The 12th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival will take place over two weekends (Thursday – Saturday) from June 21 to 23 and June 28 to 30, 2018, at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. There will be six concerts in all, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. The concerts are free and will feature selections from a range of composers, including Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Schubert, Gershwin, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff.
Now in its 12th year, the St. Augustine Music Festival is the largest free classical music festival in the U.S. With two full weekends of concerts featuring musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions, the festival offers a unique opportunity for visitors and locals to appreciate classical music in the impressive setting of St. Augustine’s historic Cathedral Basilica.
NOW! on Earth Fest 2018
On May 19th, NFCC hosted the 2nd Annual NOW! on Earth Fest, a FREE environmentally-conscious, live music event including great food, activities, raffles, and other local organizations with an interest in protecting North Florida waters. This year’s event took place at the scenic Genung’s Fish Camp. The purpose of Now! is to bring together the like-minded organizations and businesses of the community to create awareness of the dangers plastic waste has on our environment.
The St. Augustine Ballet presented the final year’s run of Alice in Wonderland on May 12-13, 2018. The Saturday performance began at 7 p.m. at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. Starting time for the Sunday performance was 2 p.m. According to the Ballet’s assistant director, Emily Masson, this year’s cast was nearly a third larger than last year’s cast. She said an increased number of younger kids auditioned this year, possibly after having their interest piqued after attending last year’s performances.
Eléa Woodward was cast as Alice. Woodward was supported by a superb ensemble of both new and familiar faces.
The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 4 – 13, 2017, the nation’s oldest city will be jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more. On Sunday, May 13th the Romanza Festivale of the Arts closed with the St Augustine Community Chorus at the Ancient City Baptist Church. Here are some highlights that bring us to the final concert with the SACC.
The primary purpose of the Florida Chamber Music Project is to foster and encourage the presentation of classical chamber music; to present and sponsor presentation of classical chamber music by highly qualified professional musicians; to increase awareness of classical chamber music in the State of Florida in general and in North Florida in particular and to provide educational institutions with opportunities to educate students of all kinds concerning the nature and value of classical chamber music and its performance. On June 9th it will have a Tango Masquerade Gala at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Obtain tickets website http://flchambermusic.org/
The Romanza Festivale presented an eclectic sampling of the art of dance with “The Kaleidoscope of Dance” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Lewis Auditorium. A wide variety of dance styles were featured in this program, all reflecting dance as practiced in the St. Augustine region. Ranging from tap to ballet and ballroom dancing and much more, the variety of styles reflect the role of dance in St. Augustine’s history, while showcasing the outstanding talent of professional and amateur dancers of the area.
The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 4 to 13, 2018, the nation’s oldest city is jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more.Here are some of the highlights of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts in St Augustine, enjoy.
First Coast.TV’s Highlights of Day One
The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 4 to 13, 2018, the nation’s oldest city will be jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more.
The Romanza Festivale includes more than 60 events and exhibits (many of them free) that showcase St. Augustine’s historical and cultural heritage. Performances, tours, and a variety of activities happen daily in many locations throughout the city. Romanza means romance, and this is the seventh year the Romanza Festivale will bring the talents of the arts community to the forefront to express their love affair with St. Augustine.
This year’s Romanza Festivale showcases the full sweep of local artistic endeavors, from opening night on Friday, May 4, to the closing concert by the St. Augustine Community Chorus on Sunday, May 14.
“Dancing Stars of St. Johns County” had there meet and greet at Arthur Murray Dance Center in St Augustine on April 19th where all the dancers, sponsors and instructors all met. The “Dancing Stars of St Johns County” event is coming July 7th 2018 at the Flagler’s Lewis Auditorium 7pm. Do not miss it! Get your tickets at www.Dancingstarsofsjc.com
Dancing Stars of St. Johns County is an annual fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit organization, St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, Inc. (SACSPA). Proceeds from this event will assist the organization with programs that enrich the lives of families and children within the community. The event includes a competition among the Dancing Stars of St. Johns County. Similar to the popular television show, local celebrities will pair up with professional dance instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Centers and perform in front of a panel of judges. Dancers will compete for two awards: People’s Choice Award, based on sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, and votes by the community, and Judge’s Choice Award, based on the celebrity dance performances the night of the event. Following the competition attendees will enjoy a Pro Show with championship dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Centers.
GATSBY’S LOST GENERATION St Augustine 2018 The Greatest Event in St Augustine!! Gatsby was BACK! Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Lightner Museum from 7pm to 11:00pm! VW of St. Augustine was at it again, and if you’ve been to one of their parties, then you know it’s unbelievable. Lightner Museum, was rocked by the Mother of all parties! And Wait…There was an after Party again this year! The fun kept going at the Corazon Cinema from 11pm to 1:00am. Karla and the gang know how to keep the party going too!! The Gatsby Party kept the champagne flowing and the awesome music made the masses dance the night away!
“Everyone Behaves Badly, Given the Chance“ – Hemingway
1927 – was brought back to life!!