events - Past

Destin Community Center
Destin, Florida
Friday, 18 June 2021 - 2:30 PM
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Conductor: Aaron King Vaughn
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Saturday, 15 May 2021 - 7:30 PM
Due to continued guidelines and precautions surrounding social distancing requirements for the safety of our orchestra members, staff and venue capacity limits, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this event and reschedule it when it is safe to do so for our patrons, staff and musicians. Thank you for your understanding.

For refunds or additional information, please contact our office at 850-460-8800 or info@sinfoniagulfcoast.org
Williams: Jurassic Park
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Village Baptist Church
Destin, Florida
Friday, 14 May 2021 - 6:00 PM
Join Music Director Aaron King Vaughn and the
Sinfonia Youth Orchestra for a concert centered
around music that elects and portrays emotional stories.

No tickets needed ~ FREE and open to the public
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Conductor: Aaron King Vaughn
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 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 Moulin [vin] Rouge: enter into a lush backdrop of all things rouge [red]. 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. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d'oeuvres, full, seated lunch and an all inclusive afternoon of incredible fun! Event will be capacity controlled with social distancing and safety guidelines in place. For more information please call the Sinfonia office 850-460-8800.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Multiple Locations
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 30 April 2021 - 6:00 PM
SETCO Services, LLC presents the 2021 Crescendo! Vintner Dinners on Friday, April 30. Hosted in elegant venues throughout the region featuring some of the country’s most exclusive vineyards including: St. Helena Winery, Thompson 31Fifty, Revana Wine and more. Culinary maestros include top chefs from the Gulf Coast region and beyond including: Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Phillip Bauer of PB&J Goes Gourmet and Lee Guidry of Seagar's Prime Steak and Seafood. Please visit the Sinfonia website for vintner/chef/host pairings.
Program TBA
The Effie Hotel: Ballroom
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 11 April 2021 - 10:30 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts describes D’Vine as an American masterpiece, whose artistic excellence and significant contribution to its artform has left a lasting impression on the national landscape. Paula Saunders, Pam Deas and Sheryl Pollard Riggins have performed for millions of people around the world. From the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia to Athens, Greece, D’Vine has traveled the world delivering songs that linger in the hearts of audiences long after the group has left the stage. Ticket price includes performance, brunch and all gratuities. Bloody Mary and Mimosa and cash bars will be available. Patrons may self park or valet parking is available for an additional fee.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: D'Vine Gospel Trio
Ensemble: D'Vine Gospel Trio
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 25 March 2021 - 11:00 AM
Help us kick off Crescendo! 2021 safely and 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, indulge in delectable desserts, shop all of the must-have accessories of the season from The Jewel, view 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. Seating is capacity controlled with social distancing and safety precautions in place for your safety.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 14 January 2021 - 11:00 AM
Help us kick off Crescendo! 2021 safely and 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, indulge in delectable desserts, shop all of the must-have accessories of the season from The Jewel, view 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. Seating is capacity controlled with social distancing and safety precautions in place for your safety.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: Coastal Ballroom
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 13 December 2020 - 10:30 AM
Due to a medical emergency, D'Vine will be unable to perform. This event will be postponed until early 2021 with a new date to be announced soon.
Current ticket holders will be automatically transferred to the new date.

The National Endowment for the Arts describes D’Vine as an American masterpiece, whose artistic excellence and significant contribution to its artform has left a lasting impression on the national landscape. Paula Saunders, Pam Deas and Sheryl Pollard Riggins have performed for millions of people around the world. From the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia to Athens, Greece, D’Vine has traveled the world delivering songs that linger in the hearts of audiences long after the group has left the stage. Hilton Sandestin executive chef Dan Vargo will create a tantalizing brunch menu to set the mood. Ticket price includes performance, brunch and all gratuities. Cash bar also available.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: D'Vine Gospel Trio
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 7:00 PM
tting-edge technology and interactive experiences. Their repertoire spans arrangements of classical music to classic rock ‘n’ roll from The Beatles to Queen, to Maroon 5 and Lady Gaga. Electrify your evening with VIOLECTRIC whose performances consist of proprietary arrangements you won’t hear anywhere else!

Each ticket includes a savory & sweet bites bento box from Bijoux. Limited seating of 2-10 people is available. Please contact our office for specific requests.

Bijoux is donating 10% of all sales during the evening to Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Reservations suggested by calling 850-622-0760


Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Violectric
Ensemble: Violectric
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 15 November 2020 - 4:00 PM
{ Palooza: an exaggerated event }

The greatest hits of the 18th - 21st centuries hosted al fresco by Sinfonia assistant conductor Aaron King Vaughn. Ten musicians from Sinfonia’s orchestra will perform snippets of the most famous and popular “classi” music of our time. This light, humorous, and educational program is sure to have surprises around every corner (or page turn). The program will include a curated musical timeline including everything from Baroque to Broadway.

Each ticket includes a savory & sweet bites bento box from Bijoux. Limited seating of 2-10 people is available. Please contact our office for specific requests. Bijoux is offering a special post-concert three course meal for those interested in dining after the performance.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 30 October 2020 - 5:30 PM
The spotlight will again shine bright on the Sinfonia stage with the return of soul songstress Morgan James. From the Broadway stage to Berry Gordy, Jr. signing her to highlight the roster at Epic Records, Ms. James has released multiple studio albums and maintains millions of views on her digital music platforms. The Wall Street Journal heralds her as “the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this century.” The evening includes a sparkling wine reception, four course meal prepared by Bijoux Executive Chef/ Owner Jack McGuckin, wine, and all gratuities. Cash bar available.

The lawn adjacent to Bijoux will be transformed into a private outdoor cabaret with an elegant clear-top, open-sided tent with hanging chandeliers, incredible ambiance, and reserved table seating, spaced with social distancing parameters.
Presenters: Pish Posh Patchouli's; SETCO Services LLC
Program TBA
Artist: Morgan James (Voice)
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
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