St. Augustine Music Festival
Thursday – Saturday, June 20 - 22 and 27 - 29, 2019, 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
The 13th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival will take place over the last two weekends (Thursday to Saturday) in June 2019: June 20 to 22 and 27 to 29, at the Cathedral Basilica. 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 wide variety of composers, from Mozart to Shostakovich and more.
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.
The program this year will feature Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with St. Augustine favorite Nigel Armstrong, the haunting "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night. We will post the complete schedule for 2019 as soon as the information becomes available.
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. For more details regarding the St. Augustine Music Festival, please visit here.
About the orchestra: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is one of Florida’s most long-standing orchestras. Its success has been defined by the Palm Beach Post as “the standard to which all other Florida orchestras should strive.” Widely recognized for its artistic quality, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra ranks among the nation’s top 40 orchestras in terms of budget size and population served.
When: All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The series will be held on the two last weekends in June: June 20 – 22 and June 27 – 29, 2019.
Where: All concerts take place at the Cathedral Basilica, which is located at 38 Cathedral Place in St. Augustine, FL 32084.
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