Jorge Peña

A Message from SAMF’s Artistic Director, Jorge Peña

I am so happy the St. Augustine Music Festival will be able to share great live music at the Cathedral Basilica again. I hope you will join us for our 16th St. Augustine Music Festival this summer. Whether this is your first time, or you are familiar with the festival, I know you will be transported, delighted, and moved at any of our nine concerts.

We will begin, and once again celebrate Juneteenth with three different programs: One at St. James Missionary Baptist Church and The Lincolnville Museum on June 18th and at Cathedral Basilica on June 19th. We continue on Thursday, June 23 “Virtuosity & Beauty”, June 24 “Postcards from Austria” & June 25 “Dances & Spells” and June 30 “Mozart & More”, July 1 “Rare Musical Gems” & July 2 “Baroque to Romanticism: A Musical Journey” embracing a diversity of chamber music with the SAMF chamber orchestra and international soloists. Please visit our website for more information.

Through the years, many people have supported SAMF to ensure that our Festival continues to make a difference in people’s lives not just today but into the future. We all share an infinite sense of delight, comfort, and beauty in great music. Whether you are a listener, sponsor, or board member, I am sure the concerts will bring these differences to our lives.

I was reminded of the power of music at one of our former board member’s memorial services. We recently lost two fabulous board members, Peggy Cinberg and Deb Bergstrom. Both will be sorely missed in many ways. In our organization, they leave a huge void.

I hope to see you at our concerts and that you may also consider making a multi-year gift to the SAMF to ensure its future for others to also enjoy.

~ Jorge Peña, Artistic Director