“Saxophonic” Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8 pm

The world premier of an exciting new work for saxophone and orchestra, composed and directed by Bob Moore, Composer in Residence and Guest Conductor for the St. Augustine Orchestra

The St. Augustine Orchestra’s fall concert, under the direction of Bob Moore, features the premier performance of Saxophonic, Moore’s latest composition, a work for solo saxophone and orchestra. Saxophonist Joe Yorio will play soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophones—although not at the same time! He will also pick up the alto sax for Dave Brubeck’s jazz classic, Take Five.

Other music on the program includes Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of Seville, Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, baroque music by Handel, marches by Bagley and Sousa, music from the hit PBS series Downton Abbey, and classic rock from Journey.

Among his many accomplishments, Bob Moore has published nearly 200 choral and instrumental works, many of which have been recorded on CDs and published in hymnals. As composer in residence for the St. Augustine Orchestra, he has premiered several new works, featuring themes from St. Augustine’s history and culture, including Aurelia, commissioned in celebration of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary.

Joe Yorio, a native of Rochester, New York, has made a name for himself playing in horn sections for such notables as Aretha Franklin and the Temptations. He has also toured with several Broadway shows and backed up entertainers Robert Goulet, Bob Newhart, and Regis Philbin.  Joe holds a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from UNF, and is currently an adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Jacksonville University.

The St. Augustine Orchestra’s Fall Concert will be held Friday evening, October 23, 2015, in the beautiful gilded age ambiance of The Lightner Museum, 25 Granada Street, in downtown St. Augustine.

The program will begin at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $5.00 for Students with ID, and free to Children 12 and under.  Tickets are available in advance online at or at the door on performance night.  Doors open at 7:15 pm.