events - Past

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: Coastal Ballroom
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 11:30 AM
Crescendo! is an exciting cultural extravaganza that benefits Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives.This year's theme is La vie en rosé (life in pink): enter into an elegant setting of rosé-inspired decor and fashion. This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and an electrifying musical performance by Violectric. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d'oeuvres, full, seated lunch and an all inclusive afternoon of incredible fun! Complimentary valet parking included. Tables of 10 available by calling the Sinfonia office 850-460-8800.
Presenters: Dermatology Solutions; Destin Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry; Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa; SETCO Services LLC; Silver Sands Premium Outlets; Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Visit South Walton
Program TBA
Ensemble: Violectric
Multiple Locations
Destin, Florida
Friday, 14 February 2020 - 6:00 PM
SETCO Services, LLC presents the 2020 Crescendo! Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 14. Hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the region featuring some of the country’s most exclusive vineyards including: Rombauer, Tournesol, Bouchaine Vineyards, Theorem, and On Q. Culinary maestros include top chefs from the Gulf Coast region and beyond including: Luis Pous of Asia de Cuba, Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Ryan McNay & Richard McCord of MARROW, and Christopher Holbrook of Signature Catering 30A. The Sinfonia team will call each patron to confirm which dinner they would prefer to attend following confirmation of their order.

Host: Dana & Glenn Armentor – One Water Place
Vintner: Rombauer | K.R. Rombauer, Proprietor
Chef: Ryan McNay & Richard McCord, Chefs/Owners | Marrow

Host: Yvonne & Greg Lala – Burnt Pine, Sandestin
Vintner: Tournesol Vineyards | Anne & Bob Arns, Proprietors
Chef: Jack McGuckin, Chef/Owner | Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits

Host: Stephanie & George Brannon with Marisol & Tony Gullo
Churchill Oaks Clubhouse - Santa Rosa Beach
Vintner: Theorem Vineyards | Kathleen Ward, Winemaker
Chef: Christopher Holbrook, Executive Chef | Signature Catering

Host: Jane Solomon – Ohanna Institute | Inlet Beach
Vintner: Bouchaine Vineyards | Chris Kajani, Winemaker &
On Q | Steve Brady, Proprietor
Chef: Luis Pous, Executive Chef | Timbers Resorts, Asia de Cuba
Presenters: SETCO Services LLC; Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Visit South Walton
Program TBA
Village Baptist Church
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 7:30 PM
Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes.”

The second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series features 2017 Bronze Medalist of the van Cliburn International Piano Competition and two icons of Russian orchestral music: Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff. One of the most exhilarating young pianists on the concert scene today, Daniel Hsu captured the bronze medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, was a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, was awarded first prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and was bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. The repertoire includes Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” “Symphony no. 1, Op. 10 in F minor,” and Rachmaninoff’s “Concerto for Piano no. 2, Op. 18, C minor”
Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Artist: Daniel Hsu (Piano)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 11:00 AM
Help us kick off Crescendo! 2020 in style at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at The Market Shops. Enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by award-winning chef/co-owner Jack McGuckin, sip elegant wines provided by Bouchaine Vineyards, and indulge in delectable desserts, all of the must-have accessories of the season from The Jewel, the latest fashions modeled by Today's Boutique, door prizes and raffle items, plus much more. Crescendo! benefits Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Presenters: Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits; Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Visit South Walton
Program TBA
Village Baptist Church
Destin, Florida
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 7:30 PM
Join Sinfonia for the most festive holiday concert along the Gulf Coast featuring singer/actor of the stage and screen Matthew Morrison. Nominated for a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award, Morrison joins Sinfonia’s full orchestra for an evening of the most cherished and festive holiday medleys, plus many of the songs that he has performed during his incredible career including his role as Mr. Schuester on Fox’s musical comedy series “Glee.” Bring the entire family for this special event.
Presenters: 93.3; Hyatt Place Grand Boulevard; Resorts of Pelican Beach; RJ Hinojosa & Associates; Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Wells Fargo Advisors
Program TBA
Artist: Matthew Morrison (Voice)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Bijoux de Mer: located in City Market Bayside
Destin, Florida
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 6:00 PM
ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE! This year, the holidays will be rosé-tinted to help us introduce Crescendo! 2020. Join us at Bijoux de Mer Fine Jewelry for Holiday Rosé Soiree for the first glimpse of all of the offerings of Crescendo! 2020: la vie en rosé [life in pink]. YOUR TICKET IS YOUR ENTRY to win a 3-carat cushion-cut Morganite ring set in rose gold surrounded by .65 carats of diamonds and valued at $3,500! Enjoy live music, festive and fabulous door prizes, and holiday nibbles courtesy of Marrow Private Chefs. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education initiatives throughout the community. (you do not have to be present to win).
Presenters: Bijoux de Mer; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Grace Lutheran Church
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 7:30 PM
Sinfonia is mad for Mozart!

“Already acclaimed at 18, SooBeen Lee plays with lyrical refinement and rhapsodic fervor…” New York Times

Young Concert Artists Award winner SooBeen Lee joins Sinfonia for the first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections concert of the season, where she will perform Mozart’s “Concerto for Violin #4, K. 218, D Major.” Also on the program are the “Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527,” and the iconic “Symphony no. 41, “Jupiter,” K. 551, C Major.”
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Ensembles: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Tony Guerrero Quintet
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218
Artist: Soobeen Lee (Violin)
Ensembles: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Tony Guerrero Quintet
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"
Ensembles: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; Tony Guerrero Quintet
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
The Henderson
Destin, Florida
Friday, 15 November 2019 - 6:00 PM
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures.  She has sold millions of albums worldwide and has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television. Join her and her band on the Sinfonia Gala stage at The Henderson Beach & Spa Resort for an unforgettable evening of music to help raise funds for Sinfonia’s music education and community engagement initiatives.

Ticket includes valet, VIP reception, cash bar, dinner and performance. Special room rates at The Henderson are available.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Vanessa Williams
Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 5:30 PM

Help Sinfonia kick off the 2019-2020 season at Seagar's with Tony and Olivier Award-winning singer and actor Gavin Creel! Gavin received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in "Hello, Dolly" starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. On Broadway, he has starred alongside Sara Bareilles in "Waitress," originated the role of Elder Price in "The Book of Mormon," and has thrilled audiences in "Hair," "La Cage Aux Folles," and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Stephen Kodaly in "She Loves Me." He also starred as Bert in Disney’s "Mary Poppins," and co-starred alongside Julie Andrews in ABC’s "Eloise at the Plaza" and "Eloise at Christmastime." The evening includes valet parking, a sparkling wine reception, four course meal prepared by Seagar's Executive Chef Lee Guidry, wine, and all gratuities.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Gavin Creel
Alys Beach Amphitheatre
Alys Beach, Florida
Sunday, 26 May 2019 - 7:30 PM
Enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Free & open to the public. Fireworks to follow. Bring blankets & low-back chairs. Food & beverages available for purchase.
Presenters: Alys Beach; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Grace Lutheran Church
Destin, Florida
Sunday, 19 May 2019 - 3:00 PM
Join us for the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra’s spring concert, as they perform numerous pieces, ranging from classical to contemporary. The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who participate in a variety of ensembles that perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings or the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra.

The youth orchestra programs are a component of Sinfonia Gulf Coast's music education initiatives and led by interim Music Director, Aaron King Vaughn. For more information, call Sinfonia Gulf Coast at 850-460-8800.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Friday, 17 May 2019 - 7:00 PM
ANIMANIACS LIVE! In Concert is coming to Sinfonia Gulf Coast! Emmy-winners Randy Rogel and Rob Paulsen team up with Sinfonia’s orchestra as they perform songs from the hit show, which will cause you to laugh all of the way out the door with its ZANY-ANIMANY-INSANY-FUN! Whether you know the show, love animation, or just enjoy live musical experiences, this is a not-to-miss experience.

ANIMANIACS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
The Henderson
Destin, Florida
Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 5:30 PM
JIMMY CHOO brings another elegant evening of shopping and fun, overlooking the gorgeous vistas from the top of The Henderson Beach & Spa resort. Shop the latest fashions from JIMMY CHOO while you indulge in passed hors d'oeuvres, bubbly, wine and a special Choo-tini. Customize your own shoe on site with Swarovski crystals. To remember this incredible event, have your new CHOOs drawn in style by the onsite illustrator. . Ticket price includes: complimentary valet parking, all food & beverages, fabulous door prizes and a JIMMY CHOO swag bag for each guest. A portion of the sale proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education initiatives.
Presenters: JIMMY CHOO; Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Henderson: A Beach & Spa Resort; VIE Magazine
Program TBA
Village Baptist Church
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 7:30 PM
To continue the worldwide celebrations of the Leonard Bernstein centennial in 2018, Sinfonia teams up with Broadway star and recording artist Morgan James, and star of the concert stage, screen, TV, and Broadway Nicholas Rodriguez, to feature the best of Bernstein’s timeless concert and Broadway masterpieces including “West Side Story”, "On the Town" and “Candide” plus more of Broadway's best. Bernstein’s daughter Jamie will serve as host for the evening.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artists: Morgan James (Voice); Jamie Bernstein (Narrator); Nicholas Rodriguez
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 17 February 2019 - 11:30 AM
Crescendo! is an exciting cultural extravaganza that benefits Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives.This year's theme is Lunch en Blanc: enter into an elegant setting of white-inspired decor and fashion. This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and a musical performance by Shades of Bublé. This three-man tribute to Michael Bublé brings all of his hits to the stage in a very high-energy performance. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d'oeuvres, full, seated lunch and an all inclusive afternoon of incredible fun! Complimentary valet parking included. Tables of 10 available by calling the Sinfonia office 850-460-8800.
Program TBA
Artist: Shades of Bublé
Multiple Locations
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 15 February 2019 - 6:00 PM
Sinfonia’s Crescendo! will feature multiple Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 15, hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the region. Some of the country’s most exclusive vineyards including Constant Diamond Mountain, Thompson 31Fifty, Blackbird Vineyards, St.Helena Winery, Oakville Ranch, Terra Valentine | Foretell, Silver Trident, and Crocker & Starr will be pouring wines. Culinary maestros include top chefs from the Gulf Coast region and beyond including: Food Network's James Briscione, Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Luis Pous of Asia de Cuba, Gary Palm of The Henderson, Nathan Davis of Cuveé Kitchen + Wine Bar, Ryan McNay and Richard McCord of Marrow, Orion Cordoves of Coastal Catering, plus more!

2019 Wine & Dinner Pairings:

Heavenly & Bill Dawson | CONSTANT Diamond Mountain Vineyard | Chef Jack McGuckin

Jane Solomon | Oakville Ranch Napa Valley | Chef Luis Pous

Maureen & Tim Peter with Patti & Steve Burcham | St. Helena Winery | Chef Orion Cordóves

Pamela Wellborn | Terra Valentine & Foretell | Chef James Briscione

Valerie & Mike Thompson | Thompson 31Fifty | Chef Hollie Janitor

Hulda & Richard Mahlum | Crocker & Starr | Chef Gary Palm

Nancy & Allen French | Blackbird Vineyards | Ryan McNay & Richard McCord

Cuveé Kitchen + Wine Bar | Silver Trident | Chef Nathan Davis

Each vintner is partnered with a culinary maestro who will create an exclusive menu that pairs beautifully with the wines. Each dinner will be hosted at an exclusive private home or private dining room at a recognized local restaurant. Meet new friends, taste new wines and experience the culinary skills of some of our favorite chefs.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Village Baptist Church
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 2 February 2019 - 7:30 PM
“A talent to watch…” The New York Times

As the 2016 recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and his win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition and Carnegie Hall debut at the age of nineteen, Alexi Kenney is one of the most exhilarating young violinists on the concert scene today. Kenney will perform Erich Korngold’s “Concerto for Violin, op. 35, D major”. Also on the program is the world premiere of the full orchestration of “Orchids Grow Here” by Dorothy Hindman and Antonin Dvorák’s masterpiece “Symphony No. 9, op. 95, E minor” (From the New World).
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Hindman: The Orchids Grow Here
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Korngold: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
Artist: Alexi Kenney (Violin)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 11:00 AM
Help us kick off Crescendo! 2019 in style at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at The Market Shops. Enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by award-winning chef/co-owner Jack McGuckin, sip elegant wines provided by Pip Wines of Sonoma, and indulge in delectable desserts, all of the must-have accessories of the season from The Jewel, the latest fashions modeled by Today's Boutique and Velia Lala Designs, door prizes and raffle items, plus much more. Crescendo! benefits Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
The Henderson
Destin, Florida
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 5:30 PM
Jane Lynch is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on "Glee," and is currently the two-time Emmy Award-winning host of NBC's "Hollywood Game Night." Jane brings along TV-star colleagues Kate Flannery, Tim Davis, and The Tony Guerrero Quintet for the jazziest musical holiday concert you’ll ever experience.

The Henderson will be transformed in to a festive, winter wonderland. Ticket price includes valet, VIP reception, dinner and performance. Special room rates are available.

Front row tables and single seating include exclusive meet and greet with Ms. Lynch. Please call the Sinfonia office at 850-460-8800
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Jane Lynch, vocalist
Ensemble: Tony Guerrero Quintet
Village Baptist Church
Destin, Florida
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 7:30 PM
"A bona fide breakout star!" - The Huffington Post. | "Visceral" - Rolling Stone

Vocalist Chris Mann joins Sinfonia's full orchestra for an evening of the most cherished and festive holiday medleys. Following his highly-praised two-year run as the Phantom in the national touring cast of “Phantom of the Opera,” and his meteoric success of two PBS full-length concerts: “Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann for All Seasons” and “Home for Christmas,” Mann has performed with orchestras across the country, landing him solidly on the national stage. Bring the entire family for this special performance!
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Chris Mann (Voice)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
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