Sinfonia's performing final main stage offering

Special to The Log
Sinfonia's full symphony orchestra will accompany special guest vocalists Kristin Clayton, an operatic soprano. [SPECIAL TO THE LOG]

Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen,” the final main stage offering of its 12th season that celebrates the “classics” with a twist.

The gala event is set for 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.

This event replaces Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man in Concert,” previously announced to be presented on this date.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” by bringing this regional premiere to the Emerald Coast.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen” celebrates some of America’s most beloved movie musicals. Iconic film clips, including "The King & I," "South Pacific," "Oklahoma!," "Carousel" and "The Sound of Music," will appear on the screen and live performances on stage are all accompanied by Sinfonia's full symphony orchestra with special guest vocalists Kristin Clayton, an operatic soprano, and Bojan Knezevic, a critically acclaimed bass-baritone.

Conducting the lush selections is George Daugherty, one of the classical music world’s most diverse artists who returns to Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s gala event having conducted “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” last spring.

Rodgers and Hammerstein refers to composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II, who together were an influential, innovative and one of the most successful American musical theater writing teams.

“We are beyond thrilled to present an exciting evening that celebrates the canon of the world’s most beloved movie musicals,” said Demetrius Fuller, music and artistic director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. “If you love musicals, great films and appreciate live music, you won’t want to miss this marvelous evening that promises to deliver pure magic.”

Gala table seating, single seating, corporate sponsor tables and full tables of 10 are available and tickets range from $45-$150. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education program.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 850-460-8800.