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.
The St. Augustine Orchestra kicked off its 58th concert season Friday with a selection of pieces that focused on wind instruments and feature brass and woodwind players. The orchestra performed Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8. Bruce Broughton’s Tuba Concerto was performed by Jason Harris, and the orchestra played Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, featuring Andrea Albritton on trumpet. The concert was held at The Lightner Museum/Alcazar Cafe.
“I Hear America Singing” was a tribute to Americana and focused on folk songs, patriotic pieces and iconic works by the likes of Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland and others. For the first time the St. Augustine Community Chorus (Michael Sanflippo, Director) with the St. Augustine Orchestra (Scott Gregg, Artistic Director) came together to celebrate the milestone 70th Anniversary of the St Augustine Chorus as a perennial favorite in this city. There were more than 100 musicians on stage.
I Hear America Singing is a tribute to Americana and focuses on folk songs, patriotic pieces and iconic works by the likes of Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland and others. For the first time, come hear the St. Augustine Community Chorus with the St. Augustine Orchestra to celebrate the milestone 70th Anniversary of the Chorus as a perennial favorite in this city. There will be more than 100 musicians on stage. March 16 &17 at Lewis Auditorium, St Augustine.