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Sinfonia Classical Connections: Affinity feat. Sharon Isbin

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What: Sinfonia Classical Connections: Affinity feat. Sharon Isbin
When: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Sinfonia @ Grace Lutheran Church

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Classical Connections series opens on Thursday, Oct. 6 (7:30pm) at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin and features classical guitarist Sharon Isbin in the Southeast U.S. premiere of Chris Brubeck’s Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra, which was written for Isbin. Tickets available online at

Acclaimed by Guitar Player as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time,” multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin has appeared as soloist with more than 170 orchestras and given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls. Winner of the Toronto, Madrid and Munich Competitions, Germany’s Echo Klassik and Guitar Player’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, she has been artistic director/soloist of festivals she created for Carnegie Hall and NPR. A frequent guest on “All Things Considered” and “A Prairie Home Companion,” she has been on the cover of more than 45 magazines, profiled on “CBS Sunday,” and featured soloist in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning “The Departed.”

“We are honored to have such a luminary in the world music scene join us for this special concert,” stated Sinfonia Music Director Demetrius Fuller. “To have Ms. Isbin along with long-time friend of Sinfonia, Chris Brubeck here for the Southeast U.S. premiere of the guitar concerto that he composed for her, is a huge musical opportunity for our community.”
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Conductor: Demetrius Fuller
Tickets for the performance are $45 for preferred (floor) seating and $29.50 for balcony. Season tickets are also still available for $165 per person, and feature preferred seating for all four main season concerts including Affinity featuring Sharon Isbin on Oct 6, The Manhattan Transfer on Dec. 16, Musical Time Travel featuring violinist Jennifer Koh on Jan. 20, 2017 and “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II,” on March 25, 2017. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II,” which will begin at 7 p.m. 

Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” as it enters its 11th season as the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra. Season 11, entitled RETROSPECTIVE, will offer a stellar lineup of concerts and educational initiatives featuring the orchestra and world-renowned guest artists. Read feature story for Season 11 performance schedule. 

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 is in its 11th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. is a proud Presenting E-media Sponsor for Sinfonia's 11th season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 850-460-8800. Stay social for updates on upcoming concerts and special events all season long on Facebook: Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Find Sinfonia on Instagram and Twitter too.

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