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CONCERT CALENDAR

St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary makes 2015 a year of inspiration and celebration for the St. Augustine Music Festival. We will be presenting special concert programs illuminating the Oldest City’s cultural heritage, including the world premiere of a composition commissioned for the occasion.

We’re thrilled to invite you to join the audience in the newly renovated Cathedral Basilica, which has been our concert venue since 2007. The magnificent, historic structure will be revealing its beautiful updates in 2015, including restoration of historic windows and architectural details, a choir loft and all new (more comfortable!) pews.

The 2015 Festival is scheduled as a series of six free concerts over the last two weekends in June: June 18-20 and June 25-27.  The concerts are free – no ticket is required. Our 2014 performances may be enjoyed in high-definition video here on our Website.

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NINTH ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 2015

In celebration of the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Augustine
(Programs may still be in development and subject to change; check for updates.)

Thursday, June 18 – Alive With History

Guest Artist: Andres Diaz, cello

Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3……………………..Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Le Grand Tango for Solo Violoncello……………….Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Arr. Paul Salerni and String Orchestra                                              

[Intermission]

Overture (Suite) in F Major, TWV 55:F3…………George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major………………………Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Andres Diaz, cello

Friday, June 19 – Musica del Paraiso

Music of Paradise
Guitar Night
Guest artist: Stephen Robinson, guitar

Diferencias Sobre “Conde Claros”………………….Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510-1580)
Fantasia X (que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Luduvico)

Castillos de Espana………………………………………Federico Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982)
Turegano (Seranilla)
Torija (Elegia)
Manzanares del Real (A la Moca Fermosa)
Siguenza
Olite

Rumores de la Caleta, Op. 71, No. 6……………….Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Mallorca, Op. 202
Sevilla, Op. 47, No. 3

[Intermission]

Petenera……………………………………………………..Regino Sainz de la Maza (1896-1981)
Zapateado

Capricho Arabe……………………………………………Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Fantasia para un Gentilhombre…………………….Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
for Flute and Guitar
Arr. By Stephen Robinson

Villano y Ricercar
Españoleta
Fanfare de la Caballeria de Nápoles
Danza de las Hachas
Canarios 

Saturday, June 20 – Summer Dreams

Andres Diaz, Cello
Movado Quartet

Cello String Quintet, D.956……………………………Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  1. I.   Allegro ma non troppo
  2. II.  Adagio
  3. III. Scherzo. Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto
  4. IV. Alegretto – Piu allegro

Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Violin
Jorge A. Pena, Viola
Andres Diaz, Jin Kim-Pena, Cello

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WEEK TWO

Thursday, June 25 – Mystery and Visions

La Oracion del Torero for String Quartet……………………Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Jorge Avila, Antonio Rincon, Violin
Colin Kiely, Viola
Betsy Federman, Cello

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp……………………………….Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Les Roettges, Flute
Jorge A. Pena, Viola
Deborah Fleisher, Harp 

[Intermission]

Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune………………………………Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Arr. Arnold Schoenberg
Les Roettges, Flute
Eric Olson, Oboe
Peter Wright, Clarinet
Deborah Fleisher, Harp
Ileana Fernandez, Piano
Jorge Avila, Antonio Rincon, Violin
Jorge A. Pena, Viola
Betsy Federman, Cello

American Quartet No. 12 in F major…………………………..Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Jorge Avila, Antonio Rincon, Violin
Colin Kiely, Viola
Betsy Federman, Cello

Friday, June 26 – Flights of Fancy

“La Follia” Sonata No. 12, Op. 1, Rv63……………………….Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Violins
Jin Kim-Pena, Cello
Tim Tuller, Harpsichord

Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet,………………………………..Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Bassoon, Horn, Piano
Les Roettges, Flute
Eric Olson, Oboe
Peter Wright, Clarinet
Anthony Anurca, Bassoon
Aaron Brask, Horn
Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando, Piano

[Intermission]

Serenata per piccolo complesso da camera…………………Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
For Flute, Oboe, English Horn, String Quartet
Les Roettges, Flute
Eric Olson, Oboe
Claudia Minch, English Horn
Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Violins
Ellen Olson, Viola
Jin Kim-Pena, Cello

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 49………………………………Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando, Piano
Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Violins
Jorge A. Pena, Viola
Jin Kim-Pena, Cello

Saturday, June 27 – Old World, New Worlds

Guest artist: Eugenio Urrutria-Borlando, Piano

Symphony No 41 in C Major, K.551, “Jupiter”……………..Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791)

[Intermission]

Piano Concert in C Major No. 21, K.467………………………Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791)
Eugenio Urrutria-Borlando, Piano

St. Augustine Suite for Chamber Orchestra *……………….Piotr Szewczyk (b. 1977)

  1. I.                    Timucua
  2. II.                  Atlantic Dreams
  3. III.                Castillo de San Marcos
  4. IV.                The Lighthouse

*World premiere, commissioned by the St. Augustine Music Festival for the 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.

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