By Will Estell If you’re a fan of live music and the creative types that bring it to life, then you’ve probably heard of Destin local Emily Bass. If you haven’t, here’s your introduction. My fiancé and I, along with friends, first saw Emily live at AJ’s in Destin this past...
By Lisa Cyr, The binding glue between a teacher and student is trust which is initiated and maintained by the teacher. It’s the reason why a student or a parent will not leave a music teacher for a different one. Trust between the student and teacher is developed over time...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for February 25-27, 2022. Festivities begin on Thursday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at Bijoux...
By Will Estell If you’re a hard rock fan living anywhere along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, I hope you were able to make it out to the spectacular show that took place October 9th at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s arts village in Destin. What made this particular concert so iconic,...
By Raymond Cyr The month of December is the celebration of the ending of a year. The pleasure for a music student is the completion of their song which they have been preparing for recital.  This is also the time when the entire family will applaud them and their musical...
Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra. What would that have sounded like? Attendees will find out when the Classical Mystery Tour performs live with Sinfonia Gulf Coast at the Village Church in Destin on Saturday, November 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The four musicians in the...
By Scott Gilmore   In this time of “tech overload”, it is essential to embrace the idea of building something from scratch that is uniquely our own. As a small child, in our modified garage, I remember watching my father building hydroplane racing boats starting from plans drawn on a drafting...
Feel the suspense as Sinfonia Gulf Coast plays Bernard Hermann’s spine-tingling score to Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Psycho” with the original screenplay projected above the orchestra. This al fresco performance on Saturday, October 23 at the Mattie Kelly Art Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village in Destin will feature reserved table seating as well...
Confirmed for the 13th Annual 2022 30A Songwriters Festival Jan. 14-17 include iconic artists Brothers of A Feather Feat. Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Dawes, Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, Emmylou Harris and Rickie Lee Jones. Dueling rock-star brothers Chris and Rich Robinson formed The Black Crowes in...
By Lisa Cyr, September is here and people are saying goodbye to their summer vacation and returning to a daily schedule. It is the month that we receive a larger number of calls from people seeking music lessons. They are in a discovery mode and are exploring for information to...

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