Roll over Beethoven: Classical music statistics by Bachtrack

Roll over Beethoven: The Bachtrack classical music statistics are out     By Alison Karlin, 09 January 2018 There are no prizes for coming second. Sorry, Beethoven, but the top spot for the composer with the most performances in 2017 has returned to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, while Hallelujah choruses will be sung around the world to celebrate that Handel’s Messiah reclaimed its position as …

SAO Members Celebrate United Nations’ International Volunteer Day

Volunteering is close to the heart of the St. Augustine Orchestra (SAO). Not only do the 44-plus members volunteer their time to play in the Orchestra, but they reach out into the community to share their love of music and teach strings and other instruments to children in St. Augustine and St. Johns County Schools. December 5th is the annual …

Saluting the Talent of American Composers

When American music is thought of, what usually comes to mind is jazz, blues, rock ‘n roll and country. But what is less known is the significant number of composers who have built a distinct American sound to classical music in this country. To kick off the 2017-2018 season on October 13th, we will focus on seven American composers – …