Embassy of Portugal: Evening at the Residence of the Ambassador

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
    06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Location: Residence of the Ambassador of Portugal
    2125 Kalorama Rd NW ,Washington, DC, (Directions)
  • General Admission
    $165
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VERY LIMITED TO 60 PEOPLE! 

Featuring an exclusive concert by Portuguese Celebrity Marta Pereira da Costa!

It is one of America’s closest friends in Europe, as well as one of the hottest tourist destinations for travelers.  Portugal is a country that embraces a spirit of warmth, elegance, beauty and adventure like no other.

Tonight, H.E. Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes is opening up his magnificent residence for an exclusive visit for our members.   It is a chance to meet him and the diplomats from the embassy, taste authentic Portuguese cuisine, experience Portuguese culture, enjoy a concert from native celebrity  Portuguese musicians and marvel at the beauty of this unique residence!

FEATURING:

1) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:

H.E. Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes will personally welcome you to his home and offer remarks about his country. The embassy will also invite other diplomats from different departments of the embassy to meet and greet you and to answer any questions that you may have.

2) PORTUGUESE FOOD PREPARED BY THE AMBASSADOR'S CHEF: 

As if we were in a popular restaurant in Lisbon, tonight’s dinner comes from the embassy’s hand-picked chef who cooks exclusively for the embassy’s events.    Enjoy samples of exciting native Portuguese food.   

3) PORTUGUESE WINE & REFRESHMENTS:

A special taste of Portuguese wine and other nonalcoholic drinks.

4) EXCLUSIVE NATIVE PORTUGUESE MUSICAL CONCERT FROM VISITING CELEBRITY MUSICIANS!

Tonight will be a musical night you will never forget!   Experience the incredible talent of guitar sensation Marta Pereira da Costa!  She will be accompanied by renowned performers Pedro Segundo and Junior Pita!

MARTA PEREIRA da COSTA is the World’s first woman to play Portuguese Guitar professionally in Fado.

The Portuguese guitar is well associated with Fado, and Marta, not forgetting her roots and tradition, risked new sounds and gives her instrument a voice in the world of Jazz, World Music and Portuguese Music.

She was recently distinguished by the Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the “Instrumentalist Award.  Over the years, she has performed sold out shows throughout the world including such venues as Teatro Tivoli (Lisbon, Portugal), Teatro Braga (Braga, Portugal), NOS Alive (Lisbon), São João do Porto (Portugal), MIMO Festival (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Amarante, Brazil), Festival de la Guitarra (Cordoba, Spain), Real Teatro Santa Cecilia (Palermo, Italy), SXSW Festival (Austin, Texas), Lincoln Center (New York City) https://youtu.be/ZzV2RU7mfA0 , Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) https://youtu.be/dX3gpR3dBPs & https://youtu.be/SzRW06ICby4, Sala Radio (Bucharest), Recanati Auditorium (Tel Aviv),

REVIEWS

  • "Stunning performance." Lincoln Center, USA
  • "A richly chiming Lincoln Center debut by Fado guitarist Marta Pereira da Costa. She's funny, and kind of badass: she knew she owned the crowd, and she didn't try to hide it. In the world of fado, she's a rarity , as a woman instrumentalist, composer and bandleader" New York Music Daily, USA
  • "Without fear, without shame, she visited Fado houses to learn from the best" Executive Magazine, Portugal
  • "This young woman is worth her weight in gold" Diario El Correo, Spain
  • "[Marta demonstrates] sustained and arduous growth, substantial musical maturity and, above all, courage to assume herself as a composer". -VIP Magazine, Portugal


5) PORTUGUESE ART:

Throughout this beautiful residence, we will experience Portuguese paintings and artifacts.

Because of the nature of the event, we are limiting the number of people who attend.   So, early registration is encouraged.

Note:  All funds collected are going to help with the expenses of the event.  The embassy is not receiving any profit or funds towards this event.

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VERY LIMITED TO 60 PEOPLE! 

Featuring an exclusive concert by Portuguese Celebrity Marta Pereira da Costa!

It is one of America’s closest friends in Europe, as well as one of the hottest tourist destinations for travelers.  Portugal is a country that embraces a spirit of warmth, elegance, beauty and adventure like no other.

Tonight, H.E. Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes is opening up his magnificent residence for an exclusive visit for our members.   It is a chance to meet him and the diplomats from the embassy, taste authentic Portuguese cuisine, experience Portuguese culture, enjoy a concert from native celebrity  Portuguese musicians and marvel at the beauty of this unique residence!

FEATURING:

1) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:

H.E. Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes will personally welcome you to his home and offer remarks about his country. The embassy will also invite other diplomats from different departments of the embassy to meet and greet you and to answer any questions that you may have.

2) PORTUGUESE FOOD PREPARED BY THE AMBASSADOR'S CHEF: 

As if we were in a popular restaurant in Lisbon, tonight’s dinner comes from the embassy’s hand-picked chef who cooks exclusively for the embassy’s events.    Enjoy samples of exciting native Portuguese food.   

3) PORTUGUESE WINE & REFRESHMENTS:

A special taste of Portuguese wine and other nonalcoholic drinks.

4) EXCLUSIVE NATIVE PORTUGUESE MUSICAL CONCERT FROM VISITING CELEBRITY MUSICIANS!

Tonight will be a musical night you will never forget!   Experience the incredible talent of guitar sensation Marta Pereira da Costa!  She will be accompanied by renowned performers Pedro Segundo and Junior Pita!

MARTA PEREIRA da COSTA is the World’s first woman to play Portuguese Guitar professionally in Fado.

The Portuguese guitar is well associated with Fado, and Marta, not forgetting her roots and tradition, risked new sounds and gives her instrument a voice in the world of Jazz, World Music and Portuguese Music.

She was recently distinguished by the Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the “Instrumentalist Award.  Over the years, she has performed sold out shows throughout the world including such venues as Teatro Tivoli (Lisbon, Portugal), Teatro Braga (Braga, Portugal), NOS Alive (Lisbon), São João do Porto (Portugal), MIMO Festival (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Amarante, Brazil), Festival de la Guitarra (Cordoba, Spain), Real Teatro Santa Cecilia (Palermo, Italy), SXSW Festival (Austin, Texas), Lincoln Center (New York City) https://youtu.be/ZzV2RU7mfA0 , Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) https://youtu.be/dX3gpR3dBPs & https://youtu.be/SzRW06ICby4, Sala Radio (Bucharest), Recanati Auditorium (Tel Aviv),

REVIEWS

  • "Stunning performance." Lincoln Center, USA
  • "A richly chiming Lincoln Center debut by Fado guitarist Marta Pereira da Costa. She's funny, and kind of badass: she knew she owned the crowd, and she didn't try to hide it. In the world of fado, she's a rarity , as a woman instrumentalist, composer and bandleader" New York Music Daily, USA
  • "Without fear, without shame, she visited Fado houses to learn from the best" Executive Magazine, Portugal
  • "This young woman is worth her weight in gold" Diario El Correo, Spain
  • "[Marta demonstrates] sustained and arduous growth, substantial musical maturity and, above all, courage to assume herself as a composer". -VIP Magazine, Portugal


5) PORTUGUESE ART:

Throughout this beautiful residence, we will experience Portuguese paintings and artifacts.

Because of the nature of the event, we are limiting the number of people who attend.   So, early registration is encouraged.

Note:  All funds collected are going to help with the expenses of the event.  The embassy is not receiving any profit or funds towards this event.

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