Sinfonia Presents A Rockin' Holiday with Mary Wilson Dec 15

November 13, 2017 by SoWal Staff

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.

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 are available online at

Mary Wilson, Motown Legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and multiple award-winning artist, will have you dancing in your seats. Travel with Mary Wilson on a musical journey to hear both the sensational songs that made her famous as well as a selection of her favorite holiday melodies.

"Sinfonia is thrilled to welcome back Mary Wilson of the Supremes to the Sinfonia stage,” said Demetrius Fuller music director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. “Ms. Wilson is an icon in the musical world and continues to share her passion, energy and incredible voice with the world. You don’t want to miss this performance.”

Born in Mississippi in 1944, singer Mary Wilson got her big break before even finishing high school when Motown Records signed her, along with friends Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, as The Supremes. In no time the trio became Motown legends.

After the group finally scored a Top 40 hit in 1963 with "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes," they began their ascent to the top of the music world. Over the next several years, they churned out a seemingly endless string of enduring singles including "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," and "Stop In the Name of Love." Throughout the 1960s heyday of the Motown era, The Supremes dominated radio play and the Billboard charts, becoming one of America's most beloved musical acts. Wilson went on to enjoy a successful solo career after the group disbanded in 1977 and continues to perform to sold-out houses today.

Tickets for this concert range from $32.50 to $55 per person. Purchase tickets online at or call (850) 460-8800. This holiday performance will sell out!

Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast continues 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.

The 12th season continues Sinfonia’s tradition as a symphony redefined by presenting a stellar line up that celebrates the classics with a twist including:

  • 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: Classical Connections featuring 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

Tickets for all performances are now on sale.

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.

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 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 and call (850) 460-8800. Email questions to For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Elaine Tucker at (850) 460-8800 or email Follow Sinfonia Gulf Coast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join us and be a part of the conversation using #SinfoniaGulfCoast.


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