Portuguese Ambassador's Residence Concert and Dinner Reception by the Ambassador's Chef
Join us on your own or with friends for the rare delight of an evening at the Portuguese Ambassador's residence featuring a Fado inspired jazz concert by five of the finest Portuguese jazz musicians. After the concert enjoy a buffet dinner feast of Portuguese delicacies prepared especially for us by the Ambassador's chef.

Event Date

Friday, March 8, 2019 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 Domingos Fezas Vital, 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 inspired jazz concert followed by a dinner buffet feast of Portuguese delicacies prepared especially for you by the Ambassador’s chef!

An Enchanting Evening of 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 world’s first and only professional Portuguese guitar female player in Fado. In 2014 she was distinguished by Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the "Instrumentist Award".

- MARTA PEREIRA DA COSTA – Portuguese Guitar
- ANTÓNIO PINTO – Classical Guitar
- MIGUEL AMADO – Counterbass
- ALEXANDRE DINIZ –  Accordeon and Piano

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 prepared by the Ambassadors’ chef will be presented with limited seating. The dinner reception also includes wine and drinks served at the bar.
Please reserve your tickets soon, as space is very limited and the event is expected to sell out in advance. Discounted tickets available for a limited time. As we reach capacity, the ticket price is subject to increase.


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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.


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

Marta Pereira da Costa is the world’s first and only professional portuguese guitar female player in Fado. In 2014 she was distinguished by Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the "Instrumentist Award". Marta was also honored by the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation with the “Instrumentist Award” in 2014. Before releasing her debut album she had already performed abroad in many countries as well as indoor. 

It was in 2012 that Marta decided to abandon her work as a civil engineer in order to pursue her professional career in music as a Portuguese Guitar player.  In March that year she gave her first solo concert in Toronto.

In 2013 she was invited to tour in Spain, France and also played in S. Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Later, between October and November, she made her first tour around the East Coast of the USA, performing in 10 different venues like the mythical Johnny´s D in Boston and in the Drom in New York, besides several workshops of Fado music at Universities and High Schools. In 2014 she was invited to return and perform in Kansas City, a reference of Jazz.  

Her album was released in 2016 with Warner Music Label and had the best critics either by the media and the public.
The record had the participation of well known artists from Portugal and abroad such as the bass player Richard Bona in the theme " Encontro" or even the artist Dulce Pontes giving voice to the song "É ele que me canta a mim". Another special guest was the iranian singer Tara Tiba that played the song "Moon". At the same time the record pays tribute to the her Fado and Portuguese Guitar references like Carlos Paredes, Fontes Rocha, Mário Pacheco, amongst others. 
Since the edition the concerts haven´t stopped and the tour presentations "A woman, a guitar" added more and more important and well-known venues, national and internationally, to the agenda such as Real Teatro Santa Cecilia for the Brass in Jazz Festival, BBK Room in Bilbao, Cordoba Guitar Festival, NOS ALIVE , Mimo Amarante Festival and also Waterloo Uptown Jazz Festival in Ontario, just to name a few from last year.
Also last year the record was edited abroad for the first time in Japan.

The live performance is always a surprising and unquotable moment. On stage Marta adds what can not be recorded: the heart of the woman that made the guitar an extend of her soul. This will be a unique chance to watch her live. Don´t miss it!