Portuguese Ambassador's Residence Fado Concert and Dinner (Portuguese Guitar & Piano)
Join us on your own or with friends for the rare delight of an evening at the Portuguese Ambassador's residence featuring a Fado concert by one of Portugal's finest Portuguese Fado musicians. After the concert enjoy a buffet dinner feast of Portuguese delicacies by the Ambassador's staff.
Kindly note that for the safety of our members, this event is open only to guests who are fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination required for admission. Masks are required for admission.

Event Date

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Portuguese Ambassador’s residence
2125 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire optional.

Event Description

The International Club of DC with the cooperation of the Embassy of Portugal and His Excellency Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes, the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, cordially request the pleasure of your company for the rare delight of an evening featuring a delightful Fado concert followed by a dinner buffet feast of Portuguese delicacies by the Ambassador's Staff!

An Enchanting Evening of Fado Music & Portuguese Culture
Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States
      
      

The evening begins with a delightful concert featuring Marta Pereira da Costa who is the foremost professional Portuguese guitar female player in Fado. In 2014 she was distinguished by Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the "Instrumentist Award".

The intimate and beautiful setting of the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence provides the perfect setting for you to discover Portugal through all your senses while meeting the Ambassador, distinguished diplomats and staff at the embassy along with ICDC members in attendance.

The dinner buffet of Portuguese delicacies will be presented with limited seating. The dinner reception also includes wine and drinks served at the bar.

Please make your reservations soon, as space is very limited and the event is expected to sell out in advance. Discounted reservations available for a limited time. As we reach capacity, the reservation price is subject to increase.

Health & Safety
Proof of COVID vaccination is required for admission. Masks are required for admission. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to wear your mask for the duration of the event, including the concert, until the time dinner is served.

 

           TICKETS           
All online ticket sales are final. We are unable to issue refunds for tickets purchased due to expenses incurred to present the event.
Kindly note by purchasing a ticket, you accept responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets for the event constitutes your acceptance of our no-refund policy. Event details are subject to change as we continue to refine the event. Tickets will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s).

Kindly note that for the safety of our members, this event is open only to guests who are fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination required for admission. Masks are required for admission.

Event Agenda (May change)

6:30 PM Admission commences.

The wine bar and the dinner buffet reception will be presented after the concert.

9:30 PM Event Concludes

Due to security and space considerations, you must reserve a ticket in advance to attend. Please arrive with photo ID that matches the name on your reservation and the credit card used to make the reservation. Due to strict security considerations all guest must have a reservation and photo ID to attend. Absolutely no door sales.

Map/Parking

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Ambassador's residence. Uber or other transportation service is highly recommended.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

Portuguese Guitar & Piano | SONGS DON’T REQUIRE WORDS

Moments of crisis lead us to think about new ideas and opportunities, and it is in this context that award-winning Portuguese guitarist Marta Pereira da Costa gives shape to a new project, bringing together her two instruments of choice: Portuguese Guitar & Piano.

Marta challenged pianist Alexandre Diniz and together they prepared an exclusive concert, which brings the two instruments together in a real musical journey. Very accustomed to playing side by side, and with complementary influences and tastes, the two instrumentalists decided to create new arrangements for the existing repertoire, covering the most varied sounds, from Portuguese traditional music, fado and jazz, to world music. The two musicians also prepared some innovations to unveil on stage, among them a tribute to Portuguese fado diva Amália Rodrigues, in the year that celebrates the centennial of her birth.

The result is an intimate and vibrant concert, to the elegant sound of Marta Pereira da Costa’s Portuguese Guitar and the jazzy sound of Alexandre Diniz’s Piano.

In a format adaptable to different spaces and appropriate to the circumstances and rules of generalized containment that we currently live under, Portuguese Guitar & Piano is a musical project with four hands, which will liven up and fill a special moment.

:::: Health and Safety/Event Terms

Proof of COVID Vaccine is required and will be checked at admission for you as well as any of your guests. All online ticket sales are final. No cancellations or refunds on tickets for any reason.

By participating in the event, you accept responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets for the event constitutes your acceptance of our no-refund policy. Event details are subject to change as we continue to refine the event.

Tickets will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s).

By participating in the event, you agree to follow the DC COVID guidelines in effect at the time of the event: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

While we have put in place health and safety measures, including requesting proof of vaccination, by purchasing a ticket, you accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 or any other pathogen along with all consequences resulting from exposure or infection, including but not limited to physical injury, illness, temporary or permanent disability, death, and economic or financial loss. By participating in the event, you agree that while we have communicated health and safety measures along with DC COVID guidelines, we do not have police or law enforcement powers to enforce health and safety measures or mandates. Therefore, you agree to hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless for any noncompliance of the health and safety mandates by another attendee, event participant, or third party.

By participating in the event, you agree to release, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers from any and all liability for personal injury, including death, and property damage that arise out of the activity.

By participating in the event, you agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, not to make negligence claims against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers for losses, debts, demands and/or damages for personal injuries or wrongful death suffered as a result of participation in the activity.

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You understand and agree that by participating in this ticketed activity, you are to release, indemnify and hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless from any and all liability or costs, including attorney fees, associated with or arising from your participation in activities.

You also agree to convey these terms to your guests and ensure their acceptance and agreement of these terms prior to attending the event.