St Augustine’s July 4th Fireworks 2018

St. Augustine’s Fourth of July celebration at the Castillo de San Marcos included a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the historic bayfront. “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” is one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast, featuring 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet. Fireworks started at 9:30pm.

St Augustine 12th Annual Music Festival /Final Concert 6

The 12th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival had its final concert of the festival on Saturday, June 30th, 2018, at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. Celebrating the music Hadyn, Warlock and Janacek. Concert began at 7:30 p.m… The concert was free.  Here are some of the highlights of the final concert of June 30th brought to you by First Coast.TV.

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.

The Art of Harry McCormick Comes to St Augustine

World renowned painter Harry McCormick will display his artwork this summer (July 3rd – Sept 20th) in the St Johns Administrative Building’s Rotunda, at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine, FL. This exclusive event is sponsored by the St Johns County Cultural Council and supported by a grant from the Crisp-Ellert Fund of NE Florida. McCormicks works can be seen Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm, starting July 3rd.
The opening reception will be Tuesday, July 17th at the Rotunda of the St Johns Administrative Building at 8:15 a.m.
McCormick is noted for his realistic paintings with focus on light and shadow. There will be about 40 of his masterpiece works on display and among them the series related to pubs and bars from London to New York to Chicago to other parts of the world. St Augustine with its last exhibition of German painter Susanne Schuenke, and now Harry McCormick, is becoming a place to see world art at its finest.

To learn about Harry McCormick go to:    www.mccormickstudios.com

St Augustine 12th Annual Music Festival /Concert 3

The 12th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival is still taking place over the next weekend (Thursday – Saturday) from June 28 to 30, 2018, at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. There will be three more concerts, 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, Rachmaninoff and others. Here are the highlights of the third concert of June 23rd brought to you by First Coast.TV.

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.

St Augustine 12th Annual Music Festival /Concert 1

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

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.

St Augustine Ballet presents “Alice in Wonderland”

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.

Romanza Festivale 2018 Comes to an End

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.

FL Chamber Music Project Plans Tango Masquerade Gala

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/

Romanza Festivale’s Kaleidoscope of Dance 2018

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.