jun 21 – 30
The St. Augustine Music Festival returns for its twelfth summer season of free classical music concerts in the historic St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica. Six performances will be staged over two weekends, (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), June 21-23 and June 28-30, with all concerts starting at 7:30 p.m.
Founded in 2007 by Jacksonville musicians Jorge A. Pena and Jin Kim-Pena, the festival welcomes audiences as varied as its concert programs. Classical music “newbies” mingle with seasoned aficionados, true to the festival’s mission to educate, elevate and entertain all through great music, regardless of ability to pay for a ticket. Individual and corporate donors support the festival financially to keep the concerts free to the public.
This year’s event includes the return of young violin sensation Nigel Armstrong, a two-piano concert evening featuring a Mozart double-piano concerto, charismatic cellist Andres Diaz and a program combining the cathedral’s two magnificent pipe organs with brass ensembles.
38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, (904) 824-2806, www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org.