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

The third installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet’s Classical Connections Series, features Corinne Stillwell, one of the most versatile and accomplished violinists on the scene today. The concert is Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin.

The program includes Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s (1809-1847) “Octet in E flat major, Op. 20,” Astor Piazzolla’s (1921-1992) “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and Aaron Copland’s (1900-1990) original suite from “Appalachian Spring.”

Stillwell entered the Julliard School at the age of 10, and for 15 years studied and worked with Dorothy DeLay, Joel Smirnoff, Earl Carlyess and Samuel Sanders. As talented as she is a musician, Stillwell is as equally in demand as a teacher, soloist and chamber musician and has spent more than 25 years as a concertmaster and orchestral leader. With a repertoire of nearly 30 concertos, she has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series and in Germany, Canada and across the United States.

“The Classical Connections performances are my favorite concerts each season. The intimate setting of the venue, with its incredible acoustics, allow an up close and personal connection between the audience and orchestra and our guest artists,” said Demetrius Fuller, Music and Artistic Director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. “The fact that we have Corinne Stillwell, renowned soloist and professor of violin at Florida State University, paired with Sinfonia’s principal musicians, will be a real musical treat for the audience.”

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

Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s stellar 12th season lineup continues with the Gala Event “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen” on Saturday, March 31; and the Alys Beach Pops concert Sunday, May 27 (Memorial Day weekend).

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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 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 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