Romanza Festivale offers two weeks of concerts, shows and more

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St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music and The Arts is two weeks of daily events from April 29 through May 15 featuring dozens of concerts, shows, exhibits and more at locations throughout the city. Most events are free.
For further information, go to romanzafestivale.com/events/all.

6th Annual St Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

When: April 27-May 1, all day.

Artist locations and information: staaa.org/plein-air-paint-out.

Works will be on display and for sale in the St. Augustine Art Association Wet Room.

High-End Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting

When: Friday, April 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: The Gifted Cork & Gourmet, 64 Hypolita St., St. Augustine

For reservations, call (904) 810-1083.

“Trouble in Tahiti”

What: The famous opera by Leonard Bernstein

When: Friday, April 29, 8-9 p.m.

Where: Trinity Hall, 5 Artillery Lane, St. Augustine

Featuring: musical director and pianist Ben Beck, bass-baritone Lloyd Reshard Jr., mezzo-soprano Regina Torres, soprano Lisa Lockhart, tenor Pablo Pomales-Ojeda, baritone Dirk Gavin McCoy.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

Stay for the 1950s-themed bake sale after the performance.

“A Tribute to The Ladies of New Jazz And Soul”

Who: Akia Uwanda McDaniel

When: Saturday, Apr 30, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Trinity Hall, 5 Artillery Lane, St. Augustine

Featuring: music from Sade, Anita Baker, and  Chaka Khan.

Admission is free.

Afternoon Musicale

When: Sunday, May 1, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Where: chapel of Memorial Presbyterian Church. 32 Sevilla St, St. Augustine

Featuring: flutist Angela Massey, pianist Chee-Hang See

Admission is free

FloArts Students Sing Broadway

What: Florida School of the Arts Concert

When: Monday, May 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Courtyard at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St., St. Augustine

Featuring: music from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Godspell,” “Hairspray,” “Phantom of the Opera” and more.

Admission is free

Afternoon Musicale

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St., St. Augustine

Featuring: music for clarinet, piano and organ performed by three local musicians: Anna DeProspero Marr, Stephen Marr and Thomas Rodgers.

Admission is free.

Community Drumming

When: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-7 p.m.

Where: The Commons of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St., St. Augustine

Featuring: Amber Hall

Admission is free. Bring a chair.

Flamenco Rhythms and Gypsy Music

When: Tuesday, May 03 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: The Commons of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St., St. Augustine

Featuring: Yael and Gabriel, who play original compositions as well as diversified styles of Gypsy music.

Admission is free. Bring a chair.

Sam Pacetti and His Guitar

What: Sam Pacetti Concert

When: Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St., St. Augustine

Admission is free. Bring a chair.

St. Augustine Youth Chorus in Concert

When: Thursday, May 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Featuring: music from all over the world with selections from Russia, Sweden, Africa, Brazil and the United States.

Admission is free

First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, May 6, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Various galleries in St. Augustine

What: 30 art galleries welcome visitors to browse their latest exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment. 

For details on First Friday Art Walks, go to artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

Free

Kaleidoscope of Dance VII

When: Friday, May 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine

What: A variety of dance styles performed by dancers who live on the First Coast. 

Featuring: Ancient City Sirens, Blue Lotus World Belly Dance, Arthur Murray St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Flamenco Perspective, Florida School of the Arts, Tango Miel – Honey Burton, Perla Ballet and St. Augustine Dance Conservatory, Saltmarsh Dance, Ponte Vedra Ballet, Fusion Performing Arts Academy, St. Augustine Dance Academy and more.

Admission is free.

“The Immigrant”

What: The true story of the playwright’s grandfather’s experiences in his new home.

Who: A Classic Theatre

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. May 6, 7, 13, 14; 2 p.m. May 8, 15

Where: The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine

Tickets at: aclassictheatre.org/tickets.

Directed by Margaret Kaler, with Dexter McDaniel, Harolyn Sharpe, Bill White and Mary Schubert.

“Unidos en la Musica”

What: Latin American Festival

When: Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where: Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine

A day full of culture, music, dance, food, workshops, performances, games and more. The main stage will feature music and dance groups throughout the day with a mixture of styles from across Latin America. A total of 75 vendors and food trucks will be on site to showcase the distinctive style and range of Latin food, crafts and textiles.

Headliner Grupo Niche will be joined by Baba Caiman and Fiusha Funk from Mexico and Los Ineditos del Vallenato on the main stage. Papayera la Arena from Colombia will perform throughout the day in pop-up style performances. World champion salsa dancers Emily and Raul along with Romi and Alex will perform and teach salsa/bachata dance workshops.

The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 general admission (early bird online), $15 at the gate and $60 VIP.

Plein Air Paint Out Exhibit

When: Saturday, May 7, 1-4 p.m.

Where: St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

A Life in Song: A Cabaret

When: Saturday, May 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Where: St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine

What: A program of songs and stories featuring First Coast Opera Artistic Director Curtis Tucker, soprano Hope Cruse, and pianist Clifford Parrish.

Featuring: Songs from “Oklahoma,” “Pippin,” “Carnival,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and others. 

Admission is free. No reservations are required.

“Love Is …”

What: Concert

When: Saturday, May 7, noon-1 p.m.

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Featuring: The North Florida Women’s Chorale, directed by Kerry Fradley with Kathleen Vande Berg accompanying.

The first half of the program will include settings of familiar love songs and poems. The second half of the program will feature the chorale singing lighter fare: a medley of songs by ABBA from “Mamma Mia,” “Somewhere” and “Sisters” from the movie “White Christmas.”

Admission is free.

“Jersey Boys and Girls”

What: A musical extravaganza honoring iconic artists from the Garden State.

When: Saturday, May 7, 8-9:30 p.m.

Where: Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine

Who: The Gainesville Orchestra hosted by The EMMA Concert Association

Featuring: music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Lesley Gore and more. Expect such hits as “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “That’s Life!,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “I Will Always Love You” and more.

Tickets: $35. Purchase them at emmaconcerts.com.

Free shuttle service from the parking area to the concert site with tickets that are purchased.

Mama Blue’s Concert Special for Moms — and Everyone!

When: Sunday, May 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

The Grass Menagerie

What: Trio of musicians performing bluegrass

When: Monday, May 9, noon-1 p.m.

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

“1942 – 2022:  80th Anniversary of World War II Arriving in St. Augustine featuring Shortages, Submarines, Saboteurs & War Bonds”

Who: Wayne and Jane Sims

What: Stories told about a big chapter in St. Augustine’s not-too-distant past

When: Monday, May 9, 2-3 p.m.

Where: The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine

Tickets:  $10 or two for $15 at the door or go to eventbrite.com/e/the-storytelling-sims-present-holding-down-the-homefront-tickets-318657431957.

Free off-street parking for The Waterworks is accessed through the St. Johns County Main Library parking area at 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. There is no entrance for parking at The WaterWorks available via San Marco Avenue.

The Lawson Ensemble

What: Chamber music concert

When: noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

Members are violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry.

The Music of Albert Syeles – an Evening Musicale

What: Concert

When: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 10

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

This program will feature the music of Romanza President Albert Syeles and works by composers Faure, Hsiao, Wieniawski, Ravel, Sarasate and Chabrier. This concert will be performed by Duo Beaux Arts: Catherine Lan and Tao Lin; Duo Formosa: Catherine Lan and Huifang Chen; Brittany Maloney, cellist; Caren Umbarger, violist; and Kevin Clasen, clarinetist.

The Gainesville Brass Quintet

When: noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

The Gainesville Brass Quintet performs the best in light classes, pop, swing, musicals and, for the purist, serious quintet literature from the Baroque through the modern eras.

The St. Augustine Orchestra

When: 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 12.

Where: Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine.

Featuring: World premiere of “Diamante,” composed by Bob Moore.

Purchase tickets at staugustineorchestra.ticketleap.com.

Jacksonville University Choir

When: noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 13.

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Admission is free.

Florida Stories told by The Florida Storytelling Troupe

When: 4-5 p.m. Friday, May 13

Where: Lawn of the Ximenez-Fatio House Garden, 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine

Featuring: David Fussell, Kathy Kniery and Debra Weller

Governor William DuVal and his wife, Nancy Hynes Duval, will be portrayed by Fussell and Kniery. Weller will relate the story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Admission is free.

Malbec Mania

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13

Where: The Gifted Cork & Gourmet, 64 Hypolita St, St. Augustine

This $25 event doesn’t need any luck…..a great variety of seven wines, gourmet cheeses, and 13% Off All Wine!

Reservations: Call 904-810-1083

St. Augustine Concert Band Season Finale

When: 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 13 

Where: Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Land, St. Augustine

Featuring: music by Wagner, “Celtic Dances,” “Fuego del Alma” and an “’80s Flashback” which includes the following tunes: “Thriller,” “Time After Time,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “Up Where We Belong” and “You Give Love a Bad Name.” A highlight of the evening will be “Lightning Fingers,” a solo for clarinet and band by Henry Fillmore that will feature Stephen Marr on clarinet.

Tickets are available on the band’s website: staugband.org.

From Bach to Bernstein

When: noon-1 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

Featuring: Cliff Parrish, Tyler Channey, Tamara Seymour and Haley Longino Kirk. 

Admission is free.

St. Augustine Community Chorus: “Emerging Light”

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Where: Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Community Chorus, accompanied by chamber orchestra, presents “Emerging Light,” a concert featuring works from Parts 2 and 3 of Handel’s “Messiah.”  There will also be the compositions of more contemporary composers.

Tickets are available on the website and at the door: staugustinecommunitychorus.org.

“With a Song in My Heart – Songs of Broadway Through the Ages”

What: Festivale closing event

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, May 15

Where: Upstairs in the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, 102 M. L. King Ave., St. Augustine

Featuring: Haley Kirk, Trudye Lutton, Nancy Grotte, David Abraham and Jason Whitfield.

Admission is free.

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