A Preview of our 2016 Spring Soiree Auction Items

LIVE AUCTION led by Marie Keep of Skinner Auctioneers, Inc.

Crying in Austria: Join A Far Cry in Europe this summer as they perform with powerhouse Austrian pianist Markus Schirmer in July! Package includes:

  • Attergau Festival Pass
  • Two tickets to A Far Cry's July 22, 2016 performance at the Attergau Festival
  • July 22 post-concert dinner with Criers
  • Two tickets to Concentus Musicus Wien’s July 23, 2016 performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Styriarte Festival
  • Two tickets to A Far Cry’s July 24, 2016 performance at the Styriarte Festival
  • Hilton points for a one-night stay in Vienna

Crier Quartet: You choose the time (up to two hours) and place (around the Boston area), and A Far Cry will provide a world-class string quartet. This is a wonderful way to promote the Criers. Let your imagination run wild: what would YOU do with your own string quartet?

An Evening of Music and Food: A group of Criers will come to your home (within reasonable driving distance of Boston), cook dinner, and play you some tunes. Invite your friends and enjoy an informal evening of good music and good company. This is a wonderful way for you to introduce your friends to the Criers!

Iron Chef: You think the Criers can make music? Wait until you sample their cooking! Two teams of Criers will prepare dinner for you and your guests, and you decide the winning team.  Composer Osvaldo Golijov will join as a celebrity judge.

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

A Far Cry Season 10 Subscription: Be there for every concert in our special tenth anniversary season.

Gardner Museum Rehearsal + Lunch with Criers: Go behind the scenes and attend an A Far Cry rehearsal at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and then join Criers for lunch at Café G.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Tickets: Two complimentary tickets to a BSO performance during their 2016-17 season.

Boston Pops Tickets: Two complimentary tickets to a Pops performance during their 2016-17 season.

Boston Chamber Music Society Tickets: Two complimentary tickets to a BCMS performance during their 2016-17 season.

Boston Lyric Opera Tickets: Two complimentary tickets to a BLO performance during their 2016-17 season.

Autographed Saul Steinberg Cartoon: A framed and autographed Saul Steinberg cartoon print depicting violinist Alexander Schneider.

"Clearing" by Edie Read: A framed pastel and charcoal painting.

Porcelain Plate by Michael Scanlon: A beautiful blue and white plate depicting a dragon.

Porcelain Peach from Katherine Houston Porcelain: A gorgeous depiction of the fruit that looks good enough to eat!

Bow Re-hairing: Help the Criers get their bows re-haired! Each re-hairing costs approximately $75. This item is a multiple-person bidding item; each person can fund as many re-hairings as they wish.

Concert Co-Sponsorship: Available this year at three different levels:

$5,000; Benefits include: Program book recognition for one concert; attendance at an open rehearsal; Season 10 Subscription; pre- or post-concert dinner with a Crier

$3,000; Benefits include: Program book recognition for one concert; attendance at an open rehearsal; Season 10 Subscription

$1,500; Benefits include: Program book recognition for one concert; attendance at an open rehearsal