Season Finale for St. Augustine Orchestra to evoke great summer concerts of the past


The St. Augustine Orchestra’s season finale “One Night Only” will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with an orchestral tribute to some of the great touring pop artists of recent decades.

The audience will visit the "Hotel California", a "Bridge over Troubled Water", feeling "All Shook Up," and will be "Feeling the Love, Tonight" by the end of the concert.

“Pops concerts are a tradition for symphony orchestras and have been around for about 100 years the word is short for ‘popular’ music,” said Scott Gregg, music director and principal conductor. “I’m pleased for us to have a happy concert to start the long weekend and end our current season.”

The pops concert will take place Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. at the Lightner Museum in the “swimming pool” and will feature the works of Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Simon and Garfunkel, The Eagles and a selection of show tunes from “Porgy & Bess” and “The Lion King.”

Tickets are available online at, and tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are free for children 10 years old and younger, $12 for youth 11-17 and $22 for adults 18 and older.

The St. Augustine Orchestra is one of the city’s longest running cultural entities, playing for 56 years. Guided by a mission to expand awareness and music appreciation, the orchestra’s approach is to provide quality live performances at an affordable cost to the community.