DESTIN — Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” as it enters its 14th season.
The symphony orchestra, led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller, presents an “out of this world” lineup of concerts, guest artists and educational initiatives from classical masterpieces to the annual holiday pops to a monumental finale 65 million years in the making with “Jurassic Park in Concert.”
The season starts at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood with Tony and Olivier Award-winning singer and actor Gavin Creel, who received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in "Hello, Dolly." The evening includes valet parking, a sparkling wine reception, four-course meal, wine, all gratuities, and the performance.
The annual gala on Nov. 15 at The Henderson brings the Northwest Florida debut of Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. Join her and her band on the Sinfonia Gala stage for an evening of music to help raise funds for Sinfonia’s music education and community engagement initiatives. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $295 per person, which includes valet parking, VIP reception, dinner, cash bar, gratuities, and performance.
Sinfonia is “Mad for Mozart” for its first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections of the season Nov. 23 at Grace Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. as young Concert Artists Award winner, violinist SooBeen Lee, joins Sinfonia. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person.
Sinfonia's festive holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 features singer/actor of the stage and screen Matthew Morrison, who performs cherished and festive holiday medleys, plus many of the songs that he has performed throughout his career. Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person.
The second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series will be on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Baptist Church and features 2017 Bronze Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and two icons of Russian orchestral music, Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
On May 16, the main season will come to a cinematic finale at the Emerald Coast Convention Center with “Jurassic Park in Concert.” Experience the film projected in HD with Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. This epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.
The season comes to an official close with Sinfonia Goes Pops!, presented al fresco on the amphitheater lawn at Alys Beach at 7:30 p.m. on May 24. This patriotic, family-friendly concert is free and open to the public and concludes with a festive firework display finale.
Tickets for all performances are now on sale. Sinfonia conveniently offers the ability to purchase and print tickets online. Use the free Sinfonia Gulf Coast mobile app for Apple and Android devices and store mobile tickets in Walletini or Apple Wallet, or call the box office at 850-460-8800.
Proceeds from all events benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs.