Sinfonia Gulf Coast — the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller — launches its 12th season Sinfonia Gulf Coast on a high note on with “An Evening with Chris Mann” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

This delicious evening presented by Pish Posh Patchouli’s begins at 5:30 p.m. with a four-course wine dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, followed by an intimate cabaret-style performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard (just steps from Fleming’s).

Chris Mann’s crystalline voice has garnered both his place as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and rave reviews of both his PBS “Live in Concert” performance and lead role in the 25th anniversary tour of “The Phantom of the Opera.” His albums “Roads” and “Constellation” topped Billboard and Amazon charts. With more than a thousand concert and symphony performances around the globe, his golden voice and entertaining stories dazzle audiences across the country. His special performance for Sinfonia will take music lovers on a magical journey from Broadway to contemporary standards to the Great American Songbook.

“Sinfonia’s cabaret kick off to the season provides an amazing evening with a world-class guest artist, incredible culinary fare and a unique, intimate setting,” said Demetrius Fuller, Sinfonia Gulf Coast Music and Artistic Director.

Tickets are $195 per person includes dinner, wine, valet, gratuity and performance. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call (850) 460-8800.

The 12th season continues Sinfonia’s tradition as a “symphony redefined” by presenting a stellar line up that celebrates the “classics” with a twist including cellist Sang-Eun Lee on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017; “A Rockin’ Holiday with Mary Wilson of the Supremes” on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017; SYBARITE5 string quintet on Friday, Jan. 26, 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.

Individual tickets and season subscriptions are now on sale for all performances which begin at 7:30 p.m.

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