St Augustine Concerts Performing Arts
Emma Concert Series - 2016-17
Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
14 Granada Street, St Augustine
Telegraph Quartet with
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein
Orchestra of Ukraine
Rachel Barton Pine &
The New Chamber Soloists Orchestra
Although The EMMA Concert Association has been doing business for years as the EMMA Concert Association, the organization’s original name was Emil Maestre Music Association. Started by a small group of music lovers, among them Frieda Bringmann and Irene and Peter Allemano in April 1979, the organization was named after a famous Spanish cellist, Emil Maestre, who retired to St. Augustine. EMMA was incorporated in September of the same year.
EMMA has always been a nonprofit all-volunteer organization with a mission to produce quality music and dance performances at modest ticket prices. Since then the organization has lived up to this commitment and never failed. The volunteers serving on the EMMA board of Directors change as times goes by, but they all embrace the work with the same enthusiasm and spirit of accomplishment that bonds the group together.
Every Concert Season, EMMA produces an Evening Series of six performances, an Afternoon Series of four performances, two Holiday Pops concerts and one free concert for the community combined with the EMMA annual meeting. Besides these big productions, each fall EMMA produces a series of Music Masters - Words and Music presentations at the beautiful Flagler Room in the main building of Flagler College.