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. Enjoy the highlights of the final night of June 29th.
The 13th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival will take place over the last two weekends (Thursday to Saturday) in June 2019: June 20 to 22 and 27 to 29, at the Cathedral Basilica. 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 wide variety of composers, from Mozart to Mahler and Schubert to Shostakovich.
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.
On day 2 (June 21) was a night of percussion by musicians Joseph Becker and Kevin Ritenauer.
St Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) is putting up a workshop/presentation for musicians. Its goal is to get musicians to have some better understanding on gigs, pay, tours and so much more. It’s a must for musicians starting up and the people who promote them. It will be held Thursday, June 20th at Sarbez, at 530-630pm. All are invited and its FREE. Please share this video segment with fellow musicians.
On Sunday (May 5) at the Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion in St Augustine, FL sounds of Mexican Mariachis (Mariachi Garibaldi) and Caribbean salsa (Caribeño Tropical) filled the air, where the audience danced, sung along and cheered.
Unidos en la Música celebrated the art, music, dance, games, and, of course, delicious food of Latin America. The all-day festival was held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Francis Field, and served as one of the kick-off events for St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.
Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts presented Cuban pianist Juana Zayas in the Festival’s opening headliner concert on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Cathedral Basilica.
Havana-born pianist Juana Zayas has been winning awards for her artistry on the piano since she was a little girl. She gave her first recital at age 7, graduated with a Gold Medal from the Peyrellade Conservatory at age 11, and went on to study at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique de Paris.
Ms. Zayas is known for her sensitive rendering of the music of Chopin. She has toured throughout Europe, South America, and the United States as a Steinway artist, and has had several performances broadcast by National Public Radio and New York’s WQXR.
Got into the holiday spirit by listening to the Saint Augustine Concert Band in their Holiday Concert on Friday, December 14th. Really wonderful concert, felt like I was at Rockefeller Center or Radio City Hall.
St Augustine Concert Band Gala Season Opener 2018 was on October 17th at the Pacetti Bay Middle School in St Augustine.
Making wonderful music under conductor Geoffrey S. Magnani.