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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. Among the internationally acclaimed guests artists who have appeared in our concert programs are The Diaz Trio, pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando and violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen.

All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the historic St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica.

Our 2014 series is listed below. You may enjoy these performances in high-definition video here on our Website.

Week I

“Opening Night”
SAMF Chamber Orchestra, Andrés Cárdenes; violin solo
Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concertos from La Stravaganza
• Concerto in e minor, Op. 4, No. 2
• Concerto in g minor, Op. 4, No. 6
• Concerto in D Major, Op. 4, No. 11
• Concerto in G Major, Op. 4, No. 12

Felix Mendelssohn
• String Symphony No. 8 in D Major

“Summer Music”
Les Roettges, Flute
Boyd Jones, Organ/Harpsichord

• Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• Sonata in D Minor, Opus 2, No. 2 – Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
• La d”Hericourt – Claude Balbastre (1724-1799)

• Sonata in B Minor for flute and harpsichord BWV 1030 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• Elegie – Le Follet for solo flute – Francois Donjon
• Suite Antique – John Rutter (b. 1945)
• Chorale from Cantata No. 140 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

“Grace and Beauty”
Diaz Trio/Pena Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
• String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3

Johannes Brahms
• String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18

Week II

Louis Spohr
• Double String Quartet No. 3 in E minor, Op. 87

Quartet I Quartet II
Aurica Duca, Violin Jorge Avila, Violin
Clinton Dewing, Violin Antonio Rincon, Violin
Jorge Pena, Viola Colin Kiely, Viola
Jin Pena, Cello Moisés Molina, Cello

Heinrich von Herzogenberg
• Horn Trio in D Major, Op. 61
Eric Olson, Oboe
Debra Sherrill-Ward, Horn
Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando, Piano

Camille Saint-Saëns
• Septet for Trumpet, two Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass and Piano Op.65
Julian Kaplan, Trumpet
Jorge Avila, Violin I
Aurica Duca, Violin II
Jorge Pena, Viola
Jin Pena, Cello
Patrick Bilanchone, Bass
Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando, Piano

“Piano Spectacular”
Eugenio Urrutia–Borlando; Piano
Johann Sebastian Bach
• Goldberg Variations

“Mozart and More Mozart”
SAMF Chamber Orchestra, Elisa Koljonen; violin solo
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201