Sinfonia Gulf Coast
As the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast is committed to presenting high-caliber events and providing much-needed educational initiatives throughout the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast region.
Proceeds from the all events benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs, which include musicians/guest artists in schools, free orchestra concerts, bus transportation for students, Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program, Arts in Medicine with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, LINK UP concerts with third through fifth grades in participation with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music, the annual Paint the Music Project and more.
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.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org and call (850) 460-8800. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Elaine Tucker at (850) 460-8800 or email ETucker@SinfoniaGulfCoast.org. Follow Sinfonia Gulf Coast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join in and be part of the conversation using #SinfoniaGulfCoast.
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