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Table of Contents PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA & CHORALE 2018 WINTER GALA & AUCTION
Welcome.................................................................2 Order of the Evening.........................................3 The Players and Their Instruments..............4 Gala Honoree: Countertenor David Daniels....................5 PBO’s Music Director & Chorale Director...........................................6 About the Orchestra & Chorale...................7 Auction Rules........................................................8 Fund-A-Need........................................................9 Raffle.......................................................................10 Live Auction.......................................................... 11 Silent Auction...................................................... 13 With Gratitude.................................................. 32
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Welcome from the Gala Chair Dear Friends, On behalf of the Gala Committee, I want to welcome you to Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale’s 2018 Winter Gala. I am deeply grateful for your participation this evening as we honor countertenor David Daniels for his extraordinary achievements as an artist and teacher. I hope you enjoy the festivities tonight, including the music you will hear from Mr. Daniels and members of the Orchestra and Chorale. PBO is a special organization known for its exceptional programming and guest artists, reaching audiences throughout the Bay Area and across the country. The Gala is our most important benefit event of the year, raising essential funds for the Orchestra’s artistic and education programs. We are deeply proud of our partnership with The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and our many education programs here in the Bay Area for youth and adults. I wish you happy bidding and a wonderful evening of fun. Thank you for joining us in honoring David Daniels. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming concerts and events. With gratitude, Melanie P. Peña Gala Chair PBO oboist Gonzalo Ruiz with Juilliard musicians.
Philharmonia’s Education Committee is proud to support the organization’s many education and outreach programs. 2
Order of the Evening The Veranda Foyer 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception*
The Veranda Ballroom 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Concert and Award Presentation to Gala Honoree Countertenor David Daniels Seated Dinner & Performance Dinner wines graciously provided by WineWise Master of Ceremonies Rik Malone, Music Director and On-Air Host, Classical KDFC 90.3
The Veranda Foyer 10:00 p.m. – midnight
Strolling Dessert & Scotch Tasting Whiskeys graciously provided by Steve John, Jason Snyder, and Steve Beal (www.srwhiskymaster.com)
Super Silent Auction Continues until 11:00 p.m. Check-Out Continuous beginning at 10:00 pm
*If you must check out early, the items you successfully bid on may be picked up on Tuesday, February 27 at Philharmonia’s office (414 Mason Street, Suite 606, San Francisco) or by appointment. Philharmonia will only mail gift certificates and lightweight items. Contact the office at (415) 252-1288 to schedule a pick-up time. 3
The Players and Their Instruments The Players and Their Instruments Philharmonia’s musicians perform on historically accurate instruments. Below each player’s name is information about his or her instrument’s maker and origin. VIOLIN Lisa Weiss, concertmaster Anonymous, London, England; after Testore Lisa Grodin † Paulo Antonio Testore, Contrada, Larga di Milano, Italy, 1736 Anthony Martin Thomas Oliver Croen, Walnut Creek, California, 2005; after F. Gobetti, Venice, Italy, 1717 Titia Martin Domenico Angelini, 1637 Linda Quan Jacob Stainer, Absam, Tyrol, 1655 Anna Washburn Anonymous, Tyrol, Italy, c. 1760 * Principal † Principal 2nd Violin
VIOLA Maria Ionia Caswell * Anonymous, Mittenwald, c. 1800 Ellie Nishi Anonymous, Germany, 18th Century VIOLONCELLO Robert Howard bc Anonymous, Venice, 1750 DOUBLE BASS Michael Minor bc Anonymous, Brescia, 17th Century THEORBO David Tayler bc Andreas von Holst, Munich, Germany, 2004; after Magno Tieffenbrucker, Venice, Italy, 1610 HARPSICHORD Hanneke van Proosdij bc John Phillips, Berkeley, 1996; after Giusti, Italy, 17th century Generously lent by Nicholas McGegan
PHILHARMONIA CHORALE Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Community Fund for Choral Music SOPRANO Helene Zindarsian Angelique Zuluaga
TENOR Jimmy Kansau Jonathan Smucker
ALTO Natasha Hoehn Laurel Cameron Porter
BASS Paul Boyce Tom Hart
Gala Honoree Countertenor David Daniels David Daniels is known for his superlative artistry, magnetic stage presence and a voice of singular warmth and surpassing beauty, which have helped him redefine his voice category for the modern public. Having made his professional debut with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, the American countertenor has appeared with the world’s major opera companies and on its main concert and recital stages. He made history as the first countertenor to give a solo recital in the main auditorium of Carnegie Hall. The Chicago Tribune has called Daniels “today’s gold standard among countertenors.” Gramophone magazine acknowledged his contribution to recorded excellence as well as his expansion of the repertoire for his voice type by naming him one of the “Top Ten Trailblazers” in classical music today. Highly sought after for the works of Handel, Monteverdi, Gluck, Mozart and Britten, David Daniels has been featured on the great operatic stages of the world to overwhelming critical acclaim. Highlights of recent seasons include multiple appearances at the Metropolitan Opera as the title role of Giulio Cesare in David McVicar’s inventive production, Prospero in the Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, and in the title role of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in a new production marking Mark Morris’ debut at the Met as a stage director and conducted by music director James Levine. Appearances at the Lyric Opera of Chicago include the title role in Handel’s Rinaldo, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lichas in Peter Sellar’s new production of Handel’s Hercules. Additional appearances include Arsamenes in Handel’s Xerxes and Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda with the San Francisco Opera. At Santa Fe Opera his role debut as Roberto in Vivaldi’s Griselda, the work’s first major U.S. production by Peter Sellars, drew rave reviews as did the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar, based on the life of Oscar Wilde of which the New York Times lauded “Mr. Daniels was superb, not only singing but also acting the role with a savvy Wildean mix of arrogance and vulnerability. His sustained tone was beautiful, and his occasional purposeful flirtations with a baritonal register were amusing.” An accomplished recording artist with several critically-acclaimed and best-selling solo albums to his credit, David Daniels’s latest release was a collection of Bach’s Sacred Arias and Cantatas conducted by Harry Bicket with The English Concert. He has also released a recording of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as well as solo works by the composer in a disc with soprano Dorothea Röschmann and conductor Fabio Biondi. Showing his diverse musical personality, another release featured Berlioz’s song cycle Les Nuits d’été, and also included songs by Ravel and Fauré conducted by John Nelson. The New York Times wrote, “The term ‘countertenor star’ used to be an oxymoron, but David Daniels, for one, has made it a reality. There’s no faulting his artistry. He has an unusually round, warm sound. He certainly knows his instrument.” 5
PBO’s Music Director & Chorale Director Nicholas McGegan Waverley Fund Music Director As he embarks on his fifth decade on the podium, Nicholas McGegan — long hailed as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (The Independent) and “an expert in 18th-century style” (The New Yorker) — is recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods. The 2017/18 season marked his 32nd year as music director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, and he is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony. His 2017/18 appearances include his return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; and the Pasadena, Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras. A residency at The Juilliard School in the fall led to performances in New York and a side-by-side with PBO and Juilliard415 on the West Coast. Highlights of PBO’s season under McGegan include a tour to the University of Chicago presenting works by Salomone Rossi, as well as a showcase of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Mass in C Major. McGegan’s prolific discography features eight releases on Philharmonia Baroque’s label, Philharmonia Baroque Productions, including the 2011 GRAMMY® Awardnominated recording of Haydn Symphonies nos. 88, 101, and 104. Born in England, Nicholas McGegan was educated at Cambridge and Oxford. He was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen “for services to music overseas.” Bruce Lamott Chorale Director Bruce Lamott has been Director of the Philharmonia Chorale since 1997 and also serves as Philharmonia’s Scholar-in-Residence. He first performed with the Orchestra in 1989 as continuo harpsichordist for Handel’s Giustino. In his 30-year tenure with the Carmel Bach Festival, he served as a harpsichordist, lecturer, choral director, and conductor of the Mission Candlelight Concerts. Lamott received an M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford. His teaching career began at UC Davis, where he directed the Early Music Ensemble. He directed the choir and orchestra and taught western civilization at San Francisco University high School for 36 years. As a professor of music history at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 2001, Dr. Lamott specializes in the vocal and instrumental repertoire of the 18th century. He teaches continuo-playing for the coach-accompanists in the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program and lectures for the Opera and Opera Guild’s education programs. 6
About Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Under the musical direction of Nicholas McGegan, O.B.E., for 33 years, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) is recognized as America’s leading historically-informed ensemble. Using authentic instruments and stylistic conventions of the Baroque, Classical, and early-Romantic periods, PBO engages audiences through performance, tours, recordings, new works, and education of the highest caliber. Founded 38 years ago, the ensemble is the largest of its kind in the United States. PBO’s musicians are leaders in period performance and serve on the faculties of The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Harvard, and Stanford, among others. The Orchestra welcomes eminent guest artists including mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Anne-Sofie von Otter, countertenor David Daniels, fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, violoncellist Steven Isserlis, and maestro Richard Egarr. The Orchestra enjoys numerous collaborations, including a regular partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Cal Performances. PBO gave the U.S. premieres of Morris’ highly-acclaimed productions of Rameau’s balletopera Platée and Handel’s Acis and Galatea and L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato. In 2017, PBO produced its first fully-staged opera, Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire, in collaboration with Cal Performances, Centre de musique de Versailles, and New York Baroque Dance Company, and co-produced a critically-acclaimed modern dramatization of Handel’s Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo with National Sawdust in New York. The Chorale has been critically acclaimed for its brilliant sound, robust energy, and sensitive delivery of the text since its founding in 1995. Under the direction of Chorale Director and PBO Scholar-in-Residence Bruce Lamott since 1997, the Chorale was formed to provide a vocal complement whose fluency in the stylistic language of the Baroque period matched that of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Members of the Chorale are professional singers with distinguished solo and ensemble careers. They appear in roles with regional opera companies and have been members and founders of some of the country’s premiere vocal ensembles. As a leading steward of historical legacy, PBO also invests in the future by commissioning new works by prominent composers such as Jake Heggie and Caroline Shaw, to illuminate the influence of 17th- and 18th-century music on contemporary creation.
Auction Rules General Rules
• For your convenience, register your credit card at check-in to expedite check-out. • All bidders must have a bid number. Bid numbers may be found on the auction paddle attendees received at check-in.
• A bid sheet is displayed with each item. To enter your bid, write your name, bid number and the amount of your bid on the sheet. • Full restrictions are listed on each bid sheet. • Each new bid must be written on the next available line on the bid sheet. Amounts must be in increments as indicated on the bid sheet; bids of multiple increments are acceptable. Once a bid is entered, it may not be removed. A written bid constitutes a binding commitment by the bidder to pay. • The highest valid bid at closing time constitutes the winning bid. The Silent Auction will close at approximately 7:30 p.m. Bidding on SuperSilent items will end at approximately 11:00 p.m.
• The Fund-A-Need will be held during dinner. To enter a bid, your bid number must be raised facing the auctioneer. • A bid will be registered only when formally recognized and called by the auctioneer. An acknowledged bid constitutes a binding commitment by the bidder to pay the amount bid.
Payment & Receipt of Items
• All items purchased on the night of the Auction must be paid for that evening. Payments may be made by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, or check at the check-out table. The check-out table will be open during the afterparty, from 10:00-11:30 p.m. • All checks should be made payable to Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. • Successful bidders must take possession of their purchases the night of the Auction, unless otherwise stipulated.
• Unless specifically noted, dates for services, private luncheons or dinners, etc., are to be arranged at mutual convenience between donor and purchaser. Time periods designated for certificates, services or events are not subject to change. Unless otherwise specified, all services and events must be used within twelve months from the date of the auction. • All certificates exclude taxes, gratuity and alcoholic beverages, unless otherwise indicated. Advance reservations for dinner, hotel stays, and other events are required and are subject to availability. • Each item is auctioned as-is without warranty. Values assigned to some auction items are estimates only, and are not warranted by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale for tax purposes or for general value. • All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. 8
Fund - A - Need To benefit artistic innovation and education Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale is dedicated to bringing a range of music into concert halls throughout the world. From Handel and Bach to new works by young, award-winning composers, the Orchestra is deeply committed to reaching new audiences through its alternative concerts, extensive touring, and recordings. PBO is committed to training the next generation of musicians and to bringing innovative education and outreach programs to youth and adults throughout the country. In Fall 2017, PBO established a permanent partnership with The Juilliard School – a pre-professional training program for graduate students in Juilliard’s historically-informed performance degree program. Please help support the programs that make Philharmonia a vital part of both the local cultural landscape and points beyond. $10,000*
Allows for the creation of one new commission or supports a PBO SESSIONS alternative concert performance in 2017/18
Provides travel and lodging for five (5) Juilliard graduate students to train with PBO musicians
Supports one masterclass with an extraordinary guest artist
Provides two musicians in a classroom for one week
Provides an ensemble coaching session at a local school
* All donors of $5,000+ will be recognized as Lead Investors in the PBO/ Juilliard collaboration in concert program books throughout the 2018/19 season and in all materials associated with the program. All donations to PBO’s artistic, education and outreach programs are fully taxdeductible. Donors to Fund-A-Need will also enjoy the benefits of membership in the Friends of Philharmonia throughout the following year.
PBO Board of Directors Curated Wine Collection Donors: PBO Board of Directors PBOâ€™s Board of Directors presents a collection of over 20 exceptional and high-profile wines. Each one hand-selected for its unique characteristics, this is your chance to build a wonderful cellar. Raffle tickets: $75
Not all restrictions are delineated in the following package descriptions. For full restrictions, please make sure to review the Item Description Sheets on the auction tables.
Live Auction Items
Under the Tuscan Sun.......For One Week! Donor: Clementina Moya Kun Tuscany beckons for a glorious one-week stay at the Castello di Montalto resort, a 1,000 year-old castle located between the Chianti region and the Crete Senesi, perfectly situated to visit the best of Tuscany and Umbria. Guests enjoy a swimming pool, bocce ball court, rustic tennis court, and trails in the woods. A part-time concierge will help plan excursions or recommend the best local restaurants. The area surrounding the castle is rich in history, art, and incredible food and wine and surrounded by a 650-acre working farm that produces olive oil, honey, eggs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and awardwinning wines. The resort organizes wine/cheese-tasting excursions and offers cooking classes with dinner, painting classes, and chamber music and choral workshops. Montalto is owned by Diana Coda-Nunziante and her four children. Born and raised in the U.S before marrying the late marquis Giovanni Coda-Nunziante, she lives in the central wing of the castle and often welcomes guests in the Hall of Arms for tea. Includes: One-week stay (7 nights) in a one-bedroom cottage at Castello di Montalto and one (1) bottle of 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino Arnaldo-Caprai. Restrictions: Cottage has been reserved for the winning bidder September 20-28, 2018 but can be changed for any one-week stay, in any cottage, except July and August. Expires May 30, 2019. **If winner chooses the pre-reserved September dates, an 8th night will be added gratis.
Live Auction Items 3.
At Home in Paris...The Ultimate Luxury Stay in the 7th Arrondissement Donors: David Low & Dominique Lahaussois Indulge in all that Paris has to offer when you stay for one week (7 nights) in a spectacular apartment in Paris’ coveted 7th arrondissement. This luxury 2nd floor, 2-bedroom “Eiffel Champs de Mars” apartment boasts a main room with traditional and historic parquet wood flooring and elegantly molded ceilings. Bedrooms are beautifully furnished and spacious. The gourmet kitchen is adjacent to a grand dining room that provides the ultimate French dining experience, and a garage spot is available. This is Paris at its best!
The Ultimate Warriors Courtside VIP Experience on April 7th! Donor: Marvin Dennis Two (2) Courtside tickets await you for the Warriors/Pelicans game on Saturday, April 7th! These are Courtside Seats with exclusive club-only benefits. You will sit in the third row on the Warriors side (Section 28, Row A3, Seats 3-4) and enjoy full access to the private BMW Club. Courtside Club ticketholders enjoy deluxe waitservice in the comfort of their seats and all food and beverages will be delivered to you. Or enjoy a sitdown dining experience, full-service bar and plenty of screens at the BMW Club, which is open 90 minutes before tipoff and until 60 minutes after the game ends. Valet parking included! Includes: Two (2) Courtside tickets to the Warriors/Pelicans game on April 7th; full access to the BMW Lounge at Oracle Arena; valet parking pass.
Silent Auction Items
An Insider’s Chez Panisse: Dinner & Wine for Eight with Fritz Streiff Eight (8) guests will be welcomed by Fritz Streiff, Alice Waters’ longtime co-author, for an exceptional dinner in the beautiful upstairs Café at Chez Panisse. Wines will be paired with this lovely meal and Fritz will act as host, guide, and anecdotalist. Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date. Expires 2/23/2019.
102. Lunch & Conversation for Eight with Mollie Katzen, Iconic Cookbook Author of the “Moosewood Collective” With over 6 million books in print, Mollie is considered by the New York Times to be one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time. A James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee— and largely credited with moving plant-based cuisine from the fringe to the center of the American dinner plate—Mollie has changed the way we eat. She is best known for her vegetarian cookbook, the Moosewood Cookbook, inspired by the Moosewood Restaurant she helped create. Molly will create a wonderful lunch for eight (8) at the winning bidder’s home and share stories about her life as a chef, cookbook author, and artist. She wants you to bring your old cookbooks so she can autograph them! Includes: Lunch for eight (8) with wine at the location determined by the winning bidder and one of Mollie’s cookbooks. Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date. Must take place in the Bay Area.
Silent Auction Items 103. PBO-To-Go: Private Concert in Your Home with PBO Cellist Phoebe Carrai and Oboist Gonzalo Ruiz Join longtime Philharmonia orchestra musicians, cellist Phoebe Carrai and oboist Gonzalo Ruiz, for an evening of gorgeous music in your home. Phoebe and Gonzalo will tell you about their careers as HIP (historically-informed performance) artists as well as their work at Juilliard and Harvard where they teach the next generation of classical musicians. Restrictions: Can be scheduled in the Bay Area or on the East Coast depending upon winning bidder. Mutually agreeable date required.
104. The Ultimate Jewish Dinner with KQED’s Michael Krasny & Courtney Beck PBO Executive Director Courtney Beck will be your host for a Jewish feast for fifteen (15). Authentic multi-course dinner will be prepared by Courtney and delivered straight to your home. While you eat, Michael Krasny, host of the award-winning KQED Forum, will share his book on Jewish humor, Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means. Oy! What could be better? Includes: Nachas-inducing delights such as brisket, kugel, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, etc. Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date. Meal best enjoyed during cold weather. Not available June through September.
105. Private Concert and Dinner at the Home of Ann & Gordon Getty Join Philharmonia on April 30th for a private concert and sit-down dinner at the exquisite home of Ann and Gordon Getty in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. The evening promises cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the parlor, a private concert in the “concert room,” and sit-down dinner in the beautiful atrium. This elegant event includes valet parking. Cocktail attire suggested. This event is open to only 80 guests. Artistic program to be announced. Tickets are $350 each.
Silent Auction Items 106. Private Concert at the Home of Gala Chair Melanie Peña & Mark Perry with Tenor Jimmy Kansau, Delicious Bites and Serious Scotch Tasting Up to twenty (20) guests are invited to the gorgeous Mill Valley home of Gala Chair Melanie Peña and board member Mark Perry for an evening of exquisite music with tenor Jimmy Kansau, hors d’oeuvres by Grace Street Catering and a curated scotch and spirits tasting with the scotch guys, Steve and Jason! Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date. Expires February 23, 2019.
San Francisco “Staycation” at the Four Seasons Hotel Make the Four Seasons your home base for a decadent onenight stay at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel and enjoy afternoon tea for two at The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus. Includes: One (1) night stay in deluxe accommodations. Blackout dates may apply. Valid through February 23, 2019; Afternoon tea for two at The Rotunda; two guest passes at SFMOMA.
108. Teton Valley, Idaho - Adventure in Private Home Take in the great outdoors on the Teton River with a one-week (7-night) stay in a beautiful art-filled home that sleeps five (5), features two king-bed suites and one daybed, gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces, and a telescope for incandescent star-gazing. Located near the town of Driggs, Idaho, the house boasts magnificent views, and hiking and biking trails in the Big Hole Mountains, the western Teton range, and Targhee. Within driving distance to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone, the Teton Valley is perfect for outdoor adventures including world-class fly fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. Opt to go during the great annual Grand Teton Music Festival or the Teton Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. The house is part of the Teton Valley Lodge, where guests can purchase fishing licenses and buy/rent gear. Includes: One week stay; practice pond access; two half-day or one full-day guided fly fishing float or private introductory fly fishing lessons. Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date.
Silent Auction Items 109. Four to the Ballgame: San Francisco Giants at the Field Club Level Four (4) Giants fans will root for the home team at AT&T Park in amazing seats at the Field Club Level. Seats will be located behind either Homeplate or the Dugout. This is where the action happens! Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date. Not all games are available. Valid only during the 2018 regular season.
Two to the San Franisco Giants in Super Deluxe Club Level Style Two (2) incredible seats for the Giants/Dodgers game on Saturday, April 7th in the Alaska Airlines Club Level Section 224. Fans will enjoy in-seat food and beverages wait service, and will have access to the exclusive club level concourse, available only to Club ticket holders. On the club concourse youâ€™ll find upscale food and beverage options and access to the Alaska Airlines Flight Deck, located down the left field line near sections 228-230 and featuring views of the San Francisco skyline, an open-air patio with fire pits, and space heaters. Restrictions: Tickets have not yet been released and will be mailed to winning bidder before the game.
San Francisco Opera Up Close! Grab these two (2) Front Row, Center Box Seats at SF Opera for the 2018/19 production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Paliacci on Sunday, September 16, 2018. This marks the first time SF audiences will see this production. Champagne will await you in your box after you park the car at the Performing Arts Garage provided with this package. Includes: Two (2) center box seats, parking, and champagne.
Silent Auction Items
Wine & Libations
1001. William Gordon Winery & Lunch for Ten
Ten (10) guests are invited to bucolic Cloverdale where you’ll take a tour of the award-winning William Gordon Winery followed by a private wine tasting, both led by acclaimed winemaker Bill Pesonem. Following the tour, Mark Perry and Melanie Peña invite you to their nearby home overlooking the Russian River for a delicious home-cooked lunch. Includes: Tour and lunch for ten (10) guests. Mutually agreeable date. Cannot be scheduled during harvest time. Expires February 23, 2019.
1002. Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Bo Barrett is one of the most important winemakers in the world. Don’t miss out on this truly special six (6) bottle vertical wine lot from this celebrated Napa Valley winery. Six (6) 750ml bottle vertical of Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2010
1003. Wine Tour de France Eight (8) 750ml bottles of high profile French wines. Bordeaux 1995 Chateau La Cardonne, Medoc 1996 Chateau Lanessan, Haut Medoc 2000 Chateau La Louviere, Pessac-Leognan 2003 Chateau Kirwan, Margaux Rhone 1989 Chapoutier Hermitage, Monier de la Sizeranne 2002 Vielles Vignes Cote-Rotie Loire 2005 Bernard Baudry Chinon, La Croix Boissee 2014 Charles Joguet Chinon, Les Varennes du Grand Clos
Silent Auction Items 1004. A European Wine Tour
Take a tour of France and Italy with this quartet of fine wines: One (1) 750 ml bottle of 2004 Château Montrose J.L. Charmolüe One (1) 750 ml bottle of 1990 Chateau Talbot Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Wine One (1) 750 ml bottle of 2004 Roagna Barolo Vigna Rionda One (1) 750 ml bottle of 2004 Carmerano Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo
1005. Saintsbury A wine of power, grace and elegance, this Pinot Noir boasts attractive wild cherry and berry flavors, with complex elements of herbal tea on the silky finish. A very distinct Pinot Noir. One (1) magnum (1.5L) of 2013 Saintsbury Pinot Noir.
1006. Joseph George Fine Wines Joseph George is one of the largest wine distributors in Northern California, with a vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley. Includes: $150 gift certificate to Joseph George Fine Wines
1007. Zaca Mesa ‘Mesa Reserve’ Syrah In 1978, Zaca Mesa became the first winery to plant Syrah in Santa Barbara County, and winemaker Eric Mohseni keeps pushing the quality. The 2012 Mesa Reserve is medium to full-bodied, balanced and nicely concentrated, with lots of cool-climate white pepper, crushed herbs, cedar and sweet blackberry fruit. One (1) Jeroboam (4.5L) of 2012 Zaca Mesa Syrah from the Santa Ynez Valley.
1008. Spirits of the Bay Area: Tastings & Distillery Tours Don’t miss these exclusive tours and tastings at two Bay Area distilleries and at the annual SF Craft Spirits Festival. St. George in Alameda offers single malt whiskey, agricole rum, absinthe and several gins, vodkas, brandies and liqueurs. 18
Silent Auction Items Anchor Distilling Company distills a range of spirits at the Anchor Brewery & Distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, and also imports a diverse portfolio of premium spirits from around the world. St. George Spirits. 4-person tour/tasting. Wed-Sun. Does not expire. Anchor Distilling Company. 2-person spirit tasting. Expires 12/31/18. San Francisco Craft Spirits Festival. 2018 VIP Festival passes.
1009. Silver Oak Napa Valley Robert Parker has named Silver Oak one of the best producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in California time and again. This wine is a great showpiece for any dinner party. One (1) 750ml bottle each of 2003, 2004, and 2005 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1010. Massican Winery/Larkmead Vineyards One (1) Magnum (1.5L) of Massican White Wine Tasting at Larkmead Vineyards for four (4) and one (1) Magnum (1.5L) of Larkmead Cabernet given during tour. Must be 21+.
1011. Monticello Vineyards Four (4) guests will enjoy a private wine tasting in the bucolic garden at Monticello Vineyards. This winery has been family owned and operated since 1969 and produces some of the finest Burgundian wines in the country. Restrictions: Reservations required at least 2 weeks in advance. Expires March 2019.
1012. Fine European Wines Enjoy this quartet of high-end European wines. One (1) 750 mL bottle of 2010 Domaine Rouge-Bleu Dentelle One (1) 750 mL bottle of 2013 Geil SpĂ¤t Burgunder One (1) 750 mL bottle of 2010 Quinta de la Rosa One (1) 750 mL bottle of Paul Lehrner Claus Zweigelt 19
Silent Auction Items
Fine Dining & Culinary Delights 2001. Toast and Jam: Private Tour of Semifreddi’s Bakery Headquarters (Baguette Included! and Magimix Toaster)
Up to twenty (20) guests will be taken on a private tour of Semifreddi’s Bakery Headquarters with the owner. Each guest will leave with a goody bag! And what better than to toast your bread at home in your own world-class, see-through Magimix Toaster! Includes: Tour of Semifreddi’s for up to 20 guests (gift bags included); Magimix Toaster Restrictions: Tour must be scheduled a week in advance Monday-Friday only. Does not expire.
2002. Romantic Evening for Two at Chez Panisse Enjoy a kitchen table dinner for two (2) with wine pairings at this famous East Bay favorite from Alice Waters’ acclaimed flagship restaurant that incorporates fresh local ingredients into French, Spanish and Basque dishes. Restrictions: Available Monday through Thursday.
2003. Blend and Chop with the Ultimate Food Processor Robot-Coupe, the French company that developed the first food processor, applies the technology of its commercial models to this high-performance processor for home use. This powerful, extra-quiet machine includes a number of commercial-grade components and accessories, including a juice extractor and smoothie attachment. Don’t know what to make? Omnivore Books has you covered with cookbooks to suit every palate and occasion! Includes: Robot-Coupe food processor; $100 gift certificate to Omnivore Books.
Silent Auction Items 2004. Global Knives & Boulevard Fine Dining The ultimate knives for the ultimate home chef. Enjoy this full block set of Global Knives, the sharpest Japanese knives to whip up your best recipes. And when you’re too tired to cook, take yourself to dinner at Boulevard, one of San Francisco’s finest restaurants. Includes: Full block set of six (6) knives; Boulevard Restaurant gift certificate for $200. Does not expire.
2005. Dine About Town in San Francisco Original Joe’s. $100 gift certificate. Yank Sing. $100 gift certificate. Waterbar. $100 gift certificate. Le Central. $100 gift certificate.
Silent Auction Items
3001. Southern California Adventure in La Jolla Venture south to La Jolla, the “Jewel of San Diego”, with a twonight stay in deluxe accommodations at the Empress Hotel. Enjoy a gourmet dinner for two (2) and take in the relaxing scenery of this upscale village by the sea. Empress Hotel. Two night stay in a King Superior room. Expires February 28, 2019. George’s on the Terrace. Dinner for two (2). Excludes gratuity and alcohol.
3002. Palm Springs: An Oasis in the Desert Pure relaxation in the warmth of the desert at this fabulous private home. Enjoy a one week (7-night) stay in this beautiful three (3) bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home. The property boasts salt water swimming pools and hot tubs. Fully furnished and equipped with a one-car garage and street parking for guests, Deepwell Ranch Condominium is in a gated community. Good September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
3003. Three Nights at San Francisco’s Exclusive Jackson Court Mansion in Pacific Heights Enjoy three (3) nights all at once or separately at the exclusive Jackson Court - a magnificent brownstone mansion built in 1900 in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights close to fashionable Union and Fillmore Streets. Each guestroom is individually decorated in a blend of antiques and contemporary furnishings. Choose between a superior king or queen bed. Complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea and cookie service, game salon, and complete concierge services included. End the day with dinner for two at haute gourmet Acquerello. Includes: Three night stay to be used consecutively or separately over a weekend (Fri-Sat nights) or weekdays; Dinner for two (2) at Acquerello. Restrictions: Reservations to be made in advance. Expires December 31, 2018. Acquerello closed Sun-Mon. 22
Silent Auction Items 3004. One Week in Kauai Enjoy one week on the island of Kauai in a two (2) bedroom, two (2) bathroom Alii Kai II condo with beautiful sunset views. Situated in Princeville on Kauai’s scenic north shore, the condo offers westward views of Bali Hai. Close to beaches, outstanding snorkeling, biking and other activities. Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date. Additional time available upon request.
3005. Stinson Beach Getaway Eight (8) guests will relax for three (3) nights at a lovely vacation home located a short walk away from the ocean at Stinson Beach. This residence offers a cozy fireplace and outdoor BBQ. Stinson Beach is a romantic getaway beside the sea offering a variety of beach-related activities, including kayaking and hiking. Restrictions: Not available in summer. Mutually agreeable date.
4001. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale 2018/19 Season Package Two (2) full subscriptions to Philharmonia’s exciting 2018/19 season at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco; four (4) tickets to a PBO SESSIONS concert; plus 10 CDs including a complete set of CDs released on our own recording label.
4002. Philharmonia’s Exclusive Amati Concert at the Swedenborgian in Pacific Heights Four (4) guests are invited to PBO’s Amati Concert, an exclusive private event available only to major supporters, on March 5, 2018. This intimate event includes strolling dinner and candlelit concert at the historic Bernard Maybeck-designed Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco and will feature Richard Egarr, esteemed Director of the Academy of Ancient Music. 23
Silent Auction Items 4003. San Francisco Opera Two (2) guests are invited to a premium 2018/19 San Francisco Opera performance of their choice this fall. Includes excellent seats and access to the intermezzo lounge. Thrilling audiences with their gorgeous and exquisitely sung productions, an SF Opera production is not to be missed. Weekday evenings only.
4004. Join PBO on Tour at University of Chicago on April 8 Jews of 17th Century Italian Ghetto Join PBO on tour at the University of Chicago on April 8th: Jews of 17th Century Italian Ghetto. This concert is part of PBO’s Jews & Music Initiative and focuses on music from 17th century Mantua with works by Monteverdi and Salomone Rossi. Music Director Nicholas McGegan will lead the program, including multimedia presentation and dialogue with Francesco Spagnolo, scholar and curator of the Magnes Collection at UC Berkeley. You are invited to attend the rehearsal on April 7th, the concert on April 8th, and a post-concert reception. Be part of the music-making from the inside. Tickets are $75 each. Includes: Concert tickets, invitation to a closed rehearsal and post-concert party.
4005. PBO Goes East - Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut and Caramoor Music Festival in New York Join us in Connecticut and New York for a weekend of beautiful music, great company and a chance to get to know the PBO family. You’re invited to a private party at Husky Meadows Farm in Norfolk, CT, hosted by David Low and Dominique Lahaussois. Enjoy four (4) tickets to PBO’s concert at the Norfolk Chamber Festival (Yale’s summer home) in a lavish program of Handel, then make your way to the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY, to hear Teseo, Handel’s gorgeous oratorio with a star-studded cast. Includes: Invitation to private party on July 20th; Four (4) tickets to the Norfolk Chamber Festival on July 21st; Four (4) tickets to Caramoor Festival on July 22nd
Silent Auction Items 4006. Exclusive Ride on the SFFD Fireboat Ten (10) guests will have a blast on the Bay on a one-hour ride on a San Francisco Fire Department fireboat. Wear your windbreaker for an incredible ride with San Francisco’s bravest! Leaves from Station 35 on the Embarcadero (at Harrison Street). Restrictions: Limit 10 people. Mutually agreeable date. No children under 12 years old. Expires February 2019.
4007. Flower Power: SF Botanical Garden Flower Piano & Picnic for Six Six (6) guests are invited to the popular Flower Piano at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens on July 8th. Your picnic table will be located near a prime piano location during a performance and you’ll enjoy a robust picnic lunch provided by PBO board member Anne Katz. Maximum of six (6) guests, July 8, 2018.
4008. PBO at Lincoln Center with Star Mezzo Anne-Sofie von Otter & Private Party Two (2) guests are invited to join us on tour at Lincoln Center featuring mega stars mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter and countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo in a gorgeous program of Handel, Purcell, Pärt and a world premiere by Pulitzer Prizewinning composer Caroline Shaw. You are also invited to join the artists at a party in a private home in NYC. Includes: Two tickets to PBO’s concert at Lincoln Center on March 12, 2019; invitation to a private post-concert reception; tour of Juilliard.
4009. Doc’s Talks: Behind the Music with PBO Chorale Director Bruce Lamott Enjoy a lively one-hour presentation by PBO Chorale Director Dr. Bruce Lamott, complete with multimedia and music in your home on a musical topic of the winner’s choice. Bruce is professor of music history at the San Francisco Conservatory and specializes in vocal and instrumental repertoire of the 18th century (not to mention the author of our concert program notes). Bruce will bring insight and charm to your next gathering. Mutually agreeable date. Expires February 23, 2019. 25
Silent Auction Items 4010. Director Level Membership at SFFILM (SF International Film Festival) Take advantage of Director Level membership at SFFILM. Includes dual membership, access to eight additional members-only screenings (16 total RSVPs), one additional CineVoucher 10-Pack (two total), two tickets to SFFILM Festival Opening Night film and party, and more.
4011. Lunch with Ben Sosland, Director of Juilliard’s Historical Performance Program Up to four (4) guests are invited to join Ben Sosland, dynamic director of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program, for lunch and conversation about Juilliard, classical music in the 21st century, and what it means to train the next generation of historical practice musicians, plus two (2) tickets to PBO SESSIONS on November 8th at ODC in SF, featuring recent Juilliard grads. Includes: Two (2) tickets to PBO SESSIONS on November 8th; Two (2) tickets to concert set at Herbst Theater on November 9th; Lunch or dinner for up to four (4) with Ben Sosland. Restrictions: To be scheduled on mutually agreeable date during Ben Sosland’s November visit to the Bay Area.
4012. Hargrove Music Library Curatorial Tour with John Shepard Private tour for six (6) of UC Berkeley’s Hargrove Music Library led by Curator of Musical Collections, John Shepard. Tour includes French Baroque items, Rameau manuscripts, and access to the restricted Case X area. Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date.
Silent Auction Items 4013. Symphonic & Chamber Music Take in great symphonic and chamber music across the Bay Area. The New Esterhazy Quartet. Two (2) tickets to a 2018/19 concert in Berkeley, SF or Palo Alto; Two CDs. Exact concert dates TBD. San Francisco Early Music Society. Two tickets to any 2017/18 season concert. Expires March 31, 2018. Berkeley Symphony. Two (2) tickets to a 2018/19 concert and admission to a post-concert members reception. Expires 5/1/19. Oakland Symphony. Two (2) tickets to either the March 23rd or May 18th concert and admission to the post-concert reception. *Board member Donna Williams will be your dinner host for two before either the March 23rd or May 18th Oakland Symphony concerts. Seats are in Orchestra Rear NN-VV or Balcony Rear P-T. Music Sources. One (1) subscription to the 2018/19 season.
4014. Spicy Opera, Great Early Music & Something Picante West Edge Opera. Two (2) gold level tickets to a 2018 performance of your choice (July 28 through August 12, 2018). Voices of Music. Four (4) subscriptions to the 2018/19 season and their latest CD, Alessandro Grandi: Venetian Christmas Vespers of 1630. Expires April 2019. DoĂąa TomĂĄs Restaurant. $75 gift card.
4015. Bay Area Dance San Francisco Ballet. Two (2) tickets to the March 20, 2018 performance of Robbins: Ballet & Broadway. Smuin Ballet. Two (2) tickets to any program in the 2017/18 season. Performances held in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Mountain View and Carmel. Expires June 15, 2018.
Silent Auction Items 4016. East Bay Theater Fun Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Four (4) premium tickets to a 2017/18 performance. Expires June 30, 2018. Aurora Theater. Two (2) tickets to any production and a backstage or costume shop tour for two (2). Opening nights and co-productions excluded. Reservations required. Expires February 24, 2019. Cal Shakes. Two (2) tickets to the 2018 season. Valid Tue-Thur or Saturday Matinee. Can be redeemed starting April 2, 2018.
4017. San Francisco Performances & Dinner Choose from music or dance; the night is yours at SF Performances! San Francisco Performances. Two (2) tickets to a 2017/18 performance. Expires May 19, 2018. Pläj Restaurant. $100 gift card. Cannot be used for gratuity. Expires February 23, 2019.
4018. Napa Culture & Food Come to wine country where four (4) guests will be taken on a guided tour of the modern diRosa Art Alive Museum. Also enjoy an evening of music, wine and tapas at the Jarvis Conservatory. And wrap it up with a delicious dinner at Solage in Calistoga. diRosa Art Alive. Two-hour guided tour for four (4). Expires February 28, 2019. Jarvis Conservatory. Music, wine and tapas. Gift certificate for four (4) guests to the event “It’s a Grand Night for Singers”, offered the first Saturday of every month. Does not expire. Solage. $200 gift card. Does not include alcohol or gratuity. Expires March 1, 2019.
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Objects & Other Desirables
5001. Rameau Costume Prints
These exquisite prints were produced by famous costume designer Marie-Anne Chiment for PBO’s operatic production, Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire, last spring. Each limitededition Rameau costume print is stamped and signed. Take home all four or just one. Each print is $250.
5002. Boudoir Photography Intimate photography session with a skilled female photographer, on location or in the privacy of your own home. Be creative, modest, daring or as sexy as you want to be. Use the photos as a gift for your partner or for yourself. All sizes fit perfectly. Includes: Online gallery and five (5) 5” x 5” fine art prints. Small fee for location might be applicable. Expires May 1, 2019.
5003. Costume Headdresses Release your inner chorus girl, dress up for SF’s Carnivale Festival, or costume up for a party! Two bidders will each take home one of these magnificent headdresses by Liz Velarde.‘
5004. “Small Plates” from SF Center for the Book Each year, San Francisco Center for the Book invites a handful of major artists to produce art books of a specific size (4” x 4”) in a limited edition of 50-100 prints. Since the program’s inception in 2008, artists have produced 26 editions. SFCB is one of San Francisco’s most fascinating organizations dedicated to the book arts. Includes: Hand-crafted “small plates” books from six different artists.
5005. Desruisseaux Harpsichord Rosette Artist Adrian Card has designed a beautiful Desruisseaux harpsichord rosette from 1678. Perfect on its own or on your harpsichord, functional and elegant. 29
Philharmonia is proud to raise a glass in honor of our 2017/18 Official Wine Sponsor
Sponsors and Patrons OFFICIAL GALA SPONSORS Mark Perry + Melanie PeÃ±a
DINNER SPONSOR Kay Sprinkel Grace
AFTER-PARTY SPONSORS David Low + Dominique Lahaussois
OFFICIAL WINE SPONSOR
GUARANTORS The Estate of Dr. Ross E. Armstrong Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins + Leonard Collins Anne + Jeffrey Katz Carol + Douglas Tanner
BENEFACTORS Kathleen + Martin Cohn Nicolas Elsishans + Christopher Hayes Charlotte Gaylord + Barrie Cowan Kate + David Gross Peter + Cynthia Hibbard Grace + Laurance Hoagland JPMorgan Chase
Brian M. Kincaid + Elizabeth C. Theil Martine Kraus William Lokke Fred Matteson + Anne Davidson Barr Tyler Lange + Rebecca Moyle Lange Sondra Schlesinger Donna Williams
PATRONS Adam Arthur Bier + Rachel Bier Lem Richard Caplin, M.D. Leah Fine Alexander Jakle Steven John + Jason Snyder Norman T. Larson Didier LeGall
Ellen + Barry Levine Erik Ortiz, First Republic Anastasia Polakis Sherri Relerford Pam + John Sebastian Paul + Susan Sugarman Elise Wen, First Republic
With Gratitude MUSICIAN SPONSORS Bonnie Demergasso Katherine + Mark Perl
Melanie P. Peña, Gala Chair Charlotte Gaylord Steve John Anne Katz Brian Kincaid
Nancy Stagliano + Lynn Mieger
Rebecca Moyle Rachael Myrow Jason Snyder Donna Williams Staff: Courtney Beck, Andrea Sáenz
GALA PARTNERS Drew Altizer Photography Marina Babakhanov, Fresh4Us Florals
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kay Sprinkel Grace, President David Low, Vice President Mark Perry, Vice President David Gross, Secretary Donna Williams, Treasurer Adam Arthur Bier Martin Cohn Marie Bertillion Collins Nicolas Elsishans
Jesse Dimond, Jesse Dimond Design Four Seasons Hotel
Charlotte Gaylord Peter Hibbard Steve John Anne Katz Brian Kincaid Martine Kraus William Lokke Michael Marmor Fred Matteson
Rebecca Moyle Sondra Schlesinger Jason Snyder Paul Sugarman Doug Tanner
STAFF Courtney Beck, Executive Director Katie Lynne Baker, Patron Experience & Development Associate Myles K. Glancy, Director of Concert Production Lisa Grodin, Director of Education Naren Larson, Director of Patron Services & Marketing Analyst Jeffrey D. Phillips, Artistic Administrator Dianne Provenzano, Director of Marketing & Public Relations Heli Roiha, Bookkeeper Andrea Sáenz, Development & Events Manager William Skeen, Orchestra Librarian Paul Swatek, Director of Finance David v.R. Bowles, Audio Engineer
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Choraleâ€™s mission is to present audiences throughout the world with historically-informed performances of music from the Baroque to the Early Romantic periods, as well as new music, using period instruments and vocal techniques that capture the style, spirit, and distinctive sound of that time. We share our music through live performances and recordings, and actively reach new audiences through our educational offerings and training programs for the next generation of musicians.