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FREE St. Augustine Classical Music Festival


St. Augustine Classical Music FestivalThe St. Augustine Classical Music Festival is a feast for the eyes and ears, and FREE to audiences of all ages. Held at the Cathedral Basilica, it runs June 16-18 & June 23-25.

A FREE St. Augustine Classical Music Festival 
Celebrating 10 years, the St. Augustine Music Festival, is presented FREE to audiences of all ages.

The festival features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions in the historic Cathedral Basilica located in picturesque St. Augustine, Florida.

Now in its 10th year, the event is garnering national attention as the largest free classical music festival in the USA, attracting more than 5000 attendees over two weekends.  The festival provides the opportunity for new and avid concert goers to appreciate live classical music of the highest quality in the Cathedral’s uplifting setting.

Through the support of generous donors at all levels SAMF is now a beloved summer event, furthering St. Augustine’s stature as a city where music and the arts flourish.   Your continued support is greatly appreciated and acknowledged.  Thank you.

All concerts are free and start at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica at 38 Cathedral Pl. No tickets are required.

Concert Schedule:

Thursday June 16, 2016 7:30pm

Sponsor: The PLAYERS Championship

Players Partnered

Featuring paired soloists

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3   (1685-1750)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Battalia á 10 in D major, C.61 (1644-1704)

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 (1685-1750)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola (1756-1791) in E-Flat major, K. 364


Friday June 17, 2016 7:30pm

Sponsor: Claudia B. Gordon

Folk and Formality

Manuel de Falla Siete Canciones Populares Españolas (1876-1946)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407 (386c) (1756-1791)


Stephen Robinson, guitar

Pierre Tremblat (b. 1958)

Equisse Torrobienne

Alexandre Tansman (1897-1987)

I. Preludio
II. Sarabande
III. Scherzino
IV. Barcarole
V. Danza Pomposa

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)


Carlo Domeniconi (b. 1947)

Koyunbaba, Op. 19
I. Moderato
II. Mosso
III. Cantabile
IV. Presto

John Lennon (1940-1980)


Roland Dyens (b. 1955)

Libra Sonatine


Saturday June 18, 2016 7:30pm

Young Beethoven

Diaz Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven Serenade in D major Op. 8 (1770-1827)


Ludwig van Beethoven String Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 3 (1770-1827)


Thursday June 23, 2016 7:30pm

“Piano Night: Pushing Parameters”

Scott Watkins

Program of Feb. 6, 2016, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Béla Bartók Piano Sonata Sz.80 (1926) (1881-1945)

Howard Harold Hanson Sonata In A Minor, Op. 11 (1918)



Claude Debussy Préludes, Book II (1862-1918)


Friday June 24, 2016 7:30pm

Masters of Elegance

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major

(1756-1791) “Kegelstatt”, K. 498


Franz Schubert Piano quintet in A major, D. 667  “Trout Quintet” (1797-1828)

Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 2 Op. 99 for Cello and Piano (1833-1897)

Alexei Romanenko, cello, Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando, piano


Saturday June 25, 2015 7:30pm

Celebrating a Decade

Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103 (Symphonic Poem for Chamber Orchestra) (1813-1883)

Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring for 13 instruments (1900-1990)


Peter Tchaikovsky Serenade for String Orchestra, Op.48 (1840-1893)

SAMF Commission and World Premier

Bob Moore La Década for Organ, Strings and Timpani (b. 1962 )

Source: The St. Augustine Music Festival

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