Sinfonia Gulf Coast — the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra led by music and artistic director Demetrius Fuller — presents the fourth concert of the mainstage season that celebrates the “classics” with a twist.
The third installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections Series, features Corinne Stillwell, one of the most versatile and accomplished violinists on the scene today. The concert is Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin.
The program includes Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s (1809-1847) “Octet in E flat major, Op. 20,” Astor Piazzolla’s (1921-1992) “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and Aaron Copland’s (1900-1990) original suite from “Appalachian Spring.”
Ms. Stillwell entered the Julliard School at the age of 10, and for 15 years studied and worked with Dorothy DeLay, Joel Smirnoff, Earl Carlyess and Samuel Sanders. As talented as she is a musician, Ms. Stillwell is as equally in demand as a teacher, soloist and chamber musician and has spent more than 25 years as a concertmaster and orchestral leader. With a repertoire of nearly 30 concertos, she has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series and in Germany, Canada and across the United States.
“The Classical Connections performances are my favorite concerts each season. The intimate setting of the venue, with its incredible acoustics, allow an up close and personal connection between the audience and orchestra and our guest artists,” Mr. Fuller says. “The fact that we have Corinne Stillwell, renowned soloist and professor of violin at Florida State University, paired with Sinfonia’s principal musicians, will be a real musical treat for the audience.”
Tickets for the concert range from $29.50 to $45 per person.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to SinfoniaGulfCoast.org and call 850-460-8800.