Sinfonia 007 Gala event celebrates 50 years of James Bond

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 04:33 PM.

Sinfonia’s seventh season of innovative musical programming as the region’s only fully-professional symphony orchestra continues at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. with “Bond & Beyond: Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond.”

The orchestra, with guest conductor Michael Krajewski, will bring the incredible film scores of the world's favorite spy to life, performing the riveting theme music that made the Bond films famous. The performance is a live retrospective of classic 007 thrillers including “You Only Live Twice,” “Casino Royale,” and “Quantum of Solace,” “Sky Fall,” as well as music from “The Pink Panther,” “Austin Powers,” and “Dick Tracy.”

Singer and actress Debbie Gravitte, winner of the prestigious Tony Award for her role as the featured actress in Jerome Robbins’ “Broadway,” joins the orchestra to perform favorites such as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Secret Agent Man," "Goldfinger," plus more.

Patrons have two seating options for the performance: single, preferred seating at $45 per ticket or gala table seating that includes light hors d’oeuvres for $125. Cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased and printed online or by calling the box office.

Debbie Gravitte at a glance

Debbie Gravitte has had a varied career that has taken her from Broadway to Symphony Hall stages and all points in between. She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Jerome Robbin's “Broadway,” along with a Drama Desk Award Nomination and New York Showstopper Award for the same role. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of “They’re Playing Our Song,” she went on to appear in “Perfectly Frank” (Drama Desk Award Nomination), “Blues In The Night,” “Ain't Broadway Grand,” “Zorba,” “Chicago,” and “Les Miserables.” Debbie has appeared in the Encore's series productions of “The Boys From Syracuse,” “Tenderloin,” and “Carnival” at New York 's City Center .

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