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Date: June 23-25, 2022 | June 30-July 2, 2022
Time:  7:30pm
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

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Performances in 2022

On Thursday – Saturday – June 23-25 and June 30-July 2, 2022 – head to the Cathedral Basilica for the St. Augustine Music Festival. Experience the largest Free world class music festival in the USA in a setting where the acoustics are great.

The St. Augustine Music Festival brings together world-class musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra who are joined by internationally known guest artists. Enjoy the sounds of music such as Bach to Stravinsky to Mozart, chamber music ensembles and full orchestra works.

And, if you have the opportunity, join SAMF for Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2022.

The groundbreaking concert celebrates 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.

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History of St. Augustine Music Festival

The St. Augustine Music Festival was founded in 2007 by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra members Jorge A. Peña and Jin Kim-Peña. Many other musicians and the local community also were instrumental in bringing the festival to fruition. The mission of the Festival is to Entertain, Educate, and Elevate through classical music. In fact, it is the largest free, world-class music festival in the U.S.A.

Performances are usually for six evenings the last two weeks of June at the Cathedral Basilica where the acoustics are outstanding.

Musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are joined by internationally known guest artists. From solo violinists to cellists to pianists, each artist is profusely talented.

Audiences can look forward to hearing everything from Bach to Stravinksy. The music covers solo recitals, chamber music ensembles, and full orchestral works.

Concerts are Free and usually don’t require tickets. However, seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Due to Covid-19, St. Augustine Music Festival performances in June, 2020 were virtual. Even so, they were extremely popular.