CRESCENDO! Vintner Dinners

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 6 PM
Various Venues

Crescendo! Vintner Dinners are hosted in elegant private homes, restaurants, and resort hotels throughout the region featuring some of the country’s most exclusive vineyards to include Darioush, ADAMVS, Tournesol, VGS Chateau Potelle, Thompson 31Fifty, Post Parade, Baldacci and The Lerner Project. Culinary maestros to include top chefs from the Gulf Coast region and beyond such as Michelin one star chef Teddy Panchernikov, Chef/Owner of Caviar Russe, NYC, Dan Vargo, Executive Chef/Owner of Coastal Cuisine, Alan Baltazar, Executive Chef of Market 30A, Nikhil Abavula, Chef/Owner of Roux 30A, Fleetwood Covington, Executive Chef of Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood, Sean Massey, Executive Chef of Darioush Napa Valley and Tyler Simmons, Executive Chef of The Henderson Beach Resort. None of it being possible without our spectacular hosts including Marisol & Tony Gullo with Stephanie & George Brannon, Mary Higdon, Elizabeth & Jared Boswell, Yana Morgan & Justin Shane, Velia Lala with Pamela Wellborn, Elizabeth & Bill Campbell with Carolyn & Todd Brigman, and Yvonne & Greg Lala. Proceeds from Crescendo! benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives.

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Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:30 AM
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Crescendo! is the season’s cultural event extravaganza. This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and a live musical performance. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d'oeuvres, a seated lunch and an all-inclusive afternoon of incredible fun! Proceeds from Crescendo! benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education and community engagement initiatives.

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Classical Connections
feat. Steven Banks, saxophone
March 23, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center

Prepare to be spellbound by the mesmerizing talent of charismatic saxophonist Steven Banks. Recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and Sinfonia Gulf Coast's Young Concert Artist prize, he pushes boundaries, expanding the instrument's repertoire while showcasing its vast capabilities. 

Hear this newly commissioned work for saxophone and orchestra by award-winning composer Billy Childs: Diaspora, Motherland and If We Must Die - three compelling pieces inspired by African American poems that chronicle the black American journey from mournful suppression to joyful empowerment. Mussorgsky's riveting Pictures at an Exhibition completes this compelling program. 

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this unique and intimate composition, co-commissioned by Sinfonia Gulf Coast and performed by one of our generation's emerging musical genius. 

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Jurassic Park in Concert
May 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making, bring the entire family to experience Jurassic Park in Concert as never before: projected in HD with Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park in Concert!

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