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 February 25-27, 2022.
Festivities began on Thursday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at The Market Shops. Guests enjoyed 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.
On Friday, Feb. 25 at 6:00 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.
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.