Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen”


Join Sinfonia for Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen

Categories: Art, Local, Music,
March 26, 2018,

Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen,” the final main stage offering of its twelfth season, celebrating “the classics with a twist.”

The gala event is set for Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen” brings some of America’s most beloved movie musicals to the Emerald Coast. Clips from iconic films including The King & I, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Sound of Music will play on the screen while sensational live performances take place on stage—all accompanied by Sinfonia’s full symphony orchestra with special guest vocalists sensational operatic soprano Kristin Clayton and critically acclaimed bass-baritone Bojan Knezevic.

Conducting the musical selections is George Daugherty, one of the classical music world’s most diverse artists who returns to Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s gala event after conducting “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” last spring.

Rodgers and Hammerstein refer to composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II, who together were influential, innovative, and one of the most successful American musical theater writing teams.

“We are beyond thrilled to present an exciting evening that celebrates the canon of the world’s most beloved movie musicals,” says Demetrius Fuller, music and artistic director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. “If you love musicals and great films and appreciate live music, you won’t want to miss this marvelous evening that promises to deliver pure magic.”

Gala table seating, single seating, corporate sponsor tables, and full tables of ten are available, and tickets range from $4 to $150. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs. This season’s gala is presented by Hancock Bank, and the VIP pre-concert repletion is presented by Legendary Marine.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call (850) 460-8800.

The 2017–2018 season is made possible by the generous support from individuals, local businesses and media partners. Presenting sponsor for the 2017–2018 season is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Presenting concerts sponsor is Hancock Bank. Classical Connections presenting sponsor is Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Presenting media sponsor is VIE magazine. Presenting e-media sponsor is Presenting accommodations sponsor is Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, and resenting discounted military tickets sponsor is Eglin Credit Federal Union.

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