French Impressionism in Arts and Music

THE ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION & THE ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENT….. FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM IN ART & MUSIC: AN ART EXHIBIT AND CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE. Enjoy an amazing afternoon at the art show, listen to world-class chamber music, and then visit the nights of lights. SAMF musicians will perform two of the major French Impressionist composers – Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. TICKETS & LOCATION. Exhibition and concert will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association at 22 Marine St., Augustine 32084 at 1 pm on December 6. Register and purchase tickets for $50 a person at http://www.staaa.org/marguerite-casta… Seating is limited and Covid social distancing regulations will be used, including wearing face coverings. For more information call STAAA on 904.824.2310. Exhibition and concert will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association at 22 Marine St., Augustine 32084 at 1 pm on December 6. Register and purchase tickets for $50 a person at http://www.staaa.org/marguerite-casta… Seating is limited and Covid social distancing regulations will be used, including wearing face coverings. For more information call STAAA on 904.824.2310.

PAM JAM – a Poem, a Painting and a Song

One of 18 videos that can be viewed on the official PAM Jam website. The website is a hub of information featuring news on how to get involves with future editions of PAM Jam in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, and how to donate to the PAM Jam cause: financial scholarships for musicians displaced and impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. https://pam-jam.com/

Loretta Leto, PAM Jam Coordinator: “The vision for PAM Jam is to have poets, artists and musicians collaborate and partner with organizations in their community to inspire artistic expression, provide hope and healing, and help local businesses recover from a worldwide pandemic,” said Coordinator Loretta Leto, “The original focus was on hospitals, schools, and nursing homes, but really any organization that wants to do a PAM Jam should contact us through the website.”

Cindy Wilson, PAM Jam 2020 Artist Coordinator
“For most of the artists, myself included, the artist-poet pairing was our first exposure to a cross-discipline collaboration. The “how” to approach the process was purposely undefined, encouraging each pair to explore uniquely, and has opened new creative pathways for many of the artists. For me, the experience has been profound. I was paired with poet Antonette Libro. Her keen observations and choice of words in her poetry continues to inspire and nudge me into previously unexplored subjects.  I am so grateful to be involved in this project.”

Chris Bodor, PAM Jam 2020 Poetry Coordinator “I am so blessed to be a part of the inaugural PAM Jam.”

Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior – Mama Blue

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center presents Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior, a jazz music series hosted at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center from January through May 2020. Mama Blue was the featured artist to begin this wonderful series of Jazz. The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center was formerly the historic Excelsior High School, the first public high school for African Americans in St. Augustine. Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior features a number of highly regarded and talented artists.

St Augustine Orchestra Performs for Christmas

By popular demand, the St Augustine Orchestra gave two holiday concerts this year at the Lightner Museum Dec. 4 & 5, setting the mood for the happiest of holidays. The St. Augustine Orchestra featured a selection of beloved music and included a sing-along piece. The audience felt the warmth of a fireplace, the magic of snow, the glow of being with good friends and family and the wonder of this time of year as the St Augustine Orchestra performed timeless holiday favorites. Later to be joined by the St Johns County Center for the Arts Chamber Singers, making it a perfect night.

Opera & Musicals at Grace

Music at Grace presented three fine singers: Lisa Lockhart, Dirk Gavin McCoy and Janet Rabe-Meyer along with accompanist Barb Polomsky, they offered an afternoon of familiar tunes from opera and musical theater repertoire. The program was titled “Carmen to Carousel: Favorite Gems from Opera and Musical Theatre.” This was a free concert. 

Deux Saisons in St Augustine

Keri Lee Pierson soprano and Christopher Schoelen on the guitar will perform as the duet Christopher Schoelen at the Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 29th at 3pm. First Coast.TV went to listen and get to know Deux Saisons before their upcoming performance.

Sing Out Loud Fest 2019 – Sept 8 – Highlights

Sunday was another beautiful day of sunshine and music. First Coast TV did the rounds of the Sing Out Loud Festival 2019, and here are the highlights.

Sing Out Loud Fest – Sept 7 – Highlights

Once again First Coast TV hopped around the venues of the Sing Out Loud Festival and here are some highlights.

Sing Out Loud Opens with a Bang! Sept 6 Highlights

First Coast TV cruised around town on Friday Sept 6 to get the pulse of the Sing Out Loud Festival. Here are some highlights. Enjoy.

St Augustine Music Festival 2019 Final Night

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.