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St. Augustine Amphitheatre Celebrates City’s History and 450th Anniversary with Free Performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

As part of its first tour of the United States since the Castro Revolution, The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform a free, non-ticketed concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. The orchestra’s performance will be presented as a gift to the City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County from the University of Florida and its partnering organizations.

This classical presentation will signify the launch of a three-year cultural collaboration that will acknowledge the 500th Anniversary of the landing of Juan Ponce de León in 2013; the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in 2014; and the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration in 2015. For more than 50 years, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community.

The presentation, which will include the Cuban Overture as well as compositions by Beethoven, Gershwin, and Lecuona is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Gates open at 3 p.m.

For more information please visit www.staugamphitheatre.com.

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