BARRISTERS BIG BAND BENEFIT BALL by jennyyingdi

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									            BARRISTERS BIG BAND BENEFIT BALL
in support of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Symphony Orchestra & Chorus


                Live Auction & Silent Auction Items
                                   (as of 16 April 2012)


         Concerts, Performances, Museums, Events

Private Performance as Clarence Darrow in a One-Man Play
(donated by Kevin Bry)

Professional actor and lawyer (and Chicago Bar Association Chorus bass) Kevin Bry
will give a lecture-performance on the life and legal career of America’s foremost trial
attorney, Clarence Darrow, at a Chicago-area venue of your choice. The show features
Darrow’s great legal arguments and includes not only Darrow’s perspective, but also
many other points of view, including those of his clients, opposing counsel, and friends
and acquaintances. The lecture-performance is approximately 90 minutes long and
recommended for a minimum audience of twelve. A performance date in the August-
October range is preferred.

Value: $250
Minimum bid: $100


Music of the Baroque 2012-2013 Season Gift Certificate
(donated by Music of the Baroque)

A set of two flexible 3-concert subscriptions to the Music of the Baroque’s 2012-2013
concert series. The winning bidder is entitled to a pair of tickets (for “A” seats, the best
tier of seats) to any three concerts from the list below:

      Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass (with soprano Susanna Phillips) and Mozart’s
       “Prague” Symphony
      “Bravura Bach,” an evening of instrumental works by J.S. Bach, including the
       fourth orchestral suite and E Major violin concerto
      Holiday Brass & Choral Concert featuring performances of inspiring music for
       virtuoso chorus and brass ensemble
      “Mozart Celebration,” commemorating Mozart’s birthday with a program of works
       for orchestra, piano, and voice, including “Exsultate, jubilate,” the Symphony No.
       39, and the C Minor piano concerto
      “Handel’s Water Music—and More,” a program featuring Handel’s complete
       Water Music, one of Haydn’s great “London” symphonies, No. 97, and his
       Symphony No. 64
      Handel’s “Israel in Egypt”
      Bach’s “St. John Passion”

The winning bidder will receive a hard-copy certificate that can be redeemed by phone.
If needed, he/she may subsequently exchange a pair of tickets and attend a different
performance (as long as there is available seating, which there almost always is).

Value: $342
Minimum bid: $175


Two Season Passes to the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra &
Chorus 2012-13 Concert Series
(donated by Rebecca Burlingham)

Each season pass includes admission for one (reserved priority seating) to all
subscription concerts in the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and
Chorus’s 2012-2013 season, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Bruckner, Saint-
Saens, and others. Concerts will take place at St. James Cathedral (65 E. Huron, at
Wabash) in downtown Chicago. The orchestra and chorus will perform three major
concerts, tentatively scheduled for November, March, and May. An additional chamber
concert will feature members of the orchestra and chorus, performing in small
ensembles.

Value: $60 each
Minimum bid: $30 each


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) Tickets
7:30-9:00 PM, Sunday, May 13, 2013 at Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)
(donated by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra)

Have an enchanting night at Orchestra Hall with your friends, with four tickets to the
May 13 concert by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO)! Tickets are for
general-admission seats on the main floor (first-come, first-served).

The program includes two world premieres:
    Bedřich Smetana: “The Moldau” from Má vlast (performed by CYSO’s Concert
      Orchestra, Terrance Malone Gray, conductor)
    Jonathan Newman (b. 1972): Blow It Up, Start Again (world premiere)
    Joel Puckett (b. 1977): Concerto Duo for Flute, Clarinet, and Orchestra (world
      premiere featuring CYSO alumni Demarre & Anthony McGill – Demarre is the



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       principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, and Anthony is the principal clarinet of
       the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

The winning bidder will receive a hard-copy gift certificate for a set of four tickets.

Value: $80
Minimum bid: $20


Private Violin & Piano Recital, Hosted by 98.7 WFMT’s Dennis Moore
(donated by Sara Su Jones & Dennis Moore)

Enjoy a private violin recital by Sara Su Jones, the concertmaster of the CBASO and a
professional-level violinist, at your home or other location of your choice (with a piano)
in the Chicago area, including the suburbs. Sara Su's regular recital partner is pianist
Tatyana Stepanova, a former first-place winner of the Russian National Piano
Competition who has performed at Symphony Center with members of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra. 98.7 WFMT program host Dennis Moore will offer commentary
on the pieces being performed.

A “house recital” typically runs 40-45 minutes; the date and time will be arranged by
mutual agreement. If you wish, you may select the works to be performed from Sara
Su's broad repertoire list, including sonatas by Franck, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert,
Vivaldi, and Handel, and a wide variety of virtuoso works and popular encore pieces in
diverse styles, from Gershwin and Kreisler to Debussy and Rachmaninov.

Value: $500
Minimum bid: $200


Private Performance by the Barristers Big Band
(donated by John Vishneski)

Have the Barristers Big Band (25-piece ensemble with vocalists) play at your office
party, wedding, or private party. Up to three hours of music and dancing.

Value: $2,500
Minimum bid: $1,000


Private Performance by the Scales of Justice
(donated by John Vishneski)

Don’t need a full 25-piece big band? Have the Scales of Justice (5-8 piece combo) play
at your office party, wedding, or private function.


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Value: $500
Minimum bid: $250


Guest Passes to the Driehaus Museum
(donated by the Driehaus Museum)

Discover Chicago’s own American palace! Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent
Mile, the Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining
examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The
galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection,
are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors
in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home.

Receive four adult guest passes to the Driehaus Museum (40 E. Erie, at Wabash), and
spend the day viewing beautiful and historic pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine
and Decorative Arts.

Value: $80
Minimum bid: $40
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Pair of Tickets to “The Iceman Cometh” at the Goodman Theatre
(donated by Gilda Small)

Eugene O'Neill’s towering masterpiece “The Iceman Cometh” becomes a once-in-a-
lifetime theatrical event, featuring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, at the Goodman
Theatre in downtown Chicago.

Welcome to Harry Hope’s saloon, home to a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers who
today celebrate the arrival of Hickey, the charismatic traveling salesman whose raucous
presence always ensures a grand good time. But when a newly sober Hickey blows in
with a renewed outlook on life, his zealous attempts to fix the lives of his old friends lead
to a series of events that are at once devastatingly comic and heartbreaking—and
culminate with a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their
lives. O'Neill's monumental drama is an unparalleled theatrical journey, “as corrosive as
rotgut whiskey, as morbidly funny as a funeral gone amok, as hallucinatory as an
alcohol-fueled excursion into purgatory” (Chicago Sun-Times).

Enjoy two tickets to the Thursday, May 24, 2012 show (at 1:30 PM); the seats are
Mezzanine Rear Aisle 6, Row JJ, Seats 17 and 18, in the Albert Theatre. Approximate
running time: 4 hours and 30 minutes, including 3 intermissions.

Value: $52
Minimum bid: $26


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Pair of Tickets to “Crowns” at the Goodman Theatre
(donated by the Goodman Theatre)

Regina Taylor's gospel musical sensation “Crowns” returns to the Goodman Theatre in
downtown Chicago, promising audiences a rollicking good time. When Chicago-born
Yolanda is sent down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales
of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their
dazzling hats. This jubilant musical traces the roots of Gospel through contemporary
hip hop, fusing rich storytelling with abundant “hattitude” into a stirring coming-of-age
tale. Crowns is a not-to-be-missed celebration of song, dance, cultural history—and
glamorous headwear.

The play, written and directed by Regina Taylor, is adapted from the book by Michael
Cunningham and Craig Mayberry. Select a performance date and time between June
30 and August 5, 2012. Approximate running time: 2 hours.

Value: $176
Minimum bid: $88


Sentiments, Sweets, and Song
(donated by Carole Hays and Joan Behrens)

This lovely package includes an assortment of musical, artistic, and epicurean treats!

      Two tickets to the Apollo Chorus of Chicago's performance of Rachmaninoff's
       "Solemn Vespers" on Friday, May 11, at 8:00 PM. Rachmaninoff's "All-Night
       Vigil" is one of the most sublime and unmistakably Russian masterpieces for
       unaccompanied chorus. Known to some simply as "Vespers," this hour-long
       work weaves liturgical chants into rich choral harmonies of timeless beauty. Be
       inspired by this candle-lit concert in one of Chicago's most beautiful Gothic
       spaces: Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street (at Michigan
       Avenue), Chicago.
      A recording (two-CD set) of Handel's "Messiah" performed by the Apollo Chorus
      Set of ten handcrafted greeting cards for an assortment of sentiments (birthday,
       thank you, sympathy) in primarily floral motifs
      An assortment of chocolate specialties in musical shapes from Louisa’s and
       Millie’s Chocolates in Downers Grove, IL
      All items will be arranged in a basket suitable for home decor

Value: $150
Minimum bid: $75




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Cubs vs. Miami Marlins Tickets (July 18)
(donated by Marilou Gervacio)

Spend an evening in the best place in the world during the summer—Wrigley Field!
Two tickets (general admission) to see the Cubs play the Miami Marlins on Wednesday,
July 18, at 7:05 PM in the (in)famous bleachers, where you can join in the heckling of
the Marlins and maybe catch a Cubs home run! Plus, you never know what other
excitement might happen with Ozzie Guillen and Big Z back in Chicago!

Value: $80
Minimum bid: $40


Cubs vs. Houston Astros Tickets (July 1)
Donor: Kate Starshak

Spend a sunny summer day in the best ballpark in the world—Wrigley Field. Two
tickets (4th row in the upper deck boxes - just to the third base side of home plate) to
see the Cubs play the Houston Astros on Sunday, July 1, at 1:20 PM. The first
10,000 adults at the game receive Cubs earbuds.

Value: $141
Minimum bid: $70


Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Tickets (August 30)
Donor: Kate Starshak

Play hooky from work and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon watching the Cubs take on
their rivals from the north when Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers come to town
on Thursday, August 30, at 1:20 PM. Two tickets (4th row in the upper deck boxes -
just to the third base side of home plate).

Value: $100
Minimum bid: $50




                                    Multimedia
DVDs of the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’s
“Romantic Muse” Concert
(donated by Jim & Stefania Dion)




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10 DVDs of the CBA Orchestra and Chorus’ March 7, 2012 “Romantic Muse” concert at
St. James Cathedral, featuring the orchestra performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in
A Minor, with Neil Posner, soloist; Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony; and the chorus
presenting Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes, op. 52, with duo-pianists Janet Eckhardt and
Jennifer Zlotow.

Value: $20 each
Minimum bid: $10 each


Boxed Set of Frank Sinatra Records
(donated by Christine Rhode)

16-LP boxed set of Frank Sinatra records -- a special edition of Capitol recordings from
original master discs issued in the early 1980s, in mint condition. The recordings are
from the 1950s and early 1960s, before Sinatra founded his own Reprise label. Most of
the songs were arranged by Nelson Riddle, some by Billie May. Each LP includes a list
of musicians who performed each song.

Value: $200
Minimum bid: $100


Five-CD Set of the Barristers Big Band’s Collected Works
(donated by John Vishneski)

Each fall, the Barristers Big Band (“BBB”) performs a free concert at the Harold
Washington Library Center’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Every year, the BBB explores a
different artist or theme. This collection includes five CDs with over 100 swinging
songs:

      Duke Ellington, A Fresh Look
      A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw
      The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers
      Celebrate Chicago
      A Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters

Value: $50
Minimum bid: $25


Collection of the CBASO’s (and CBA Chorus’s) Greatest Hits: 5 CDs & 1 DVD
(donated by John Vishneski)

The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra (CBASO), directed by David Katz,
recently celebrated is 25th anniversary with a spectacular performance of Carl Orff's


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Carmina Burana at Orchestra Hall. This collection of the CBASO's greatest
performances includes both the CD and DVD of the 25th anniversary concert in June
2011. The other four CDs include performances of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade,
featuring renowned violinist Henry Criz); Gershwin's An American in Paris; Saint-Saens'
Symphony No. 3 (the "Organ” Symphony), featuring organist Bruce Barber, Music
Director of St. James Episcopal Cathedral; and Poulenc's Sextet, featuring the Fair Use
Quintet and pianist Susan Macaulay.

The collection also showcases the Chicago Bar Association Chorus, directed by
Rebecca Patterson. The CBA Chorus appears in Carmina Burana and Faure's
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48, as well as in the CBASO's 20th anniversary performance
of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom.

Value: $70
Minimum bid: $35


In a Classical Mood (Set of 3 Books and 3 CDs)
(donated by David Katz)

This brand-new 3-book/3-CD collection is a lovely introduction to the greatest music of
all time.

1. In Celebration—featuring uplifting music from the masters, from Handel to Wagner.

2. A World of Dreams—music in a more contemplative vein from Debussy,
Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and more.

3. Impressions of France—music by Gershwin, Offenbach, Saint-Saens, and more.

Many of these works have been featured on CBA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
concerts!

Each CD has its own hardcover book of introduction.

Value: $35
Minimum bid: $20


Our Intrepid Maestro’s CDs—Ravel, Bizet, Bach, and More!
(donated by David Katz)

Two brand-new compact discs from our intrepid maestro. First, from Hat City Music
Theater in Connecticut, and direct from their debut at the Caramoor Festival in New
York, come the Fontenay Chamber Players, in music by Bach and Bizet, and Ravel's
gorgeous Introduction & Allegro for Harp and Strings. Next is David’s debut album with


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Michigan’s acclaimed Adrian Symphony Orchestra, featuring music by Brahms and
Griffes, as well as Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2, a performance Chicago
Symphony President Henry Fogel hailed as "most beautiful, indeed."

Value: $25
Minimum bid: $15




               Lessons and Professional Services

Voice Lessons with CBA Chorus Director Becky Patterson
(donated by Becky Patterson)

Voice Lesson Package: 2 One-Hour Voice Lessons with Becky Patterson
    Got a great voice that needs some polishing?
    Always wanted to sing but afraid to try?
    Someone you love sings like a hound dog?

The experienced singer can polish technique and explore new ideas in any style (folk,
jazz, classical, musical theatre). The beginner can gain greater vocal ease and
enjoyment of singing. Ability to read music is not necessary.

Details:
    Studio located in Chicago’s Albany Park area
    Weekend, evening, and daytime availabilities
    High school age and older
    Expires 6 months from purchase date
    More info available at rebeccapatterson.com

Value: $120
Minimum bid: $60


College Admissions Counseling By a Professional Admissions Consultant
(donated by Hanna Stotland)

Two hours of college or graduate school admissions counseling by professional
consultant and CBA Chorus tenor Hanna Stotland.

Hanna Stotland has been a well-known figure in the admissions world since 1997, when
she was admitted to Harvard College with a G.E.D. She has been an independent
admissions consultant for over thirteen years. Over the years, her satisfied clients have
discovered, and entered, schools that were a perfect fit. Counseling services include:


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      Helping the student to discover his/her educational goals and locate colleges that
       meet them
      Setting realistic estimates for reach, match, and safety schools
      Creating and reinforcing an application timeline
      Coaching the student on essay topics and composition techniques
      Line-by-line critiques of application essays, helping the student to grow as a
       writer
      Strategies for returning to the academic track after an illness or personal crisis

Read more about Hanna Stotland at http://hannastotland.webs.com.

Value: $300
Minimum bid: $100


Copyright Application Filing
(donated by Judith Grubner)

Need help protecting your original work? Judith Grubner, intellectual property partner at
Arnstein & Lehr LLP and longtime CBASO principal flute, will prepare and file your
copyright application for a single work (excluding software). Take this opportunity to
obtain top-notch professional services (Judy is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-
Hubbell® and listed in the 2012 Top Rated Lawyers®-AV® Preeminent in Intellectual
Property), and breathe easier knowing that your intellectual property is protected.

Value: $335 ($35 filing fee is included)
Minimum bid: TBD


Conduct the CBASO!
(donated by David Katz)

Make your conducting debut leading the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra
(CBASO) on the Daley Center Plaza on Law Day 2013 in John Philip Sousa's "Stars &
Stripes Forever." Musical skill is welcome, but absolutely not necessary as you
entertain the audience and delight yourself, family, friends, and neighbors in this
timeless classic performed with panache as only the CBASO can! Exact date in early
May to be determined (date selected by the Young Lawyers’ Section and the CBA.)
One opportunity available.

Value: Priceless
Minimum bid: $100




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Blow Your Own Horn!
(donated by Michael Poulos)

Enjoy an hour-long private trumpet lesson with CBASO principal trumpet, Michael
Poulos. All ages and levels welcome, from beginners to advanced musicians.

Michael Poulos has appeared as a trumpet soloist with the CBASO, North Shore
Chamber Orchestra, North Suburban Symphony, and Sinfonietta Arts.

Lessons may take place in Evanston or at some other mutually convenient location.

Value: $60
Minimum bid: $30


Private Music Lessons (Flute or Recorder)
(donated by Joanne Burne)

Set of two 45-minute private music lessons with CBASO flute/piccolo player Joanne
Burne, who teaches flute and recorder. All ages and levels welcome, from beginners to
advanced musicians.

Joanne is an instructor at the Rico Center for Music and Dance, located at Irving Park &
Cicero in Chicago, where she has several flute and piano students. She has taught and
played in professional groups since she was 15, and she has been a church pianist for
several years. (By day, she is employed with the U.S. Department of Justice—Office of
the U.S. Trustee.) Lessons may take place at the student’s home (in Chicago, within 5
miles of the Loop or Logan Square), or at the Rico Center.

Value: $90
Minimum bid: $45
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Voicemail Greeting by 98.7 WFMT Host Dennis Moore
(donated by Dennis Moore)

98.7 WFMT Program Host Dennis Moore will record your outgoing voicemail greeting.
Impress and delight your callers with the silky voice of a lifelong radio professional!

Value: Priceless
Minimum bid: $30


Group Dance Lesson Packages from Chicago Dance (2 packages available)
(donated by Nancy Ford of Chicago Dance)



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Learn to dance from the professionals who provide the dance lesson for the Ball. Enjoy
a series of 7 group lessons (each lesson is one hour long). People of all skill levels,
from beginners to advanced dancers, discover more about dance at Chicago Dance.
Students have been getting fit, having fun, and building romance in all styles—Salsa,
Tango, Ballroom, Swing, Hip-Hop, and Latin—since 1976. The School Directors for the
last 11 years, World Champions Gregory Day and Tommye Giacchino, have taken their
passion for dance along with their extensive experience and dedication to make
Chicago Dance the “Best Place in Chicago for Dance Lessons,” according to Chicago
Magazine.

Chicago Dance group courses (offered at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels)
introduce students to the social experience of partner dancing. You'll learn a
combination of patterns and dances with a variety of partners. You will be taught new
dance moves in an environment where you can practice your steps comfortably. Class
sizes vary, but we try to limit the group size to between 6 and 28 people (depending on
the class) so that everyone can receive personalized attention. And don't worry if you
don't have a partner to bring! All students rotate partners throughout the class so you
get the experience of dancing with various dance partners, becoming accustomed to
different leads/follows. Classes take place at the Irving Park (3660 W. Irving Park) and
River North (415 W. Huron) locations.

Package of Seven 60-Minute Group Lessons (2 packages available):
Value: $126 per package
Minimum bid: $50 per package



                           Fitness & Diversions

Looking To Get Fit? Check Out The Band Leader’s Exercise Club!
(donated by the Oak Park Tennis and Fitness Centre)

Barristers Big Band Leader John Vishneski works out at the Oak Park Tennis and
Fitness Centre. You can, too. Thanks to the generous owners, here are four options
for giving it a try:

1. Play Tennis on the Beautiful Indoor Courts. One and a half hours of open court
time for up to four people. Can of balls included.

Value: $80
Minimum bid: $30

2. Do Yoga! One-month membership for two people at the Yoga Centre (separate
building across the street from the club).



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Value: $200
Minimum bid: $75

3. Join the Club for a Month. For one month, all rights and privileges for two people
at the club, which has fully equipped weight and aerobic rooms, racquetball and indoor
tennis courts, a Pilates room, great locker rooms, and even a hot tub.

Value: $140
Minimum bid: $60

4. Join the Club for the Summer. For three months this summer, all rights and
privileges for two people at the club, which has fully equipped weight and aerobic
rooms, racquetball and indoor tennis courts, a Pilates room, great locker rooms, and
even a hot tub.

Value: $320
Minimum bid: $150


Golf Outing and Drinks for Two at Royal Melbourne Country Club (Long Grove, IL)
(donated by Leslie Bertagnolli)

Spend a day playing a round of golf for two at Royal Melbourne Country Club. Royal
Melbourne Country Club is the only Chicago-area golf course designed by Australian
golf legend Greg Norman. It is located just north of Rt. 22 on Rt. 83 in picturesque Long
Grove. (Long Grove Village is 1.5 miles to the south.) This 18-hole par-72 golf course
winds among homes and nature preserves known for wildlife such as blue herons. The
Cape Cod-style clubhouse where your party of two will be hosted for post-round drinks
overlooks the 18th hole. Weekend tee times begin at 11:00 AM for guests. The outing
will be arranged and hosted by Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra violinist
Leslie Bertagnolli and her husband, Ken Taube, since RMCC is a private club;
scheduling will be by mutual agreement.

Value: $300
Minimum bid: $75


A Four-Hour Cruise…Sail from Downtown with Three of Your Friends!
(donated by Liisa Thomas)

Join orchestra member Liisa Thomas and her husband on a four-hour cruise on their
32-foot sailboat, berthed at DuSable Harbor. Get a unique view of the city and enjoy
light appetizers and cocktails. Scheduling by mutual agreement (April-September) and
suitable weather.

Value: Priceless


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Minimum bid: $100


Sail Away on Friendship II
(donated by Michael and Suzanne Poulos)

Sail as guests on this 34-foot sloop out of Wilmette Harbor. Join the Navy Pier
promenade followed by fireworks, see the city skyline, or view the Air and Water Show
from the best seats. Enjoy the sun and the breeze, or sail past the horizon until all
around is just the water and the sky. Ideal for up to four adults, or up to two adults and
three children. Departures out of Chicago harbors possible. Includes fabulous food
afloat. Details to be arranged by mutual agreement. Available from June through
September, subject to schedules and weather. (Note: this is a private yacht, not a
licensed charter vessel.)

Value: Priceless
Minimum bid: $200


One-Week Stay at a Michigan Beach House on Lake Huron
(donated by Kathy Erwin and Dirk VanKoughnett)

Welcome to Harrisville, Michigan… The scent of cedar and wood smoke, the quiet
lapping of the crystal clear waters of “Tranquility Bay” on the sunrise side of the Lower
Peninsula. The Erwin-VanKoughnett Cottage nestles quietly on miles of golden sugar-
sand beach. Watch the sun and moon rise out of the calm waters of Lake Huron. The
comfortable-chic interior has three bedrooms and two baths on two levels, sleeping as
many as nine. Walks in the woods and to the nearby lighthouse/museum, s’mores-
roasting beach fires, and swimming, kayaking, and fishing – all of these leisurely
pursuits await you and your family. The cottage is a calm seven-hour drive from
Chicago – long, perhaps, but definitely worthwhile if you are looking to relax with the
family in north woods comfort. The kids will be able to roam free, catching frogs, toads,
and butterflies while Mom and Dad relax on the deck or in the hammock. Take your
bicycles and golf clubs, beach toys and cameras for fun your family will cherish forever!

The winning bidder should contact Kathy (erwink@rcn.com) or Dirk
(dirk@urbanpaintworks.com) directly to reserve a date between June 1 and September
30, and to obtain more detailed logistical information (directions, what's included, how to
get the key, etc.).

Value: $1,450
Minimum bid: $800




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                                         Art
Artwork (TBD)
(donated by Kathy Erwin and Dirk VanKoughnett)

Value: TBD
Minimum bid: TBD
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Set of Four Framed Hoffnung Caricatures
(donated by Gretchen Zook)

Set of four black-and-white framed, postcard-sized Hoffnung caricatures (conductor,
bassoonist, harpist, and tubist).




Value: $100
Minimum bid: $50


Carmina Burana Poster
(donated by Michael & Suzanne Poulos)

Large Carmina Burana poster (not framed; approximately 2’x3’) promoting the June
2011 CBASO performance at Orchestra Hall.

Value: $100
Minimum bid: $50


TWO WORLDS—Two Handmade Mosaic Tile Ornaments from MoonStarMosaics


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(donated by David Katz)

“SAVE THE PLANET”—Celebrating land and sea in a combination of greens and blues,
this unique four-inch ornament represents the beauty (and fragility) of the place we all
call home.

“ONE WORLD”—Made of hand-selected mosaic glass pieces in a multitude of colors
signifying the cultures and peoples of planet Earth, this lovely four-inch ornament was
inspired by the ideal of the United Nations—a wonderful celebration of the diversity and
unity of our world.




Place on the tree or hang in a window (or in your garden).

Value: $40
Minimum bid: $25




                                Food and Wine
CBA President’s Wine Selection from 1997, A Very Good Year in Napa
(donated by Bob Clifford of Clifford Law Offices)

Straight from the wine cellar of CBA President Robert A. Clifford (an impressive enough
cellar to have been the subject of a recent feature story in the Wine Spectator), this
case of wine is spectacular. 1997 was one of the best years ever for Napa Valley—a
“monster” vintage. The weather was perfect, and the fruit was abundant. Bob’s
selections are from the best producers in a great year, featuring Cabernets, Meritage
blends, and a very special Merlot. All of these wines are at their peak and have the
structure to stay there for many years to come. This is a very rare collection of great
Napa Valley wines indeed.

3-Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
2-Cardinale 1997
2-Dunn Vineyard, Howell Mountain Cabernet 1997


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1-Niebaum Coppola Rubicon 1997
1-Turnbull Hillside Estate Vineyards Blend 1997
1-Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet 1997
2-Palmeyer Merlot 1997

Value: $1,625
Minimum bid: $700


Red Wine Festival

Provided by a generous anonymous donor, this case of wine fulfills all your red wine
needs. Five different character Pinot Noirs come from Oregon, California's Russian
River Valley, and Napa Valley. Spice up any meal with California Zinfandels from
Sonoma and from "Old Vines" (a collection of small parcels). Need a Cabernet? This
case has one from Napa and one from Australia. Add a Somona Syrah, a Napa Petite
Sirah and a Malbec from Argentina, and you are in red wine heaven!

2005 Stoller, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon
2006 Archery Summit, Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir, Looney Vineyard, Oregon
2006 Radio-Coteau, Alberigi, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
2005 Paul Hobbs, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
2004 Acacia, Pinot Noir, Napa Valley - Carneros
2006 Turley, California Zinfandel, Old Vines
2006 Rodney Strong, Estate Vineyards, Knotty Vines, Zinfandel, Sonoma County
2005 Robert Craig, Affinity, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2007 Radio-Coteau, Las Colinas, Sonoma Coast Syrah
2004 Vincent Arroyo Winery, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley
2002 Penfolds, Koonunga Hill, Shiraz Cabernet, South Eastern Australia
2007 Catena, Malbec, Bodega Catena Zapata, Argentina

Value: $400
Minimum bid: $200



The Perfect Case of International Wine
(donated by John Vishneski)

Straight from the cellar of Barristers Big Band leader John Vishneski – the perfect case
of international wine. A selection of wines from around the world kept at a constant 55°
since purchase. This perfect case could be the start of a wine cellar for a new
oenophile or a fabulous addition to an already well-stocked cellar. From California, a
rare vintage of John’s favorite Cabernet Sauvignon from Groth Vineyards and a Pinot
Noir from Oregon. From the Piedmont region of Italy, a powerful Barbera. From the
Nahe and Pfalz regions of Germany, a Spatlese Riesling, a Spatlese Kerner, and a


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Trockenbeerenauslese dessert wine made from the Ortega grape. From France, a
white Bordeaux and a bottle of Champagne. Argentina weighs in with a Malbec. Chile
with a Cabernet/Merlot blend, Spain with a Cabernet/Merlot/Tempranillo blend. And last
but not least, a late bottled vintage port – break out the walnuts and Stilton!

California – 1983 Groth – Cabernet Sauvignon
Oregon – 2009 Berstrom Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir
Italy – 2007 Piemonte Barbera – Sartirano Figli
Germany – 1997 Weilerer Klostergarten Spatlese Riesling (Nahe)
Germany – 2000 Kallstadter Steinacker – Spatlese Kerner (Pfalz)
Germany – 1995 Weisenheimer am Berg Mandelgarten – Trocken (Pfalz)
France – 2004 Chateau Jean de Bertrand – Bordeaux (Sauvignon)
France – NV G.H. Mumm & Co. Champagne
Argentina – 2009 Lirico Malbec
Chile – 2008 Casa Nueva Special Selection (Cab/Merlot Blend)
Spain – 1995 Oligitum (Cabernet/Merlot/Tempranillo blend)
Portugal – 2000 Quinta Sta Eufemia LBV Porto

Value: $600
Minimum bid: $300


The Perfect Case of Italian Wine
(donated by John Vishneski)

Straight from the cellar of Barristers Big Band leader John Vishneski – the perfect Italian
case of wine. A selection of wines from Italy kept at a constant 55° since purchase.
This perfect case could be the start of a love affair with Italian wines. John is half Italian
and just can’t resist stocking lots of wines from all over Italy. From the Piedmont region,
the twin gems: Barolo (2) and Barbera (3). Also, a Gavi, Italy’s most famous white wine,
from the Commune of Gavi. From Tuscany, a Chianti Classico, a Badesco
(Cabernet/Merlot/Sangiovesi blend), and a Brunello di Montalcino. From Campania, an
Aglianico. From Southern Italy’s Apulia region, a wine made from the Primitivo grape,
similar to a California Zinfandel. And, from the Abruzzo region, a Montepulciano from
the vineyards of Formula 1 racing star Jarno Trulli.

Piedmont:
2002 Barolo – Sartirano Figli
2005 Barolo Riserva – Sartirano Figli
2007 Piemonte Barbera – Sartirano Figli (2)
2000 Villa Terlina - Gradale – Barbera D’Asti

Tuscany:
2007 Gavi del comune di Gavi – Sartirano Figli
2002 Chianti Classico – Prode Cavaliere
2000 Badesco – Bonacchi


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2004 Brunello di Montalcino – Molino della Suga

Campania: 2009 Beneventano – Aglianico
Apulia: 2006 Tonello Primitivo di Manduria
Abruzzo: 2007 Trulli’s Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo

Value: $500
Minimum bid: $250


6-Bottle Assortment of California Wines
(donated by Severina Dimaranan)

Best of California - 1 bottle of each of the following:

      Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir
      Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay
      La Crema Carneros Pinot Noir
      Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc
      Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel
      Freemark Abbey Cabernet Napa Valley

Value: $150 for all 6
Minimum bid: $90 for all 6


Double Magnum Bottle of Silver Palm Cabernet
(donated by James Heideman)

A 3-liter bottle of Silver Palm Cabernet donated by James Heideman of the Kendall-
Jackson Winery.

Value: $100
Minimum bid: $75


Eight-Bottle Wine Tasting Certificate (2 certificates available)
(donated by Vic Maurello)

Have a wine-tasting party! Vic Maurello of PRP Wines International will come to your
home and provide a tasting of eight different fine wines for up to 12 guests. PRP
specializes in German, Italian, and French wines and also distributes wines from every
region in the world. Winning bidders will be able to work with Vic to decide which wines
he will bring to the tasting.

Value: $350 each


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Minimum bid: $100 each


A Musical Coffee Break—Baked Goods and a Violin Serenade Delivered to Your
Office!
(donated by Alexandra Newman)

Cure the morning blahs and treat your colleagues to a special coffee break at your
downtown Loop office with baked goods and a solo violin serenade from CBASO
violinist Alexandra Newman! Alexandra will provide homemade coffee-chocolate
cookies & mocha cheesecake bars (serves 10-15 people) and a violin serenade (up to
30 minutes long) of classical favorites and popular songs to brighten your workday
morning! Alexandra can also accommodate specific song requests (e.g., Happy
Birthday). Contact Alexandra to schedule a mutually convenient time.

Value: $60
Minimum bid: $15


Raisin’ the Bar!
(donated by Suzanne Poulos)

Dessert for up to 50 people from the Kitchen of Suzanne Poulos, noted for her
extraordinary confections during CBASO/CBA Chorus cookie breaks. Includes your
choice of Brownies, Oatmeal Raisin Bars, Walnut Bars, Apricot Bars, Chocolate Chip,
Spritz, Peanut Butter, Pecan Balls, Almond Toffee Crisp, Apple/Blueberry/Cherry Pie,
and Mary Todd Lincoln Cake (almond). Several weeks’ notice required; delivery to be
arranged.

Value: $150
Minimum bid: $50 (2 top bids win)




                           Clothing and Jewelry
Jewelry (TBD)
(donated by Kathy Erwin)

Description TBD.

Value: TBD
Minimum bid: TBD
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Women’s Jacket
(donated by Miriam B. Scott)

Women’s olive green polyester/rayon jacket, size 8, with floral embroidered lapels and
collar. Brand new. Perfect for business, after hours, or casual events. Great for spring
and summer!

Value: $30
Minimum bid: $15


Hand-Crocheted Shawl
(donated by Marilyn Heraty)

Wrap yourself in this stylish hand-crocheted white shawl, made of a washable wool
blend. It looks great and will keep you warm and cozy all year round. This light and airy
shawl will make any outfit look gorgeous; it is a classic piece that will always be
fashionable for dress or casual wear.

Value: $50
Minimum bid: $25


Women’s Silver Filigree Bracelet
(donated by Dolores Kenney)

Shimmer in silver with this classic and chic bracelet crafted in a stunning filigree design,
with crystal accents. This is an eye-catching accessory that is easy to wear and will
complement any outfit. Perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.

Value: $65
Minimum bid: $30


Handmade Pearl Necklace and Earrings (Matching Set)
(donated by Laura Liekis)

A freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace and matching earrings, handmade
by CBA Chorus soprano Laura Liekis. The necklace includes three strands of beautiful
pearls with Swarovski crystal accents and sterling-silver clasp. The earrings are in a
chandelier style that also incorporates pearls and Swarovski crystals to match, with
sterling-silver earwires.

Value: $40
Minimum bid: $20



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