On September 3, 2021, the First Friday Art Walk Recitals and Concerts will restart after being canceled last March, 2020 because of the COVID 19 pandemic. The Music Department hopes to be able to open the Cathedral Basilica fully, but the status of the pandemic will determine just how the public will be accommodated for these events. The administration of the Cathedral Basilica, the Diocese of St. Augustine and the recommendations of the CDC will make the final decision at the time.
September’s artists will be the Lopez/Tabor Duo. Alfonso Lopez, violin, and Michelle Tabor, piano, have performed and toured together in the southeastern United States and Venezuela since 2004 and have appeared at the Cathedral Basilica a number of times. Alfonso Lopez is one to the most prominent and versatile musicians of his country. He holds the important position of concertmaster of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, the national and principal orchestra which has been nominated twice (in 2013 and 2017) to receive a Latin Grammy Award. He is also a conductor, teacher and composer. Michelle Tabor grew up in Venezuela and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida. She holds a doctorate, masters and bachelor’s degrees in music from Florida State University, the University of Denver, and Tulane University. You can find more information and videos of their performances on their website: www.lopeztabotduo.moonfruit.com.
The Duo will be performing the music of Archangelo Corelli, Sergei Prokofiev, Isaac Albeniz, and others along with a composition “Barroco y Brincon” composed by Maestro Lopez. The recital is at 6 PM and the Cathedral doors will open at 5:30 PM. A free-will offering will be taken.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is located at 38 Cathedral Place, in the historic district, downtown St. Augustine across from the Plaza de la Constitution. For further information, please email: Cathstaugmusic@gmail.com