We hope you will join us as we celebrate 25 years of American Bach Soloists on Friday, March 21, 2014, at San Francisco’s historic Haas-Lilienthal House, located at 2007 Franklin Street (between Washington & Jackson Streets). Beginning at 5 p.m., the evening will be a joyous celebration filled with music, champagne, delicious food, and plenty of camaraderie with Jeffrey Thomas, the Musicians, Board, and Staff of ABS. We hope you will join in the fun and help us make it a night to remember.
A quarter century is a major landmark in the lifespan of any performing arts organization. Only the very best and most graciously supported celebrate such a milestone of cultural public service. Under the artistic guidance and visionary leadership of Jeffrey Thomas, ABS celebrates their twenty-fifth year at a particularly felicitous time when the company’s activities are healthy and robust, their artists are at the top of the heap, and new generations of early music virtuosi are emerging year after year from the ABS Academy. ABS has a glorious history and plenty more to come!
An extraordinary evening is planned.
The 25th Season Celebration festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with champagne toasts followed by a concert performed by members of American Bach Soloists and a live auction featuring activities and events in San Francisco, Napa, Santa Fe, and New York. Following the concert, the celebration will continue with heavy hors d’oeuvre, plenty of wine, and good cheer in a most festive evening. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
The special concert will feature baritone Mischa Bouvier and the musicians of ABS. Mr. Bouvier is well known to ABS audiences for his performances of Handel’s Messiah at Grace Cathedral and the Mondavi Center last December and also in Handel’s cantata Apollo & Dafne and arias by J.S. Bach last May. A graduate of the ABS Academy in 2010, Mr. Bouvier is an accomplished and charismatic performer who is equally at home in recital, concert, or on the opera stage. He will sing a program of works by Bach and Telemann, including Bach’s unusual secular Italian cantata, Amore traditore, BWV 203.
For more information about the menu or auction items, please visit our event page for the 25th Season Celebration. Reservations may be made through our website or by calling the ABS office at (415) 621-7900. The cost is $250 per person. Proceeds from this event will support the ongoing work of American Bach Soloists. $150 of every ticket purchased goes directly to underwrite the soloists, orchestra, and chorus of ABS.
ABS would not have grown and thrived for 25 years without the support, patronage, and enthusiasm of the fans and friends of ABS. Make your reservation for the celebration today—lets honor this milestone together and kick off the next 25 years in grand style.