Kenney to perform at Classical Connections concert

Special to The Log
Violinist Alexi Kenney performs in Destin Feb. 2. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

Sinfonia Gulf Coast hosts the second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. Violinist Alexi Kenney, the 2016 recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, will be featured.

One of the most exhilarating young violinists on the concert scene today, it was his win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition at the age of 19 that led to a critically-acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut recital in Weill Hall, and subsequent appearances with major orchestras around the country such as the Detroit, California, and Indianapolis symphonies.

Kenney will perform Erich Korngold’s “Concerto for Violin, op. 35, D major.” Also on the program is the world premiere of the full orchestration of “Orchids Grow Here” by Dorothy Hindman and Antonin Dvořák’s masterpiece “Symphony No. 9, op. 95, E minor” (From the New World).

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Kenney at the post concert reception at The Henderson in Destin. Tickets, from $29.50-$55, can be purchased at