Sinfonia Gulf Coast Classical Connections: The Soldier’s Tale: Music of Stravinsky & Mozart

Sinfonia Assistant Conductor Aaron King Vaughn leads the orchestra in this concert of riveting repertoire including Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” complete with theatrical narration and W.A. Mozart’s whimsically charming “Symphony no. 29 in A Major.” This is the perfect classical concert for the entire family. “The Soldier’s Tale” follows the story of a soldier, Joe, and the Devil. The Devil tricks Joe into trading his violin for a magical book that provides wealth and success. This costs Joe his family, his happiness, and 20 years of his life. Written in 1918, the story is historically significant due to its incorporation of folk music and complex rhythm. The piece features the violin, double bass, clarinet, trumpet, bassoon, trombone, percussion, and local, Bruce Collier, as the narrator that will portray various characters. Collier’s long history of professional theatrical performances includes numerous local productions through Emerald Coast Theatre Company and the Seaside REP, as well as across the nation at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Courtyard Playhouse in New York City, New Horizons Theatre in Michigan and more. He also recently directed Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Northwest Florida State College. Collier is currently serving as the Editor of the DeFuniak Springs Herald – Beach Breeze. The concert will highlight music from around the world with pieces inspired by the dance traditions of Panama, the European works of Mozart, and the Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky.

WHO: Sinfonia Gulf Coast WHAT: Classical Connections: The Soldier’s Tale: Music of Stravinsky & Mozart WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Destin High School – Auditorium 4325 Commons Drive W, Destin, FL 32541 TICKETS: $29.50 Choice Seating Balcony | $45 Preferred Seating Tickets are available for purchase here:

### ABOUT SINFONIA GULF COAST: Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of founder and Music Director Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is in its 16th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since its founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 600 concerts and events that have reached over 410,000 patrons, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 165,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. For more information on Sinfonia Gulf Coast, visit, call (850) 460-8800 or e-mail


Sinfonia Gulf Coast Classical Connections: The Soldier’s Tale: Music of Stravinsky & Mozart

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