Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, has announced the lineup for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for Feb. 24 and 26.
Festivities begin on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. with a Crescendo! Kick-Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, located at The Market Shops. Tickets are $150 per person and include lunch, wine and gratuities.
On Friday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., Crescendo! weekend will begin with a series of curated vintner dinners held 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. Vintner Dinner tickets are $500 per person and include all food, wine, and gratuities.
This year’s main event is set for Sunday, Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, celebrating the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, auction items and a musical performance. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d’oeuvres, a full, seated lunch, live and silent auctions and an all-inclusive afternoon of incredible fun. This year’s theme is, Ebony & Ivory Ball, so please channel your favorite variation of black and white.
Tickets are $195 per person and include all food, wine, reserved table seating, performance and valet parking. Tables of up to 10 guests may be reserved by calling (850) 460-8800. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from Crescendo! will benefit Sinfonia and its music education community engagement outreach 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 and more.