St Augustine Record Fair 2018

The Fall 2018 St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by local record store ToneVendor, returned to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  On Sunday, October 21, music lovers and collectors were invited to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. This year, over 25 music vendors from across the Southeast United States were on site, offering shoppers the chance to choose from nearly every type of musical genre to grow their collection. DJ sets by DJ Dorian Lopez took place throughout the day. Food and beverages were available for purchase from several on-site food trucks as well as the Amphitheatre Concessions. Fun activities for the entire family included the new Vinyl Care Clinic and the return of the popular “DJ 101 Session for Kids.” Hosted by DJ Dorian Lopez, the “DJ 101 Session” is a 30-minute tutorial on how to DJ. After the tutorial, this hands-on event provided the opportunity for kids of all ages to test their newfound DJ skills on a real DJ setup! This event was FREE and opened to the public with free onsite parking. And Intuition Ale Works pints were just $2!

Sing Out Loud Festival / Weekend 1

These are First Coast.TV highlights of the first weekend in September of the Sing Out Loud Festival 2018, with three more weekends to come.

French Boys Choir in St Augustine

The French Boys Choir

The concert, which included music of the 16th century, Handel’s “Hallelujah,” Gounod’s “Ava Maria” and works from French folklores, began at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7th.

The choir is comprised of 20 boys between the ages of 10 to 18, the group has been singing and traveling in France and all over the world for 65 years.

Conducted by François Olivier, who is also the Titular of the Choir Organ at the St. Eustache at Paris, the choir gives young boys a special life experience through singing and group life.

Traveling in various countries also gives them the opportunity to discover different cultures. While on the road, their time is spent performing concerts, taping television shows,

taking singing lessons, touring foreign locales and participating in the liturgy.

St Augustine Romanza Festivale Highlights /Part 1

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.

St Augustine Community Band’s Spring Concert 2018

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)

The Narrow Awards and the Launch of SAMHOF

On Sunday night, Feb. 25th at Sarbez, Narrow Magazine honored the St. Augustine music scene with the inaugural launch of St. Augustine Music Hall of Fame (SAMHOF) at this year’s Narrow Awards!

 It’s been over 450 years in the making, but a Saint Augustine Music Hall of Fame has finally launched!

This launch was the first part of the 2018 Narrow Awards, paying homage to the amazing and rich history of the Saint Augustine music scene. Special guest performers helped to kick off the SAMHOF!
Here was the night’s schedule:
7pm to 8pm – Red Carpet and Photos! They welcomed EVERYONE to come out in their best (or funkiest, or rock n roll best) dress for photos, and the rest of the hoopla.
8pm to 10pm – St Augustine Music Hall of Fame was launched. There were special performers, introductions, and presentations. Recognizing the history of Saint Augustine music. For more information, see their Facebook page.

10pm to 12:30am – 2018 Narrow Awards. Recognizing some of the music events and people of 2017. With performers:

Walt Kulwicki
Salt and Pine
Teresa Rose
Flagged Van
Chemtrails

For more info go to www.narrowmagazine.com/

EMMA: The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra

St Augustine experienced the excitement and pleasure of truly beautiful music as the New Year and EMMA brought the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. For more than 30 years the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra has brought music lovers to their feet in appreciation of performance after performance.

SJCC Free Biz & Accounting Workshop for Artists

St Johns Cultural Council is offering a free Business and Accounting Workshop for Artists and Arts Organizations of all Genres.

Saturday, January 6th 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

St. Johns County Public Library Main Branch

1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine 32084

Topics that will be covered:

Do I need to form an entity (corporation, LLC, partnership).

What kinds of expenses can I deduct on my tax return for my business?

How would I keep up with all of this financial stuff during the year?

Are there any free apps or other tools that I can use?

What kind of taxes/returns am I responsible for? …..and much more.

EMMA Gala and Concert

This year’s Gala for the EMMA Concert Association shaped up to be fabulous…the Big Band theme was a lot of fun, and the EMMA Guild committee, spearheaded by Barbara Hamel and Dori Hondorf, worked extremely hard to create a memorable event for everyone…including the guests!
The gala was followed by the Orlando Jazz Orchestra (Music Director: Greg Parnell) and Jazz singer Linda Cole at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium. The orchestra rocked the house!