concerts & events - Past

The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach, Florida
Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 8:00 AM
Lace up your shoes and run for the arts!

Your mother told you to go outside and play! So honor mom this Mother's Day by running a 5K! Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk benefitting Sinfonia Gulf Coast is a great way to kick off your Mother's Day Weekend! Saturday, May 7th, 8:00am start in the beautiful Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Resort. The shady course runs along Baytowne Avenue, a circular route encompassing the gorgeous golf course and residential neighborhoods of Sandestin. The finish line is literally in the Village where the after party and awards ceremony will take place. Stay and enjoy live music, beer, soft drinks, food and awards

Event details and schedule:

Packet pick up Thursday May 5 from 4 to 6pm at Run With It located at 170 Miracle Strip Pky SE, Downtown Ft. Walton Beach, Friday May 6th upstairs at Rum Runners in Baytowne Wharf. Race day registration and packet pick up will be from 6:30 to 7:45am at the on-site registration table. There is plenty of free parking in the parking garage at Baytowne Wharf, directly beside the start/finish lines.

Afterparty and awards ceremony to follow the race with food provided by Edward's Fine Food and Wine of Rosemary Beach. Come enjoy wonderful food, beer and live entertainment in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Join us for a fantastic run or walk in a beautiful setting! Strollers welcome and encouraged with awards for the top 3 overall in the Stroller Division. After all this is a race for Everyone, AND their Mother!

Presenters: Run With It; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 7:30 PM
Let the good times roll with Sinfonia and The Hot Sardines. The Hot Sardines' high-energy music making and swinging' style pair nicely with Sinfonia's orchestra for an incredible season finale! You will love this new take on New Orleans Jazz! Laissez le bon temps rouler! This performance features table seating only.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Hot Sardines
Ensemble: Hot Sardines
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: Emerald Ballroom
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 2:00 PM
The Hilton Sandestin is transformed into a retail, wine and fashion extravaganza! Lip smacking wines, tasty treats, Shoe Guys (sole mates) serving up the latest fashions, fab shopping, DJ, live music, silent and live auctions and a stunning fashion show featuring Saks Off 5th, The Village Boutique, Simply Elegant, and your best girlfriends all in one place.

Enjoy table seating and an all inclusive afternoon of incredible fun!

Complimentary Valet Parking for ALL attendees...
Presenters: Dermatology Solutions; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Saturday, 20 February 2016 - 4:00 PM
An effervescent musical experience in the Coastal Ballroom of the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.
Enjoy Ferrari Sparkling wines at the Bubbles bar, wines by the Wine Women & Shoes lineup of vintners, light bites and live music by the amazing Dread Clampitt.

Weather permitting, this event may be hosted outdoors on the beach side pool deck at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Multiple Locations
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 6:00 PM
Sinfonia’s Wine Women and Shoes will feature multiple Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 19, hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the region.

Some of the country’s best vineyards such as Blackbird, Ferrari Sparkling, Revana, Robert Craig, Dunstan, Eric Kent and Tournesol, will be pouring wines.

Culinary maestros include Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Destin, Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30A, Edward Reese of Edward's Rosemary Beach, Chris Holbrook of 30A Signature Catering, Nyesha Arrington of Leona Venice Beach, and Jude Tauzin, Executive Chef for Louisiana-based Tony Chachere.

The Sinfonia team will call each patron to confirm which dinner they would prefer to attend following confirmation of their order....
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Rosemary Beach, Florida
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 7:30 PM
The Miro Quartet has garnered critical acclaim throughout the world for 19 years. Join them in the intimate setting of Rosemary Beach Town Hall for a program that includes works by Beethoven, Schubert and Ginastera.
Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 11 in E major, D 353/Op. 125 no 2
Ensemble: Miró Quartet
Ginastera: Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 26
Ensemble: Miró Quartet
Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18 no 1
Ensemble: Miró Quartet
Carmike Boulevard 10: Ovation Club
Miramar Beach, Florida
Saturday, 30 January 2016 - 4:00 PM
Crescendo: A Film Screening Hosted by Jamie Bernstein - Jamie Bernstein hosts a screening of her documentary of El Sistema, the youth orchestra movement taking the globe by storm. Join us at Carmike's Boulevard 10 on Jan. 30, 2016 at 4pm in the Ovation Theater.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Jamie Bernstein (Narrator)
Destiny Worship Center
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 7:30 PM
Jamie Bernstein returns to narrate Aaron Copland’s "Lincoln Portrait." Soprano Julia Bullock, winner of the first Sinfonia Gulf Coast Young Concert Artists Prize, makes her Sinfonia debut singing works of Gershwin, Josephine Baker and Leonard Bernstein. Also on the concert are Aaron Copland’s "El Salon Mexico" and "Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo."

Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Copland: El salón México
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Copland: Lincoln Portrait
Artist: Jamie Bernstein (Narrator)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Gershwin: Summertime
Artist: Julia Bullock (Voice)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 11:30 AM
Help us kick off Wine Women & Shoes 2016 in style at Bijoux located at The Market Shops. Enjoy an incredible lunch, sip elegant wines provided by Pip and indulge in delectable desserts, a fashion preview and sale by The Village Boutique, all of the must-have accessories of the season from Destin Jewelers, door prizes and raffle items such as two round trip flights courtesy of Southern Airways Express, plus much more. Wine Women & Shoes benefits Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Sip Sip Hooray!
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: Coastal Ballroom
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 11:30 AM
Joe Gransden and his Atlanta big band join Morgan James for a fun-filled holiday brunch at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. Includes all food, drink, gratuities and performance.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artists: Morgan James (Voice); Joe Gransden (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Joe Gransden Big Band
Destiny Worship Center
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 7:30 PM
Epic recording artist Morgan James returns to the Sinfonia stage with her larger than life vocals to perform all of your holiday favorites with the orchestra plus more. Be sure to tell the kids to be extra good or Santa Claus may not make his annual visit. Perfect for the entire family.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Morgan James (Voice)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 8:00 PM
Sinfonia's 10th Anniversary Gala Event will feature the incomparable star of stage, screen and TV, Kristin Chenoweth. Winner of the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series “Pushing Daisies,” and a 2010 and 2011 Emmy and a 2011 People’s Choice Award nominee for her role as the quirky former songstress April Rhodes on Fox’s hit comedy, “Glee,” Chenoweth has become a star in her own right on television. However, theater lovers may best remember her for her 2003 Tony Award-nominated origination of the role Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked."

Platinum Gala seats are $500 & $300 and include: premier seating in rows 2-5, VIP pre-concert reception and seated dinner, cash bar. 5:30pm start time.

Gold Table seating in rows 6-8 include light hors d'oeuvres at table, cash bar.
Program TBA
Artist: Kristin Chenoweth (Soprano)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Grace Lutheran Church
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 7 November 2015 - 7:30 PM
French clarinet prodigy and winner of the 2013 Sinfonia Young Concert Artists Prize, Raphaele Severe, performs Mozart’s "Concerto for Clarinet K. 622" with the orchestra. Also on the program are Walter Piston’s "Divertimento" and Beethoven’s "Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21" The stunning acoustics of Grace Lutheran Church is the perfect setting for this performance.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Piston: Divertimento
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
Artist: Raphaele Severe (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 5:30 PM
At age 12, Nikki Yanofsky was the youngest person to grace the stage of the famed Montreal Jazz Festival. Now, at age 20, she has already worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Phil Ramone, Grammy winner Jesse Harris, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones. From jazz standards, to scat a la Ella Fitzgerald, to her original, pop-inspired hits, her fluid, multi-octave voice is equally at home in all genres. Price includes all food, wine, gratuities and performance.
Presenters: Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Nikki Yanofsky (Voice)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
The Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 12:00 PM
Enjoy unlimited tastes of 15 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys featuring Cathead Vodka, made and served by the finest restaurants and bars in the panhandle. Each ticket will include one vote for the People’s Choice Award for “Best Bloody Mary” in South Walton. Live music by Sound Advice, and food for purchase by area restaurants Bijoux, DIG Eatery and Island Wing Company. Also available is a Mimosa bar by Coastal Wine and Spirits and frosty brews by Grayton Beer Company. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Guests must be 21 years of age. $25 in advance/$35 day of...
Presenters: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Market Shops
Program TBA
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 11:30 AM
Join Maestro Fuller at a special lunch presentation in the new Coastal Ballroom located at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.
The 2015-2016, 10th Anniversary season lineup of stellar guest artists, exciting concerts and education initiatives will be announced. Reserved tables of 10 may be purchased by calling the box office at 850-269-7129.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Alys Beach Amphitheatre
Alys Beach, Florida
Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 7:30 PM
Enjoy the orchestral sounds of the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, while enjoying food from Piper’s Kitchen, the town’s globally-influenced food trailer. The evening will end with a bang in a patriotic fireworks display.

FREE ADMISSION. Please feel free to bring your low back chairs and blankets.
Presenters: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Alys Foundation
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 7:00 PM
Watch your favorite Pixar moments come to life on a giant screen while Sinfonia performs the film scores. Selections from all fourteen Pixar films including "Toy Story," A Bug's Life," " Finding Nemo," "Cars," "The Incredibles," plus more, will be a feast for your eyes and ears. Round up the entire family for this once in a lifetime concert opportunity.

To Sinfonia and beyond...

*please note: free student tickets and $15 military tickets are not available for this concert. Both can be purchased at the reduced rate of $25. Please call the box office at 850-269-7129 for more information or to purchase.

Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Rosemary Beach, Florida
Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 7:30 PM
Mexico's leading brass quintet combines fine classical chamber music, non-stop audience interaction, inborn showmanship and their inimitable Latin American charm for a not to miss concert experience.

The intimate setting of Rosemary Beach Town Hall is the perfect venue for these performances, which will feature the works of Bernstein, Mozart, Piazzolla plus more.
Presenters: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Merchants of Rosemary Beach
Program TBA
Ensemble: Metales M5 Brass Quintet
Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Rosemary Beach, Florida
Friday, 6 March 2015 - 7:30 PM
Mexico's leading brass quintet combines fine classical chamber music, non-stop audience interaction, inborn showmanship and their inimitable Latin American charm for a not to miss concert experience.

The intimate setting of Rosemary Beach Town Hall is the perfect venue for these performances, which will feature the works of Bernstein, Mozart, Piazzolla plus more.
Presenters: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Merchants of Rosemary Beach
Program TBA
Ensemble: Metales M5 Brass Quintet
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