Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, 2013 Gala Dinner Concert & Auction

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Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra:
2013 Gala Dinner Concert & Auction

David Ogden Stiers, actor, director, and musician, takes to the Gala podium as guest conductor for this not-to-be missed annual evening of merriment. Join the musicians and other festive merrimakers for a fabulous evening of lively music, fine wines, exquisite dining, amazing auction fun and, of course, the genial humor of Mr. Stiers.

Dear Friend and Patrons of PCSO,

This is the YEAR that you should come join in the fun of our annual Gala Dinner Concert & Auction! We're delighted to present actor/conductor David Ogden Stiers at the podium and he's sure to delight and charm In The Moment.

Over 250 music supporters will enjoy a superb dinner and wine from the excellent chef at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront accompanied by amazing live music from the entire orchestra. But the main focus of the evening will be the auctions and raising funds to keep the orchestra you know and love, on the stage for the rest of the season.

Please come join us as together we raise funds to keep the live music coming!
Tickets: $100 each, Celebrity Circle Tickets: $150 each (Celebrity Circle ticket includes Priority Check-in and Seating, and Private Cocktail Party at 5:00 pm.) Call PCS At[masked] Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, 97201.

BY YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://www.columbiasymphony.org/galaform10.php


check out this link for LIVE AUCTION ITEMS UP FOR BID!


"Dear Patron, Shelly had asked me to be one of the Silent Auction item! So I will be hosting an evening at  the Opening Night of BodyVox Dance with dinner and attend an opening night performance and patron's reception with the full casts and board members, hosted by yours truly." make your Bid now!


LIVE Auction Items Up for Bid

1) Burgers & Beer on the Balcony for 8 on July 4, 2013
Kaboom! It's a party for 8! Gather up your favorite fireworks friends and enjoy the Fourth of July with Burgers & Beer from the balcony of Board member Ann van Bever and husband Peter. Great view of the colorful show on the Willamette with the sounds of the Portland Jazz Festival wafting up from the Waterfront. Take home the confetti and get ready!

2) What's In Your Purse?
What's in your Purse? We've got five new fabulous purses up for bid with this item. There is a little something in each purse but in one of them, there is $250 cold hard cash! C,mon girls, which purse do you need?

3) Craftsman Wenge & Monkey Wood Table
Hand crafted by PCSO Board Member Slate Wilson, this solid couch table measures 59 1/2" long X 15 1/2" wide X 31 1/4" high. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright with delicate tapered legs and over ten coats of marine varnish guaranteed to help with no spotting.

4) The Burning Bowl ~ Authentic Japanese Meal for Four
You and three guests will be awed by an evening of Japanese culture with PCSO Board Member Audrey Julian who has just recently returned to Portland after living in Tokyo for over fifteen years. Audrey will prepare a fully catered dinner in the traditional Japanese style of "ishi-yaki bibimba" (an assortment of vegetables and meat cooked in your own heated stone bowl).

5) Ride the Lightening with David Ogden Stiers in his Tesla!
0-80 in 2 seconds? No problem in the hot new version of the electric Tesla car. You and a guest will take a half hour spin with David Ogden Stiers in this great car and then join up with PCSO Executive Director Betsy Hatton for lunch or dinner at one of David's favorite haunts, the Nel Centro Restaurant in the Hotel Modera.

6) Portland Trail Blazers Date Night on March 16, 2013
You and your favorite person will see the sweat and feel the rush with these two floor seat (Sec.112 Row AA ) tickets to see the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons on March 16, 2013. $1500 value! But that's not all...we have parking pass for you, a complimentary night at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, and an autographed Blazer Ball. Wow...what a hot date!

7) Three Days of Sun in the Southwest for Two! Santa Fe or Las Vegas
Go for the sun with this great travel voucher which can be used for a three day stay in either Las Vegas or Santa Fe. The Las Vegas package includes airfare on Southwest, three nights at the Aria Resort & Casino, and two shows and optional spa for the gals or golf for the guys! The Santa Fe package includes airfare on Southwest, three nights at Hotel Santa Fe, and an Alamo rental car. The Winner gets to choose!

8) Special Appeal
This is how it's done: little black notes get written on a piece of paper; the pieces of paper get placed in front of people who either blow into a mouthpiece or grace strings with a bow; a person up front waves a stick; and voila: MAGIC!!!!!!! Rich, inventive, inspiring, gorgeous music fills up your senses. It changes your direction. It energizes your path. It swells your heart. This is live music, friends. Your cash donation keeps the notes, the musicians/conductor on the stage, and the live music coming. Help us make the magic!

9) Seven Nights for Two in Bali, Indonesia
A week of amazing natural beauty with nearby diving, snorkeling, hiking or just enjoying the glorious pool, and Indonesian cuisine. This package includes seven night stay at Apakabar Villas in an air-conditioned cottage with round trip transportation to the airport as well as daily breakfast, two dinners for two, two full body massages, and two diving or snorkeling excursions. Valid for two years. Does not include airfare, added meals, drinks, excursions, transportation or gratuities.

10) Mid Summer Night's Dream Dinner for Eight
"To be or not to be"... "All the world's a stage" .... A fully catered dinner for Eight accompanied by Shakespearean prose and wit from All Classical 89.9 fm's favorite Englishman and producer of The Score, Edmund Stone. Edmund's wife Cindy Scheel of Exuberance Catering will design an incredible feast and you will dine in the home of Betsy & Gregory Hatton. Bid up friends for: "If music be the food of love, play on."

11) Backstage Tour at Digital One Studio ~ With David Ogden Stiers
Watch the professionals at work with this once-in-a-lifetime experience to tour Digital One Studio right here in Portland. The great staff of Digital One will give you a personal tour and you can watch them work with David Ogden Stiers on one of his upcoming vocal projects (commercials, narration, vocal characters, etc.)

12) The Beach for Two
There is nothing quite like our own Oregon coastline! Enjoy one night in lovely Newport at the La Quinta Inn with tickets to the Newport Symphony (David Ogden Stiers is the associate conductor), and dinner at Panache. Then move on to Canon Beach for a night at Hallmark Resort. The package also includes other beach goodies!

13) WillaKenzie Wine Dinner for 10 on April 28, 2013
You and nine guests will be treated like royalty as you climb into the limo and head off to the WillaKenzie Estate where you will enjoy a catered dinner from Exuberance Catering, wine from the estate, and live music from Clarinets a la Mode!

14) Board of Directors' Wine Collection
This fabulous collection of wine includes: 2009 WillaKenzie Pinot Noir, 2011 Il Frappato Vittoria, 2010 King Estate Pinot Gris, 2009 Evergreen Spruce Goose Pinot Noir, 2009 Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Columbia Crest Private Reserve Red, 2010 Jacobs Creek Shiraz, 2007 Chateau de La Riviere Fronsac Appellation.

15) Raffle Tickets: Two Round Trip Tickets to Fly Almost Anywhere
Wanna get away? Just $20 for a raffle ticket! The winner and a guest will fly roundtrip to almost anywhere in the world (North America and selected cities of Europe) courtesy of Riverview Community Bank.

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  • Natcharee

    We had a Wonderful time at the PCSO Gala! Beautiful music and beautiful people with delicious dinners and flowing wine and desserts!I love our front row table #3 filled with gret fun energy! Thank you to my new friends PPOA patrons, Sharon and Charlene and a special thanks to my old friend Ivan for your amazing company and support of our incredible Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra! Congratulations to sharon for all of our winnings! See all of you at the next concert in March!

    February 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      About how many guests attended the Gala?

      February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'd love to do this; however, I'm not signing up for anything in Feb or March until my warm weather travel plans are firmed up.

    January 3, 2013

    • Natcharee

      Carolee, It will be a beautiful evening! Come out and join us! It will be at the beautiful Waterfront Marriotte and this is a special guest conductor! I need you to bid for me! I will be on the bidding block too! This is one of our Best and local Orchestra! I love them!

      January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oooh, la-la -- time to get out the pearls and pumps!

    January 3, 2013

    • Natcharee

      Let's get them on and come and join me! So much Fun if yiou are there!

      January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Natcharee, is your table part of the Celebrity Circle... you STAR, you!

    January 28, 2013

    • Natcharee

      LOL. I did not purchased the table this year, because I need 7 more to join me. But I am one of the silent aucyion item, so come and bid on me!

      January 28, 2013

  • Natcharee

    Happy to have you and your guest with us! This will be a faubulous evening! I would love to have both of you at my table.

    January 27, 2013

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