Welcome to the 3rd annual Symphony on the Sand

Enjoy an elegant evening on picturesque and unspoiled Coquina Beach featuring three hours of fine food and music provided by the island’s own 45-piece orchestra, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra, under the capable baton of Maestro Alfred Gershfeld (a product of the Kishinev and Moscow Conservatories). Noted local soloists, supported by a professional chorus, will provide vocal talent. Local favorites, Al Ruechel – Senior Anchor of Bay News 9 and an on-air Anchor from WSMR 89.1 will co-emcee the evening. A catered presentation of small plates offered by local restaurateurs including Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Beach House Restaurant, Coquina Cafe’, Euphemia Haye and the Waterfront Restaurant will add to our sponsors’ experience. Sponsors will enjoy complimentary wine, select beer, and access to luxury restrooms exclusive for VIP table guests.

Patrons, VIP Corporate and Table Sponsors are seated on the beautiful white sand overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while musicians perform renowned selections of international and American musical compositions under canopy, with the famed Anna Maria Island sunset as a backdrop. Bring the family and introduce the children to Strauss and Mozart. The Orchestra will also perform popular American Classics like Sousa’s El Capitan March, songs from famous Operas, Broadway productions and movies, plus selections from the Beatles, Queen, and Simon & Garfunkel.


If you would prefer seating at an AMICCO table
Please contact Executive Director Jeanie Pickwick at or 941-795-2370