concerts & events - Past

The Henderson
Destin, Florida
Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 5:30 PM
Jimmy Choo brings another elegant evening of shopping and fun, overlooking the gorgeous vistas from the top of The Henderson: a Beach & Spa Resort.

Be among the first to see the Pre Fall 2018 Collection, and shop the latest fashions from Jimmy Choo while you indulge in passed hors d'oeuvres and delicious beverages.

To remember this incredible event, have your new Jimmy Choos drawn in style by the onsite illustrator.

Ticket price includes: complimentary valet parking, all food & beverages, gift cards to The Henderson to be used during 2018: $40 spa credit | $25 food & beverage credit, fabulous door prizes and a Jimmy Choo gift bag for each guest.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education initiatives throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Presenters: Jimmy Choo; Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Henderson: A Beach & Spa Resort

Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 7:30 PM
Sinfonia Gulf Coast brings the regional premiere of some of America’s most beloved movie musicals to the Emerald Coast. Iconic film clips, including "The King & I", "South Pacific", "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel" on the screen, plus gorgeous live performances on stage, all accompanied by Sinfonia's full symphony orchestra with special guest vocalists Kristin Clayton and Bojan Knezevic. Conducted by Emmy winner, and five-time Emmy nominee George Daugherty.

Gala table seating, single seating, corporate sponsor tables and full tables of 10 are available.


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Sponsor: Hancock-Whitney Bank
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Rodgers: Oklahoma!
Artists: Kristin Clayton (Soprano); Bojan Knezevic (Baritone)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: George Daugherty
Hammerstein: Selections from The King and I
Artists: Kristin Clayton (Soprano); Bojan Knezevic (Baritone)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: George Daugherty
Hammerstein: Selections from Carousel
Artists: Kristin Clayton (Soprano); Bojan Knezevic (Baritone)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: George Daugherty
Hammerstein: Selections from South Pacific
Artists: Kristin Clayton (Soprano); Bojan Knezevic (Baritone)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: George Daugherty
Grace Lutheran Church
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 3 March 2018 - 7:30 PM
The final concert of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections Series welcomes violinist Corinne Stillwell to perform alongside Sinfonia's principal musicians. Stillwell, who is on faculty at both Florida State University and the Brevard Music Festival, joins us as guest concert master on Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (13-instrument version) and Mendelssohn's "Octet" and will be the featured soloist on Piazzolla's "Las Cuatro estaciones porteñas" (The Four Seasons). The superb acoustics in Grace Lutheran Church will be the pitch perfect backdrop for this performance.

**PLEASE NOTE: This venue is open seating within each of the Preferred & Choice sections. There are no assigned seats. Grace Lutheran Church is located at 4325 Commons Drive in Destin.
Sponsor: Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Presenters: Silver Sands Premium Outlets; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring, original version for 13 instruments
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Artist: Corinne Stillwell (Violin)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: Coastal Ballroom
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 11:30 AM
Crescendo! is an exciting new cultural extravaganza to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives. This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and an award-winning musical guest. 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.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Multiple Locations
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 6:00 PM
Sinfonia’s Crescendo! will feature multiple Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 16, hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the region. Some of the country’s best vineyards including Aloft, Blackbird, Charles Krug, Calluna, Dunstan, Mario Perelli-Minetti, Sanglier Cellars, and Tournesol will be pouring wines. Culinary maestros include top chefs from the Gulf Coast region including: Nikhil Abuvala, Orion Cordoves, Chris Holbrook, Jack McGuckin, Brendan Spavey, and Wesley True.

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
Grace Lutheran Church
Destin, Florida
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 7:30 PM
The second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections Series features one of the most exhilarating string groups on the scene today. SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the U.S. via an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. Performing their compilation "Everything In Its Right Place," a melange of Mozart to Piazzolla to Radiohead, and some of America's most exciting young composers (Piotr Szewczyk, Jessica Meyer, Dan Visconti, and Shawn Conley), the quintet joins Sinfonia's full orchestra. Also on the program is Beethoven’s "Symphony no. 2", Rossini’s overture to "The Italian in Algiers" and Stravinksy’s whimsical "Suite no. 2".

**PLEASE NOTE: This venue is open seating within each of the Preferred & Choice sections. There are no assigned seats. Grace Lutheran Church is located at 4325 Commons Drive in Destin.
Sponsor: Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Presenters: Silver Sands Premium Outlets; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Everything In Its Right Place
Artist: sybarite5
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 11:30 AM
Help us kick off Crescendo! 2018 in style at Bijoux located at The Market Shops. Enjoy an incredible lunch, sip elegant wines provided by Pip Wines of Sonoma, and indulge in delectable desserts, all of the must-have accessories of the season from Destin Jewelers, the latest fashions 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.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Destiny Worship Center
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Mary Wilson of the Supremes is bringing her larger-than-life vocals and amazing energy back to the Sinfonia stage for one ROCKIN' holiday concert! This "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" inductee and multiple award-winning artist will have you dancing in your seats as she takes us on a musical journey with the songs that made her famous, as well as everyone's favorite holiday melodies. Sinfonia's full orchestra shares the stage with Mary and her incredible band for this magical concert of the season!

**PLEASE NOTE: This venue is open seating within each of the Preferred & Choice sections. There are no assigned seats.
Sponsor: McNeese Title
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Mary Wilson (Voice)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Grace Lutheran Church
Destin, Florida
Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Cellist Sang-Eun Lee has been hailed for her expressive artistry and dazzling technique. The Washington Post praised her performance saying: “She is a prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise.” Ms. Lee joins Sinfonia for the first Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections concert series, where she will perform Tchaikovsky's stunning "Variations on a Rococo Theme".
Presenters: Silver Sands Premium Outlets; Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Artist: Sang-Eun Lee (Cello)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar Grand Boulevard
Miramar Beach, Florida
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 5:30 PM
From his debut on the world’s stage as a finalist on NBC’s "The Voice," to rave reviews from his PBS "Live in Concert" performance, to the lead role in the national U.S. tour of "Phantom of the Opera," Chris Mann and his crystalline voice will take you on a musical journey from Broadway to contemporary standards, to the Great American Songbook. Michael Bublé meets Josh Groban in this not-to-miss season kick-off.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar sets the culinary stage, while 560 Grand Boulevard will be transformed in to an elegant cabaret theater for the performance. Includes valet, dinner, wine, gratuity and performance.

Presented by Pish Posh Patchouli's
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Vin'tij Wine Boutique
Miramar Beach, Florida
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 6:00 PM
Before Andrea Bocelli became famous for his music, the Bocelli family has made wine on their Italian estate for more than 130 years. Indulge in a four-course meal, expertly prepared by the talented Vin'tij culinary team. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives throughout Northwest Florida. Todd Reber of Vin'tij and Demetrius Fuller, Music & Artistic Director of Sinfonia Gulf Coast will serve as your hosts for the evening.
Program TBA
Alys Beach Amphitheatre
Alys Beach, Florida
Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 7:30 PM
Enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Food and beverage available for purchase. Free and open to the public.
Presenters: Sinfonia Gulf Coast; The Alys Foundation
Program TBA
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
The Henderson: Destin Ballroom
Destin, Florida
Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 5:30 PM
Indulge in the stunning surroundings of the new Henderson Resort!

Enjoy a VIP reception that includes passed hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, live music, followed by a three-course dinner with wine in the main ballroom.

The Temptations Revue, featuring Reggie Reed take the stage to bring the evening to a festive finale.

Single table seating and full table seating available.
Valet parking included.
Special rates from The Henderson available soon.
Presenter: Hancock Bank
Program TBA
Artist: The Temptations
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:00 PM
WARNER BROS. PRESENTS BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II celebrates the world’s favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while Sinfonia Gulf Coast performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores LIVE!

Acclaimed as the master of animation music, Stalling’s soundscapes take audiences on a roller coaster ride of rhythm, melody, and harmony, inspired by the great works of Wagner, Rossini, Johann Strauss, von Suppe, Smetana, and other great composers.

Conducted by George Daugherty and created by Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong, "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II" spotlights such iconic classics as "What’s Opera, Doc?," "The Rabbit of Seville," "Rhapsody Rabbit," "Long-Haired Hare," "Show Biz Bugs," "Baton Bunny," "Duck Amuck," and many others . . . plus two brand-new, critically-acclaimed 3D cartoons from Warner Bros. – "Rabid Rider" and "Coyote Falls." And capping it all off are special guest appearances by Tom & Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl.

"Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II" is the latest incarnation of a concert project which has been receiving standing ovations and rave reviews around the world for the past 25 years, starting with the original versions, "Bugs Bunny on Broadway" (1990), and "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" (2010). The three concerts have played to over 2.5 million cheering audience members worldwide.


LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
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Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: George Daugherty
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 2:05 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, a stunning fashion show, a special live performance, and your best girlfriends all in one place. Enjoy reserved table seating and an all inclusive afternoon of incredible fun!

Complimentary Valet Parking for ALL attendees. Special room rates available at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida
Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 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, brews by Grayton Beer Co., wines by the Wine Women & Shoes lineup of vintners, culinary stations and live music by the amazing Dread Clampitt.
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: Dread Clampitt
Multiple Locations
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 17 February 2017 - 6:00 PM
Sinfonia’s Wine Women and Shoes will feature multiple Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 17, hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the region. Some of the country’s best vineyards including our 2017 Honorary Vintner Hourglass, plus Ancien, Blackbird, Eric Kent, Sanglier, St. Helena Winery, Silver Trident will be pouring wines.

Culinary maestros include Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Destin, Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30A, Kevin Korman of Roselie Dining + Seafood Bar, Chris Holbrook of 30A Signature Catering, Dan Vargo of Seagar's, and Jim Richard of Stinky's Fish Camp/Trebeaché.

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
Destiny Worship Center
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 20 January 2017 - 7:30 PM
Let Sinfonia and "Musical America's" Instrumentalist of the Year for 2016, Jennifer Koh, take you on a musical journey that features John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Samuel Barber's "Concerto for Violin & Orchestra," Rossini's "William Tell Overture," and the brilliant orchestral showpiece "Roman Festivals" by Ottorino Respighi.

View all of the artwork in the lobby from the 2017 "Paint the Music" student artists comprised of third-eighth graders in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Join us following the concert at Bijoux at The Market Shops for a special happy hour meet and greet with Jennifer Koh.
Presenter: Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Artist: Jennifer Koh (Violin)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Rossini: Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Respighi: Feste romane
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Bijoux at the Market Shops
Miramar Beach, Florida
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 11:30 AM
Help us kick off Wine Women & Shoes 2017 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 Wine Women & Shoes fashion preview, 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
Destiny Worship Center
Miramar Beach, Florida
Friday, 16 December 2016 - 7:30 PM
The legendary Manhattan Transfer joins Sinfonia for our region's most festive annual holiday concert. This 10 time Grammy Award-winning, Vocal Hall of Fame inductee will have you singin' and swingin' in your seats. Don't miss all of your favorite holiday songs and Santa's annual visit!

Join us following the concert at Bijoux at The Market Shops for a holiday happy hour with The Manhattan Transfer!
Presenter: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Program TBA
Artist: The Manhattan Transfer
Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
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