Oregon Mozart Players’ annual Mozart Magic dinner and auction is coming up at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Eugene’s Valley River Inn.
High on the list of great items you can bid on is a trip to Ashland, in a package that includes tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as the Britt Festival in Jacksonville. Lodging is at the Lithia Springs Resort.
If that doesn’t suit you, you can also bid on a week at a private house in Provence — yes, the place in France.
My own favorite item is the opportunity to join OMP music director Kelly Kuo in Cincinnati (OK, it’s Cincinnati , but still…) for a weekend in August while he conducts the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. The package also includes ice cream, just in case the Midwestern summer….
OMP hopes to raise about a sixth of this season’s $300,000 budget at the auction, which also includes dinner (your choice of fruitwood grilled salmon or truffle wild mushroom pasta.
Rumor has it Mozart himself will be on hand, selling raffle tickets at the fete.
Tickets to Sunday’s dinner are $75 each, $600 for a table of eight. Call 541-345-6648 to make reservations or email OMP’s administrative assistant Chen-Yun Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.