The Amigos de Música will be bringing the 2022/2023 season to a close with two concerts by British pianist Lucy Parham, who will be presenting one of her famous ‘Composer’s Portraits’ at Os Agostos near Santa Barbára de Nexe and Bordeira in Faro.
Taking place on Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29, the ‘I, Clara’ concerts will also feature British actress Joanna David, who will serve as the narrator of the life story of German pianist Clara Schumann (1819-1896).
Created to celebrate 200 years since Clara Wieck Schumann’s birth in 1819, ‘I, Clara’ tells her extraordinary life story in her own words.
It is the sixth Composer Portrait created by Lucy Parham and it received its London premiere at Kings Place in October 2019.
Described by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the must-see events of the musical calendar,” ‘I, Clara’ features a narrative drawn from letters and diaries which is interspersed with live performances of her works, and of music by Robert Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Chopin.
Both concerts will take place in the auditorium of Os Agostos, an 18th century country estate.
Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm. There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service before the concert.
Price, including refreshments, is €30 per person for guests and non-members, payable in advance by bank transfer (see www.amigosdemusica.org).
For concert bookings, send an e-mail to [email protected].
The Amigos de Música is an international group of around 120 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2021. For membership enquiries, contact [email protected].
About Lucy Parnham
Acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest pianists, Lucy Parham applies her sensitivity and imagination not only to concertos and recitals, but also to portraits in words and music of such composers as Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Her life-long passion for the music of Schumann inspired its original concept with Beloved Clara.