One of the most generous and active supporters of the arts in the area – Ruth Conley – passed away on January 4, 2021. I was honored to have had a long friendship with Ruth, and we were fortunate at SAMF that Ruth took a particular interest in our … [Read more...] about A Message from Jorge Peña – Ruth Conley Obituary
The St. Augustine Music Festival and the St. Augustine Art Association presented a collaboration of French Impressionism in Art & Music on December 6th, 2020. Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor I. Allegro vivo II. Intermède: … [Read more...] about French Impressionism in Art & Music
"A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF WORLD-CLASS MUSIC" While circumstances do not allow us to perform in front of a live audience this year, we are pleased to announce our 2020 St. Augustine Music Festival Program – A Virtual Celebration of World-Class … [Read more...] about A Message from SAMF’s Artistic Director, Jorge Peña
Welcome to the St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) quarterly newsletter. We thank you for your loyalty and support of the St. Augustine Music Festival throughout the years. Without your help, we would not have been able to continue bringing you … [Read more...] about SAMF Notes…
In 2020, the world marks the 250th birthday of one of classical music's singular artists, Ludwig van Beethoven. Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer widely considered to be one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time. His … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Ready to Party! 2020 Marks Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
This article was originally posted on Forbes.com on October 18, 2019 by Mark Travers. Imagine participating in a study in which you and one other person are each given 10 dollars. The researchers inform you that it is your job to decide whether the … [Read more...] about Listening To Classical Music Makes Us More Generous, According To New Research
In July, we gave you a hint of things to come for the next St. Augustine Music Festival season. After a summer break and reflecting on our successful 2019 festival, we’re back working, talking, and preparing for June 2020. Celebrating + Recognizing … [Read more...] about October 2019 Newsletter
A French concert program created a petite stir last year when it included this note: "Applaud when you like! The 20th-century fashion of not applauding between movements is historically absurd. Mozart never imposed silence." It is well known that … [Read more...] about The Etiquette of Applause: When to Clap?