Life in Pink: Sinfonia’s Annual Crescendo Fundraiser Set for Valentine’s Weekend

Event Raises Money for Music Education in Okaloosa and Walton Counties

Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full lineup for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary Extravaganza, slated for Feb. 14-16.


On Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 PM, Crescendo! will begin with a series of carefully curated vintner dinners hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the Emerald Coast, pairing 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 vintners include Bouchaine Vineyards, Tournesol, Rombauer, Theorem, and On Q. Culinary maestros include top chefs from the Gulf Coast region and beyond—Luis Pous of Asia de Cuba, Orion Cordóves of the Savory Restaurant Group, and Ryan McNay and Richard McCord of MARROW. Vintner Dinner tickets are $295 per person and include all food, wine and gratuities.


This year’s main event is themed “La Vie en Rosé [Life in Pink]” and is set for Sunday, Feb. 16, at 11:30 AM 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 an “electrifying” performance by award-winning musical guest Violectric.


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! 2020 are $150 per person and include all food, wine, reserved table seating, performance and valet parking. Tables of 10 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 $500 contribution, Treble Makers will receive one ticket to the Crescendo! Kick-Off Lunch and Main Event, recognition in the event program, invitation to the 2020 Thank You Party, a reserved seat at the closed-to-the-public student LINK UP performances on March 3 at the Emerald Coast 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 or email


For more information or to purchase Crescendo! tickets, visit


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