Be one of only twenty (20) individuals to join Jeffrey during Fleet Week, Sunday, October 13, 2019, aboard the “Cabernet Sauvignon”, as you spend the day eating hors d’oeuvres and a full meal, drinking wine from host winery Rosenblum Cellars, all while watching the annual air show from out of one of their fleet of yachts.
Enjoy four days/three nights in your choice of either Barcelona, Madrid, or another major Spanish city. Twin or double room and breakfast included at a 4-star hotel (subject to availability). Package includes a $1,000 voucher for air travel. Length of stay may be extended at the package recipient’s expense.
Reservations must be made by March 31, 2020.
Enjoy four days/three nights in Santa Fe at the elegant Inn at Loretto. This package for two (2) includes massages and a private hot tub at Ten Thousand Waves, entrance to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and a $200 gift certificate to Geronimo (one of the top 100 restaurants in America and a favorite of both Steven Lehning and Don Scott Carpenter).
Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet—possessing ”a voice of perfect beauty and a radiant stage presence” (L’Opéra, Revue Québécoise d’Art Lyrique)—enthralled ABS audiences in Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion last season. Together with the superb accompanist Steven Bailey, she will present a recital of music that she loves including works in English, French, and German by Edvard Grieg, André Previn, and others.
Revel in a feast for all the senses in a beautiful Mission Revival home nestled atop a hill in San Francisco’sSt. Francis Wood neighborhood with a spectacular view of the city. Enjoy a private tasting tour of Tom Driscoll’s famous wine cellar and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres from Delicious! Catering following a splendid musicale offered by ABS Academy alumni featuring flutist Bethanne Walker and harpsichordist Gabriel Benton. Music from France will surely inspire our distinguished connoisseur sommelier!
A favorite of ABS audiences for his performances of Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral and Bach’s Passions, Jesse Blumberg’s “focused baritone is perfect for German lieder, with its finely honed, luminous timbres” (Washington Post). Acclaimed for his “golden tone” by The New York Times, he will present Robert Schumann’s Liederkreiscycle on nine poems by Heinrich Heine along with a selection of songs by one of the first American composers of international renown, Charles Ives.
ABS principal violinist Tekla Cunningham, whose playing has been described as “ravishingly beautiful” and “stellar,” will be joined by ABS harpsichordist Corey Jamason in a program of works composed by renowned Dresden composers Pisendel and Veracini—who were famously competitive. The city was also the stage of another notorious duel between harpsichordists Bach and Marchand, who fled the scene rather than face Bach’s keyboard genius. Works by both will be performed.
The phenomenal violinist and Jeffrey Thomas Award recipient, Tatiana Chulochnikova, will provide the afternoon’s harmonious entertainment of virtuoso works for solo violin. Then she’ll be joined by a trio of ABS violinists for a rousing finale! Enjoy a delightful Sunday afternoon soirée in the backyard garden of Jan Goldberg & Ken Hoffman’s Tiburon home. Savor generous bites and beverages while experiencing this rare outdoor treat, shaded by lush garden trees.
Spend the year with ABS! This package includes two tickets to each of ABS’s current season concerts: Orphean Enchantments (January 2020), Faire is the Heaven (March 2020), and Sweet Harmony (May 2020), in the city of your choice (Belvedere, San Francisco, Berkeley, or Davis); plus two tickets to any performance of Handel’s Messiahin Grace Cathedral in December 2019.
Four tickets to "A Baroque New Year's Eve at the Opera" featuring Hadleigh Adams, Sara Coit, American Bach Soloists, and Jeffrey Thomas on December 31, 2019, 4 p.m. at Herbst Theatre. Also included in this package is a magnum of sparkling wine and New Year's Eve swag to celebrate in style.