Romanza Festivale

Romanza Festivale 2020 is BACK ON!
FREE Online “Home Stream”!

The live stream video portal will open right here on Friday, May 15
Note: HomeStream is password-protected just until showtime, while we finish technical setup.

St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music & The Arts will be streamed to you at home..

Over two dozen of the original performers and groups previously scheduled for in-person shows in Romanza Festivale, now online, plus bands from the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.

If you enjoy Romanza Festivale Home Stream, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the participating artist(s), by clicking on the DONATE button. (You do not need a PayPal account to donate.)  100% of donations go to the artist(s) who are performing at the time your donation is made.

Schedule Summary

  • May 15 Fri 7:30 PM “Shell Shock”– Award-winning “dramedy” from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starring Tim Marriott from the UK
  • May 16 Sat 10:00 AM STREAMING all day and overnight – more than two dozen concerts, plays, dance showcases, poetry readings, and more
  • May 17 Sun 10:00 AM STREAMING all day and overnight – seven of the international bands from Romanza’s Celtic Festival 

Schedule Detail

Friday May 15 Opening Night Special Performance 7:30 pm

  • Shell Shock” – Award-winning play written and performed by Tim Marriott, TV star from the UK, with comments by Mr. Marriott and Fen Marriott, licensed therapist.
    Presented by Compassionate St. Augustine and Romanza

 

Saturday May 16 “Home Streaming” begins at 10 am…

and continues all weekend, including overnight

(All times are approximate and Eastern US time zone.)

 

ACT 1: 10 am, and repeating at 10 pm

  • Augustine Community Chorus and
    The St. Augustine Youth Chorus
  • SJCCA Dance Collective at St. Augustine High School
    Kaila Schippani, Director
  • Astralis Chamber Ensemble

 

ACT 2: 11:15 am, and repeating at 11:15 pm

  • RareSong Early Music Ensemble
  • Island Duet
  • SJCCA Dance Collective, St. Augustine High School
    Kaila Schippani, Director
  • David Fussell, Florida Storytelling Troupe
    “Cousins Visit St. Augustine, 1892”

 

ACT 3: 12:35 pm, and repeating at 12:35 am

  • Augustine Concert Band
  • Margaret Kaler, Florida Storytelling Troupe
    “Tourist Trap”
  • Blue Lotus World Dance
    “Double Sword Dance” – Gina Marie and Sandra
  • Matanzas Tap
    “Blues in the Night”
  • Ray McDonald
    Demonstration and Recital on the Aeolian Skinner Organ
    Memorial Presbyterian Church

 

ACT 4: 1:50 pm, and repeating at 1:50 am

  • First Coast Opera Highlights
  • Ancient City Poets
    Chris Bodor, Kimmy Van Kooten, Robert Waldner and Sam Pacetti on guitar
  • David Fussell – Florida Storytelling Troupe
    “Country Love”
  • North Florida Women’s Chorale
    Kerry Fradley, Director

 

ACT 5: 3:10 pm, and repeating at 3:10 am

  • Rhythm Theory Tap Ensemble
  • Deux Saisons: Keri Lee Pierson and Christopher Schoelen
    Concert of Spanish and American Music: Soprano and Guitar
  • Margaret Kaler – Florida Storytelling Troupe
    Story: Sea Witch
  • Astralis Chamber Ensemble
    “Concertino” by Dorff

 

ACT 6: 4:20 pm, and repeating at 4:20 am

  • Honey Burton – dancing the tango
  • Kathy Kniery – Florida Storytelling Troupe
    Stories: “The Trial of the Pine Tree Stump”
    “The Legend of the Moss”
  • Sposi Cantanti: Singing Spouses
    with Leila Warren, violin
  • A Classic Theatre – Harolyn Sharpe Monologue
    with music by Dennis Fermin

 

ACT 7: 6:00 pm, and repeating at 6:00 am

  • Sam Pacetti, Guitar
  • Dennis Fermin, Spanish Guitar
  • Mama Blue

 

Sunday May 17 is Celtic Day

10:00 AM Jamison, from Philadelphia, repeating at 4:50 pm and 11:36 pm

10:56 AM Dublin City Ramblers, from Ireland, repeating at 5:42 pm and 12:28 am

12:25 PM Steel City Rovers, from Hamilton Ontario, repeating at 7:11 pm and1:57 am

1:03 PM Emish, from New York, repeating at 7:49 pm and 2:35 am

2:03 PM SYR, from South Carolina, repeating at 8:48 pm and 3:35 am

2:22 PM Seven Nations, from California, Toronto, & Florida, repeating at 9:08 pm and 3:54 am

3:59 PM Albannach, Scotland, repeating at 10:45 pm and 5:31 am 

STREAMING all weekend at RomanzaFestivale.com FREE

 

Romanza believes in supporting the arts and our local artists. Romanza Festivale has been able to operate at a level of increasing support to our community artists and musicians through paid performances, stipends, sponsorships, Awards, scholarships, and significant promotion. 

 

Romanza Festivale and the Celtic Festival, as well as the St. Patrick Parade are produced by Romanza-St. Augustine, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

Romanza Festivale 2020 “Home-Stream – Online” is funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.

Prior Year Romanza Festivale video sample

Walt Whitman

“All music is what awakes within us when we are reminded by the instruments;
It is not the violins or the clarinets, it is not the beating of the drums;
Nor the score of the baritone singing his sweet romanza;
not that of the men’s chorus,
 nor that of the women’s chorus;

It is nearer and farther than they”

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass