We sincerely hope you will join us on September 26 to celebrate and support ABS at our annual fundraising gala. This year’s event, “Sparkle,” will be held at the James Leary Flood Mansion in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz while sipping delicious wines, bidding on items in our silent auction, and meeting with other arts lovers who admire the music of J.S. Bach and support its preservation through the performances of American Bach Soloists.
Dinner will be served and a special live auction will offer opportunities to bid on fabulous trips to Peru, Paris, the U.S. Open, and other wonderful packages [browse auction items here]. Hosting the auction will be Liam Mayclem, host of the Travel Channel’s “World Access” and KCBS’s “Foodie Chap.” All proceeds from the auction go directly to supporting the performances and educational initiatives of ABS.
Also, there will be a special musical program featuring mezzo-soprano Agnes Vojtko singing arias by Bach & Handel with Elizabeth Blumenstock, Katherine Kyme, Noah Strick (violins), William Skeen (violoncello), Steven Lehning (violone), and Corey Jamason (harpsichord) all conducted by Jeffrey Thomas. Ms. Vojtko, an alumna of the ABS Academy (2014), will be heard again in December as a soloist with ABS in Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” at St. Ignatius Church and Handel’s Messiah at Grace Cathedral.
The Honorary chair of “Sparkle” is the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California, whose seat is at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
Black Tie is requested
Complimentary shuttles will be offered from Larkspur and Strawberry Village in Marin and the Rockridge BART station in the East Bay. Valet parking at the Flood Mansion is also available.
Tickets to Sparkle are $250, which include a $150 fully tax-deductible donation. Please mark September 26 on your calendar, reserve a spot online or by calling the office, and join us to celebrate American Bach Soloists and launch an exciting new season.