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St. Augustine Music Festival Celebrates 15 Years
June 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
THE ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH FREE, WORLD-CLASS MUSIC CONCERTS AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
AND THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA
June 19, 24, 25, 26 & August 20-21
St. Augustine Music Festival Chamber Orchestra & the Ritz Chamber Players,
Plus Multi-Community Choirs
After our kick-off concert at the AMP on June 19, St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) moves to the Cathedral Basilica for the remainder of its concerts. The SAMF is excited to present a full slate of amazing concerts in celebration of its 15th Anniversary. SAMF continues its commitment to only presenting the very best, professional musicians at its concerts and offering the highest quality music to our audiences.
On June 19 we kick off the Festival with our Let Freedom Sing! Concert in honor of the end of slavery in collaboration with the Ritz Chambers Players and Multi-Community Choirs, with two concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, one at 3 pm and one at 7.30 pm.
At 3 pm SAMF Artistic Director, Jorge Peña is joined by RCP’s artistic director, Terrance Paterson in a resounding concert featuring African American composers, spirituals and gospel music. Choir directors for these concerts are the renowned Deborah McDuffie and Dr. Herbert Vincent-Ricardo Pea’dro Jones. Works include words by Dr. Martin Luther King and Jr, and compositions by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Jesse Williams and Keith Hampton.
The 7.30 pm concert will feature music from Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Jessie Montgomery, Igor Stravinsky, and Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 5 performed by internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson. An African-American Art exhibit curated by the Lincolnville Museum and the St. Augustine Art Association will take place between concerts.
The St. Augustine Music Festival continues at the Cathedral Basilica on June 24, 25 and 26 with music from Mozart, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and guitarist Stephen Robinson performing music by Joaquin Rodrigo. Other superb musicians for June include Jin Kim on cello, Patrick Graham on clarinet, Sarah Jane Young on flute and Nigel Armstrong and Gabriela Peña on violins.
Also at the Cathedral Basilica, on August 20 and 21, we end the Festival with music from Paganini, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Liszt. Our incredible musicians in August include Justin Dawn Tiu on harp, Jorge Peña on viola, and Ingang Han on violin.
Thanks to our sponsors and individual donors, tickets are complimentary but please register at www.staugustinemusicfestival.org. Here you will also find more information on musicians and the music programs for each night.
The sponsors for the 2021 Festival are the St. John’s Cultural Council, the Community Foundation, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Benjamin & Jean Troemel Arts Foundation. The Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center and the St. Augustine Art Association and the St. John’s County Tourist Development Council.