St. Augustine, FL June Music Festival

By Trish Elliott

The 2013 7th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival features six evenings, (June 21-22 and June 27-29), of free classical music concerts at the beautiful Cathedral Basilica. The concert programs this year include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C Major,” exciting 20th-century works and guest performances by internationally acclaimed string players. 521JorgePenaPortrait_0


SAMF Chamber Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G-major, BWV 1048

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Viola Concerto in E-flat major

Reconstructed from BWV 1053 – Florida premier

Jorge A. Peña, Viola

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

The Four Seasons

Andres Cárdenes, Violin


Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841)

Duo For Two Violas in F-minor, BI 18

Jorge A. Peña, Roberto Diaz, violas

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 3 in C-major, BWV 1009


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

String Quintet in C-minor, K. 406


Díaz Trio

Andrés Cárdenes, violin

Roberto Díaz, viola

Andres Díaz, cello

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471

Erno Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

Serenade in C major for String Trio, Op. 10


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1


Co-sponsored by Claudia Gordon

Roland Schlieder, Guitar; Felix Olschofka, Violin; Jorge A. Pena, Viola; Jin Kim-Pena, Cello

Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)

Valeses venezolanos

Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944)

La Catedral

Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Sebastio Tapajos (1944- )


Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Rumores de la Caleta

Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

La Gran Jota Aragoneza


Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Terzetto concertante in D-major Op.68, MS114

Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Sonata concertanta in A-major Op 61, MS2


Sponsored by Ruth Conley

Eugenio Urrutia Borlando, Piano

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Selected Mazurkas

Op. 17, No. 4 in A-minor: Lento, ma non troppo

Op. 30, No. 2 in B-minor: Vivace

Op. 6, No. 1 in F-sharp-minor

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Selected Preludes from Book I

Franz Liszt (1810-1856)

Rapsodie Espagnole

(Folies d’Espagne et Jota Aragonesa)


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47

Eugenio Urrutia Borlando, Piano; Felix Olschofka, Violin; Jorge A. Pena, Viola; Jin Kim-Pena, Cello


SAMF Chamber Orchestra

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Las 4 Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

Arr. by Leonid Arkad’yevich Desyatnikov for violin and strings


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Serenade for Strings in C-major, Op. 48

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