Packages 1-10 are Live Auction Items
Packages 100-111 are Sparkle Highlight Items
Packages 201-606 are Silent Auction Items
On Friday, February 10, 2017, celebrate the opening of ABS’s 28th season with sparkling wine, fabulous food, and fellow Bach lovers! Eight lucky winners will enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner at the home of Jan Goldberg and Ken Hoffman, prepared by Delicious! Catering. Not only is Jan the founder of Delicious! but she is also a long-time ABS supporter and former Board member. Enjoy conversations ranging from Bach to baseball, learn about Jan and her husband Ken’s eclectic collection of art, and enjoy the views of the Marin hills, all before heading to this season’s opening performance at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Belvedere. Reserved parking at St. Stephen’s will be available for you at the concert. A perfect evening for the Bach lover in you!
Donated by Delicious! Catering and Jan Goldberg & Ken Hoffman
Sold to 8 individuals for $175 each
Enjoy a week-long stay in a one-bedroom lakeside cabin at Tahoe Sands Resort from February 25, 2017, to March 4 , 2017. Nestled on Tahoe's north shore, this classic Tahoe vacation experience offers the best sand on the lake and one of the longest shorelines, an unhindered view of the lake, and, when the snow falls, an idyllic private snow-play area. Enjoy the natural peace of the majestic landscape from comfortable accommodations featuring a private bedroom with a queen-size bed and a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room, providing accommodations for four. Resort amenities include hot tub, sauna, basketball court, and gas grill.
Donated by Kwei & Michele Ü
Opening bid: $500
February 25, 2017 to March 4, 2017. No pets.
We all know what Jeffrey Thomas can do in a concert hall, but did you know that he's equally skilled in the kitchen? This is your chance to have ABS Artistic Director cook an exquisite dinner for you and three guests! What's more is that the dinner will be held in the mesmerizing Sea Cliff home of Elizabeth Wilson. Join Jeffrey and Elizabeth for an evening of delicious food, paired wines, and endlessly fascinating conversation.
Donated by Jeffrey Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson
Opening bid: $300
Mutually agreeable date.
You and a guest can enjoy 6 days and 5 nights in spectacular Bordeaux! Package includes five nights in a luxury hotel in the town of Bordeaux, an exclusive wine tasting at either Margaux, St. Emilion, or Pauillac (as schedules allow), and a $1,000 flight voucher. Hotel must be booked by December 31, 2016, with travel commencing no later than September 23, 2017.
Donated by Don Scott Carpenter, Hugh Davies & Kaneez Munjee, and American Bach Soloists
You and one guest will join Shakespeare enthusiasts for your choice of two performances at the 2017 Oregon Shakespeare Festival! Spend two nights in Ashland, Oregon, and select from an astonishing lineup of classic and contemporary plays, including Shakespeare in Love, Julius Caesar, and The Odyssey.
Donated by Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Bach Soloists
Opening bid: $750
Included in this package are two tickets to two plays (subject to availability) and a $500 travel voucher.
Here is a rare chance to get an insider’s tour of San Francisco from one of the City’s most charming and engaging insiders, our auctioneer, Liam Mayclem. This four-hour curated tour begins with a champagne and oyster lunch at Hog Island Oysters, followed by dessert at Cowgirl Creamery, a tour of CUESA Market, a tasting at Dandelion Chocolates, and cocktails at Slanted Door. You’ll also have a live food demo at the CUESA classroom with premiere seats and a meet’n’greet with the chef. Two rooms at the Clift Hotel for one night will serve as your accommodations, and SUV transportation from the hotel to the tour will be provided. By day, Liam is the “Foodie Chap” for KCBS, constantly on the move to discover and report on the newest, most innovative and mouth-watering restaurants and culinary trends. He is also a host on “World Access,” currently airing on the Travel Channel around the world.
Donated by Liam Mayclem
Must be redeemed by September 24, 2017. Saturdays from 11am - 3pm only as it is market day. 30-day notice required.
Join ABS favorite Mary Wilson in this delightful Sunday afternoon soiree in the Tiburon home of Jan Goldberg & Ken Hoffman. Enjoy plenty of food and beverage while experiencing this rare treat featuring songs for soprano and theorbo. July 9, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Donated by Mary Wilson, Jan Goldberg & Ken Hoffman, and American Bach Soloists
20 seats sold at $175 each
Enjoy a two-night stay in Catalina at a 3-star, beachfront hotel, plus dinner for two at the renowned Steve's Steakhouse.
Donated by American Bach Soloists
Revel in a feast for all the senses in a beautiful Mission Revival home, nestled atop a hill with a spectacular bay view, in San Francisco’s St. Francis Wood neighborhood with our annual "Into the Woods" event. You will hear a performance by ABS musicians, taste wines from Tom Driscoll’s famous private cellar, and experience incredible food by Delicious! Catering. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
The AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS (“ABS”) were founded in 1989 with the mission of introducing contemporary audiences to the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach through historically informed performances. Under the leadership of co-founder and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas, the ensemble has achieved its vision of assembling the world’s finest vocalists and period-instrument performers to bring this brilliant music to life.
For more than two decades, Jeffrey Thomas has brought thoughtful, meaningful, and informed perspectives to his performances as Artistic and Music Director of the American Bach Soloists. Recognized worldwide as one of the foremost interpreters of the music of Bach and the Baroque, he continues to inspire audiences and performers alike through his keen insights into the passions behind musical expression. Fanfare Magazine proclaimed that “Thomas’ direction seems just right, capturing the humanity of the music … there is no higher praise for Bach performance.”
Critical acclaim has been extensive: The Washington Post named ABS “the best American specialists in early music … a flawless ensemble … a level of musical finesse one rarely encounters.” San Francisco Classical Voice declared “there is nothing routine or settled about their work. Jeffrey Thomas is still pushing the musical Baroque envelope.” And the San Francisco Chronicle has extolled the ensemble’s “divinely inspired singing.”