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... don’t miss the FUN!   Take a look at these summer and fall shows and concerts and a whole bunch of other items from our silent auction Sunday for the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving.  You’ll find so many bargains!

(And it’s not too late, the auction is online till June 21.)  

If you missed our silent auction Sunday (May 21), you can still pick up some
great items for an even greater discount.  We’ve just lowered these bid prices.  And every dollar you bid helps make possible our Sundays at the Symphony and 
our work with Irving schools.

Check this list to see if there’s something you’d like to have.  All prices are reduced from the silent auction’s approximately 50% value, so you may pick up something special now for as little as 25-33% of its retail value!  Then just send an 
e-mail to the silent auction chair, Betty Taylor Cox, at:

You’ll be notified by return e-mail if you’re the first to make an offer on the item.

All the proceeds will go toward costs for this 2016-17 season.  Each year, the silent auction is a major source of funding for the orchestra.  It helps make possible our Sundays at the Symphony.  And we do appreciate your participation!

Still available... shows and concerts ... 

1 A,B –LyricStage is presenting the world premiere of the musical “Pure Country” about a country superstar in June – and you can be there opening weekend! (June 9, 10 or 11).  Based on the hit Warner Brothers film, music is by Grammy nominees Dorff and Bettis, two pairs of tickets are available – value per pair $109, bid $36/pair.

1 C – AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway series is bringing “Something Rotten!” here – a musical comedy that’s “worth cheering” -  you’ll be at opening night, June 13, with a free parking pass for this tale about the world’s very first musical!  From the director of Aladdin and codirector of The Book of Mormon – value $170, bid $60

2 – Mainstage/Irving-Las Colinas – Horton Foote’s “Talking Pictures” about the end of the roaring Twenties and the coming of the “talkies” In a small Texas town.  One pair of
tickets still available during the run of the play, through June 3 - value $56, bid $20

3 - Plano Children’s Theatre, be there all season with 10 tickets (five pairs) to use for any of their more than 50 productions. Take your choice of Plano, Frisco and McKinney theatres for their 2017-18 productions! (plays and musicals) - value $100, bid $30

4 – Irving Symphony’s 2017-18 season – you’ll have two season tickets for their opening concert, “A Taste of Gershwin,” Saturday, Oct.14, and five other concerts November to April- a six-concert package - value $458 – bid $150

5 – Orpheus Chamber Singers – you’ll hear the best in choral singing at their concerts all season, including ‘A British Christmas’ with two “Priority” season tickets for their 23rd season – value $250, bid $80 

6 A,B,C - Northeast Orchestra – three family season passes available (for up to four persons each) for five concerts – a wonderful way to bring the whole family for each special concert and introduce the kids to music! or simply enjoy it together - value $80 per pass – bid $25 per pass

7 –Theatre Three offers a pair of tickets to any mainstage production or musical next season, at their Quadrangle theater-in-the-round in Dallas under new director Jeffrey  Schmidt – value $70, bid $24 

8 A,B,C –-Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra season tickets – with three pairs for their four exciting concerts at the Meyerson during 2016-17, they’re called one of the area’s best orchestras – value $160/pair, bid $50/pair for 4/concert set

9 A,B –Irving Chorale –“The Art of the Spiritual” October 7 – four tickets for a special presentation in IAC’s Carpenter Hall with the UTA University Singers, presenting traditional and less-known Spirituals, with guest conductor Dr. Rosephanye Powell, two pairs of tickets available - value $60 per pair – bid $20/pair

10 A,B – “Soundings” - new music at the Nasher – it may be cabaret or chamber music, but each concert is something new – you’ll have two tickets to each of 2017-18 concert, including museum admission, two pairs available – value $200/pair, bid $60/pair

11 – Dallas Bach Society – two season tickets and receptions, including the Messiah at the Meyerson and a Bernier opera!  You’ll be there to enjoy his Brandenburg concertos on New Year’s Eve and other season highlights value $350 – bid $100

12 – Arts District Chorale – two season tickets for four concerts, two at Dallas City Performance Hall and two in area churches, You’ll hear amazing works – Honegger’s “King David – a Symphonic Psalm” with members of the Dallas Symphony, at Christmas they’ll join the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas in a “Winter Celebration,” in the spring there’ll be works by Barber and French masters, with soloist Stefan Engels, value $200, bid $60 

13 – Fort Worth Symphony at the Bass – enjoy the symphony with the Cliburn gold medalist in the fall or perhaps with Augustin Hadelich as soloist, an astonishing violinist -  you’ll have two tickets for your choice of any one concert in their Symphonic Series on weekends – value to $156, bid $50  

14 – New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving - don’t miss our 30th season with music for kids and opera lovers!   We’ll whisk you away with two season tickets - time-traveling in October to visit ancient Rome, the Steppes of Central Asia, elegant salons of Russia, then in December Debussy and Mahler’s great Symphony No. 1 (“The Titan”).  In the spring you’ll hear music from Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, and a special treat for kids and the rest of us - “An orchestra meets a dinosaur...” with Morton Gould and rap narrator and Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf. And in May, we hope to present a Mozart opera, a 100-minute version of the magical ‘Magic Flute’ – with UTA’s Opera Workshop - value to $160/pair, bid $52

... and other great items

15 – Arts&Letters Live author talk July 18 with Terry Tempest Williams -  this noted naturalist, author of the classic “Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World,” discusses our national parks – they are, she says “breathing spaces in a time when we’re all holding our breath.”  Part memoir, part natural history, part social critique, her book is designed to  make us think, discussion and book signing at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium , value $80, bid $26

16 – Champps Americana - voted “best sports bar” in Irving, you might catch some live music, lunch or dinner with all-American foods and it’s a great place to meet friends – two $25 gift certificates for a special occasion or office get-together, value $50, bid $20

17  - The Modern – two general admission tickets to the museum, with its great
café.  An architectural gem by Tadeo Anda in Fort Worth’s museum district, it has great contemporary and modern art and the noted Café Modern, value $20, bid $10

18 – Old Red Museum – the museum of Dallas history in the old red courthouse,
it’s full of fascinating history, AV’s to tell the stories of the people who settled here, four admission tickets, value $40, bid $16

19 A,B – Flowers of Las Colinas – one of the finest florists in this area, they provide the beautiful arrangements for each of our concerts and create fine designs.  Your two $25 gift certificates will provide the perfect centerpiece for a party, flowers for someone special or for your own home – value $50, bid $20

20 – Urban Cleaners at Las Colinas – a convenient, quality cleaners that supports the symphony.  Your certificate is good for $20 of dry cleaning at their locations at 4835 N. O’Connor Road in Irving – value $20, bid $10 

21 – Lawrence Jewelers – a $100 gift certificate for something special for yourself, a gift, engraving to personalize gifts for a wedding party, etc.  Does not include watch repair or consignment items, value $100 – bid $30

22 – an original painting of your choice of scene – a landscape or home or still life –by artist Lori Packlick, value $500 - bid $125

23 – three Sergio Espinosa orchestra clinics – this one will interest school orchestra directors in this area.  Each is a two-hour clinic, working with your orchestra, at your site, led by NPOI’s own music director and conductor, who has worked with students around the world– value $300 per clinic – bid $100 per clinic.

24 – Noel Photography – family or individual portrait (11x17) at your choice of location – home, a park, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area- it’s a great graduation or wedding gift! – with one 11x14 print, value $175 – bid $50

25 – an original drawing of your house and 100 imprinted note cards!  You’ll be able to wish friends a happy birthday, send invitations and thank-you’s from your house to theirs, value $160, bid $50

26 A,B – violin coaching by our own concertmaster, Edgar Valenzuela, three one-hour sessions are available– value $50/session, bid $20 each

27 A,B,D – violin coaching by our principal second violin and mariachi group member, Karen Gerardo, she also works with students in Dallas public schools - three one-hour sessions are available – value $50/session, bid $20 each

28 – Rodizio Grill, the Brazilian restaurant in Las Colinas, where “gauchos” carve the meats at tableside, and there are fresh salads and limeades, homemade desserts and a dozen rotisserie-grilled meats! – gift certificate, value $20, bid $10

29 – Lone Star Park has provided a “Track Pack” for two, good for a day at the races! - any day during their Spring Thoroughbred racing season to July 30, or Fall Quarter Horse Season, Sept. 16 through Nov. 11 – includes “preferred” parking and complimentary daily programs – value $23, bid $10

30 - “Park and ride” at the Hilton Garden Inn/DFW South – it makes traveling from DFW so easy!  Check in at their desk, park your car and take their convenient shuttle to the terminal of your flight.  Good for parking for up to 7 days.  When you’re back, their shuttles leave terminals every 30 minutes and will take you to your car – value $125, bid $40

31 – Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico offers four dancers in costume and a 30-minute performance for a party or special event.  It will add excitement to any event!  Dancers are adults performing the traditional dances of Mexico  - value $500, bid $200

32 – William Edge Salon/Arlington will give you a fresh new look for summer – with a       hair cut/style and luxurious gift basket with Aveda body care items, and you’ll enjoy getting your new look at their salon with soft music to provide a relaxing setting and natural Aveda products – In your basket are Rosemary Mint hand and body wash and body lotion with Rosemary Mint oil for body, bath and scalp – value $147, bid $50 

Thank you for bidding!