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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.


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

Ottorino Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3

Franz Joseph Haydn
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major
Andres Diaz, cello


Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor
Andres Diaz, cello
Jin Pena, cello

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
(Tallis’ original tune was probably composed 450 years ago. It is in the Phrygian mode and was one of nine he contributed to the Psalter of 1567 for the Archbishop of Canterbury.)

Friday, June 19
Seeking Paradise

Guest artist: Stephen Robinson, guitar

Program To Be Announced

Saturday, June 20
World Discovery

Joaquin Turina
La Oracion del Torero for string quartet

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Sexteto Mistico for Flute, Oboe, Saxophone, Guitar, Celeste, Harp


Claude Debussy
Sonata for Flute, Viola, Harp

Antonin Dvorak
American Quartet No. 12 in F major


Thursday, June 25
Summer Dreams

To Be Announced


Franz Schubert
Cello String Quintet, D.956
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo. Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto
IV. Alegretto – Piu allegro

Friday, June 26
Stretching Traditions

Gioacchino Rossini
Serenata per piccolo complesso da cmera
For Flute, Oboe, English Horn, String Quartet

Piano Solo (To Be Announced)

Francis Poulenc
Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Piano


Joaquin Turina
Scene Andalouse for Solo Viola, String Quartet, Piano
Jorge Pena, Viola solo

Enrique Granados
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 49

Saturday, June 27
Old Worlds, New Worlds

Guest artist: Eugenio Urrutria-Borlando, Piano

Wolfgang Mozart
Piano Concert in C Major No. 21, K.467


Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No 41 in C Major, K.551, “Jupiter”

Piotr Szewczyk
St. Augustine Suite for Chamber Orchestra
I. Timucua
II. Atlantic Dreams
III. Castillo de San Marcos
IV. The Lighthouse
World premiere, commissioned by the St. Augustine Music Festival
for the 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine