Join us at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on June 19, 2021 for Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom. As part of their 15th Anniversary Celebration, the St. Augustine Music Festival is bringing together world-class musicians from its’ own orchestra and those of the Ritz Chamber Players and multi-community choirs.
The groundbreaking concerts, “Let Freedom Sing on Junteenth!”, celebrate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. They honor Freedom Day with an inspiring selection of spirituals and classical works all rejoicing in the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement.
In addition to the musical performances, an African American art and photography exhibit will be on display. The exhibit is curated by the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and the St. Augustine Art Association.
Performance Times / Information:
Doors 2:00pm / Show 3:00pm — Featuring words from Dr. Martin Luther King, among others; works from two of the greatest African-American women composers – Margaret Bonds and Florence Price; and additional composers Jesse Williams, Keith Hampton and Roland Carter.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm — Featuring old and new classical music from Chevalier de Saint-Georges – a French composer of African ancestry, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Jessie Montgomery.
Click event website link to register for Free tickets and additional information.