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Sinfonia Presents: Crescendo! Vintner Dinners

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What: Sinfonia Presents: Crescendo! Vintner Dinners
When: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm

Crescendo! is an exciting cultural extravaganza to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives. This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and an award-winning musical guest. Taking place Friday, Feb. 15th at 6pm & Sunday, Feb. 17th at 11:00am, this two-day event is one you will not want to miss! This year's theme for the Main Event on Sunday is Lunch en Blanc: enter into an elegant setting of white-inspired decor and fashion.

Friday, Feb. 15: Beginning at 6 p.m. Crescendo! (formerly Wine Women & Shoes) will begin with a series of carefully curated Vintner Dinners hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the Emerald Coast, which pair the talents of local and regional “celebrity” chefs with some of the country’s most acclaimed vineyards for a delicious evening of food and wine. 

Some of the country’s best vineyards including Constant, Thompson31Fifty Wine, Blackbird Vineyards, Saint Helena Winery, Oakville Ranch Winery, Terra Valentine Winery | Foretell, Castellucci Napa Valley, Silver Trident Winery, and Crocker & Starr Winery will be pouring wines.

Go to sinfoniagulfcoast.org for a list of the Vintner Dinner venues and to purchase your tickets.The Sinfonia team will call each patron to confirm which dinner they would prefer to attend following confirmation of their order.

Sunday, Feb. 17th:  Crescendo! 2019 MAIN EVENT - This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and a musical performance by Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé. This dynamic group brings all of Michael Bublé's hits to the stage in a very high-energy performance. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d'oeuvres, full, seated lunch and an all inclusive afternoon of incredible fun! Complimentary valet parking included. Tables of 10 available by calling the Sinfonia office 850-460-8800.

This year's theme for the Main Event on Sunday is Lunch en Blanc: enter into an elegant setting of white-inspired decor and fashion. One of the most-anticipated moments will be the live auction of high-end lots of reserve wine, artful excursions, luxury travel trips and more.

Tickets to Crescendo! 2019 are $150 per person and include all food, wine, reserved table seating and valet parking. Tables of 10 may be reserved by calling (850) 460-8800.


By definition crescendo is a noun that refers to an increase in loudness within a piece of music. It also is a verb that means an elevated level of intensity. “I’m thrilled with the name we landed on for this event, because not only does it fully embrace the spirit of the event experience we were trying to capture, but it also is an apt description of what we are endeavoring to do with our music outreach efforts,” said Demetrius Fuller, music and artistic director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

Crescendo! replaces Wine Women & Shoes and going forward will be Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s signature annual fundraising event. Proceeds from Crescendo! will benefit Sinfonia 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 initiative with Sacred Heart Hospital and LINK UP concerts for third through fifth graders in partnership with Carnegie Hall.

For more information on how you can join Sinfonia’s team of volunteers, contact Elaine Tucker at (850) 460-8800 and etucker@sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

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.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to SinfoniaGulfCoast.org and call (850) 460-8800. Email questions to info@sinfoniagulfcoast.org. For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Elaine Tucker at (850) 460-8800 or email ETucker@SinfoniaGulfCoast.org.

SoWal.com is a proud Presenting E-media Sponsor for Sinfonia's 13th season. 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. Join us and be a part of the conversation using #SinfoniaGulfCoast.

 

 

 

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