Romanza Opens With Zayas

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.

Jacksonville Symphony in St Augustine

EMMA Concert Association presented the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Flagler College on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Featuring selections of movie music by John Williams, the concert was held at Lewis Auditorium. John Williams has composed some of the most memorable movie scores in history, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and E.T. He has won 23 Grammys, five Oscars, six Emmys, and four Golden Globes. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performed under the direction of Michael Krajewsky.

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.

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.

EMMA -National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

“The finale of EMMA’s Winter Orchestral Series”

Since its inception in 1960, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in introducing Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina. More than 100 guest conductors have led, and many acclaimed international soloists have performed with the orchestra.

Performing in the EMMA series at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba performed :

Conductor: Enrique Perez Mesa

Overture of 1812 Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky in E flat major (1840 – 1893) – Three Poems Amadeo Roldán (1900 – 1939) – Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (Antonio Dorta Lazo, Clarinet) Amadeus Mozart Allegro (1756 – 1791)  – INTERMISSION –  Three Cornered Hat Manuel De Falla (a.k.a. Carnival of Venice) (1876 – 1946) – Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

“Gems of Chamber Music” SAMF Day 5

On Friday, June 23rd, the St Augustine Music Festival presented The Gems Of Chamber Music as part of its program. Delighting the audience with the music of Johann Christian Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Maurice Ravel.

“The Diaz Trio” Dazzles at the SAMF

On Thursday June 22 the St Augustine Music Festival returned for its second part of three more days of absolutely wonderful music, lets call it a crème de la crème of classical music. This time with The Diaz Trio, that delighted us with the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and ending with a standing ovation by an audience that truly appreciated this beautiful gift by the trio.

St Augustine Music Festival Begins

St Augustine Music Festival 2017

www.staugustinemusicfestival.org

June 15-17 & June 22-24 / 7:30pm

The St. Augustine Music Festival was founded in 2007 by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra members Jorge A. Peña (viola) and Jin Kim-Peña (cello), with the invaluable participation and support of many other musicians and the local community.

Concerts are held at the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Concerts are free and no tickets are required, however, seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

First Coast.tv was able to capture some of the highlights of day one, Thursday.

SARAH J. YOUNG, FLAUTIST with PIANIST GALEN D. PEISKEE JR

Dr Sarah Jane Young is currently on faculty at Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Sarah Jane Young has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. After receiving her Master’s degree from Florida State University, Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She has performed for both Queen Noor (Queen Consort of Jordan) and Princess Muna al-Hussein (Princess consort of Jordan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, Bolivia, and throughout the United States.

Galen Dean Peiskee, Jr. is currently a student at Florida State University, where he is in the process of acquiring a DM in collaborative piano. Before moving to Florida he worked as a freelance pianist in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex accompanying numerous faculty, student, and guest artist recitals at Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University, where he was a vocal coach for two years. Mr. Peiskee has a MM in Accompanying from Florida State University, and an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, where he earned his BM degree.