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Bravissimo Live Auction

Purchase Tickets!

Please see below for a list of the unique luxury lots featured in our live Napa Valley auction on August 10 at Charles Krug. The auction is part of our Bravissimo! celebration, and all proceeds benefit Music in the Vineyards.

 


LOT 1

UTOPIA: THE SEA RANCH

Sea Ranch | 4 guests | 7 nights

One-week stay in the award winning, ocean front Sea Ranch Lodge home of Greg & Anne Evans, recently featured in the New York Times article “Sea Ranch, California’s Modernist Utopia, Gets an Update.” It’s a five-minute walk to lovely Pebble Beach, and only a little further to the tide pools and seal watching area of the nature reserve. Two couples may share the two-bedroom, two bath home. Enjoy dinner and special wines prepared by Deborah & Raymond Tonella at their spectacular Anchor Bay home. All four guests will receive massages in the home.

 


LOT 2

GET HIGH ON MUSIC AT BRAVO!

Vail, Colorado US
2 guests | 4 nights | June 2020

Enjoy this acclaimed music festival in the beautiful mountains of Vail, Colorado. Bravo! Vail is under the artistic direction of the pianist Anne Marie McDermott, a favorite at MITV.

Included are:
- Tickets to three Chamber Orchestra of Europe concerts with Yuja Wang (June 25, 27, 28, 2020)
- Lodging for four nights at the Sonnenalp Hotel or similar Vail Valley resort
  (Thursday, June 25 – Monday, June 29, 2020)
- Gift certificates for three dinners at renowned Vail Valley restaurants
- Two-hour horseback riding adventure at Bearcat Stables
- Invitations to the Opening Night Pre-Concert Reception, Opening Night Post-Concert Reception,
   and On-Stage Champagne Toast with the orchestra

 

 


LOT 3

IRA YEAGER SITAR "PAGANINI'S MISTAKE"

The first of two lots by acclaimed Northern California contemporary artist Ira Yeager. From Ira’s objet collection, the antique sitar “Paganini’s Mistake” is embellished with an original-historically referenced portrait by the artist.
This is a humorous reference and tribute to the celebrated violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a musical piece representing the whimsical side of Yeager’s mixed media assemblage.

 

   

LOT 4

PARK AVENUE ON YOUR AVENUE

Your Home | 10 guests

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to entertain friends at home with superb cuisine and service, yet not have to lift a finger? Make it Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or a special birthday! Invite up to eight guests to enjoy dinner provided by the culinary artists of Park Avenue Catering, who have provided tonight’s exquisite meal. Music in the Vineyards will help provide live music for the occasion, along with a 1.5-liter bottle of 2013 Peju Province Cabernet Sauvignon

What better way to relax this winter than on a lounge chair on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Nayarit? A waiter comes by to serve you fresh fruit, cool water, drinks and canapés. The next day you play golf. These are two snapshots of your week at Marival Residences Luxury Resort in Nuevo Puerto Vallarta, sixteen miles north of Puerto Vallarta. You will stay in a two-bedroom, oceanside apartment – complete with kitchen, living room, and balcony. The winning bidder may choose from a wide range of dates.

 *All-inclusive fee of $110 per person per day covers all luxuries, food and drinks. (Christmas, New Years and Easter week are not available.)

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LOT 5

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

Alpha Omega | 90 guests | $295 per person
June 20, 2020

Join us again next summer for an upscale, downhome evening of music, dancing and bar-b-que on the chic, cozy terrace at Alpha Omega Winery. The Silverado Pick-ups (or equivalent) country rock band will entertain us with their classic country rock music. Proprietors Michelle and Robin Baggett have donated their winery for this private event, and will provide the Baggett Ranch BBQ Team’s Almost World-Famous Ribs along with grilled sides and seasonal salads.

 

 


LOT 6

NEW ZEALAND IN STYLE

2 Guests |  7 nights

One week at Warren and Maritza Nelson’s house on the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The three-bedroom house has Wi-Fi, a spacious lounge, and deck overlooking the bay. Considered the most beautiful part of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands abounds with outdoor activities: fishing, boating, swimming on pristine beaches, hiking in the ancient Kauri forest, exploring glowworm caves. It is also the center of Polynesian history, with cultural museums and events such as demonstrations of Polynesian song and dance. Included is lunch with Warren and Maritza to plan your trip.

 


LOT 7

IRA YEAGER PAINTING "CORELLI'S VIOLIN"

Large mixed media oils created
for MITV and Bravissimo!

The second of two lots by acclaimed Northern California contemporary artist Ira Yeager, who has achieved a level of esteem as a colorist, realist, impressionist and abstractionist that qualifies him today as one of the most accomplished contemporary artists working in the San Francisco/Northern California area. His work has been acclaimed in numerous museum and public exhibitions and is widely included in leading private collections.

This is a humorous reference and tribute to Baroque violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli and of course “Corelli’s Mandolin”. A perfect creation specifically for Music in the Vineyards 25th Anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 


LOT 8

REJUVENATE AT THE MARIVAL NUEVO VALLARTA

4 guests | 7 nights

What better way to relax this winter than on a lounge chair on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera Nayarit? A waiter comes by to serve you fresh
fruit, cool water, drinks and canapés. The next day you play golf in front of the sea. These are two snapshots of your week at the Marival Residences Luxury Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, sixteen miles north of Puerto Vallarta. You will stay in a two-bedroom, oceanside apartment—complete with kitchen, living room, and balcony. The winning bidder may choose from a wide range of available dates.*


• Seven night stay in a two-bedroom residence with ocean view. Accommodates three to six persons.
• The only luxury all-inclusive resort on the Riviera Nayarit.
• Gourmet cuisine at four international restaurants.
• VIP Beach Club, Playa Perfecta, with bar and refreshment services.
• Unlimited golf at Flamingos Golf Course.
• Activity program and evening shows.

 
   
 
   
 
   

LOT 9

ART DECO TO GRAND OPERA TO SOMA MODERN

 

2 guests | 2 nights

 

--Two nights in The Bellaire Tower, a 1928 art deco building at the top of Russian Hill; enjoy a spacious twelfth floor apartment with Golden Gate View.

--Two Premium seats (orchestra or grand tier) to any Fall ’19 SF Opera of your choice: choose from Romeo & Juliet, Billy Budd, Marriage of Figaro or Manon Lescaut. Be welcomed into the exclusive Jeannik Mequet Littlefield Intermezzo Lounge at intermission for sparkling wine and hors d’ouevres.

--Enjoy contemporary, seasonal American fare and renowned wines at Chef Mark Dommen’s One Market Restaurant.

--Let fashion designer Babette Pinsky, of BP Jewelry, make you a one-of-kind necklace. She loves to recycle your orphaned earrings and other treasures you don’t wear, turning them into something new and wonderful.

--Enjoy drinks at the contemporary loft Babette shares with her husband Steve Pinsky, in the remake of the Clock Tower south of Market. Let them show you their fascinating contemporary art collection.    



   

FUND A NEED

The Gail and Harry Adams
Resident Artists Fund
 

Gail and Harry Adams

Each year, Music in the Vineyards attracts world-class artists to the Napa Valley — virtuosi like you’ve heard tonight. Funding for such prestigious musicians is an essential need of our festival, and ticket revenues cover only one third of our costs.

This is precisely why we started the Gail and Harry Adams Resident Artists Fund. The fund is named in honor of our co-founders who dreamt that Music in the Vineyards would become one of the greatest music festivals in the country. Contributions from generous supporters like you allow us to keep our concerts accessible while still attracting top artists from around the world.

The fund also contributes to the Apprentice String Quartet Program; a three-week residency for a pre-professional quartet with an extensive focus on community outreach. Your support of this program will allow for more free performances at local Boys and Girls Clubs, retirement homes and assisted-living facilities, the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, and other non-traditional venues.

Chamber music for everyone — that’s our dream! Help us make it a reality tonight by giving generously to the Fund-A-Need.