Free Classical Music at the Cathedral Basilica from the 8th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival this June!
June is a wonderful time of year for the Classical Music lover visiting Saint Augustine. The weekends of June 19 – 21 and June 26 – 28 is the time when Florida’s most extraordinary chamber music festival returns to St. Augustine’s Cathedral Basilica for it’s eighth season.
The St. Augustine Music Festival, under artistic director Jorge A. Peña, has become a world-class occasion for celebrating classical music. The six-concert series this year includes performances by the standard-setting Diaz Trio. Violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen, who dazzled audiences last year with her tango-pulsing “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla, returns with a Mozart concerto. Violinist Andres Cardenes is back with four Vivaldi concertos. Brilliant guitarist Stephen Robinson and internationally acclaimed Jacksonville flautist Les Roettges, both North Florida favorites, will also be in the house. A special treat: The sublime J.S. Bach “Goldberg Variations” in a rare, complete performance by pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando.
All concerts are free and start at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica. No tickets are required. Can’t attend in person? Enjoy the 2014 concerts streamed live on the Internet.