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Sinfonia Gulf Coast Launches 12th Season of Exciting Music Concerts 2017-18

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  1. Teresa

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    Sinfonia Gulf Coast's 12th Annual Season Launches Six Exciting Music Concerts on Oct. 24 with “An Evening with Chris Mann” and Culminates on March 31 with a World Premiere Concert Performance of “The Music Man”.

    Tickets on sale now at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org.

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    Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of a “symphony redefined” as it enters its 12th season.

    The region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller, presents a stellar lineup of concerts and educational initiatives. Music lovers venturing to the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast will enjoy a range of “classics” from Broadway’s best to Motown’s most rockin’ maven and from classical solo performers to a quirky trailblazing quintet, as well as a marvelous Florida first — the world premiere of America’s most beloved musical.

    “Sinfonia proudly impacts all areas of our community with performances and educational outreach of timeless classical masterworks that both engage the highest caliber of award-winning guest artists and provide multiple, free education concert opportunities for area youth,” stated Fuller.

    The season begins on a high note on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 with “An Evening with Chris Mann,” whose crystalline voice — which garnered both his place as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and rave reviews in “Phantom of the Opera” — will take you on a musical journey from Broadway to contemporary standards to the Great American Songbook. This delicious evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a four-course wine dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, followed by an intimate cabaret-style performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $195 per person includes dinner, wine, valet, gratuity, performance.

    The first in the Classical Connections series, presented by Silver Sands Premium Outlets, features classical cellist Sang-Eun Lee on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Hailed for her expressive artistry and dazzling technique, Ms. Lee has been praised for her performance by the Washington Post who said, “She is a prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise.” She will perform Tchaikovsky's stunning "Variations on a Rococo Theme.” Also on the program are Mozart's "Wind Serenade in E-flat" and Antonin Dvorak's showstopper "Serenade for Strings." Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person.

    Mary Wilson of the Supremes is bringing her larger-than-life vocals and amazing energy back to the Sinfonia stage for “A Rockin' Holiday” concert on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and multiple award-winning artist will have music lovers dancing in their seats as she her fans on a musical journey with everyone's favorite holiday melodies and, of course, the sensational songs that made her famous. Sinfonia's full orchestra shares the stage with Ms. Wilson and her incredible band at Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach for a most magical concert of the holiday season. Tickets range from $32.50 to $55 per person.

    The second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections Series is set for Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin and features one of the most exhilarating string groups on the scene today. SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the U.S. via an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. Performing their compilation “Everything In Its Right Place,” a mélange of Mozart to Piazzolla to Radiohead, the quintet joins Sinfonia's full orchestra. Also on the program is Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2,” Rossini’s overture to “The Italian in Algiers” and Stravinksy’s whimsical “Suite No. 2.” Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person.

    The final concert of the Classical Connections Series welcomes violinist Corinne Stillwell to perform alongside Sinfonia's principal musicians. Stillwell, who is on faculty at both Florida State University and the Brevard Music Festival, joins us as guest concert master on Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (13-instrument version) and Mendelssohn's "Octet" and will be the featured soloist on Piazzolla's "Las Cuatro estaciones porteñas" (The Four Seasons). The superb acoustics in Grace Lutheran Church will be the pitch perfect backdrop for this performance.

    The main concert season culminates with the annual Gala Event on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, when Sinfonia Gulf Coast brings the world premiere of America’s most beloved movie musical to the Emerald Coast. Gloriously restored and projected on the Big Screen, with unforgettable performances by Shirley Jones and Robert Preseton, Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” features Wilson’s brilliant songs and score performed live by Sinfonia Gulf Coast in their exhilarating and spectacular orginal Oscar-winning orchestrations by the legendary Ray Heindorf. The performance will be conducted by Emmy winner, and five-time Emmy nominee George Daugherty. Tickets range from $45 to $250 per person. Platinum and Gold table seating includes a special VIP pre-concert reception and preferred seating during the performance.

    The classics continue with the final offering of the season the Alys Beach Pops concert presented al fresco in the amphitheater lawn in Alys Beach on Sunday evening of Memorial Day weekend. This patriotic, family-friendly concert is free and open to the public and concludes with a festive fireworks display.

    Tickets for all performances are now on sale. Season subscriptions offer a discounted price per ticket and feature preferred seating to all three Classical Connections concerts and the annual holiday concert in December. Patrons can call the box office for special student ticket prices as well as an active duty military discounted ticket program sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union. Sinfonia conveniently offers the ability to purchase and print tickets online. Use the free Sinfonia Gulf Coast mobile app for Apple and Android devices and store mobile tickets in Walletini or Apple Wallet, or call the box office at (850) 460-8800.

    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.

    The 2017-2018 season is made possible by the generous support from individuals, local businesses and media partners. Presenting Sponsor for the 2017-2018 season is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Presenting Concerts Sponsor is Hancock Bank. Classical Connections Presenting Sponsor is Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Presenting Media Sponsor is Vie Magazine. Presenting E-media Sponsor is Sowal.com. Presenting Accommodations Sponsor is Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa and Presenting Discounted Military Tickets Sponsor is Eglin Credit Federal Union.

    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.

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    SINFONIA GULF COAST
    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 12th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since its founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 475 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 100,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. For more information on Sinfonia Gulf Coast, visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org, call (850) 460-8800 or e-mail info@sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

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    Mary Wilson of the Supremes is bringing her larger-than-life vocals and amazing energy back to the Sinfonia stage for “A Rockin' Holiday” concert on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
     
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    Sinfonia's 12th Season kicks off Oct 24: An Evening with Chris Mann at Grand Boulevard
    Tickets at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

    Sinfonia Gulf Coast — the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller — launches its 12th season Sinfonia Gulf Coast on a high note on with An Evening with Chris Mann on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

    This delicious evening presented begins at 5:30 p.m. with a four-course wine dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, followed by an intimate cabaret-style performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard (in the Emerald Coast Theatre Company space just steps from Fleming’s).

    Tickets are $195 per person includes dinner, wine, valet, gratuity and performance. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs. Tickets available online at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

    Chris Mann’s crystalline voice has garnered both his place as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and rave reviews of both his PBS “Live in Concert” performance and lead role in the 25th anniversary tour of “The Phantom of the Opera.” His albums “Roads” and “Constellation” topped Billboard and Amazon charts. With more than a thousand concert and symphony performances around the globe, his golden voice and entertaining stories dazzle audiences across the country. His special performance for Sinfonia will take music lovers on a magical journey from Broadway to contemporary standards to the Great American Songbook.

    “Sinfonia’s cabaret kick off to the season provides an amazing evening with a world-class guest artist, incredible culinary fare and a unique, intimate setting,” said Demetrius Fuller, Sinfonia Gulf Coast Music and Artistic Director.

    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar sets the culinary stage, while 560 Grand Boulevard will be transformed in to an elegant cabaret theater for the performance. Includes valet, dinner, wine, gratuity and performance.

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    An Evening with Chris Mann
    Tuesday, Oct. 24 @ 5:30pm
    Dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar followed by performance at 560 Grand Blvd (Emerald Coast Theatre Company)
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    SINFONIA GULF COAST 2017-2018 SEASON
    The 12th season continues Sinfonia’s tradition as a symphony redefined by presenting a stellar line up that celebrates the classics with a twist. Season Tickets at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

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    • Oct 24: An Evening with Chris Mann with wine dinner at Flemings @ 5:30pm followed by performance at upstairs theatre. Grand Boulevard
    • Nov 9: Classical Connections with cellist Sang-Eun Lee. Grace Lutheran Church @ 7:30pm. Destin
    • Dec 15: A Rockin' Holiday with Mary Wilson of the Supremes concert at Destiny Worship Center @ 7:30pm. Miramar Beach
    • Jan 26: Classicial Connections with SYBARITE5 string quintet at Grace Lutheran Church @ 7:30pm. Destin
    • Mar 3: Classical Connections with violinist Corinne Stillwell. Grace Lutheran Church @ 7:30pm. Destin
    • Mar 31: Sinfonia Gala Event presenting the world premiere of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man in Concert at Emerald Coast Convention Center @ 7:30pm. Fort Walton Beach
    • May 27: Sinfonia Goes Pops concert in Alys Beach amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend. Alys Beach
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