Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for Feb. 25-27, 2022.
Festivities begin on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at The Market Shops. Enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by award-winning chef/co-owner Jack McGuckin, sip elegant wines, indulge in delectable desserts, shop all of the must-have accessories of the season from The Jewel, door prizes and raffle items, plus much more. Tickets are $125 per person and include lunch, wine and gratuities.
On Friday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m., Crescendo! weekend 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. Participating wineries include Darioush, Fleury Estate, Oakville Ranch, Bouchaine plus more. Chefs include Jude Tauzin, Executive Chef of Tony Chachere and Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, with the full culinary lineup announced soon. Vintner Dinner tickets are $350 per person and include all food, wine and gratuities.
This year’s main event is themed, “Carnivale” and is set for Sunday, Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m., at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. This energy-infused event experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing 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.
Tickets to Crescendo! 2022 are $175 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 still available.
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.
Crescendo! is made possible by the generous support of local businesses including the following co-presenting sponsors: Dermatology Solutions | Aqua Med Spa, The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, SETCO Services, and Visit South Walton.
Are you a “treble” maker? If so, Sinfonia Gulf Coast invites you to join this honorary committee. For a $550 contribution, Treble Makers will receive one ticket to the Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch and Main Event, recognition in the event program, invitation to the 2021 Thank You Party, a reserved seat at the closed-to-the-public student LINK UP performances on March 9, 2022, at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center, plus a special Treble Maker gift.
For more information on how you can join Sinfonia’s team of volunteers, contact Beth Clavier at (850) 460-8800 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for Crescendo! 2022 are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets for Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s Crescendo! events, visit www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org or call (850) 460-8800.