On January 29, 2015, Robert Burns will perform instrumental music on an ancient instrument, the Hammered Dulcimer, in the historic swimming pool area of the Lightner Museum located at 75 King St. This free performance is open to the public and is from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Robert’s unique melodic, rhythmic sound and style is sure to captivate, educate, and entertain.  “I’ve had a lifelong passion and love for music.  Listening to the sound of this ancient instrument in historic pool setting at the Lightner Museum is truly inspirational,” said Robert Burns, who enjoys an international following and is a full time musician, composer and music educator in St. Augustine.

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Music has been a vibrant part of Lightner Museum’s history since it opened in 1888 by Henry Flagler as the Alcazar Hotel. Flagler, who held music and the arts in high regard, organized concerts and performances regularly during the hotel’s season for guests and members of the community to enjoy.

“This is a free performance which is part of an on-going community effort to provide quality exhibits and cultural experiences to the St. Augustine community,” said Bob Harper, Lightner Museum Director.

Additionally, the Lightner Museum’s special exhibit of paintings by Felix de Crano will be open for the public to view following the performance.

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and provided on a first come, first serve basis. Access into the performance is available through the Café Alcazar entrance located off Granada Street.

This event is sponsored by the Lightner Museum and by Mr. Burns.  Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the performance.  The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.

For more information call 904.824.2874.