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Sinfonia Gulf Coast Presents Sybarite5 on Jan. 26

Sinfonia Gulf Coast — the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller — presents the third concert of the mainstage season that celebrates the “classics” with a twist.

SYBARITE5, the second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet’s Classical Connections Series features one of the most exhilarating string groups on the scene today. The concert is Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin.

The group, a string quintet consisting of violinists Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violist Angela Pickett, cellist Laura Metcalf and bassist Louis Levitt – take audiences on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. The innovative group critics have described as “a game changer for chamber music world,” will be performing their compilation “Everything in Its Right Place,” a mélange of Mozart to Piazzolla to Radiohead, the quintet joins Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s full orchestra. Also on the program is Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2,” Rossini’s overture to “The Italian in Algiers” and Stravinsky’s whimsical “Suite No. 2.”

“We are thrilled to welcome back SYBARITE5 to Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s stage. Our mission as a forward-thinking arts organization, is to ‘redefine’ the symphony experience by presenting a fresh take on the classics, and this group does just that, making them a perfect fit within our season line up,” said Demetrius Fuller, Music and Artistic Director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. 

Tickets for this concert range from $29.50 to $45 per person.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s stellar 12th season lineup continues with violinist Corinne Stillwell on Saturday, March 3, 2018; the Gala Event – the world premiere of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man in Concert” – on Saturday, March 31, 2018; and the Alys Beach Pops concert over Memorial Day weekend.

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

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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 Presenting Discounted Military Tickets Sponsor is Eglin Credit Federal Union.

About Sinfonia: 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 12th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since its founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 475 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 100,000 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