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A CULTURAL & CULINARY EXTRAVAGANZA Crescendo! 2024 Kick-off Thursday, Jan. 25 Crescendo! Vintner Dinners Friday, March 1 Crescendo! Main Event Sunday, March 3

Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the vanguard of our region’s performing arts scene, reveals the lineup for its highly-anticipated three-day annual fundraiser, Crescendo!: A Cultural & Culinary Extravaganza. A creative fusion of culture, cuisine, and community giving, this exceptional event promises to be the pinnacle of the 2024 Northwest Florida social season. Mark your calendars for Crescendo! 2024 set for March 1 to March 3, 2024.

Festivities begin on Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick-Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach. Enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by award-winning chef/co-owner Jack McGuckin, sip elegant wines from Bouchaine, indulge in delectable desserts, shop all of the must-have accessories of the season from The Jewel, door prizes and raffle items, and more. Tickets are $150 per person and include lunch, wine and gratuities.

On Friday, March 1 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 have included Darioush, Arietta, Perus, Lerner Project, Bouchaine, and more. ‘Celebrity’ chefs have included Fleetwood Covington (Seagar’s Prime Seafood & Steak House), Jack McGuckin (Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits), Dan Vargo (Fine Coastal Cuisine), Chris Higgins (Primary Restaurant & Bar, Highlands, N.C.), Chef Jude Tauzin (Tony Chachere’s) with the full culinary lineup announced soon. Vintner Dinner tickets are $500 per person and include all food, wine, and gratuities.

Again this year, Saturday, March 2 invited guests will include an exclusive high-end soiree with luxury timepiece partner, Panarei. Last year, patrons and sponsor partners were treated to the Panarei Watch Party including personal showings of Panarei’s latest timepieces, live music, light bites, “timeless” cocktails, and a water view at Churchill Oaks in Santa Rosa Beach.

This year’s main event is set for Sunday, March 3 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. This year’s theme is, Great Gatsby, so please channel your favorite variation of 1920s decadence. (Or we can announce at 1/25 Kick Off.

“Crescendo! is ‘extra.’ It’s unlike any other annual event we produce. There’s a musical component to it for sure, but it’s really a way to bring people together to raise funds and awareness for our music education and community engagement outreach programs throughout Northwest Florida,” says Sinfonia Music & Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller.

Tickets to Crescendo! 2024 are $195 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 available. For information, email

Proceeds from Crescendo! will benefit Sinfonia and its music education community engagement outreach 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 and more.

Crescendo! is made possible by the generous support of local businesses including the following co-presenting sponsors 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 $575 contribution, Treble Makers will receive one ticket to the Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch and Main Event, recognition in the event program, a reserved seat at the closed-to-the-public student Link Up performances on March 6, 2024, at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center, a special Treble Maker gift, and more.


For more information on how you can join Sinfonia’s team of volunteers, contact Beth Clavier at (850) 460-8800 and

Tickets for Crescendo! 2024 are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets for Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s Crescendo! events, visit or call (850) 460-8800.

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 18th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since its founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 700 concerts and events that have reached over 500,000 patrons, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community, and has reached more than 200,000 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



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