Sinfonia Gulf Coast
What do you do after you’ve, say, done Broadway and won a Tony or a Grammy? Apparently, you perform with Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Over the last 11 years, Sinfonia musicians have shared the stage with legendary talent the likes of Bernadette Peters and Patti LuPone. And keeping with the nonprofit’s tradition of “symphony redefined,” the eleventh season is slated to be nothing short of wonderful.
Energetic conductor Demetrius Fuller has garnered critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Fuller has redefined the cultural landscape of Northwest Florida by offering inspiring and artistically evocative performances, exciting critics and patrons alike.
At the helm of Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Fuller has been fortunate to work with various icons in the music industry including: Kristin Chenoweth, Roberta Flack, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Mary Wilson, Chris Brubeck, The von Trapps and Pink Martini, among others.
“Every performance presents its own artistic challenges, but overall, I think that it remains a challenge to consistently present the high quality concerts and events that Sinfonia does. We are very fortunate to have amazing professional musicians and the highest caliber guest artists work with us,” says Demetrius.
Since its founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented hundreds of concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 100,000 children through its music education outreach initiatives.
The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than sixty students who participate in a variety of ensembles that perform throughout the school year. The youth strings or sinfonietta Strings, focuses on developing beginning string students to prepare them for the full orchestra. Additionally, students engage in chamber music ensembles and participate in master classes given by visiting guest artists and current principal musicians from Sinfonia Gulf Coast.
Other significant partnerships supporting local arts organizations have included Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, through the "Paint the Music" program and fee orchestra concerts for third through eighth graders; Northwest Florida Ballet; the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, and the Okalossa Arts Alliance.
Sinfoina Gulf Coast hosts several fun events annually to raise funds and awareness for musical arts. Signature fundraisers include Sinfonia Bravo Beat 5K in May; and the Bloody Mary Festival in October.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of founder and Music Director Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra continues to present innovative musical programming designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 850-460-8800. Stay social at Facebook.com/SinfoniaGulfCoast.
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