Summer Concert Preview
The stage is being set for another series of exceptional concerts this June. We’re especially thrilled to present legendary pianist Leon Fleisher and his wife, Katherine Jacobson, in a keyboard duo recital. And we’ll see the return of our 2016 break-out star, violinist Nigel Armstrong. He won our hearts with his joyful playing alongside viola virtuoso Roberto Diaz in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola at last year’s opening night concert. Also returning are the Diaz Trio, guitarist Stephen Robinson and violinist Elissa Koljonen, plus world-class chamber ensembles.
Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica, June 15-17 and June 22-24. We will update concert programs here as they develop, so check back often!
Nigel Armstrong, a fan favorite from the 2016 series, will be returning in 2017.
Thanks to the donations and sponsorships of our supporters, the largest FREE classical music festival in the USA celebrated its Tenth Anniversary in 2016. Presented FREE to audiences of all ages, the St.Augustine Music Festival features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions in St. Augustine, Florida’s historic Cathedral Basilica. The concerts, held over the last two weekends of June each year, attract more than 5,000 attendees. The festival provides the opportunity for both new and seasoned 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.
Watch for program updates on this site. The 2017 festival is June 15-17, June 22-24.
All concerts are free and start at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica. No tickets are required.
Enjoy some of our past performances in high-definition videos here on our website.