Sinfonia's Presents “Made in America" Jan 29

January 22, 2016 by SoWal Staff

Sinfonia Gulf Coast's milestone 10th season continues with Made in America performance featuring Jamie Bernstein and Julia Bullock at Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30pm. Jamie Bernstein, daughter of famous American conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein, will return to the Sinfonia stage to narrate Aaron Copland’s "Lincoln Portrait." Soprano Julia Bullock will make her Sinfonia debut.

The 2012 Sinfonia Gulf Coast Prize winner, vocalist Julia Bullock, will take the Sinfonia stage to sing selections by George Gershwin, Josephine Baker and Leonard Bernstein. Bullock was the winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, is a recipient of the 2015 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, a 2015 Richard F. Gold Grant from the Shoshana Foundation, and Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award. Ms. Bullock was a winner of the 2012 NYC-based Young Concert Artist finals and selected by Maestro Demetrius Fuller as the first Sinfonia Gulf Coast Prize recipient.

Also included in the concert are Copland’s “El Salon Mexico” and “Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo". The performance takes place on Jan. 29 at Destiny Worship Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available now!

Julia Bullock has been hailed as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano… poised for a significant career.” (The New York Times)  Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, she has captivated audiences with her versatile artistry and commanding stage presence. 

Bernstein will also host two morning performances for Okaloosa and Walton County’s third through eighth grade students at Destiny Worship Center. The program, titled “Cowboys, Caballeros and Copland,” explores the music of American composer Aaron Copland, and will be presented in conjunction with the annual “Paint the Music” project, allowing students to visually interpret excerpts of music at the live Sinfonia performance.

Jamie Bernstein is a narrator, writer and broadcaster who has transformed a lifetime of loving music into a career of sharing her knowledge and excitement with others.

Bernstein Hosts Crescendo Film Screening Jan. 30
Another exciting event during this week is a film screening hosted by Jamie Bernstein on January 30 in Carmike's Ovation Theater at Grand Boulevard. Make plans to join us for Crescendo: The Power of Music, Bernstein's documentary of El Sistema, the youth orchestra movement taking the globe by storm. The film begins at 4:00 p.m. Tickets ($20) available onlineSurprises, heartbreak and joy come in big doses as we watch our three young people, and the community around them, responding to the mysterious power of music.


Presenting Sponsor for the 2015-2016 tenth anniversary season is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Co-presenting and Presenting Media Sponsor is VIE Magazine. Presenting Concert Sponsor for the 2015-2016 season is La Florida Real Estate. Additional presenting sponsors include VIE Magazine, Presenting Media Sponsor;, Presenting E-media Sponsor; and Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa and ResortQuest, Presenting Accommodations Sponsors.                  

Destin Worship Center is located at 122 Poinciana Blvd in Miramar Beach in South Walton, near Destin. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to or call 850-460-8800.


Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast is in its milestone 10th season as the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra by offering a stellar lineup of concerts and educational initiatives featuring the orchestra and world-renowned guest artists.

Read more about Sinfonia Gulf Coast 10th Season line up of concerts and events coming to the Emerald Coast continuing through Spring 2016. Visit Sinfonia Gulf Coast online for more information regarding upcoming performances and tickets.

Nov. 7 Classical Connections with French clarinetist Raphaël Sévère 
Grace Lutheran Church 7:30pm

Nov. 13 Sinfonia 10th Anniversary Gala Event featuring Kristin Chenoweth
Emerald Coast Convention Center 8:00pm

Dec. 11 A Broadway Holiday with Morgan James
Destiny Worship Center 7:30pm

Dec. 13 Big Band Holiday Brunch with Morgan James & Joe Gransden
Hilton Sandestin Coastal Ballroom 11:30am

Jan. 29 Made in America featuring Jamie Bernstein & Julia Bullock
Destiny Worship Center 7:30pm

Feb. 12 Classical Connections with the Miró String Quartet
Rosemary Beach Town Hall 7:30pm

Apr. 9 Sinfonia featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Emerald Coast Convention Center 7:30pm


Sinfonia's signature fundraising event is coming up Feb. 19-21: Wine Women & Shoes

Slip on your Jimmy Choos and get ready for an amazing weekend of fabulous fashion, exclusive wines, and award-winning cuisine within South Walton’s spectacular beachside setting. Wine Women & Shoes (WWS) returns to the Emerald Coast Feb. 19-21, 2016 with an indulgent weekend featuring elegant vintner dinners prepared by regional celebrity chefs paired with high-end wineries, fashion, music and parties to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Sinfonia's music education initiatives. Read more at Wine Women & Shoes Sinfonia 2016.



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