Dec. 14: Holiday Pops Concert by The Gainesville Orchestra

EMMA Concert Association hosts this annual holiday event

St. Augustine, FL — Favorite holiday music will be performed by The Gainesville Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 during EMMA Concert Association’s annual Holiday Pops Concert in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are available at

In addition to popular holiday songs, the orchestra will perform music by Jacques Offenbach, Sergei Prokofiev, Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Andre Previn and many other composers. The Christmas Festival Sing-a-long is by Leroy Anderson. Soprano Arianna Rodriguez will provide vocals. 

“There will probably be a couple extra surprises, but I hope the audience will be pleased with the fun and variety for the entire family! I will play host and tie it all together,” said Maestro Evans Haile, who celebrates 20 years with The Gainesville Orchestra. 

Tickets include free parking at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, with a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue during Nights of Lights. Tickets are available at or by calling 904-797-2800.

“We are thrilled to bring The Gainesville Orchestra back to St. Augustine for this magical concert,” said Joanne Everett, President of the EMMA Concert Association Board of Directors. “This is a well-loved addition to the holiday season.”

The Jacksonville Symphony will perform a Masterworks Concert at 7:30 p.m. January 22 in Lewis Auditioriumat Flagler College. The Jacksonville Symphony is one of Northeast Florida’s most important cultural institutions, enjoying a national reputation and regularly heard on more than 250 public radio stations across the country on Performance Today. 

The program will include Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings; Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring Suite; and Antonín Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” 

Other upcoming events include The Ocala Symphony Orchestra on February 4 and Dance Alive Ballet on March 18, both in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 

The Words and Music Series continues from 1 to 2 p.m. January 5 with Stephanna, Steve and Anna Marr,  a clarinet and piano duo who are intimately involved in several musical venues in our community.  They are both classically trained and have performed together in the Romanza Festival, with the St. Augustine Orchestra, the St. Augustine Concert Band, the St. Augustine Community Chorus and First Coast Opera. This free concert will take place in The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine and the St. Johns Cultural Council.


Holiday Pops with The Gainesville Orchestra

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Tickets: or 904-797-2800

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