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FIFTH ANNUAL St. Augustine Music Festival!

St. Augustine music festivalMusicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be joined by nationally renowned artists to offer a variety of classical compositions. The free classical concerts at the Cathedral Basilica will be featured over two weekends:
The six-concert series opens on the weekend of Thursday June 16, Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 the following weekend  concerts start again on,Thursday June 23, Friday June 24, and Saturday June 25. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Among our programs, we are planning to bring the Cathedral Basilica’s heavenly acoustics and majestic pipe organ into play this season, with brilliant Handel concertos for organ and trumpet.
Check this site for more programs and news as they develop.
The festival program brought to you in part by

“Festival Opening”  Sponsored by the Yip Family

Thursday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. – SAMF Chamber Orchestra
Gustav Holst, St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2, H. 74.
Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Gioacchino Rossini, Sonata for Strings No. 6 in D major, “La tempesta”.

“Grace and Beauty” Sponsored by H.J. Brezing Trust and Janet Ponton Lewis Broker/Owner Real Estate Concepts

Friday, June 17,  7:30 p.m
Carlo Domeniconi (b. 1947), Koyunbaba, Op. 19, Stephen Robinson solo Guitar
Fernandino Carulli, Trio for two violins and guitar, Piotr Szewczyk, Clinton Dewing -violins, Stephen Robinson -guitar.
Luigi Boccherini, Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448. Movado quartet and Stephen Robinson.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quintet No.5 in D, K.593, Movado quartet, Colin Kiely – viola.

“Piano Spectacular” Sponsored Ruth Conley  & Anonymous Donor

In celebration of Franz Liszt’s 200 birth anniversary.
Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m..
Robert Schumann, Waldscenen (Woodland Scenes), Op. 82. Edvard Grieg, Ballade in G minor, Op.24. Dr. Gregory Martin -piano
Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 8& 12,  “Vallee d’Obermann,”  and Petrarc Sonnets 123 & 104.  Scott Watkins -piano

“Mozart and More” Sponsored by Bonnie and David Foster,  Martha Margaride

Thursday,
Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. – SAMF Chamber Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Adagio in E major, K. 261, for violin and orchestra. Jorge Avila -violin solo
Louis Spohr, Nonet in F major, Op. 31. Les Roettges -flute, Eric Olson -oboe, Peter Wright -clarinet, Chris Sales -bassoon, Debrah Sherrill – horn, Jorge Avila – violin, Jorge Peña -viola, Jin Kim-Peña – cello, Pat Bilanchone – bass.
Ferdinando Carulli, Petit concerto de societe, Op. 140 (Guitar concerto). Stephen Robinson – guitar
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Violin and Viola, K. 364. Elissa Koljonen – violin. Roberto Diaz – viola.

“Summer Music”  Sponsored by Sheila & Louis Russo, Anonymous Donors

Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Ernst Sachse, Concertino in Es Julian Kapplan – Trumpet, Timothy Tuller – Organ
Johan Halvorsen, Passacaglia in G minor (after G.F. Handel’s Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille) Jorge Avila – violin, Jorge A Peña – viola.
Johannes Brahms, Viola Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120, No. 2.  Jorge A Peña – viola, Scott Watkins – Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D major, Op. 8. Jorge Avila -violin, Jorge Peña -viola, Moises Molina – cello.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285. Les Roettges -Flute, Chriss Chappell – violin, Ellen Olson – viola, Moises Molina – cello.

“Back to Bach” Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. – SAMF Chamber Orchestra
George Frideric Handel, Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 2, HWV 290
Antonin Dvorak, Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22.
Piotr  Szewczyk , A Journey Within for String Orchestra (2005)
JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047. Jorge Avila – violin, Les Roettges – Flute, Eric Olson – Oboe, Julian Kapplan – Trumpet.

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