Crescendo is “the highest point reached in a progressive increase of intensity” and an apt name
for the event extravaganza of the 2024 Northwest Florida social season.
Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary Event Extravaganza is set for the weekend of March 1-3,
- The annual “fun-raiser” weekend culminates with Crescendo! Main Event set for Sunday,
March 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach.
A highlight of Crescendo! Main Event is the live performance showcase by the special guest
artist. This year, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has invited the one and only Isaac Mizrahi to bring his
acclaimed cabaret-style show from New York’s Café Carlyle to Crescendo! 2024.
Mizrahi has worked extensively in the entertainment industry as a performer, host, writer,
designer and producer for more than 30 years. He was most recently seen as Amos Hart in the
Broadway production of Chicago and is a staple headliner at Café Carlyle in New York City.
Many will recognize him as the adorable judge with impeccable taste on Project Runway:All-
Stars for the series’ entire seven-season run.
According to the reviews, Mizrahi is not to be missed. The New York Times wrote, "He qualifies
as a founding father of a genre that fuses performance art, music and stand-up comedy.”
TheatreMania agreed, saying, “Mizrahi is the real deal when it comes to cabaret: He's
charming, he sounds great, and he is seriously funny.”
In addition to an entertaining cabaret performance by Mizrahi, this energy-infused event
experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners,
expert spirit purveyors, “atmospheric” entertainers, and amazing auction items. Guests enjoy
champagne welcome, hors d'oeuvres, reserved table seating for a gourmet seated lunch, live and
silent auctions, and an all-inclusive afternoon of incredible fun.
This year’s theme is Crescendo!: The New Noir. The Coastal and Emerald Ballrooms in the
Hilton Sandestin will be transformed into a glamorous noir lair of elegance.” Guests are invited
to channel their individualized rendition of black be it classic, vintage, elegant, edgy, or
embellished with a pop of color.
“Crescendo! is the epitome of what we call ‘fun-phonia.’ We’re thrilled to amplify this year’s
event with the entertaining shenanigans of the one and only Isaac Mizrahi. We welcome
everyone who loves a good time to gather with their friends, family, and colleagues at
Crescendo! to raise funds and awareness for our music education and community engagement
outreach programs throughout Northwest Florida,” says Sinfonia Music & Artistic Director
Want to snag a free seat? Simply join the Treble Makers, an honorary Sinfonia Gulf Coast
committee. For a $575 contribution, Treble Makers receive one ticket to the Crescendo! Main
Event, recognition in the event program, invitation to 2023 Thank You Party, a reserved seat at
the closed-to-the-public student Link Up performances on March 6, 2024, at the Destin-Fort
Walton Beach Convention Center, a special Treble Maker gift, and more.
Proceeds from Crescendo! 2024 will benefit Sinfonia and its music education community
engagement outreach programs, which include musicians/guest artists in schools, free
orchestra concerts, bus transportation for students, Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program, Arts in
Medicine initiative with Sacred Heart Hospital and Link Up concerts for third through fifth
graders in partnership with Carnegie Hall and more.
Tickets to Crescendo! 2022 are $195 per person and include all food, wine, reserved table
seating, performance, and valet parking. Tables of up to 10 guests may be reserved by calling
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call (850) 460-8800.