On December 11, 2014, world-renowned Spanish music intertwines with St. Augustine history in a performance of the Spanish Brass quintet in the historic swimming pool area of the Lightner Museum (formerly Hotel Alcazar) at 75 King Street. This free performance is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m.
“Music has been a vibrant part of Lightner Museum’s history since it opened in 1888 by Henry Flagler as the Alcazar. Flagler, who held music and the arts in high regard, organized concerts and performances regularly during the hotel’s season for guests and members of the community to enjoy. Therefore, bringing this performance to St. Augustine in the environment is very fitting and exciting”, said Lightner Museum Director Robert Harper.
Spanish Brass was created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians as a project that quickly became world renowned for its performances, educational activities and creative collaborations. Spanish Brass has entertained at hundreds of concerts in such prestigious events and venues as the Great American Brass Band Festival, New York Brass Conference, Juilliard School of Music, National Gallery in Washington D.C. and countless others. Spanish Brass has been in the forefront of international music education, teaching courses, and classes throughout the world. Members of Spanish Brass currently teach at the Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia and the Universidad Europea in Madrid.
This free performance at the Lightner and area schools and organizations in St. Augustine is made possible by Historic Tours of America, which currently operates Old Town Trolley Tours in St. Augustine.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited and provided on a first come, first serve basis. Access into the performance is available through the Café Alcazar entrance located off Granada Street. The Lightner Museum will be open and free to the public following the performance.
For more information, visit www.StAugustine-450.com or call 904-825-1053.