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Romanza Festivale Celebrates St. Augustine’s Heritage in Arts and Culture

‘Romanza’ in Spanish is a love song. ‘Romanza’ in Italian is a love affair. ‘Romanza” in St. Augustine means celebrating our heritage in arts and culture,” said Kathleen Vande Berg, chair of Romanza Festivale of Music and The Arts.

 

Celebrating its 18th edition in 2023, the two-week cultural festival kicked off April 28 and runs through May 14 at various locations in St. Augustine including Flagler College, The Waterworks and Francis Field. Daily events run the gamut from plein air art exhibitions and storyelling to wine tastings and opera, featuring dozens of local businesses and culture-based non-profits. Many events are free.

 

“Cultural organizations and businesses in St. Johns County look forward to Romanza as a showcase of their work,” Vande Berg added. “We are proud to bring the Romanza Festivale of Music and The Arts, once again, to our beautiful city.”

 

For more information on Romanza Festivale, visit romanzafestivale.com.

 

Calendar of Events for May

May 1

  • Lincolnville Live! FloArts Students Celebrate Musicals, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

 

May 2

  • Lincolnville Live Concert with Two Guitarists: Dotson and Pacetti, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

 

May 3

  • Florida Stories told by The Storytelling Troupe, Ximenez-Fatio House Garden
  • Lincolnville Live: Community Drumming with Amber Hall, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
  • Lincolnville Live presents the North Florida Saxophone Quartet, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

 

May 4

  • Romanza Kaleidoscope of Dance, Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College

 

May 5

  • Plein Air Paint Out Exhibit, St. Augustine Art Association
  • An Afternoon Visit with Author Trish MacEnulty, Voorhees Mission House, St. Cyprians Episcopal Church
  • The Tale Tellers presents “Story and Song from Florida’s Past,” St. Augustine Historical Research Library
  • Bold City Brass in Concert, Kirk Auditorium, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

 

May 5-7

  • A Classic Theatre presents “Mothers and Sons,” The Waterworks

 

May 6

  • Unidos en la Musica: A Latin American Festival, Francis Field

 

  • North Florida Women’s Chorale presents “She’s My Hero,” Ancient City Baptist Church

EMMA Concert Association presents TAKE3, Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College

 

May 7

  • Akia Uwanda, Flagler College, Lewis Auditorium

 

May 8

  • Duo Beaux Arts, The Waterworks
  • Chamber Music Series: The Concert Kiddos, Ancient City Baptist Church

 

May 9

  • The Triti Ensemble, Memorial Presbyterian Church

 

May 10

  • Romanza Cubana with Raquel Rubi, The Waterworks 
  • St. Augustine Orchestra in Concert, Lightner Museum
  • First Coast Opera presents “Bon Appetit!” Ancient City Baptist Church

 

May 11

  • St. Augustine Orchestra in Concert, Lightner Museum
    • Mama Blue on the Markland Porch, Markland House Lawn
  • Dulcinea: Early Music Consort and Duo Violinists, Memorial Presbyterian Church

 

May 12

  • Malbec Mania, The Gifted Cork
  • Chamber Music Series: Trio Rodin, Memorial Presbyterian Church

 

May 12-14

  • A Classic Theatre presents “Mothers and Sons”, The Waterworks

 

May 13

  • St. Augustine Community Chorus presents “Five Centuries of Song,” Ancient City Baptist Church

 

May 14

  • Festivale Finale: St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church 150th Anniversary Celebration, St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

 

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