There are few musical families as well-known as the von Trapps.
The family who escaped Austria, moved to America and toured the world singing for two decades has inspired generations since The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews was released in 1965.
The family continues to spread music through the hills – and along the Gulf Coast – as the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp take up the family tradition.
Sofi (25), Melanie (23), Amanda (22), and August (19), the new generation of von Trapps, made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 with Pink Martini and the New York Pops Orchestra. They have also appeared with dozens of major symphony orchestras and performed in five continents over the past 12 years.
Ambassadors of music, heritage, and hope!
The siblings began singing Austrian and American folk songs their grandfather, Werner von Trapp (Kurt in The Sound of Music) taught them. They made a recording of the songs to cheer their grandfather, “Opa,” up after he suffered a stroke, never expecting to start a new musical legacy.
Since then, the four have recorded six albums, a concert DVD and relocated to Portland, OR where they completed a new album with Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini, “Dream a Little Dream,” released earlier this year.
If everyone behaves during the performance, we hear that Santa may make a special guest appearance!
The Sinfonia Gulf Coast program will be held on Friday, December 12th at 7:30 pm at the Destiny Worship Center located at 495 Grand Blvd. Ste. 206 in Miramar Beach. Get tickets online or ask one of our helpful Sea Oats staff members for more information on holiday events in the Destin area!