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St. Augustine Musical Festival

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St. Augustine Musical Festival

St. Augustine Musical Festival

From Friday, June 21, 2024 to Sunday, June 30, 2024 June 21, 2024 June 30, 2024 St. George Inn

Scheduled for two weeks on Fridays through Sundays from June 21 to June 30, 2024, the festival features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and often includes internationally renowned guest artists. This is the festival's 18th season.

St. Augustine Music Festival

Sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, and the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the festival was founded in 2007 by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra members Jorge A. Peña (viola) and Jin Kim-Peña (cello), who encouraged other orchestra musicians and soloists to participate in the festival.

        Admission: Free, however, reservations can be made via Eventbrite.

        When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.

        Where: Concerts are held at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place in historic downtown St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. — Fourth Annual Juneteenth Concert

In addition to the six concerts in their normal season, SAMF has added a concert to honor Juneteenth, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The 2024 Concerts - First Week

Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m — Evolution

Chamber music, featuring Nigel Armstrong and Gabriella Peña. (See program below.)

Saturday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. — Mystic Latin

Chamber music, with three ensembles: a woodwind and string sextet, a piano sextet, and a string quartet. 

Sunday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. — Mozart and Americana

Chamber orchestra performing music composed by Americans, William Grant and Arthur Foote, and Mozart. (See program below.)

The 2024 Concerts - Second Week

Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. — War & Romance

Chamber music by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Wolf-Ferrari.

Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. — Musical Saga

Chamber music featuring the brass and woodwind sections, and music by Brahms and Sibelius.

Sunday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. — A Night with Nigel

Chamber orchestra, featuring music by Shostakovich and Joseph Haydn. 

Programs for Each Concert

June 21, 2024, Chamber Music: Evolution

  •         Telemann Sinfonia:Spirituosa in D Major
  •         Bach double featuring Nigel Armstrong and Gabriella Peña
  •         Ginastera Concerto for Strings

June 22, 2024, Chamber Music: Mystic Latin

  •         H. Villa-Lobos: Sexteto Mistico (Mystic Sextet): With flute, oboe, alto-sax, guitar, harp, and celesta
  •         Gabriella Lena Frank: Quijotadas for String Quartet
  •         George Philipp Telemann: Don Quixote Suite (St. Continuo)
  •         Manuel De Falla: "El Amor Brujo" for Piano Sextet (1926)

June 23, 2024, Chamber Orchestra: Mozart and Americana

  •         William Grant Still: Enganga for Harp, Strings Quintet, and Piano
  •         Arthur Foote: Suite in E Major for String Orchestra
  •         Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K 299

June 28, 2024, Chamber Music: War & Romance

  •         Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
  •         Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8
  •         Worf Ferrari: Sinfonia da Camera Opus 8

June 29, 2024, Chamber Music: Musical Saga

  •         Brahms Horn Trio
  •         Sibelius: "En Saga "- Septet Brass Quintet, and flute, and a clarinet—arranged by Gregory Barrett

June 30, 2024, Chamber Orchestra: A Reflective Journey

  •         Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano Trumpet and Strings: Featuring Yukino Miyake, piano
  •         Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 45 in F. Sharp Minor: "Farewell"