The pianist has made numerous recordings including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and concertos by Ravel, Fauré, Franck and Schumann. Lucy first came to prominence when she was the Piano Winner of the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year.

She made her Royal Festival Hall debut when she was 16 and has played throughout the UK as a soloist.

Lucy toured the USA, Mexico and Turkey with the BBC Concert Orchestra on its 50th Anniversary. She is a regular presenter and guest on BBC radio and TV.

In 2008, she performed Odyssey of Love – about the life and loves of Franz Liszt – to the Amigos at the Cultural Centre in São Lourenço. Her highly successful “Beloved Clara” – which explored the lives of Brahms and the Schumanns – premiered in 2003 in London and was performed later that year in São Lourenço.

Tim McInnerny is one of England’s best known and highly versatile actors. Born in 1956, he finished his education at Wadham College, Oxford.

He is probably best known for his parts (two of them) in all the “Blackadder” series on TV. Initially he played the foppish twit Lord Percy and later Captain Darling. Other TV series included “Miss Marple”, “A Very British Coup” and “Castles in the Sky”.

His major theatre roles include Andrew May in “Pravda” opposite Anthony Hopkins and the title role in “Hamlet”, both at the National Theatre in London. His film career includes “101 Dalmatians”, “Notting Hill”, “Johnny English Reborn” and leading roles in many other films.

These performances have been arranged by the ‘Amigos de Música’ –

Concerts begin at 7.30pm sharp. Doors open at 6.30pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. Guests and non-members are asked to donate €25 per person.

Bookings: 914 797 980 | [email protected]