Sinfonia Presents The von Trapps Orchestral Holiday Concert Dec 12
November 30, 2014 by SoWal Staff
Sinfonia Gulf Coast will present its popular annual holiday concert “Orchestral Holiday” on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Destiny Worship Center. This year’s performance features the world-beloved The von Trapps performing alongside Sinfonia Gulf Coast.
You cannot find another name as universally beloved as von Trapp. The story of the family who escaped Austria, moved to the United States, and toured the world singing for two decades has inspired generations since the film “The Sound of Music” was released in 1965. The history continues as the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp take up the family tradition anew. Meet Sofi, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, four siblings that, for the last 12 years, have been singing on stages around the world to critical acclaim and packed houses.
They have appeared in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, The Forbidden City in Beijing, Seoul Square, Korea, the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits and at La Nuit des Choeurs Festival in Belgium. The von Trapps made their Carnegie Hall debut in December 2012 with Pink Martini and the New York Pops Orchestra. They have appeared with the major symphony orchestras in the United States and Canada, including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Toronto Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, and Nashville Symphony among others. They have appeared on the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “The View,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Tickets range from $29.50 to $42.50 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office. Presenting Sponsor for the 2014-2015 Season is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and Presenting Concert Sponsor is La Florida Real Estate. Additional presenting sponsors include Presenting Media Sponsor VIE Magazine, Presenting E-media Sponsor SoWal.com and Presenting Accommodations Sponsors Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa and ResortQuest. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 850-269-7129.
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 Music Director and Founder Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is entering its ninth season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community.
Notable guest artists have included: Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Patti LuPone, R&B icon Roberta Flack, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Chris Brubeck, the Sao Paulo String Quartet, classical-crossover sensation Time for Three, Manhattan Piano Trio, Epic recording artist Morgan James, Tony Award-winning vocalists Gary Mauer and Debbie Gravitte, Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding, Grammy-Award winners John Pizzarelli, Howard Levy, the Parker Quartet, New York Voices and iconic big band Pink Martini.
Since it's founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 400 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 47,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. More than 800 families have benefited from Sinfonia’s Students4FREE program, which provides complimentary tickets to live orchestral performances and musical events.
Sinfonia also supports a sixty member youth orchestra program, led by Music Director Liz Aylor and maintains a partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music with the Link Up program for third through fifth graders. Sinfonia Gulf Coast is also a proud collaborator throughout the Northwest Florida community and continues its partnership with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in their Arts in Medicine program.