EMMA Concert Association announces 45th season of concerts

Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin on stage Sept. 10


EMMA Concert Association has announced its 45th season of concerts, offering classical and contemporary music by world-class orchestras and performance groups from September through May in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.

Tickets for all six concerts are available at emmaconcerts.com or by calling 904-797-2800. 

“We are thrilled to host these concerts and offer high-quality performances for the St. Augustine community and its visitors,” said Joanne Everett, president of EMMA Board of Directors. “We thank our patrons for helping us to continue to support local music programs in St. Johns County schools and provide scholarships to music students at Flagler College and beyond.” 

The season opens Sept. 10 with Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin, a classical guitarist who was named 2020 Musical America Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature over the past two decades as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.

Five other concerts throughout the 45th season include:

  • Oct. 28: Bad Boys of Opera. Back by popular demand, The Bad Boys of Opera is a touring concert production featuring highly acclaimed vocalists providing a program of opera hits and popular music. 
  • Dec. 12: Jacksonville Symphony. The acclaimed Jacksonville Symphony will perform EMMA Concert Association’s annual Holiday Pops concert, a festive event during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights. 
  • Jan. 21: Sofia Philharmonic. The national orchestra of Bulgaria will perform a program of Mozart from Figaro to Jupiter.
  • March 16: Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll. Neil Berg musicians and singers share the music and often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world.
  • May 4: Augustine Orchestra. In cooperation with the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, the St. Augustine Orchestra will perform an evening of classical, pop and movie favorites.

Learn more and purchase tickets at emmaconcerts.com or call the EMMA ticket office at 904-797-2800.